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by batistabus
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

All I'll say is this is the Goku Toriyama has said he hated in the movie portrayals. The Goku who seems like a really good guy; the Goku who is Superman. He needs to stop talking about friendship and protecting the Earth, and all that stuff. That's the kind of thing Goku derivatives like Naruto, Lu...
by batistabus
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

If Goku's gonna give Moro a chance to go down fighting, I don't see any option other than letting him be healed. So there's that... If Moro ever could be spared, he would need a way to satiate his hunger. His need to feed is his primary motivation. Even if they could just beat him up if he tried any...
by batistabus
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Another thing is that Goku doesn't like to kill or continue fighting someone who is already defeated. He's not much of an executioner. But I don't see what that has to do with fighting as an Earthling, unless he just means "I'm going to be myself". We got sketches and the Goku on the bottom has been...
by batistabus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I liked the pacing of this chapter. There were a lot of panels without dialogue with a focus on poses or facial expressions. It almost made it feel slow, but not in a way that I disliked. After all of the build-up for MnG from RoF until now, what we got here feels like a proper payoff. So many impac...
by batistabus
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I don't understand why people assume Moro's ability was ever infallibly passive. By what mechanism? Moro's ability is limited by Moro, just like is the case for every ability for every other character in this series. This isn't a card game or an RPG. There's no law of the universe that dictates "whe...
by batistabus
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 43
Views: 2190

Re: The Super Re-Read

I have to say, I do prefer Super with <20 pages compared to ~45 pages. I think Toyotaro definitely has the skill as a mangaka to put out a longer, monthly manga, and I like that we get more content nowadays, but I think the shorter chapters better serve the flow of Dragon Ball. I will also say that ...
by batistabus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 43
Views: 2190

Re: The Super Re-Read

Is there anything in particular that you guys love about this arc that you think deserves highlighting? I just think this arc nails what it's going for. The humor, the energy, the novelty, the characters....everything is on point. I like the more serious arcs of Super just fine, but I have two main...
by batistabus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The future of Merusu following DBS manga chapter 63
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: The future of Merusu following DBS manga chapter 63

In the first arc of DB, Shenlong says he can grant any wish, so just because it's stated that the Super Dragon Balls can grant any wish, there still might be exceptions. Dragon Balls cannot grant wishes that affect entities superior to the creator of the Dragon Balls. Assuming the same rules apply t...
by batistabus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 43
Views: 2190

Re: The Super Re-Read

I would assume that Toyotarou definitely had access to the script, but given his tendency to favour reference rather than drawing from memory (as he'd probably have to do if he'd viewed even extensive portions of the film beforehand) makes me wonder whether he had access to copies of storyboard doc...
by batistabus
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

It makes ZERO sense for Goku to NOT be able to tap into the full UI from now on at will . Goku has spent 6 MONTHS training to literal near death with an Angel in a special time chamber no less. It’s been years and 2 arcs since he first tapped into UI. Goku has definitely EARNED it now. Stop downpla...
by batistabus
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

The question is not "is Merus important enough to Goku", it's "is Merus' sacrifice enough to trigger a substantial shock to Goku' emotions". To me, the answer is a clear yes. It has nothing to do with how close Goku and Merus are, how much they love each other, or whatever. Merus was Goku's mentor, ...
by batistabus
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Regarding the ongoing conversation, the arc's not done. Since Vegeta explained the feature of Forced Spirit Fission as being able to defuse, I'm pretty sure we're going to see that at some point. That's pretty much the coolest application of the technique, so it would be weird not to see it, althoug...
by batistabus
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 43
Views: 2190

Re: The Super Re-Read

Since these chapters were never officially released by Viz, I had a hard time finding a readable version online... I remember being really impressed with this manga when it first came out. Specifically, I really liked the way Goku and Freeza were drawn compared to the anime. Some of the promo art fo...
by batistabus
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The Super Re-Read
Replies: 43
Views: 2190

Re: The Super Re-Read

I really love the BoG movie, and I don't think a manga-fied version was necessary. I'm glad Freeza and Broly were skipped. That being said, these chapters do a well-enough job of summing up the events without leaving out anything completely necessary (other than the Monaka reference which is shoe-ho...
by batistabus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Before it turns out he actually did, if this ever is true, I would like to take the chance to say that I fully believe that Toriyama was quite involved with this chapter. Props to Toyotaro if that was all from him, though, because he perfectly nailed down Goku this time around. I don't see anything...
by batistabus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I forgot to say...Whis whisked everyone away without Jaco seeing it. There has finally been a limit placed on Jaco's eyesight!!
by batistabus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Lord Beerus wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:20 pm
I don't know why Gohan telling Dende to heal Piccolo made me laugh. Like... Gohan... you are so much stronger than Piccolo.
Piccolo has a hole in his chest. Gohan with a rage boost couldn't even make Moro flinch, so they're both useless as fighters.
by batistabus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

Really enjoyed this chapter. I've liked Merus from the beginning, so I'm glad he got such a nice sendoff. He didn't come to kill Moro, he came to make up for his "failure" as a master and finish Goku's training. He went out with a smile. Very heartwarming. The flashback conversation in the RoSaT was...
by batistabus
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The All-Purpose Bardock & Goku Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: The All-Purpose Bardock & Goku Thread

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by batistabus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 35041
Views: 2727578

Re: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread

I think Toyotaro gets too much flack for his anatomy issues. He's drawing a cartoon, not an anatomy textbook. There are plenty of issues you can nitpick in the DBS manga (and the original manga), but most of them are not distracting unless you're looking for them. Often, the neck issues are how Toyo...