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by Majin Buu
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A Change of Heart
Replies: 35
Views: 470

Re: A Change of Heart

Jiren, ironically. Despite sounding like a pretty flat character when I first heard about him, he's grown on me a little as a concept since he genuinely represents something new for a major Dragon Ball antagonist (something I've always given Zamasu credit for): An anti-hero who on paper is supposed ...
by Majin Buu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Has Super's reputation softened or hardened since it ended?
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Has Super's reputation softened or hardened since it ended?

The irony for me is that I was very apathetic towards Super and did not watch the anime at all during its run, let alone read the manga. I had no interest because I figured it would ultimately just be more of the same (which sounds like it mostly was). Zamasu I always gave credit for being a genuine...
by Majin Buu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 1179

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

No problem, just as a remind, it's right after the "Goku's theme" sequence. Also, there is M1220, I don't recognize the motif in that track, but the whole calm part after the piano intro (before the short action sequence in the ending) reminds me of the Super Saiyan theme, but as a calm variant, bu...
by Majin Buu
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 1179

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

Actually, you can disagree with me, but I'm pretty sure in Movie 5 the Super Saiyan Motif appears as a variant, when Goku is about to transform in SSJ right after he holds that dead bird, it plays 3 notes that are very similar to Super Saiyan theme first sequence for me. But I think you're right ab...
by Majin Buu
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?
Replies: 44
Views: 1179

Re: Any DB character themes that are as prominent as Piccolo’s from the original?

To add to all this, there is a leitmotif for the Saiyans that originated in the TV series at the start of Z and shows up going forward in the movies as the Super Saiyan theme. It first shows up in the movies when Goku goes "Super Saiyan" against Slug in Movie 4 and plays more or less every time a ch...
by Majin Buu
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5732

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

Me? Not really. Sorry if it seemed that way, I'm bad at not coming off as a dickbag when I share a strongly-held opinion. But in general, it does frustrate me to see elitism for any particular version. But, on the other hand, I do think it's sensible to acknowledge the difference. Main reason I quo...
by Majin Buu
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5732

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

My personal hills The whole Dub vs sub that exists to this day is insufferable to read in 2020. the fans of either version (yes, both sides) who throw jabs at each other and/or their preferred version needs to stop. Agreed. Not sure if these are criticizing me specifically or not, but I want to res...
by Majin Buu
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 5732

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

My personal hills?

Funimation's dub of Dragon Ball Z and the original Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z are not the same show.

Funimation dub fans and Japanese DBZ fans are not fans of the same show.

Funimation's dub fractured the western fan base more than a faithful dub would have.
by Majin Buu
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "You're a Weeb"
Replies: 78
Views: 2528

Re: "You're a Weeb"

This may sound cheesy and preachy, but I don't really care how one watches and enjoys DB. Like watching in English? You win. Japanese? You win too. In the end we are watching the same shows . The bolded part of your statement ignores just how much of DBZ was altered with Funimation's dub. This is a...
by Majin Buu
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 5614

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

Baby is ultimately what his name indicates: A childish being whose motives were just an excuse to feed his own ego. I think it's pretty clear that he doesn't actually give a damn about his subjects and only keeps the useful ones close to him until he has to save his own skin.
by Majin Buu
Tue May 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings?
Replies: 132
Views: 6847

Re: SAY-IN - SPECIAL BEAM CAN-IN - SUN GOKU - DESTRUCTO DISK | Why does Dragon Ball STILL suffer with these shortcomings

That's the big disconnect in these discussions. A lot of these people on the dub side just straight up don't care. I can't speak for every dub fan but I'm more of a take everything as they come type of person. I'd rather things be accurate but I also don't care about changes that don't bother me. A...
by Majin Buu
Thu May 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima
Replies: 105
Views: 4389

Re: “There is nothing to learn from Dragon Ball,” says Akira Toriyama’s editor, Kazuhiko Torishima

I think online discussions would be pretty boring if everyone subscribed to that line of thinking, especially when it comes to Dragon Ball. I agree with Sadala to an extent. I think most of the online Dragon Ball fandom could stand to take this franchise a little less seriously. I've personally nev...
by Majin Buu
Fri May 15, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.
Replies: 354
Views: 7977

Re: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.

Isn't this what dragon ball has become, despite the main characters still being around ? Exactly, which is why it should be allowed to end, not continue. I get that the topic of the thread is deliberately set on the premise of "if Dragon Ball is forced to continue", but the actual solution is to ju...
by Majin Buu
Fri May 15, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.
Replies: 354
Views: 7977

Re: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.

Because Gohan is both a reluctant hero and to earnest. The feel and tone of DB fits Goku like a glove. Also, Gohan is simply not proactive enough to be the lead. Exactly. Gohan doesn't display a whole lot of agency in the stuff that happens to him. He's a mostly reactionary character. Goku works as...
by Majin Buu
Wed May 13, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Original BGM with the broadcast audio
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Original BGM with the broadcast audio

Since it's the topic of the thread:

I've seen the original broadcast audio talked about quite a bit here and know that it is very sought after.

But does it improve the experience of watching the show enough to recommend seeking it out? Or is it just something hardcore completionists pursue?
by Majin Buu
Tue May 12, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.
Replies: 354
Views: 7977

Re: Your ideal Dragon Ball sequel.

Neko Majin Z is already kind of a sequel. It wouldn't take much to rework that into a proper continuation: - It's set in the Dragon Ball universe. - Goku isn't the main character (that seems to be what many people here want). - Z is an amusing character in his own right and could serve similar story...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

No, I get it. The Buu Arc works really well as a self parody. I'm not even talking about that. Even before I started to view the Buu arc that way, the whole thing just worked for me in a way that it clearly doesn't for a lot of people. And the reasons people give for why it's bad just never mattere...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

It_Is_Ayna_You_Flips wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:30 pm
If the joke had been funny, I probably wouldn't have minded Gotenks at all.
It was funny for me. But then, I view the Buu arc differently than most people do.
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

There were multiple moments in the saga where Goten and Trunks said they will take the fight seriously and get their revenge on Buu for killing multiple innocent people, including their family members, so it makes sense that people expected him to be different than the way he was portrayed. I didn'...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise
Replies: 45
Views: 1773

Re: Gotenks is by far the most annoying canon character of the entire franchise

Gotenks is meant to be something of a joke character (like Mr.Satan), given the way Toriyama uses him to lampshade a lot of the series' clichés. Given that the Buu saga itself is kind of a joke, Gotenks fits right in with that (and in a way he's the perfect embodiment of the Buu arc itself: Some lik...