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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: 228
Views: 4129

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: 228
Views: 4129

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: 228
Views: 4129

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: 1695

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: 3177

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: 126
Views: 3650

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: 3025

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: 4991

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: 4991

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: 13
Views: 842

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: 4991

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: 1470

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: 1470

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: 1470

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: 1470

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...
by Majin Buu
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What fans want VS real-life released products.
Replies: 60
Views: 1267

Re: What fans want VS real-life released products.

I'd say fan input is more appropriate for merchandise, since (little to) nothing is affected creatively and since it's ultimately the fans that will be spending money on it. But I'm in agreement with those that say listening to fans for creative decisions typically shouldn't be done. Fans don't alwa...
by Majin Buu
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Would Happen If Pure Evil Buu Absorbed Kid Buu?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: What Would Happen If Pure Evil Buu Absorbed Kid Buu?

My theory is that Evil Buu is just the evil within Buu given form. He's an extension of the Buu he came from rather than a transformation, and ceases to exist as an individual entity when he rejoins with his other half. If Kid Buu somehow steamed all of the evil out of himself like Fat Buu did for E...
by Majin Buu
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?
Replies: 51
Views: 1469

Re: So, did DBZ Movie 14, and everything after scratched your DB itch?

For me, it was Dragon Ball Fighterz, a video game, that prompted my most recent Dragon Ball kick, during which I finally sat down and watched GT in its entirety (and wound up appreciating it more than I did in the past) after re-watching all 13 movies, which ended up scratching the itch. None of the...
by Majin Buu
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season
Replies: 34
Views: 999

Re: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season

What I'm hoping is that they're only going to help get shows made to have more to sell, which I'm all for. Kai's Buu arc wouldn't have happened without outside influence, so hopefully it's just more of that. I'm also hoping that's all this is, just a way for them to have a bigger cut of the profits.
by Majin Buu
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season
Replies: 34
Views: 999

Re: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season

What I'm afraid is going to happen is that we're going to start seeing multiple versions of these shows, the intended version released in Japan, and an edited/altered version for the west. So in essence, Funimation could potentially take us back to the days of "reversioning". I can't go back to that.