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by ABED
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Elements of DB that look dated
Replies: 8
Views: 112

Re: Elements of DB that look dated

Goku is an idiot and no people today don't prefer smarter heroes. People have always been drawn to characters who are good at what they do, and Goku is great at fighting. Roshi's perversion is very dated as is much of the sexual humor. Dirty jokes aren't a problem but I do think Roshi being an attem...
by ABED
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

A lot of the Boo saga filler was self-contained arcs or segments, and while of course the fights against Boo are longer in the anime than the manga...you can say the same for any anime fight. The problem with Namek is the bulk of the filler in the latter half was just to extend Goku Vs. Freeza, alo...
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?
Replies: 110
Views: 1609

Re: Does English Dragon Ball need higher profile actors?

What does this have to do with DB?
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish
Replies: 66
Views: 733

Re: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish

I don't have data to back it up but my guess is they sold about as well as they expected, maybe a little worse and I stress a little. Not so much they'd abandon it before completion but it didn't do well enough to release any of the other series.
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish
Replies: 66
Views: 733

Re: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish

It was a given that it was limited. Why would a high priced set with different episode titles that defaults to a foreign language be anything other than a limited release? Not saying there isn't logic behind making it a limited release, but you'd think they would have said that from the get-go. Hec...
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

I agree about the Saiyan arc and Namek arc filler, but the Buu arc filler worked in its favor? It's an arc that's already too long to begin with. A lot of the Boo saga filler was self-contained arcs or segments, and while of course the fights against Boo are longer in the anime than the manga...you...
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish
Replies: 66
Views: 733

Re: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish

-The fact that FUNimation's Dragon Boxes for DBZ were only described as a limited-run DVD series after the fact. Was it really? That was my understanding going in - it was a limited release. FUNimation made no mention of that in their initial press release for them, though. Actually, their initial ...
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish
Replies: 66
Views: 733

Re: I still don't get why FUNI never redubbed DBZ from start to finish

-The fact that FUNimation's Dragon Boxes for DBZ were only described as a limited-run DVD series after the fact. Was it really? That was my understanding going in - it was a limited release. If no one could reach a fairly obvious conclusion that a release catering to an audience for the original Ja...
by ABED
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

I agree about the Saiyan arc and Namek arc filler, but the Buu arc filler worked in its favor? It's an arc that's already too long to begin with.
by ABED
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 772673

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

That's true, but I still say that is more of a reflection of the writing than on Krillin's character. I'm not sure what you mean. Kuririn's character is characterized through the writing. Right...and his deaths weren't so much a reflection on his character as on the plot. I guess I should have said...
by ABED
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 772673

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I love Kuririn, but he's usually canon fodder. All of Goku's deaths were him going out like a champ. Kuririn's deaths were pretty much just used to motivate the hero. That's true, but I still say that is more of a reflection of the writing than on Krillin's character. I'm not sure what you mean. Ku...
by ABED
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball DVD/Blu-ray Menus
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Dragon Ball DVD/Blu-ray Menus

The 3D DVD menus on some of the singles were pretty cool. I wish they had done that for every one of them. Were they anaglyph? Because that is really cool if true. I don't know what that means, and maybe 3D isn't the right term. The menus for the Freeza discs were a computer generated interior of G...
by ABED
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 772673

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I love Kuririn, but he's usually canon fodder. All of Goku's deaths were him going out like a champ. Kuririn's deaths were pretty much just used to motivate the hero.
by ABED
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball DVD/Blu-ray Menus
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Dragon Ball DVD/Blu-ray Menus

The 3D DVD menus on some of the singles were pretty cool. I wish they had done that for every one of them.
by ABED
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

Writing an outline of what you think would work and saying reanimate it isn't convincing. There's no way to tell from bullet points how the pacing will feel. 10 minutes from the time we begin the episode and establish Gohan, where everyone is after the time skip, establishing a mood, to Raditz showi...
by ABED
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

Kai didn't cover too few chapters, it just did so poorly. The Saiyan arc is only, what, 48 chapters? Dragon Ball chapters are usually only 15 pages long, too. Covering four chapters per episode (60 pages) isn't too much to ask for, especially if you make some cha ges to better fit the different med...
by ABED
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

It wasn't meant to be the best version of the story. It's just meant to adhere closer to Toriyama's manga, for better or worse.
Kai honestly feels like if DBZ Abridged somehow got a TV-level budget(and I say that as a fan of DBZ Abridged).
What does that mean?
by ABED
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

Some of the pacing feels off, but the fights move SO much better when we aren't constantly interrupted by cutting back to whatever the hell Chichi or Bulma are up to.
by ABED
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage
Replies: 46
Views: 665

Re: I feel like the slow pacing for DBZ in the anime and filler works to its advantage

Kai wasn't meant to be the definitive version of the anime that adhered closer to the presentation of the manga. It was a cheap release to celebrate an anniversary and give an idea of what it would look like. I honesty have no issue with them skipping straight to Z since DB is readily available.