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by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

You mean according to you and how do you know it makes less sense than a direct confrontation? Does he do any better when he's attacking up close in their battle? Raditz is Goku's brother and it doesn't really inform much. That's really the extent of his backstory - he's Goku's brother. He'd still ...
by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

Hardly mental gymnastics. He wants to keep his distance so long range attacks make sense. Stop reaching for reasons to hate on it. GT has plenty of faults this isn't one You don't have to like it but I'm not dressing it up simply pointing out that it's not a cliche. It's solid fundamental storytell...
by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

For a franchise that has very little long lasting consequences, it's very impressive. The idea of one, much less four main characters (including Goku) remaining dead is something we didn't even get in the original manga, and will never get in Super. Fan fic ? those events were already set up in the...
by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

It's a trope but a solid one. Life doesn't have a get out of jail free card, but reversals make for good storytelling. I would argue that reversals are one of the most important techniques in storytelling. It's classic out of the frying pan into the fire. It's also a scenario that was set up well b...
by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

People enjoy it (or the idea at least) because not only was it continuing a plot point established in Toriyama's manga, it was the perfect arc for the franchise to go out on. What better way to end DB than by having the very thing that started it turn on the cast, only for them to lose the Dragon B...
by Kodoshin
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

What cliche? I like that the cast is focused. I don't know how you develop other characters beyond the main trio when for the bulk of the series, they're on Earth. It's really unsatisfying to keep cutting back and forth. No, please go on about how the Super 17 arc misrepresented his fighting style....
by Kodoshin
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How to properly watch GT ?
Replies: 204
Views: 4114

Re: How to properly watch GT ?

Back on the subject on the original post I agree with the TC that the series is an absolute pain to watch. It does seem like a drop in "maturity" from a show aimed at 10 year olds to a show aimed at 5 or less in my opinion. One thing that seems to happen anytime people criticize GT though is that so...
by Kodoshin
Thu May 21, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 34042
Views: 2608286

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

I can understand people being nervous about this arc's conclusion, whatever it may be. I feel like Dragon Ball, and shonen in general is actually quite a bit like professional wrestling. What do I mean? I mean that you can put up with unsatisfying fight endings as long as when the main event comes a...
by Kodoshin
Sat May 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga censorship
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: Manga censorship

Things seemed to be headed in the right direction with the manga until Viz started putting their version of Shonen Jump on newsstands. From that point forward it seemed that they really went to town with the alterations.
by Kodoshin
Tue May 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What do you think of Goku in Toyotaro's Dragon Ball Super?
Replies: 24
Views: 1508

Re: What do you think of Goku in Toyotaro's Dragon Ball Super?

I think this whole thread has made me think Goku has a lot of the same qualities and problems as Homer Simpson. Similarly I feel like their problems mainly come from being in something that's probably going to go on in perpetuity.
by Kodoshin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You are put in charge of the entire Dragon Ball Franchise what you do ?
Replies: 110
Views: 49613

Re: You are put in charge of the entire Dragon Ball Franchise what you do ?

In charge of the whole franchise eh? I'd sunset the property after making an anime version of the current manga arc. We've had a few cool moments but overall I feel like this revival has actually been bad for the series. That said I'd take merchandising in bold new directions before pulling the plug...
by Kodoshin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?
Replies: 55
Views: 5059

Re: So how does one *correctly* hug their fans?

As an older fellow I've always found the concept of a hug like this from, essentially, a complete stranger to be freaky at best. I guess it's a little different in a controlled environment like a convention, but I still cannot understand the appeal at all. I remember once, I was leaving a hockey pla...
by Kodoshin
Mon May 20, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 34042
Views: 2608286

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

I have to say after this chapter I'm really starting to get into this arc. Really looking forward to where it goes.
by Kodoshin
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 7621
Views: 650551

Re: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread

I'd really love to see some original DB characters someday. That notwithstanding, I love everything about this game anyway. My dream character at this point would be Bacterian.
by Kodoshin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14404
Views: 1062643

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Just got back from the long anticipated showing. That was freaking incredible. Even having almost everything spoiled already I was massively entertained. Highest recommendation.
by Kodoshin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: In defense of 18's hated line from Episode 131...
Replies: 62
Views: 3171

Re: In defense of 18's hated line from Episode 131...

18 fights on the side of the main cast, but she has never shown much in the way of a moral alignment with them. I feel the line was consistent with her character. Not everyone is likable. That she would be that materialistic might be chilling to some, but there are people like that in this world too.
by Kodoshin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would it be a better idea to replace Nozawa before she passes away?
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Would it be a better idea to replace Nozawa before she passes away?

She has obviously, at this point, earned the right to call her own shot. It's definitely going to happen someday. Gonna be hard to deal with when it does :(
by Kodoshin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 7621
Views: 650551

Re: "Dragon Ball FighterZ" Official Discussion Thread

I was cautiously optimistic for how Bardock would play in this game, but he's even better than I hoped. As much as it pained me to do it I had to dump Vegeta and his amazing assist from my main team to make room for him. Broly also looks like a ton of fun to play. Really feel like they knocked both ...
by Kodoshin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What made you switch over to the Japanese version?
Replies: 156
Views: 22402

Re: What made you switch over to the Japanese version?

I found almost every aspect of the dub distasteful. What drove me over the edge? It was a combination of everything I think. I found myself especially irked by the replacement music and the nonsensical writing that created whole new plotholes. I also found the way they wrote Freeza in season 3 to be...
by Kodoshin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Episode Discussion Archive
Topic: Super Episode 130 (18 March 2018)
Replies: 565
Views: 69124

Re: Super Episode 130 (18 March 2018)

Even though he has been a terribly boring opponent for Goku, I think if Jiren became one of the gang he could be fun. It'd give us a non Saiya-jin in an important role and I think his total lack of a personality could make him a hilarious straight man to play off of Goku. Edit: Basically a replaceme...