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by Kendamu
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 528
Views: 14763

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Absolutely not! "Modernizing" the show with replacement BGM takes out a huge part of the show's soul because that BGM feels like the BGM from the Kung Fu movies that inspired Toriyama.

Taking that BGM away from DBZ is like saying DBZ would be better without martial arts
by Kendamu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.
Replies: 66
Views: 4144

Re: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.

I'm sure I'm not the first person to say this, but I'm thoroughly convinced that this was ready to go in 4:3 before the Blu-ray season sets came out and they cropped it to 16:9 despite what fans voted for in the survey about DBZ Blu-rays. They're just selling the season sets to us again in a special...
by Kendamu
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Good old days of Dragonball websites.
Replies: 41
Views: 2340

Re: The Good old days of Dragonball websites.

I was more of a Geocities kind of guy. I was all about GeoCities, too! I had at least one Dragon Ball fansite dedicated to what I learned about "ki" (breathing and shouting techniques) in relation to my Taekwondo training. Some of it got a little too far out there for practical use but my site was ...
by Kendamu
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 44703

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

If we're gonna speak anecdotally, it's gotten harder for LGBTQ folks (especially of the T variety) thanks to Republicans since about 2016 or so. I can't even say "Piccolo is canon asexual and there are asexual folks who see themselves in the character" without some guy chaining alt-Right conspiracy ...
by Kendamu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 44703

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Relative this level of nonsense and what they have to put up with almost daily, both Kendamu and Julie here have been nothing less than straight-up saintly to you in their level or patience and restraint in this fucking thread. I try and behave when I make appearances on this forum. I have lifelong...
by Kendamu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 28772

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

It's even sillier to look at when the folks I see getting wrapped up in it don't even have access to the products they're trying to promote. the way I process Dragon Ball is different than how they process Dragon Ball so it's best that we just let each other do our own thing. Huh... Shouldn't you p...
by Kendamu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421119

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

The raw unfortunately does not look as good in motion and making it reasonably presentable is a lot of work. It really is a huge undertaking. I believe they could do it, but they would need to plan it a little better than they did this remaster, or the Level Sets remaster. Both suffered from differ...
by Kendamu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 28772

Re: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?

The revival of the franchise has afforded me some great opportunities! I've been to some cool places, some fun DB events, and made some really good friends from doing so! I've also experienced some hardship from it but I think I came out stronger for it! Some folks also think I've squandered my oppo...
by Kendamu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421119

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

Got some snapsnots from Steve's raw transfer is anyone cares to add to the comparisons https://i.postimg.cc/Cnxct8Dp/screenshot014.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/PNXVNg7V/screenshot015.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/GHNX7Hm6/screenshot017.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yJCvKt9P/screenshot018.jpg https://i.postimg.cc...
by Kendamu
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast
Replies: 358
Views: 11930

Re: Rumor: Disney Developing New Live-Action Dragon Ball Movie With Asian Cast

Dragon Ball is born from Toriyama's love of Kung Fu cinema. If whoever is working on this rumored project keeps that in mind, they could end up making something at least as good as Dragon Tiger Gate (you can watch it on Netflix in the USA). DTG was adapted from a Chinese comic and is a very good mov...
by Kendamu
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release
Replies: 4795
Views: 421119

Re: Funimations 30th anniversary collectible home video release

It's interesting how the watery line work on from the Cell Game that's present on the Blu-ray sets are also present on the 30th Anniversary sets.

And what's this I've read on Twitter about Funi adding fake grain on top of the footage as a form of damage control?
by Kendamu
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 44703

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

You are free to interpret Piccolo however you like. If him being a plant alien in a strange world resonates with someone being nonbinary, then all the power to you. You seem to throw out a lot of strawman arguments - acknowledging something that is blatantly related to identity politics as such is ...
by Kendamu
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 44703

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Hi. There's not a ton of positive queer representation in mainstream media. If there is representation it's often subtext only. Because of this we tend to interpret a lot of characters in our own completely valid way. If you're not into the idea of Piccolo being NB or Ace in the same context that a...
by Kendamu
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 44703

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

Hi. There's not a ton of positive queer representation in mainstream media. If there is representation it's often subtext only. Because of this we tend to interpret a lot of characters in our own completely valid way. If you're not into the idea of Piccolo being NB or Ace in the same context that an...
by Kendamu
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution
Replies: 25
Views: 5624

Re: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution

Did they though? “Full Power” Super Saiyan wasn’t really a separate form. "Did they, though?" Yes, they did skip over SS2 and 3. Also, while FPSS wasnt a separate form, it was a distinct thing that the other characters noticed when Goku and Gohan emerged from the RoSaT and the amount of "ki" Goku w...
by Kendamu
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution
Replies: 25
Views: 5624

Re: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution

They also skipped over Super Saiyan 2 and 3 and we haven't really seen Full Power Super Saiyan for a very long time. I was thinking that they were wanting to keep a certain flow and too many transformations at once would kill that flow. Did they though? “Full Power” Super Saiyan wasn’t really a sep...
by Kendamu
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution
Replies: 25
Views: 5624

Re: The future of Kaioken Blue and Blue Evolution

They also skipped over Super Saiyan 2 and 3 and we haven't really seen Full Power Super Saiyan for a very long time. I was thinking that they were wanting to keep a certain flow and too many transformations at once would kill that flow.
by Kendamu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball and its priority in your life
Replies: 50
Views: 12583

Re: Does Dragon Ball takes priority

Personally, I use whatever it is that I love (in this case it's Dragon Ball) as a way of inspiring myself toward accomplishing my real world goals. I took it a bit literally and went into martial arts, but you dont have to! You can apply the "I can overcome anything if I stay positive and keep at it...
by Kendamu
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 5637
Views: 441472

Re: Vic Mignogna

rather hear the turth and Vic lose than stuff just being thrown out That is Vic "losing". The judge was constantly giving Ty chances to prove it had merit, and Ty failed. If Ty wasn't going to take it seriously, why should Chupp? by asking for context constantly when it's pretty obvious obvious fro...
by Kendamu
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 4392

Re: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

You know, I get most of the sentiments expressed in this thread. I only have one question... What's everyone's deal with the music? I thought that, aside from the instruments themselves, it was an improvement in virtually every way! It's my favorite anime soundtrack to date; It's even inspired me t...