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by Kendamu
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: More Kids Watch Dragon Ball on Adult Swim Than Adults do.
Replies: 24
Views: 406

Re: More Kids Watch Dragon Ball on Adult Swim Than Adults do.

I am sorry for asking this uninspired question, but how the hell did any of you manage to watch adult swim that late in the night? Did you have permission or did you keep the TV volume really low? How did your sleep schedules get affected? I was a senior in high school when Adult Swim first started...
by Kendamu
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?
Replies: 94
Views: 1379

Re: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?

Harry Potter is no more a Space Opera than Indiana Jones or Lord of the Rings are. Star Wars was a MASSIVE overarching creative influence on the culture of movies and movie-making for decades to come up through to this day: we don't therefore just lump ALL that came after and was impacted or influe...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?
Replies: 94
Views: 1379

Re: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?

You could also say different series fit into more than one genre. There are broader genres and then you can get more specific with the nitty gritty The problem I have with that is that nearly ALL the tropes and a fair amount of main character names and backgrounds in Naruto directly reference old n...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)

It's also worth noting the Dragon Boxes are out of print, so buying them isn't legally supporting the series anyway, but rather supporting a private business owner who in most cases will rip you off. I always encourage everyone to buy whatever release they can, and as of now the 30th Blu-Rays are a...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?
Replies: 94
Views: 1379

Re: Are there other shonen you acknowledge as better written than Dragon Ball?

Not really. The "Kung Fu" genre is different than the pirate, ninja, superhero, etc. genres. Just because Naruto and Dragon Ball were aimed at the same age group doesn't mean they'll follow the same tropes and be so directly comparable. "Shinobi No Mono," a film from the 60s about ninja might be aim...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)

The best way you can own the series, through fans hard work of attaining the correct audio and subs and muxing it together with a semi corrected DB Box footage. Any other way is just silly. I guess I'll be silly, then? Like really I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or if you really think "just ...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)

The best way you can own the series, through fans hard work of attaining the correct audio and subs and muxing it together with a semi corrected DB Box footage. Any other way is just silly. I guess I'll be silly, then? Like really I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or if you really think "just ...
by Kendamu
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?
Replies: 357
Views: 6359

Re: Can DB Ever Move Past Goku?

I'd rather it not move away from Goku. Saiyans stay in their prime until they're old anyway so why not keep giving him adventures and fights and new heights in martial arts. Sure, skip to Goku training Oob and stuff but like let both Goku and Oob have some spotlight like how they did with Goku and V...
by Kendamu
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: How do you own the series? (2021 Edition)

I have VIZ's tonkoubon box sets for the original 42 volume manga (split into DB & DBZ, of course).

I have Funi's DB Blue Bricks and their recent DBZ Steelbooks.

Then I have a few other odds and ends like the Pioneer releases of DBZ movies 1-3 and a couple other gems.
by Kendamu
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I agree, unless they announce the level sets reboot these Steelbooks will be my final perfect set Perfect is not a word I would use to describe this set. It's a mediocre set at best. Will happily stick with the Dragon Boxes over these. That's fine that you like your DBox. I think you can leave it a...
by Kendamu
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I find it interesting how the extremely vocal disdain for the 30th on this forum has suddenly shifted into acceptance and apathy. I guess Funimation has finally broken the will of the hardcores. At least there isn't anyone on here arguing that these are better than the Dragon Boxes like a certain o...
by Kendamu
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I'm getting the final two steelbooks this week. I've been pretty satisfied by their quality and I don't expect to ever buy the series again after this. If you want 4:3 DBZ at a reasonable price this is the way to go.
by Kendamu
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is anyone still holding out for a new HD remaster from TOEI?
Replies: 25
Views: 1057

Re: Is anyone still holding out for a new HD remaster from TOEI?

I stopped waiting and I ordered all the Steelbooks.

I'm done waiting. I just wanna watch DBZ in 4:3.
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Johnny Yong Bosch Replaces Vic Mignogna as Broly.
Replies: 49
Views: 1900

Re: Johnny Yong Bosch Replaces Vic Mignogna as Broly.

Melee_Sovereign wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:25 am
Kind of sucks this man's reputation was ruined over lies and rumors.
Some of those "lies and rumors" have a lot of posts on this forum, y'know, and they don't appreciate your sentiment toward their factual unfortunate experience with Vic.
by Kendamu
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Yeah, the gatekeeping (in the most general sense and not accusing anyone here) is getting super old and I'm just done waiting for other people to be happy before I buy something that's just for my private viewing in my own home. I think a lot of us are just tired of waiting for permission from other...
by Kendamu
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If Toei ever announces they'll do a Blu-ray Dragon box
Replies: 32
Views: 1224

Re: If Toei ever announces they'll do a Blu-ray Dragon box

Nope! I supported Blu-ray specifically for the US and Japan to be in the same region for what I thought was the inevitable Toei DBZ Blu-rays. They never came and I'm satisfied with Funi's new DBZ Steelbooks. There's no reason for me to import DBZ anymore. The only time I did import is when the Orang...
by Kendamu
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I’m double dipping. Have the 30th anniversary and the packaging stinks so I’m getting the steelbooks too. The orange bricks and season sets were garbage and I never supported. These are watchable. I hated the 16x9 cropping. HATED. I support OAR. I’m all for widescreen if it is native. The set is wa...
by Kendamu
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

I ha e the first three and I'm almost through the first set. The 4:3 alone is enough to make this worth it for me. This is the best non-Japanese release that'll likely be finished and not cancelled part way through and it's worth every penny I paid for it. If you're still waiting on something better...
by Kendamu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks
Replies: 446
Views: 24413

Re: Dragon Ball Z 4:3 Steelbooks

Wow! Seasons 4 and 5 are being dropped only a month after Seasons 1-3! That's incredible and my wallet is gonna hate me for it! I wonder if they'll do 6 and 7 in January then 8 and 9 in February? Either way, it'll be nice to have an official 4:3 release on my shelves again even if it's no better tha...
by Kendamu
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media
Replies: 95
Views: 3386

Re: Would you pay Funimation via Kickstarter for a redub of the full Dragon Ball media

To answer the original question, if it did happen I would absolutely give it a watch. If Funimation, without my prompting them, came up with this idea on their own I'd contribute some money to help make it happen. However, I'd never go out of my own way to try and make them offer this. Their current...