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by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/31/20!)
Replies: 2009
Views: 245260

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)

I had become so accustomed to DBD's well-deserved absence after December that I double-taked when I saw the upload alert! :lol: Is there one thing that made it so clear to you that Dragon Ball's "civilian" side had changed so much? The breakdown on how out of place a secret-identity bearing super he...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Replacement DVD cover
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Replacement DVD cover

Is that Cooler's Revenge cover art a Toei illustration or a Funimation pan? I forgot how nice it looked.
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0479 (22 March 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Episode #0479 (22 March 2020)

Mike, we don't pay you, we marvel at you. Granted, now you have given us even more to marvel at. The level of detail some of these guides are going for is something I would never had expected. But it makes a lot more sense in light of having so many new er (in the scope 20 years, of course!) contrib...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to improve the image of Dragon Box?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Is it possible to improve the image of Dragon Box?

The Amazon Video Japan presentation of the movies just makes me sad now, because when they were coming out it looked like the movies had finally gotten "their due"- some of them at least. Then the blu-rays hit and they're a more benign version of what Funi's doing. :yawn:
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was the Level remastering REALLY too expensive, though? Almost certainly not.
Replies: 66
Views: 3502

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

I do not recall FUNi explicitly mentioning cost as a barrier to the Level sets, and when asked point blank in the Kanzenshuu user questions segment (where would I find that? I've found it again before but don't know what category is falls under) the respondent again said it was a number of things. T...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All in all, are you happy the revival happened?
Replies: 205
Views: 25424

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

I was and firmly am in the mindset that Dragon Ball ended in 1995~6 and the all subsequent material is just extra, so that really dampens any desire of mine to get too flustered about anything. The social element of taking in new Dragon Ball material at the same time the world over is probably the b...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So.. About Frieza training for four months.
Replies: 3
Views: 5315

Re: So.. About Frieza training for four months.

Trying to calculate the rate of Freeza's strength gains to the day assumes his species grows at a comically absurd rate like the Saiyans do, as if Freeza was running himself ragged then chowing on senzu beans the way Goku was on the way to Namek. And that is probably true to a point, what with his h...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?
Replies: 24
Views: 8332

Re: Did Dragon Ball sleep on utilizing an angry Goku?

Whenever I ponder this, I always conclude that I don't want Goku to be angrier, I just want to know he's invested in how high stakes the Piccolo-on fights are. But funny enough, adult Goku's usual attitude is the better one to have in those situations. If you're going to paralyze Nappa for making a ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.
Replies: 21
Views: 10037

Re: Did Dragon Ball Get Lucky?-The Good Faith Version.

It is easy to downplay a lot of its success if you downplay what can pass as popular in Dragon Ball's pop culture sphere. Say "It's Jump success doesn't matter because a lot of Jump mega hits are puerile " or "Sure it has a long cultural tail, so do Transformers and Pokemon ". It was part of a genre...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?
Replies: 26
Views: 7807

Re: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?

I'm not finding any of the old comparison shots at a glance either. So do we think Toei assigned the movie transfers to different people across the two versions? You would think it would be easier for them to be consistent, it would be a shame if the best version really was stream only, if only for ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?
Replies: 26
Views: 7807

Re: Do the DBZ Season Set Blu-rays use the original broadcast audio?

Funi's HD releases of the Z movies, while worthy of critcism, remain about the same quality as the Blu-rays available in Japan, but have been available several years longer, etc. etc. etc. so clearly they don't care about a release being superior). You think so? I know the transfer quality changed ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?
Replies: 70
Views: 6989

Re: Is there a general consensus on what the worst movie is?

I don't think I've see n the Broly sequels all the way through on account of their reputation! In light of that I think I'd give it to Android 13, Cooler 2 and Lord Slug are similarly by-the-numbers but have slightly more redeeming features. Lord Slug in particular is delightfully mean-spirited star...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

I find my fondest memories of these sorts things are people driven, so playing through Budokai 1 and to a lesser extent Budokai 3 with various friends and following FUNimation's releases of the movies with one of those come to my mind first. We tied Broly 1's American release to a birthday after-par...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Vegeta's Assist in the defeat of Cell Manga vs Anime
Replies: 10
Views: 4929

Re: Vegeta's Assist in the defeat of Cell Manga vs Anime

The anime version saw a great opportunity and took it, it just chose to go about it in a way that undermined Vegeta. The manga's version is simple by compare but is both an actual surprise - last we saw Vegeta he was on the ground and had seemingly given up- and some actual comeuppance for Vegeta af...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!
Replies: 10
Views: 8234

Re: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!

I do wonder if the iterative sequels were a necessary evil to kick of the annual home console game process again. I would love to be a fly on the wall at Namco to see how far ahead they plan these games. I think we can actually throw around what the real "dark time" was. The early 2000s were mostly ...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DVD question
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: DVD question

You cannot replace the audio track on the original discs themselves. You can make high quality copies of the video in a format that supports multiple audio tracks (.mkv being a popular one), and add the broadcast audio to that video copy. I am not sure if you could rip a 1:1 ISO and replace the Japa...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0474 (14 July 2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 5017

Re: Episode #0474 (14 July 2019)

I was not into Dragon Ball enough to be curious about the home video market at the time, just savvy enough to know I was watching a punched-up English dub and obviously the cast switch, but I was almost waiting for Mike to say "We have this thing, we are capable of giving it to you, but we won't." T...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Is the Budokai/Budokai Tenkaichi games bad?
Replies: 26
Views: 7676

Re: Is the Budokai/Budokai Tenkaichi games bad?

The biggest thorn they've left us is the silly expectation that every Dragon Ball game with a character select screen should have 120+ characters because Spike broke some eternal franchise-wide ceiling that must be respected, on weaker hardware, with no thought for the time allotted and needs of a g...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 13474

Re: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters

The younger staff with more wide-ranging tastes definitely have an effect on the characters being more queer and gender and sex non-conforming. It also helps that there us a genuine fandom for queer characters and themes. Otaku are by nature queer, even if their relationships with 3D partners are h...
by BlazingFiddlesticks
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: When Will We Ever Get Out of the Boo Fight - End of Z Rift?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9519

Re: When Will We Ever Get Out of the Boo Fight - End of Z Rift?!

It's funny because there's another sizeable window in the 7 year gap between Cell and Buu that they could use but refuse not to. I wonder why? Granted, the depths of power were more firmly established between points A and B then, plus there wouldn't be Goten and Trunks to use, but they still could ...