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by Skar
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7940

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

Especially since Boruto, if I'm not mistaken, is very unpopular and isn't doing well in sales, it was even dropped out of weekly jump. This is despite Boruto being the official sequel of Naruto Shippuden and supervised by Kishimoto himself. So it's not like Super had "everything handed to him" just...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7940

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

Compare TV ratings, box office revenue and merch sales. Super outdid the rest of the series and GT didn't do as well as Z. DBS had the lowest TV ratings out of any DB series including Kai. TV ratings are declining in general so it might not be the best measure of success. The recent movies had the ...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 75147
Views: 5659579

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread

I also think this is likely, but there's still a chance they cut out the anime entirely and focus on movies instead. If they can bring in even half the numbers DS is currently doing, wouldn't it make more sense financially to release a movie every 2 years instead of every 3-4 ? Broly's budget was a...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why has DB gone so crazy with new forms?
Replies: 64
Views: 1800

Re: Why has DB gone so crazy with new forms?

I feel a concept becomes less iconic the more often it's repeated in story. Even as a kid, I thought SSJ3 was going too far and would've preferred SSJ2 or "Ascended SSJ" was the last transformation. I've read a lot of fanfiction/comics so my reaction to new transformations in DBS as been the same an...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Compared to Super's Version of Goku, He was More Ruthless as a Kid
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: Compared to Super's Version of Goku, He was More Ruthless as a Kid

I had this comment in the DB manga thread but it was when chapter 64 was released so it was lost in the comments...or maybe it was dumb so no one wanted to reply :?. I could be wrong since this is only my interpretation of Goku's development. Goku was more willing to kill in DB like he when he wiped...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 33831
Views: 2144503

Re: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread

I think all these estimates could be accurate since the gap between these characters seems to be small. If Beerus is a 1, all the characters implied to be stronger than him (Vegetto, Jiren, Broly, Gogeta, MUI, and Angel Moro), might still be between 1 and 2. Also this chapter implies that MUI is mor...
by Skar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7940

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

I dont know, I dont see any reason why it wouldn't be, but I guess we'll have to wait 15 years and see if some mangaka specifically mentions Super as being an influence on them. To be honest, I don't see that happening. A revival is to celebrate a popular series which is why we get so much fan serv...
by Skar
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

it really isn’t up to Toei to make a new Dragon Ball series with Toriyama. That actually falls into the owners if SJ since Toei is just an animation partner. It’s obvious that Super was rushed because of the success of Resurrection ‘F’ and they wanted to strike when the iron was hot. While Toei pro...
by Skar
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

Sailor Moon Crystal had similar production issues despite it being bi-monthly. And most new series starts as manga in Japan. There are very few anime originals that isn’t based on a manga or legecy series. That and Toei actually didn’t have much say in Super’s rush production since the actual owner...
by Skar
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

In my opinion, writing Goku to be ruthless and merciless would be character assassination, not character development. But have it your own way. I think Goku was more willing to kill after Freeza saga and came to the realization that some people are too evil to let live. -We know he killed Freeza an...
by Skar
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

That is lot of bulk. When you used that logic, Dragon Ball GT and Evolution would have sold gangbusters since it’s all Dragon Ball. Same with Dragon Ball Kai which was considered a failure in Japan. I think it goes without saying that Toriyama being involved is going to attract more attention. Toei...
by Skar
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: If Goten & Trunks Decided To Seriously Train Again And Reappear As Gotenks...
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: If Goten & Trunks Decided To Seriously Train Again And Reappear As Gotenks...

He wouldn't even have to train seriously for either, just a few push ups and some juice should be enough. This is after all the same series that made #17 just as strong as Blue by working in the woods. In the manga, Goku said "#17 didn't do much of anything and about as strong as us" or something l...
by Skar
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

toyotaro acts like a "nostalgic" super fan and not a "current fan" and that's a problem .... Could you explain the difference because I don't know why Toyotaro would be singled out here. The younger staff working on a revival years later are usually nostalgic super fans who grew up with the origina...
by Skar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7940

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

I am also neutral, I don't really care. I am an anime watcher but it's not like I'm a Toei fanboy or anything (I've even been very critical of Toei in the past). Regardless, I think it's disingenuous to bring up the anime inconsistencies in a discussion about Toyotaro because... well, as I said, th...
by Skar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.
Replies: 271
Views: 7940

Re: I think its time to admit that Toyotaro is a terrible writer.

It's kind of sad when people defend Toyotaro by saying "well the anime also has bad writing"; because the anime is several writers all doing the same story, so of course there will be contradictions and inconsistencies. Meanwhile Toyotaro is one man, one writer, who has everything under his control...
by Skar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 33831
Views: 2144503

Re: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread

While I definitely think having an intrinsically 'weaker' body is much less relevant than it otherwise would be when it comes to the technique and its principles as expressed or demonstrated so far (see: Roshi), it nevertheless still seems to make some sort of sense to suppose an intrinsically 'str...
by Skar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 38365
Views: 3135485

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

Interview with V-Jump editor (and mascot for public appearances) “Victory” Uchida, on editing Dragon Ball Super: Source: https://twitter.com/Cipher_db/status/1316351523715084289 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkSePBPVoAERrVw?format=png&name=900x900 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkSedizVgAAZKUw?format=pn...
by Skar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 13383
Views: 872872

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I mean, Toriyama is more an editor than a writer now, and i can see him taking a backseat approach with how burnt out he got from editor involvement. I think Tori just needs to be a bit more aggressive in his editing approach and not be afraid to tell Toyo no. Tori's best work arguably came from wh...
by Skar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread
Replies: 11603
Views: 951840

Re: Official Unofficial Power Level Discussion Thread

I've already explained why the bog thing isn't to take at face value, and literally every power scaler I know and respect thinks the same for what matters. If Toriyama intended for what Beerus said to be wrong, he could've had Goku dispute it or simply not include the line in the first place. That ...
by Skar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 13383
Views: 872872

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I think Toriyama’s past his prime. He’s made some weird additions/revisions to the story that I don’t care for, and he seems to just go along with whatever fanservicey ideas or suggestions he’s met with. Would this be an unpopular opinion? Is there any author not past their prime by that age? Most ...