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by WittyUsername
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11634
Views: 545547

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I like the filler with the DB/Z B-team. The Pendulum Room episode is dark and atmospheric. I can't recall if they are sent to Planet Vegeta or if that's from the dub. Regardless, the war-torn planet they are sent to looks a lot more like what I imagine Vegeta would look like as opposed to the techn...
by WittyUsername
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Vic Mignogna
Replies: 4438
Views: 213034

Re: Vic Mignogna

Wait, so let me get this right - Vic's DEFENSE released that clip? As in, they seem to think it's going to help their case or Vic's reputation? ...Did anyone else just feel their brain crack? That's just...I...wow. Okay. Wait, what video are you referring to? This , which was in a post on the previ...
by WittyUsername
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

i think Polyphase meant in Freeza's appearance in that he's supposed too invoke feelings of androgyny, rather than in his actual sex and how all that stuff works. though honestly well yeah Freeza's is far from masculine, he's never appeared that androgynous or feminine too me, so i've never really ...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much dialog was actually changed from the Funimation original uncut Z dub and the orange brick “uncut redub”
Replies: 40
Views: 1364

Re: How much dialog was actually changed from the Funimation original uncut Z dub and the orange brick “uncut redub”

1999 Vegeta: “You better not lose those Dragon Balls, otherwise we’re all hooped.” 2007 Vegeta: “You better not lose those Dragon Balls, or else I’m gonna be pissed.” 1999 Freeza: “Zarbon, the last time I had my ears checked they were just fine!” 2007 Freeza: “Zarbon, you will be well advised not to...
by WittyUsername
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact
Replies: 78
Views: 1781

Re: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact

I don’t really get why there’s such a fascination with Goku and Gohan having the same voice actors. Sure, Nozawa voices every male member of Goku’s biological family who isn’t Raditz, but if the dub is going to have a different actor play Goten, what reason even is there for Goku and Gohan to have t...
by WittyUsername
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact
Replies: 78
Views: 1781

Re: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact

MasenkoHA wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:39 pm
Meh. The UUE was probably the best work Funimation did with Z pre-Kai. Even if they did rely on recycling the 1996 scripts as much as possible. Dialog wise it’s not nearly as trash as episode 68-194.
I think that distinction would probably go to the dub of Movie 8.
by WittyUsername
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact
Replies: 78
Views: 1781

Re: A question to those who saw the Saban dub long after the fact

I also greatly prefer their actor for Oolong (whose name I can never remember sadly) because he was the only voice not to do the kind of 'chain-smoking 40-year-old' voice that both of FUNi's in-house takes go for, instead giving us something much closer to Tatsuta's original Japanese performance (a...
by WittyUsername
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 640
Views: 39236

Re: "Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot" Official Discussion Thread

The idea that Goku might be the only playable character in this game, and that it might only cover the Saiyan and Freeza arcs makes me think a lot of The Legacy of Goku. Granted, I’m sure this game won’t be nearly as boring as that, but that’s a bit of a disappointing possibility to keep in mind.
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?
Replies: 74
Views: 6694

Re: Does anyone ever actually watch the Z dub with the Kikuchi score?

I'm always amazed by the amount of people who prefer the original 1996-2003 dub to the remastered dub. It just makes the 30th anniversary home release feel that much more unnecessary as they had a perfectly viable market Funimation could have gone for if they weren't making a release for the purist...
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

Isn't Whis gay? And Kale more-or-less seems like a lesbian. There is no statement either way regarding Whis’ sexuality. He acts flamboyant, and Toei had a scene of him blushing when he saw Beerus naked, but that’s about the full extent of it. As for Kale, there is certainly an argument to be made f...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 11634
Views: 545547

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

As far as Jiren is concerned, I think a big problem I had with him was that he ended up being your typical “friends are useless and the only thing that matters is strength” type-character. They had the opportunity to make him unique by having him be a genuinely well meaning and heroic character, but...
by WittyUsername
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If a woman were to voice Goku in English, who should it be?
Replies: 35
Views: 968

Re: If a woman were to voice Goku in English, who should it be?

The only time an English dub of Dragon Ball gave Goku a “deep macho voice” was with the AB Group dub. I never understood this argument that Sean Schemmel makes Goku sound “macho”. From what I can tell, this idea that Sean Schemmel makes Goku sound “macho” is often something detractors argue about wh...
by WittyUsername
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

This topic has reminded me of a simple fact about Toriyama: he’s not good with including sentimentality or intimacy in his work. Even ignoring the fact that he has admitted to not being good at writing romance, the closest the series has gotten to truly being sentimental with him behind the wheel wa...
by WittyUsername
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

There's always been a little romance in Dragon Ball. And more than a little sexuality. So on that basis, there's no reason there couldn't be any LGBTQ elements brought in. The closest we get to legit romance is Gohan & Videl and that was very chaste. There was also Kuririn and #18, though that was ...
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo
Replies: 18
Views: 690

Re: Another Misconception Regarding Piccolo

I’ve always been under the impression that when it comes raw power, Shin was all talk. He was clearly shocked by how Vegeta was easily able to dominate Pui Pui, and Goku had no difficulty threatening him into submission.
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If a woman were to voice Goku in English, who should it be?
Replies: 35
Views: 968

If a woman were to voice Goku in English, who should it be?

I’ve said before that generally speaking, I’m not a fan of the practice of getting a woman to voice a male character. That’s not to say that I don’t have a ton of respect for Masako Nozawa as the voice of Goku. While I did find her voice jarring at first, I do think she very much is the definitive G...
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku
Replies: 53
Views: 5167

Re: The differences between Toei Goku and Manga Goku

Does it really matter what specific term a person uses to describe perceived exaggerations in a fictional character’s personality?
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

DB has never done relationships well. Have we even seen Vegeta and Bulma or Gohan and Videl kiss? The closest the series has ever come to showing an actual kiss was when Future Trunks was feeding a senzu to Future Mai via mouth to mouth, and even then, the camera panned away as it happened. Onscree...
by WittyUsername
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

Toriyama won't and can't write it but the staff at Toei Animation and their freelance writers have no qualms throwing in queer undertones. Zamasu x Black, Whis, Kale x Caulifla and arguably even Ribrien and his friends all carry shades of queerness to their interactions and I absolutely love that. ...
by WittyUsername
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7109

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

I don’t know. As far as I can tell, Goku’s bewilderment about things like sex and kissing is more supposed to be a testament to how childish and innocent he is, rather than any explicit aversion to the concept of sex. At the very least, Chi-Chi somehow managed to convince him to sleep with her on a...