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by WittyUsername
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?

Can't we just ask "what do you like/dislike about it?" Asking us what we would've done is next to useless because we couldn't have made DB in the first place. Anyway, my big issue with the arc is that it's several episodes too long and it doesn't play fair with the audience. Kuririn's eyes indicate...
by WittyUsername
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?
Replies: 10
Views: 297

How would you have handled the Garlic Jr. arc?

Like it or not, the Garlic Jr. filler arc was a necessary evil for Toei and Toriyama. The anime was in danger of catching up to the manga, so unless Toei wanted to drag out the Freeza arc even longer, making a series of filler episodes between the heroes coming back to Earth and Trunks showing up wa...
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 182731

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

LoganForkHands73 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:08 pm
Anywho, this Dr. W guy's probably gonna turn out to be Dr. Wheelo
But why even make that some kind of reveal? Why not just say it at the outset?
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 182731

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

I have to wonder if the apparent prominence of many of the movie villains is an indication that at least one or two of them will receive the Broly and Gogeta treatment of becoming “canon” in the near future, or if they’re just going to be relegated to this. I don't think it's got anything to do wit...
by WittyUsername
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 182731

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

I have to wonder if the apparent prominence of many of the movie villains is an indication that at least one or two of them will receive the Broly and Gogeta treatment of becoming “canon” in the near future, or if they’re just going to be relegated to this.
by WittyUsername
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 6890
Views: 669419

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

If nothing else, going by the track record from stuff like that banned episode of Dexter’s Laboratory and the more recent example of that Ocean pilot dub, I’m inclined to believe that this particular dub will eventually see the light of day, but maybe not in any official/legal capacity.
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

You're giving more Japanese and Asian American actors work. White people can take the hit for once. Hell, this is why we need a UBI. I mean, are anime voice actors usually known to be well off? If not, then I don’t think it’d be fair if all those people lost one of their major sources of income. No...
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

When I stop to think about it, I’m pretty sure a lot of voice actors would be put out of work if anime and video game dubs were to only allow actors who happen to match the ethnicity of the characters they play. I’m not so sure that would be the proper way of addressing inclusion in the field of vo...
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball
Replies: 230
Views: 4628

Re: The hills we choose to die on and the fights we battle for when it comes to Dragon Ball

I’m gonna be honest, this really is starting to feel like the unpopular opinions thread. I know some of the things people have posted here aren’t exactly unpopular opinions, but this thread is basically starting to follow the same format as that other thread.
by WittyUsername
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

When I stop to think about it, I’m pretty sure a lot of voice actors would be put out of work if anime and video game dubs were to only allow actors who happen to match the ethnicity of the characters they play. I’m not so sure that would be the proper way of addressing inclusion in the field of voi...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I know I’ve been asking a bunch of questions in this thread, but I have one last one. What about playing a character with a mental illness?
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I’m not usually one for conspiracy theories, but I’m inclined to think that the decision to pull Gone with the Wind was more of a marketing stunt than anything else. Digital sales for the movie went up through the roof after it was pulled from HBO Max, and I certainly don’t recall there having been ...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

It seems like there's much to consider racially speaking, when so many manga/anime characters tend to be drawn with Caucasian features to begin with, regardless of any intended ethnicity. There's also the differences between anime that take place in a fantasy world versus anime that take place in t...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

And as far as live action acting, I think Latino actors might have it even rougher - 90% of the time they don't even cast actual Latinos, just Italians and middle Easterners who look the part and then proceed to speak in laughably inaccurate Spanish dialects. I’ve definitely seen more actors of Lat...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

And as far as live action acting, I think Latino actors might have it even rougher - 90% of the time they don't even cast actual Latinos, just Italians and middle Easterners who look the part and then proceed to speak in laughably inaccurate Spanish dialects. I’ve definitely seen more actors of Lat...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

It seems like there's much to consider racially speaking, when so many manga/anime characters tend to be drawn with Caucasian features to begin with, regardless of any intended ethnicity. There's also the differences between anime that take place in a fantasy world versus anime that take place in t...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

So, I guess I’ll ask this again, should it be considered acceptable for non-Japanese/non-Asian people to voice anime characters? It kind of seems like if you want to commit to giving more roles to people of color, then you can’t really have white people voicing anime characters, unless the characte...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

So, I guess I’ll ask this again, should it be considered acceptable for non-Japanese/non-Asian people to voice anime characters? It kind of seems like if you want to commit to giving more roles to people of color, then you can’t really have white people voicing anime characters, unless the character...
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

By the way, what’s the stance on men voicing women?
by WittyUsername
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 236
Views: 3889

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Online reactionaries are going to say "so much for the tolerant left" no matter what any of us do, so ignore them. Their opinions are worthless. Dismantling the institutions that give them away is far more fortuitous in the longrun than making yourself look good to authoritarians ever will be. The ...