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by Theophrastus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 385944

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

https://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2017/09/3892.html http://i.imgur.com/HOlwqp8.jpg 1. Sazae-san - 11.7% 2. Doraemon Egypt special - 8.4% 3. Chibi Maruko-chan - 7.5% 4. One Piece - 6.7% 5. Detective Conan - 6.3% 6. Dragon Ball Super - 5.0% 7. Pokemon Sun & Moon - 3.7% 8. Shaun the Sheep - 3.3% 8. Kir...
by Theophrastus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there an official release for the edited version of Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Is there an official release for the edited version of Dragon Ball Z?

For the Ocean dub of the latter portion of the series that aired on TV in the UK and Canada? That's never gotten an official release that anyone is aware of. Funimation did release the Rock the Dragon boxset a few years ago, but that only covers the Ocean material that Funimation was directly involv...
by Theophrastus
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!
Replies: 651
Views: 115846

Re: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!

Supposedly airing content that requires subtitles kills ratings even harder than just airing old stuff that everyone's already seen before, so I wouldn't expect that to ever happen. Best hope would probably be to get broadcast rights to some of Funimation's simuldubs so they're only a few weeks/a mo...
by Theophrastus
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!
Replies: 651
Views: 115846

Re: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2017/08/31/toonami-announces-expansion-and-return-of-cowboy-bebop http://i.imgur.com/vMFdWpG.jpg I suspect some wires might've gotten crossed somewhere, because I'm not sure how this qualifies as an "expansion" of the block, unless they mean they're going to act...
by Theophrastus
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Tanaka play a more convincing male than Nozawa?
Replies: 21
Views: 3078

Re: Does Tanaka play a more convincing male than Nozawa?

Tanaka might actually be better at it (I swear I remember some interview in the last year or two where someone specifically praised Tanaka for being good at "boy" voices, though I can't find it), but I think it's mostly that Luffy and Krillin aren't usually drawn to be tall and bulging with muscles ...
by Theophrastus
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings
Replies: 480
Views: 90311

Re: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings

It is worth keeping in mind that cable and satellite mindshare continues to be eroded by the sheer convenience of internet VOD services, and that trend is unlikely to reverse any time soon. ...Though that being said, Toonami's last few acquisitions have been a bit questionable in terms of mainstream...
by Theophrastus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation
Replies: 99
Views: 20338

Re: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

FAQ is up on Funimation's blog:
https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017/08 ... -networks/

Basically they're saying that nothing will change, at least in the short term.
by Theophrastus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation
Replies: 99
Views: 20338

Re: Sony To Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

I think my biggest concern about this is wondering what'll happen on the online streaming front. Like whether FunimationNow and Crackle will coexist or if one Sony-owned streaming service will eat the other one (I would assume Crackle would be the one to prevail in that case).
by Theophrastus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Live-action One Piece - would you like DB characters to appear?
Replies: 27
Views: 2442

Re: Live-action One Piece - would you like DB characters to appear?

Calling Oda and Toriyama friends seems like a bit of an overstatement. Toriyama said he enjoyed what he read of One Piece in the Color Walk 1 interview, and they worked together for Cross Epoch and...I think that's about it for their relationship? Regardless of that, no, I don't particularly want an...
by Theophrastus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 625621

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

I had to do a search to remind myself what illnesses Chris Ayres is currently suffering from (could only remember emphysema): http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=39259&p=1347679#p1347679 Advanced COPD, final stage emphysema, two blocked arteries. Will eventually need a double lung t...
by Theophrastus
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 385944

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

Everything is two places higher than they would normally be due to Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan not airing, though overall viewership is down across the board (Detective Conan got hit especially hard, for some reason).
by Theophrastus
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 385944

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

https://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/ http://i.imgur.com/q6xVjDO.jpg 1. Sazae-san - 9.6% 2. Chibi Maruko-chan - 6.6% 3. One Piece - 6.2% 4. Detective Conan - 4.5% 5. Dragon Ball Super - 4.3% 6. Curious George - 3.8% 7. Shaun the Sheep - 3.3% 8. Kirakira PreCure A la Mode - 3.1% 9. My Hero Academia - 3....
by Theophrastus
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36771
Views: 2903527

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

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-07-06/japanese-comic-ranking-june-26-july-2/.118505 Well, my prediction of Super vol. 3 falling out of the top 50 ended up being wrong. It sold an additional 17,280 copies, bringing its retail total to 236,720. Everything seemed to get a slight boost this we...
by Theophrastus
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36771
Views: 2903527

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

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... 25/.118150

Volume 3 is up to 219,440 copies sold now. Fairly high chance that it'll fall out of the top 50 next week, though, and then it's pretty much off the radar.
by Theophrastus
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!
Replies: 651
Views: 115846

Re: Toonami 2014 DBZKai Ratings!

I appreciate the effort, but I'm really not sure why they thought Lupin III Part 4 would be a good fit for the block, even at 2AM. Granted it was nearly 15 years ago now, but Part II didn't exactly do super well for them back when they tried airing that on the network in 2003.
by Theophrastus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36771
Views: 2903527

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

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... 18/.117811

Volume 3 sold an additional 29,002 copies, bringing its total so far to 199,640.
by Theophrastus
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?
Replies: 55
Views: 5835

Re: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?

I would point out that at the time the DBZ Blu-ray Seasons were released Kai was not a "complete" product (in the sense that it did not include the Buu arc, which meant that if someone wanted to watch that arc animated they had to switch over to Z). With The Final Chapters finally being released tha...
by Theophrastus
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?
Replies: 55
Views: 5835

Re: When will FUNimation re-release dbz again?

If a new video format comes around to replace Blu-ray at some point, Funimation will release it on that format. That's pretty much a given. Outside of that and keeping the Season sets in print to placate the fans of the old dub/Faulconer music, I think Funimation is pretty much done with Z. Kai has ...
by Theophrastus
Mon May 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 625621

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Also is the whole union and non-union thing still a problem with Funimation getting out of town actors? I haven't seen anyone talk about it in a while and Funimation have been knocking it out of the park with getting actors to return in old roles from other studios such as Code Geass and Haruhi Suz...