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by Theophrastus
Fri May 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kazuya Nakai's voice for a DB character
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Kazuya Nakai's voice for a DB character

It would have been hilarious if his character had instead been named Mayonnaise, as a homage to his Gintama role. Or would it be too obvious a joke for DB? It's technically already been done with Neiz, one of the member's of Cooler's Armored Squadron. Also Mayonne (Flea in the English version) from...
by Theophrastus
Fri May 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 364615

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

Not being in the top 10 every week doesn't necessarily mean a series is getting poor ratings (especially considering that some combination of Sazae-san/Chibi Maruko-chan/Doraemon/Crayon Shin-chan have more or less had the top 4 spots on lock for decades now, so it's really more of a top 6 in practic...
by Theophrastus
Thu May 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could you have tolerated Linda Young in Kai onward?
Replies: 41
Views: 2746

Re: Could you have tolerated Linda Young in Kai onward?

Could I have tolerated such a situation? Sure, easily. I never hated her performance. Still very much happy that Chris Ayres ended up with the role, though.
by Theophrastus
Mon May 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread
Replies: 3761
Views: 364615

Re: Dragon Ball Super: TV Ratings Discussion Thread

It's here: https://www.videor.co.jp/data/ratedata/top10.htm http://i.imgur.com/UTXx8H7.jpg 1. Sazae-san - 12.4% 2. Chibi Maruko-chan - 8.2% 3. One Piece - 6.8% 4. Detective Conan - 6.6% 5. Dragon Ball Super - 5.3% 6. My Hero Academia - 3.5% 7. Kira Kira PreCure A la Mode - 3.4% 8. "Extraordinary rar...
by Theophrastus
Mon May 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 581780

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

Funimation's August solicitations come out today, so we'll get to see whether they stick to the monthly schedule a little bit longer. I predict they will for up to Part 3 then we'll get a steady schedule after. They're out . Nothing in August, DBS-wise. They are releasing One Piece Season 9 Voyage ...
by Theophrastus
Wed May 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kai vs. Z Dub
Replies: 302
Views: 15455

Re: Kai vs. Z Dub

As long as they are not changing anything to convey something else, and as long as they aren't over done I don't see the problem. I don't think they should be done at all. They existed in some degree in Kai, but it feels like TFC is more lax. If I were to grade the scripts Kai 1.0 - A+ to B TFC - A...
by Theophrastus
Wed May 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your opinion on skipping/not watching Dragon Ball
Replies: 129
Views: 7731

Re: Your opinion on skipping/not watching Dragon Ball

I feel like it's worth pointing out that even Shueisha helped feed into the narrative of the first anime/volumes 1-16 not being all that important when they decided to start the printed Full Color volumes with the "Z" portion of the series. The "Boyhood" and "Piccolo" arcs didn't get printed until a...
by Theophrastus
Sat May 06, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super in Portugal
Replies: 1688
Views: 139135

Re: Dragon Ball Super in Portugal

Could they not just take the previous complete translation and do a quiet digital-only release on various storefronts (Kindle Store, Google Play, iBooks, whatever digital platforms for books are available in Portugal) just so they could say they did it and then move on to Super? It wouldn't solve th...
by Theophrastus
Sat May 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.
Replies: 62
Views: 4217

Re: Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.

Also DB tied with Hellsing Ultimate, not the original Hellsing TV series just to clarify. Correction has been made to the OP. Didn't realize that "Ultimate" was something added to the title for the English releases, so I just took the listed name at face value (and didn't think much of the year, as...
by Theophrastus
Sat May 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Viz English Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5525

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

So it just occurred to me that we finally have a name for Viz's translator for Super. According to the volume credits, the translation is done by Toshikazu Aizawa.
by Theophrastus
Wed May 03, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.
Replies: 62
Views: 4217

Re: Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.

GT, Kai, and Super all evidently failed to rank in the top 400, as they aren't on the list.
by Theophrastus
Wed May 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.
Replies: 62
Views: 4217

Dragon Ball Z ranks 176th in NHK "Best Anime" poll.

Between January 8th and March 31st of this year, the NHK (Japan's public broadcasting station) polled people on what the best anime was. ...And unfortunately no Dragon Ball series managed to get into the top 100: http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/anime100/ani_report/ However, DBZ did manage to rank 176th p...
by Theophrastus
Wed May 03, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Viz English Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5525

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

I figured that would happen. Once they've put out the proper volume release, leaving the chapters up for free is essentially just costing them potential sales, and from my experience reading in Amazon's Silk browser on my Fire HD they don't seem to make much effort to actually monetize the free chap...
by Theophrastus
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings
Replies: 480
Views: 87164

Re: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings

That...seems like a relatively poor debut for Attack on Titan Season 2. How much of that was just NBA Finals being higher priority vs how much is from interest having waned after it took them 4 years to produce a second season, I'm not sure.
by Theophrastus
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Viz English Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 5525

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

Finally! Get to support Toyotaro! But seriously December for Vol 2.... is a joke. :? It seems to be generally assumed that there's some weird-ass mandate from Shueisha that Viz aren't allowed to release a given volume of a series until at least X months after the Japanese release (which seems to va...
by Theophrastus
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hilarious fan-sub lines
Replies: 35
Views: 5173

Re: Hilarious fan-sub lines

The first ED of the Majin Boo arc in Z provided this beauty . Goku doesn't think much of Freeza. Freeza is a sucker. Lol @ "Killyen". I'm fine with Kuririn, Klillen, Kuririn - anything in that ballpark, but "Killyen"? There's a whole displaced vowel... You said Kuririn twice. I don't recall exactly...
by Theophrastus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings
Replies: 480
Views: 87164

Re: Dragon Ball Super USA Adult Swim and Toonami Ratings

Pretty good performance for Super so far, considering the circumstances of its first arc. Naruto Shippuden is back to canon material now and still pulling in numbers/percentages around what One Piece was doing when they decided to drop it. ...Gee, it's almost like 2:30AM is just kind of an awful tim...
by Theophrastus
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All Toei properties on Hulu are set to expire on April 28th (incl. Dragon Ball and GT).
Replies: 4
Views: 999

All Toei properties on Hulu are set to expire on April 28th (incl. Dragon Ball and GT).

Original source: http://onepiecepodcast.com/2017/04/14/one-piece-expire-on-hulu/ https://www.hulu.com/dragon-ball https://www.hulu.com/dragon-ball-gt Apparently Hulu already lost DBZ at some point. Due to the nature of Hulu, this only really effects the United States, but after this I believe the on...
by Theophrastus
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 581780

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

Actually a little surprised that they aren't going 1:1 with the Japanese releases in terms of episode count. Not a bad thing to have slightly more, of course. No combo pack, huh? Even now, Dragon Ball releases get the short end of the stick. 99% chance it's a bizarre stipulation of whatever licensin...
by Theophrastus
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Bang Zoom Dub Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 1390
Views: 140643

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" Bang Zoom Dub Official Discussion Thread

This discussion reminds of a discussion I saw on another forum ages ago where multiple people (IIRC) thought that Dameon Clarke gave Perfect Cell a British accent because of the haughty way he speaks in that form. I do not agree with the idea that Ayres' Freeza speaks with a British accent, and I do...