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by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14144
Views: 843761

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

I just really hate that we have like 5 different Goku's or whatever the count is. I wish we had one regular Goku who could access all of his forms. I hate starting out already in BLUE. Where is the fun in that? I would rather transform into it. :( Speaking of Goku Blue, is there no way to customize...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Was Dragonball Super a victim of the declining anime industry?
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Was Dragonball Super a victim of the declining anime industry?

I've noticed all these problems, so let's see if I can take a crack at this. First and foremost: the anime industry was definitely not in a state of suffering. The cold fact is that cost-cutting measures have become a dire tradition for the industry. This is actually one reason why the "Standard Ani...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?
Replies: 116
Views: 2077

Re: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?

I'm reminded of how Hergé, the creator of Tintin, deliberately ended that series of comics just because he didn't want to eventually grow sick and tired of working on it; Bryan Lee O'Malley, the creator of Scott Pilgrim, followed this same philosophy. Hergé told his wife, "And right now, my work mak...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?
Replies: 116
Views: 2077

Re: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?

If I'm really this peeved at the quality of storytelling in goddamn Dragon Ball of all series, why don't I just make my own and stop complaining? No, don't think that way. Wanting something a little more elaborated is fine and it is what should be happening already. We're talking about a franchise ...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?
Replies: 116
Views: 2077

Re: What do you want the next DragonBall series to be like?

It should have: -Great humour and adventures like Dragon Ball -Awesome fights like Dragon Ball Z -Artistic style and cool designs like Dragon Ball GT -Be nothing like Dragon Ball Super I'm cool with your opinion & all. But regarding GT's artistic style and cool designs Cough...cough...ParaPara Bros...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1842
Views: 156918

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread

I'm personally burned out by the constant talk of "credible sources saying a new anime is coming soon". Something about it strikes me as being very familiar. And I know what it is. We went decades with no new Dragon Ball content, with only the dub to keep people pacified. And recalling that little d...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11574
Views: 859442

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

Now, I finally got time to watch these two Kai Abridged Episodes: 3.0 - Starting with the characters discussing about the soundtrack was hilarious! - The 'only saw Z' gag present on Episode 1 was back with also Gero saying he 'only saw DB' :lol: - Quite enjoyed the use of Super music :thumbup: 3.5 ...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1842
Views: 156918

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread

RecolorSaiyan wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:19 pm
They are prepping for Dragon Ball Super : Ressurection C :lol:
It's time.
by Yuli Ban
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

Once again, I disagree, Yuli. Shows often wear themselves out because they cover a lot of ground and the longer they go on, the greater the risk of them retreading old ground or treading water, and running out of new ideas. New showrunners can affect things, but they can also be a positive since th...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

1/6 of Earth. So Roshi blowing it up wasnt that much of a big deal, especially with his 100% Powered-up Buff form That's not what I'm saying. The moon is 1/4th the size of Earth (but 1/8th the mass, IIRC), but it's still a celestial body . It's larger than any mountain or continent. We only think a...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

On the subject of how long a show should last: the reason why shows often drop off in quality after about 3 to 4 years actually has little to do with wearing itself out. Or, at least, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with a long-running show. It's almost always because the showrunners during the ...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

Another thing worth pointing out is that the "feats" and one-upmanship is limited by the medium. If you compare the top speed of the Frieza fights to that of the Cell, Buu or Super fights, well, there's no discernible difference between them in regards to speed or power because there's only so much...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 44
Views: 1142

Re: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?

The reason why Dragon Ball doesn't feel the same is actually the same fundamental problem that strikes any wuxia— or, much more accurately, any xianxia series: escalation . Talk to any fan of a web xianxia novel and you will hear the exact same complaints: the powers eventually become too unrelatabl...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: With DragonBall getting more and more global, it's time to include more lgbtqia+ characters
Replies: 255
Views: 7095

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

I understand why some people see the term as sexist, and I'd agree...if there wasn't a male version of the term, Gary Sue, which is what Goten and present Trunks fall under. I'm using the official definition of Mary Sue, which, I'd assume most of you know what it means. But here's the thing: no . I...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How would you have reconcile both Broly (Z Broly & Super Broly) in the same continuity ?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: How would you have reconcile both Broly (Z Broly & Super Broly) in the same continuity ?

I've actually thought about this a lot, and came upon a neat and simple excuse that can actually bring the movie characters into the main timeline: Z Broly comes from a timeline where he and Paragus were rescued from Vampa much sooner, Paragus enacted a more megalomaniacal plan and used Broly for th...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1842
Views: 156918

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread

I personally find it worrisome that the success of Broly might galvanise Toei into pursuing more rehashes instead of dedicating themselves to more original villains. Sure, there's a great number of DB fans who enjoy Broly, but it's not a universal opinion. Almost no opinion is universal. For every ...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?
Replies: 342
Views: 24823

Re: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?

The cold fact is that Dragon Ball itself isn't original You can more-or-less say that about anything though. Whatever media you think invented something, some precursor element of it likely existed before it, and some element before that, and before that, and before you know it, you're approaching ...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 2019 Dragon Ball Predictions
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: 2019 Dragon Ball Predictions

Dragon Ball Super will not return in 2019, but it will be confirmed that the anime is continuing. Conversely, it will be announced in the summer and released during the autumn season. Dragon Ball will start airing on Toonami again, this time uncensored Shintani will replace Yamamuro for the Super a...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?
Replies: 342
Views: 24823

Re: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?

There's another dumb SERIES of theories I've encountered but they're less about Dragon Ball itself and more about Dragon Ball as a piece of media. To give you a hint of what it is, let's just say that it made me seriously appreciate Kunzait_83's wuxia thread so much more. I've thought of making a mo...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?
Replies: 342
Views: 24823

Re: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?

Toriyama sitting in a chair deciding what is canon about Dragon Ball. That's hilarious, I halfway laugh iinternally every time I meet someone with this headcanon Toriyama probably doesn't know what the word "canon" means at this point. Still, he's the creator and he can't really create fanfiction o...