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by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 4523

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

In Dragon Ball fandom of the early through mid-90s, Power Levels were INSANELY apocryphal, at best. They in NO way dominated the discourse around the series NEARLY to the extent that they did, hell even by the late 90s, much less today. This is something that ought to be hammered home, especially w...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?
Replies: 17
Views: 4648

Re: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?

I think RB2 debuted the kai cast Raging Blast 2 debuted the Kai cast. Raging Blast 2 also sent off the OG FUNi cast. Often times within a sentence of each other. It was indeed an embarrassing shitshow. I thought it was Ultimate Tenkaichi that issue? Ah, that's right. I knew there was another reason...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?
Replies: 17
Views: 4648

Re: Did Ultimate Tenkaichi have potential as a full series?

This is the only DBZ Game I have returned since the Budokai 1 days and I barely return any game (also Sonic Forces). I just have to say no. Hero mode was so limited. Only thing this game is remembered for in my opinion is the destruction (which was all pre determined) being the first character cust...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Saiyan Family and Friends
Replies: 19
Views: 4346

Re: Saiyan Family and Friends

Toriyama's original ideas for the Saiyans are much simpler than my own— from what I can ascertain, Saiyans were made to be different from Humans. Or Earthlings specifically. In Dragon Ball, Earthlings are written be generally good people with empathy and kindness but also dark tendencies that lead t...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

You know, I get most of the sentiments expressed in this thread. I only have one question... What's everyone's deal with the music? I thought that, aside from the instruments themselves, it was an improvement in virtually every way! It's my favorite anime soundtrack to date; It's even inspired me t...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" CONTINUATION - (Non) Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1883
Views: 197852

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

Considering how even more inconsequential things have become famous for dumber reasons, I'm surprised "Dragon Ball Super Continuation Confirmed" hasn't become a meme yet.
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

Re: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

A dark day for the series. I don't think anything has ever done as much damage to the integrity of this franchise as the Funi dub did. In retrospect i feel kind of sad about the people who grew up with this version of DBZ. It robbed so many new fans of a far more accurate representation of the show...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!
Replies: 47
Views: 2725

"Happy" 20th Anniversary of FUNimation's DBZ Season 3 Dub!

One of the important events in DBZ history in the West besides its first airing, for better or for worse. Just about everything surrounding how Dragon Ball Z is perceived today in America all truly started on September 13th, 1999. Sean Schemmel as the "true" voice of Son Goku, of Bruce Faulconer bei...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Fighterz 2 or Xenoverse 3 for 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 2826

Re: Fighterz 2 or Xenoverse 3 for 2020?

XV2 as it exists now is what should've been released in 2016. Xenoverse 2 + DLC is close to having as many characters as the later Tenkaichi games. It only became passable as a game with all of the DLC. And even then, there are many problems with the gameplay and basic game design. Simply getting mo...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense

I don't recall being confused, but I definitely made up a lot of my own head canon to fill in the blanks. The first Dragon Ball thing I can clearly remember seeing was a random episode of the Ocean Dub Vegeta Vs Goku fight or a fansub of movie 12 or 13 (loaned to me by a friend of mine who had Drag...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 1287

Re: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?

Gonna get into some specifics. The "most" nostalgic part of Dragon Ball Z for me was the part that I think I started with seriously. I know for a fact I saw Dragon Ball Z around 2001 or 2002 at midnight, particularly around the reveal of Majin Boo, and I didn't like it much for whatever reason. And ...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 10458

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

I've been thinking about the early Saban dub for a while now (i.e. about 45 minutes) and wondering where the story would have gone if that actually was the definitive version of Dragon Ball Z. That could become its own thread: let's say the DBZ dubs from 1996-1999 were the actual series. Bardock is ...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?
Replies: 17
Views: 696

Re: Evidence that GT influenced Toei’s End of Z?

As a side-bar, I've always pondered as to whether Toriyama wanted to start a new arc, then realized his heart wasn't in it and ended the story. In his own words, he thought that Dragon Ball had effectively been over for a while but Toei's staff kept it going. From 1996, right as GT started airing: ...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?
Replies: 81
Views: 4523

Re: Are Power Scalers a cause or symptom of toxicity in the fandom?

They were relying on something unreliable. It didn't take very long after discovering scouters to find ways to hide their full power from it. The numbers are shown to be BS in the show. The Ginyu Force underestimate Goku when he first arrives. Trunks' power was measured to be a measly 5, and Raditz...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Is the Budokai/Budokai Tenkaichi games bad?
Replies: 26
Views: 4209

Re: Is the Budokai/Budokai Tenkaichi games bad?

As fighting games? Their awful. If you're just playing the story mode their okay but combat is meh. Even their story modes are bad. Budokai 1 had the best presentation, but considering that was the start of the 3D Z games, that only means it was downhill from there. Ever since I left the Sonic fand...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 10458

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

Wait, Over 9000 became a meme in the aughts? It was a popular "meme" before they were called memes. Not only that, but the original video that made it a meme is still up . In my best Tracy Jordan impression "No, no, no, hell no!" That does not constitute the origin. It's like some dick seeing The A...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 10458

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

ABED wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Wait, Over 9000 became a meme in the aughts? It was a popular "meme" before they were called memes.
Not only that, but the original video that made it a meme is still up.
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 10458

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

Piccolo appears just when they need him to teach Fusion because he knew it in the Buu saga. Goku already knows it. That's fanservice. I think the rationale is that they needed two people to show how the whole thing would look, hence why he taught it to Piccolo so he could teach it to the boys in th...
by Yuli Ban
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 10458

Re: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much

You're misunderstanding me. I'm not saying that Over 9000 was a case of "This was funny at one point long ago in a more innocent time, but just doesn't hold up these days." I'm saying that it was NEVER funny and was ALWAYS completely brain dead, even back then when it first became a thing, and peop...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: You watched DBZ before DB and certain characters didn't make sense

OK. Raditz is this hair-metal looking monkey man who can slap someone through a house with his tail, one-shot the protagonist, kidnapped his 4-year-old son, and told the protagonist to kill every single man, woman, and child on the planet or else. That's actually a really shocking opening because it...