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by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How was FUNimation able to afford all that licensed band music back in the day?
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: How was FUNimation able to afford all that licensed band music back in the day?

A good chunk of those bands were small fry anyway. We remember Disturbed, Pantera, Deftones, Dream Theatre, and Drowning Pool because those are mainstream metal/nü metal/alt-rock bands. Only Dragon Ball Z fans even know who I.O.N. is or that Dokodemo Doa, the Aleph, or Gravity Pool existed. Hell, ju...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What parts of the franchise evoke nostalgia for you?
Replies: 29
Views: 1056

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

My nostalgia for the series is a bit wonky. There's the standard stuff, yes, but in recent years, there's also this nostalgia for a period in Dragon Ball that didn't even exist and I blame Super for it. FUNimation dub, so obviously a lot of nostalgia for that, even though it's been retroactively hur...
by Yuli Ban
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT: General Designs/Visuals & Music Opinions
Replies: 75
Views: 1839

Re: DBGT: General Designs/Visuals & Music Opinions

I kind of hate the character designs honestly. Nakatsuru was slapping highlights everywhere long before Yamamuro, but the borrowing of that trait was part of what lead to his devolution. Even beyond that though, you still get a lot of rigidity to them that wasn't there before. So many straight line...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?

I get you Tamagon. What comes to my mind however, is the Super Trunks vs Cell fight. It's Trunks time to finally show what he learned in the RoSaT, he transforms into a form stronger than that of Vegeta's. And yet? In the manga, he never deals a SINGLE blow against Perfect Cell But wasn't that the ...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: Is the manga a little /too/ fast-paced?

Growing up with the anime, I thought the manga was far too fast paced and I still distinctly remember my disappointment at just how much was "cut out" (or, as I understood just a year afterwards, how much filler the anime added). People often say that DBZ is "all action and no story or adventure," w...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!

As of right now, Kakarot is only selling me because it's actually promising to flesh out the original story and offer its own new elements to it, but it also gets a pass because it's the first DBZ action RPG on this level. If we get a DBZ Kakarot 2, I'd only accept it if it went into Super and mayb...
by Yuli Ban
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!

I was expecting things to keep getting worse before they got better. If things kept getting worse, they never would've gotten better. 2012 was the tipping/turning point. Things improved when there was actual new, fresh Dragon Ball content and a renewed market that brought in big sales for games. Do...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Re: It's fun reading through older threads and articles!

What intrigues me is this prevailing sense around 2005-2007 that there was a glut of mediocre Dragon Ball titles for the PS2. In retrospect, it sounds hilarious because this was the heyday of Budokai 3, Sparking NEO/METEOR, etc., but I can see where they might be coming from. I myself forget Infini...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Alex Kidd was a Dragon Ball game?!?
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: Alex Kidd was a Dragon Ball game?!?

Yuli Ban wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:03 pm
Lo and behold, all our suspicions were confirmed, way back in 2017 or 2018 IIRC (there was an interview that confirmed it, and I believe I mentioned it once or twice before on the forum).
Yeah, here it is.
by Yuli Ban
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Dragon Ball too closely tied to its own zeitgeist?
Replies: 52
Views: 1980

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

And there's simply NO getting around it, nor is there ANY real way of "bridging" that basic divide. There ARE "two totally different" Dragon Ball franchises here, and they are incompatible on a very baseline thematic level with one another. And in a great many cases (not ALL, as there are certainly...
by Yuli Ban
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Gohan vs. Dyspo or Gohan vs. Kefla: Who was the better final opponent for Gohan in the ToP?
Replies: 29
Views: 4981

Re: Gohan vs. Dyspo or Gohan vs. Kefla: Who was the better final opponent for Gohan in the ToP?

Also I feel letting him even tie with Kefla implies a pretty absurd power boost. Maybe I'm tying Kefla's power too much with how the anime portrayed her, but I couldn't imagine Gohan taking on a Potara fusion by himself, even if he was already stronger than the two girls individually. I think the r...
by Yuli Ban
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Alex Kidd was a Dragon Ball game?!?
Replies: 34
Views: 1161

Re: Alex Kidd was a Dragon Ball game?!?

When I first saw the Japanese boxart for "Alex Kidd in Miracle World," I thought, "Something about this reminds me of early Dragon Ball." Of course, Doki Doki Panic had a similar cutesy, quasi-Toriyama look to it so I didn't immediately assume they were all related. I also recall a French video from...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Ki sense being overloaded?
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

Re: Ki sense being overloaded?

If the ki sense works like a normal sense (sight, hearing, etc.) there should be a point where the stimulus is so intense that it becomes harmful (blindingly bright lights, deafeningly loud sounds). Would it be possible for someone to have ki so high that merely sensing it (even from an extreme dis...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What Are The Biggest Mysteries Of DB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1871

Re: What Are The Biggest Mysteries Of DB?

A lot of "mysteries" in the Dragon Ball universe all stem back to Toriyama not originally designing the series as a universe on top of being a guy more interested in comedy and playing by (and subverting) the tropes. As the series' two protagonists are Saiyans, the biggest mystery I feel has to be e...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 754222

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

Soppa Saia People wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm
gohan is a chad, like have you ever seen the high school baseball episode ? total chad.
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by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 754222

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

It's Geeko, the Last Airbender https://i.imgur.com/FYvIyK1.png It is wrong that I actually liked that Gi? Oh no, it's actually a really good gi. Probably the best thing about the movie. https://i.imgur.com/WS5H6UK.jpg Distilling the PTSD wrought by the movie behind this image, this is actually real...
by Yuli Ban
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Interesting or funny pictures thread
Replies: 8734
Views: 754222

Re: Interesting or funny pictures thread

I have no idea what this means I believe it dates back to 4chan where there were (presumably still are? Haven't been on 4chan in a damn long time) a lot of character wars (e.g. "CHADhan", "Cutegang", "JOBgeta", and so on), and the joke is that the characters themselves are the ones flaming & trolli...
by Yuli Ban
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What is the dumbest DB fan theory you have ever heard?
Replies: 344
Views: 31818

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

-Pan married Trunks. This thing was even STATED in one of polish magazines :shock: -Gogeta was SSJ5 because when base Goku and Vegeta fused they become SSJ :roll: -DBS overwrites GT :lol: -Shenron and Omega Shenron have equal power. This thing exists in minds of people who think DB started with Rad...