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by irreality
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Would Goku feel despair if everyone hated him?
Replies: 27
Views: 1946

Re: Would Goku feel despair if everyone hated him?

I have a hard time imagining any turn of events where everyone *hated* Goku and Goku was still Goku and everyone else was still everyone else. if Goku turned evil, it was either: a) a coerced spell/transformation, which would make his friends sad, eager to help him, or confused, but I can't imagine ...
by irreality
Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the best version of the manga?
Replies: 48
Views: 3280

Re: What is the best version of the manga?

I don't find the 3-in-1s fragile, fwiw. I mean, don't completely crack the spines like any other paperback, but the pages aren't falling off or something -- I've had manga do that before when the glue/binding sucked, but these seem pretty sturdy in terms of binding. The covers are pretty pliable, to...
by irreality
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What happens if Raditz became a Super Saiyan?
Replies: 29
Views: 6080

Re: What happens if Raditz became a Super Saiyan?

I think the power level calculations in the OP are meaningless -- if Radditz were to become SSJ, he wouldn't do so with a power level of 1200. He'd have to train to get a decent base level before he could transform, and would probably be on the level of other SSJ in the series -- probably not as wea...
by irreality
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is the series only meant merely as an ad/commercial..?
Replies: 24
Views: 1665

Re: Is the series only meant merely as an ad/commercial..?

When I see such questions, I always ask: who is the client, and who is the product? For the Dragon Ball anime (*not* the original manga), dear reader, the *sponsors* are the client. They are paying for the series, and always have. The viewers are not -- at least in Japan, sales of box sets would nev...
by irreality
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does anyone wish the "red" form of SSG never existed?
Replies: 42
Views: 3886

Re: Does anyone wish the "red" form of SSG never existed?

I wish we had gotten to see Vegeta in SSG form… :( Still sad about not getting magenta kawaii Vegeta.
by irreality
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you have preferred annual movies to Super?
Replies: 35
Views: 2138

Re: Would you have preferred annual movies to Super?

No, I like super. I mostly live for the slice of life and added content which super has done excellently-- in a 90 minute movie there is little time to faff about to get that sort of stuff. So I'm glad with a weekly series and think it will only get better after the retellings. And I really liked ss...
by irreality
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Do you think Yamcha was bullied by his family?
Replies: 25
Views: 2253

Re: Do you think Yamcha was bullied by his family?

Honestly does anyone is this series have a family other than Bulma or Chi-Chi (and Goku too, I guess)? Not counting the ones they make themselves, of course. Videl has her dad, same as Chichi, 18 has her brother, master roshi has his sister. I think that is it other than goku and bulmas families. Y...
by irreality
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Hercule/Mr Satan unethical?
Replies: 19
Views: 1780

Re: Is (the H-word)/Mr Satan unethical?

I think him taking credit for the cell games was unethical -- the z warriors didn't agree to him doing that, even if they preferred it that way in the long run. He took credit and money for simply being a bystander. Buu saga he did play an integral role and everyone agreed to give him credit, plus h...
by irreality
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Merchandise Sales?
Replies: 59
Views: 6172

Re: Dragon Ball Super Merchandise Sales?

2011 was not only the end of Kai 1.0 but also the tsunami year -- I imagine that had to have an effect on domestic sales.
by irreality
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36736
Views: 2897850

Re: Super's manga by Toyotarō

I actually think the series has great female characters, but it does send the message that once you are married or older, you cannot be a fighter and female. That is a problematic message to send in a universe where fighting is literally the most important thing you can do-- it allows you to meet go...
by irreality
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36736
Views: 2897850

Re: Super's manga by Toyotarō

Alternate takes/counterparts to Gokû, Vegeta, and the others were what I was looking forward to the most with Uni 6. I'm likely in the minority, but I don't really care about just more new characters; why have a mirror universe and not utilize it, ya know? Same thing with teasing female saiyans las...
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Cooler's Revenge vs ROF, which do you like more?
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Cooler's Revenge vs ROF, which do you like more?

I don't think I ever watched that movie. I watched the "sequel" and it was "meh". I loved RoF, but the theater experience made up for a lot.
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super (Manga)" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 36736
Views: 2897850

Re: Super's manga by Toyotarō

I'm surprised more people aren't talking about the saiyan. I like his design, he has different eyes, not the standard "eyes fused with eyebrows" look of every other saiyan when they are serious. More like the Androids' eyes. I like that. :D I think the characters look quite interesting in the cover ...
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: EMP vs androids
Replies: 18
Views: 1762

Re: EMP vs androids

I don't think it would affect #17 and #18 very much. It would affect #16 and #19, since we are shown their innards and they are clearly metal. But I think all or most artificial components on #18 and #17 might have been organic/had a cellular structure so that Cell could absorb them. Otherwise, the...
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball remake in Path of Power/GT style
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

Re: Dragon Ball remake in Path of Power/GT style

GT's art/animation , although I think is technically "good" doesn't feel dragonball at all to me (I just don't jive with Nakatsuru's style at all). It is definitely in every way inferior to Maeda's notion of "on-model" that to replace it would be a shame. Path to Power had nice animation, but other ...
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: EMP vs androids
Replies: 18
Views: 1762

Re: EMP vs androids

I don't think it would affect #17 and #18 very much. It would affect #16 and #19, since we are shown their innards and they are clearly metal. But I think all or most artificial components on #18 and #17 might have been organic/had a cellular structure so that Cell could absorb them. Otherwise, ther...
by irreality
Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super Strength Discussion Thread
Replies: 33340
Views: 2000503

Re: Dragon Ball Super: Power Level Discussion Thread

My new explanation: God Ki is not just a level of strength, but also a quality of Ki -- based on Whis training, I would describe it as a "stillness" in the ki -- like if ki normally "vibrated" and God ki is just strength without that. When Goku Got SSG, he got a high level of Ki as well as God type ...
by irreality
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Gohan's lack of Mystic form explained?
Replies: 154
Views: 17574

Re: Gohan's lack of Mystic form explained?

I feel like they sort of quietly got rid of Zenkai boosts after Namek.
by irreality
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Do you think Vegeta had an abusive father?
Replies: 11
Views: 1481

Re: Do you think Vegeta had an abusive father?

No, I think his father loved him as much as is possible for Saiyan culture and his rank within. I know some of the shots were anime-only, but they do show his father being proud of him. But then again, his dad was killed when he was like 5, so long term, his influence would not have been as great as...
by irreality
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Super Animation Catalogue 2.0
Replies: 15919
Views: 1464157

Re: Animation Comparisons - (Eps 1 - 23) [Update 4]

I don't even watch One Piece from anything more than a couple of scenes I watched on YT to check it out afterhearing how popular it was a long time ago and I could see the influences on this episode clearly. There is one thing to have some off model shots done in DB's style, which are inevitable. B...