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by Footlong Shoe
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 14525
Views: 1079667

Re: "Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2" Official Discussion Thread

Has anyone seen the Deluxe edition on Amazon yet? All I say is Day 1 and the Collector edition with the Goku figure. I'm gonna preorder the Day 1 but I'm worried that wont be coming with the season pass. Any confirmations on this? Day 1 edition is just the game with the pre-order bonus. The Deluxe ...
by Footlong Shoe
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Viz's Print Edition of the "Full Colour Comics" Discussion
Replies: 836
Views: 88261

Re: Viz's Print Edition of the "Full Colour Comics" Discussion

You know, the strangest thing about Viz censoring Mr. Satan is the fact that they bother acknowledging that it is his ring name. That is, before dropping it forever afterwards. What was the point of that? It just feels frustrating that they would leave it in "their continuity" to showcase that they...
by Footlong Shoe
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

Thanks for the input, Herms. As for the other discussion, do you feel any certain way about how idioms should be translated? I'm starting to lean more towards changing it to fit the language it's being translated into.
by Footlong Shoe
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

I didn't think about that, although I did notice something else. In episode 36, it gets translated to "Senzu", but in Episode 37 it's back to "senzu bean". However you look at it there's some inconsistency here.
by Footlong Shoe
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

"Wow, that baby chicken has a really high temperature!" Kind of loses the entire point, doesn't it? That does help put it into perspective a bit. I don't know, I never noticed any idioms in Dragon Ball that I couldn't figure out, but I guess it does make more sense to change them as long as it gets...
by Footlong Shoe
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

This is a hard argument because I see the logic in both sides. "Weasel's last fart" is what Goku said , but "last parting shot" is what he meant . I feel like "Weasel's last fart" isn't a great example for this. I was able to infer what it meant pretty easily, and I'm sure there are much more foreig...
by Footlong Shoe
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

I just went back and checked, myself. He must've changed how he translated "senzu" sometime after the Saiyan arc, because he was still using "senzu bean" then.

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by Footlong Shoe
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

Re: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

I didn't know about the time machine mistake! That's pretty interesting. Also, I thought "senzu bean" was used in the Dragon Box subtitles (I remember that catching my attention) but I could be wrong.
by Footlong Shoe
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: "The most accurate subtitle track ever"?
Replies: 36
Views: 15968

"The most accurate subtitle track ever"?

On the back of the box for Funimation's Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season 1 , among bullet points such as "True to the manga and packed with action" and "Backed by a spectacular new English dub", there's one statement that caught my eye: "The most accurate subtitle track ever". Are these subtitles any more ...
by Footlong Shoe
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Deus Ex Machina
Replies: 42
Views: 2368

Re: Deus Ex Machina

My take on this whole car business: It's all characterization. I'll first follow Snow_Lilies in saying that the point was precisely to give Ten an illegitimate -- one might even say pyrrhic -- victory, thoroughly humbling him. At the same time, while I'll agree that the haphazard nature of it is qu...
by Footlong Shoe
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your fondest memories related to DB?
Replies: 48
Views: 3926

Re: Your fondest memories related to DB?

For me, my fondest memory is reading the manga for the first time. My friend in elementary school was really into manga, and he would show me whatever manga he brought with him that day. The only one that ever really caught my attention was Dragon Ball, probably because it was funny to me, whereas a...
by Footlong Shoe
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Kai Dub and Goku's character
Replies: 22
Views: 2009

Re: DBZ Kai Dub and Goku's character

The line that always threw me off in Battle of Gods was Goku's "I will not let you destroy my world!" which in Japanese was "Stop having fun destroying things!" (I don't speak Japanese so I'm going by Steve Simmons' translation) The thing about the Kai dub (as well as other dubbed material that came...
by Footlong Shoe
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What are you most happy and agitated with regarding super?
Replies: 142
Views: 8041

Re: What are you most happy and agitated with regarding supe

Right now the thing I love about Super is its humor. Sure a few jokes have fallen flat, but stuff like Vegeta and the pacifier can be pretty funny. I actually laughed out loud when he found out what it was. As for what's not so great, so far it's just felt small to me. Each story arc took place in o...
by Footlong Shoe
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best way to watch Android Saga?
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Best way to watch Android Saga?

English Kai isn't a bad way to go, but you said it was the version you know, so I assume you've already seen it. There's nothing wrong with watching it again, but if you do go with Kai, I personally think you should watch it in Japanese, just because you haven't seen it that way yet. You might as we...
by Footlong Shoe
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What aspects do you think tarnished the Dragonball brand?
Replies: 117
Views: 8973

Re: What aspects do you think tarnished the Dragonball brand

Not saying it's wrong, but that seems slightly at odds with what he was supposed to have said in the introduction to the work in question: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/manga/spin-offs/crossovers/cross-epoch/ Even though it’s called a “collaboration”, Oda-kun did almost everything, including the story....
by Footlong Shoe
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Funimation's dub be titled "Dragon Ball Z Super"
Replies: 17
Views: 2086

Re: Will Funimation's dub be titled "Dragon Ball Z Super"

many DBZ fans may tune out Super before it even gets to the new stuff--because for all they know the new stuff isn't even coming. I have to admit, I tuned out of the series around episode 6 or 7, and didn't watch anymore until around episode 28, after the Freeza arc ended. I get the feeling a lot o...
by Footlong Shoe
Sun May 29, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do your DB language preferences relate to others?
Replies: 63
Views: 3206

Re: How do your DB language preferences relate to others?

I'm gonna borrow a term from metamoss here and say I'm also "dub-sub agnostic". Although, a lot of it relies on culture. When I'm watching a series like One Piece or Fullmetal Alchemist, there's no real cultural background, so I can watch the dub and have a pretty similar experience. However, when t...
by Footlong Shoe
Sat May 21, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Pronunciation of "Whis"
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: The Pronunciation of "Whis"

I pronounce "Whis" with the long E sound. I like when name puns keep some distance from the word they're derived from. It's the same reason I prefer "Bulma" over "Blooma".
by Footlong Shoe
Mon May 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in discussing the social issues of DB?
Replies: 292
Views: 14013

Re: Anyone interested in discussing the social issues of DB?

It was made for Japanese boys in the age range of thinking girls have cooties. Also I find most "bad" portrayals of women are usually blamed on her not being some over the top action girl, like there is something wrong with being effeminate http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RealWomenDontWe...
by Footlong Shoe
Mon May 09, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in discussing the social issues of DB?
Replies: 292
Views: 14013

Re: Anyone interested in discussing the social issues of DB?

This is an issue I feel somewhat strongly about, so I'd like to state my thoughts. I can see why people are offended by General Blue, and especially Otokosuki, but I usually just write this off because it's comedy. I'll admit, I never saw either of them as especially problematic, but the fact is, it...