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by Shaddy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball Recut [COMPLETE], Dragon Ball Kai Recut [WIP, Saiyan to Cell COMPLETE], Dragon Ball Z Recut [WIP]
Replies: 397
Views: 197531

Re: Dragon Ball Recut [COMPLETE], Dragon Ball Z Kai Recut [WORK IN PROGRESS], Dragon Ball Z Recut [WORK IN PROGRESS]

Color-corrected or not, it's still cropped, which is straight-up unfixable without using footage from some other source.
by Shaddy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Anime influence manga reading and elsewhere?
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Anime influence manga reading and elsewhere?

Yeah, this is a pretty common thing. The muddled weirdness happens when you've only seen a show in Japanese only for you to read an English manga. Or inversely, reading a manga first and imagining certain English voices of characters only for the Japanese ones to weird you out when it's adapted to a...
by Shaddy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you think Dragon Ball would have a need to took inspiration from others franchises ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2176

Re: Do you think Dragon Ball would have a need to took inspiration from others franchises ?

Obviously it does. Dragon Ball's problems stem from aggressive traditionalism, worrying too much about what feels sort-of like standard Dragon Ball and not enough about what's actually really good and interesting. It's common for Japanese series to do this, running themselves into the ground and som...
by Shaddy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's original ending is dark for a gag manga
Replies: 18
Views: 1578

Re: Dragon Ball's original ending is dark for a gag manga

While what the original timeline could have been ends catastrophically, I think it's a bit misleading to title this as "Dragon Ball's original ending is dark", since even if the timeline we see is an altered one, it's still the same characters and world, and the prime area which the storyline takes ...
by Shaddy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 39308

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

To put it simply, Super is awesome moments intercut with completely stupid ones while GT is consistent mediocrity. I prefer the former style of storytelling, as it's just more consistent with Dragon Ball as a whole and actually has great moments. GT is something I want to see finally die, and maybe ...
by Shaddy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

ABED wrote:Then your answer is DB then Kai?
Shaddy wrote:Iamthemilkman's Dragon Ball Recut, DB Kai, then BoG, RoF, and starting at episode 28 of Super would be the way I'd recommend
by Shaddy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

If it's all about the way you view the pacing, fine. But several of your posts have been about modern standards and whether DB would be popular if it came out today, which is not your view on pacing as much as you speaking for others. To bottom line it, you wouldn't recommend any of the anime. Your...
by Shaddy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

That's incredibly vague given that each story should have its own pacing. There's not some platonic ideal about pacing nor do standards matter. It's up for each individual to decide. Maybe what I think it should be is vague. What isn't vague is that the way it is is what I think it shouldn't be. I'...
by Shaddy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

Okay what exactly constitutes "modern" now? Because according to Generations, "modern Sonic" is everything from 06 onward, except you compare Unleashed to them, even though it's one of them? If modern is just 'recent', then there's only been 2 main series games in the last five years, and neither of...
by Shaddy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

It's far easier to assess quality in hindsight, but no one goes into these things trying to make a bad movie or TV show. Obviously? I never implied anything like that, just that Dragon Ball, when compared to the things that succeeded it, doesn't really hold up in my opinion, and I would say changin...
by Shaddy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

You bring up "today's standards" as if it's immediately obvious that they are better. DB is certainly a product of its time, but that's not a bad thing. Barney Stinson wasn't right when he said "new is always better". DB is anything but lifeless. I didn't say they were better, I said they were stan...
by Shaddy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

I'm not going to pick this apart piece by piece but it is inarguable that DB has stood the test of time. It continues to pick up fans. So do plenty of things, plenty of which were never good in the first place. DB was never meant to be complex. It's a whimsical and very simple story and the brillia...
by Shaddy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

I have no idea what today's pacing is like or what you are basing it on, nor do I have a basis to say whether that pacing is better than it used to be. Well but... I do. I've brought up the current lineup of Hunter X Hunter, One Punch, Hero Academia, JoJo, Food Wars, Attack on Titan and tons of oth...
by Shaddy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

There's no way to know for certain. For one, DB is a big influence on a lot of manga and anime. It's like wondering if The Beatles would be popular if they came out today. It's a moot point seeing as how a lot of music is influenced either directly or indirectly by them. Things would be vastly diff...
by Shaddy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

It still picks up fans today and will for the forseeable future. Yeah, because it was already popular. There are WAY too many variables to make the sort of statement you just did. Sure, pacing is important, but it's one of many aspects to consider. I made the Black Clover comparison because that sh...
by Shaddy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

You seem to limit the anime to DBZ. The original DB anime has some of the same problems, and even Kai or Super don't fix everything. "Better" and "good" are not necessarily synonymous here. As to your point about considering someone new to the show, I will reiterate, DBZ was popular all over the wo...
by Shaddy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

This is totally disingenuous. Goku vs Majin Vegeta and Goku vs Kid Boo in the anime are both INSANELY HEAVY on added fight material. Yes there's also added dialogue (more so with Goku vs Majin Vegeta), but to claim that there's "more standing around talking" added than there is actual fighting isn'...
by Shaddy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

The goal of a story is to not get to the end as quick as possible. The goal of any good story is to keep the characters from getting what they want. While I can appreciate quick pacing, it has its drawbacks. We might understand something, but we won't necessarily feel it emotionally. Except not rus...
by Shaddy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

That's what they did. Goku and Majin Vegeta's fight mostly happened of page in the manga while the anime showed us an entire fight, one that was anticipated for years. What a disappointment it must've been for manga only readers at the time to see such a bult up fight be pushed to the side. The sam...
by Shaddy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.
Replies: 139
Views: 8053

Re: Something superior to arguing canon: entertainment order.

I know Naruto wasn't perfect as it also had issues thanks to the weekly format but if I had to pick between filler arcs or filler in canon material I'd take the arcs anyday as they go a long way in making the canon material better. And I'll say that in terms of pacing, watching only the canon episo...