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by TheBigBoy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So what was the Namekian cataclysm?
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

So what was the Namekian cataclysm?

We know that all but one the Namekians were wiped out due to some cataclysm that's not really specified. And it must have been one hell of an event because Namekians are a pretty physically hearty race - long lived, naturally ki-proficient and the ability to regenerate. Plus they seemed to fairly te...
by TheBigBoy
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you be interested in a dubbed version of Super DB Heroes?
Replies: 48
Views: 6296

Re: Would you be interested in a dubbed version of Super DB Heroes?

I tried watching the first few episodes and to say it was pretty rough to get through is an understatement, so no.
by TheBigBoy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: TeamFourStar and Fair Use
Replies: 31
Views: 3986

Re: TeamFourStar and Fair Use

That Mary Sue article...yikes! Anyway, the fact that so many people say DBZA is best DBZ Dub says more about the quality of the Funimation dub than anything..
by TheBigBoy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I don't get "Wuxia" from the Kikuchi score
Replies: 28
Views: 1704

Re: I don't get "Wuxia" from the Kikuchi score

Plagiarism issues aside, I really like the Yamamoto score and think it's second to only Kikuchi...
by TheBigBoy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?
Replies: 27
Views: 2536

Re: Best looking Dragon Ball movie: The Path to Power or Super Broly?

Broly.

I might be a bit biased because I can't stand the GT-era art.
by TheBigBoy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much have you spent on the franchise?
Replies: 24
Views: 1445

Re: How much have you spent on the franchise?

I've bought 5 or 6 video games and a few DVDs. So a few hundred. And that's over a pretty long period of time.

If I could find the entire manga in English for a pretty cheap price I would snatch that up in a heartbeat.
by TheBigBoy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: TeamFourStar and Fair Use
Replies: 31
Views: 3986

Re: TeamFourStar and Fair Use

Super Saiyan Prime wrote:I remember when some click farm posted an article saying Abridged is the best way to watch DBZ.
This opinion is surprisingly prevalent online.
by TheBigBoy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Best looking Episodes in the Series
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Best looking Episodes in the Series

The one where Vegeta fights Recoome.
by TheBigBoy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Gen Fukunaga steps down as GM of Funimation.
Replies: 40
Views: 3000

Re: Gen Fukunaga steps down as GM of Funimation.

Getting out as a scandal heating up...smart man...
by TheBigBoy
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why are Hybrid Saiyans stronger than Pure Saiyans?
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Why are Hybrid Saiyans stronger than Pure Saiyans?

There's an element of human potential that is seen in the series but never really elaborated on. I mean, all Saiyans in the series seem to have a basis of ki-control. Flying, shooting energy blasts etc. On the other hand, 99.999% of humans don't even seem to realize it exists and only a small handfu...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Erasing Earth's memories of Boo...
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Erasing Earth's memories of Boo...

I mean, the central moral question of Dragon Ball seems to be "Does it make Goku happy?" I don't think it's meant to be thought about to much.
by TheBigBoy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

DBZ Uncensored in general has a real "time and place" quality to it. I re-read the site like a year back and saw some inaccuracies and weird, dated humor, fanboyish hyperbole and a general lack of nuance. You kinda have to put yourself in the mindset of a 13 year old from 1999 who was just getting i...
by TheBigBoy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 2815

Re: DBZ Uncensored 2 is gone.

I loved DBZ Uncensored. Greg Werner's old site was my first brush with the "real" version of DBZ. He posted a bunch of screen caps from his low quality fansubs, largely without explanation. Thankfully, I discovered DBZ Uncensored and Psaros was able to largely contextualize what I was seeing. Like w...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dealing with recasts: then and now
Replies: 17
Views: 1473

Re: Dealing with recasts: then and now

The English recastings in general have been improvements. Freeza in particular.

I still hold the biggest problems with the English dub cast are the guys who have been around the longest (Schemmel, Sabat, Strait etc) but they aren't going anywhere.
by TheBigBoy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dub Changes That Don't Bother You...that much
Replies: 141
Views: 11959

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

Not a "dub" change exactly but I always liked Piccolo's quasi-Shakesperean dialogue he uses for a time in the Viz translation.
by TheBigBoy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Replacement opening rankings
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: Replacement opening rankings

Rock The Dragon was pretty catchy when I was 12. And at least they had the good sense to use some clips from the movies and the actual intros which look quite a bit better than footage from the actual episodes. That Funimation intro they started using in "Season 4" or whatever is freaking terrible. ...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of the 3 modern films has the best promotional song?
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: Which of the 3 modern films has the best promotional song?

F by Maximum The Hormone is far and away the best song to be associated with the modern Dragon Ball films. Or hell, all of them really.