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by TheBigBoy
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Affiliates that showed DBZ in Syndication+Ratings! (Now with ACTUAL INFO)
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Affiliates that showed DBZ in Syndication+Ratings! (Now with ACTUAL INFO)

I remember an EGM of all things circa 1997, in their preview of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout claiming that Dragon Ball Z, that is, the syndicated Saban dub got higher ratings in certain markets than the freaking X-files. I thought it was sort of a dubious claim at the time...In my area (Indianapolis),...
by TheBigBoy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?
Replies: 87
Views: 4558

Re: How would you write a Grand Finale arc for the franchise?

The ToP arc felt like it could have been this. You get all the main fighters together, including many who haven't seen action in a while, put them in a massive rumble with all the strongest fighters of the other universes to determine the fate of the multiverse? On paper, it sounds like it would be ...
by TheBigBoy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which arcs do you think each recurring character was best and worst potrayed in and why?
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Which arcs do you think each recurring character was best and worst potrayed in and why?

Vegeta is at his absolute best in the Namek/Freeza arcs. Just a "freakin' genius" who is thinking 2 steps ahead of everyone else. Picking off Freeza's lieutenants like a villain in a slasher movie and using his newfound abilities to his advantage. Even just having Kuririn nearly kill him to boost hi...
by TheBigBoy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?
Replies: 211
Views: 12916

Re: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?

Yeah I think people get too wrapped around the axle about how certain things are pronounced. Do people in other languages get like this when they watch dubs of Spongebob or whatever?
by TheBigBoy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Make sense of a weird localization change (in universe)
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Make sense of a weird localization change (in universe)

Here's a potentially fun thought experiment. Over the years there's been tons of weird, questionable changes to Dragon Ball when localized to other territories. In this thread, let's try to think of an in-universe explanation for these changes. For example...in the English manga by Viz, Piccolo has ...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?
Replies: 30
Views: 1657

Re: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?

Well yeah, it's not a surprise at all, that doesn't have a bearing on how well of a job I think he does though!
by TheBigBoy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?
Replies: 30
Views: 1657

Re: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?

I'm mainly talking about the people who are still around from "Season 3" of the DBZ dub. Mainly Sabat, Schemmel etc...though I don't have a hard and fast cutoff. I think they are definitely the weakest parts of the dub cast. They also happen to be the most beloved voices by the dub fans, so what do ...
by TheBigBoy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?
Replies: 30
Views: 1657

Re: Do you believe Nadolny would’ve improved if she came back?

I always thought she sounded like a chainsmoker. Like if Gohan was voiced by Lunchlady Doris. Her Goku is better than her Gohan but it's still not good! People freaking love her though. I watched one of those "voice comparison" videos for Gohan on Youtube and all of the top comments were saying that...
by TheBigBoy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Something really cool about Tullece that I never noticed before recently.
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Something really cool about Tullece that I never noticed before recently.

Makes me wish that all his henchmen were just evil versions of Kuririn, Ten, Yamcha, Chaozu and Piccolo wearing Saiyan armor but still with no explanation in the movie. :lol:
by TheBigBoy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How many years do you expect the current DB Renaissance to continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Re: How many years do you expect the current DB Renaissance to continue?

Stuff never seems to "end" now. So yeah, I'd figure forever.
by TheBigBoy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Times when Anime outdid the manga scenes
Replies: 40
Views: 4949

Re: Times when Anime outdid the manga scenes

The Saiyan arc training filler. When I read the manga adaptation of the story years later I was shocked by how quickly that material flew by. The anime version does a lot for Gohan's character development. Plus most of the training filler is pretty fun. Goku's adventures along Serpent Path, scenes o...
by TheBigBoy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is there a "side-story" you wish would happen?
Replies: 45
Views: 2140

Re: Is there a "side-story" you wish would happen?

As others have said, a young Roshi side-story holds tons of potential. I would totally watch/read it. Hell, you could probably make an entire series about it as there's tons of ground you could cover. His training with Mutaito, his friendship and falling out with Tsurennin, the battle against Piccol...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?
Replies: 78
Views: 4422

Re: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?

The fact in many countries the Saiyan arc was able to catch on with major success without prior knowledge of Early DB speaks for itself. It caught on because little kids liked seeing people kick and punch each other. Not because it’s a good starting point Yeah, because at the time that was still so...
by TheBigBoy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?
Replies: 78
Views: 4422

Re: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?

I was confused, but I didn't mind. I was into it from the start. Killing off the main character a few episodes in was a hell of a hook.
by TheBigBoy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Overall Would You Say The Dragonball Fandom Is Positive Or Negative Compared To Other Fandoms?
Replies: 78
Views: 4982

Re: Overall Would You Say The Dragonball Fandom Is Positive Or Negative Compared To Other Fandoms?

All fandoms are pretty bad for whatever reason. I'm not incredibly involved but I would say the DB fandom of today isn't that bad. Some people come off as condescending but I don't think it's that bad. I used to post on the old planetnamek.com forums back in the early days of the Funi dub. And THAT ...
by TheBigBoy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1512

Re: How much of Dragon Ball do you actually think is good?

The manga arcs are great . Freeza arc has some pacing issues (especially in the anime) and Namek as a setting is dull as hell. The Android arc suffers because the characters have become so powerful with so many tools at their disposal they have to be written as dumb or callous. But the highs of both...
by TheBigBoy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can I just ignore Super's existence?
Replies: 92
Views: 6430

Re: Can I just ignore Super's existence?

Nope you gotta accept it, sorry bud them's the breaks
by TheBigBoy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could the androids arc have happened with them being weaker?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Could the androids arc have happened with them being weaker?

Polyphase Avatron wrote:It would require a lot more incompetence on the part of the protagonists to let Cell become a major threat.
You mean even more incompetence?