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by Saikyo no Senshi
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14246
Views: 907789

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Anniversary special treatment. It will go back to its usual self when it comes back. :P
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who are the best written couple in DB?
Replies: 138
Views: 4008

Re: Who are the best written couple in DB?

Kale and Caulifla. No contest here. I mean, the bar's pretty low as it is. The het couples range from godawful to whatever. Kale/Caulifla has bit of chemistry going and their interactions have all been pleasant. I hope they actually go forward with it in future stories and not back out like cowards.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How many years do you expect the current DB Renaissance to continue?
Replies: 12
Views: 716

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

Toei said OP, Precure and DB are their flagship titles, so uh yeah probably never. They will continue doing what they are doing now. TV series for 2 yrs., then follow up with a movie while the manga and spin-off series continue, then back to TV and repeat this formula over and over again.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 27
Views: 2729

Re: Was Yu Yu Hakusho trying to copy Dragon Ball Z?

I'm used to the "every shounen is a rip-off of Dragon Ball cause the MC likes to eat, wears an orange outfit, has wacky hair" and all that bullshit, but this is next level.

By this logic, Dragon Ball was trying to copy Slump cause it had the same main staff, music composer and most of the seiyuus.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBS demographic breakdown
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: DBS demographic breakdown

Old DB as well. JUMP titles for the most part skew teens/adults. OP, HeroAca and Haikyuu in the list for example also have higher teen/adult viewers than kids. Shingeki, while not JUMP is another shounen series that has a similar fanbase.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBS demographic breakdown
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: DBS demographic breakdown

Yes, obviously.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBS demographic breakdown
Replies: 10
Views: 878

DBS demographic breakdown

f-ism conducts a survey every year by utilizing data collected via entertainment audience research system or "eb-i". It sheds light on the demographics of the industry, audience viewing habits etc. Super useful. They provide a free sample, so here's DBS demo during Oct 2015 - Mar 2016 and Oct 2016 ...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Overall Would You Say The Dragonball Fandom Is Positive Or Negative Compared To Other Fandoms?
Replies: 78
Views: 4423

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

It hasn't reached Star Wars levels of bad with blatant racism and misogyny, but it is definitely not welcoming to all people. So, yeah I'd say its bad.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14246
Views: 907789

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Because majority of women weren't treated as people if history is anything to go by, so its no surprise there weren't many female warriors. Those expectations and actions from men are a billion percent rooted in sexism.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How popular is Dragon Ball in comparison to DBZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: How popular is Dragon Ball in comparison to DBZ?

In Japan, it had better average ratings than both Z and GT. So, yeah it was super popular. This modern era has definitely marketed everything on the Z portion and forward cause of more marketing potential (maybe?) cause the early series didn't have transformations and all that shit. It is no surpris...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 5503

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

Can Neon Genesis Evangelion qualify as a Shonen anime? I've always thought that anime screams Seinen. The anime's demo was never specified to my knowledge, but yeah the majority of the fanbase are teens and adults in their 20s/30s. The manga though was published in a shounen magazine, but later mov...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime
Replies: 95
Views: 5503

Re: Where would you rank DB among "Shounen" Anime

Probably somewhere around #15-20. I have only seen 20 or so battle shounen though. And, most of them kick Dragon Ball's ass with ease. It is alright for what it was in the 80s-90s. But, many of its competitors back then(YYH, Saint Seiya, Slam Dunk etc) executed the shounen formula better than it eve...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Has the role of female characters improved?
Replies: 49
Views: 3698

Re: Has the role of female characters improved?

"Men being underrepresented". :lol: "Western SJWs ruining non-SJW land Japan". :lol: "The rest of the non-Western world doesn't care about equal representation". :lol: Sorry, had to laugh. That's hilariously inaccurate. Won't even get into the whole shounen/seinen is male and shoujo is female crap a...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Has the role of female characters improved?
Replies: 49
Views: 3698

Re: Has the role of female characters improved?

Kind of. Caulifla, Kale and Ribrainne were much needed additions in this excessively male dominated franchise. That's always been one of my big problems with this franchise. So, I'm glad they finally gave us female Super Saiyans. Also, Ribrainne is a ton of fun. #18 got a decent role too although wi...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Toei’s Kale supposed to have a crush on Caulifla?
Replies: 46
Views: 3400

Re: Is Toei’s Kale supposed to have a crush on Caulifla?

Do the people responsible for Japanese entertainment even care about appealing to the LGBT community? The country’s politics are complicated in general, but they seem to be pretty firmly on the Conservative side of things. They do far more than Western fans think they do. While there's some unfortu...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Is Toei’s Kale supposed to have a crush on Caulifla?
Replies: 46
Views: 3400

Re: Is Toei’s Kale supposed to have a crush on Caulifla?

Yes! I'm actually glad the anime staff went that route instead of the boring stuff the manga did. Episode #114's climax pretty much made it clear for me that Kale has romantic feelings for Caulifla. The annoying this they might never address it and will leave it as a subtext. Like in a "wink wink yo...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Dragon Ball Super DVD and Blu-ray Sales
Replies: 78
Views: 20111

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" DVD and Blu-ray Sales

I remember someone once saying DBS' sales on DVD & Blu-ray are due to it not appealing to the otaku market. Any truth to this? There are quite a few DB fans who are otakus. But, yeah the percentage is far less when compared to a big late night hit anime. Besides, DB makes it money through other mea...
by Saikyo no Senshi
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Top 5 Most Controversial Modern DB Plots
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: Top 5 Most Controversial Modern DB Plots

Rapist Roshi. That was an actual problem worth getting mad about. The series would be better off never ever doing it again. Rest of the in-universe stuff, while frustrating isn't controversial.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14246
Views: 907789

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

Wiki lists worldwide gross which is $85 million. Out of which it made $70+ million in Japan alone. $77.1 million to be precise. It came out in 2013, so obviously exchange rates of that year is taken. ANN got the calculation wrong.
by Saikyo no Senshi
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14246
Views: 907789

Re: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"

The target demo isn't kids. Kids as in toddlers and pre-teens. Not saying they don't matter or young children who like DB don't exist, they do. But, just like in the old days the demo skews teens(12+) and adults(mostly 20-34). It is the case with most shounen titles in fact, but especially old title...