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by 8bitdee
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Does Dragon Ball even feel like a story anymore?
Replies: 93
Views: 4502

Re: Does Dragon Ball even feel like a story anymore?

Despite Toriyama 'writing' it, it has no direction or vision. At this point it's more of an advertisement to sell toys and merchandise than anything else. Selling merch was always a byproduct of Dragon Ball's stories, now it seems to be its main objective. You only say that because you probably wat...
by 8bitdee
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: It blows my mind how irrelevant Trunks/Goten were for all 131 Super episodes
Replies: 73
Views: 4974

Re: It blows my mind how irrelevant Trunks/Goten were for all 131 Super episodes

How relevant do you want them to be? Looking back on it, Gotenks was one of Toriyama's most joke character ever. I don't think they were ever that relevant, just fodder used to extend the series with more chapters of crazy Buu arc concepts he was coming up at the time.
by 8bitdee
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Reactions to Son Goku's emotional epiphany+Omen awakening
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: Reactions to Son Goku's emotional epiphany+Omen awakening

I still think it was weird as hell to have Frieza cross Goku's mind saying "Son Goku-san." As if Frieza would be cheering on Goku with such earnest :lol:
by 8bitdee
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Goku Black and Jiren
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: Goku Black and Jiren

Well it’s easy, jiren wasn’t though of by the author yet. Of course they wouldn’t do anything the strongest mortal in the multiverse, so thinking of a logical explanation is probably not the best thing to do. Of course the alternate time line works well, but is just head canon THIS. I can't believe...
by 8bitdee
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: What happened to this version?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

What happened to this version?

http://i63.tinypic.com/152z0i9.png When the trailer for the Universe survival arc first came out, these scenes played out but I just realized they were nowhere to be in neither the anime nor the manga. Toyotaro tried to recreate it: [spoiler] http://i66.tinypic.com/wskqx.png [/spoiler] but even the...
by 8bitdee
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Why do YOU personally watch Super?
Replies: 49
Views: 1968

Why do YOU personally watch Super?

With Super ending, the ToP not living up to people's expectations, and Goku's new transformation, I feel like the atmosphere around here is that people don't really like it. "It's predictable." "There's no tension." "Toei's animation sucks." "The writing is horrendous." "Toriyama is out of ideas." "...
by 8bitdee
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: So who's really gonna be the last antagonist of the anime?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: So who's really gonna be the last antagonist of the anime?

You recognize that Super is ending in March yet still think they're gonna squeeze a final battle against Jiren, a NEW villain reveal, a new plottwist, and a new final battle in just three episodes?
by 8bitdee
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Mastered Ultra Instinct [Spoiler Discussion Thread]
Replies: 269
Views: 19451

Re: Mastered Ultra Instinct [Spoiler Discussion Thread]

It doesn't change the fact that it's only a recolor, but I think that maybe this "transformation" is another case of Toei making a big deal of something that is not pretended by Toriyama to be that much. It's only Goku with "angel" hair. This. Anyway, I can't believe there is a dislike for somethin...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goku's Ascension to true Godhood.
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Goku's Ascension to true Godhood.

The idea of making Goku a literal God is so off-putting. He's suppose to be a "regular" guy. I put quotes on regular because being an alien with superman-like powers is anything but regular, but by regular I mean his personality. He's just a kid from the jungle who just wants to get stronger and the...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Mastered Ultra Instinct [Spoiler Discussion Thread]
Replies: 269
Views: 19451

Re: Mastered Ultra Instinct [Spoiler Discussion Thread]

Well that's disappointing. Not only is the design horrible, but also now it also makes UI ANOTHER TRANSFORMATION, where before it was implied to simply be a STATE of perfect martial arts instinct (that's why his hair was back to black, he was not using any transformation, he was simply letting his b...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Let's Talk About God Ki
Replies: 15
Views: 1229

Re: Let's Talk About God Ki

I think calling it God Ki, and the new transformation Super Saiyan God, was the downfall of this concept to begin with as it implied an otherworldly level yet it's been half-assedly used as simply a power-up for Saiyans which other characters have been able to obtain without having anything "godly" ...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Replacing Goku's VA?
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Replacing Goku's VA?

With Hiromi Tsuru passing away recently, replacing her (and other characters who have been given new VAs) isn't much a big deal since Bulma was mostly a supporting character. But what if something were to happen to Masako Nozawa? She is in her 80s after all (I don't know how she's capable of still d...
by 8bitdee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Vegeta will receive the Kid Boo treatment again... very original
Replies: 154
Views: 8105

Re: Vegeta will receive the Kid Boo treatment again... very original

What's the point of making a topic when there exists TWO threads (the episode one 127 and the official Super thread) where you can talk about this? Why do people feel so pressed to complain so loudly about a kid show not going their way?
by 8bitdee
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Episode Discussion Archive
Topic: Super Episode 127 (11 February 2018)
Replies: 406
Views: 49053

Re: Super Episode 127 (11 February 2018)

This episode proves just how bad of a main character Goku has become. 17's interactions with Jiren were more enjoyable and contributed more to the plot than the past dozens of episodes of Goku going "omg, you're like sooooo strong, let's fight!" And yeah that backstory was as generic as they come an...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: "Dragon Ball Super" Series Official Announcement & Discussion Thread
Replies: 74393
Views: 4598698

Re: "Dragon Ball Super" Official Announcement & Discussion Thread

Everyone knows 17 is getting resurrected at the end of the series, but it was still a nice move by Toei because it was unexpected. I was literally thinking during this episode how the tension is non-existent since no one is fighting to kill (until Frieza) so while the universe is in danger of gettin...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 3775
Views: 217941

Re: Things that grind your gears

People not understanding the anime exists solely to sell merchandise to little children (check out one of Kanzenshuu's latest podcast to see the difference in profits between broadcast licensing and merchandise licensing. It's astronomical) and thus taking things too seriously like discussing power ...
by 8bitdee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Do you think Toei botched Jiren?
Replies: 111
Views: 6632

Re: Do you think Toei botched Jiren?

Hard to botch something that has no substance to begin with. If Toriyama had come up with a somewhat interesting enemy (which he still can as proven by Zamasu and Hit), Toei would've had something to work with.
by 8bitdee
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: But seriously, how did the Falcouner soundtrack even make it to air?
Replies: 339
Views: 40000

Re: But seriously, how did the Falcouner soundtrack even make it to air?

It's not so much that the Falcouner OST was bad, but rather how it was used. It was overused , with literally almost every damn minute of anime air time having background music that killed the atmosphere of it. Especially those scenes that required some quiet time. The songs and production value of ...
by 8bitdee
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Official On-Going Dragon Ball Super Movie Thread: "Broly"
Replies: 14247
Views: 937429

Re: Official "DB 2018 Movie" Discussion Thread

With Toei cancelling DBS I surely hope that Dragon Ball Z 2018 movie will go above and beyond because BoG and RF weren't that good, IMO. It didn't top Wrath of the Dragon for me. RoF, I can understand, but BoG? Hmm..... now THAT'S a minority DB opinion, considering that BoG was the start of the reb...
by 8bitdee
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: (Spoilers for 126) Writing inconsistency - One of worst parts of Super
Replies: 24
Views: 2156

Re: (Spoilers for 126) Writing inconsistency - One of worst parts of Super

This is just my opinion, but I think the inconsistency is a cause of the series having no cornerstone. Sure, Toriyama gives TOEI bullet points, but then they have to half-assedly fill in the details, and it shows. I'd be all up for Toyotaro taking over if it mean consistency. As I wrote in another t...