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by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season
Replies: 34
Views: 993

Re: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season

I mean, it goes far beyond mere aesthetics. Then again this isn’t the right place to discuss the pros and cons of AOT and the like, especially since I was already asked not to spoil. :lol: LOL, I forgot about that aspect. Still, I must be missing something because Shingeki no Kyo-jin seems to be sc...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?
Replies: 10187
Views: 905293

Re: What's your most recent Dragonball purchase?

I'm actually going to use these soon, as the show is leaving Hulu. This is why I can never get behind streaming, you never know when your favorite show will be removed. I've also read that people are having issues with some services due to the amount of people using them now. Physical media is a on...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season
Replies: 34
Views: 993

Re: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season

I have never held interest in seeing the desires of American fans of Japanese cartoons and comics catered to in said cartoons and comics. Otaku are interesting because of the historical context that saw their original birth and we see this reflected in the use of moe characters or various technical...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?
Replies: 67
Views: 1839

Re: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?

I never bother with The Last Airbender because I never cared for the Avatar: TLAB franchise. From what I've seen, DBE is a better movie because DBE was going to be awful, to begin with, and has a cheesy B movie vibe to it. With The Last Airbender, it had better special effects and it was made by a ...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season
Replies: 34
Views: 993

Re: Funimation Featured on Anime Production Committees For Three Titles in Winter 2020 Season

Funimation can use their international expertise to better market the show to foreign viewers. This might prevent things such as big delays from when something is released in Japan and when it goes overseas. Funimation is now able to take part ownership of some titles directly when bringing them to...
by Planetnamek
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?
Replies: 67
Views: 1839

Re: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?

I haven't seen The Last Airbender, but I'd find it very difficult to believe that it could even scratch Dragon Ball Evolution in how awful it was. It wasn't just awful from a, "I'm a fan of the series and they bastardized it!" standpoint, but that it was an awful movie from top to bottom. If it did...
by Planetnamek
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 1948

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

For the DVDs that are overpriced(I.E. Frieza Revealed) if you've got a VCR i'd recommend getting the VHS counterparts instead as those tend to be a lot cheaper(Regardless of whether you are getting the uncut or edited versions) and the picture quality is more or less the same as the DVDs(and i've h...
by Planetnamek
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 1948

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

Everyone here has it right. Since you prefer the English dub, the order for you should be: Dragon Ball Blue Bricks > Kai Blu-Rays > The Final Chapters Blu-Rays > GT Green Bricks The subtitles for these episodes are notable in that they sub the Japanese dialogue; there's no equivalent for the Englis...
by Planetnamek
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/skip?
Replies: 69
Views: 1948

Re: Watched Dragon Ball Z as a kid - interested in rewatching the series. What series/versions/releases should I pick/sk

For the most realistically available/affordable physical releases go for; DB Blue Bricks Either Z or Kai Blu-ray sets GT Green Bricks Super Blu-rays The old single DVDs can still be found 2nd hand, but are a pain to track down, and some are annoyingly overpriced. They're the closest you can get to ...
by Planetnamek
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?
Replies: 67
Views: 1839

Re: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?

DBE had such a low budget it was pretty much doomed from the start. That said, I always thought Chow Yun Fat COULD have been a good Roshi, had they aged him up via make up. Only showing him young during flashbacks. I also at least appreciate that they TRIED to make the world a bit fantastic and col...
by Planetnamek
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Many English Dubs (Revised)
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: The Many English Dubs (Revised)

What about the Frontier dub of DB?
by Planetnamek
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Other Fictional Characters that would fit in Dragon Ball
Replies: 31
Views: 894

Re: Other Fictional Characters that would fit in Dragon Ball

Speaking of robots, I think the Terminators would fit right in.
by Planetnamek
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?
Replies: 67
Views: 1839

Re: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?

I'd say Evolution is better but only technically. As in, the special effects and cinematography of Evolution worked much better than what we got in TLA. TLA had so many bewildering special effects moments that took you out of the film so even if you'd managed to get past the trainwreck story and su...
by Planetnamek
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?
Replies: 67
Views: 1839

Re: Would you say Dragonball Evolution is better or worse than The Last Airbender?

Way fucking better, DE at least tries to do its own thing separate from the anime. Last Airbender makes the mistake of trying to adapt an entire season of a show for a 90 minute movie which can't be done without feeling rushed and half-assed. Also DE at least had well-done fight scenes, LA is just a...
by Planetnamek
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 6889
Views: 664936

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I'm going through the Kanzenshuu podcast from the beginning(so far i'm up to episode 28) and when I get to the episode that features the guy that talks about the original plans for the box set, i'll be sure to mention it on here. It's a shame the RTD set came out so half-assed, i'm grateful the Saba...
by Planetnamek
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 6889
Views: 664936

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

There were plans to include the rest of the TV airings of DBZ on the Rock the Dragon set? Wow that's news to me :shock: I never heard that before anywhere, it's really too bad that didn't end up happening, I definitely would've paid good money to have all of the recaps and NEPs with Dale Kelly.
by Planetnamek
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy
Replies: 35
Views: 1458

Re: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy

I can understand thinking the Faulconer score sounds out of place, though I personally wouldn't call it generic as I can't think of another soundtrack that sounds anything like it. Some of the dialogue is laughable, didn't really notice that as a kid, but even as an adult I can honestly i've heard W...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy
Replies: 35
Views: 1458

Re: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy

And given DB's Wuxia influences that might've been what they were going for with some of the weird choices the dub made) Lmao no it wasn’t. They did their hardest to strip the show of its wuxia influence with the Faulconer techno score and Dale Kelly monster truck announcer. The not-so-great dubbin...
by Planetnamek
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy
Replies: 35
Views: 1458

Re: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy

I'm aware that Kai mostly has the same cast, but for me that made things even more awkward as hearing some of the same voices and a few new ones only added to the feeling of Kai being a half-measure. I think if you're going to replace some of the voice-actors for the sake of "accuracy" you might as ...
by Planetnamek
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy
Replies: 35
Views: 1458

Re: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy

Kai didn't do really it for me because it felt like an awkward half-measure that tried to be more faithful to the original version and at the same time still tried to throw a bone or two to fans of the original Funi dub which resulted in a stilted and awkward mess that was ultimately not very satisf...