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by Akumaito Beam
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hebrew Dub Debunked: An Extensive Overview of Hebrew DBZ
Replies: 21
Views: 3754

Re: Hebrew Dub Debunked: An Extensive Overview of Hebrew DBZ

This is really awesome, I'm always fascinated by stuff like this. It's why I come here! :D
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why didn't KAI start at the beginning of the DB series?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: Why didn't KAI started by the first Saga of Dragon Ball?

It would have been cool but as others have said Z is the money maker. The point of Kai was to make maximum profit using minimal effort so starting with the original less popular series would have been an unnecessary risk. I have a theory that in any DB related material the longer it takes for Vegeta...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about Toei's marketing motives
Replies: 81
Views: 6149

Re: Question about Toei's marketing motives

Well that's a relief. It's getting late, so I didn't want to get sucked into the conversation too much :thumbup: Of course, I also feel the same about Buu. I never got the "comedy" vibe from him, more like the "irony" vibe. Not to mention the "psychopathic, murderous, soulless monster" vibe. Toriya...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about Toei's marketing motives
Replies: 81
Views: 6149

Re: Question about Toei's marketing motives

No, I recognize the humor present in the Ginyu Force. Also, I did not claim that the actions I mentioned make the show more "dark." I'm just sick of everyone visualizing the Ginyu force as a comedy troope whenever the topic of "seriousness" pops up. They aren't jokesters, they are a threat with spr...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about Toei's marketing motives
Replies: 81
Views: 6149

Re: Question about Toei's marketing motives

I feel like a lot of people miss the part where the Ginyu force is trying to brutally murder the main characters. Do people just forget the part where Guldo is preparing to impale Krillin and Gohan with a tree? Or the part where Ginyu punches a hole in his own chest? So funny, right? Are you really...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about Toei's marketing motives
Replies: 81
Views: 6149

Re: Question about Toei's marketing motives

Rocketman wrote: *Snip*
Yes, the giant foppish dude with busted up teeth and his ass crack out in the open dancing around is super serious. You're right. I forgot.
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question about Toei's marketing motives
Replies: 81
Views: 6149

Re: Question about Toei's marketing motives

Except there's basically nothing lighthearted about the Saiyan/Namek/Android/Cell arcs, sure. The entire series is lighthearted. It's about giant muscle men fighting aliens and robots until they stop moving sometimes doing so by firing laser beams that they shoot out of their hands. I don't even re...
by Akumaito Beam
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Dub Opening?
Replies: 59
Views: 6367

Re: Favorite Dub Opening?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YUsUbYqlWA

Incredibly nostalgic for me, some of the first DB related material I ever watched.
by Akumaito Beam
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Miss Portugal '97
Replies: 67
Views: 8194

Re: Miss Portugal '97

I've always wondered how often gags like these were. Was it a straight up constant comedy dub or did they just crack jokes like this once in awhile?
by Akumaito Beam
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Pan overemphasized in GT?
Replies: 92
Views: 6490

Re: Why was Pan overemphasized in GT?

If I had to guess I’d assume they just wanted a fresh face in the main cast. Someone we haven’t seen too much of before. Why that cast member wasn’t Oob I’m not certain. That really seems like the obvious choice. Someone joked about fanservice and after reading Masamitsu Hidaka's interview that expl...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Should Piccolo play the main role in another movie?
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Should Piccolo play the main role in another movie?

Marco Polo wrote:
Should Piccolo play the main role in another movie?
If you want it to bomb hard, sure.
No tears only Saiyans now...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The ending of Dragon Ball
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: The ending of Dragon Ball

Rocketman wrote:It's really dumb that the series had a "the adventure continues" ending right there, but they keep jamming more and more stuff in before it.
It feels like they're so desperately trying to avoid stepping on GT's toes that they're instead trampling on all the material before it that was worth a shit.
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What made GT so bad ?
Replies: 306
Views: 21658

Re: What made GT so bad ?

The biggest offender to me is the dull writing. The characters travel all across the universe and all the writers can come up with is shit like robot planet, greedy planet and giant planet. Those incredibly basic premises can be salvaged by unique and interesting ideas but you won’t find that in GT....
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: For dub fans, how much of a deal breaker is Nozawa's Goku?
Replies: 146
Views: 10514

Re: For dub fans, how much of a deal breaker is Nozawa's gok

While I enjoy the Japanese version of the show I understand completely why Nozawa can be seen as off putting. I think her performance as Goku was shaped a lot by how she voiced him in the original Dragon Ball anime series. A lot of the time her line reads are very exaggerated and cute. When I think ...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ in HD
Replies: 16
Views: 1401

Re: DBZ in HD

The Simpsons reruns on FXX look vomit inducing too. I've been seeing more and more cropped and filtered footage pop up in my day to day. I guess the majority of people are totally okay with this kind of treatment. It does make me feel a little bit better that we're not the only ones in this boat tho...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Language Survey 2014 [COMPLETE]
Replies: 140
Views: 9941

Re: Language Survey 2014

I watch the anime in Japanese. I'm actually pretty curious about the results of this survey. I've been wondering about the general preference of the forum for awhile now.
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If you could only show one DBZ volume(VHS) to your friends
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: If you could only show one DBZ volume(VHS) to your frien

If you own either the Bardock or Trunks special I would recommend those. They're self contained stories that you don't really need any prior knowledge going into. They're pretty heavy on story and action. It's some of the best material the franchise has to offer. The movies are pretty good too if yo...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Am I the only one who hates all these new movies?
Replies: 347
Views: 26357

Re: Am I the only one who hates all these new movies?

I don’t feel like the barrage of lackluster material is anything new. Every summer Toei would pump out cash grab movies when the anime and manga were ongoing. I think everyone has rose tinted goggles for these flicks because they were here long before the core fans picked up their first VHS fansub b...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who are your favorite voices in DB(Z/GT/Kai)?
Replies: 23
Views: 2325

Re: Who are your favorite voices in DB(Z/GT/Kai)?

It’s rough for me to play favorites with the Japanese cast so I decided to challenge myself in another way and praise the English dub a bit. Sonny Straight as Krillin has always been one of my favorite voices in the dub. It’s vastly different than his Japanese counterpart but Sonny really made that ...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBZ original broadcast color scheme
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: DBZ original broadcast color scheme

thomas1up wrote: Man, hearing that broadcast audio is always a pleasure to my ears
Oh man, I hear ya. It's such a wicked bummer it was lost to time. The disappointment never goes away. ;_;