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by Akumaito Beam
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Watching DB series Japanese (1st time) COMPLETE
Replies: 323
Views: 25428

Re: Watching Dragon Ball Japanese (1st time) EP:3

So I watched up to episode 4. That Toribot that showed up (episode 3) saying "It's not Penguin Village" makes me wonder what was said in the dub. I didn't bother to go back and watch. I believe he just made monkey noises. Episode 4 in particular cleared up a lot of questions I had about Oolong. I a...
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Namek Pronunciation
Replies: 18
Views: 1198

Namek Pronunciation

After hearing how the new Sailor Moon dub pronounces Ami’s name I was wondering if “Namek” should similarly be pronounced “Naw-Mek” as opposed to “Nah-Mek”. I just ask because I don't hear a lot of people doing that. Even the more hardcore Japanese fans tend to use the Funimation dub's pronunciation.
by Akumaito Beam
Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did the dub change anything significantly?
Replies: 29
Views: 2297

Re: Did the dub change anything significantly?

Did anyone bring up Vegeta telling Goku that Freeza "made him this way"? Vegeta's speech about him being a tortured soul and Freeza making him a bad guy was a dub only thing. The dialogue is different enough where I'd argue that every character gets a personality shift to some extent or at least get...
by Akumaito Beam
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Has TFS damaged the reputation of the franchise in the U.S.?
Replies: 483
Views: 42202

Re: Has TFS damaged the reputation of the franchise in the U

ImmaDeker wrote:I even tried watching the most recent one and then Cell going all SUDDEN WACKY LET'S TALK ABOUT STABBING THE GUY LOUDLY BECAUSE SCREAMING OUT OF NOWHERE IS ALWAYS FUNNY made me go "Ugh, come on." and I just kinda stopped.
I'm glad this wasn't just me. Those jokes bug the hell out of me.
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The secrets behind Ginyu Force's techniques
Replies: 22
Views: 2422

Re: The secrets behind Ginyu Force's techniques

Yeah, this is rad. I think the important question here is did Recoome come up with the idea of posing and Ginyu dug it? I always assumed Ginyu was the one coming up with all the poses and dances. Maybe Recoome was the mastermind all along. This literally changes everything. Forget your Super Saiyan ...
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Episode Discussion Archive
Topic: Kai Episode 117 (17 August 2014)
Replies: 25
Views: 19197

Re: Kai Episode 117 (17 August 2014)

Holy fuck, that's out n' out obnoxious. It's absolutely grating after awhile. That's so bad it's not even funny.
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Episode Discussion Archive
Topic: Kai Episode 111 (29 June 2014)
Replies: 38
Views: 23783

Re: Kai Episode 111 (29 June 2014)

TheBlackPaladin wrote: OFF-TOPIC PS: I think *snip* is just chat forum jargon for summarizing a long post (basically a one-word way of saying, "Yes, what they said")...is this correct, or have I misunderstood?
Yeah that's correct, it's so you don't have a giant mountain of a quote.
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Missed chance - no Dragon Ball
Replies: 31
Views: 3551

Re: Missed chance - no Dragon Ball

Imagine if Toei hadn't gone for a name change and just kept the same title for the entire thing like the manga did. It's so bizarre that the above even needs to be said; it's like saying "You can get a lot more out of the last four seasons of Buffy by watching seasons 1-3 first". I totally agree th...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion
Replies: 6834
Views: 579682

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion

Don't mean to mini-mod, and I said what I said in general - not meaning to call you out in particular Akumaito Beam - but I just don't see the appeal in sitting around and going 'WHAT A MORON' post after post. I dunno, he's free to have an opinion but I think we should feel free to voice our opinio...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion
Replies: 6834
Views: 579682

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion

The guy in the video is a complete moron. Its frightening to think that there are people out there that think the same way he does. I think it's kinda cool the anti-thinker is branching out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglbKiIbJBg I know EX is probably going to get pissed about people dog piling...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: "Hyper Dragonball Z" Videogame Discussion Thread
Replies: 157
Views: 27767

Re: "Hyper Dragonball Z" Videogame Discussion Thread

HandOverFist wrote: Piccolo's theme - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwobqPM ... re&index=6
Like Legacy of Goku it appears I'm a fan of the dub music...just so long as it's remixed and anywhere but the dub. :lol:

Those tracks are amazing. I really like them a ton.
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Mondo Cool
Replies: 23
Views: 3671

Re: Mondo Cool

:lol: I seriously think the line was cuz of a 90s sugary drink which aired during the episodes. All this catch phrase discussion is interesting though. Mondo is just a turn of phrase though. It means 'a lot' or 'very'. Mikey used to use it from time to time in the old 1987 TMNT cartoon. I'm pretty ...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Tenshinhan's Voice Actor
Replies: 17
Views: 1300

Re: Tenshinhan's Voice Actor

That seems to be the standard for FUNimation's cast: Pretty much everyone's acting improved dramatically once they all stopped trying to force out a "voice". Piccolo has always been the weirdest example of that to me. His voice was always pretty much fine but Sabat delivered all of his lines in thi...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Mondo Cool
Replies: 23
Views: 3671

Re: Mondo Cool

I adore this thread and this subject. Yeah Mondo Cool was weird 80'sish slang. I love how the writers tried giving Krillin a catchphrase and they picked just the stupidest one. I have such a love for failed or shitty catphrases and that's both. It's writing decisions like those that make the dub a s...
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: A look at Goku and Vegeta after Potara fusion.
Replies: 62
Views: 12800

Re: A look at Goku and Vegeta after Potara fusion.

This really brought me back to being a kid again. I haven't liked anything this "in-universe" for about a decade. Very interesting theory. I love it. I hope you branch out and do more stuff like this. That was a fun read.
by Akumaito Beam
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: DragonBall Z Abridged
Replies: 11829
Views: 1030937

Re: DragonBall Z Abridged

The editing always really impresses me. I love it best when you just fix shit that the original animators fucked up on like 18's stockings or derp eyes. It's completely seamless to my (admittedly untrained) eyes. In my ideal fantasy world I'd just love to see you guys touch up all 291 episodes of th...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Dragon Ball Kai - What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 3689

Re: Dragon Ball Kai--What Went Wrong?

I don't know what they thought was going to happen when they took the original anime people knew and loved for years and decided to make it into Frankenstein's Monster. Of course a massive amount of people were going to have a visceral negative knee jerk reaction to it. They butchered the footage up...
by Akumaito Beam
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What Does The Manga Have That The Anime Lacks?
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: What Does The Manga Have That The Anime Lacks?

From my perspective I feel like the adaptation of Viz's dialogue helps a lot. Z's subtitles have always been a little too literal to the point of being stilted to me. That's not to say Viz is perfect or anything of course. In general one of Toriyama's best abilities is to tell a story in such a fast...
by Akumaito Beam
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Herms watches the show (update: DB 29)
Replies: 224
Views: 24021

Re: Herms watches the show (update: DB 3)

RandomGuy96 wrote: *Bear size comparison shots*
Geeze, sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with my perception? How didn't I see that before?
by Akumaito Beam
Sat May 31, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What Made Dragon Ball Better Than Dragon Ball Z?
Replies: 42
Views: 3104

Re: What Made Dragon Ball Better Than Dragon Ball Z?

Dragon Ball is kind of a prime example of a series that got stupid from terrible power scaling. Goku was literally the strongest person in the world by the end of part 1 so the beams got bigger, the transformations multiplied 10 fold, the old cast was replaced by a new cast who could keep up, yadda ...