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by *PINHEAD*
Sun Oct 23, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is DB/Z/GT viewed as childish?
Replies: 46
Views: 3694

It's because when Dragon Ball first gained popularity here in America, it became another one of those trends kids get into, like Pokemon. The other shonen series which aren't held in such light are fairly newer and have more developed plots/characters. I bet that in a few years, Naruto and One Piece...
by *PINHEAD*
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The Genki Dama
Replies: 38
Views: 2039

Since it's just movie filler... Nevermind. I'll answer the question. Logically, you can say that he couldn't gather the Genki Dama in a heart of rage, and in the fight with Buu, he didn't gather it as a Super Saiyan--he just pushed it. Another way you can see it is that Super Saiyan doesn't necessar...
by *PINHEAD*
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What would it take for a new DB series to work today?
Replies: 50
Views: 3090

In order for a new Dragon Ball series to be successful today, it would have to involve a whole bunch of different elements, like complex plots, deep characters, and a helluva lot of new transformations. Hell, my head started hurting about the time the Saiyans came. I don't think I'd be able to compr...
by *PINHEAD*
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will Dragonball ever truly die?
Replies: 53
Views: 3202

Perhaps. All things come to an end. It's already considered "dead" by many elitist anime-fans, anyway.

Which makes me wonder...will Daizex ever die? :shock:
by *PINHEAD*
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Pichi-pichi gyaru!
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Does that mean "sexy girl" or something?
by *PINHEAD*
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Small Spelling Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Upon reading this, I looked at my copy of the manga, and I don't see any identical pages. Unless I deleted it or something. It's been a while since I donwloaded it.
by *PINHEAD*
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The point of 100 times gravity?
Replies: 21
Views: 2038

It's like constantly lifting weights. Everything, from your clothes to your very body, is 100x heavier. Son Gohan and Kuririn weren't expecting to fight enemies (at least, not very powerful ones) on Namek, but Goku had come knowing he would face powerful foes.
by *PINHEAD*
Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: AF Parody
Replies: 10
Views: 939

DANANANANANANA!!!

On the next episode....of....DRAGON BALL AF!

Freeza and Cell join forces! Can Goku beat this DYNAMIC DUO!? Find out on the next episode of DRAGON BALL AF!
by *PINHEAD*
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on how to turn SSJ
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

As I posted before, I think that Super Saiyan is a "reserve" of ki that can be tapped in to, specifically when angered. So even if a character's "base" form is at [insert incomprehensible number] power, tapping into that reserve still gives them that extra push. It's not necessarily dependent on pow...
by *PINHEAD*
Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Swear words in Funi's DBZ.
Replies: 37
Views: 8574

There weren't a ton of swear words in the Japanese version. If my memory serves me right, there aren't any swear words in the Japanese language, it's just the context and manner one says certain words. I still see Dragon Ball as a kids' show, so having plenty of swear words included doesn't seem fit...
by *PINHEAD*
Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on how to turn SSJ
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

I've always wondered about attaining the Super Saiyan state (if I recall correctly, the first thread I started here last summer was about Super Saiyans). I see it as a trait all Saiyans are born with. My opinion on the Super Saiyan state is based largely on my views of ki in Dragon Ball in general. ...
by *PINHEAD*
Sat Oct 01, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Website & Community Discussion
Topic: Something thats been bothering me (japanese question)
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

I wondered that, as well. I too found it quite annoying.

The More You Know™
by *PINHEAD*
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Exactly what does Kami do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2060

Ya know, I was actually gonna mention that in my above post. I guess that in the Cell story arc, things were getting a little more serious and mature, so the whackiness of animal-people and monsters just faded away. I mean, imagine, a battle-torn city ravaged by the androids, and all of a sudden you...
by *PINHEAD*
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Exactly what does Kami do?
Replies: 16
Views: 2060

The defeat of Piccolo gave him such a relief that he didn't think another threat could abuse the dragon balls once more. On the subject of Piccolo, I do recall people thinking his green pigmentation was caused by him being sick at the Tenkaichi Budoukai. Piccolo fits in with humans much better than ...
by *PINHEAD*
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Do the people in Dragonball have memory problems?
Replies: 21
Views: 3504

I guess you can say it's memory problems. But realistically, Toriyama just forgot/didn't take care of the details. There are all sorts of instances where things in Dragon Ball contradict each other, but none that are actually pertinent to the plot. And for the people of Earth not recognizing their h...
by *PINHEAD*
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The uselessness of them all!
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Well, I guess the best way to continue a series after one nearly incomprehensible power is already shown, is to create something even more powerful. After the Saiyan story arc, it was all about power levels (at least, up till the end of the Freeza arc), making huge drastic differences in power essen...
by *PINHEAD*
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo Training after death
Replies: 32
Views: 2433

Basically, power levels measure how much "ki" is being used by the fighter as physical power. In Dragon Ball, the warriors use up a certain amount of the ki their bodies produce to act as their physical power, and the rest is kept in reserve. When a character does a ki attack, he draws up ki from th...
by *PINHEAD*
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Tullece & Bardock (Possible Meeting?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1425

I'd say they could've met, but I wouldn't count on it happening in the actual storyline, anime or manga.
by *PINHEAD*
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The Fusion dance
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Perhaps it just skipped showing the turning-of-knees.
by *PINHEAD*
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the women of DBZ, by the women of DaizEX
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Yep...it just wasn't really aimed at a female audience. But on the subject of Lunch, I do recall reading somewhere (perhaps on this very message board, perhaps it was even I who posted it) that Toriyama had planned to include her in those last few panels showing all the old characters contributing t...