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by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

I agree with everyone here that's saying how the dub has been favored for thirteen years, which is obviously true. However I don't view this set as only for fans of the Japanese version - I've never seen the Japanese version. Back when the DVD singles were coming out, I still only had a VCR, and I d...
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

That would be awesome if they included 'Plan to Eradicate the Saiya-jin' on either this or a future Dragon Box release, but I'm not so sure if it'll be dubbed or not. If it is included, I can see it being sub only.

I have no problems with that, but a dub would be pretty cool as a nice little bonus.
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

It really took a lot of guts for that rep (and FUNimation in general) to stand up in front of a huge audience at the largest anime convention on the East Coast and basically admit 'Yes, we screwed up'.

FUNimation has gained huge amounts of respect in my book.
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

JulieYBM wrote:I wonder if Schemmel or Hebert will be narrating the dub of these next episode previews...
Many of the next episode previews were done by Schemmel when they were being shown on Cartoon Network and released on VHS, so I have a strong feeling they'll fill out the rest that weren't done by him.
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

Confirmation: Next episode Previews included Now that it can be said, I'll actually be banging the first set of those out this week. Very cool indeed. Thank you for the awesome work on the subtitles, Mr. Daimao. I'm definitely elated that now I can purchase my dream release of the series - Dragon B...
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball Season 1 Discussion
Replies: 1291
Views: 75396

I suppose they may have done the fans a favor in the process, though. Imagine if they got halfway or completely through the DB season sets, everyone had already bought them... and THEN they announced, "oh hey, we got dragonbox footage for everything next, k?" It might be a bad business move, but it...
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragonball Season 1 Discussion
Replies: 1291
Views: 75396

Their Dragon Box news certainly came at a poor time when you think about it. I was thinking of making this my first season set purchase, but I think I'm going to hold off now with a potential Dragon Box release in the future. I know I'm not alone either. Thank you for bringing over the Dragon Boxes ...
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

Hey, I'll eat shit at this point to make up for what I said, although to be fair my viewpoint was certainly the safe bet at the time. Pics or it didn't happen. In all seriousness though, I agree with you. Just last week, it seemed like something like this was a distant impossibility and really just...
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

The first box is coming out in the fall!? Wow, that's really soon already! I can't wait!

Hey, does this mean that FUNimation might have finally gotten all of the licensing taken care of? I really hope Unmei no Hi finally gets on a U.S. DVD!
by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 210213

... FUNimation...I can't believe this. You're doing it. You've done it! You're doing it right! You've listened! Several other short exclamatory sentences! And it's July , so it's not even a cruel joke! Oh wow, I cannot wait for these to come out. I'm surprised a bit at the price, too - compared to w...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0183 (12 July 2009)
Replies: 54
Views: 5384

Not to sound utterly lame by taking this position (which it is, but here goes anyway), we're all fans of the same thing, aren't we? With the exception of the AB Group dub which gets points for hilarity anyway or Portuguese singing Ginyu, every version of the series has its own shining points in my o...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Embarassing moments in Dragonball fandom
Replies: 25
Views: 1592

Oh, for me there are many different embarrassing things I can associate with Dragon Ball, both past and present. I can immediately think of four things right off the bat: 1. I still own all of my old third season and beyond DBZ tapes from back in the day. As early as last summer due to my extreme bo...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this the worst DBZ opening?
Replies: 68
Views: 4402

Screw you all. THIS IS the BEST OPENING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuHo3hz0mG0 Ah, Harmony Gold's version. What I dislike about this version (and I'm probably not alone in thinking this) is that the majority of the song is sung, but completely gives out during the chorus. ...if anything, shoul...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could Piccolo Daimao destroy Earth?
Replies: 10
Views: 760

I can't see him being able to do it, but would he really even want to? Piccolo Daimao's general ambition (at least the second time around) was to take over Earth and sort of enslave humanity while slowly wiping it out. I suppose you could argue that he could do it as a last resort, but if he outrigh...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0182 (05 July 2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 3721

Usually I switch between Jinzoningen and Artificial Human when referring to them. I'm ashamed to admit though that sometimes I still occasionally do slip-up with the term Android, even though I know it's wrong. D= There's actually nothing wrong with using "android" as a translation for jinzouningen...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: DBZ FUNimation Singles?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

I was thinking about picking up these DVD singles as well, since that seems to be the only way to own the series in 4:3 with the Japanese audio track (for the most part, minus the latter half of the Saiya-jin arc and the early Freeza arc). How expensive do these out-of-print releases usually go for ...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Upcoming DragonBall Announcement: Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 4033

I'm willing to admit right now that my hope in a release of Z in 4:3 without the shoddy remastering (and on DVD rather than solely Blu-Ray to boot) is just a personal hope and belief in something that will likely never happen, at least not right now.
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this the worst DBZ opening?
Replies: 68
Views: 4402

This US intro wins for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Wy4eIe8Ug That one. I remember years ago around the time they first came out, I bought FUNimation's VHS tapes for the Bardock and Trunks specials, and popped in the Bardock special first. After the previews, this intro came up. In the firs...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0182 (05 July 2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 3721

Now now, we all know that the correct terminology for them are the RoboWarriors, with Cell being RoboWarrior 21. Usually I switch between Jinzoningen and Artificial Human when referring to them. I'm ashamed to admit though that sometimes I still occasionally do slip-up with the term Android, even th...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Upcoming DragonBall Announcement: Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 4033

Of course, I'm hoping the announcement involves another DVD release of DBZ in 4:3 without the poor remastering job, but that's not going to happen. The first two things I thought of were the Jump special and Kai. Out of those, it seems more likely for FUNimation to have licensed the special at this ...