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by Thouser
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did Toriyama limit himself as he strengthened the characters?
Replies: 82
Views: 3725

Re: Did Toriyama limit himself as he strengthened the characters?

I've yet to confirm the following information, but Toriyama may have intended for DB/Z to end with planet namek blowing up and Goku dying. If the decision to continue the series was made shortly before reaching that point, then there was little he could do to set things right. Make no mistake, thou...
by Thouser
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see adventure come back?
Replies: 26
Views: 1083

Re: Would you like to see adventure come back?

...there is not a "correct" way to tell a story... There absolutely is a correct way to tell a story, otherwise you could write whatever you want and have it arbitrarily perceived as good. If that were true then we would all agree on what the "good" and "bad" arcs of Dragon Ball were because we wou...
by Thouser
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you like to see adventure come back?
Replies: 26
Views: 1083

Re: Would you like to see adventure come back?

That's not how it should be. If a writer brings up multiple universes, he or she should be ready to explore it. And shonen isn't an excuse to not write correctly. Disregarding the fact that there is not a "correct" way to tell a story, there was absolutely no implication that we would ever see any ...
by Thouser
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 4
Replies: 163
Views: 8404

Re: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 2~

1. Tree of Might
2. Super Saiyan Son Goku
3. Cooler's Revenge
4. Super Android 13
by Thouser
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Original Dragon Ball Series English NEPs
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Original Dragon Ball Series English NEPs

Toei letting Funimation have the series but not next episode previews is like giving someone a PS4 without an HDMI cable -- it's such an insignificant thing to leave out and yet it poses more of a nuisance than anything. From what I remember, Funimation did their own next episode previews for DBZ t...
by Thouser
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Shueisha's 'Dragon Ball' Room, New Department Focused on Dragon Ball
Replies: 408
Views: 17594

Re: Shueisha's 'Dragon Ball' Room, New Department Focused on Dragon Ball

sangofe wrote:And what is "Dragon Ball Ultra?
The "Super" in DB Super is written as the kanji 超 which could also be translated as "ultra" since they mean the same thing. Most likely the article didn't use the furigana that tell you the 超 is supposed to be pronounced as "super."
by Thouser
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funi names: a review (update: Namek)
Replies: 198
Views: 13128

Re: Funi names: a review (update: Namek)

Would "Calci" work as a name for ChiChi? It's makes reference to the the milk pun without looking like something that would offend some over protective parent watching DBZ with their kid. If I wanted to be really cheeky I'd go with Ti-Ti but that's probably pushing it for a children's cartoon :P "T...
by Thouser
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu Members Favorite Series.
Replies: 138
Views: 9099

Re: Kanzenshuu Members Favorite Series.

1. Dragon Ball / Z
2. Dragon Ball Super
3. Dragon Ball GT
4. Dragon Ball Kai / The Final Chapters
by Thouser
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB should never have been on a kids channel?
Replies: 28
Views: 1875

Re: DB should never have been on a kids channel?

I don't care if it's censored on TV as long as I can get the uncut version on DVD/BD. The problem with, for example, 4kids' dubs is not only were the changes stupid, but you could only buy the censored versions (except for some of Yu-Gi-Oh! I think). I never had a problem with Popo being blue on the...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 4
Replies: 163
Views: 8404

Re: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 2~

Movie 11 is probably going to lose unanimously, especially up against this one, but I actually like it quite a bit. It doesn't deserve the bad rep it gets. But Movie 2 is just so flipping awesome I can't choose anything other than it. I agree. Once I finally saw Movie 11 for myself I was surprised ...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 4
Replies: 163
Views: 8404

Re: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 2~

Soppa Saia People wrote:Isn't 'The World's Strongest Guy" the name ?
Same difference.

この世で = In This World / In The World
一番強い = Strongest / Mightiest / Most Powerful
ヤツ = Guy
by Thouser
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 4
Replies: 163
Views: 8404

Re: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 2~

1. Battle of Gods
2. Mystical Adventure
3. Return My Gohan!!
4. The Strongest Guy In This World
by Thouser
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most Missed Names in the Series?
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: Most Missed Names in the Series?

Daisuke Gori. Satan is one of my favorite characters, and Gori's performance was a very large part of that. Not to mention all of the other characters he voiced. May he rest in peace.
by Thouser
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies Budokai ROUND 4
Replies: 163
Views: 8404

Re: Kanzenshuu User's Favorite Movies/Specials Budokai

1. Resurrection "F"
2. Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
3. Mystical Adventure
by Thouser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Super done in the 90's style?
Replies: 27
Views: 4323

Re: Dragon Ball Super done in the 90's style?

http://pm1.narvii.com/6063/1a816a37cb9af3fb5c20bd5ebdec3d74edd610d8_hq.jpg This is one of the better attempts I've seen. Most of the time people just blow out the saturation and contrast, as Mike noted. Here they actually redrew parts of Vegeta (much like an animation director), in an attempt to ma...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Funimation initially use a replacement score for GT?
Replies: 47
Views: 2506

Re: Why did Funimation initially use a replacement score for GT?

It cannot be overstated how unanimously reviled the Falconer score was back in its day. People would say things to the effect of "it sounds like a cat running across a keyboard". I remember that. That was Chris Psaros in his initial look at Funimation's "Season 3" dub back in 1999. And the music. G...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Goku never kissed": Do you take it as a joke or (un)funny trivia?
Replies: 124
Views: 11160

Re: "Goku never kissed": Do you take it as a joke or (un)funny trivia?

I loved hearing that Goku never kissed Chi-Chi. In fact, I just generally love how DBS is probably the first piece of DB lore not entirely written by Akira Toriyama that actually dares to give Goku that whole vibe of almost otherworldly weirdness that Toriyama did so well. Toriyama is most likely t...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why did Funimation initially use a replacement score for GT?
Replies: 47
Views: 2506

Re: Why did Funimation initially use a replacement score for GT?

They couldn't have re-versioned Dragon Ball if they'd wanted to. That's debatable. The early stuff is obviously more gag related than Z, but once you get to the Piccolo Daimaō arc it's basically the same as the Saiyan arc in tone. Funimation easily could have slapped on some Faulconer Productions (...
by Thouser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you feel that FUNi changed Puar's gender and animal species to a female cat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1106

Re: How do you feel that FUNi changed Puar's gender and animal species to a female cat?

Look, its Toriyama's doing by making it vague on what species and gender Puar is, though he did intended Puar to be male in the manga (not sure if it explicitly stated as such though). It didn't help with the female voice actresses. This. If Toriyama or the scripts had made all this info clear, it'...