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by Thouser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What's the real color of Goku's first gi?
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: What's the real color of Goku's first gi?

In the black and white pages it's always colored black, which implies it's much darker than the turtle dōgis, which are always left as white in the b&w art. On at least one occasion in b&w (chapter 9 title page) the first gi was colored gray using screentone. The first gi is also black in the limite...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu members' favorite arcs!
Replies: 120
Views: 6513

Re: Kanzenshuu members favorite arcs! Arc's #10-6!

The 22nd tournament is my second favorite arc, so I'm happy to see it get some love. I think there was a miscount in the rankings because there are only 4 arcs left, but the rankings stopped at #6. Unless I'm mistaken of course. The 3 way tie fucked me up. It's fixed now. The numbers are still wron...
by Thouser
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why the Name "Hire Dragon"?
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Why the Name "Hire Dragon"?

Doesn't it have something to do with Dr. Slump having a similar character named Taxi Dragon? Probably. In Japanese the English word "Hire" (ハイヤー) means a "vehicle for hire," which includes taxis. It's written the same way as the word "higher," which is where the translation "Higher Dragon" comes fr...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hardcore dbz fans don't like comedy in Dragonball??
Replies: 49
Views: 3656

Re: Hardcore dbz fans don't like comedy in Dragonball??

I find it strange that a lot of people crap on the dub for being too silly/goofy ("cat loves food," etc.) and then when it's convenient, shift and say that it was all "blood, violence, genocide, muscles, screaming, death, and explosions." That's simply not true. The complaints about the dub being c...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: CBR ranks the DBZ sagas
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: CBR ranks the DBZ sagas

"Broly Saga," heh. I think it's funny that they use mostly the old Funimation "saga" divisions from their single DVD releases, but confusingly also divide up sagas that weren't divided by Funimation ("Raditz Saga," "Other World Saga"), and also combine sagas that were seperate in Funimation's releas...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Head Canon is DUMB
Replies: 64
Views: 4101

Re: Head Canon is DUMB

Gas Giant: A type of planet- not a giant made of gas Well, it refers to a kind of giant planet made of gas, so it actually is a giant made of gas. Historiography: a interpretation of events- not a blend of history and geography. There are lots of other words that end in "-graphy" (oceanography, typ...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country
Replies: 99
Views: 21800

Re: The History of Dragon Ball in Every Country

I know nothing about the Hong Kong version of the series. Can someone here provide that info? Taiwan, China, and Korea would be good too. Also Southeast Asian countries. Information I could find on the Taiwanese history of the series: Republic of China (Taiwan) [spoiler]In Taiwan the series is know...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was the first non-Japanese dub of a DB series?
Replies: 13
Views: 1063

Re: What was the first non-Japanese dub of a DB series?

The oldest dubs I could find dates for were the Hong Kong Cantonese dub, the French dub by AB Groupe, and the Thai dub, all 1988. Specifically, the Hong Kong dub started February 21, 1988 (according to Wikipedia), while the French dub began in March 16, 1988 (according to Wikipedia). Not sure what m...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu members' favorite arcs!
Replies: 120
Views: 6513

Re: Kanzenshuu members favorite arcs!

(But why do you put a "y" in "Saia" ? I'm not mad, just confused :lol: ) It's present in Japanese (the second character is "ya"; it's a rearrangement of "yasai," the word for vegetable) and every official international adaptation I'm aware of. Are there versions that just go with "Saia(n)" instead?...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kanzenshuu members' favorite arcs!
Replies: 120
Views: 6513

Re: Kanzenshuu members favorite arcs!

The order occasionally shifts around, but my top five are:

1. 23rd Tenka'ichi Budōkai
2. Saiyan arc
3. 21st Tenka'ichi Budōkai
4. Piccolo Daimaō arc
5. Namek arc
by Thouser
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Dragon Ball Super in 90s coloring
Replies: 19
Views: 5409

Re: Dragon Ball Super in 90s coloring

Is this the same guy who does those screencap edits or is this becoming a trend now? I'm really getting sick of seeing these things everywhere. Overdoing the saturation and contrast doesn't make it look like Z, unless the only way you've seen Z is in some godawful "HD" YouTube video like this: http:...
by Thouser
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you personally pronounce "Saiyan"?
Replies: 68
Views: 3771

Re: How do you personally pronounce "Saiyan"?

I use the Funimation "Sayin'" (/ˈseɪɪn/) pronunciation.

I don't use the Funimation pronunciations for "Kaioken" or "Gero" though.
by Thouser
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English dubs made in the USA (No FUNimation, Ocean,AB Groupe or Harmony Gold)
Replies: 31
Views: 2515

Re: English dubs made in the USA (No FUNimation, Ocean,AB Groupe or Harmony Gold)

Glad to see this dub is actually happening, and it's not another Ocean Kai dub situation. The voices I'm really curious to hear are Goku, Vegeta, and Freeza. Will they have Funimation sound-alikes or will they go for something different? For Freeza especially, if they do copy Funimation will they be...
by Thouser
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Chi-Chi among fan favorite "Chinese Girls"!
Replies: 21
Views: 2024

Re: Chi-Chi among fan favorite "Chinese Girls"!

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2016-11-24/japanese-fans-pick-cutest-chinese-girls-in-anime-and-video-games/.108996 Good for her... despite not being Chinese. LOL. Well yeah, China technically doesn't exist in the DB world, but she wears Chinese clothes from the 23rd Tenka'ichi Budōkai unt...
by Thouser
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If you could name Trunks' new transformation?
Replies: 80
Views: 4427

Re: If you could name Trunks' new transformation?

I'd just go with "Pseudo Super Saiyan Blue" (疑似超サイヤ人ブルー), or "Pseudo Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" (疑似超サイヤ人ゴッド超サイヤ人) for long.
by Thouser
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: "Goku never kissed": Do you take it as a joke or (un)funny trivia?
Replies: 124
Views: 12130

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

Android 18 isn't an android (dub change), she's a cyborg. Not a dub change. Jinzō Ningen (人造人間 man-made human) is a synonym for android in Japanese. The equivalent term for cyborg is Kaizō Ningen (改造人間 modified human). It's just as weird in Japanese as calling cyborgs "androids" in English, which i...
by Thouser
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Earth = Earthling. Namek = Namekian. Vegeta = ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2149

Re: Earth = Earthling. Namek = Namekian. Vegeta = ???

I think Vegetian is a decent alternate name but I guess Toriyama liked the Saiya-jin pun so that stuck around. This makes me wonder... why exactly did Toriyama decide that Saiyans ("Saiya People"; i.e. yasai/vegetable people) would come from a "Planet Vegeta" rather than a "Planet Saiya?" Maybe he ...
by Thouser
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Earth = Earthling. Namek = Namekian. Vegeta = ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2149

Re: Earth = Earthling. Namek = Namekian. Vegeta = ???

I think Vegetian is a decent alternate name but I guess Toriyama liked the Saiya-jin pun so that stuck around. This makes me wonder... why exactly did Toriyama decide that Saiyans ("Saiya People"; i.e. yasai/vegetable people) would come from a "Planet Vegeta" rather than a "Planet Saiya?" Maybe he ...
by Thouser
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How accurate is the Kai dub compared to Z's dialogue?
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: How accurate is the Kai dub compared to Z's dialogue?

I think he's asking how different the dialogue is in Japanese Kai vs. Japanese DBZ, not about the differences in Funimation's dub.