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by Thouser
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese ones?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese o

At the end of the day, I guess I'm just happy that even Toei seems to have moved away from that style of naming, at least for the movies, if Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F' are any indication. Kai and Super both used/are using the longer episode titles though, but I guess for a show proper, it'...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese ones?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese o

Just as KameRule said, it wouldn't have appealed to American fans. Casual fans over here just aren't used to the "two sentence" title structure, and they would have probably just laughed at the title rather than watched the movie. So had they kept the two-line title format in the series as well, wo...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese ones?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese o

Japanese titles are blatant spoilers. Eng titles can be cool. Fusion Reborn, Wrath of Dragon etc "Fusion Reborn" is basically a direct translation of part of the Japanese title (復活のフュージョン!!悟空とベジータ "The Reborn Fusion!! Goku and Vegeta"). Also, "Fusion Reborn" is just as much of a spoiler as "Super S...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Most memorable BS dub lines / names
Replies: 446
Views: 31493

Re: Most memorable BS dub lines / names

I've had a hunch for awhile that the dub names for Soukidan and Genki Dama were probably switched or something. If you took the dub names "Spirit Bomb" and "Spirit Ball" and applied them to the opposite attacks, they're not quite perfect translations, but you can see what they're going for a lot bet...
by Thouser
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese ones?
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: Do you prefer the English movie titles or the Japanese o

Obviously I prefer the AB Group and Speedy titles like "Super Battle in the World" and "Super Guy in the Galaxy." 8) Honestly, though, I don't really care. Being a fan of the Godzilla movies, I'm used to movies having several different titles just in the English speaking world alone, so whether you ...
by Thouser
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who's the most beta male in the series?
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Who's the most beta male in the series?

Ree wrote:idk what 'beta' means.
The opposite of an alpha male.
by Thouser
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Animax dub
Replies: 29
Views: 3978

Re: Dragon Ball Animax dub

Very likely. Tho, Toei seems to be where we got all the dub names from. The names below are from the episode titles (17~36) that Toei gave FUNi. I don't know what names were used in the Malaysian English dub, tho. Shenron, T i en Shinhan, Chiaotzu, Nimbus Cloud, Kami, Krillin. Depended on the movie...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball franchise in Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: Dragon Ball franchise in Africa

According to Kei's site, African countries that showed Dragon Ball were: Algeria (Arabic dub), Uganda (one of the English dubs), Egypt (Arabic dub), Ivory Coast (French AB Groupe dub), Sudan (Arabic dub), Senegal (French AB Groupe dub), Tunisia (Arabic dub), Niger (French AB Group dub), Burkina Faso...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why weren't King Piccolo's off-springs Nameks?
Replies: 24
Views: 3245

Re: Why weren't King Piccolo's off-springs Nameks?

I never fully understood this. His backstory was retconned in the Saiyan arc, yet for some reason all of his victims before that never went to the afterlife. Raditz was the only one up until that point whose soul went to Enma and I don't understand that either. How exactly is he a demonic Namekian?...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Assorted Questions (Was: Dub consistency, or no...?)
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

Re: Dub consistency, or no dub consistency. That is the ques

My preferred way of viewing the series is in Japanese, but I also enjoy watching various dubs because I enjoy having a variety of ways to experience the same stories, although I have my preferences. For the first 60 or so episodes (Japanese ep count), I prefer the first Funi dub with the Ocean actor...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Will VIZ ever retranslate the manga?
Replies: 19
Views: 1437

Re: Will VIZ ever retranslate the manga?

I've seen it spelled "Cacarrot/Cacarrotto" on doujins before. I like spelling it Kakarrotto though, and I do cite Viz for why I do that. I don't like to spell it with a "c" since in Japanese the "ca" in carrot is written "kya" (kyarotto), and Kakarrot with "ka" (Kakarotto). Since we can't use the v...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest exageration by fans?
Replies: 288
Views: 14181

Re: Biggest exageration by fans?

Example: Whis' 3-second time reverse is a "Deus Ex Machina". The series showcases some incredible mystic powers. If Whis' ability is a Deus Ex Machina, then you'd have to include many other powers like Goku's teleportation or senzu beans or the Potara. A true Deus Ex Machina is an unexpected cheat....
by Thouser
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Narmy scenes
Replies: 76
Views: 5184

Re: Narmy scenes

I can't use it, i don't like the term. Me either. I don't understand why TV Tropes had to invent this term when everyone else in the English speaking world already has a perfectly fine way to describe this phenomenon: "unintentionally funny." One scene that never fails to crack me up is in the Big ...
by Thouser
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest exageration by fans?
Replies: 288
Views: 14181

Re: Biggest exageration by fans?

I wouldn't say this is the biggest exaggeration, but fans tend to exaggerate how bad the pronunciations are when they quote the Speedy dub. Obviously they mispronounce things ("we shall wander shellfish-ly in the universe"), but what is point of writing stuff like "Saiyuh Peepul?" I find the voice a...
by Thouser
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball
Replies: 17
Views: 1460

Re: Dragon Ball

How many different Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z etc are there in what order do they all go in. Dragon Ball manga: the original comic by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball anime: covers the first 194 chapters of the manga, with some extra stuff added in. Dragon Ball anime movies: These four movies are alterna...
by Thouser
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your Franchise Head-Canon?
Replies: 41
Views: 3032

Re: What is your Franchise Head-Canon?

Movie 5 is set right after Goku meets Future Trunks Not really. When movie 5 came out, the manga was right at the part where Goku comes out of Ginyu's pod wearing the alien clothes. The movie was obviously written and planned long before that, hence Goku not being able to transform into a Super Sai...
by Thouser
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Akkuman´s joke
Replies: 7
Views: 811

Re: Akkuman´s joke

A combination of Akuma (devil) and shimatta (oops), maybe? What's the context of the scene?
by Thouser
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is Piccolo Considered "The Black Guy"?
Replies: 53
Views: 21492

Re: Why is Piccolo Considered "The Black Guy"?

Uppa and Bora want to defend their land from strangers like Tao (who is very Japanese), and other invaders. Tao Baibai isn't "very Japanese," though. He wears Qing Dynasty inspired clothes, and wears a pony tail, a reference to the queue that Chinese men were required to wear under Manchurian rule ...
by Thouser
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is Piccolo Considered "The Black Guy"?
Replies: 53
Views: 21492

Re: Why is Piccolo Considered "The Black Guy"?

basically a meme along with ... Popo being a racist caricature ... so it's safe to say that it's not something that you're supposed to approach with a studious curiosity. Popo being a racist caricature isn't a meme or joke, it's just a fact. He has big round white eyes, black skin, and big red lips...
by Thouser
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0388 (20 September 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 5577

Re: Episode #0388 (20 September 2015)

So I gave this episode a second listen through and a thought/question popped into my mind that I hope you guys might be able to field. Why has the Wade-Giles spelling begun to fall more so into obscurity? Based on this episode, it seems like that spelling system fall more in-line with what the word...