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by Cold Skin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How thick are the Kanzenban?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Thanks, guys. I'm debating getting Glenat's version, since they're supposed to be spectacularly well translated, as opposed to my first edition, falling apart Glenat tankobon. What's making me hesitant is that I'd have to pay about $18 per volume, and they're only at about volume 4 or 5. I'd rather...
by Cold Skin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Note that in France there is a rap song featuring Vegeta (meaning the French Vegeta), who is getting annoyed by the group and laughing at them when they talk about pride and fighting will, claiming he is the prince, and finally giving the group some little credit at the end of the song before havin...
by Cold Skin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How thick are the Kanzenban?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

You got some pretty clear answers around. If you want to know the number of chapters, I can't judge the whole collection, but it seems each Kanzenban volume basically puts in fifteen chapters. To compare, the Tankobon volumes includes an average twelve chapters (though this number can slightly vary ...
by Cold Skin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Man I love reading about this sort of thing. Thanks for the info! Want some more about the French dub? Really, it's so messed up compared to the manga's translation, they should just redo it... with new voices I guess because most dubbers wouldn't even come back for GT. Note that in France there is...
by Cold Skin
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Also, they completely changed the explanation of how the Kaiô-ken works... So this is how they said the Kaiô-ken works: - Instead of "You can only use it to boost your power to twice your normal strength", they say that "You can only use this attack twice". - Basically every time Goku uses the Kaiô...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Wow if they were refering to the Saiyans as "Space Warriors" then that translation really sucks. Oh yeah, the TV series was the worst translation ever, it wasn't even translation anymore, it was adaptation, and sometimes inconsistant. Names for a same move or character could suddenly be different i...
by Cold Skin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

Ok now here's what makes me upset, If Shueisha keeps a close eye of the French translation of their various manga titles, why can't they do the same in the United States since they own Viz . The major problem with Viz Media's translations of not just Dragon Ball but Naruto, Bleach, etc is the fact ...
by Cold Skin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Help with French Intro?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

God, the French Dragon Ball songs... :lol: You know, it's lucky that most people here can't understand the lyrics, especially regarding the Arianne opening. I can't tell you much, I was a kid at the time. Arianne's opening had several versions indeed, with slightly remixed music and pictures. I reme...
by Cold Skin
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's Japanese voice, anyone else not like it at all?
Replies: 89
Views: 4793

Goku's Japanese voice is always surprising at first, but I never actually got the feeling that he had a woman's voice: it was just when trying to see if the Japanese voice he has was used for other characters in other series that I found out that it was a woman, which was quite an unexpected surpris...
by Cold Skin
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Manga Editions around the world.
Replies: 89
Views: 6083

In France first version : http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/414/dragonballp.th.jpg Published in 1993, sense of reading left to right :x , very bad translation, cover changed. It's the first french edition and glénat begun with mangas lol second version: http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4293/978272...
by Cold Skin
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: Episode Discussion Archive
Topic: Kai Episode 13 (27 June 2009)
Replies: 129
Views: 11743

Thanks for the high resolution version of the eyecatch, MaJamie. 8)

Any chance someone around here could do the same for the previous eyecatches? I mean, all of them use reanimated-like graphisms, so they could be nice wallpapers!
by Cold Skin
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Movie 9 canon??
Replies: 27
Views: 1510

I never considered movies 1 and 5 to fit with anything, neither manga nor anime, because to me (and this is my personnal point of view, not the absolute truth for everyone): - Movie 1 is not possible because nobody knows Gohan, and they are not supposed to be aware of any awesome power coming from h...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Did Gokû underestimate his killing blow against Freeza?
Replies: 13
Views: 815

In the manga, Goku says: "By the way, I have to thank you. You know, for having eliminated Freezer and the others. I've been too optimistic... I should have finished him off on Namek." So it could mean either of these possibilities I guess. Either he says he has been too optimistic regarding Freezer...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Room of Spirit and Time
Replies: 18
Views: 986

They never did explain just what would happen if there were more than two people in the room. Perhaps it's something that's only a problem in the long term, so the brief Gotenks/Boo fight wouldn't count? For instance, maybe there's only enough food for two people. In French, Goku goes like (roughly...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your personal Dragon Ball naming convention history?
Replies: 38
Views: 2095

Being French, as a little kid, I used the anime translation, meaning "Sangoku", "Tortue géniale" (Great Turtle), "Petit coeur" (Little Heart), and so on... Quite quickly though, I found out about the manga. Though the translation was still based on the anime names, there were some corrections, such ...
by Cold Skin
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Dragonball Kai (FUNimation English) Dub: General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 349779

I have to agree with obiwan. Unless there's absolutely no way to avoid them, Japanese speech elements like the honorifics don't belong in a non-Japanese dub. There's plenty of ways to get the meanings across with just a little creativity. I agree too, those specifically Japanese marks should be avo...
by Cold Skin
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Porunga more powerful than Shenron?
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

What didn't help was Gohan's reaction to the rules' explanation in the Cell saga. Especially since he normally isn't greedy or needlessly rude. Hey! Gohan! Beggars can't be choosy, y'bastich! Which reaction? After Dende tells them it'll work, but they'll only get 2 wishes, Gohan says, "What?? That'...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Porunga more powerful than Shenron?
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

I personally choose option one for me, an enhancement Dende would have made during those long seven years (he had time). But if I choose it, it's because it's the most convenient one to avoid a plot hole! (The most "plot hole" one being obviously the last one with the author forgetting what he did!...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Is Porunga more powerful than Shenron?
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

You left out the Boo arc line where Piccolo tells Goku that actually only 1 wish remains, since they revived lots of people with the first one. Oh, you're right! Here it is. VOLUME 40: "THE LAST SECRET WEAPON OF THE EARTH ARMY" Chapter 473: "Son Goku face to face with Majin Boo!" BULMA: "My father ...
by Cold Skin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Kai Blu-Ray Release
Replies: 188
Views: 13768

Wow, the French kanzenban sounds great. I picked up books 41 and 42 of the Glenat French tankoubon back in high school when I was studying French. Maybe I'll pick up some of these newer editions. It'd give me any excuse to take up French again, at the very least. The new translation is really great...