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by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 73708

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Detailed summary of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! Chapter 13: Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission! Chapter 13 Publication Date: June 1, 2019, Saikyō Jump July 2019 Illustration page flavor text (not a title, though titles in collected volumes are usually shortene...
by Cipher
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 73708

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

@Cipher , you mentioned that it's XGogeta who says he's not weak enough to let himself get absorbed. Are you sure about that? I get the feeling that it's GT Gogeta who says it after he separates from Fin. Since he said something similar in the arcade. Well, regardless I really can't wait for the ch...
by Cipher
Fri May 31, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Did the franchise ever POSITIVELY affect you?
Replies: 58
Views: 4151

Re: Did the franchise ever POSITIVELY affect you?

If you trace impetuses back far enough, I obliquely became proficient in a second language because of it.

Met some cool people through it too.
by Cipher
Wed May 29, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Long Battles
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Re: Long Battles

Toriyama structures his fights around distinct beats both taken in and of themselves and as part of a larger story. The tables are constantly being flipped, characters are striving for different ways to win as the situation changes, and arc-long character development often comes to a head in the mid...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell
Replies: 43
Views: 2924

Re: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell

I'm just echoing sentiments above, but yes—the "twelve universes" line could be a plot hook for future stories—as it ended up being once the series returned to serializarion—or what I took it for at the time, which was simply a thematic note. Not only has Goku, after getting to the top of his univer...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?
Replies: 21
Views: 2007

Re: Dragon Ball's depiction of evil in its villains: actually more true to real life?

It depends on what angle you come at it from. I do think its tendency to not dance around the sort of straight-forward maliciousness that its villains inhabit could be seen as- That's because the Japanese (and many others) generally don't consider mass murder to be all that bad I'm sorry, what the f...
by Cipher
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell
Replies: 43
Views: 2924

Re: Dragon Ball should've ended at Cell

I've always felt the Cell arc would be the least fitting spot to end the series, both tonally and on a plot level. (Despite ... it actually being a series ending at least once via the first run of Kai .) Ending with Goku's death is unexpectedly grim and self-serious for the series, though not in a p...
by Cipher
Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 73708

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

I've always been curious about how much freedom Nagayama has to deviate from the game's plots with his manga. For example, during Prison Planet he decided to cut Cumber's tail something that didn't happen neither in the anime nor the game. Since he later had to give Cumber a tail made of evil ki an...
by Cipher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite fight of each DragonBall series?
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Re: What is your favorite fight of each DragonBall series?

DB /first half of the manga: Goku vs. Piccolo Jr. Z /second half of the manga: Gotenks vs. Boo/Goku vs. Freeza (but only in the manga, for that second one) GT : ...Goku/Vegeta/everyone vs. Yi Xing Long, I guess? Goku vs. Super #17 is the most fun visually, though. Super : Goku/Freeza/#17 vs. Jiren ...
by Cipher
Wed May 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 672
Views: 100162

Re: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread

There are some card abilities and robot modules that give a character a chance of reviving after dying; it's how I got through that Beerus annihilation by mere accident. Unfortunately I can't remember which specific card(s) had this ability. Indeed. Always keep modules that either guarantee or grea...
by Cipher
Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 73708

Re: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

Carlsen has recently announced a collected volume of Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Dark Demon Realm Mission for the German market in their upcoming program preview: on page 41 of the program Interesting. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the first official international release of the series? People...
by Cipher
Sun May 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 15405
Views: 1581015

Re: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread

I asked zero mods about this, but I put so much effort into it they can't lock it. So, here is a dedicated manga discussion thread: https://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=43937 I've felt for a while that it made more sense to pull manga discussion out of this thread, both because there...
by Cipher
Sun May 05, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 73708

Super Dragon Ball Heroes (Manga) Discussion Thread

I'm making the bold choice to pull this out of the ongoing greater Super Dragon Ball Heroes thread, since it involves a piece of self-contained spin-off media I think deserves its own discussion. I'd also like a more focused spot on the forums for myself and other fans to offer translations and summ...
by Cipher
Sun May 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Was DB:Evolution one of reasons Mai got bigger role in Super?

Feels more like something born coincidentally out of the Pilaf gang's role in Battle of Gods, and Toriyama just continuing to run with the gags he wrote for her and Trunks in that film.
by Cipher
Sat May 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 672
Views: 100162

Re: "SDBH: World Mission" Official Discussion Thread

How far is everyone in Arcade Mode and how are you playing it? Just finished getting the Ultra Clear on the Bardock God Boss. My goal while playing is to get both Ultra Clears and Legendary Clears if possible, and use no cards beyond the set of the campaign. Since the bosses were designed for a form...
by Cipher
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0471 (21 April 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 5184

Re: Episode #0471 (21 April 2019)

Oh man! I've been raving about Victory Mission for so long, despite still not being able to read past about issue 15 due to no translation being available. It's nuts, and I'm glad to see it getting some coverage! :) I really like Victory Mission and think it's accidentally(?) the only take that's m...
by Cipher
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread
Replies: 1603
Views: 182822

Re: Official "Super DB Heroes 2018 Promotional Anime" Discussion Thread

A belated summary of Episode 10: Goku, utilizing Ultra Instinct (Omen) flies toward Hearts. After a brief verbal exchange, Kamin and Oren open fire. Goku effortlessly combats the two artificial lifeforms as Jiren fires an enormous ball of energy toward Zamasu. Both Jiren and Toppo are certain the at...
by Cipher
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 15405
Views: 1581015

Re: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread

A belated Universe Mission Chapter 7 summary: On an unnamed planet in Universe 11, Dyspo reports over intercom that he's successfully lured the enemy into the southwest battle area. Kahseral reports that the evacuation of citizens from the damaged area is complete. Dyspo and Toppo attack Super Saiya...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread
Replies: 15405
Views: 1581015

Re: "(Super) Dragon Ball Heroes" Official Discussion Thread

So there is no recognition of Xeno Gohan seeing Pan? That would probably serve as an indication as to where Xeno Gohan comes from. But if there's nothing about it, it may seem like he's the only one who do not come from (a point after) Dragon Ball GT. He recognizes her and calls her by name as she ...