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by Cipher
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

You're forgetting one thing. Filler doesn't count. Even if it's well-liked (like the driving episode), it still doesn't count. ...Wait, what? The Dragon Ball fanbase really weirds me out on this whole "canon" thing. Canonicity isn't some existential state. Material has to be canon to something else...
by Cipher
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

But it's absolutely canon to the original anime, which is a different beast from the manga to begin with. Z anime: "If you die while dead you vanish forever!" GT: "If you die while dead you just regenerate." Manga: "Only heroes get to keep their bodies in the afterlife!" Z anime: "People in Hell ar...
by Cipher
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Thoughts in comparison to Z?
Replies: 26
Views: 2054

Re: Thoughts in comparison to Z?

I guess I'll take a more extreme opinion. I literally have to struggle to get through an episode of Kai . The Japanese performances have lost a lot of luster (and honestly, you can't expect a re-record to have the same oomph), the visuals are sloppy, and the score is terrible. More than anything els...
by Cipher
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Dragon Ball Fan
Replies: 113
Views: 5117

Re: New Dragon Ball Fan

I assume you're talking about the 21st Tenka'ichi Budoukai (the tournament). Yeah, that's the part where the series becomes action and different to what the series was like before. That's the part that really gets people hooked and I'm sure you'll like it. I think he was actually talking about Volu...
by Cipher
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

Silver Sinspawn wrote:So, its just non canon BS.
I have a major problem with this statement. Non-canon to what? The manga, Kai? Sure. But it's absolutely canon to the original anime, which is a different beast from the manga to begin with.
by Cipher
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

I doubt we'll see Toei do anything else with GT. It would be kinda counterproductive. Dragonball Online seems to be the official sequel now, and it completely contradicts GT. If we get any sort of sequel anime my money's on a DBO related OVA. Er, no. How does Online "seem" to be an official sequel?...
by Cipher
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

I just hate the inconsistency. Super Saiyan 4 Goku gets pummeled by Super 17.. yet in his normal Super Saiyan form he punches him half way across the planet? What?! Well, yeah. But I'm categorically against holding anything Dragon Ball to too much internal logic, and am generally convinced that oth...
by Cipher
Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DBGT Kai?
Replies: 101
Views: 5124

Re: DBGT Kai?

GT is a good stand alone series, but a awful DB series IMO. I'd say just the opposite. GT as its own series is riddled with problems. But as an epilogue to the Dragon Ball story, I think it does a great job. The complaints I hear about GT usually encompass two things: 1) Too Goku-centric 2) So-and-...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite Villains
Replies: 52
Views: 2505

Re: Favorite Villains

Let's all try to add some actual substance to our posts instead or just tossing up lists :). It's all about conversations, here! Like I said, I was trying. But my internet had other ideas. Anyway, my re-typed justifications: Hirudegarn - An out-and-out kaiju villain was a great idea for a movie. Ad...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Season 5 and Blood Rubies in TRSI Catalog
Replies: 62
Views: 4903

Re: Dragon Ball Season 5 and Blood Rubies in TRSI Catalog

I have the first season of DB and I want to collect these, but I'm thinking that a DBox release might happen. If it doesn't, then all the Blue Bricks will be super cheap by the time I pick them up. This is exactly the situation I'm in. I have the first Blue Brick, but since then I've only been buyi...
by Cipher
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favorite Villains
Replies: 52
Views: 2505

Re: Favorite Villains

I had in-depth explanations for all of these, and then my browser closed unexpectedly. So here's a list, with explanations coming at a later point. 10. Hirudegarn 9. General Rilldo 8. General Blue 7. Androids 17 & 18 6. Assistant Black 5. Babidi 4. Tao Pai Pai 3. Freeza 2. Majin Buu (all forms, and ...
by Cipher
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Dragon Ball Fan
Replies: 113
Views: 5117

Re: New Dragon Ball Fan

I am planning to watch the Dragon Ball anime this weekend, just as soon as I've finished watching the current season of True Blood. Looking forward to it, especially the score which I've heard is excellent. The score has a very '70s kung-fu vibe to it. It's iconic and fitting, but not something I'd...
by Cipher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Ryu-Ken/Dragon Fist
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: Ryu-Ken/Dragon Fist

Oh, and there's this amazing tidbit from the GT Perfect Files: from what I remember (don't have the book to check), it says that for the DB/Z movies, they basically thought up the title first, then fleshed out the plot. The example they use is DBZ movie 13. First they settled on the title being "Dr...
by Cipher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Ryu-Ken/Dragon Fist
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Ryu-Ken/Dragon Fist

It's Goku's most powerful technique in the anime-verse, but ... what the hell is it exactly? Or even remotely? All the series gives us is that Goku created it sometime during the ten years between Buu's defeat and the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai. And he uses it to punch holes through opponents he couldn'...
by Cipher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: In the Manga, does Kid Buu walk while pushing the Genki-Dama
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: In the Manga, does Kid Buu walk while pushing the Genki-Dama

Piccolo Daimao wrote:Or otherwise called "unnecessarily messing with the original". :P
Counterpoint: It was definitely an improvement. Some things work on the manga page, some things work better in animation. Buu walking is definitely good for a last "oh shit" moment.
by Cipher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Favourite Art Style in the series
Replies: 53
Views: 4769

Re: Favourite Art Style in the series

I remember seeing a thread a long time ago (when I was just browsing) that actually found all the studio names for the different styles. That'd be handy. The best styles are a new, extremely stylized one that was brought in for the Buu arc (they do a lot of interesting things with the eyes, and dyna...
by Cipher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Dragon Ball Fan
Replies: 113
Views: 5117

Re: New Dragon Ball Fan

The fifth volume will get you into the start of the first real "action-y" arc. Still a lot of comedy, but the series gets its first villains who aren't total comedic relief. The shift is very gradual, and the comedy never really goes away, even in the "Z" portion. By the time it's taken backseat to ...
by Cipher
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: New Dragon Ball Fan
Replies: 113
Views: 5117

Re: New Dragon Ball Fan

Finished Volume 2, wish I'd bought some more. And which version would you reccomed me watching first? Is the original better, or is Funimation equally as good? If you want something that equates the experience you have reading the manga, stick to the subtitled Japanese option with any release you p...
by Cipher
Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Bizarre merchandise time
Replies: 738
Views: 58027

Re: Bizarre merchandise time

Bura wrote:Is this... DragonBall shampoo!?
Yep. Specifically says "for children" too. A la tear-free.
by Cipher
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Tanooki's Retro Review: DragonBall Z '96 Episodes 1- 4
Replies: 50
Views: 4632

Re: Tanooki's Retro Review: DragonBall Z '97 Episodes 1- 4

Gaffer Tape wrote:How'd I do?
Mondo coo-

Oh, wait.