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by Gaffer Tape
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/19!)

I wish you'd mentioned it here, too, but Chiba Shigeru voiced Garlic Junior in this arc. I wonder if Kamiya Akira--who voiced him in the film--was sick, busy or just didn't like the pay? It's a very interesting turn of events since Chiba rarely had a chance to return to Dragon Ball during this era ...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/31/19!)

Dragon Ball Z's Four-Hour Movie - DBD TV: The Garlic Jr. Arc We take a look at the filler arc so infamous it had to get its own episode. But it's really two stories in one. One's great, but the other is crap. And with that we wrap up the seventh annual Dragon Ball Dissection December. Thank you, ev...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Manga Logo Catalogue
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Manga Logo Catalogue

Does anyone know who exactly this new producer was and when he was hired? It would give an idea as to when exactly, during the Dragon Ball anime, they started the process of starting the Z rebrand, which is not only great for historical reasons, but also for putting an approximate date on this impo...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/25/19!)

I don't hate the term "Z Warriors," but I can understand why someone WOULD. Maybe because I haven't seen the original anime in its entirety before the Buu Saga, or because I haven't given it much thought, but I don't have a seething hatred for it. Maybe it just has to do with how much Lance has had...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/25/19!)

The Even Bigger, Not As Dumb Ending - DBD TV: The Freeza Arc Part 4! The animated Freeza Arc comes to a close with our look at the ending. I had quite a few things to say about the original ending of this arc, but since the anime changes it in very fundamental ways, you won't be surprised I have a ...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/18/19!)

What Makes Good Filler? - DBD TV: The Freeza Arc Part 3!

The third video of the month is here. We go back to looking at filler, but I use Freeza Arc filler to try to explore a broader question: what causes me specifically to like filler? Maybe those same reasons will hold true for you as well.
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/11/19!)

The Collapse of DBZ's Animation and Pacing - DBD TV: The Freeza Arc Part 2! No need to mince words here. I've always thought the animated series takes a huge nosedive in quality at about this point. 20 years after scratching my head wondering why, I finally get to dive in to talk about it. And it w...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Nowhere in your entire argument have you once shown you have a fundamental understanding of the difference between a reveal and a retcon. That definition fits a reveal perfectly. How do you not see that? Reveal: Goku was always 12. The story chose not to tell you/mislead you. Later it gave you the ...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

I think filler is fine as long as its obvious they didn’t need time to stall. To me there’s a huge difference between good filler and bad filler. The Garlic Jr arc is a popular arc to crap on but it was, at least interesting on paper; an old enemy with a grudge against Gohan returns! And with an MI...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 3/16/20!)
Replies: 2002
Views: 243503

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 12/4/19!)

Fake Namek, Real Crabs - DBD TV: The Freeza Arc Part 1! Dragon Ball Dissection December begins again, and this year it's all anime! We begin with our look at filler, primarily from the first half of the arc. And I opened it with my first ever YouTube premiere. It was a lot of fun interacting with v...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

See, this is how I seem to differ from other people in regards to filler. And I can't really say this with any authority because I did not have this experience.* But it seems to me that if I was a kid in Japan and read the Dragon Ball manga regularly... it would be the filler I'd be more excited for...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

...I love you GafferTape, but what does any of this have to do with the topic of the thread? Well, I definitely mea culpa to that. You're absolutely right that it has nothing to do with the thread. But come on. Why single me out specifically when I neither started this conversation nor have contrib...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Here's the problem with many terms, people misuse them all the time even if they should know better. Case in point, how many times are series revivals called reboots even by people in the media? If the new version of Swamp Things origins fit in seamlessly, it's not a retcon. Retcons shouldn't neces...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

I don't see how level of importance has any bearing on whether or not something qualifies for retroactive continuity. Retcon is not a value judgment. It's simply whether or not something was retroactively changed. Did Toriyama always intend Goku to get his age wrong? Then it's not retroactive contin...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Goku's age is a retcon because it contradicts his previously established age. There's no reason not to believe Goku when he says he is 14. So then it's revealed that Goku was 12 the whole time, thus making it retroactive. It may not be a huge retcon, but still a retcon nonetheless. That's not what ...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

Roshi's story about the Dragon Balls doesn't really contradict the later mythology in my view, rumor or otherwise. Same with the God of Planet Vegeta. I agree with you on the Dragon Ball myth, but the "God of Planet Vegeta" story comes from a god who certainly knows the real story since he knows ex...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV
Replies: 116
Views: 3607

Re: It's actually amazing that DBZ was successful on Japanese TV

In the German Dub Dr. Briefs and Goku have the following conversation About the destroyed Pod: Dr. Briefs: "Not an easy Project, your Spacepod was in an lousy condition, not to say it´s debris was everywhere, however patching it together was a lot of fun to me, luckely the important Parts did stay ...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38074

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

I'd be willing to give Ryuji-Otogi some benefit of the doubt. However, if you look at all of his posts in this thread and other threads like it, you see a ridiculously clear pattern of behavior: short, dismissive bait posts. He was obviously never interested in a debate or respectful difference of o...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38074

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

You can have white privilege, not feel guilt about it and also not be an asshole. Heck, you can have those former two attributes and be an actually decent human being an ally to minorities. Ryuji-Otogi has nothing of substance to add to the discussion. He is specifically trying to bait people and w...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character
Replies: 395
Views: 38074

Re: Toei should promoto Piccolo more as a LGBTQQIP2SAA character

The issue that has made me ever so clearly angry has nothing to really do with whether things are 'better' or not. Yeah, technically, my chances of being left to bleed out after a random asshole cut off my penis and balls in a shopping mall bathroom is a little lower now than it would have been in ...