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by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Is it? Her shirt litterally says bulma on it, and its how the main man himself canonized the non kanji spelling of it. To me blooma is a half done translation of what should be bloomer as thats the english name for the type of underwear her name is supposed to be. So bulma isnt as bad to me because...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

10gigtriforce wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Though i cant lie it does make me at least a bit relieved they didnt use even worse dub translated names like blooma and likum like some of the other dubs supposedly did.
Now you're hitting me where I live. "Blooma" is a much more accurate and complete translation than "Bulma."
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Speaking as somebody who's definitely soured a bit on the dub score...there HAS always been a prevailing dismissiveness of its fanbase on here - the belief that they're mostly speaking from nostalgia and their arguments don't have much merit. I do think it can be a difficult line to walk sometimes....
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

I'm asking purely to learn not to attack, but how is toei using the names that they'd oked for their licensed dub eroding anything when they're trying to market internationally? It doesnt go back and change the audio i usually listen to when watching dragon ball. I don't see how it could be seen as...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

I wasn't talking to you specifically, i'm just saying what I've personally witnessed. Just because it didn't happen to you personally does not mean it didn't happen to anyone at all. Elitism is real and not some crazy made up myth whether you like it or not. Sorry if you took my posts as a personal...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

Well I can't personally speak for everyone else on here, but when I say it that term, i'm referring to this notion that a loud vocal minority of sub fans have where they think simply being a sub fan automatically makes them a superior fan to those who unironically enjoy the dub(i'm not accusing you...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?
Replies: 529
Views: 17917

Re: Is it time to accept Faulconer OST did it better than the original?

In that case they at least didn’t have to throwback to even the low-tier studio recording quality that makes it all sound ridiculous (as far as the use in the show goes). They didn't. Japanese Dragon Ball now sounds the way it does because the audio masters were thrown out by Toei after each episod...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 2641

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

I'm honestly a little surprised there are people here who don't like the Ginyu Force. I can't speak for everyone, but for me, none of these ideas are bad: Ginyu, Goku standing down Freeza. It's only how they're presented that keep them from landing or feeling necessary/organic. It's just how, likew...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 2641

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

The story arcs don’t exist in a vacuum. Goku’s character arc in the Saiyan and Namek arc are pretty interwoven. The Saiyan arc is the set up the Namek arc is the pay off. You're right. The story arcs don't exist in a vacuum. That's why what little payoff there is to Goku's story feels so distant an...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 2641

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

It kind of is about Goku though. The Saiyan and Namek arcs are about Goku learning about and eventually accepting his heritage. That’s why the “I am the Super Saiyan Son Goku” speech is such a pivotal moment for his character its him embracing both his Saiyan roots and being raised on earth. The Sa...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Goku's long absences in the story
Replies: 80
Views: 2641

Re: Goku's long absences in the story

To utilize a term ABED uses to great effect, Goku's absences definitely take on a feeling of diminishing returns. Goku showing up at the last second works well in The Piccolo Arc because it's new and because Goku isn't actually removed from the story. He's simply on a separate path. It works okay in...
by Gaffer Tape
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball probably won't bother going past EoZ, or even close to it; it may very well just ignore it...
Replies: 20
Views: 1181

Re: Dragon Ball probably won't bother going past EoZ, or even close to it; it may very well just ignore it...

It’s almost like the story ended in 1995 and this is just a cash grab since nostalgia sells... If you hate Super so much then why do you bother coming here? All I see from you is that DB should end, that this is a cash grab, that it sucks, etc. I don't really understand how fans can be so reductive...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12739
Views: 769313

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:24 pm
...I honestly dont know. I thought it would be fun to poke the more popular arc but I never thought about what I would do later on.
I honestly thought you were making a joke that it's less organic because it's all... Artificial.
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12739
Views: 769313

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Any examples? the Roshi thing when he and Goku double clashed to end the 21st tournament is cool if it was predetermined by Roshi himself instead of him coming to that conclusion after the fact, because that would equate to nothing more but dumb luck as opposed to him bating Goku into a double jump...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Personal Thoughts on the Ocean Dub
Replies: 108
Views: 3825

Re: Personal Thoughts on the Ocean Dub

ikaos wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:57 pm
But then again he also delivered one of the cringiest lines in the Saban dub.
I dunno. That's actually one of my favorite lines from the dub... and it's not all that inaccurate, both in regards to the original dialogue and simple truth... any sports drink has to taste better than beer. :lol:
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12739
Views: 769313

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Much as I actually like Super, I do agree with this. It seems like in the gap of time between GT and Super, the writers at Toei swung the Goku pendulum in the opposite direction. Instead of being overly-heroic and competent like in Z-filler and GT, they made him way too goofy and almost callous in ...
by Gaffer Tape
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 9/14/20!)
Replies: 2090
Views: 266833

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 9/14/20!)
Replies: 2090
Views: 266833

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: 1571

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 9/14/20!)
Replies: 2090
Views: 266833

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...