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by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pass around some compliments (stop the hate!)
Replies: 133
Views: 9252

I'm really hoping to see more dub fans come in here and say what they like about the original version. There have been a few at the beginning, but, for the most part, this seems rather one-sided.
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sigh... Why the Kikuchi Score Doesn't Work with the FUNi Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 2285

Oh, yes, I certainly agree. The dub with the original score is certainly a phenomenal improvement. It's just a shame that the other half of the dub still doesn't fit. It's a step in the right direction, but they'd really have to do it again from the ground up to have a chance of getting it to really...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you break up the DB story?
Replies: 37
Views: 1907

Oooh, just to clarify, I do consider Garlic Jr. to be its own separate "arc", not a part of Freeza or Cell, but I never mention filler arcs in my own lists. I simply go by "true" manga story divisions.
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you break up the DB story?
Replies: 37
Views: 1907

Hmm... is that not agreed upon now? Well, outside of the FUNimation circles? Not counting filler like Garlic Jr., it seems that at least a lot of people in this thread still use that "classic" (if you will :wink: ) four-arc system.
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sigh... Why the Kikuchi Score Doesn't Work with the FUNi Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 2285

Haha, yeah, good point. What exactly is 5.1 about that dub anyway? The music doesn't seem to come from a stereo source (it would be much more awesome if they did use a stereo master for that) but rather the same mono as the original. I guess the voices are 5.1... maybe the sound effects too? Overall...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Where Did the Name "Arlia" Come From?
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Where Did the Name "Arlia" Come From?

Having just watched the episode, it doesn't seem to appear anywhere within the dialogue itself. Vegeta just refers to it as "a planet." I was beginning to think it was just a dubism, but the Dragon Book in the FUNi Box refers to it as Arlia, so... really, where did it come from?
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: The Dead Zone (the actual location)
Replies: 7
Views: 663

So sorta like a pocket dimension then? Not a legitimate dimension or space in itself, but just a "hole" of sorts that an individual can open and seal things away in.
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pass around some compliments (stop the hate!)
Replies: 133
Views: 9252

Interestingly, the dub voices of Freeza never really bothered me too much. Sure, they were no Nakao Ryusei, but they were serviceable. Ehhh, it wasn't really accurate to the character, but when I was 12, I used to bust a gut at, "Having these balls makes me feel something that resembles joy, I think...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Piccolo's demonic nature
Replies: 20
Views: 1175

Interestingly, I just read the demon guide on Kanzentai for the first time a few days ago. But I don't know... maybe it's just the term "Demon Clan," but I never really thought of being a Mazoku as a primarily physical thing. It's something to which you subscribe, like a type of martial arts: like t...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pass around some compliments (stop the hate!)
Replies: 133
Views: 9252

Where do I begin? Sean Schemmel is amazing as Goku. He just captures his personality perfectly and can switch between serious and light-hearted seamlessly. Also, Stephanie Nadolny go good as Gohan once she started getting used to it, around the Cell saga. Chris Sabat's Piccolo and Vegeta have been ...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Sigh... Why the Kikuchi Score Doesn't Work with the FUNi Dub
Replies: 38
Views: 2285

Sigh... Why the Kikuchi Score Doesn't Work with the FUNi Dub

As I've mentioned before, my recent acquisition of the Dragon Box has gotten me spot checking the dub for the first time in several years, allowing me to view the redub for the first time in some cases. I know Mike has said in certain episodes of the Podcast that it's the quality of the dub voices t...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you break up the DB story?
Replies: 37
Views: 1907

Thanks. Chances are I'm just basing my info from all the time I spent at DBZ Uncensored as an adolescent. Sigh. I remember those days like they were yesterday... Well, anyway, Psaros always referred to them as the Saiya-jin Saga and the Freeza Saga, but, obviously he wasn't going by whatever interna...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So what happened to Mutaito?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Yeah, they were, but when Kami-sama and Kaio were discussing what would ultimately become the "transport everyone off Namek" set of wishes, they discussed that Yamucha and Tenshinhan could be wished back by a grouping "Bring back to life all those killed by the Saiya-jin," and I think that's also wh...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: So what happened to Mutaito?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

So what happened to Mutaito?

So we all know that the souls of those killed by the Mazoku are not able to pass to the next life and instead wander the earth in misery forever. So is that what happened to Mutaito? He died using the Mafuba to seal away Piccolo Daimao... Centuries later, Kamesennin died the same way, and he was res...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you break up the DB story?
Replies: 37
Views: 1907

Son Goku/Beginning/Pilaf (Beginning through characters disbanding) 21st Tenkaichi Budokai (Training through Budokai) Red Ribbon Army (Goku's quest through three year skip) 22nd Tenkaichi Budokai (Post three years through Tenshinhan's victory) Piccolo Daimao (Kuririn's death through three year skip) ...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Vegeta's tail grow back?
Replies: 64
Views: 5777

Um, did you read the rest of that paragraph? Because Goku, who was very weak compared to Raditz and did not have any knowledge of his heritage was able to rid himself of the same weakness as a child... well, teenager. Why would he assume that Raditz would not have been able to do the same thing? Why...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Box 2 And Dragon Ball Season 3 Cover Art.
Replies: 228
Views: 17433

Hmm, has it been confirmed that Dragon Box Freeza will be the cover image for FUNiBox 3? I mean, I've assumed it will ever since Vegeta was touted for the second cover, but has there been an official announcement? As for the image of Vegeta... eh, I like it, but I would have preferred it to have bee...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Why didn't Vegeta's tail grow back?
Replies: 64
Views: 5777

Yeah, I have to say I find that weird that Goku was so sure that grabbing Raditz's tail would be a sure-fire strategy, and neither he nor anybody else even mentions the possiblity, "Um, well, you trained your tail as a child, and this guy is a lot stronger than you AND actually knows what species he...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: *starts laughing uncontrollably* McRoberts? Really?
Replies: 33
Views: 2252

Phew. Glad I never saw the movie. But for some reason, this is reminding me of the dub version of the Yamucha baseball scene (in both dubs since the dialogue was unchanged) where all these minor character names were added in that were soooo American-esque (Rocky Rivers, Pepper Johnson, Freddy Hines,...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Take the Wukong?
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Take the Wukong?

Amazingly, I just finished my second trip through the Dragon Box. Looking for more things to tide me over until Volume 2 comes out, I actually did something I haven't done in many years: I spot checked the dub. I found a lot of things, some intriguing, many annoying. When I got to the Fake Namek stu...