Search found 5822 matches

by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB's Revival
Replies: 85
Views: 3379

Re: DB's Revival

.And they're purposely targeting a Western audience. Wow. This is the first I have heard of this. Got a citation? I believe you but I would like to read more about this. Either way most of the Western world wasn't exposed to the Falcouner music so I doubt it's on that level. Unless you mean English...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: DB's Revival
Replies: 85
Views: 3379

Re: DB's Revival

I liked Battle of Gods quite a bit. As a one-off nostalgia "Return to Dragon Ball" experience, it did exactly what it was supposed to do. I got to see the characters I loved doing entertaining things. It had two new characters that were likewise interesting as well as relatively unique within the se...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Name adaptations
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Name adaptations

First of all, agreed with what Cipher says. Other than that, I personally lean towards keeping things as they are, but there are certain things that I wouldn't do myself that I wouldn't begrudge a localization for doing. For example, Mr. Satan? Personally, I pronounce his name Sah-tan because that's...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?
Replies: 211
Views: 10202

Re: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?

Not to mention that the choice to use the -n spelling makes little sense to begin with. What do you mean it doesn't make any sense? It makes ALL the sense! The full word isn't "Saiya" but "Saiya-jin" with "-jin" being a suffix indicating a person belonging to. Its equivalent in English is how a per...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?
Replies: 211
Views: 10202

Re: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?

I mean, when I hear "Vegerot," I think "rotten vegetables." Buu, Piccolo, etc. may sound weird and all, but they don't have me thinking about the 2 year old onions in the bottom drawer of my fridge I keep telling you, you really need to throw those out. Just knuckle under and buy some heavy duty gl...
by Gaffer Tape
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?
Replies: 211
Views: 10202

Re: Which of FUNimation's Name Changes Bother You the Most?

I just want to point out: to the people saying that FUNimation should have done what Viz did by changing Vegetto to Vegerot, it should be noted that FUNimation dubbed that part of the series about three years before Viz reached it in the manga. With everything having been released now for years, and...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 8/5/19!)
Replies: 1921
Views: 187399

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 10/29/18!)

The Anatomy of Cell - Dragon Ball Dissection: The Cell Arc Part 9! Last time we covered the mystery angle of Cell. Now we examine all the other aspects in which he is incorporated into the story. Does this late arrival slot into the narrative seamlessly, or does Toriyama's "even softer reboot" begi...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?
Replies: 38
Views: 1505

Re: Is Watching the Movies Necessary?

Maaaaaaybe give 13 a watch before GT , just for the incorporation of its titular move. (And also nods to Great Saiyaman II, I suppose, who never otherwise appears in the series. Toei basically seems to have considered that one to be in continuity.) Funnily enough, I just watched Z episode 287 an ho...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"

After that, there kind of stopped being any real need to define seasons for anything, since Toonami was fairly consistently ordering episodes, so it became more a case of "Sagas". You could still break them into seasons as the episode aired typically during the fall. Yes. Dubbed DBZ was still very ...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Can I just ignore Super's existence?
Replies: 92
Views: 5222

Re: Can I just ignore Super's existence?

It's a very "interesting" debate tactic to try to take the high ground immediately after resorting to ad hominem attacks in your posts, especially when said argument boils down to, "You don't agree with me; therefore, you are an elitist/hater/fanboy." This is not the kind of thing I like to see in m...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What Anime-only lore has not been retconned, replaced, or outdated?
Replies: 27
Views: 1366

Re: What Anime-only lore has not been retconned, replaced, or outdated?

The pendulum room. It still exists in the lookout to me and it set up the saiyan threat quite well. Dunno about Mutaito, but he could work in case Piccolo Daimao was sealed in his youth, so that he didn't age gracefully like Kami. It was an important scene because there used to be a master with stu...
by Gaffer Tape
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?
Replies: 78
Views: 3370

Re: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?

When I was a kid, I was hungry for information. I can't remember when I printed off all those Curtis Hoffman DB manga summaries, but I'm sure it was either while the Saiyan arc originally aired or when shortly afterward. I loved serialized storytelling. Granted, it was rare in those days, but I lov...
by Gaffer Tape
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?
Replies: 78
Views: 3370

Re: How good was the Saiyan Saga as a jumping on point?

As another person who was introduced to the series via dub season 1 on Toonami, I can say it really wasn't that hard to jump in. I mean, I remember for certain I didn't even catch it on its first day. But I mean, most shows I first got into as a kid, in these days before streaming and ubiquitous Int...
by Gaffer Tape
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: FUNimation and their use of the term "Season"

I have no problem with the episode count. A season has no set length. It is simply the material created during a production cycle. What annoys me is that DBZ in America had seasons, six of them. And the "season " designations they use in home media in no way correspond to them. That's how the term i...
by Gaffer Tape
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 8/5/19!)
Replies: 1921
Views: 187399

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 10/1/18!)

Good point. Geez, remember when things used to be comparatively simple, where you had the manga run and the DB-Z-GT anime run? And the only "where the fuck do they go" elements were the Z movies, most of which no one was really too bothered over in the first place? And then there was a nice little D...
by Gaffer Tape
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 8/5/19!)
Replies: 1921
Views: 187399

Re: MistareFusion's Dragon Ball Dissection! (Updated 10/1/18!)

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/358655733027307520/503181771764924437/Screenshot_2018-10-20_at_8.24.22_AM.png Uhhhhh "Mount Paozu" Yep. As far as I'm concerned, this confirms that Super in general is more interested and invested in following the anime continuity than the original manga con...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment

That is basically what I was saying too. Although, since you brought him up, throw Vegetto onto that pile too. I can't for the life of me figure out what anybody finds even remotely compelling about that character. His personality is fun, he had some good moments with both Super Boo and Zamasu. I'd...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment

Kunzait_83 wrote:*snip*
That is basically what I was saying too. Although, since you brought him up, throw Vegetto onto that pile too. I can't for the life of me figure out what anybody finds even remotely compelling about that character.
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment
Replies: 40
Views: 2294

Re: The Bardock Story Trilogy: A Personal Assessment

They’ll probably see Jiren or Hit the way us older fans see Paikuhan. I got nothing particularly against Paikuhan myself (he's perfectly alright for what he is), but is he really THAT much of a thing in any corners of DB fandom? Other than among fans of the Budokai game series (who seemed particula...
by Gaffer Tape
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Kai as only version of Z available - How would you feel?
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Kai as only version of Z available - How would you feel?

In one of topics, one of users said that Star Wars fans can be very whiny and annoying, with whole demand for George Lucas to release Original Trilogy on DVD/BD in unaltered version. Someone said that? Really? Grrrrr.... I'm holding back from what I want to say because I know it would be against th...