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by Attitudefan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Cultures and settings in the series
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Cultures and settings in the series

I always got the sense that West City - where Bulma is from - is supposed to be a reference to Silicone Valley/New York type of vibe. It could also be a reference to modern Tokyo? I felt the vibe that Bulma is "Western" (I know that encompasses a lot, but she represents the stereotype of that) and T...
by Attitudefan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Shifting The Focus From Goku
Replies: 69
Views: 2345

Re: Shifting The Focus From Goku

Not to pull this thread away from its main theme, but the series, starting with the King Piccolo saga and especially from the Saiyan saga on, left much of the "fun-loving, tournament-style fighting" behind in favor of higher stakes, "fate of the world" battles and darker (not always deeper) storyli...
by Attitudefan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Shifting The Focus From Goku
Replies: 69
Views: 2345

Re: Shifting The Focus From Goku

I think Gohan failed as the main lead because he was never written--prior to his lead take-over--to be a fighter/defender for a action series. Gohan's character fits more with a slife-of-life/drama series as he is opposed to fighting but is forced into these situations. A show about training and get...
by Attitudefan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Old artstyle vs New Artstyle 2.0
Replies: 349
Views: 30901

Re: Old artstyle vs New Artstyle 2.0

Man when are those from? They have a lot more unfortunate Yamamuro-isms than I usually remember from Nakatsuru (along with his trademark giant chins). Those highlights on the SSJ4 hair are...oof. Yeah I am not a fan either. The giant chins and noses... I don't know why the later designs have such a...
by Attitudefan
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: So how does everyone feel about Broly in super
Replies: 35
Views: 939

Re: So how does everyone feel about Broly in super

Dude, what the hell is unoriginal about it outside of the RoF arc? For every original idea there's an old one right next to it. Champa's tournament had an alternate Saiyan and Freeza. Zamasu's arc brought Trunks back in the exact way he was in the Cell arc by having to get help fighting someone ter...
by Attitudefan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6706
Views: 560148

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

It would definitely be a dream come true if we could get an official release, even if it is just a limited one (ala Rock the Dragon set). This community is awesome!
by Attitudefan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on adapting Broly in an ongoing role for Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: Thoughts on adapting Broly in an ongoing role for Dragon Ball Super

There are more than enough Saiyans that central characters. How about different looking characters so it doesn't all look the same. Saiyan's don't really look all the same, that's a bit kinda racist and we're talking about a fictional race as it is. That'd been worse if they were real. Trunks, Goha...
by Attitudefan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on adapting Broly in an ongoing role for Dragon Ball Super
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: Thoughts on adapting Broly in an ongoing role for Dragon Ball Super

I'd definitely like to see a strong antagonist that can foil Goku (and Vegeta). Definitely happy Freeza is not a joke and is powerful enough to be that guy. I'd prefer Freeza over Broly too but if Broly joins Freeza that would be an interesting dynamic. Dragon Ball just needs more world building to ...
by Attitudefan
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Your thoughts on Pauline Newstone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Your thoughts on Pauline Newstone?

Linda Young was a bad version of Pauline Newstone's good version of Barry Watson's bad idea of who Freeza is. Still, Newstone did give an entertaining performance. Yup absolutely. Great work despite the misunderstanding (from Barry and other higher-ups involved). Find the scene where Vegeta steals ...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Saiyan has the best and worst hair?
Replies: 26
Views: 1697

Re: Which Saiyan has the best and worst hair?

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/329/193/fa7.png Clearly Vegeta has the worst Saiyan hair (jokes :D ) Trunks with his awful bowl cut... And Gohan with his bowl cut. I also really dislike all the Yamcha flattops Gohan wore and later nearly everyone in GT followed suit with as well. S...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Stand out performances in otherwise mediocre dubs
Replies: 41
Views: 1669

Re: Stand out performances in otherwise mediocre dubs

I think Drummond played Vegeta in the Westwood portion just fine. His performance is better than Sabat's Vegeta hands down back then. Drummond is a great actor and very versatile and was far ahead of many of his peers. Sabat has caught up to him, especially in Dragon Ball roles these days. The guy t...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Stand out performances in otherwise mediocre dubs
Replies: 41
Views: 1669

Re: Stand out performances in otherwise mediocre dubs

When the in house actors down at FUNimation started voicing the characters, Dale Kelly as Captain Ginyu was probably the first real standout performance amongst the cast. I agree. He's really great. He really nails Ginyu and his performance is believable. I doubly love his screams. Shout out to the...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding In-Betweens (Also: Aoshima)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Regarding In-Betweens (Also: Aoshima)

I take it you're getting this information from here? http://www.kanzenshuu.com/animation-styles/aoshima/ I can see where the confusion comes from: in several places it says he did key animation, but in others it says he rarely had additional animators to help him. Well yeah, the credits, according ...
by Attitudefan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding In-Betweens (Also: Aoshima)
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Regarding In-Betweens (Also: Aoshima)

Seeing that Aoshima was the sole key-animator on his episodes for a long period during his time on Dragon Ball. My question is--people who may understand animation can help me on this--would a guy like Aoshima have done all the key, extreme, and breakdown frames? His episodes had some gorgeous anima...
by Attitudefan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Toyotaro's art
Replies: 29
Views: 2028

Re: Toyotaro's art

It looks like he traced parts of Freeza getting chopped. The line art in the right arm looks nearly 1:1.
by Attitudefan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Goku an Alpha-male?
Replies: 26
Views: 1884

Re: Is Goku an Alpha-male?

I was just going to say that Vegeta is an alpha male, Goku is not, but then I see that modern political bullshit has completely mucked-up the definitions of things. To be fair I was just using WIki's definitions. This is what I was going by: "Alphas may achieve their status by superior physical str...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...
Replies: 6706
Views: 560148

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

As far as I'm aware Pioneer's rights have expired, so Funimation should have them back. If they were able to release those movies (albeit Movie 3 being the edited version) on the Rock the Dragon set I don't see why they wouldn't own them. Also, if they would be willing to go to the hassle and expen...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why is Goten still a kid in Modern Dragon Ball?
Replies: 47
Views: 2500

Re: Why is Goten still a kid in Modern Dragon Ball?

Well, when Toei tried to do new things, changing the look of all the characters with a large time skip, it didn't do too well. That was GT. I know it is a bit of a cop out, but I am sure that since GT didn't do well by going in a very different direction compared to the original series--from charac...
by Attitudefan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Goku an Alpha-male?
Replies: 26
Views: 1884

Re: Is Goku an Alpha-male?

Problem here is, we humans love to put everything in neat and orderly boxes with specific patterns. However, reality is not the case. The world would be a boring place if everything fit specific check boxes. We can take a guess and have things close to a relative ideal but nothing will fit entirely....