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by Pokewhiz7
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 20 years ago today, the final "Dragon Ball Z" aired
Replies: 28
Views: 2437

Re: 20 years ago today, the final "Dragon Ball Z" aired

UltimateHammerBro wrote:20 years? Oh my. Me being born in the GT era and not in the Z era was just a matter of weeks :lol:
Baby the GT character transformed into a Great Ape the same day baby me was born: January 29, 1997. True story.
by Pokewhiz7
Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Should Funimation skip the first two DB Super arcs?
Replies: 84
Views: 8222

Re: Should Funimation skip the first two DB Super arcs?

Even if that part of the story has been told better before, it's still a part of the show itself, and if it's shitty, then, well, the first two arcs of the show are shitty. Such is life, but FUNimation is rightfully beyond taking matters into their own hands. Plus I haven't seen the new movies yet, ...
by Pokewhiz7
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Spain: DBZ movies will be released on Blu-Ray
Replies: 126
Views: 11600

Re: Spain: DBZ movies will be released on Blu-Ray

It may be worth picking up a few of these in the future, seeing as FUNimation's movie Blu-rays range from "pretty good" to "mediocre" to "not very good".
by Pokewhiz7
Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z Spanish Dub
Replies: 9
Views: 2847

Re: Dragon Ball Z Spanish Dub

The Ultimate Uncut Editions and FUNimation's single for movie 5 have the Mexican dub, but that's only for a very small portion of the series. They also released a few further DVDs somewhere in Latin America with the orange brick footage, I believe.
by Pokewhiz7
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Funimation's original DBZ movie Blu-Rays
Replies: 18
Views: 1591

Re: Funimation's original DBZ movie Blu-Rays

If it's something you're into, the Broly double (not triple!) feature Blu-ray has alternate angles for the Japanese track, which is, as far as I know, the only Dragon Ball Blu-ray where that is the case, though it lacks the dub with Japanese music track.
by Pokewhiz7
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Japanese Kai underrated?
Replies: 41
Views: 6162

Re: Japanese Kai underrated?

So, is the original Japanese version of Kai bad? Not at all. However, when a better option (DBZ) exists, there's just not much reason to get excited about a version that's exactly the same as what came before, just not quite as good. Exactly the same, other than lacking an at times nut-crunchingly ...
by Pokewhiz7
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Japanese Kai underrated?
Replies: 41
Views: 6162

Re: Japanese Kai underrated?

So, is the original Japanese version of Kai bad? Not at all. However, when a better option (DBZ) exists, there's just not much reason to get excited about a version that's exactly the same as what came before, just not quite as good. Exactly the same, other than lacking an at times nut-crunchingly ...
by Pokewhiz7
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Clyde Mandelin's Subtitles Inferior?
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Clyde Mandelin's Subtitles Inferior?

I've read on this forum that some consider Mandelin's subtitles for the original Dragon Ball series to be, while good, not as good as Steve Simmon's for DB 14-28, DBZ, DBGT, and Kai. What are the particular issues with them?
by Pokewhiz7
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Question for japanese-learning Dragon Ball watchers
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Message for fluent japanese Dragon Ball watchers

I am not a fluent Japanese speaker, but I do speak a foreign language (German) to a high enough level to be able to watch TV shows in that language. It's a slightly different experience than watching something in a language that you don't understand with subtitles, and in a way, I can sympathize wit...
by Pokewhiz7
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?

I really didn't find there to be that much damage on the GT singles, and the grain is relatively minor. I own the first two singles boxes, plus the TV special (which looks horrendous, but it does on every release). I also own the green bricks. Macroblocking is an issue, certainly, but that's only du...
by Pokewhiz7
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?

I am absolutely not satisfied with Viz's releases, and as such have been importing a foreign translation which I find superior. Which translation, out of curiosity? Back to the topic though, I'm pretty satisfied with the releases so far. It could definitely, definitely be better (I would love Drago...
by Pokewhiz7
Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Are you satisfied with all the releases we have gotten?

The releases for the anime have their flaws, but I'm mostly satisfied. Other than Kai, though, I just can't see myself re-buying a series that I'm honestly not going to watch again because of the pacing, other than maybe a volume or two if it comes out on Blu-ray again. Well, for Z at least. For Dra...
by Pokewhiz7
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: FUNimation's new logo
Replies: 18
Views: 2345

Re: FUNimation's new logo

http://thedaoofdragonball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/funimation-productions-logo.png I really actually like the old logo. I mean, it's extremely simplistic, yes, but it looks very old-school, immediately recognizable and somewhat nostalgic, like the old 4Kids! logo, which I used to see a lot wh...
by Pokewhiz7
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball vs Dragon Ball Movies
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Dragon Ball vs Dragon Ball Movies

They're certainly nice to just throw in and relax if I want a short burst of Dragon Ball, but so much is simplified/taken out, and I just don't get as much of the Toriyama feel, that I would prefer to read the manga/watch the TV series in general.
by Pokewhiz7
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How do you handle series/franchise burnout?
Replies: 19
Views: 1441

Re: How do you handle series/franchise burnout?

Vijay wrote:I do push-ups. Drink some milk. Lift 500 pounds.

Jk.

Take breaks. Watching other genre anime like seinin/shoujo might relief the burnout. That, or stop watchin any DragonBall related shows/games for 3-4 months
And sit-ups, too?
by Pokewhiz7
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What was the first piece of content you saw of GT?
Replies: 48
Views: 3470

Re: What was the first piece of content you saw of GT?

It was probably some episode of FUNimation's dub on Toonami, but which it was, I honestly cannot remember. I think I was like 7 or 8 when it came out, and only being able to watch Cartoon Network when I went on vacation probably didn't help.
by Pokewhiz7
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?
Replies: 289
Views: 21400

Re: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?

Pokewhiz7 wrote:I'm aware it was a necessity
He made it seem like they also have an artistic right to.
by Pokewhiz7
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?
Replies: 289
Views: 21400

Re: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?

Kikuchi's score being put in Kai is perfectly fine because 1) it's Toei's prerogative as the show's creators to replace the music if they deem it necessary, and 2) Yamamoto's plagiarism shenanigans probably did make it necessary. I really want to stress the "as the show's creators" part. It's their...
by Pokewhiz7
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?
Replies: 289
Views: 21400

Re: FUNI Super dub - What are your wishes?

Preference has nothing to do with it. It's about having an iota of artistic integrity. Kikuchi's score belongs in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z because that's what its creators put there. Tokunaga's score belongs in Dragon Ball GT because that's what its creators put there. Yamamoto's score, then K...