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by Kendamu
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Pirating Dragon Ball (discussion)
Replies: 169
Views: 10621

Re: Pirating Dragon Ball (discussion)

I know that Funimation wanted Dragon Ball Super from the moment they learned about it. They were also totally on board to simulcast the series from the beginning the way they are now. While I was paying for the same anime streaming services back then as I am now (so the money isn't really different ...
by Kendamu
Sat May 20, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What If: Toriyama Retired?
Replies: 102
Views: 5622

Re: What If: Toriyama Retired?

I mean, he kinda did retire back in 1995 or so. He didn't contribute much toward anything that came out after that all the way up until he exercised some creative control over Battle of Gods. During those years, I mostly just enjoyed what already existed and read his occasional one-shots that came u...
by Kendamu
Tue May 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could you have tolerated Linda Young in Kai onward?
Replies: 41
Views: 2652

Re: Could you have tolerated Linda Young in Kai onward?

Nowadays, I can't imagine anyone but Chris Ayers playing Freeza. However, at the time the Kai dub was announced, I had gotten used to Linda Young as Freeza. So, had the show continued on with Linda Young, I wouldn't have lost sleep over it but nowadays I'm spoiled with Ayers in the role.
by Kendamu
Mon May 15, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do you like SSJ3 being a failed transformation?
Replies: 25
Views: 2399

Re: Do you like SSJ3 being a failed transformation?

Super Saiyan 3 is my least favorite transformation from Toriyama's original work. It just goes waaaaaaay overboard on the hair. That said, the whole concept of SS3 is taking things waaaaaaay overboard so it's look fits perfectly with how it plays out in the story! I probably would've been more sad a...
by Kendamu
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Create Your Own Dragon Ball Character — And Win a 3D Figure of It
Replies: 16
Views: 7257

Re: Create Your Own Dragon Ball Character — And Win a 3D Figure of It

I made one, too, but I don't think I'll be drinking heavily enough throughout the contest to get my figure printed and sent all the way to the US. :lol:
by Kendamu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?
Replies: 136
Views: 8309

Re: Biggest retcon in DragonBall?

Would Toriyama coming up with his own explanation for how things went down be a retcon? I'm thinking of History of Bardock and Dragon Ball Minus specifically. You could probably throw that one thing where he went back in time , too. I'm sure you guys have thought of much bigger things, but Bardock's...
by Kendamu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Goku care about Goten at all?
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Does Goku care about Goten at all?

I think the example most point to is Trunks when it comes to him and Goten's appearance in Super. Trunks is 14 right now in Super given his AGE 766 birthdate and that Super is currently in AGE 780. [spoiler]Super Trunks https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/1/16/DBS-83-00154.png/re...
by Kendamu
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Goku care about Goten at all?
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Does Goku care about Goten at all?

Gokû cares about Goten. Toriyama, Toei, and Shueisha don't; not all that much anyway. At least that's the conclusion I'm getting from new DB material as of late. Goten (and Trunks) should both be looking noticeably older given how much time has passed and they couldn't even be bothered to redesign ...
by Kendamu
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: All Toei properties on Hulu are set to expire on April 28th (incl. Dragon Ball and GT).
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: All Toei properties on Hulu are set to expire on April 28th (incl. Dragon Ball and GT).

For those of you in the affected territtory looking for a free streaming option, Funimation.com still has Dragon Ball , Dragon Ball Z , Dragon Ball GT , and Dragon Ball Super available for viewing with ads. If you're a subscriber, it's ad-free. Also, except for Battle of Gods and Resurrection F, all...
by Kendamu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When did hating Broly become the norm?
Replies: 34
Views: 2524

Re: When did hating Broly become the norm?

I mean, if I just happen to be going through Dragon Ball film and get to DBZ Movie 8, I'm not gonna skip it. I'm not gonna skip Broly missions in XenoVerse or anything, either. I even enjoyed the Abridged version of Movie 8 a ton! I'll even watch the Big Green dub of Movie 8 from time to time. Most ...
by Kendamu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: When did hating Broly become the norm?
Replies: 34
Views: 2524

Re: When did hating Broly become the norm?

I think my dislike for Broly is more just my being annoyed by Broly's biggest fans. They're the fans that think that Broly needs to be in everything. They're the fans that think that Broly needs to be compared to every other martial artist in Dragon Ball and that, within those comparisons, he's alwa...
by Kendamu
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Super Saiyan Hair becoming more refined as the series progressed?
Replies: 30
Views: 3031

Re: Thoughts on Super Saiyan Hair becoming more refined as the series progressed?

I think the mid-Cell arc has the best looking Super Saiyan hair. It's got a bit of detail here and there, but it isn't made up of a bunch of individual spikes like the modern day Super Saiyan. [spoiler] http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KjECPmNShlQ/V6JT5QJaUCI/AAAAAAAB7aM/Qp_XTnKFM3oBmz5qIrmWUbpEqhCMNCinAC...
by Kendamu
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?
Replies: 46
Views: 3920

Re: Could Funimation have Censored "Mr. Satan" Differently?

They could've called him Mr. Saturn, his strength is out of this world! And it's not a million miles from Satan (especially the Japanese pronunciation.) I've always been a fan of the idea of going with Mr. Saturn. In fact, I thought that I saw that on some piece of official merchandise waaaaaaaay b...
by Kendamu
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ninja "tree-walking" sequence in DB #37 and Naruto
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Ninja "tree-walking" sequence in DB #37 and Naruto

Damn autocorrect.

In any case, take a look back at some of that old Ninja cinema and TV, then skip ahead and watch stuff like the Murasaki fight and other anime like Basalisk and Naruto. You'll see a lot of storytelling tropes.
by Kendamu
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Ninja "tree-walking" sequence in DB #37 and Naruto
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Ninja "tree-walking" sequence in DB #37 and Naruto

Murasaki and his antics are a bit of a gag on cinema Ninja stereotypes that started back in the 1960s with the film Shinobi No Mono. Those films, which were a departure from the flashy Ninja magicians of previous eras (which is where Naruto gets its Ninjutsu magic from), we're a lot more grounded an...
by Kendamu
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion
Replies: 6834
Views: 564190

Re: Dragon Ball Z "Seasons" On Blu-ray: News & Discussion

*cradles my Level Set like it was my own progeny* Don't be so happy about them :twisted: Toei's release will dethronize the Levels. Group of people is now working on this 8) At this point, I have pretty much zero confidence that Toei will do their own Blu-rays. It seems that, right now, Super is th...
by Kendamu
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: It just occured to me, Piccolo is the only non-Saiyan...
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: It just occured to me, Piccolo is the only non-Saiyan...

To ever get to kill an enemy when Goku couldnt. That's awesome. I know Raditz is pathetic, but when the series began he was the first enemy to actually get Goku to require teaming up with someone else to have a fighting chance and it was Piccolo who did the trick. That's gotta count for something. ...
by Kendamu
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Was Yamcha cured by Bulma?
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Was Yamcha cured by Bulma?

Huh. That's interesting. I was always under the impression that the whole lesson/joke there was that Bulma got a boyfriend and Yamcha got less nervous about girls because of their crossing paths and eventually teaming up in that first arc. I guess it could be said that maybe Yamcha stopped being ner...
by Kendamu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The future of the Dragon Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: The future of the Dragon Boxes

When did Funimation confirm that they were done with releasing DBZ in 4:3? Skip to 1:08:38 into this recent ANN podcast from February 3rd. Initially, Justin Rojas thought the question was about Kai, then responded "No information about that at this time." Jennifer Fu goes on to say, "Yeah, we don't...