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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: 520

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: 520

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: 514788

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: 627

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: 447

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: 979

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...
by Kendamu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The future of the Dragon Boxes
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: The future of the Dragon Boxes

I think the focus on the old stuff is pretty much nonexistent right now because there is plenty of new content for Funimation to taka advantage of now. The only exception is Boo Kai and that should've come out years ago! Also, recently on the ANN podcast, it eas confirmed that there are no plans for...
by Kendamu
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"
Replies: 55
Views: 3230

Re: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"

Maybe this was an extra that was supposed to go on the Level Sets and they were like, "Ah, same shit." lol But anyway, I have to say: Justin Cook cleaned up nicely since I saw him on that Budokai 3 bonus disc. He kind of looked like they found him sleeping on a park bench an hour before shooting. I...
by Kendamu
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"
Replies: 55
Views: 3230

Re: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"

I'm glad that the director in question was happy with what he saw from some earlier episodes, but that director needs to see some of the episodes from seasons 5 and 6. He might say something more like, "Uhh, you missed a spot there, guys." I read something about 5&6 having some kind of problems, di...
by Kendamu
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"
Replies: 55
Views: 3230

Re: One of the original DBZ directors says FUNi Blu-rays where "what it was supposed to look like to begin with"

I'm glad that the director in question was happy with what he saw from some earlier episodes, but that director needs to see some of the episodes from seasons 5 and 6. He might say something more like, "Uhh, you missed a spot there, guys."
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Would you mind a replacement score for the Kai 2.0 dub?
Replies: 40
Views: 12593

Re: Would you mind a replacement score for the Kai 2.0 dub?

There was actually a few tunes I enjoyed in the first episode or two of Boo Kai (I haven't watched it in Japanese) on Toonami. There was nothing I really didn't enjoy, either. Whatever didn't really sound great was pretty much just there . I didn't notice it really. Some would say that it's just as ...
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball Dreams & Premonitions
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Dragonball dreams and premonitions

I never have Dragon Ball dreams, but I do have martial arts dreams! Some of the ones I used to have might be similar to Dragon Ball because they'd involve me fighting a guy who wasn't fazed by the kicks and punches at all. It was like watching Kuririn try to hit Cell or Trunks (pre-time travel) try ...
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why doesn't Goku speak incorrectly/improperly in the various dubs?
Replies: 49
Views: 3411

Re: Why doesn't Goku talks wrongly in the dubs?

I read somewhere on here a few days ago that Goku speaks normally in the actual Manga or he doesn't sound as hillbilly as he does in the show. Can someone confirm or deny this for me? Goku speaks in an accent in the manga as well. A common thing is that he replaces the sound "ai" with "ee" at the e...
by Kendamu
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?
Replies: 985
Views: 80835

Re: What is the lamest thing to come out of modern DBZ?

Examples: * The Long Lost Brother - In a planet consisting of bloodthirsty warriors who knew nothing but fighting, there existed an exception: the son of King Vegeta himself, Tarble. Banished, instead of rightfully killed as any other saiyan would have been, Tarble, now married to a 'thing' arrives...
by Kendamu
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I don't mind the stated reason why Broli is mad (at Goku / all the time)
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: I don't mind the stated reason why Broli is mad (at Goku / all the time)

It is dumb, though. I don't remember anything from before age three except for one time I fell down the stairs, one time I was in the back of a car, and one time I was in a playpen watching the end credits of Batman '66 on TV. They're all very faint memories. I have no clue who was to my left at th...
by Kendamu
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: I don't mind the stated reason why Broli is mad (at Goku / all the time)
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: I don't mind the stated reason why Broli is mad (at Goku / all the time)

It is dumb, though. I don't remember anything from before age three except for one time I fell down the stairs, one time I was in the back of a car, and one time I was in a playpen watching the end credits of Batman '66 on TV. They're all very faint memories. I have no clue who was to my left at the...
by Kendamu
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is filler canon(ical)?
Replies: 95
Views: 3349

Re: Is filler canon?

And if you're upset because all this new material completely invalidates the tabletop RPG rulebook-sized statistical system and flowchart for the characters' "canonical Power Levels" that you'd been working on painstakingly for the last bunch of years now... well I don't think there's a kind, non-b...
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is filler canon(ical)?
Replies: 95
Views: 3349

Re: Is filler canon?

The power scaling is (thankfully) completely messed up now. The writers doing whatever they want, regardless of it lining up with previous established facts and stories is a good thing ? Most definitely. Otherwise, the Freeza Army fight in RF would've been just, "Here's Piccolo and Gohan. Also, Ten...
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is filler canon(ical)?
Replies: 95
Views: 3349

Re: Is filler canon?

The dub for DBZ first aired in late-'96, and it took at least a good solid year and change or so before there was enough of a "post-dub" audience built up to fixate on Power Levels to any substantial degree. So by maybe late '97/early '98 or thereabouts you had Power Level debates and charts and nu...
by Kendamu
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is filler canon(ical)?
Replies: 95
Views: 3349

Re: Is filler canon?

A lot of the time with anime-only content (filler) there's stuff in it that runs contrary to stuff that happens in the manga-based story. Because of that, a lot of the time filler is dismissed entirely during in-universe arguments as it creates problems with coming to legitimate conclusions in regar...