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by ulisa
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: How durable are the Saiyans/Half Saiyans?
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

How durable are the Saiyans/Half Saiyans?

Something I’ve been pondering a while is how much damage can Saiyans or Half Saiyans actually take? Does it change depending on their state (fighting versus not)? We’ve seen them get thrown through mountains and only emerge with a scratch or two but we've also seen Goku react with pain when Krillin ...
by ulisa
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is Akira Toriyama more hated than loved? And by whom?
Replies: 137
Views: 9993

Re: Is Akira Toriyama more hated than loved? And by whom?

I think the majority respects Toriyama. I respect him as well... but I do get annoyed with some of the decisions he makes and the stuff he says in interviews. But he's still a cool guy. I just don't think the fandom should herald him as some sort of super genius and thinking anything made by him is...
by ulisa
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: Which did it better, GT or Super?
Replies: 597
Views: 37342

Re: Which did it better, GT or Super?

Now that Super is done, I have to say that I do think more highly of it than I did at the beginning. I've been trying to re-watch it as well as revisit GT. However, having said that, I still say GT was a far better follow-up. Now, I don't mean that Super does not have its merits. While I am hardly t...
by ulisa
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 774000

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

In fact, I've always thought GT was slightly better than Super even though it wasn't all that great but I've been going through the series again lately and I like it a lot more than I remember. I always thought GT got a bad rap. While it’s definitely got some major flaws, I found it very enjoyable,...
by ulisa
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 774000

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

I know it has little to do with anything,ulisa, but what do you think of the GT Finale? Not GT as a whole. Just the Finale. I’m actually more fond of GT’s finale; actually, I rather like GT despite its flaws. It isn’t my ideal ending but I like it much better. GT has the Dragonballs being taken awa...
by ulisa
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Unpopular DB opinions
Replies: 12757
Views: 774000

Re: Unpopular DB opinions

Not sure if this is still considered unpopular as I’ve seen it crop up a few times but— I hate the manga’s ending (and by extension, the anime’s ending) and I think Uub was a silly idea. My main issue is simply that the prospect of a successor to Goku should have been given to a character we either ...
by ulisa
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What made you switch over to the Japanese version?
Replies: 156
Views: 22996

Re: What made you switch over to the Japanese version?

I’ve never seen a reason to switch. Sometimes I watch the original FUNi dub, sometimes I watch the Kai dub, sometimes I watch the original Japanese. It depends on my mood. I personally find something I like in all of them so I enjoy all of them for different reasons.
by ulisa
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I think Toriyama's time is over with the Dragonball series
Replies: 123
Views: 6965

Re: i think Akira's time is over with the Dragonball series

They're both terrible writers and I would prefer someone who knows what they're doing and has some sort of vision rather than treating Dragon Ball as a little nostalgic side-project you can't be arsed to put more than 5 minutes of work into, like Toriyama does, or as a way to prove yourself to senp...
by ulisa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What's worse: 5 minutes of Freeza or 48 minutes of TOP?
Replies: 31
Views: 2061

Re: What's worse: 5 minutes of Freeza or 48 minutes of TOP?

I’d say TOP is worse for the simple reasoning of as long and drawn out that the battle against Freeza is—it doesn’t bore me. I don’t know what it is, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m still entertained. I still enjoy seeing Freeza and Goku Act off one another. I enjoy the gradual break down of Namek. TO...
by ulisa
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Was Super Saiyan a mistake?
Replies: 52
Views: 7943

Re: Was Super Saiyan a mistake?

I wouldn’t say it was a mistake but I would say it was a mistake not to give the other characters a similar boost, maybe something unique to Earthlings or something along those lines. I don’t have a problem believing Super Saiyan is unique to the Saiyan race. I do have a problem believing it’s the o...
by ulisa
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Characters and their fandoms.
Replies: 15
Views: 1123

Re: Characters and their fandoms.

Interesting topic! Goku I think you touched on the major points here but I will say Goku is a great character when written well. He has great strengths as well as great weaknesses but sometimes, it feels like only one or two of his traits get focus and thus, he feels flanderized. I personally see th...
by ulisa
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: I fell GT Goku more better than Super Goku
Replies: 43
Views: 3616

Re: I fell GT Goku more better than Super Goku

I, too, prefer GT Goku over Super Goku. While being naive and a bit dimwitted about things is cute for a child between the ages of 12-15 (which is why it worked in early DB), it's so annoying to see the level of it displayed by the adult Goku in DBS. I felt GT Goku was a better representation of hi...
by ulisa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Filler Material
Replies: 51
Views: 3231

Re: Filler Material

I have always liked filler. Not all filler necessarily but I think a LOT of it really builds on the story and adds to the characters and character development. Plus, a lot of it allows for some great world building which in an universe like Dragonball is always a great thing to see. What are your t...
by ulisa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: How much would you pay for the complete series of GT?
Replies: 18
Views: 1338

Re: How much would you pay for the complete series of GT?

If you're willing to take a used copy, I bought one for 12 bucks off eBay a few weeks ago. Long as the discs are good, I have never worried too much about the sets being brand new. Having said that though, yeah, Walmart is usually a good place to get them for a decent price. Complete Series usually ...
by ulisa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Filler Material
Replies: 51
Views: 3231

Re: Filler Material

I have always liked filler. Not all filler necessarily but I think a LOT of it really builds on the story and adds to the characters and character development. Plus, a lot of it allows for some great world building which in an universe like Dragonball is always a great thing to see. Goku's Travels A...
by ulisa
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Do fans of the English dub use the SSJ term?
Replies: 37
Views: 2492

Re: Do fans of the English dub use the SSJ term?

I can say that I started to use SSJ mainly after starting to come onto message boards like this one. There were a lot of people that came from watching the Japanese version so SSJ was used more often than not. Writing SS seemed weird so I shifted to using SSJ. Oddly enough, I also started to use "Su...
by ulisa
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goten/Trunks Schooling...
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Goten/Trunks Schooling...

I think ChiChi seems to forget that at times. Granted, she is doing the best she can but any information she has on being a mother only applies to humans and her kids are only half-human. I honestly think if she would allow herself to come to terms with the fact that her children and her husband ha...
by ulisa
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Regarding Goku's character in the dub...
Replies: 69
Views: 4946

Re: Was the dub right to alter Goku's character?

People act like the dub made him do a complete 180, the pieces were already there in the sub. They're in the original manga as well. Toriyama has complained about how Toei wrote Goku but it wasn't that different from what I've read in the manga as Goku cares about others there as well and isn't com...
by ulisa
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Goten/Trunks Schooling...
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Goten/Trunks Schooling...

I always wanted to see how Goten fared in a regular school. Gohan didn’t exactly fit in with high school, despite his best efforts, so I’d imagine Goten would have an even worse time. Much as ChiChi wants her kids to be “normal”...they’re not. Right? Like she's married to a guy that challenges the ...
by ulisa
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Yamcha Appreciation Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 6200

Re: Yamcha Appreciation Thread

I’ve always liked Yamcha. In the original Dragonball, I found him both charming and funny plus his attacks could be very creative. Once we entered into Z, he was a bit unfairly pushed to the side in my opinion. While I do admit to liking the Saiyan and Half-Saiyan characters more, I liked to see the...