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by Char Aznable
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: English Dragon Box Release
Replies: 3762
Views: 269890

... FUNimation...I can't believe this. You're doing it. You've done it! You're doing it right! You've listened! Several other short exclamatory sentences! And it's July , so it's not even a cruel joke! Oh wow, I cannot wait for these to come out. I'm surprised a bit at the price, too - compared to w...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0183 (12 July 2009)
Replies: 54
Views: 6457

Not to sound utterly lame by taking this position (which it is, but here goes anyway), we're all fans of the same thing, aren't we? With the exception of the AB Group dub which gets points for hilarity anyway or Portuguese singing Ginyu, every version of the series has its own shining points in my o...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Embarassing moments in Dragonball fandom
Replies: 25
Views: 2161

Oh, for me there are many different embarrassing things I can associate with Dragon Ball, both past and present. I can immediately think of four things right off the bat: 1. I still own all of my old third season and beyond DBZ tapes from back in the day. As early as last summer due to my extreme bo...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this the worst DBZ opening?
Replies: 68
Views: 6049

Screw you all. THIS IS the BEST OPENING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuHo3hz0mG0 Ah, Harmony Gold's version. What I dislike about this version (and I'm probably not alone in thinking this) is that the majority of the song is sung, but completely gives out during the chorus. ...if anything, shoul...
by Char Aznable
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Could Piccolo Daimao destroy Earth?
Replies: 10
Views: 964

I can't see him being able to do it, but would he really even want to? Piccolo Daimao's general ambition (at least the second time around) was to take over Earth and sort of enslave humanity while slowly wiping it out. I suppose you could argue that he could do it as a last resort, but if he outrigh...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0182 (05 July 2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4287

Usually I switch between Jinzoningen and Artificial Human when referring to them. I'm ashamed to admit though that sometimes I still occasionally do slip-up with the term Android, even though I know it's wrong. D= There's actually nothing wrong with using "android" as a translation for jinzouningen...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: DBZ FUNimation Singles?
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

I was thinking about picking up these DVD singles as well, since that seems to be the only way to own the series in 4:3 with the Japanese audio track (for the most part, minus the latter half of the Saiya-jin arc and the early Freeza arc). How expensive do these out-of-print releases usually go for ...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Upcoming DragonBall Announcement: Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 5395

I'm willing to admit right now that my hope in a release of Z in 4:3 without the shoddy remastering (and on DVD rather than solely Blu-Ray to boot) is just a personal hope and belief in something that will likely never happen, at least not right now.
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this the worst DBZ opening?
Replies: 68
Views: 6049

This US intro wins for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Wy4eIe8Ug That one. I remember years ago around the time they first came out, I bought FUNimation's VHS tapes for the Bardock and Trunks specials, and popped in the Bardock special first. After the previews, this intro came up. In the firs...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: The Podcast
Topic: Episode #0182 (05 July 2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4287

Now now, we all know that the correct terminology for them are the RoboWarriors, with Cell being RoboWarrior 21. Usually I switch between Jinzoningen and Artificial Human when referring to them. I'm ashamed to admit though that sometimes I still occasionally do slip-up with the term Android, even th...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Upcoming DragonBall Announcement: Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 5395

Of course, I'm hoping the announcement involves another DVD release of DBZ in 4:3 without the poor remastering job, but that's not going to happen. The first two things I thought of were the Jump special and Kai. Out of those, it seems more likely for FUNimation to have licensed the special at this ...
by Char Aznable
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Is this the worst DBZ opening?
Replies: 68
Views: 6049

Aw, but I love "What Is Your Destiny?"! Although, it's always a tough call with songs in another language, the lyrics may be terrible. But I love the actual tune, it's very imaginative and expressive. Funny enough, that one singer does many, many Anime themes in Italy. Although, yikes, a 2 minute l...
by Char Aznable
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 900 Minutes of Uncut Action, DBZ Season 1 Arrives
Replies: 1585
Views: 140939

I'm not going to start a major campaign to release Dragonbox footage in the U.S., or redo the masters completely. Personally, I think that all they need to do is bring back the UUE sets to be released alongside these. I don't care how grainy the footage is really - it's from 1989 . In fact, I think ...
by Char Aznable
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 900 Minutes of Uncut Action, DBZ Season 1 Arrives
Replies: 1585
Views: 140939

I'm not an expert on the subject by any means, but I don't think Toei would be too willing to hand their Dragonbox masters over to FUNimation, because...they're Toei, they do that. Funimation would still probably crop those so Gen can watch DBZ on his 145 inch HDTV. Wow, if FUNimation actually went ...
by Char Aznable
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: 900 Minutes of Uncut Action, DBZ Season 1 Arrives
Replies: 1585
Views: 140939

I completely agree with most of the comments in this thread against the boxset. Now, I haven't seen the original Japanese version, and I'll tell you all why - completionism (I know that's not a real word, but just go with me on this). I don't want to watch a set of episodes in Japanese starting from...