Overall Feelings on Kai Music?

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Post by ultimateemail5000 » Sat May 09, 2009 3:02 pm

It's a lot worst then Bruce Faulceners, not as good as Sabans, and doesn't (and nothing will) compare to the original DBZ score.

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Post by ShinRogafuken » Sat May 09, 2009 5:25 pm

I would say the general consensus here is: Good but not great.

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Post by DragonBalllKaiHD » Sun May 10, 2009 1:21 am

Jurik wrote:I don't. New recap music is so... boring.
I edited your grammar. Please keep in mind that Mike doesn't like sloppy grammar. :)

Edit: I forgot to mention this. Gozar, since you asked us the question, shouldn't this thread be in an appropiate place? Post your question in the Question forum. It is that obvious when Mike set up that forum for eveybody who has a question. :wink:
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Post by NeptuneKai » Sun May 10, 2009 1:23 am

Pretty boring in my opinion. It sort of just sits there. It's not as bad or unfitting as Bruce's score but it's fairly comparable to the Saban score.
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Post by The Tori-bot » Sun May 10, 2009 9:50 am

DragonBalllKaiHD wrote:
Jurik wrote:I don't. New recap music is so... boring.
I edited your grammar. Please keep in mind that Mike doesn't like sloppy grammar. :)
I'm sure Mike can deal with such matters himself (y'know... when he's finished moving into that house o' his), so I wouldn't recommend going around calling people out on small problems with their grammar, it just makes one look like an asshat. There wasn't really anything abysmally wrong with his grammar anyway.
DragonBallKaiHD wrote:Edit: I forgot to mention this. Gozar, since you asked us the question, shouldn't this thread be in an appropiate place? Post your question in the Question forum. It is that obvious when Mike set up that forum for eveybody who has a question. :wink:
Uh... no.

... Oh, right, my opinion? A little too Star Wars rip-offy for my liking. I like the SW music, just not when it's copied and pasted in Kai.

I haven't watched past Episode 2, so this opinion may now be obsolete... just sayin'.
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Post by Senzu_Bean » Sun May 10, 2009 10:20 am

I can't say I like it or not since the music is almost non-noticeable. I cannot watching Kai and being focus on the story and notice the music like in the original- which the music (darn good!) help narrate the story. In Kai it is just "in there".

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Post by DragonBalllKaiHD » Sun May 10, 2009 4:11 pm

ultimateemail5000 wrote:It's a lot worst then Bruce Faulceners, not as good as Sabans, and doesn't (and nothing will) compare to the original DBZ score.
Uhhh... Dont you mean its a lot worse than Saban's? Bruce Faulconer is wayyyy better than Saban's. I mean have you listen to the score played when Goku was about to throw his Genki Dama to Buu? It was just so EPIC I'm glad Funimation hired Faulconers. GT sucked because there was no Faulconers to play the scores for.
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Post by NeptuneKai » Sun May 10, 2009 6:49 pm

DragonBalllKaiHD wrote:
I mean have you listen to the score played when Goku was about to throw his Genki Dama to Buu? It was just so EPIC I'm glad Funimation hired Faulconers. GT sucked because there was no Faulconers to play the scores for.
There is more then one Bruce? :lol:
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Post by bkev » Sun May 10, 2009 7:18 pm

NeptuneKai wrote:
DragonBalllKaiHD wrote:
I mean have you listen to the score played when Goku was about to throw his Genki Dama to Buu? It was just so EPIC I'm glad Funimation hired Faulconers. GT sucked because there was no Faulconers to play the scores for.
There is more then one Bruce? :lol:
Hmm... cRookie and Mike Smith. Yeah.

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Post by DemonRin » Sun May 10, 2009 9:29 pm

Rory wrote:Yes, because the people who like Kai are always polite, well mannered folk, who won't shit on the original. Of course, and all the fans of the original series ALL TALK LIKE THIS AND SCREAM AND RANT ABOUT HOW THEY HATE KAAAAI!!.
Wrong thread for this kind of bitching really, and it's always irritating to see somebody split people into black and white groups, with no middle ground.

As for being on topic, Kai's music is ok, I like a lot of the new music, but there isn't enough good music to keep me interested, I'd rather just listen to Kikuchi's original music.
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Post by Bejiita » Fri May 15, 2009 4:41 pm

Well to sum it up, it's not that great.

If I were to say the original Japanese BGM kicks ass then Kai's BGM missed the bum completely, the music sounds a lot more dull. I would have liked remixed versions of the original tracks, they did it for me, but Kai's music gives me reminders of the dub and that ain't a good thing. There are some pieces I liked but they haven't even used that many, and they have repeated a few of the tracks and they don't sound too good. I do think that the rest of the BGM to come will be better, they can't use the same for the rest of the series, but I still think they should have used the original score with updated versions of the music.
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Post by Vino » Fri May 15, 2009 7:22 pm

I like some, but the original is superior.

I wish they could remix the old tracks...

I wonder what track they would use in the Kamehameha x4 kaioken vs Galick Gun sequence...i'd be pissed if they use any rock theme.

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Post by Kendamu » Fri May 15, 2009 9:16 pm

I really like the new music. It's nice to see the story with music that's new but still in the right tone for the story.

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Post by Cold Skin » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:15 am

To me, the new music is probably one of the main positive points about Kai, but then there's hardly a point that I don't like more in Kai than in the original Z. It's simple, I can't stand watching a Z episode, I can't stand missing a Kai episode.

About the music, if they keep up the good work like this, the music itself could be a reason to watch the whole show. I have most tracks from the original Z soundtrack, and I never listen to them (even when trying to improve them with audio programs, there's nothing much one can do to save them from their old, flat style). But the day they make a Kai soundtrack, that'll be a totally different story!
It's beautiful, dynamic, makes you smile or feel tension or feel sad... Total success with me!

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Post by JAPPO » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:04 am

Generic. That's how I'd describe it overall.

There's an occasional good piece sometimes, but there's nothing I really love. Even Bruce Faulconer's score had a few good songs, though...
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Post by Raki » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:42 pm

It does nothing for me....at all.
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Dragon Soul?

Post by shelzu » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:50 pm

hello everyone, i'm a new member. i was wondering if any of you could enlighten me on dragon soul. What i am asking is this; is dragon soul a group created by takayoshi tanimoto that performs dragon ball music, or just music in general, or is not a group at all? i know that it is a song, and the opening to dragon ball kai. any thoughts about this subject would be most helpful.

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Re: Dragon Soul?

Post by SSj_Rambo » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:25 pm

shelzu wrote:hello everyone, i'm a new member. i was wondering if any of you could enlighten me on dragon soul. What i am asking is this; is dragon soul a group created by takayoshi tanimoto that performs dragon ball music, or just music in general, or is not a group at all? i know that it is a song, and the opening to dragon ball kai. any thoughts about this subject would be most helpful.
It is not a group at all. It is merely the title of the first DragonBall Kai opening theme. Takayoshi Tanimoto is the vocalist in the song, yet Yumi Yoshimoto wrote the lyrics, and Takafumi Iwasaki and Seiichi Kyouda did instrumental half of the song, and it is all produced by Columbia Music Entertainment.

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Post by Hujio » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:59 pm

SSj_Rambo wrote:
shelzu wrote:hello everyone, i'm a new member. i was wondering if any of you could enlighten me on dragon soul. What i am asking is this; is dragon soul a group created by takayoshi tanimoto that performs dragon ball music, or just music in general, or is not a group at all? i know that it is a song, and the opening to dragon ball kai. any thoughts about this subject would be most helpful.
It is not a group at all. It is merely the title of the first DragonBall Kai opening theme. Takayoshi Tanimoto is the vocalist in the song, yet Yumi Yoshimoto wrote the lyrics, and Takafumi Iwasaki and Seiichi Kyouda did instrumental half of the song, and it is all produced by Columbia Music Entertainment.
Actually... it is technically a group. Although I understand where you're both coming from because it's all very confusing since the name of the opening itself is "Dragon Soul". In the episodes the theme songs are credited as being sung by "Tanimoto Takayoshi (Dragon Soul)", indicating he is part of a group. However, the only group members are Tanimoto Takayoshi and Iwasaki Takafumi. As far as I know, the group was formed solely for the purpose of writing/singing song for DragonBall Kai, but I could be wrong. On the CD single release of "Dragon Soul", the second track is specifically credited to the group Dragon Soul.

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Here's an interview with Tanimoto Takayoshi (left) and Iwasaki Takafumi (right) from Columbia's website. I could be wrong, and Herms will probably have to correct me, but I believe they refer to themselves as Dragon Soul.

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