Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

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Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Hujio » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:38 am

General Discussion for Dragon Ball Kai episode 118, aired 24 August 2014

お菓子になっちゃえ!腹ペコ魔人の不気味パワー
Okashi ni Natchae! Hara Peko Majin no Bukimi Pawā
Turn Into Candy! The Hungry Majin's Eerie Power


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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Metalwario64 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:57 am

The "techno Buu" theme returns before Buu eats Dabura. The episode ends with Vegeta destroying Babidi's ship, but it doesn't reveal that it was him.
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Black_Liger » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:27 am

Quite a good episode, The techno buu theme fit better now. The orchestral tiny cue before it enhanced it. However no new tracks.
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:49 am

Wow why is thread so dead? I guess people don't really care about Kai anymore.

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Ajay » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:21 am

I'm finally done, yeah. I didn't even bother to finish last night's episode.

I'll probably chime in during the iconic moments but I'm just not interested anymore.

EDIT: Not to say that the episode was bad. It wasn't.
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by ShinGaijin » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:22 am

JEFFMAN219 wrote: I guess people don't really care about Kai anymore.
That's certainly the case, yes. :lol:
And for the episode itself, it wasn't bad at all, I enjoyed it.Can't wait for the next two episodes now... *ç*
Black_Liger wrote:The techno buu theme fit better now.
Yep, and the sound level seemed quieter this time...it still a very weird track anyway. :crazy:

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:33 am

AjayLikesGaming wrote:I'm finally done, yeah. I didn't even bother to finish last night's episode.

I'll probably chime in during the iconic moments but I'm just not interested anymore.
Wow did that Majin Boo track from last week killed it for you?

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Ajay » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:29 pm

That probably contributed to it but no, it wasn't really the main reason.

I'm just bored, honestly. Nothing is really doing it for me anymore. One great moment out of a bunch of mediocrity peppered with shit loads of awful is not worth my time. I feel like it's had its chance now and it's really not going to change much over the upcoming episodes. Boo's appearance was always going to be the decider since, much like the appearance of Yamu and Spopovich at the tournament, it presents a big tone shift. I really enjoyed a lot of the moments back during the tournament; it was really engaging stuff that seemed to indicate the show would pick up during its serious moments. Unfortunately, I feel like the direction the music is headed in now is just not good. Not to mention the remaster is just not aesthetically pleasing whatsoever.

Techno Boo and the increasing shift towards artificial sounds over the orchestral stuff is just not what I want to think of when I watch Dragon Ball. I don't think it fits the series and it's a very clear attempt to pander to the US dub fanbase which I'm simply not interested in in the slightest. This is Dragon Ball to me and I'm one of the rare folks who finds Yamamoto to be on par with Kikuchi so even this is something I hold dear to my heart. What's not Dragon Ball is this - a weird abortion of what I consider the series' tone to be. It's frustrating and uncomfortable to watch.

Much like I have no interest in watching (what is, to me) a strange version of the show with FUNi's Z dub and broadcast music; I don't really have much interest in investing myself in something that just feels alien and, more importantly, wrong.

A few weeks in, I called Kai 'an inconsistent but enjoyable mess' and Mike commented on the Podcast that I might be 'suffering from a bit of Stockholm Syndrome there'. I think he was right; I spent each week anticipating the next, hoping that it'd get better or that one good episode would translate into a consistent show that resembled the original run of Kai that I so dearly love. We're 20 episodes in now and nothing has really changed. My enthusiasm is gone and I'm just left with a mix of antipathy for TOEI and apathy towards the show.

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Cold Skin » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:50 pm

As expected, this episode was meant to cover everything leading to Vegeta's upcoming fight, so that the next episode can be about Vegeta VS Boo from A to Z. That's nice.
The new Boo theme really sounds like Kikuchi when the trumpets come up! Which could usually be a bad thing, but it kind of works here.

I loved Trunks' reaction to seeing the mess he's done with Piccolo, and Piccolo's snappy comeback (although he is quick to re-focus his attention when he detects almost instantly the tremoundous, overwhelming power level nearby).

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Valerius Dover » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:14 pm

Ajay's Buu clip was bugging me. I couldn't quite place where I've heard Babidi's voice before. Looked up Bin Shamada, and it turns out he was Bocoe in the original Sonic X. He uses pretty much the same voice here.
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by JEFFMAN219 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:23 pm

I wonder what VegettoEX thinks about Kai now?

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Freeza Soldier #156 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:43 pm

JEFFMAN219 wrote:I wonder what VegettoEX thinks about Kai now?
He said quite awhile ago that he hasn't really watched any of Buu Kai.

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:10 pm

Seems more and more folks losing interest in this, does anyone know how are the ratings for this is Japan?

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by ChibiGoku » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:29 pm

Valerius Dover wrote:Ajay's Buu clip was bugging me. I couldn't quite place where I've heard Babidi's voice before. Looked up Bin Shamada, and it turns out he was Bocoe in the original Sonic X. He uses pretty much the same voice here.
Just to add to the trivia, he also voices Chuck, though Babidi's voice is much closer to Bocoe. From what I recall from Bin Shimada's voice roles, it tends those two voices. Just it's funny Sonic X got to portray both ranges, with two different characters.
Baggie_Saiyan wrote:Seems more and more folks losing interest in this, does anyone know how are the ratings for this is Japan?
Generally, it's performed worse than Dragon Ball Kai did prior. It tends to be around 3.0-6.0, though the ratings vary from week to week, but it tends to be around there, usually on the higher end of that range.
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by mc49399 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:32 pm

The track where Buu blasts Gohan away sounds an awful lot like the music from Pandemic 2.

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Ajay » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:39 pm

Oh wow, that is very similar.

Can we have another composer scandal so at the very least we get lazy Kikuchi again?
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Doctor. » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:42 pm

Well, regarding the music... at least the opening and the ending are good.

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by eledoremassis02 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:46 pm

I must be one of the few people who arnt really bothered by Kai lol. Granted I'm not much of a Buu saga fan. But it gives me something to look forward every week lol. Plus Vegetas performance in this episode was pretty good. Sorta reminded me of Drummond around this thime

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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by Doctor. » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:48 pm

eledoremassis02 wrote:I must be one of the few people who arnt really bothered by Kai lol. Granted I'm not much of a Buu saga fan. But it gives me something to look forward every week lol. Plus Vegetas performance in this episode was pretty good. Sorta reminded me of Drummond around this thime
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Re: Kai Episode 118 (24 August 2014)

Post by jjgp1112 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:07 pm

This score doesn't sound anything like Faulconer's score. Not a bit. Basically the only similarity is a superficial one, in that they both use synths.
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