I understand the intent behind it. When cutting out a lot of content, there will be a lot of leftover evidence present in the non-filler material that you'd have to work with. For example, the Roshi bandage I mentioned earlier is a leftover from the filler scene, and had to be dealt with. It would have impacted Buu Kai somewhat as that didn't use any reanimated footage.Diccolo-420 wrote:Yeah I noticed that too, the jump between old frames and reanimated frames is so jarring it makes me wish they just stuck with the original, but this is just awful laziness on the part of Toei.
Still, as cute as the idea was, the realities of modern anime production meant that they couldn't afford the time or money to make it look close to the original content.
I would almost switch the dinosaur and robot halves around, so that Gohan is still emotionally capable of making friends despite his recent loss. Two other things I'd do is A) Remove the bits that reveal the wasteland to be on an island (that never made sense to me) and keep some of Piccolo's double training, since that was a Toriyama idea.Diccolo-420 wrote:I'm not entirely sure that would work in what I wanted to do. What I had in mind was the first episode focus entirely on gohan, first half with his encounter with the robot and then the second half with the injured dinosaur. These two interactions in particular were key in getting Gohan out of his baby mode and able to survive on his own. In these, I feel that dialogue is crucial, especially in the interactions. So, I don't really mind having the different voice actors. The other two would involve the z-fighters being gathered to go to Kami and then Gohan escaping the wasteland, meeting the orphans, and nearly making it back home to his mom only to realize he needs to go back and train. This is another key moment in his development, which I felt that Toei should have kept, but oh well.
Good idea!Diccolo-420 wrote:You could ask the guy behind buu-kai manga-cut to provide a musicless rendition of the episodes and you two could collaborate on that, that would probably be your best bet since he's nearly done.