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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by Ssj3Engels » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:21 am

Thank you, VegettoEX.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by Grimlock » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:44 pm

Well, well, well... This scan "seemingly" states that Bardock OVA was written by Akira Toriyama. Ooishi Naho only illustrated it.


This should automatically make the OVA "canon" (for those who think there's a canon) in Dragon Ball, right? :lolno:


Anyway, they really should start mentioning Dragon Ball Online events at this point. Mira and Towa should also appear as his arch-enemy. Even in Xenoverse materials and such, they rarely mention the name of the game that freaking inspired them in the first place.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by VegettoEX » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:18 am

Grimlock wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:44 pm
Well, well, well... This scan "seemingly" states that Bardock OVA was written by Akira Toriyama. Ooishi Naho only illustrated it.

(bad scanlation)

This should automatically make the OVA "canon" (for those who think there's a canon) in Dragon Ball, right? :lolno:
Nope! Nothing new or revelatory here. You should consider dumping wherever you're getting this kind of stuff from.

We've known from the start precisely what Toriyama's and Ooishi's roles were on Episode of Bardock, and this doesn't change anything. As usual, this is a misreading/misinterpretation of the standard 原作 (gensaku) credit that Toriyama gets on anything and everything Dragon Ball.

(actual page from the November 2021 issue of V-Jump seen here)

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That's the exact same 原作 (gensaku; "Original Author" or more like "Original Work") and 監修 (kanshū; "Supervisor" or "Editorial Supervisor") we've had from the very start:

(actual page from the August 2011 issue of V-Jump seen here)

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As a point of comparison, Toriyama received the same credit combo for Dr. Slump Returns for a Little Bit, a manga that was written by Takao Koyama and illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, perfectly mirroring Episode of Bardock which was written and illustrated by Naho Ooishi (the "manga" credit).

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It's the same trap Viz keeps falling into with Dragon Ball Super, where they translate 原作 as "Written By" and sends new fans into spirals of antagonism like clockwork on the 21st of each month.

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(Toriyama, of course, contributed the designs for Chilled and the Plantians, but he was not responsible for writing the story in Episode of Bardock.)
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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by Grimlock » Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:24 pm

Ah, knew something was off. Glad I didn't bother to come up with a new thread just for a most likely mistranslation or anything. Thanks for the clarification!

Do you happen to have an actual image that states the name of that race to share with us? I believe I've never seen it before, but here I am seeing "Plantseijins" again.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by The Accountant » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53 pm

When would you recommend watching Special #01?

I'm in the process of re-watching the whole series with a couple of friends. We are currently at EP 107 of the original show and was thinking ahead to when we would watch the DBZ specials. In particular Special #1. The majority of people who've discussed this topic have suggested watching this one after Vegeta's death, at the hands of Freeza. I feel like that is way too late. We are shown in the Special that Goku will fight base-form Freeza. Some have labelled this as a mistake, cause he is clearly in final form at the time of Vegeta's death. As a result, here is one of many headcanons: Bardock had not seen Freeza's final form, so when he had the vision, Freeza was still in his base. No, he pictured Goku in his Namek Gi, something he had never seen before, so why would it exclusively apply to Freeza. Keep in mind that this special came out while Freeza was still in his base form. That is the reason.

Kai's placement of these scenes is way too early, with them being shown as a prologue to Episode #01. This would spoil SO MUCH for people who are new to the series, and I feel like it would take away and ruin the tension built up in the Saiyan saga.



Ok, so here is where I am thinking. Watch Special #01 just after the end of the Saiyan Saga. Here is why:

- I think this Special serves as a fantastic introduction to the character of Freeza, much more so than in the anime.
- I think this also works as a segway or a bridge between these two sagas, making them feel more interconnected than they otherwise would have.
- It doesn't really spoil that much apart from the appearance of Freeza, and his two underlings: Zarbon, and Dodoria [which are introduced anyway, a few episodes later in the anime], as well as the idea that Goku will meet Freeza at some point.
- It creates some dramatic irony moving back into the anime, cause we as the audience know who Freeza is, but the protagonists do not.
- Provides a backstory for the two major antagonists from the previous saga, a few episodes prior.
- It subverts your expectations, cause you are shown that Goku will encounter base-form Freeza. So, when Goku doesn't confront the tyrannical ruler in his base form, the audience is more engaged to see how events will turn out.
- The ending credit montage doesn't show any scenes after Goku vs. Vegeta.

Is there any reason why you wouldn't watch Special #01 as early as I have proposed? Genuine question, cause I don't want to ruin the series for my friends.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by MasenkoHA » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:32 pm

The Accountant wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53 pm
[When would you recommend watching Special #01?[/

Anytime after Goku switches to his Namek gi but before Freeza reveals his ability to transform. Bardock sees Goku in his Namek gi and only sees Freeza in his first form in his vision so yeah I would place it in that time frame. It aired between episode 63 and 64 so that feels as good as time as any.

Nothing wrong with watching it after the Saiyan arc but since Dodoria revealing Freeza destroyed planet Vegeta is supposed to be a twist for the audience, who up to that point had been told it was destroyed by a meteor shower, it really should be watched at least after that reveal.

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Post by MyVisionity » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:52 pm

The Accountant wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53 pm
When would you recommend watching Special #01?
For whatever it's worth, the tv special first aired in the middle of the Ginyu battle, after Vegeta kills Gurd and before the Rikumu fight.

If you don't like that spot, I think that sometime right after the fight with Captain Ginyu would work well enough. Any more than that seems too late.

I don't think that it should be viewed as a bridge between the Saiyan and Namek arcs because, aside from going against the intended viewing order, I don't think that it serves as any kind of suitable introduction for the characters. I think that both the characters and the plot of the special carry a greater weight and impact when the main story has already progressed into the middle of Namek. By then, the seeds have already been planted, so to speak.

Generally speaking, however, assuming that you don't secretly hate your friends, I would try and remain closer to the intended viewing order and not take any radical departures from it. Especially for a first time viewing. Not only does it show a greater respect to the series itself, but also to the viewers (your friends).

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by The Accountant » Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:56 pm

MasenkoHA wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:32 pm
The Accountant wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:53 pm
[When would you recommend watching Special #01?[/

Anytime after Goku switches to his Namek gi but before Freeza reveals his ability to transform. Bardock sees Goku in his Namek gi and only sees Freeza in his first form in his vision so yeah I would place it in that time frame. It aired between episode 63 and 64 so that feels as good as time as any.

Nothing wrong with watching it after the Saiyan arc but since Dodoria revealing Freeza destroyed planet Vegeta is supposed to be a twist for the audience, who up to that point had been told it was destroyed by a meteor shower, it really should be watched at least after that reveal.
I would try and remain closer to the intended viewing order and not take any radical departures from it.
Fair enough. Thank you all, these are definitely things to consider.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by Noah » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:03 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:
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Is it me or most of the "Non worthy" post could make awesome threads that would be better than the constant barrage of dullness we get?
Just you. Cause sometimes passes though my mind things silly like: "Did Goku and Gohan used the same armor suit the whole year in RoSaT?" and then I remember it would be stupid to create a thread about that, so I'm glad this one exists.
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Ok, so here is where I am thinking. Watch Special #01 just after the end of the Saiyan Saga.
Loved your suggestion, I used to watch this special before the Saiyan arc, but now I know a better order to watch it. What would say about History of Trunks? I tend to go the obvious route (before his introduction), but I don't know probably I could watch this one in a better order too.
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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by Demon Prince Piccolo » Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:07 pm

Noah wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Loved your suggestion, I used to watch this special before the Saiyan arc, but now I know a better order to watch it. What would say about History of Trunks? I tend to go the obvious route (before his introduction), but I don't know probably I could watch this one in a better order too.
I'd insert #2 after Trunks kills Freeza/before 19 and 20 show up after the 3 years. That way, Trunks feels mysterious when he first shows up, plus you're like "Who the hell are these guys?" when 19 and 20 show up, since you know what Trunks' androids look like.
The story of DRAGON BALL starts from the moment Goku met Bulma. I don't really mind the Z, so long as it's understood that it's not the true beginning of the story.

I actually prefer the Goku vs Tenshinhan and Goku vs Piccolo Jr. rivalries to the Goku vs Vegeta rivalry.

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Re: Non-thread-worthy discussions

Post by The Accountant » Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:55 am

Noah wrote:
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Loved your suggestion, I used to watch this special before the Saiyan arc, but now I know a better order to watch it. What would say about History of Trunks? I tend to go the obvious route (before his introduction), but I don't know probably I could watch this one in a better order too.
Thanks, I really appreciate this. As for Special #02 [The History of Trunks], I don't really have as much of a stance on this compared to Special #01. When I did my first watch through of 'Z' I slotted it between EPs 133 & 134 [after #17 and #18 are activated]. Artificial-Human #16 is introduced in the following episode {134}, so I wouldn't watch it any later than that.

That being said, I'm thinking of placing this Special anywhere between EPs 122 & 125. (Similar to Demon Prince Piccolo's suggestion. Depends if you watch filler or not.) The appearance of #19 & #20 would definitely subvert expectations for audiences. Personally, I wouldn't watch it before Trunks' gives Goku the heart medication. I think the first couple of episodes of that saga serve as a fantastic entrance for his character on their own.

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