How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Piccolo Daimaoh » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:54 pm

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Yep, same for me.

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Kingdom Heartless » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:57 pm

There's a group on facebook about it with over 9000 members.
Are you trying to tempt fate by saying that on this forum? :wink:
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Piccolo Daimaoh » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:59 pm

Kingdom Heartless wrote:
There's a group on facebook about it with over 9000 members.
Are you trying to tempt fat by saying that on this forum? :wink:
What did I say? :P

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Kingdom Heartless » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:01 pm

There's a group on facebook about it with over 9000 members.
I thought it might be deliberate. :lol:
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by penguintruth » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:02 pm

Kingdom Heartless wrote:
There's a group on facebook about it with over 9000 members.
Are you trying to tempt fat by saying that on this forum? :wink:
Tempt fat?

Well, it is an anime-related board.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Corporate_Nothing » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:30 pm

Toonami. I distinctly remember waking up early on the weekends to watch the Garlic Jr. Saga on The Rising Sun Block. I remember the promotional Burger King CCG cards. I remember the whole confusion of seeing the Ginyu Force episodes one afternoon and the Raditz episodes later in the week. I own the original uncut, dubbed Pioneer VHS releases of the first three movies, as well as Funimation's Sleeping Princess In Devil's Castle tape. I definitely didn't buy those in 1997/1998, though...it was probably in 1999 or 2000, a few months before I started collecting Funimation's VHS singles at the start of the Great Saiyaman Saga.

Oh shit, I just remembered something. My mother would always drag me to the mall with her (:(), and at one point, they sold the old Pioneer releases of the Saiyan Conflict and Namek Saga episodes. They might have even sold the box sets there, too.

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Great Saiyaman I » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:49 pm

I just played the Budokai games, making me very confused about the series as a whole, and making me have completely different conceptions of the characters.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by linkdude20002001 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:56 pm

How so? Is it the dialogue? 'Cause the dialogue in the games tend to be pretty accurate with the Japanese series. Though, I'm sure English dub watchers would probably find the different characterizations to be sorta strange.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by nathantheguitarist » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:11 pm

Great Saiyaman I wrote:I just played the Budokai games, making me very confused about the series as a whole, and making me have completely different conceptions of the characters.
Hmm... Budokai games weren't until like, 2002? 2003 maybe?
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Great Saiyaman I » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:23 pm

linkdude20002001 wrote:How so? Is it the dialogue? 'Cause the dialogue in the games tend to be pretty accurate with the Japanese series. Though, I'm sure English dub watchers would probably find the different characterizations to be sorta strange.
It wasn't so much the games so much as me. I thought Freeza was a minor character, anybody who did something was Goku, #16 was a punk rocker... I just made terrible assumptions, andy perception of the show back then is completely different than now.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by cRookie_Monster » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:29 pm

I remember being on mIrc and seeing people chide each other, "How many episodes did you encode today?? :evil: "

It was all about real player files back then, yuck...

I was lucky enough to have the chase(VHS) tapes we would get from Funimation, so I was ahead of the series on CN that way in 1999

I didn't watch in 97 or 98. I was busy finishing college, getting married, and playing Warcraft II day and night. Oh and writing music for some games a friend was making at the time.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Shiyonasan » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:37 pm

I used to watch it on Toonami back then. I didn't really watch it all that much at the time, but late 1999 was the year I began to watch it regularly.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by pjay » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:52 pm

Piccolo Daimaoh wrote:I never watched DBZ fansubs; I feel uncool. :cry:



@Payne222: Best quote from the whole series, by far.
Don't feel uncool, it was multi-gen video off a tv recording with serviceable subtitles at best. :D

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by nachochip » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:56 pm

I turned to the internet for my fix. I downloaded and still have most of the series in .RM(RealMedia). Each episode is about 12 megabytes, and most of the time you couldn't read the subtitles or understand the audio.

This is what you got when you downloaded a fansub in 1998. And it's how I first watched most of the series.

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Piccolo Daimaoh » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:27 pm

Whoa, that is really horrible. I can believe people used to watch the series like that. :shock:

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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by nathantheguitarist » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:30 pm

80kbps?

Was that the audio or the video? :lol:
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Gouki* » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:10 pm

Kingdom Heartless wrote:
Minigt wrote:Cheese TV, channel 10 Australia!
Yep, same for me.

....I miss those guys. :(
Which means we can't post in this thread since Cheez TV didn't start airing it until 2000.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by Corporate_Nothing » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:25 pm

nachochip wrote:I turned to the internet for my fix. I downloaded and still have most of the series in .RM(RealMedia). Each episode is about 12 megabytes, and most of the time you couldn't read the subtitles or understand the audio.

This is what you got when you downloaded a fansub in 1998. And it's how I first watched most of the series.

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Click on some of the video links that have the Japan flag next to them. Omg that audio/video quality is so bad
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by nathantheguitarist » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:58 pm

Hey wait, that reminds me, didn't Toonami/Cartoon Network actually stream episodes on their website at one point? It was probably 2000-2001ish, but I could swear I remember watching like two episodes on their website. And they were split into like 3 or 4 parts lol.
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Re: How did you use to watch Dragon Ball and Z, (1997 to 1999)

Post by TripleRach » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:37 am

nathantheguitarist wrote:Hey wait, that reminds me, didn't Toonami/Cartoon Network actually stream episodes on their website at one point? It was probably 2000-2001ish, but I could swear I remember watching like two episodes on their website. And they were split into like 3 or 4 parts lol.
Yep. I believe it was called Toonami Reactor or something. They had DBZ and like one other show. The quality was not much better than tiny RealPlayer clips, which I'm guessing is why you were reminded of it. I don't think it lasted too long.

More recently, there was also Toonami Jetstream, which had relatively high quality flash videos (a la Youtube), and they had many episodes of DB and DBZ, among dozens of other shows. But I think they took them all down in 2008 or so, and Jetstream itself died sometime last year.
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