Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Flame Dragon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:50 am

Dabura and SSJ4 are red/light red tho.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Marco Polo » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:55 am

Associating colors to specific genders is the dumbest thing ever IMO.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

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I don't know about that. Light red = hot pink

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Pantalones » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:09 pm

I don't see any problem with it. A lot of the bright pinks (and purples, for that matter) show up on alien or magical characters, and they're both colors you don't see a whole lot of here on Earth, some colorful flowers/birds/bugs (and white people when blushing or lightly sunburned) aside... so the implication of "something pink/purple = otherworldly in some way" seems to be there in a lot of cases.

Pink/purple being the "weird/alien" colors (rather than being the stereotypical "girly color" nonsense) works for me!

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Post by samuraix123 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:20 pm

Gaffer Tape wrote:No such thing as too much pink!

Can't say I'd never noticed it before, but it's nice to see DB breaking down the great gender color divide. :D
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by baneofdemon22 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:48 pm

I never thought of all the pink! I love all the designs, so I would say no. Whatever works for his designs! I'm not a pink fan or anything, but I one of the coolest uses of pink was the Perfect Cell transformation and seeing his eyes change to pink. He looked so cool! I can't think of anything other than Dragonball that I liked pink in. Ned Flanders, Walter White's shirt, and Porky Pig. That's all folks!

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by RandomGuy96 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:30 pm

I was disappointed that some of Buu's blasts weren't pink. They should have all been pink to represent his unique ki.
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by flashback0180 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Marco Polo wrote:Associating colors to specific genders is the dumbest thing ever IMO.

No one said this topic was about gender.

I just found it interesting & strange how the anime kept using pink ...to make them look Badass ,Since pink is one of the least favored colours used in any Shounen manga/anime.

And wanted to know if i was the only one who noticed this. Again like many have pointed this would just be West vs East cultural thing.
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Kid Buu » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:18 pm

I just realized my favorite hero (Oolong) and villain (Buu) are both pink!
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

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Isnt SSJ4 more Magenta than Pink?
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by TheGmGoken » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:22 pm

KentalSSJ6 wrote:Isnt SSJ4 more Magenta than Pink?
Depends on the ep
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Retan » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:50 pm

I think Toriyama just likes to throw people of the power trail, as he said he doesn't like you to think the enemy is strong until you see it in action.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Lunatic Fringe » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:06 pm

You're pushing it with Copy Vegeta. I don't see a trace of pink on him.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:07 pm

Nope, as long as its not out of place I'm fine with the usage of pink.
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by shinmaru » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:13 pm

It doesn't bother me at all, but while trying to figure out why they changed Trunks hair color
I noticed that the new Dragon Ball stuff uses a lot of purple/pink colors.
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PS: This is not the reason for Trunks' blue hair, no one knows yet.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Metalwario64 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:15 pm

Lunatic Fringe wrote:You're pushing it with Copy Vegeta. I don't see a trace of pink on him.
Yeah, he's magenta.

I do like pink, and I'm a guy. Apparently it used to be "okay" for guys to like pink, and I always have. Super Saiyan Rose looks great to me, and now I want a Goku Black Figuarts with a normal and Rose head.
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Kanassa » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:43 pm

I don't think you can ever use too much of a colour unless it's in a noticable way, but this is also what makes certain characters stay in our head. Such a bright colour on somthing you're supposed to find intimidating is unexpected, you'd usually xpect more darker colours, thus it stands out ore subcounsously. Colour is usually seen in a symbolic sense when applied to characters. When I was growing up, Blue and pink were those soft yet confident colours that were usually reserved for good people. Green was supposed to meangreed or disgust. White was purity. Red was anger and so on. Darker shadings of any colour have been used so much for villains across the years that it stands out more when lighter colours are used.

So no, I do not think there is too much pink.
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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Marco Polo » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:00 pm

GT does but that's part of its charm. GT has a pretty distinctive color palette IMO.

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Re: Do you think Dragon Ball uses too much pink?

Post by Cipher » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:01 pm

Marco Polo wrote:GT does but that's part of its charm. GT has a pretty distinctive color palette IMO.
I love GT's color palette. Lots of pastels, lots of pinks, greens, purples and blues. Very '90s, but in a very charming way.

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shinmaru wrote:I noticed that the new Dragon Ball stuff uses a lot of purple/pink colors.
The entire Universe 6 arc is like one gross purple mess. I don't think I've ever hated the color design in Dragon Ball that much.

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