It became what it became because of all those elements being part of a whole, not in spite of them. Toriyama mixed his sensibilities and interests into a blender and among those ingredients was old Kung Fu movies.GhostEmperorX wrote: ↑Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:46 amBut is that really all it is when it became so much more in its own right?
That’s a cartoon though, JP anime always had better material. I’ve also heard similar stuff in Grendizer and Daimos, 2 earlier projects of Kikuchi’s that just happen to be mecha, a completely different genre. Speaking of which, G Gundam was also Kung Fu flick in style, but it didn’t settle when it came to the OST (as an example).MasenkoHA wrote: ↑Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:30 amI don’t know why sounding older has to mean bad. To use another kid show score as an example Batman the animated series deliberately sounds like you’re watching from the 1940s with its musical score to invoke the feeling of a Fleischer Superman cartoon or old 1940’s noir film. Dragon Ball was going for “1970s kung fu flick” and if worked fine.
What I’m saying is that it could easily have been so much better and likely more high standard for the show, but maybe that wouldn’t work for it at all given some previous explanations. A lot of these were even composed for the movies so they can’t be linked to just one character or event, it’s effectively just a baseline minimum for typecast situations and not much more. So we can’t expect the same thing of DB’s BGM that we do of other anime series, both concurrent and later?
You can at least improve the audio recording quality though, that would make it at least more palatable, or do what DBZ: Kakarot did which is redo the scores in better quality.
My main problem is when people hype it so much or put it in a pedestal and then it always turns out disappointing (for me and likely many others) due to high expectations. Rather than being honest like this.
You say DB settled. I and many others don't. It fits the feel of the world like a glove.