Appreciating the Little Things

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Appreciating the Little Things

Post by JustAlex1997 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:16 pm

When it comes to Dragon Ball discussion, a lot of focus is placed on the big iconic moments that everyone loves. As a result, the little things we likely all appreciate tend to go ignored. Let's change that by discussing the little things.

I really like the recap music used for the first two seasons of Funimation's Dragon Ball Z redub. While it's ultimately beaten by the Cha-La Head-Cha-La instrumental, there's something really catchy about it that always gets stuck in my head.

Have a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bfHw1Jf07Q

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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Planetnamek » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:29 pm

I liked how creative the title cards were with the Ocean dub, it's a bummer that they went back to plain white text after they started doing everything in house.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by eledoremassis02 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:35 pm

H.I.F.L has to be my favorite censor. That took some effort to do

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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by MasenkoHA » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:38 pm

Having just finished watching Dead Zone, I love the mash up of Mystical Adventure instrumental and Piccolo’s theme when Son Goku and Piccolo team up against Garlic Jr

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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Planetnamek » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:14 pm

There are some bits of dialogue I quite like, particularly the one I chose for my signature, as I find that one quite inspiring.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by ABED » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:42 pm

Sabat's over the top delivery of "curse you boy!" makes me smile.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Matches Malone » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:49 pm

I like the small character moments and interactions. I also enjoyed the still images placed in the middle of Kai's episodes.

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Post by TrunksTrevelyan0064 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:25 pm

I live for the little things. Forget beam struggles and transformations -- gimme stuff like Muten Roshi hiding in a drawer after Goku kicks Lunch in the face (yeah that's a thing that actually happened).

- A confused Goku poking at an empty mech, knocking it over, and thinking "He just... died! What a weakling!"

- Jackie Chun giving a dumb little concert during the Tenka'ichi Budokai, and little Goku joins in.

- One of General Blue's soldiers saying "None of us survived, sir" while dead, pinned to a wall by a pirate trap's spear.

- Kaio imitating phone noises when he first graces us with his puns.

These are just a few examples, but there are countless more gags and little character interactions like this that keep me coming back to Dragon Ball.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Robo4900 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:58 pm

I like that Grandpa Gohan got to meet Chichi on the eve of her and Goku's wedding.
Yes, I know that's anime-only, and I know that filler arc wasn't remotely the franchise's best, but I love that little moment.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Ringworm128 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:28 am

Planetnamek wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:29 pm
I liked how creative the title cards were with the Ocean dub, it's a bummer that they went back to plain white text after they started doing everything in house.
Can't say I agree. IMO the Ocean title cards look incredibly tacky, like they were made with Microsoft Word art.
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Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:45 am

I love the home releases and even when I'm not watching the show I cherish the covers and see them as works of art.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by SSGSWarrior » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:54 pm

eledoremassis02 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:35 pm
H.I.F.L has to be my favorite censor. That took some effort to do
i agree I also like that one. And personally I like Hercule over Mr. Satan

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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Planetnamek » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:23 pm

Ringworm128 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:28 am
Planetnamek wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:29 pm
I liked how creative the title cards were with the Ocean dub, it's a bummer that they went back to plain white text after they started doing everything in house.
Can't say I agree. IMO the Ocean title cards look incredibly tacky, like they were made with Microsoft Word art.
Still better then boring white text on a background of Dragon Balls.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by GreatSaiyaJeff » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:29 pm

One of my favorite fillers is Goku befriending a Fox that wanted to change his ways and become a teacher.

The filler in one episode showed one of DB's main themes which is redemption. Everyone deserves a second chance. Its simple but I love it.

Unlike other filler characters with the exception of Pikkon, I would love to see him come back.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Ringworm128 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:03 am

Planetnamek wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:23 pm
Ringworm128 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:28 am
Planetnamek wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:29 pm
I liked how creative the title cards were with the Ocean dub, it's a bummer that they went back to plain white text after they started doing everything in house.
Can't say I agree. IMO the Ocean title cards look incredibly tacky, like they were made with Microsoft Word art.
Still better then boring white text on a background of Dragon Balls.
It matches the Japanese title cards much closer though.
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by eledoremassis02 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:44 am

FUNimation's newer menu designs and marathon mode.

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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by Robo4900 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:03 am

Piccolo's theme, and its endless variations. :)
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Re: Appreciating the Little Things

Post by eledoremassis02 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:11 am

Robo4900 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:03 am
Piccolo's theme, and its endless variations. :)
100% agree with this. You know something cool is gonna happen when that theme starts. My highlight of that theme has to be Dead Zone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXj1NVcoUd0

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