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Post by ekrolo2 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:37 pm

This was nice and all but not worth 20 minutes of time for. A length comperable to heroes anime would've made more sense.
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Post by Dragon Ball Gus » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:29 am

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Post by FoolsGil » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:32 pm

Quite a cute episode. Reminds me to watch the original discussion what if, that flashback threw me off.
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Post by Kanassa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:11 pm

So much of it seemed pointless. Her talk with Piccolo didn't really have anything to do with the problem of the episode and the flashback itself fell flat. "Let me tell you the story of how Raditz and Gohan went Great Ape once" So, the only reason Raditz lived is because he told Piccolo not to shoot. And it's all capped off by even Goku seeing how dumb Raunch's problem was.
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Post by FoolsGil » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:04 pm

Kanassa wrote:So much of it seemed pointless. Her talk with Piccolo didn't really have anything to do with the problem of the episode and the flashback itself fell flat. "Let me tell you the story of how Raditz and Gohan went Great Ape once" So, the only reason Raditz lived is because he told Piccolo not to shoot. And it's all capped off by even Goku seeing how dumb Raunch's problem was.
Well I don't watch a lot of Slice of Life shows, or really except FLCL Alternative (yes, even with all the robots its an SOL show) but I do like my sitcoms. A "pointless" episode, is really a staple of regular media. Your mileage may vary of combining this staple with Dragonball, but to say it's pointless derides a lot of shows, don't you think?
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Post by Kanassa » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:58 pm

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Kanassa wrote:So much of it seemed pointless. Her talk with Piccolo didn't really have anything to do with the problem of the episode and the flashback itself fell flat. "Let me tell you the story of how Raditz and Gohan went Great Ape once" So, the only reason Raditz lived is because he told Piccolo not to shoot. And it's all capped off by even Goku seeing how dumb Raunch's problem was.
Well I don't watch a lot of Slice of Life shows, or really except FLCL Alternative (yes, even with all the robots its an SOL show) but I do like my sitcoms. A "pointless" episode, is really a staple of regular media. Your mileage may vary of combining this staple with Dragonball, but to say it's pointless derides a lot of shows, don't you think?
Not really, I'm not saying pointless as if there's some grand plot to connect to, I'm saying that it feels less like a 20 minute story and more a bundle of fluff (So far, most of these episodes seemed to be the writers trying to stretch something that wasn't supposed to be 20 minutes long into 20 minutes long). I'm not well versed in anime slice-of-life, so maybe my more western examples don't count (Though Super's one-off, non-plot related slice-of-life episodes seem to avoid feeling pointless easily. Like, one episode Bulma wants to restore the Time Machine, every subsequent scene was mostly addressing that problem), but Slice-of-life stories still have a thread connecting the scenes and situation that is being dealt with in said scenes, there's still a point to episodes.

The conflict of the episode is that Raunch feels she's growing apart from her favorite cousin:
Piccolo's conversation adds nothing to this, him telling her that Gohan is good at reading people doesn't connect witht eh conflict
Piccolo's flashback has nothing to do with the point he's trying to show
Goku then proceeds to show how dumb the problem is, thus undercutting the entire episode.

Out of the entire episode, only the opening and ending actually had to do with the plot of the episode.

I wanna use a Friends episode as an example, but I feel like that would be dumb...
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Post by Dragon Ball Gus » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:35 am

Episode 4 is out, and it's all about Yamcha! Guest starring Geekdom.
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Post by FoolsGil » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:51 pm

It was an okay episode. I liked how it ended.
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