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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2160 on: February 09, 2018, 09:23:30 PM »
I was one of those rare ones that liked the Skypea arc in One Piece at one point, but I just finished watching the arc in it's entirety and good lord, I forgot how terribly draggy it was. The fight between Luffy and Enel, actually, take it a little further back when it was Zoro vs Wiper vs what's his name. I like that fight but I nearly stopped watching due to Luffy and that damn snake (my tolerance levels are pretty low for anime these days). I know this is Oda's motto, but how are arcs since the time skip in terms of pacing? Are they just as long? I only ask because Skypiea nearly got me to drop One Piece immediately (until I remembered the awesome Water 7 arc) and I don't want to waste my time if some of these later arcs feels as bad Skypiea.

Because of Dragon Ball Fighterz I also decided to get back into Dragon Ball Z (I don't think I'll ever be a fan of it like I was back in my kid days), but I'm at a loss because I'm not sure if I want Kai or the original. I'm interested in Kai because I read on Amazon that the voice acting and script got better, but I got the original coming because of the epicness of Bruce Faulconer's music. I may double dip for Kai if convinced.
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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2161 on: February 09, 2018, 10:00:23 PM »
Personally I'd recommend the manga over any other version of Dragonball, both for art and pacing reasons, but if you're going to go with any anime version of DBZ, I'd say that Kai is the preferred version if you're planning to stick with the dub. Some of its cuts and censorship are baffling, and it doesn't have the Faulconer score (which I hate, anyways, so it's personally a plus for me), though if you find the version with the Kenji Yamamoto score, I think you'd be pretty satisfied there. Unfortunately, there's no longer a legal way to obtain that version due to Toei officially pulling it from the market after the whole plagiarism scandal, but it can easily be found online. If you're buying the DVDs/Blu-Rays, though, then you'll get the Kikuchi score (except for Kai Buu, which has a new score in place), but I still think the superior quality of the dub makes it worth it over the original if that's the audio that you want to listen to. Regardless of whether you like Faulconer's score or not, the dubbing-quality of the original DBZ is just awful, and it's pretty hard to go back to these days, IMO.

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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2162 on: February 09, 2018, 10:58:02 PM »
Yeah, I still recall a bit of the dub in the original, particularly when Vegito fights Buuhan. A lot of the conversation made no sense at all, but it's all good. If anything, I'm in it for more like a trip down memory lane.

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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2163 on: February 10, 2018, 09:37:11 AM »
Just FYI; there is a fan project for Kai that edits in Faulconer soundtrack. It's a bit of a hassle since you'll need to upload the blu-ray episodes on your computer and follow the tutorial, but the payoff should be worth it, especially with the Yamamoto version of Kai being hard to find and the Kikuchi version being so poorly edited to the point that a lot of moments lose their touch, imo.

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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2164 on: February 11, 2018, 10:21:34 AM »
So apparently Darling in the FRANXX is now a cautionary fable about how piloting a giant robot will give you super herpes.

...I wish I was making this up.

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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2165 on: February 13, 2018, 06:11:27 AM »


I don't like Death March.

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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2166 on: February 13, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2167 on: February 13, 2018, 07:02:54 PM »
That moment when you consider that a seiyuu actually had to say this with a straight face...
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Re: What Are You Watching?
« Reply #2168 on: February 14, 2018, 12:51:46 AM »
So out of curiosity, I watched the finale of Naruto where he and Sasuke fight an alien. And... what? I've never held Naruto in any regard whatsoever, and I knew about how stupid Madara's powers were or Itachi being a good guy all along despite no foreshadowing to that at all, but this was just a new level of incredulity. Why is Naruto so willing to forgive Tobi and think he's a cool guy even though he killed his parents and caused years of havoc just because his girlfriend died? Why does Tobi even get a hero's death despite all that he's done in his life? Why did Sasuke decide to turn heel at the last second just so the series could have an excuse to end with a Naruto vs Sasuke fight? Why is Sakura so stupid that she's still in love with Sasuke after the man has abandoned and backstabbed her multiple times just to fulfill his convoluted agenda?