Discussion in 'Naruto Battledome' started by Reznor, Mar 1, 2016.
Question is what do you give up forever: DBZ or Naruto
If I hadn't watched DBZ, I might've never seen/read Naruto.
In its own right, DBZ is kind of a classic, without it I doubt we would have had YYH or HxH or Bleach or Naruto.
Rofl. If you dislike narration, I can't wait til you get to the second half of the Chimera Ant arc.
Anyway, I disagree with the notion that excessive narration, dialogue, and even info dumping is inherently bad. Though, they tend to be done extremely poorly sometimes. I get the argument that an anime should play to its strengths, but at the same time you have to adapt the source material. The narration in HXH is pretty damn important, and even when its mundane shit it adds so much depth to the moment.
I'll be the first to admit I almost punched my TV during those famous narration heavy episode in the Chimera Ant arc, but that was more so because I was watching weekly and the frustration of being hyped up to see some shit go down only to get 2 entire episodes that are basically strictly narration was annoying as hell. Props to the show for making me care that much though. I imagine it would be different for someone binging it as they didn't have to wait half a month to reap the rewards of getting through those episodes.
I've also noticed that I tend to like a lot of narration heavy shows. HXH, Legend of Galactic Heroes, Jojos, Toriko, Kaiji. Seems like a lot of my favorite shit is narration heavy. Dunno if that's a coincidence or not, but clearly it doesn't bother me as much as it does others.
why you tryna trigger me?
Also I'm P sure I legit never bring up Jojos unless someone else does first. Someone called me out on that like a few months back and then did some quick research and realized I was right. I think the only time I excessively mentioned Jojos on my own accord was on my first read through like 7 years ago.
The Gyro one I take it? I thought it kind of came out of nowhere. The flashback wasn't necessarily boring, but I was more interested in what was actually going in the present.
No. That's not what I'm talking about at all. That was only 1 episode, and IIRC just the first half of the episode.
I'm talking about when the invasion happens, something they'd been building towards for so long, and then the first 3 episode are literally like 90% narration. I'm pretty sure like 2 minutes of in-anime time passes during that part. The first episode in particular I think portrays only the first 10 seconds of the invasion. It's just really long and drawn out.
I remember those episodes with that octopus guy when he was trying to avoid Welfin being almost all narration... Those episodes were torturous.
Also I haven't read much of the Hunter x Hunter manga but from the few chapters I have read I can see that the dialogue to image ratio is extraordinarily high when compared to most other manga. I guess the author just isn't very concise.
Not really, just figured with the discussion turning towards fave anime I thought I'd put it out there for shits and giggles.
I wasnt a fan of the constant narration in some parts either. Fucking brutal
Oh, the time freeze thing where the narrator spends like two episodes talking about Shoot. Yeah, that didn't bother me as much because I binged watched, but I can only imagine my frustration if I was week to week like you.
This is basically Trump vs. Hillary only DBZ.
4:05 is when Trump won Pennsylvania.
Since I know you as well love the music in Sun+Moon, how would you rate these Sun+Moon remixes below?
Nice avy @Saru thats one of my favorite parts
This PM, DBZ is what introduced me to anime/manga in general, and its still (kinda) going on today thanks to super, whereas naruto is over now, just that god awful retelling of the boruto film in manga form.
So its no contest for me really, id stick with DBZ, and byebye naruto, even tho naruto is easily my 2nd favorite manga series.
probably my favorite part of the Exams for sure
The Lillie one is pretty good. I dig how the beat kinda "dances" around. The Gladion one is the best overall but it makes me wish there were some bars to go along with it.
Rogue One was surprisingly good. It is tailored for people with good SW-knowledge though. A lot of little cameos and throwbacks. 5 minutes of Vader were extremely badass.
For me the classics growing up when I was watching anime heavily was Dragon Ball Z, Outlaw Star, Zoids, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Wing, Gundam 0083, Tenchi Muyo, Trigun, FMA (first one), Death Note and Samurai Champloo.
Apparently Tenchi Muyo is getting another season.
My first animu were pre toonami. My dad showed me Robotech (Macross), Gundam 80s, Fist of the North Star, Ranma 1/2, Tenchi Muyo, El Hazard, Guyver, and DBZ Ocean dub.
Prob not the best things to show a 4 year old.
I saw Guyver pretty young too. American Live Action movies and few OVA episodes - pirates liked to add random short stuff after two full movies on 180 minutes bootleg VHS. Guyver OVA was after True Lies with Schwarzenegger. One of the best VHS tapes to have imo.
The Guyver OVA is fucking brutal. Guyver vs. Enzyme is really fucked up to watch when you're 4.
Yeah. I was mainly watching animated stuff like Tom & Jerry. And then saw Guyver.
I rewatched OVAs and older TV series last year. And then picked manga up. Was pleasantly surprised by how author handled power ups/power progression. Hard to get new chapters though.
I think the first anime I saw was Love Hina, followed by Naruto.
Pokemon has a budget now?
video is half a year old but aight
I've heard that SunMoon arc in Pokemon got really good animation quality(with some changes in overall style). Watched some bits with Mimikyu and it looked nice.
Did you think it was better than the newest one? Because the more I watch that one the less I like it for some reason
It is better than Force Awakens in a sense that is far more original and not simply a New Hope clone. Tone is completely different too - closer to WW2 movies. Better humor in my opinion. First 2 acts have issues but the last act is extremely well done and pretty close to original trilogy in quality imo. Best SW space battle too. Russian Dub fucked up Mads Mikkelsen performance though and there were no screenings with original audio sadly. Main actress is kinda bland but supporting cast is wonderful.
I love Madds Mikkelsen but I'll never spend another dime on the SW franchise again. I might still torrent though.
I remember Fist of the North Star and Ninja scrolls being my first experience with Anime. Then I found out about Dragonball Z, and would watch Yuyu Hakusho sometimes on toonami. Other than more americanized stuff like digimon and pokemon, I didn't really get into anime heavy until my friend traded me his Nardo Volume 7 book for my pokemon Emerald. Then I found this forum and lurked for a couple of years before joining and adding to the list.
no fuk u mimkyu is a pos
ill fite u m8
Yeah, I can't imagine that being any good. At least with something like Death Note the premise is "normal" enough for a half-decent live-action film to be based on it.
Rocky's avatar is blingin'. And Mimikyu is based.
I haven't yet, but I will read it someday. The spirit of 2010-era Marco compels me to.
So the idea of Mimikyu is cute, but the fact that it's an entire species of pokemon is what makes it weird. Like, this isn't a legendary, there are multiple Mimikyu's. They ALL have this same line of thinking where they want to dress up like Pikachu? Like it's just weird. It'd be fine if it was just 1 pokemon.
You make sense though. In-universe I'll just assume they copy all sorts of things. Personally, I would like a Mew-based Mimikyu.
Considering how many different people want to emulate one single idol... Plus it's a ghost. Pikachu's massive popularity(which is a unique thing apparently) creating a group of ghosts is somewhat plausible. Either way, Bada gonna Bada.
It aint even most of them, it's ALL of them. It's just weird. And they all made their own home-made Pikachu outfit to wear, and all of those outfits look the exact same.
Like I know I'm putting too much thought into it, but I don't think a well designed Pokemon would have that fault, certainly not as one that's seemingly as popular and well loved as Mimikyu. There are definitely worse Pokes out there, but I think people are just caught up in its backstory that they don't take a step back and realize how little sense it makes. Yeah, it's a cute backstory (for one Pokemon). Once you start applying it to an entire species, it's just weird.
Seel takes the cake for worst pokemon, at least when it comes to dub names. A lot of gen 1 pokes had some lazy names though. Mankey is just 1 off of monkey, Pidgey is super close to pidgeon, Ratata is just someone saying rat with a stutter, etc. But Seel is just a homophone. It's a seal and its name is Seel. Like come on.
Dewgong gets a pass because no one knows wtf a dugong is.
my favorite pokemon is primeape
Dragonite, that silly dragon
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