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Old 2009-05-04, 17:16   Link #481
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Oh, I wouldn't speak too soon here... We've still got the "five minutes" on Namek, which I believe is pretty much THE example people use when complaining about Dragonball Z's pacing.
I just hope they don't dumb that part down too much. Those scenes were pretty darn fun to watch.

How long is that five minute fight in the manga? I'm sure its not as long as the shows version, but I doubt it's extremely short in the manga either.
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Old 2009-05-04, 18:32   Link #482
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I just hope they don't dumb that part down too much. Those scenes were pretty darn fun to watch.

How long is that five minute fight in the manga? I'm sure its not as long as the shows version, but I doubt it's extremely short in the manga either.
The whole Goku vs. Freeza fight was 20 chapters in the manga, whereas in the anime it was 19 episodes. Basically, the pacing was 1 chapter = 1 episode.

As for the 5 minutes until Planet Namek exploded, it took the manga 9 chapters to reach that point, and it took the anime 9 episodes to reach that point.
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Old 2009-05-04, 18:43   Link #483
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The whole Goku vs. Freeza fight was 20 chapters in the manga, whereas in the anime it was 19 episodes. Basically, the pacing was 1 chapter = 1 episode.

As for the 5 minutes until Planet Namek exploded, it took the manga 9 chapters to reach that point, and it took the anime 9 episodes to reach that point.
wow, lol, and the pacing for kai is currently 2-4 chapters per episode? so that means, ~3 episodes for 5 minutes
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Old 2009-05-04, 19:34   Link #484
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quick question, i love the pacing, however of all the snakeway segments, isnt goku's trip to hell the most important part of his journey. only because the story will reference gokus trip into hell later on in the series?
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Old 2009-05-04, 19:40   Link #485
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quick question, i love the pacing, however of all the snakeway segments, isnt goku's trip to hell the most important part of his journey. only because the story will reference gokus trip into hell later on in the series?
When does he go to hell later on? The only time I can think it may have happened was in GT, and that's not real anyway.
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Old 2009-05-04, 20:06   Link #486
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im not sure about this but wasn't his trip to hell a filler?
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Old 2009-05-04, 20:26   Link #487
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Spoiler for Piccolo's Regeneration:

Edit: Michsi beat me to it.

Spoiler for Piccolo's Usefulness in the Buu Arc:
I mean we can relate Piccolo to a veggie, but he can also have reptilian-like characteristics. For some reason, he reminds me of a praying mantis, the way he was drawn. So I guess he has both plant-like reptilian characteristics? I know that some types of gecko detatch their tail, or you can cut it off yourself, and will regenerate it over time. But plants do that as well. Reptilians can also survive extreme conditions without water.
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Old 2009-05-04, 20:52   Link #488
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When does he go to hell later on? The only time I can think it may have happened was in GT, and that's not real anyway.
lol your right, i was thinking about that awful movie where all the dead come back to life...

don't we see vegeta in hell? and cell and frezza causing trouble in hell in the bou saga?
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Old 2009-05-05, 00:17   Link #489
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I mean we can relate Piccolo to a veggie, but he can also have reptilian-like characteristics. For some reason, he reminds me of a praying mantis, the way he was drawn. So I guess he has both plant-like reptilian characteristics?
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I'm assuming your second sentence is detatched from your other two senteces before and after? Mantis is not a reptalian, it's an insect.
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Old 2009-05-05, 00:36   Link #490
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Old 2009-05-05, 01:00   Link #491
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quick question, i love the pacing, however of all the snakeway segments, isnt goku's trip to hell the most important part of his journey. only because the story will reference gokus trip into hell later on in the series?
Nope. Goku falling into Hell was filler. In fact, we never even SEE Hell in the manga.
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Old 2009-05-05, 02:16   Link #492
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I mean we can relate Piccolo to a veggie, but he can also have reptilian-like characteristics. For some reason, he reminds me of a praying mantis, the way he was drawn. So I guess he has both plant-like reptilian characteristics? I know that some types of gecko detatch their tail, or you can cut it off yourself, and will regenerate it over time. But plants do that as well. Reptilians can also survive extreme conditions without water.
Akira Toriyama himself stated that he didn't think much about these details when he created the namekian race. Initially Piccolo was supposed to be a demon and nothing more. He created the namekian race based upon Piccolo' s appearance and abilities things that were long established. The fact that he drew Piccolo with antenae made him think of slugs hence the name namekian, which if I'm not mistaken is a word play on the japanese name for slugs (like vegetables for saiyans) But as I said, there is no point in trying to figure out what racetype they are if the author himself doesn't know :P
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Old 2009-05-05, 02:36   Link #493
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Akira Toriyama himself stated that he didn't think much about these details when he created the namekian race. Initially Piccolo was supposed to be a demon and nothing more. He created the namekian race based upon Piccolo' s appearance and abilities things that were long established. The fact that he drew Piccolo with antenae made him think of slugs hence the name namekian, which if I'm not mistaken is a word play on the japanese name for slugs (like vegetables for saiyans) But as I said, there is no point in trying to figure out what racetype they are if the author himself doesn't know :P
Yes, Japanese for slugs is namekuji.
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Old 2009-05-05, 09:18   Link #494
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Also explains that one movie where the evil namekian is named "Lord Slug".
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Old 2009-05-05, 19:47   Link #495
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I'm assuming your second sentence is detatched from your other two senteces before and after? Mantis is not a reptalian, it's an insect.
Yeah it's detatched, sorry if I was not specific in my earlier post. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 2009-05-06, 00:02   Link #496
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Heh, this new director's cut is bringing back a lot of childhood memories. The pacing is so far so good, but here is to hoping that they stop at the Buu arc, for GT was an abomination.

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Old 2009-05-06, 01:51   Link #497
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Heh, this new director's cut is bringing back a lot of childhood memories. The pacing is so far so good, but here is to hoping that they stop at the Buu arc, for GT was an abomination.

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GT was a trainwreck, I have to agree with you on that but I didn't mind the Buu arc so much. The Buu arc just wasn't on par with the prior sagas, in my opinion.
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Old 2009-05-06, 03:19   Link #498
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GT was a trainwreck, I have to agree with you on that but I didn't mind the Buu arc so much. The Buu arc just wasn't on par with the prior sagas, in my opinion.
Is it true that GT was supposed to be longer only it got canceled due to low ratings? I only watched the last episode out of curiosity and it was one of the most anticlimatic, rushed endings of any series I've ever seen. I mean you'd expect something more from a extremely popular, 400 + episodes long anime.

Anyway I pretend it doesn't exist. Apparentely so does Akira Toriyama.
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Old 2009-05-06, 07:12   Link #499
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Wow he's already going to reach King Kai by ep 6? That's what I'm talking about.
Oh I'm sure this has been mentioned before but its the best fan dub I've ever heard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj9IdUR7qaw
There's 9 episodes so far.
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Old 2009-05-06, 09:13   Link #500
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Anyway I pretend it doesn't exist. Apparentely so does Akira Toriyama.
And to think it was him who supervised a lot of the production in GT. What great irony.

That being said, GT was just plain weird, and very un-dragonball. SSJ 4 was overkill, although FINAL KAMEHAMEHA always make me smile.

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Wow he's already going to reach King Kai by ep 6? That's what I'm talking about.
You know, I never quite understood the censorship when DB was ported to the US. I remember a friend asking me if I knew anything more about King Kai, and I was like "who the hell is that", then I realized that he was actually talking about Kaioshin. Later I realized that Kami is no longer Kami and Enma is no longer Enma because he isn't exactly St. Peters guarding the entrance to heaven. Took me a while to comprehend the notion that even in a fictional world, having fictional deities would be a great offense to the general public (or maybe just to the few who imported the damn thing)...

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