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My Thoughts On: Ballsy Streaming (UPDATED)

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Starting tonight, Funimation will be streaming Dragon Ball Z episodes 1-15 on their website. This is just the first step in what they say will be streaming of all Dragon Ball shows, including Dragon Ball Kai, online, for free. This is an unprecedented feat for the company.

The DBZ streaming uses the Funimation "Remastered Season Sets" footage. The "orange bricks" as they're often called have video that Funimation remastered on their own, causing the loss of detail. They also blew up the picture and cropped it for widescreen, so there's also missing bits of the picture. They also messed around with the colors so that it's much brighter than intended. The better footage is easily the Dragon Box material, but Funimation has decided to go with this.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 27 ENGLISH DUB Review

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Episode 27, Banquet at the Crevice"

"I'll give you a hand job for a quarter!"
 

*****SPOILERS*****

Synopsis: In a dream, Hohenheim talks to a younger Pinako about his sons, the country, and humans. Another version of him appears and reveals that "Pinako" is really him trying to defend the human race. In the end, he dreams of confirmation of his beliefs by Trisha and the people he knew in Resembool. Waking up, Hohenheim continues on his journey.

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How does one review the dub of something that is largely a clip episode? The only characters who aren't speaking merely in clips are Hohenheim, Father, a younger Pinako, and Trisha. So, I guess what I'll have to do is, well, just comment on their performances.

Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Re-Release Cast

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Funimation has announced the cast for the new English dub for the new DVD release of Dragon Ball Movie 1, "Curse of the Blood Rubies" (1986):
 

SON GOKU ..... Colleen Clinkenbeard
BULMA ..... Monica Rial
OOLONG ..... Bryan Massey
ROSHI ..... Mike McFarland
YAMUCHA ..... Chris Sabat
PU'AR ..... Brina Palencia
PANSY ..... Cherami Leigh
GURUMES ..... Jeremy Inman
PASTA ..... Kate Oxley
BONGO ..... Jonathan Brooks
SHENLONG ..... Chris Sabat
NARRATOR ..... John Swasey
 

This movie is largely a retelling of Goku's first encounters with Bulma, Oolong, Yamucha, and Roshi, with a new context added involving new characters like Pansy, Pasta, and Gurumes, a king who has been transformed into a monster.
 

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