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Aug 30, 2012 | 8:33 PM EDT

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(Sorry followers, I had to re-submit this there was a big mistake needing fixing)

And yes Piccolo is totally Batman.

Now with mp4 access I can upload the video in a much better quality. After getting some constructive feed back from the community, I have made some large changes. The addition of a longer ending and some re-drawn scenes.

Still having trouble with animating the mouths, any advice would be nice. As for the artwork and animation, you'll notice that this episode has many "moments" that are heavily influenced by different events in the show. You may also notice many simular looking stances and poses of the characters as I did use references from the show when drawing. I didn't feel like doing the background mattes.

I watched DBZ again for the first time in over a decade and I was just struct with such nostalgia, I had to do something. The idea for this episode I had when I was a kid but never had the means to make it. Even now I still feel that I have lots of learning to do. I am slowly trying to get better at flash and this was a big learning experience. I know there is a lot of DBZ material on Newgrounds, but this was just something I needed to make for myself.




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 30, 2012

they needed to blink but its still pretty awesome...


Rated 3 / 5 stars August 30, 2012

i'm quite troubled, i hate fan made DB universe characters but you really put some effort, an effort beyond all the faggotry from "fans" just willing to use sprites and cheap recolors, dunno, i think it's worth staying in the portal but i still have this feeling that the OC there just has no reason to be, leaving that to my own toughts it's a good work

DangerousBob responds:

There is a lot of fan made garbage that comes through the portal. I really wanted this to be its own thing and different. Which is why I made up a new character. I have a feeling that a lot of people voted the video down and didn't watch it because of the new character. I tried to give her a strong backstory and make her interesting. I really wanted to tell a story and I figured why just re-show a match up from the show?


Rated 4 / 5 stars August 30, 2012

Very good! Some small complaints: First, some of the lines were fluffed. Most of them were fine, and would have been right at home in a real DBZ episode, but I'm thinking of little things, like when Vegeta is asked if he is referring to himself as a true warrior and he answers with a simple "Yes." Some lines just need better emotionality as well, but that's just something that sometimes can't be helped.
My other complaint has to do with the action scenes. I know how much time these sorts of animations can take, but a lot of action scenes were very anticlimactic. What specifically comes to mind are when Vegeta first powers up, and when the villain is punched through a wall. There's very little to convey action besides the movements of the characters. A good example of conveying action through things like camera movement and lighting is Oney's "Chris & Harry," dated and retarded as it is.
Very nice though. Just some room for improvement.

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DangerousBob responds:

Thanks for the review. If you saw the first cut of this video you'd notice the action was much slower, I went back and tighten up the video. For example if you look at the fight scene at the 4:00 mark I tried to get that nonstop intensity your talking about, that sequence was originally not in it. If I do another project like this I'll try to keep things moving more like that the whole video. I also feel the ending works well. I really wanted the end fight to be big and have a snowballing effect. Each attack leading to the next. I differ from a lot of people in this, but I like wide shot action. What I mean is if you take say a Bruch Lee movie from the 70s, where the camera is steady and pulled back where you can see clearly whats happening vs say the Bourne films where the camera shakes like crazy and has a 20x zoom on.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 30, 2012

Good job... very good job.

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DangerousBob responds:

Means a lot to me, thank you so much.