Kinda disappointed in this one. It had its hilarious moments, sure, but on the whole seemed rather rushed, a bit short, and lacked any lengthy or in-depth jokes. It was basically all one-liners and simple cuts. I get the impression the team really didn't like the movie, and so rushed it out just to get it out of the way while they're working on the Cell Saga. Super Android 13 will probably get the same treatment because it's also a fairly "meh" movie.
[spoilers] IMO the best part was finally making it Abridged!Canon that Yajirobe and Korin are lovers, instead of beating around the proverbial catbox.[/spoilers]
I think that's mostly because the original movie, despite being the same length as most of the rest, didn't have as much stuff to work with: there are no minions to banter with, just a bunch of identical robots plus a guy we already met in a previous movie.
>rushed it out just to get it out of the way while they're working on the Cell Saga
If that were the case, they'd probably hold off on it until season three was over, given Return of Cooler doesn't "happen" until just before the Cell Games (hence the joke about Dende being on Earth at the end).
Most of the movies are impossible to place in the canon timeline. It's not worth trying to figure it out. If Dende were already on Earth, Goku and Gohan would have already trained up on the lookout. Either him or Vegeta would have handed all those Coolers their shiny metal ass. Here, it's pretty clear they're at early-android saga levels of strength. Also, Trunks is nowhere to be found.
I must say, it's refreshing to see a villain who has legitimate concerns about his well-being. Every villain this season has been extremely overconfident and has either curb-stomped the heroes or been curb-stomped by the heroes in short order. Here's a guy who's smart enough to realize when he's outmatched without needing to get almost destroyed first.
>>89484 Yeah, in making things up as he goes, Toriyama created a myriad of alternate timelines all in one go. There's Trunks' worst timeline where androids ruin everything There's Cell's bad timeline where Trunks kills the androids somehow (perhaps simply by using the self destruct button) but is killed by Cell before he can go back in time to let everyone in on the good news. And then there's the real timeline that Trunks and Cell travel into.
So I guess this is the Abridged Series general. Right?
A few years ago there was this one good Eva abridged series (among the ocean of others that ranged from decent to "oh god why") but the channel and videos were deleted when Youtube began purging copyrighted content and I guess the original team gave up and disbanded. I reuploaded them, though all I had were low-quality FLVs, and I've ran into the same copyright problems. But I just didn't want that series to be forgotten.
I found Outlaw Star Abridged to be some of the funniest shit I've ever seen, even better than DBZA at times. I don't know what happened, though, because their last episode was total garbage (literally as if a completely different, and very incompetent team made it) and then they dropped off the map. *sigh* Well, at least we got four episodes out of it.
TFS uploaded Episodes 1-3 of Hellsing Ultimate Abridged as one whole video to the TFS YouTube account today. In the video description, they mention that the next HUA episode will be out by the end of the month.
>>92761 I love how they handled everything in this episode, especially Trunks and Krillin and Cell vs Vegeta. >>92762 Agreed. He has really sold it so far. Can't wait for the next episode, and then the Cell games.
Are Team4Star going to upload on YouTube any more? I know YouTube has been exceedingly bad with the copyright garbage of late, but my internet doesn't load any video from the teamfourstar website at all.
>>93054 Ehhh, I kinda think their writing gets tacky sometimes. They've got a certain amount of wanking off to their favorite characters and when they try to do a serious scene it usually falls flat on its face. I love it as a parody, but I don't hold any illusions that the're improving it by writing it funnier.
I risked the top 5 of the contest but weirdly only Batman and Super Friends were very good. YYH mostly didn't land, ST was kind of bland, and NGE I only got to the song before going "OKAY, I GET IT, CHRIST"
In the video where they talked about how they’d won TIBA, Team Slap said the highly positive response to Star Wrecked—and the whole “winning TIBA” thing—has ensured further adventures of the Enterprise will show up alongside their other parody series, A Slap on Titan. (PRAISE THE WALLS!)
Oh, and for those wondering about the video with Android 16, check #4 here: http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/db-full-color-artificial-humans-cell-arc-03/
That TFS animated this bit of trivia — something Toei was unlikely to ever do in any way — and did so in a way that fits in both the DBZA storyline and the DBZ animation itself is proof of just how damn much these guys love Dragon Ball.
>Was the ending song completely original or a parody?
According to TFS's post-Broly livestream last night: Yes, it was completely original. But thirty seconds into recording the original version, they said to themselves, "This sounds too much like 'Trogdor'." Since parodying "Trogdor" was not their intent, they went back and made it a bit less "Trogdor"-ish.
>>93665 I think different approaches can work, depending on execution, but in my opinion, the best abridged series have a good balance of humor and drama (a peanutbutter and jelly scenario where each element accentuates the flavor of the other) with the humor being well-timed and delivered and with the drama not being too over the top and just offering enough tension to keep you engaged (same goes for action, which I can't believe I forgot/ lumped in with drama). My ideal abridged series is also a bit of a love letter to the franchise its based upon, while taking into consideration everything I covered above. That's just me though.
I am still amazed at the work they did with Episode 57 and getting Mr. Satan (and company) out of the way. Not to mention the potential for what could happen with Videl after what happened to Mr. Satan (and if that remains a permanent thing).
>>93801 >Not to mention the potential for what could happen with Videl after what happened to Mr. Satan (and if that remains a permanent thing). They could cut out all the Cell Game scenes of Mr. Satan like they cut out the scenes the anime added of Ginyu (though they'd need to come up with a different explanation of what the world thought happened), but he's in way too much stuff in the Buu arc to stay dead.
SAO abridged 11 came out recently, but that too was stricken before it could even come to Youtube, so it's on Facebook. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=492246297566426&id=196764863781239&__tn__=C
The “Dragon Ball” Wiki says the Dragon Fist (“a punch that causes an explosion, summoning a golden dragon to either wrap around the enemy and disintegrate with him, or devour them”) is “the only one of Goku's techniques that he invented entirely on his own”. And even then, it was only used in two of the movies (“Super Android 13” and “Wrath of the Dragon”).
With a bonus Hamilton parody for everyone’s favorite demon-huntin’, vampire-killin’, God-worshippin’, Boondock Saints-quotin’ Catholic killing machine: https://soundcloud.com/teamfourstar/alexander-anderson-hamilton-parody/
I caught a bit of the post-premiere livestream on Twitch; they said that ending the episode in the middle of the Anderson/Alucard fight would have felt like they were robbing the audience, so they went ahead with the whole shebang.
Also: “Go for a walk” is the best line of the episode, both for the callback and for how utterly chilling it is.