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DAYUM!! Dragonball Absalon Episode 3- Mellavelli

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Sometimes you have to give props where it is due, this animator from France, named Mellavelli who like many from my generation loved Dragonball z and all the crazy action fights that came with it. This animator has taken it to another level and has released his third episode of his fan based series called Dragon ball Absalon. The story follows the new z team which includes all the kids all grown up, Gohan being the oldest of the group, followed by Trunks, Goten, uub, pan, bra and any other children I have missed, the original cast from the series makes entrances too, yes that would be Goku, Vegitta, Piccolo and etc.

As mentioned the animation is well done, there are several limited animated frame areas but under the load I can see why the animator decided to limit the frames on some scenes and worried more about the action scenes. One of my biggest gripe of this series is dialogue which sounds like a cheaply dubbed anime, FYI I hated the American dubbing of DBZ it was simply horrid, I preferred the Spanish overall next to the original Japanese. Alas I understand he does not have the budget to hire top voice actors. Getting away from my criticism this series is still worthy of a watch or two as it introduces some very interesting twist, story arc and adventures.

In the past I had been one to give him gripe regarding the fact that the Dragonball franchise is not his property and receiving funds for animating such a product could come back to bite him if the original content creators decide to sue him, but hey that is just my words, thankfully that has not occurred as he is doing a better job of entertaining compared to the current cannon series newer season and episodes.

So please if you can check out his amazing work from the link below if for some reason the embed fails.
Also note he does other animation besides Dragonball which are equally satisfying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frcRQYkyqTI

http://maxgene-animation.com/

DAYUM!!– SUPER SAIYAJIN Transformations Japanese vs English voice track

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Just something on my mind while watching something in the background while I conjure up some work to do on my down time.
As an avid anime watcher one thing that distracts my viewing pleasure is a bad dubbed show. Take for example these two scenes from Dragonballz one is Gohan’s Transformation in a SSJII and the other is future Trunks first transformation, the audio and music tracks play a very important role of settling you in the mind of the character, it seems good audio compilation was fully thought out for the English versions . While looking around I found that many people share the similar sentiment. The ones that I found for these epic moments were The Original being Japanese and other languages other than English. The German track for Trunks actually was not half bad. The key to remember for such moments were to express extreme rage, bitterness, bliss and loss. I felt no such feeling for the English version these were simply bad acting and purely lame. For Gohan’s transformation in English there was simply too much talking ((BLAH BLAH BLAH) and the voice was just annoying. What they seem to lack is the build up moment to something dramatic which the original had along with most of the other language dubs. Cantonese was not half bad for Gohan’s transformation, I felt the pain in the voice.

Below is the version comparison.
Unfortunately I cannot embed but you may check out the Youtuber page
Trunks tranforms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Rht2bOIB4

Gohan Transforms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2niBJQ1RFX4

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