'All Systems Goku' watitng room

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#1 Edited by FNGbomber (171 posts) -

"Me and @DanRyckert started a Dragon Ball Z Kai discussion podcast and the first one will hit on Monday. #allsystemsgoku"

— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) February 3, 2018

"Three Kai episodes per All Systems Goku episode. https://t.co/96lpc3hl4K"

— Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) February 3, 2018

I'm really excited for this. I really hope this isn't some one off and that they are serious about getting through the whole thing, because three episodes per podcast seems low I think. It would be awesome if they started bringing in guests down the line too.

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#2 Posted by Rodin (347 posts) -

Back in the day I watched all of dragon ball z and honestly this might make me finally come back and watch it all again, I'll probably end up buying Kia just like Jeff and dan. I don't know if I hate this website or love it sometimes.

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#3 Posted by FNGbomber (171 posts) -

@rodin: Heh, yep - I just ordered the first season of Kai. I was thinking of maybe going for the original, but since they're specifically doing Kai I went with that.

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#4 Posted by fetchfox (1725 posts) -

Ah yeah, this is great. That would make it 55,6 podcasts, but let's just say 56.

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#5 Edited by FlashFlood_29 (4241 posts) -

I’m definitely going to be watching the original DBZ to follow along as it’s free on Funimation’s website! It’s also not censored and I enjoy the filler content, like Gohan’s wilderness training. 3 episodes per pod does seem pretty low but I’m looking forward to it in any case!

Edit: turns out only the first ten episodes are free.

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#6 Posted by MiceMan64 (155 posts) -

Can't wait. Granted it's a bit of a shame that they are missing on about 50% of the story by skipping the OG DB but i can understand since there is no official Kai equivalent for DB that cuts out all the filler and makes it HD.

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#7 Posted by Zeik (5161 posts) -

I don't even really like Dragonball, but I think I might end up listening to this anyway. I need to hear about their decent down the anime hole.

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#8 Posted by SloppyDetective (1496 posts) -

This is good

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#9 Posted by Der_Folger (7 posts) -

I got back into DBZ bc of the game trailers and recently watched Kai. Super pumped to follow along!

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#10 Posted by FNGbomber (171 posts) -

@flashflood_29: Damn, I didn't know about this. I might end up watching the OG then. That fluff content is what I'm nostalgic for.

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#11 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

Man, it's been a while since I watched Dragon Ball. Now I'm wondering if I should just rewatch the original show or Kai. I don't know if I have it in me to watch 291 episodes though, so maybe I'll just watch Kai. I've heard it's not as good though?

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#12 Edited by Ravelle (3224 posts) -

@boonsong said:

Man, it's been a while since I watched Dragon Ball. Now I'm wondering if I should just rewatch the original show or Kai. I don't know if I have it in me to watch 291 episodes though, so maybe I'll just watch Kai. I've heard it's not as good though?

You should watch Kai, it filters out all the fillers and the visuals are updated, it's also more true to the source material.

I watched Kai a couple of years ago but I'll rewatch it alongside them for reference.

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#13 Posted by forteexe21 (1991 posts) -

Its going to be hilarious if this is like the game of thrones "podcast."

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#14 Posted by kblosnack (323 posts) -

The sad thing is that there's no official way to watch Kai here in Brazil (that I know of) so I'm getting from a "friend".

At least Super is on Crunchyroll.

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#15 Posted by Wemibelle (2607 posts) -

This is a bad idea. I'm all for this idea.

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#16 Posted by dudeglove (13537 posts) -

so is the evolution of a games journalist wrestling > anime > ???

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#17 Edited by OurSin_360 (6080 posts) -

I have actually not seen kai so maybe going through it with this podcast would be cool. I hope they do this for one piece some day.

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#18 Edited by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

@ravelle: I went for Kai and just watched the first three episodes. One question; How come Goku could so easily grab Raditz from behind and keep him like that to let Piccolo use his beam power, considering Raditz is much more powerful and Goku had been badly beaten just a few minutes before, yet something about that hold was so special that Raditz couldn't do shit about it. Is it just a simple explanation of "Goku was pissed about what was happening to Gohan and gained incredible dad powers"?

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#19 Edited by konig_kei (1022 posts) -

Why isn't Senior Anime Editor Brad Shoemaker steering this ship?

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#20 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7790 posts) -

Whoah, add this to the list of things I'd never expect on Giant Bomb.

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#21 Edited by mezmero (3676 posts) -

Not really on board for this to be honest. I feel Dan and Jeff have spent so many years building this devotion to shunning this source material that I can't help but have a bad taste in my mouth that they blatantly jump on the band wagon as soon as a really popular video game gets released. I realize it's unreasonable to get irritated for that reason. Maybe I wouldn't be if I didn't know for a fact that they both have close and personal friends who have gone to bat for the kind of absurdity you only see in anime and how narrow minded they end up sounding as a result by dismissing it outright. We're already at a point where you could break a knife on the amount of irony and sarcasm in an average piece of site content that the last thing I need is more cringey commentary about stuff from my child hood from people whose opinions on cartoons aren't as valuable to me personally.

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#22 Posted by wjb (2121 posts) -

3 episodes is kinda low, but I suppose it can change. I just don't want to be too far ahead since a podcast a week (?) will take awhile.

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#23 Posted by mobius006 (66 posts) -

Excited

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#24 Posted by papercut (4178 posts) -

How did this happen

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#25 Posted by MiniPato (2997 posts) -

so is the evolution of a games journalist wrestling > anime > ???

games > wrestling > anime > jerks

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#26 Edited by Dray2k (884 posts) -

As Captain Picard once said when he watched Dragonball.

"Make it Goku"

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#27 Posted by chrispaul92 (144 posts) -

This fascinates me as a lifelong Dragon Ball fan.

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#28 Posted by Relenus (220 posts) -

Yes. Pump it directly into my veins.

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#29 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15472 posts) -

Between this and non-Jason members of the Giant Bomb staff expressing positive attitudes towards Monster Hunter, I feel like I've accidentally fallen into an alternate timeline where anime and obtuse Japanese games weren't points of derision for this site's entire existence. It's weird, but hey, I'm all for it.

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#30 Posted by MiceMan64 (155 posts) -

@boonsong: It's said that Raditz lost quite bit of power since Gohan attacked him with that charged attack that hit him dead on. Thus allowing Goku to be able to hold him for just long enough until Piccolo is ready.

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#31 Edited by Cerberus3Dog (1004 posts) -

I really hope that they keep it up until Goku goes Super Saiyan against Frieza. If they make it that far and talk about it, I will be satisfied.

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#32 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2797 posts) -

I can't wait.

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#33 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

@vuk49: That's a fair explanation, though it just didn't look like it affected him all that much. His armor got dented and he had to catch his breath a bit but he looked fine while Goku couldn't even stand and seemed to struggle to even keep his eyes open. I don't want to sound too nitpicky though, it's Dragon Ball Z after all, that part just kind of stood out a bit.

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#34 Posted by xanadu (1904 posts) -

Is there really no cheaper way to get all of Dragon Ball Z Kai (with Japanese audio) then paying over 200 bucks for all the Blurays? Because that is crazy.

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#35 Posted by Scottjay01 (181 posts) -

@xanadu: There were dvds released for kai around the same time ebay should be a good bet, Most of them have the Kenji OST till about half way

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#36 Posted by katpottz (497 posts) -

Hope they are able to get jason, vinny, or ben in as guests at some point. Two people discussing 3 episodes sounds like a short podcast to me.

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#37 Posted by AlvaroFAraujo (313 posts) -

@boonsong: IIRC that whole scene, where Goku grabs Raditz from behind and Piccolo shoots the beam, is supposed to be almost instantly. The animation takes a while, and they even talk before piccolo presses the trigger, but that is wrong. As the manga reads, Raditz gets caught by surprise due to be over confidant that Goku was already beaten and the moment Picollo sees Goku action, he fires instantly after Goku asks him too. The whole "moving try to release himself" from Goku's grasp, doesnt relly happen cause he gets shot

I'm very eager to listen to them chat about the Saiyan Saga, and for those watching the OG anime, don't forget those full episodes of having Goku just running through Serpent Road, those really sucked ass.

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#38 Posted by Spakkle (42 posts) -

Looking forward to this so much I made this thing.

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#39 Posted by myketuna (1947 posts) -

I like it.

@spakkle said:

Looking forward to this so much I made this thing.

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#40 Edited by AlvaroFAraujo (313 posts) -

@spakkle: yeah Jeff being the leader fits as Goku, and Dan also fits as Vegeta since he was brought along after some years of GB and has an evil persona

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#41 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

@alvarofaraujo: Ah that makes sense. I haven't read the manga since I was a kid (which I hadn't sold all my 42 volumes) but it's not surprising that it would get that part down better than the anime.

@spakkle: Son Jeffu has seen some shit.

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#42 Posted by Rejizzle (977 posts) -

Between this and non-Jason members of the Giant Bomb staff expressing positive attitudes towards Monster Hunter, I feel like I've accidentally fallen into an alternate timeline where anime and obtuse Japanese games weren't points of derision for this site's entire existence. It's weird, but hey, I'm all for it.

Wait 'til you experience the alternate-alternate timeline where that Ranma game was really good, and they started a podcast called Ryckert 1/2.

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#43 Posted by NickFoley (570 posts) -

Ordered the BD on Friday night. Amazon will deliver it tomorrow, so I'll be delayed due to the BIG GAME.

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#44 Edited by SloppyDetective (1496 posts) -

@boonsong: this show doesn't have a lot of logical consistency. Characters lower and gain power when it's convenient, ignore obvious decisions that would benefit them, and just flat out can/can't do/don't perform moves they did a minute ago that would help them. It's all very convenient story telling like that of a soap opera or a Fast and Furious movie.

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#45 Posted by Dan_CiTi (5084 posts) -

Ugh I might actually watch along...

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#46 Posted by Aska (537 posts) -

Saw someone mention the name "The Spirit Bombcast" and I can't say I'm not disappointed that that's not the name they went with.

Can't wait to listen to this though, this'll be great.

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#47 Posted by Xel (326 posts) -

@aska said:

Saw someone mention the name "The Spirit Bombcast" and I can't say I'm not disappointed that that's not the name they went with.

Can't wait to listen to this though, this'll be great.

That's a great name, but I can't imagine that either Jeff or Dan know what the Spirit Bomb is yet.

I'll definitely be rewatching Kai along with this podcast.

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#48 Edited by LeStephan (1204 posts) -

Maaaan now I wish crunchyroll had dragonball kai :(

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#49 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -

@sloppydetective: I just watched Piccolo blow up the god damn moon like it was not a huge deal, so yeah logically inconsistent is a good way of putting it. I guess as a kid I never realized how dumb this show really was. It's pretty cool, but dumb.

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#50 Posted by SethMode (1573 posts) -

@boonsong: I am rewatching too, and had to Google after the part you mentioned in spoilers thinking "surely that must have been some sort of trick, I would have remembered something so significant, especially done so casually." but nope.

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