ドラゴンボールSD (Dragon Ball SD) · Volume 8 Discussion 🐉

I am having trouble finding a reference for it, though.

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I love the warning not to copy the way Vegeta speaks!

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I’ve noticed Japanese people love to warn you not to copy manga speech styles! Every single time I mention I like Crayon Shinchan, my conversation partner will warn me not to emulate his language :laughing:

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So it looks like that か is like the one used in the construction 「行きましょうか」

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DoBJG has an interesting take on か. It considers its primary meaning as marking an alternative (“or”), and when used as a question marker the end of the sentence is implied, e.g. よし子は大学へいきますか。Is Yosiko going to college? (Or is she not?)

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Week 8

Start date: 9 Jul
Pages: 131-148

How is the reading going?
  • I am reading along :dragon:
  • I am catching up :muscle:t2:
  • I am dropping this book :person_gesturing_no:t3:

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It’s time for everyone to bring out their party tricks!

I can’t figure out if this is a dig at the movies or at itself? Is it saying that the seventh movie acted like the Super Saiyan idea was new to everyone, while it’s already been acknowledged in the manga by that point?

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Week 9

Start date: 16 Jul
Pages: 149-166

How is the reading going?
  • I am reading along :dragon:
  • I am catching up :muscle:t2:
  • I am dropping this book :person_gesturing_no:t3:

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It’s hard, it feels like a joke aimed at proper geeks referencing a 1991 movie. I assume he is referring to ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ人だ孫悟空, apparently called Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug in English.

Copied some comments from Fandom below. Chapter 317 they are referring to is about 20 chapters ahead of where we are in the original manga at present.

Summary
  • Based on the shocked reaction of King Kai to Goku’s “Super Saiyan” form, it does not appear that Goku assumed the “true” Super Saiyan transformation within this film’s past. Created for the movie, this Super Saiyan form (known as “False Super Saiyan” among fans) is a supposed prequel to the actual Super Saiyan form. It was more than likely an attempt to show what a Super Saiyan looked like (due to its mention by Vegeta during the Captain Ginyu Saga and Guru’s belief that only a Super Saiyan could kill a Super Namekian like the Nameless Son of Katas before learning of his split during the Namek Saga), but without the knowledge of its appearance since the movie was released before the true form was introduced to the manga/anime.
    • It should be noted Goku’s proper Super Saiyan form didn’t appear until the release of Dragon Ball manga Chapter 317 ,“Life or Death” on March 19, 1991, just ten days after this film’s release.
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Thanks Sherlock! :wink: :grin:

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Is this Vegeta saying that if he’s that strong, he could’ve pulverised those islands even smaller…? :thinking:

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Could he be saying that the author should ramp up the power level more gradually in their characters?

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That makes a lot more sense! I guess 刻む is used in a more figurative sense.

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Week 10

Start date: 23 Jul
Pages: 167-183

How is the reading going?
  • I am reading along :dragon:
  • I am catching up :muscle:t2:
  • I am dropping this book :person_gesturing_no:t3:

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We finished the volume! I continue to enjoy reading this especially all the little asides and in jokes. I’d forgotten how long the story takes to play out. We’re quite a long way in and still not seen even the first Super Saiyan transformation. Looking forward to the next volume coming out, presumably early next year. Thanks for keeping us organised @Phryne!

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I guess I’ll have to read the rest of the original series (in translation!) in the meantime, so I’ll get more of the jokes in vol. 9 :grin:

Maybe @fyrember will be joining us by that time as well? :slight_smile:

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Heey! I’ve been silently creeping in hahaha, but at 1 chapter a week I was never going to catch up. Now it’s finally my time to get closer to you guys!

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