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Battles » SSJ4 Gogeta, SSJ Vegito And SSJ Gogeta Vs Pre-Crisis Darkseid

Darkseid makes the three fused Saiyans his bitches. DBZ doesn't exactly have any cosmic-level beings at their disposal to harm him nor would they be capable of resisting a nice number of Darkseid's abilities (Omega Effect/ Sanction, mind control, psionic possession, molecular dispersion, devolution, time travel).

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Battles » Itachi vs Sesshomaru

@Kobra678: Amaterasu is simply fire hotter than a regular fire jutsu. Sesshomaru shouldn't have any problem surviving it and even if it threatens him, Tensaiga also has the ability to create a barrier to protect him from harm.

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Battles » Itachi Uchiha And Nagato Vs Ulquiorra Cifer And Yammy

Nagato's deva abilities and Itachi's yata mirrors could prove them useless.

Defense with Shinra Tensei for Nagato creates a five second cooldown between attacks that would leave him open during that time. Itachi's use of Susanoo's defenses wouldn't be useful for prolonged battles since using the ability takes enough of a toll on Itachi's chakra and health, and prolonged is the likely scenario for this match considering the two Naruto ninjas would have to pull their strongest attacks just to try surviving here. A casual Cero from Ulquiorra is capable of destroying multiple city blocks, while the mentioned bigger feats of durability and destructive potential for the Naruto ninjas are their trump cards.

Itachi and Nagato have many techniques that could one shot Ulquiorra.

Doubtful they have "many" as you claim. Itachi's only decent one-shot kill ability to pull here would be using Susanoo's Totsuka Sword, which would be ineffective here thanks to Ulquiorra being in flight. Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi would also be ineffective thanks to Ulquiorra's flight and speed advantages. As for Nagato, any variant of Shinra Tensei would be ineffective for offense here thanks to the mentioned advantages for Ulquiorra. Chibaku Tensei would also prove ineffective as Ulquiorra is more than capable of powering his way out of the attack and the attack taking a heavy toll on Nagato's chakra reserves.

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Battles » Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta vs Arceus, Palkia, and Dialga

@debeze: Unless an official news source like ANN reports it, wait before you foam from the mouth. They have more legitimacy than a fan blog.

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Battles » Itachi Uchiha And Nagato Vs Ulquiorra Cifer And Yammy

Ulquiorra and Yammy's flight advantage are their big boon in this match, as well as their casual attacks having a far greater destructive AoE than the two Naruto ninjas can handle.

EDIT: For some stupid reason, I mixed Yammy's abilities up with Wonderweiss when I though this up. Damn memory fart. :P

Since Yammy is lacking in flight and impressive speed by Bleach standards, Itachi and Nagato could make easy pickings of him via doujutsu abilities. Ulquiorra, on the other hand, still creams the two ninjas thanks to the mentioned facts above.

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Battles » Itachi vs Sesshomaru

@SpeedForceSpider: Not too likely with regular genjutsu since Sessy could simply raise his youki output to disrupt the genjutsu's effects. Tsukuyomi would depend on whether or not Itachi feels it is necessary against Sesshomaru and even so, requires direct eye contact which wouldn't be so easy for Itachi to connect with thanks to Sessy being on par with Itachi in speed.

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Battles » Itachi vs Sesshomaru

Let's see...

Itachi doesn't normally resort to his stronger attacks unless he has a good assessment of his foe's abilities and Sesshomaru normally holds back on his full strength to be at only the minimal effort needed to beat his foe unless he underestimates them. Both are on par with one another in speed, though Sessy can tank bigger attacks and has far greater physical strength (any direct blow from Sessy would be more than enough to seriously injure or kill Itachi if the Uchiha isn't careful). In terms of techniques, I don't picture Itachi's fire jutsu being of use here thanks to Sessy's durability and any genjutsu (outside of possibly Tsukuyomi) would not work thanks to the power output of Sessy's body. Sessy, on the other hand, could cripple Itachi greatly with many of his attacks unless the Uchiha has Susanoo activated. Bakusaiga has the potential to fuck up Itachi's Susanoo thanks to the sword's ability to rapidly decompose its target and negate regeneration with its strikes and I can't picture the Sword of Totsuka working as the Tensaiga would warp Sessy away before he gets sucked into Susanoo's jar to suffer its effects.

Overall, I see Sesshomaru having the greater advantage in this match thanks to greater stats for strength and durability, as well as having abilities at his disposal that are capable of greatly crippling Itachi or crippling and protecting him from the effects of his foe's attacks.

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Bakuman » Is Bakuman sexist?

I'd say the promise was dumb and made for a painfully terrible romance, but not sexist.

This is pretty much my general consensus of the relationship as well. It's not sexist, but quite hard to take seriously thanks to how absurd it is. It's actually the major reason why I find the third season of Bakuman to be the weakest of the series due to the greater focus on it compared to earlier seasons. But I do agree with one aspect of the mentioned criticisms in that Azuki doesn't feel like a character. There's not much dimension to her character like Aoki and Kaya, as it feels like Azuki exists only to be Mashiro's "goal" to be a hit manga-ka with an anime adaptation without having any other elements to her character to make her stick out.

I only put together this thread to get feedback from others regarding the criticisms, since it's a somewhat popular topic of debate to discuss on some sites.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@Masterofdeath: What manga? I though Battle of the Gods was an anime-only film. The canon-ity of it is still in question if you have trailers showing Gohan going SSJ when he had his Mystic form.

@DBZ_universe: While the environments of space and underwater are different in particular areas, they still share the same aspect: humans (and Saiyans in this case) can't breathe in them due to lack of breathable oxygen. So they are no different in the problems they can cause humanoids without any proper equipment.

And I already mentioned the issues with Goku's moon feat (DB toonforcing) and Broly (consistency issues and lack of presence in canon).

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@DBZ_universe: If you try incorporating the anime as proof for feats with this particular matter, then there are other parts to it that contradict the whole "Saiyans can breathe in space" argument like the mentioned near drowning of Goku that I mentioned, Goku wearing a space suit while on his way to Namek and Vegeta also getting nearly drowned when he was getting owned by Frieza.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@Masterofdeath: That manga's also non-canon since it's a spinoff of a scenario from a video game (Dragon Ball Heroes).

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General Discussion » Aniplex "rescues" Gurren Lagann, Blu Ray to cost 670 dollars

Guess the Aniplex rescue was expected, considering they released the Gurren Lagann movies a few years ago.

The extra goodies for the DVD release would make the $175 worth it, but paying nearly $700 for the Blu-Ray release is obviously gonna ruffle enough feathers with the American fanbase.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@Masterofdeath: He only went as far as Vegeta's upper parts of the atmosphere, or just off the planet's surface if you want to get technical about it and argue there's no atmosphere, which still goes along with the idea of Saiyan bodies being adaptable to hostile environments.

And why keep arguing they can breathe in space when it's clearly been shown both in manga and anime that battles between Saiyan characters and their foes occur within the atmosphere of a planet and are never shown being taken into space?

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@othus12: Vegeta and Nappa's side trip to the planet they busted was anime-only as well.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@DBZ_universe: If you want to go that route considering Masterofdeath is calling the "Frieza drowning Goku" incident to be anime-only, then Broly is a non-canon character.

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Just Anime » Ani-Crap Poll #18

Previous Reviews:

With Angel Cop done, time for another poll to decide on what dud I should tackle next. Here are the choices:

  1. Astarotte's Toy
  2. Baoh
  3. Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc
  4. Art of Fighting
  5. Senki Zessho Symphogear
  6. Sword for Truth
  7. Iron Man
  8. Knights of Ramune
  9. Kodomo no Jikan
  10. Genocyber

As usual, you get two weeks to decide which of these duds you want me to watch and cover for my Ani-Crap Review, meaning April 12 will be the deadline for voting. Otherwise, feel free to vote for whichever of these titles you want me to rip apart.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@Masterofdeath: Better to wait and see what the movie presents than jump out and accept a scene from a trailer as proof of evidence.

Even so, I'm still convinced Saiyans can't breathe in space since the only evidence supporters of it have to go on are inconsistent scenes from the anime, toon-forcing from Dragonball or scenes of the Saiyans being in the upper levels of a planet's atmosphere.

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Battles » Goku SSJ3 Vs Archetype Earth And End Yusuke Demon Mode

@Masterofdeath: That looks like an older scanlation for DBZ, which I recall is peppered with a nice number of spelling, grammatical and translation errors. Frieza's boast in the scanlated page doesn't make sense (the "I can survive in space, but you will!" part) if he's supposed to be threatening Goku.

Let's take the same scene from DBZ Kai (English dubbed, but no one should bitch as much since the dub is quite faithful to the original version):

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Just Anime » Ani-Crap Poll #17

Think I'm just gonna say screw it at this point and end voting thanks to the underwhelming turnout. Looks like I get to cover another title in the "Holy Trinity of Suck" with Angel Cop.

Stay tuned!

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