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  1. The only thing I remember about Batman Beyond is the fever dream opening.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      Batman Beyond is a brilliant series and worth watching. At the very least, I'd recommend Return of the Joker, which is one of the best animated DC films to date.

    2. Tara


      Don't forget the amazing future slang.  It's totally schway!

    3. Ryannumber1gamer
  2. It’s fun noticing when stuff gets cut from daytime broadcasts of one of your favourite shows, especially when the cut is so sloppy.

  3. Just watched Spongebob’s Birthday Blowout. That was amazing. THAT’S how you do an anniversary episode for this show.

  4. It sounds like the normal theme but distorted.

  5. You know Manchester, now get ready for


  6. Holy crap, I’ve just discovered that Pop (the UK channel) has started showing Dragon Ball Super, and it’s the Funimation dub!

    1. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      The reason this surprises me so much is because there’s no “censored” version of the Funi dub as far as I know, and Pop is very much a kids channel, and showing anything even remotely adult on kids channels in the UK is normally forbidden thanks to Ofcom rules (the very same rules that are stopping Cartoon Network UK from having Adult Swim).

    2. Zaysho


      Any idea if the show was edited or redubbed to reduce mature language (which I think is the extent of what Super has)? Funi might have been approached to fix some lines for broadcast on that kind of network.

    3. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I’ll take a look when the next episode comes on.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer



      It has been edited as there was a preexisting edited dub for Australia. If you go to a Dragon Ball Super on POP topic on Kanzenshuu, someone is currently listing all the changes along with video comparisons.

    5. Ryannumber1gamer


      Response to my earlier reply since I can talk more about it now - I've seen a few episodes. For not having seen the first arc of Super for awhile, the edits weren't too bad. Some fights and such were cut down for time, but the post mentioned goes a lot more in-depth. From what I noticed - 

      • Roshi's porn joke in the first episode is changed to only imply it was adult DVDs.
      • Hercule is used
      • There's a nasty Z-related cut that sticks out like a sore thumb (The flashback in Ep 2 where Vegeta punches Trunks has a bad cut that makes it obvious where the actual punch from Vegeta was censored).
      • A lot of King Kai's insults towards Goku was lost, with a lot of him calling Goku an idiot in Ep 5 being replaced with an exhausted "Goku..." 
    6. Zaysho


      King Kai was in his right to call Goku an idiot though...

    7. Ryannumber1gamer


      Don't get me wrong - there's still some of it in tact. I can't remember off the top of my head, but there's moments where he calls Goku a big dummy, among other names. There's also an "Oh Crap" in tact when King Kai flings off into a panic.

    8. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      “Crap” is becoming a bit more accepted in kids media these days. See also: IDW Sonic issue 8.

    9. Polkadi~☆


      Hm, it aired in Australia?

      That’s news to me... The only things I usually see are such things like Yu-Gi-Oh, or Pokemon.

    10. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I thought Australia had the BangZoom dub?

    11. Ryannumber1gamer


      Nope, both Australia and Africa got the dub in the UK, according to some sources.

    12. Zaysho


      iirc the BangZoom dub was produced for Asian territories only. The UK and Australia have typically licensed the Funimation produced dubs these days, especially for home release.

  7. C0302-F36-6-CE2-4237-B865-3486626-F4087.

    This is a list of all the rounds of Pokemon Adventures’ X and Y chapter, showing off which rounds where published in which volumes in both the Japanese and US releases. The original Japanese collections are also the basis for just about every non-US version (being published in other parts of Asia, as well as certain parts of Europe, namely France, Germany, and Spain). The same approach is also currently being taken for the Sun and Moon chapter.

    tl;dr what the hell, Viz?!

    1. Polkadi~☆


      holy shit, that’s massively scummy

  8. If Gamefreak were to decide to make a new core Pokemon title that returned to the old 2D sprite graphics to evoke even more nostalgia, which era would you most want it to return to?

    I’d say Gen V’s. Their sprite graphics were the absolute best of all.

    1. Sean


      gen2 easily, I really like how animated those games' sprites were, especially compared to gen3 and 4 which had only two frames and tweening effects.

    2. Thigolf


      New sprites that really up the game.

      If that's not an option, Gen 5 sprites for the enemy side and Gen 4 for the backsprite, though I'd love the latter to be more animated, too.

  9. Who would win at the Chinese box office:

    -A brand-spanking new 4th instalment of one of the worlds most beloved CGI animated film franchises.

    -An also pretty loved but less mainstream 2D animated movie from a decade-and-a-half ago.

    The answer may surprise you.

    1. KHCast


      All is as it should be

  10. Have you ever had something show up in a dream that’s a weird combination of two or more random elements you saw while you were awake?

    Last night, before I went to sleep, I watched Blameitonjorge’s “15 worst Wii games” where one of the entries was an Alvin and the Chipmunks game. I also randomly looked up articles about this counterfeit Disneyland-like theme park that was open in China for a while.

    You know what showed up in my dream after? Chinese bootleg Alvin and the Chipmunks toys.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I honestly thought you were going to say a bootleg haunted theme park with Alvin and the Chipmunk bootleg nightmare animatronics and toys tbh.

    2. PublicEnemy1


      When I heard of "Alvin and the Chipmunks Wii Game", I immediately thought of this video:


  11. Can Shadow haz Chaos Emerald?

  12. I wanna take a moment to talk about Young Sheldon: the fact that so many people aren’t giving the show a chance because they hate TBBT makes me sad, because its relation to Big Bang couldn’t be anymore irrelevant to the shows quality.

    Without the context of being a prequel series, it’s just a charming show about a child prodigy struggling to grow up in a religious home and state, with a style of comedy and writing that’s more comparable to sitcoms like Malcolm in the Middle. It has amusing characters (I love, love, LOVE Meema), and some touching moments, some episodes even touch upon some genuine issues (there’s one episode where Sheldon’s religious mother has a crisis of faith after the death of a young neighbour, and it’s handled in a very dignified and sympathetic way).

    Also, Sheldon’s behaviour is overall just a hell of a lot more charming when it’s coming out of a child.

    Seriously. Forget the Big Bang relation. It’s an underrated gem of a show.

    1. QuantumEdge


      I'm with you all the way on that front.  It's made my whole family laugh their pants off, despite its mother show barely etching out a chuckle from us.  And yes, Meema is MVP.  

  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48990760

    In case you couldn’t tell by now, Trump is a racist bellend

    1. Badnik Zero

      Badnik Zero

      He’s used this kind of talk before but the fact that he’s talking to elected lawmakers crosses a line for me. Silencing opponents by slandering their heritage is not democratic. It’s some ultra nationalist BS.

      This is the same line of shit he took against Obama to discredit him, so I shouldn’t be surprised.

  14. I love how in all these fan imaginings of what Ash will look like in the next anime series, they just stick him in the new male protagonists default outfit with absolutely no alterations made to accommodate Ash’s usual dress-sense or colour scheme.

    A red jacket and grey hat? On Ash? Hahahaaaaa... I don’t think so.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      With SwSh due out in just a few months, aren't we expecting some actual news on the new anime series kinda soon? The sooner that they ditch the SuMo artstyle and the narrative returns to one of adventure instead of school, the better.

    2. Soniman


      @Blue Blood considering SM is by far the most well received and popular the anime has been since the original series I very much doubt they'll get rid of all the trappings of this saga for SwSh 

      Honestly when we find out about the anime is a total crap shoot. The XY amine was revealed in July of 2013  while we didn't know anything of the SM anime until late September/Early October. So who knows 

    3. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      XY was revealed in July and premiered in October.

      SM was revealed in September and premiered in November.

      Seeing as SwSh will be a November release, probably September again.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      @SonimanIs that so? I'd like to see the numbers. Not that I'm doubting you, it's just that I just pay so little attention to the anime that I really wouldn't know what's popular and what's not. But personally speaking, the SuMo anime makes for pretty rubbish watching, and isn't nearly as exciting as the other series could be.

  15. The Pokemon franchise has a music artist in common with the Fifty Shades movie...

    ...mother of god.

    1. Ernest the Panda
    2. Ferno


      sometimes you jus gotta make that bread

      for some VAs they probably aren't phased by anything at this point and even lewd scripts are like reading a phonebook to them

    3. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      She’s a singer not a VA lol

    4. Ferno


      i mean you said Vocal Artist so I just assumed you meant VA

  16. What question makes you head-desk whenever it’s asked?

    For me it’s “if we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?”

    1. Diogenes


      "hey if i give you $50 will you slam your head on the desk?"

    2. blueblur98


      'how could crash get into smash when he's owned by sony?'

      because he isn't you dunce

    3. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Yeah, they need to swap Sony with Activision and then they'd have a valid question. 

    4. SupahBerry






      "y can't metroid crawl"

    5. Ferno


      "did you draw that"

    6. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      @Ferno this can, weirdly enough, be annoying in either scenario (when you clearly have just drawn the picture, or when you share a random picture from the internet)

    7. dbzfan7


      Was Sonic ever good?

  17. Unova remakes will be out by the time Pokemon Adventures finishes up their Black 2/White 2 chapter...

  18. Only in Japan can you get commercials for pencils with cartoon characters on them.

    1. SupahBerry


      They don't even have them sharpened, SMH

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      And then I'm instantly reminded of this scene...


  19. You wanna know just how lazy/cheap the current Pokemon dubbers are?

    During the XY series, the episode title cards in the Japanese version were unique in that the character depicted on the right there


    would change depending on which of the four main characters the episode focused on (either Ash, or one of his three friends. Sometimes Pikachu, or even the Rocket trio would show up there).

    In the dub, every single episode just uses the Ash variant, implying that they took the footage of the Ash version from one episode to create a blank template to put their English episode titles on, and simply used the same template in every episode, rather than going to the trouble of making variant templates.

    The dubbers used the same version for all three seasons of the XY series, not even bothering to update it after Serena had her makeover.

    1. Zaysho


      That may be less the dub studio's fault and more OLM providing masters that only have one blank slate title card. Stuff like that happens.

    2. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      Wouldn’t the masters provided just be the entire episodes with the title cards included, or are you saying all of those assets are in separate masters each (one for the actual episode, one just containing the title card that they have to insert manually, etc.)?

      I guess it’s not too surprising since OLM haven’t exactly been angels themselves lately (that incredibly sloppy edit of Ash’s “crucifix” pose in the Team Flare arc, straight-up not bothering to do the incredibly simple edits necessary to make the Passimian episode acceptable for international audiences).

    3. Zaysho


      I wouldn't know for sure. I believe they are all on the same master so they probably have something prepared for licensing. I have read of instances where the original studio provides different masters with missing elements sometimes for whatever reason. TMS is pretty infamous for stuff like edited video in international releases of shows like Detective Conan. I'm not sure why it's done either when it comes to not providing all openings or title cards or preview audio or whatever else could go missing.

  20. When I first saw Chairman Rose, David Beckham popped into my head.

    Is it just me?

    1. Perkilator


      Johnny Depp popped into mine.

  21. In the 8th Pokemon movie, Sir Aaron and Lucario’s favourite pastime is eating chocolate.

    ...isn’t Lucario a dog?

    1. Soniman


      A anthromorphic talking dog that shoots energy balls. I think we can allow some suspension of disbelief 

    2. Badnik Zero

      Badnik Zero

      A steel dog. Chocolate is not very effective.

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      What kind of dogs are you keeping?

    4. Badnik Zero

      Badnik Zero

      This is because chocolate is Fairy based.

    5. RedFox99


      Ok, but like who has eating chocolate as their favorite pastime? 

    6. Marcello


      Lucario's a monster.

    7. Dejimon11


      Lucario is a jackal actually. 

    8. Sapphirine Wind

      Sapphirine Wind

      He's already dead.

  22. P U D D L E

    1. Perkilator


      G A T E

    2. Bloxxerboy


      N O O O O O O O O O O

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor


  23. I creased at him failing to catch the screwdriver. The editing in these poops are an A+

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