I've had a humble, disorganized, unnamed collection of "various Dragon Ball things" on the different incarnations of my website since March 29th, 2002, when my website was titled "Dragon Ball Daisuki." That's over thirteen years of running a Dragon Ball site, which is pretty rare nowadays. And that doesn't even include the "inanely written yet incredibly detailed 'Ma-jin Buu Spoilers'" manga summaries I did for an even older version of my website in Summer 2001, as a countdown to the premiere of those episodes on the American Cartoon Network. However, in my opinion, I don't have the notoriety to back up that longevity. You see, since summer 2004, I've added very little, and I've been meaning to clean up what I'd done before that. But time REALLY flew by, and suddenly many years have passed. Frankly, it's kind of embarrassing, because I'm a major perfectionist.
Now, in 2015, I've made it a point to finally put real effort into cleaning up my old Dragon Ball material and making something I can finally be proud of. I consider the biggest cornerstone of my Dragon Ball work to be my manga summaries, but it also happens to be the section most in need of clean up work. So I'm doing a half-old/half-new project, which uses my old summaries of the manga as a basis to do both manga and anime summaries, among other things that I'll add later. We'll see how things go from here, as there's still tons of work to do.
Daizenshuu 7 Revisions: 44.0% (33/75)
GT Perfect File 1 Revisions: 0.00% (0/8)
Everything Else: 0.00% (0/numbers)
Manga Revisions: 10.4% (54/519)
Anime: 5.71% (29/508)
Movies: 5.88% (1/17)
Latest DB Updates
April 18th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
So I don't want to make any big promises, but as I worked on this, I was simultaneously working on something else that you could call future-proofing. It will make more sense to explain it once I get to the character bio section again, so stay tuned, I guess.
In the more immediate future (all four of them), I have some images to edit, and/or some weak attempts at text alternatives to make. I may even do newer, slightly better scans, but it's still the same scanner I used 7-8 years ago to do the first versions, and I'm not interested in replicating the book in pristine quality. Tackling this issue is the next thing on my agenda after some other site projects, but I can't say how soon that will be. Definitely before 2018, at least.
Daizenshuu 7 Poster Revised
September 15th, 2012 at 11:19 PM
As far as Dragon Ball webmasters go, I feel like a deadbeat dad. But I'm trying to clean myself up, and I've gone back to work now. Even if it's only a few pages a month, I'll give you kids as much support as I can. Odds are I'll at least finish the timeline and re-do some of the images next month, but I'm still trying to get back on my feet and re-discover the best way to hold this giant book at my desk.
DB 21-29, Shen Long Newswire 7
August 15th, 2012 at 06:54 PM
As you may have read elsewhere on the site, one of my biggest priorities right now is improving my Japanese. While reading and watching raw Dragon Ball is helpful toward that goal, all the writing and analyzing in English I do on the summary pages kind of eclipses all that. This doesn't mean the project is dead; it just remains on the backburner. Which brings me to the other half of this update.
After all of the above happened, I realized it's finally time to resume my guidebook translation project. Starting with something new to the site: Shen Long Newswire #7. I actually had the bulk of this done in 2008, but editing images for it (which I didn't even use now) was extremely tedious, and then the whole guidebook project fell into the cracks before I ever got back to it. Although I'm still not perfect, I have improved considerably since 2008, so this is much better than anything you would've gotten back then anyway. I ended up revising and/or correcting pretty much every line (aside from the interview, which I revised last year, so I barely touched it this time).
On that note, before I start on any new pages or sections, I really, really, really need to re-do the stuff I did before. I have no idea how long that will take, but the rough plan is to update monthly with however much I can. So this time I'll be timing myself more publicly, and we can figure out a reasonable pace together, I guess. So expect something or other ("Daizenshuu 7 Poster Revised!") around September 15th.
And with this update, I can finally implement the new site news blog into the Dragon Ball section, so you can leave comments and whatnot. If not for the semi-urgency of getting that implemented, I probably would've waited until I had all my old guidebook stuff revised.
10th Anniversary, 21st Budoukai
March 29th, 2012 at 06:01 PM
But on that note, this update does feature something from the 80s: improved summaries for Chapters 32-54, including additional analysis and whatnot. I wanted to have the corresponding anime summaries done too, but I haven't had time to do them yet. I guess it's fitting that this is manga only, all things considered. I don't want to make any promises about when the anime summaries will come, but if it takes too long, I'll try to add some other kind of bonus to go along with it.
Also, yes, I do know about the new Episode of Bardock pages, and I've had the V Jump issue with them for weeks already. EoB makes me feel like Sideshow Bob stepping on all those rakes. But I'll get to it in the near future, after more 80's stuff, probably.
Episode of Bardock Anime Summary
February 10th, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Episode of Bardock 2 and 3 Summaries
August 25th, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Some Screenshots, Other Little Things
June 29th, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Second, in addition to the two screens, I've (finally) fleshed out the miscellaneous section for the first movie. And third, I've added more to the terminology page. Not more people names, but place and thing names. Still not going past the revised/new summaries with it, or else that page would be the only thing I ever do.
On that note, there's something I forgot to mention in the "Episode of Bardock" update. None of the name spellings are exactly "permanent" yet (which is why I haven't added them to the terminology page). I'll probably try to decide something for the new characters after the series is finished, and the old characters probably not until I get to the Freeza arc. Not that any of my spellings are necessarily permanent, because I've changed my mind and gone through massive find+replace operations more than once.
Episode of Bardock Summary
June 25th, 2011 at 04:26 AM
I took a break from working on some other things to do this, which should be ready in the next couple days.
April 1st, 2011 at 07:18 PM
(If you want to know a secret, a lot of the stuff in that page was pulled directly from my old DB "Articles" project that I took down years ago. I'd be shocked if anyone remembers it.)
Makafushigi Birthday Adventure
February 27th, 2011 at 04:36 AM
I'd love to do more movie summaries in the near future, but right now my highest priority is cleaning up the old manga summaries. Ideally there will be more updates to those soon, but I don't want to make any promises eight days before a new Pokemon release.