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    Default Abridged series are here to stay

    What's your view on Abridged series? What are your favorite ones?

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    Which series are being abridged, and why? And are you talking about anime or manga?

    If you mean something like DragonBall Kai, where the pacing and events are being re-edited to more closely match the manga, I'm not sure I have a problem with that. Filler episodes tend to be of lesser quality and often create an upset in the story's pacing. If you're a crazy fan of an anime series over it's original manga I can see why you'd feel they were taking away something "extra", but so far I haven't heard about filler material being buried or anything... there's just two editions available, one that's loaded with fat and one that runs as lean as the original story.

    Make no mistake, that sort of scenario is as mostly about re-packaging existing content in order to revive it's revenue potential.
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    Kirika is referring to the 'abridged series' that have gotten popular lately, that is to say, fans dubbing over animes and shortening the episode to 5-10 minutes, usually with comedy in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkthinker View Post
    Which series are being abridged, and why? And are you talking about anime or manga?

    If you mean something like DragonBall Kai, where the pacing and events are being re-edited to more closely match the manga, I'm not sure I have a problem with that. Filler episodes tend to be of lesser quality and often create an upset in the story's pacing. If you're a crazy fan of an anime series over it's original manga I can see why you'd feel they were taking away something "extra", but so far I haven't heard about filler material being buried or anything... there's just two editions available, one that's loaded with fat and one that runs as lean as the original story.

    Make no mistake, that sort of scenario is as mostly about re-packaging existing content in order to revive it's revenue potential.
    Way to fail at the internet, man.



    Anyways, TeamFourStar's Abridged DBZ is probably one of the best.

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    Didn't the Yugioh abridged series give us Kaiba's "Because I have Money" bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Didn't the Yugioh abridged series give us Kaiba's "Because I have Money" bit?
    Yes he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Didn't the Yugioh abridged series give us Kaiba's "Because I have Money" bit?
    yep. the exactly line is:


    yugi: wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?

    kaiba: yeah, so?

    yugi: that's against the rules, isnt it?

    kaiba: screw the rules! i have money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    yep. the exactly line is:


    yugi: wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?

    kaiba: yeah, so?

    yugi: that's against the rules, isnt it?

    kaiba: screw the rules! i have money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by master of read View Post
    yep. the exactly line is:


    yugi: wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?

    kaiba: yeah, so?

    yugi: that's against the rules, isnt it?

    kaiba: screw the rules! i have money!
    And it has also brought us:

    Kaiba: It looks like the rules--(put on a pair of shades)--just got screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Ikari145 View Post
    And it has also brought us:

    Kaiba: It looks like the rules--(put on a pair of shades)--just got screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy1 View Post
    screwing the rules never looked so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirika View Post
    What's your view on Abridged series?
    Generally, I find them to be too smug for their own good- sorta like the later years of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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    The funny part about a number of them is if someone made a remake of any of the series using a good abridged series as a basis for what needs to be fixed, altered and done away with being that a number of the good ones point of the plot holes in a series, you'd wind up with an even better series.

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    DBZ abridged.
    It just feels like you're watching a normal dragonball episode

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