Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sub Thoughts - Dragon Ball: Episode 27: Goku's Greatest Pinch!

Episode Data
Original Japanese Airdate:
August 27, 1986
Major Cast: Son Goku (Masako Nozawa), Kuririn (Mayumi Tanaka), Kame-sennin (Kohei Miyauchi), Yamucha (Toru Furuya), Bulma (Hiromi Tsuru), Oolong (Naoki Tatsuta), Puar (Naoko Watanabe), Narrator (Joji Yanami)
Synopsis: Becoming serious against Goku, Jackie uses the Yoiko Min-Min Ken! Goku enters a deep sleep. He somehow manages to escape this pinch, but he is assaulted by Jackie’s special attack, the Bankoku-Bikkuri-Sho! With a shockwave like an electric current running up his entire body, Goku is robbed of the ability to move. But just as he’s about to surrender, his eyes catch sight of the full moon! Against Goku, who has transformed into an Oozaru once again, Jackie fires an extra-large Kamehameha!! What is Goku’s fate…?!


Ack, again with the Japanese phrase without a subtitle. I'm sorry, but I need these in the subtitles darn it. Anyone know what 'Yoiko minmin-ken' would translate to? I'm guessing something to do with sleeping, since it's the technique Chun uses to put Goku to sleep after all.

Wait, I thought 'Gohan' meant rice or something, but if I'm going off what I'm hearing again, Bulma yells out to Goku something about that when the subs read 'Dinner time!', and Goku says it again repeatedly as he looks around for 'dinner'.

Either I wasn't paying enough attention before and he did it in the other rounds too, or the announcer just started doing the counts in English for this match...

Yet another Japanese name attack that it doesn't give me a translation for at all, the electric attack Chun uses on Goku, 'Bankoku bikkuri-sho'. It's a good thing I know the basic meaning of most of the Z attacks, or I'd be out of luck there too if the subs continue this routine there.

I'd forgotten that Goku was actually willing and ready to admit defeat when it came down to it, so he would have already lost this match if he hadn't seen the moon, compared to how he does end up losing it. Either way, we've got some more Oozaru on our hands.

For that matter, Goku's foot, giant monkey foot or now, is on the roof of the waiting building behind the ring. Shouldn't that be ring-out technically? Gah, stop thinking that deeply Gyt, it's Dragon Ball!

Oh geez...the scene where everyone thinks Goku is dead is absolutely heartbreaking. The dub is sad, but the original is...geez. Especially Tanaka's wails about how he can't be dead. **** you Tanaka! Why are you so awesome... *tears up*

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