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Episode 102 // 27 April 2014
The Dragon Team, All Assembled!
Son Goku has Returned!!
10
Jun
2008
0
VegettoEX7:30 PM EDTNews

It would appear that Hironobu Kageyama’s fantastic “Power Live ’98″ CD is going to be re-released. Of the sixteen tracks on this CD full of live performances, there are five Dragon Ball songs:

  • “Mind Power …Ki…”
    (DBZ episode 139 insert / Trunks flashback)
  • “Unmei no Hi ~Tamashii tai Tamashii~”
    (DBZ episode 184 insert / Super Saiyan 2 Gohan)
  • “Boku-tachi wa Tenshi Datta”
    (DBZ 2nd ending)
  • “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA”
    (DBZ 1st opening)
  • “FOR EVER~”
    (image song)

Note that all of the live DB songs from the “Power Live ’95″ CD were included in the recent so-called “Chōzenshū” set. In other words, if you do not already own this CD, you will want to pick it up!



As was reported back at the end of April, a “Jump Super Anime Tour” will visit 10 cities in Japan this fall with some new anime specials. The full line-up has finally been announced in the latest “Weekly Shonen Jump” (2008 WSJ #28) and includes the following anime: Dragon Ball (Akira Toriyama), One Piece (Eiichiro Oda), Bleach (Tite Kubo), Letter Bee (Hiroyuki Asada), Gintama, Blue Dragon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. The most exciting news for us is that the Dragon Ball special will be based on an original concept by Akira Toriyama!

Anime News Network has also put up a two-part documentary about Toei Animation Studios, the studio that animated Dragon Ball. This is definitely worth watching if you are curious how animation is done these days. It also gives you a little history of the company and anime in general.



08
Jun
2008
0
VegettoEX12:00 AM EDTPodcast

Episode #0132 of the podcast is available for download! This week we took a look at the new CD out of Japan this week, “Inazuma Challenger”:

You may remember this CD initially being billed as the “21st Century Versions” of the original DragonBall TV series opening and closing themes. Those are all still on here (including remixes and even an English version!), so listen in for all sorts of sound samples, our full review, and our recommendations. We also (finally) checked out that amusing release from Hitomi Kitamura which also contains a cover/remix of “Romantikku Ageru Yo”. In addition to all this, we checked in with Julian, gave away a DVD (did you win?!), and a whole lot more. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0132! VegettoEX and Meri check in with Julian, and then review the new album that came out in Japan this week, “Inazuma Challenger”. Despite having nothing about DB in its packaging, we got all new versions and remixes of the DB opening and ending! Tons of songs samples, the rest of June’s releases, and our DVD giveaway contest round out the episode.

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Toei has put up a release schedule for the upcoming “Dragon Ball The Movies” individual discs, which gives us the order in which they will be released, beginning with the Dragon Ball Z movies (as opposed to starting with the three original Dragon Ball movies and/or the 10th anniversary movie). In addition, it has also been confirmed that these individual discs will contain the bonus features that came on the original Dragon Box discs. All-in-all, it appears we will be getting an exact copy of the Dragon Box discs.

The movies will begin their release on 08 August 2008 at the rate of two per month.



05
Jun
2008
0
VegettoEX6:40 PM EDTNews

Back in December we told you about a whole bunch of new stuff coming down the pipeline from FUNimation. Everything has come out except for the last item on the list — a “season one” set for Dragon Ball GTwhich we now know will be coming out later this year on 16 September 2008 for $49.98.

Since FUNimation has already put out DVD box sets of their original releases (4:3, dub + Menza music, original JP version), we can only continue to assume that these new releases will be a similar “remastered” style as Dragon Ball Z received.

We do not know which episodes these will be, but since DBGT is only 64 episodes long, it would not surprise me if the entire series is broken up into only a few sets.

Additionally, on that same day, you can expect to pick up DBZ season six, Spanish volumes 9 & 10, and the DVD/Blu-ray faux-”remastered” releases of DBZ movies 3 & 4 (in the same “double-feature” format that DBZ movies 1 & 2 just saw a week or so ago).



01
Jun
2008
0
VegettoEX9:20 PM EDTPodcast

Episode #0131 of the podcast is available for download! Due to a slight bit of personal over-booking, we skipped a regular topic this week, and instead went over the plethora of news from the last week. Everything is covered from various Burst Limit things to the domestic daizenshuu release coming later this year. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0131! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian discuss all of the huge news from the last week. Viz shenanigans, multiple new Japanese CDs, Spanish DVDs, and even a domestic daizenshuu release…?! It’s big times in the Dragon World. June’s releases and our DVD giveaway contest round out the episode.

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28
May
2008
0
VegettoEX9:56 PM EDTNews

Banpresto is releasing a new line of figures in celebration of Jump’s 40th anniversary. In these Dragon Ball x One Piece crossover figures, Goku is wearing Luffy’s outfit, vice versa, and then Bulma in a girly-Luffy-outfit, while Nami sports a girly-Goku-outfit.

Dengeki.com has a plethora of images for this line, while our buddy Oldphan’s site has a great collection of images of a new line of Chopper (also One Piece) all dressed up in an astonishing number of Dragon Ball character outfits.



28
May
2008
0
VegettoEX9:55 PM EDTNews

It would seem that the upcoming “21st Century Version” CD featuring new recordings of the Dragon Ball opening and ending is actually going under the title “Inazuma Challenger”, which was previously listed as just a regular ol’ song on the disc (assumed to be a new image song). Well, it is now the title track and the first song on the disc.

You can check out a couple short song samples (DB OP/ED included) over on the TEAM Entertainment website. The CD is still due out 04 June 2008 for ¥1600.



28
May
2008
0
VegettoEX9:54 PM EDTNews

Japanese video game magazine “Famitsu” has given the upcoming “Burst Limit” for the PS3 and Xbox 360 scores of 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 (33/40). Definitely not too shabby.



It seems that Viz will be releasing what looks to be a domestic release of the first daizenshuu. Amazon and Target are both listing “Dragon Ball: The Complete Illustrations” with a release date of 19 August 2008 and at a retail price of $24.99 (on sale for $16.49). Even though this is listed as a paperback, if this truly is what everyone thinks it is, then many a dreams will come true this August.