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Episode 119 // 31 August 2014
I'll Take Care of the Majin
Vegeta's Final Desperate Battle!
16
Dec
2008
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VegettoEX7:12 PM EDTNews

This is something that you older fans are going to immediately recognize and get pretty psyched about! Bandai is re-releasing the entire Carddass series over in Japan in big box sets to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the “Carddass” line:

The “Cardass Dragon Ball COMPLETE BOX vol. 1 premium set” set (which will also contain four all-new cards) is due out 26 December 2008 for a hefty ¥10,500, but it is a huge amount of cards…!



16
Dec
2008
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VegettoEX7:11 PM EDTNews

Once we saw that FUNimation was going to package Dragon Ball Z movies 7 and 9 together for their next double feature, we all correctly assumed we would see some type of (additional) Broli compilation to DVD and Blu-ray. Sure enough, Wal-Mart put up a listing for a “Triple Feature” with DBZ movies 8, 10, and 11 (all three Broli movies). Interestingly enough, they seemed to get a placeholder image with some odd background choices:

Yep, those are images from the two feature-style DBZ TV specials in the background. Hopefully this will be corrected before the package’s release 31 March 2009.

If you remember there being a Blu-ray release back in November 2007, you are correct — a sort of test-run Blu-ray with movies 8 and 10 (the first two of three total movies featuring Broli) was released by FUNimation that did not fit in with any other particular line of releases. It seems this will be the “proper” version going forward.



A few more details about the Infinite World (PS2 fighting game) OP/ED CD single have trickled out. Right now we are seeing it listed with four tracks:

  1. “Hikari no Sasu Mirai e!”
  2. “Dragon Ball Party”
  3. “We Gonna Take You There”
  4. “Hikari no Sasu Mirai e!” (Instrumental)

There is no word on what exactly that third track is, but we have heard that there would be at least one English song on the disc, so it is possible that it is an English version of the opening theme (“Hikari no Sasu Mirai e!”). The CD is due out in Japan 25 December 2008 for ¥1200 from King Records (LACM-4555).



16
Dec
2008
0
VegettoEX7:09 PM EDTNews

The game just came out in Japan earlier this month, and Infinite World (the latest fighting game for the franchise, an expansion of the Budokai series) on the PS2 managed to push 76,500 copies in its first week (coming in second only to the latest Professor Layton game, which itself pushed 87,100 copies that week).

As a point of comparison, Dragon Ball DS (release internationally as Dragon Ball: Origins) pushed about 72,000 copies its first week in Japan just this past October, while Burst Limit pushed 92,298 copies on the PS3 alone its first week this past June.



16
Dec
2008
0
VegettoEX7:08 PM EDTNews

A kanzenban release is coming to the Dutch! Starting in January 2009, Glenat will be releasing a new version of the manga in the kanzenban style (34 volumes), including the new ending, the tribute illustrations from other artists, and a new translation!



16
Dec
2008
0
VegettoEX7:07 PM EDTNews

While not entirely an accurate name, Spain is currently seeing a release of the Dragon Ball Z TV series which they are calling “Dragon Box” sets. They are actually just packaged sets of five discs each from the single releases that we have been talking about for a while now. There are a couple touch-ups in areas like translations, so if you are over there and have not yet picked up the singles, this is probably a great way to check them out.

The first set (volumes 1-5, episodes 1-40) came out 22 October 2008, and the second set (volumes 6-10, episodes 41-80) just came out 10 December 2008.



Episode #0155 of the podcast is (finally!) available for download! We had some interesting times trying to get the show done on time, and while we did talk about the live-action movie, I fully place the blame on O’Hare International Airport rather than the movie, this time. Meri and I talked about the trailer for the live-action movie and how both we and the general public are viewing the situation of this movie existing, and then Jeff joined us for Volume 22 in the “Manga Review of Awesomeness” where we agree that Toriyama has figured out what the Hell he wanted to do. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0155! VegettoEX and Meri talk about news from all over the world, and somehow manage to talk about the live-action movie without the show eating itself alive. What does the general population see the movie as, and now that there is an official trailer, how do WE see the movie? Jeff drops in to do Volume 22 in our “Manga Review of Awesomeness”, and the Freeza saga seems like it has begun to pick up now that everyone has arrived on Namek. Releases and your e-mails round out the episode!

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12
Dec
2008
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Hujio12:08 AM EDTNews

The fifth set of Dragon Ball The Movies individual discs (DBZ movies 9 & 10) were just released, and in typical Toei fashion, they have already posted the next set of covers (DBZ movies 11 & 12). These next two films, “Super-Warrior Defeat!! I’m the One Who’ll Win” (DBZ movie 11) and “Rebirth of Fusion!! Goku and Vegeta” (DBZ movie 12), are set to be released on 09 January 2009.

You can still order any of the previously released discs or either of these discs from Amazon Japan.



The full-length Japanese trailer for the upcoming live action Dragon Ball movie leaked online today, so go take a gander while you still can:

In addition to that, Anime News Network is reporting (via the Sports Nippon newspaper) that none other than Ayumi Hamasaki will be performing the theme song to the movie (“Rule”). They note that it will be used as the theme song “… in over 60 countries around the world”; there is no specific notation of whether or not the US will get this song.

Additionally, IGN is actually “premiering” the “international” trailer, themselves, with various formats and sizes available.



07
Dec
2008
0
VegettoEX11:06 AM EDTPodcast

Episode #0154 of the podcast is available for download! We had such a fun time with this one, and I genuinely both enjoyed myself a ton and learned a bit in the process. We brought on Meghan and Kat to talk about cosplay with us, wide sub-topics all over the place with things like cross-play, photo shoots, and more! They were truly great to have on, so look for them again in the future (since there is still so much more we could talk about). Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0154! VegettoEX and Meri bring on Meghan and Kat (Julian shows up for a little bit, too) to talk about cosplay! DB cosplay has significantly grown in both popularity and quality over the last couple years, and they are here to tell you about everything from funny stories to taping down body parts. A few bits of news, December’s releases, and fascinating e-mails round out the episode.

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