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Aug
2007
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VegettoEX10:30 AM EDTNews

Our buddy sangofe and everyone on our forum have done a really great job of keeping up with this release over in France. While it is not officially out yet, they have managed to snag some images that a lucky consumer has put up, along with some great comparison images with the Japanese release of “Dragon Box: The Movies”. Packaging, screen shots, etc. can all be found updated in the forum thread right at the top. The “remastering” seems to be a little better (less-intrusive, more appropriately put) than FUNimation’s, but it is still nowhere near the Japanese release.



After another month of waiting, the next set of the Dragon Ball individual discs are finally here! As always, each of these discs contain six episodes, covering episodes 091 thru 108, and are set to be released 05 September 2007. This set wraps up the 22nd Tenkai’chi Budōkai arc and moves us into my favorite part of the series, the Piccolo-Daimaō arc. You can still order any of the released Z discs or any of these discs from Amazon Japan.



19
Aug
2007
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VegettoEX10:21 PM EDTPodcast

Episode #0090 of the podcast is available for download! The confirmation of Chi-Chi in the game was obviously put up on the site after the episode had been recorded, but since you’re reading this, you’re certainly all up-to-date, anyway… and that’s what’s really important. Beyond talking about a bit of Sparking! METEOR news, the main meat of the episode was discussing how some DragonBall songs either pay a little homage to, on in the case of one particular song, outright copy pretty much the entire song. Curious as to what we’re talking about? Well, just tune in and listen for yourself. Lots of other great stuff is in the show, including some pretty in-depth e-mail responses. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0090! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian discuss DragonBall songs with obvious homages to completely unrelated songs… or in the case of one particular song, just copy it outright. Video game news, music news, August’s releases, and some in-depth e-mail responses round out the episode.

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Jeux-France has updated with some larger scans showcasing new characters in “Sparking! METEOR”. All of the ones from prior updates appear, including the hinted-at Chi-Chi…! It will be her young form as depicted in her first appearance, which is pretty neat stuff:

The other big of interesting news is the confirmation that the game’s opening will indeed be yet another CG movie (rather than the traditional 2D animation found in the second and third “Budokai” games). As we have covered in the past, the opening will feature an all-new song entitled “Super Survivor” performed by the one and only Hironobu Kageyama.



EvilGamerX has plopped a brand, spakin’ new scan from “Weekly Shōnen Jump” (#38, to be exact) over on the forum, which showcases three all-new playable characters in the upcoming “Sparking! METEOR”: Dr. Uiro, Great Ape Selypa, and Tambourine!

I know people around here have been specifically clamoring for the ol’ doctor, so that is certainly something!



Episode #0089 of the podcast is available for download! Boy, do I need to get some sleep. In the meantime, the episode this week is indeed volume seven of the so-called “Manga Review of Awesomeness”…! Lots of other great things came up, including a mini-topic regarding our thoughts on DragonBall hentai. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0089! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, and Jeff dive into volume seven of the “Manga Review of Awesomeness.” It seems to have picked up a bit from the last volume, but has Toriyama alienated some up-and-coming fans with a step backwards in humor and story-telling? Japanese figures news, American internet streaming, Meri’s Top 5 Panels from volume seven, August’s releases, and your e-mails round out the episode.

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06
Aug
2007
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VegettoEX9:40 PM EDTPodcast

Episode #0088 of the podcast is available for download! Sorry for the day-delay. As you can probably guess, things have been a little hectic. But fear not, since we are here to deliver! We discussed all of the news from the last week, including the two Koro-chan Pack CDs, the surprising continuation of FUNimation’s Spanish DVD releases, the apparent DBGT “Lost Episodes” boxset coming out, Japanese-exclusive TV plug-and-play games, and so much more. Our e-mails were all fantastic, as well, and allowed us to get into the always-interesting topic of DragonBall’s inherent qualities versus Naruto’s inherent qualities… or lack of on both sides, depending on your viewpoint. Definitely check it out.

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Episode #0088! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian conveniently put off volume seven of the manga in order to do another “Catching Up On E-mails” episode! Julian indeed makes his triumphant return to catch us up-to-date on all the Japanese news (video games, CDs, and more), in addition to some other random tidbits. Our e-mails always make great mini-topics, including the requisite DBZ vs. Naruto question.

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Tanooki Kuribo did a little extra digging around based on the previous update, and found a companion to the “Koro-chan Pack Dragon Ball Z Best” CD that is coming out in September. What is this companion, you ask? One for the original Dragon Ball, of course! It looks like we are also getting “Koro-chan Pack Dragon Ball Best”. You can find its entry over on Play-Asia and CDJapan. According to its Neowing page, we can expect both “Makafushigi Adventure!” and “Romantikku Ageru Yo” along with a couple other songs.

“Koro-chan Pack Dragon Ball Best” (COCZ-1064) should come out for the same ¥1575 (roughly $12-$13) 09 September 2007.



In doing my typical rounds this evening, I came across an interesting entry over on CDJapan. If you check out the corresponding Neowing page, you can check out a little more info. This “Koro-chan Pack Dragon Ball Z Best” is essentially a cheap CD put out to cash in a little bit; the page even mentions that the series has regained a bit of popularity. It will contain “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” and some ending themes from the movies and TV specials. These CDs typically only have a few tracks (thus the low price tag).

“Koro-chan Pack Dragon Ball Z Best” (COCZ-1065) will come out for a rather cheap ¥1575 (roughly $12-$13) 09 September 2007.



The next set of the Dragon Ball individual disc covers are here! As always, each of these discs contain six episodes, covering episodes 073 thru 090, and are set to be released on 01 August 2007. This set wraps up the visit to Uranai Baba and moves into the heart of the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai arc. You can still order any of the released Z discs or any of these discs from Amazon Japan.

Toei has also released the remaining release dates for the rest of the Dragon Ball individual discs, which have all been added to our home video guide. If Toei follows suite with their previous releases, the GT discs will start being released one month after the DB discs’ final release, which in turn means that the GT discs will most likely begin to be released sometime in February of 2008, which is right around the corner.