Episode #0114 of the podcast is available for download! Sorry about the slight delay; blame Comcast. Anyway, kinoko (our resident Tenshinhan fangirl) came down to record the episode with us, since the character’s actually still relevant to the story for a little bit more. Lots of great discussions came up during our review, and I totally loved listening to it again. We also announced the winner of our 10th anniversary contest… did you win?! Definitely check it out.
Episode #0114! VegettoEX, Meri, Julian, Jeff, and Meghan all get together to do Volume 13 of the “Manga Review of Awesomeness”. The Piccolo-Daimao arc continues with its full-force as Goku returns to the scene. The characters are starting to show a huge change, and the series isn’t looking back. Meri’s Top 5, February’s releases, fun with e-mails, and the winner of our 10th anniversary contest round out the episode.
- Three’s The Charm
- Gen Fukunaga Interview @ ICv2
- “Super Survivor” Mini Album @ CDJapan
- “DragonBall Z Chouzenshuu” (13 CD Set) @ CDJapan
- Toei’s Official “DragonBall GT” Website
- Japanese Fan-made Live Action DBZ Movie @ YouTube
- Meri’s Top 5 Manga Volume 12 Panels @ Daizenshuu EX
- DBGT R2 DVD Vols. 1 & 2 @ Amazon Japan
- Celga Official Website
- Rinkya Official Website
- DBZ Movies 1 & 2 DVD (Remastered)
- DBZ Movies 1 & 2 Blu-Ray (Remastered)
- DBZ Season 5 DVD box set (Remastered)
- DBZ Spanish DVD Vol. 7
- DBZ Spanish DVD Vol. 8
Still waiting on more info about that DBGT “Season 1″ box set from FUNimation, but I am sure we will learn soon enough.
tarrin4ever just posted this up over on our forum:
Dragon Ball Movie Blog is reporting that Randall Duk Kim (who played the key-maker in “The Matrix Reloaded”) will be playing the part of Grandpa Gohan in the upcoming live-action Dragon Ball movie.
Spanning 13 discs, the “Dragon Ball Z CD-Box Chōzenshū” (or “Super Complete Collection”) will compile about 200 vocal songs, remixes, movie songs, game songs, etc. It is due out 26 March 2008 with a catalogue number of COCX-34814 and will cost you (and me!) ¥19950.
Thanks to Futabatei Shimei for the heads-up!
Hironobu Kageyama is putting out a little mini-album in April which will contain not only the theme song to “Sparking! METEOR” (“Super Survivor”), but also the theme song to the upcoming “Burst Limit” (“Kiseki no Honō yo Moeagare!!”). The full title of the release seems to be PS2・Wii用ソフト『ドラゴンボールZ スパーキング! メティオ』主題歌:「Super Survivor」or PS2 & Wii Software: “DragonBall Z: Sparking! METEOR” Theme Song: “Super Survivor”.
It is due out 09 April 2008 with a catalogue number of LACA-5770 for just under ¥1500, and will contain eight tracks in total.
Really? Eight tracks? Hrm. What else do you think they will be putting on this disc? These CDs typically break down the tracks into vocal and karaoke versions, so will there be four different songs and then the four karaoke versions of those songs? The only other quasi-DBZ video game theme I can think of that has not seen a CD release yet was the opening theme to “Battle Stadium D.O.N.” (“don’t give up” performed by Hironobu Kageyama and Hiroshi Kitadani). Neither CDJapan nor Neowing have a full track listing yet, but we will certainly let you know as soon as we find out!
Episode #0113 of the podcast is available for download! That’s right, we’re on an absolute roll with the updates this week. For this particular episode, Meri and I were all alone and checked out something rather appropriate… Trunks! We compared “TRUNKS: THE STORY” (the special one-chapter story explaining Trunks’ past) with the second DBZ TV special, which is pretty much an expanded-upon version of the same story. Lots of stuff to compare and contrast in there, most notable of which is Trunks going SSJ for the first time. Definitely check it out.
Episode #0113! VegettoEX and Meri compare “TRUNKS: THE STORY” (manga) to the second DBZ TV special. As opposed to the first TV special, the manga came first this time. How do the two differ? Is one any better than the other? Some fun with an e-mail regarding randomness and expanded character backgrounds, combined with all-around awesomeness rounds out the episode.
- “DBZ: W Bakuretsu Impact” Official Website
- “DBZ: W Bakuretsu Impact” Trailer @ YouTube
- “DragonBall Online” Official Website
- DBGT R2 DVD Vols. 1 & 2 @ Amazon Japan
- Meri’s “DB Is Too Sexy!” AMV @ AnimeMusicVideos.org
- Meri’s “Baby Got Back” AMV @ AnimeMusicVideos.org
Of course I would completely forget what I sat down to update with yesterday, and instead did a completely different update. Oh, well! Here we go!
Once again, let us go back to the year 2000. FUNimation was finally getting ready to start up the original Dragon Ball TV series again, and had a stroke of brilliance in that they would be asking the fans what they wanted for some specific dub voices. Imagine that…! They threw up some MP3 voice samples on their website and had a little poll for everyone to participate in.
Second in line for this feature will be Pilaf himself. I am presenting the MP3s exactly as they were — no additional tagging has been made, no re-encoding has been done, etc.
Pilaf Potential Voice #1 (279 KB)
Pilaf Potential Voice #2 (313 KB)
Pilaf Potential Voice #3 (283 KB)
Pilaf Potential Voice #4 (317 KB)
UPDATE: Kirbopher writes in to tell us that the voices are Chris Cason, Dameon Clarke, Mike McFarland, and Chuck Huber, respectively.
Unfortunately, I do not appear to have saved the Chibi Goku voice samples. If there are any other old fogies out there who happened to save them from FUNimation’s site seven/eight years ago, please drop me a line!
I definitely have something for you next week to continue the feature, but it’s not what you’re expecting… ^_~
The official website for “Dragon Ball Online” finally has a few updates!
Good to see some developments, here! There are a couple screen shots up on the page, but then there is this:
Man, that is pretty sexy.
Nothing too special just yet, but now you can head on over to the official website for “Dragon Ball Z W Bakuretsu Impact”. It has the trailer for the game streaming at a nicer quality than the YouTube videos, so that is kinda neat.