Play-Asia is listing “Dragon Ball Z: Harakanaru Gokū Densetsu”, the new card-based role-playing game for the franchise coming out on the Nintendo DS, with a release of 08 February 2007 in Japan.
According to Navarre’s online catalog (which could be updated at any time), the 2nd season of FUNimation’s “remastered” Dragon Ball Z will be coming out 22 May 2007.
While, we would have ultimately been happier with a 4:3 release, this is out of our control and is a decision that FUNimation has made but will present some interesting ways to view DBZ.
Episode #0059 of the podcast is available for download! Technically, it’s even on-time! This week, Meri and I dove into the history of import gaming with regards to DragonBall. What games were people playing, how did they do it, and why on Earth would you want to play Japanese games… especially today? Definitely check it out.
Episode #0059! VegettoEX and Meri discuss the history of import DB gaming. To what lengths did people go, what games did they play, and why would you do it in the first place… especially today? Accompanying pictures detail the process across all systems! Your gaming e-mails and a new contest round out the episode.
- Mr. Announcer’s “Dr. Slump” Art @ Daizenshuu EX
- Madman Remastered DBZ Announcement @ Madman Forum
- Remastered DBZ Season 2 @ Navarre Online Catalogue
- “Sparking! NEO” Official Japanese Website
- Import Gaming Photos @ Daizenshuu EX
- Sega Saturn Action Replay 4M Auto Plus @ Play-Asia
- Datel Gamecube FreeLoader @ Play-Asia
- JP PS2 Consoles @ Play-Asia
- DBZ DVD Vols. 43, 44, & 45 @ Amazon Japan
- “Harukanaru Goku Densetsu” (NDS) @ Play-Asia
Episode #0058 of the podcast is available for download! Sorry about the delay, but there’s only so much you can do when you and your files are in different time zones. This past week, we went over all of the big news from 2006, including crossovers, video games, music, and more. We also had an extremely in-depth conversation with our buddy Corey regarding FUNimation’s upcoming “remastered” DBZ DVDs. Definitely check it out.
Episode #0058! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian discuss 2006 as a whole… all of the good news, bad news, video games, crossovers, and more! We also brought on our buddy Corey to discuss perhaps the biggest news of the year, being FUNimation’s upcoming “remastered” re-release of the entire DBZ series on DVD.
As you may already be aware, we’re getting close to the last of the individual DVD releases of Dragon Ball Z in Japan. So happily, if not surprisingly, there is more where that came from. Courtesy of forum-goer Payne222, there is an ad in “Weekly Jump” #6-7 that announces the individual DVD relase of the original Dragon Ball anime, based on the Dragon Box release from 2004. The series will be released in 26 total volumes, averaging out to about six episodes per disc. As with the DBZ releases, each cover will have an all-new illustration (not by Toriyama, of course, but still new artwork), and each disc will retail for ¥3990 (about $34 US). It is not clear from the ad how many discs we are to expect each month (it is three with DBZ), but the first volume(s) will be released on 04 April 2007, which the ad terms “Four-Star Ball Day”. Sounds good to me!
That is all the info we’ve got for now, but you know where to look for all the latest Dragon Ball info coming out of Japan, as we ring in the new year. Have a happy 2007, everyone!
It appears that GameStop.com has a listing for a new PSP game entitled “Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Another Road”. Is this a sequel to the previous “Shin Budokai”? Is Dimps actually still working on stuff? The date is set for 07 March 2007.
Long-time readers may remember that the original “Shin Budokai” was first discovered via a retailer listing online (GameStop, no less) almost exactly a year ago, as opposed to an announcement via “V-Jump”, so this may indeed have some validity to it. We will be sure to let you know anything else as we find out ourselves.
Episode #0057 of the podcast is available for download! We had another laid-back episode this week, bringing back favorites Jeff Heller and Mr. Andrew Deluxe, himself. We dived into another episode of “Fandom Theatre” and shared some responses to e-mails, discussed the news, etc. Ol’ Julian was stuck spending time with his girlfriend. Poor man. Definitely check it out.
Episode #0057! VegettoEX, Meri, Andrew, and Jeff (Julian’s on holiday break!) take the time out this holiday season to share some stories with the listeners, discuss the news, and answer a few e-mails. Learn all about Andrew’s dedication to making a toy Gohan flip and land on his feet, along with the perfect recipe for DBZ Sprite made in the bathtub.
- I Hate Myself’s “10 Songs” @ iTunes
- No Idea Records Official Website
- “DBZ: Sparking! NEO” (JP Wii) @ Play-Asia
- April Fool’s Archive @ templeotrunks.com
- “Novem” @ beckanime.net
- “Novem” @ AnimeMusicVideos.org
Those keeping a close eye on their internets may have seen some rumors leaking about extra characters showing up in the European Wii version of “Sparking! NEO” (“Budokai Tenkaichi 2″). As common sense would dictate, these extra items are actually spawned from the upcoming Japanese Wii release of the game, currently set for 01 January 2007. So who do we have?
Yep, that’s my main man Appule! Oh, and a random Freeza henchman. Who doesn’t even have a real name. Awesome. Looks like Freeza’s spaceship (as seen at the end of the Bardock TV special) is going to be an extra stage, as well.
The above image and information comes from the latest “V-Jump”, and it looks like the rest of their unlock-passwords are going to be released in the same “Weekly Jump” double-issue as the “One Piece” & Dragon Ball crossover, “Cross Epoch”. We will let you know what else surfaces!