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Published by VegettoEX
09 July 2005, 4:15 PM EDTComments Off

Team Entertainment has put up a sample page for the first of the upcoming “2005 Version” CDs.

Due out on 20 July 2005 in Japan is “Makafushigi Adventure! (2005 ver.)”. There are audio samples from the first five tracks (which includes a remix of the title track). Be sure to check them out!

Published by VegettoEX
28 June 2005, 6:45 PM EDTComments Off

The official “Sparking!” website has been updated with a slew of stuff, including a new promo video featuring some new playable characters (notably the entire Ginyu-Tokusentai).

It also looks like the game is going to feature a bunch of other characters, including Baby-Vegeta, Super 17, Bojack… more announcements to come!

Published by VegettoEX
26 June 2005, 5:15 PM EDTComments Off

According to The Magic Box, Bandai has set a release date for “Sparking!” in Japan of 06 October 2005. No official release date for the US version of the game (incorrectly flip-flop-re-titled “Budokai Tenkaichi” by Atari) has been set.

Published by VegettoEX
25 June 2005, 10:20 AM EDTComments Off

The Dragon Ball GT Dragon Box has finally been released in Japan, and we have a really nice peak at all of the extras contained there-in thanks to DBW of our forum — check it out.

Contained within the site are commercials, real-life zeni (of course, you cannot actually use it…), the complete TV special, etc. Within the thread you will also find screen caps of the menus and such. Coming soon will be more information about the Dragon Radar remote and Dragon Book that comes with the set.

What is most important is the indirect confirmation that a movie box set will be released. Using the zeni that comes with the set, you can fill out a questionnaire on Jumpland which asks what kind of extras you would like on the next box set. Well, all that is left to be released are the movies, so there you go!

Published by VegettoEX
21 June 2005, 9:15 PM EDTComments Off

Sony Music Entertainment is releasing two new CD singles (one in July, one in August) from the Dragon Ball universe, but these have a catch.

Apparently, we are getting all newly-recorded versions of the theme songs to Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z.

Entitled “Makafushigi Adventure -2005-” and “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA -2005-“, both will be performed by their original singers (Hiroki Takahashi and Hironobu Kageyama, respectively), and will contain bonus songs. The first disc is slated to contain the title track, “Mezase Tenka-ichi,” “Aoki Tabibito-tachi,” and “Dragon Ball Densetsu”. The second is slated to contain the title track and (at least) a new, 2005 version of “WE GOTTA POWER!”

This is extremely exciting news. Anyone else who has been in love with Hironobu Kageyama’s vocal songs for the series will surely pass out hearing some of their favorite songs performed with current-day production values.

First-pressings come with stickers, and both CDs will run you ¥1260 a pop. We do not know a whole lot else about the CDs, but we will let you know as soon as we find out. The release dates and catalog numbers are listed below:

  • 20 July 2005; KDSD-73: Makafushigi Adventure! -2005-
  • 03 August 2005; KDSD-74: CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA -2005-
Published by Hujio
15 June 2005, 8:19 AM EDTComments Off

DragonBall Z has returned to Cartoon Network to begin its new run with the recently-released “Ultimate Uncut” episodes, replacing the versions produced by FUNimation back in 1996-1998, now with the current voice cast and yet another replacement musical score. Via the FUNimation’s official “Dragon Ball Z” website:

Dragon Ball Z is back on Cartoon Network in a primo prime time spot. Starting on Tuesday, June 14, Dragon Ball Z joins the Cartoon Network schedule in the 10:30 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. CT) timeslot. It will run in this spot Monday through Thursday and will feature the Ultimate Uncut Special Editions. That’s right. You will get the chance to see Dragon Ball Z the way it was meant to be seen, from the beginning.

Dragon Ball Z prime time begins this Tuesday (June 14) at 10:30 p.m. ET with Episode 1.

Be warned in advance — these episodes may be uncut but the picture quality is pretty much the same as the original  release. Additionally, they are not using the original Japanese ending and the next episode previews are not included as they were not even put on the DVD (this is not FUNimation’s fault, so no complaining!).

Published by Hujio
04 June 2005, 10:50 AM EDTComments Off

FUNimation has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming release of the eleventh Dragon Ball Z movie, which they will be putting out until the title of “Bio-Broly”.

It will be interesting to see how FUNimation tries to hype up this movie considering it is arguably the worst out of all of the DBZ movies. However, there is some good news hidden under all this hype — once this movie is released, FUNimation will begin work on DBZ Movie 12 which many fans have been waiting for!

Published by VegettoEX
15 May 2005, 4:05 PM EDTComments Off

Right on the tail of yesterday’s update about a potential sequel before the first game is even out, it seems that Atari has gone ahead and put up a full information page for the first “Dragon Ball GT: Transformation” game on the Nintendo GameBoy Advance.

Overview:
Power up for Dragon Ball GT! Prepare for bigger battles and even more dangerous enemies. DBGT: Transformation is the first of two new thrilling DBGT games. Take Dragon Ball to a higher level!

Features:

  • Play as one of seven DBGT characters including Goku, Trunks, Pan, and Oob
  • Take control of up to 3 characters in your self-created team, switching to each member on the fly
  • Face off against General Rilldo, Luud, Baby and other intergalactic villains
  • Battle through the DBGT storyline from the Child Goku Saga to the Baby Saga

The game seems to be taking the series into a new direction, almost looking like “Advance Adventure”. We will just have to wait and see! The game is due out in North America on 19 July 2005.

Published by VegettoEX
14 May 2005, 11:40 AM EDTComments Off

GameStop.com now has a listing for a “Transformation 2” on the GameBoy Advance, with a date set of 15 November 2005 (right around the same time that “Sparking! / Budokai Tenkaichi” is due out). This would be the fifth game in the “Legacy of Goku” series of action/adventure/RPGs (which randomly stopped using the “Legacy of Goku” main title after the second game).

The first “Transformation” game, which will span the beginning of DBGT through the Bebi arc, is not even yet due be released until 19 July 2005.

Thanks to forum member Kodoshin for the heads-up.

Published by SaiyaJedi
11 May 2005, 10:05 PM EDTComments Off

If you have been keeping track, you might have noticed that the release date for the Japanese Dragon Ball GT “Dragon Box” DVD box set is fast approaching, without so much as a “GT DVD set release coming up real soon” update. Actually, there is good reason for this — it has been delayed. As pointed out to us by forum-member kenisu3000, courtesy of the official Japanese “Dragon Box” website:

We are truly thankful for receiving the greatest amount of preorders out of the series. We give our gratitude to each and every one of you who reserved it. At present, the production operation is in full swing, but because the final tally of preorders was twice that of the ‘Dragon Box’ series up through last year, far exceeding our prior assumptions, it became incredibly difficult for us to deliver the product to every valued customer who ordered, by the release date we originally gave of 25 May.

We are terribly sorry to make all of you keep waiting, but in order to deliver the product in a better condition, we are changing the release date to 15 June. We are really, terribly sorry, but please, do try to understand.

20 April 2005
Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation
Pony Canyon

Traditional Japanese “we are such piles of crap” humility aside, the main gist is thus: they could not meet demand for all of the pre-orders, so they just chose to delay it rather than make some of the pre-orderers wait, or rush an inferior product out the door.