Published by Hujio
05 February 2006, 4:54 PM ESTComments Off

It appears that FUNimation plans to give Dragon Ball Z movie 12 (“Fusion Reborn”) a theatrical release in select theaters.

FUNimation has actually created a new website (“FUNimation Films“) for the purpose of “spreading the word”:

FUNimation Films is here and fans will find a great new way to enjoy their anime. Starting March 2006, you’ll be able to catch FUNimation’s biggest hits on the screen in feature length movies as well as special previews of the hottest series to come out of Japan before their DVD release. Each month will bring you a new movie or series premiere at your local theater. You’ll get the chance to get all your friends together to enjoy anime on the big screen!

FUNimation Films will be going nationwide in March at select theaters starting with a double feature of Dragon Ball Z Fusion Reborn and Dragon Ball Z The Return of Cooler. Following that, fans will get the opportunity to catch a sneak peek of the upcoming series Basilisk in April. Our first three months on the big screen will also feature Trinity Blood in May.

To help spread the word about anime on the big screen, FUNimation Films will be working with Operation Anime. If you’re involved with a club and want to get involved, make sure you’re a part!

So there you have it. It is a little late notice from FUNimation, but as soon as we know which theaters will be playing the movie, we will let you know. Thanks to Blitzen from the forum for letting us know about this.

Published by VegettoEX
04 February 2006, 9:30 PM ESTComments Off

The cover art for the North American release of “Shin Budokai” on the PSP has been released.

Published by VegettoEX
03 February 2006, 7:50 PM ESTComments Off

Jeux-France has updated with a good deal of screen shots from the upcoming “Shin Budokai” PSP game. The game is an enhanced port of “Budokai 3”, including such items as additional characters.

Thanks to kindertuin on our forums for the heads-up on this one.

Published by Hujio
29 January 2006, 6:40 PM ESTComments Off

We have some lovely pictures straight from Japan of the soon to be released “Dragon Box: The Movies” DVD set. In addition there are pictures of the Jump Memorial booth, the scouter transceivers, the Z Dragon Box individual discs, and the coolest diorama ever (which will actually be sent to those that purchase the first 18 volumes of the individual discs)! You can check out more pictures and information by reading “Yamcha & Oolong’s Diary Blog“.

Make sure to take a closer look at the scouter image, as you can actually see what the DVD discs for the movie set will look like.

Published by Hujio
29 January 2006, 6:35 PM ESTComments Off

The Jumpland DVD website has posted a computer screensaver to help promote the release of the Z Dragon Box individual discs. It is a pretty nice screen saver — it rotates through the upcoming disc releases, providing you with some corresponding information: episode listings, a release date countdown, website information, and of course high resolution pictures of the box art.

Be warned that the site and the install file are in Japanese, so it can be difficult to install — just click yes for everything!

Published by VegettoEX
29 January 2006, 9:38 AM ESTComments Off

Tackling the hardest-hitting issues and discussions in fandom, you can always rely on us. Whether it be crazy edits to the manga, exclusive news from Japan, or like in this episode… gushing over how Trunks gets the best music in the series and video games… we’re here for you! Episode #0011 is up for download. Details can be found, as always, over on the “Podcast” page. Enjoy!

Episode #0011! VegettoEX and Meri check in with Julian in Japan for the latest amusing stories and DBZ news, and we tackle the ever-intriguing question… Trunks: Why so much (good!) music? We also catch up on a good deal of listener e-mail, both audio and regular.


Published by VegettoEX
27 January 2006, 9:07 PM ESTComments Off

The cover art for the upcoming “Dragon Ball Z: Best Song Collection” 2 CD set has been released. It seems the set will officially be called “LEGEND OF DRAGONWORLD”.

Published by VegettoEX
23 January 2006, 12:50 PM ESTComments Off

The official website for Japanese arcade fighter “Super Dragon Ball Z” was updated today showcasing Chi-Chi as an additional, playable character in the game! It looks like this particular Chi-Chi comes from the 23rd Tenka-ichi Budōkai era, and has both Nyoibō and the Bashō-Sen at her disposal for battle.

Published by VegettoEX
22 January 2006, 9:30 AM ESTComments Off

The March 2006 issue of “V-Jump” details more information about the upcoming “Shin Budokai” for the PSP.

The “Shin” in the title is written as “true” or “pure”, and not “new”. This makes sense, since it seems to be not just a port of “Budokai 3”, but a port with many enhancements! In addition to new characters via the story mode (Paikuhan and Janenba are confirmed already), there is a new “Burst Mode” for movement at high speeds. It is also being touted as a “perfection” of the fighting engine used in “Budokai 3”.

Published by VegettoEX
22 January 2006, 9:25 AM ESTComments Off

The March 2006 issue of “V-Jump” in Japan details the method for unlocking Neko Majin Z as a support character as hinted at a few days back.

First, you must have beaten “Z Battle Mode” at least once. Next, win all 60 fights in “Mania”/”Maximum” mode. NEXT, on the mode select screen, press:

Up, X, Down, Y, L, R, L, R, Start

Finally, when choosing your support character for a battle, hold the “R” button while pressing “A” to select them.

Again, this is exclusively in the Japanese version of the game, which we received as “Super Sonic Warriors 2” on the Nintendo DS.