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Published by VegettoEX
20 July 2005, 10:00 PM ESTComments Off

So today marked the release of the new “Makafushigi Adventure! -2005ver.-” CD single in Japan. Performed by original artist Hiroki Takahashi, all of the Dragon Ball songs contained on the CD are updated versions recorded specifically for this release.

The CD single (KDSD-73) contains nine tracks and retails for ¥1200. The TEAM-ENT website has a listing with samples of the songs, and you can purchase the disc online via CDJapan.

Published by Hujio
20 July 2005, 9:02 AM ESTComments Off

Two big announcements from Toei Animation: they will finally be releasing a Dragon Box for all of the movies, and the Dragon Ball Z TV series, as produced for the two Dragon Box sets, will be re-released on individual discs.

New Information Thrillingly Appears — We’re Updating!
DRAGON BALL
DVD Information Front Row!

Two big, new projects are starting up!

Part 1 → DRAGON BALL Z DVD INDIVIDUAL RELEASE!!

The DRAGON BALL Z DVD release for the general public that fans have been waiting for, will start in Fall 2005!! All 291 episodes will be released across 49 volumes, and Pony Canyon will be putting 3 volumes on sale each month! (Julian’s note: That’s 5-6 episodes each; no mention is made of the three other discs from the sets that contained the two TV Specials and video extras, however. Three volumes per month makes the release schedule work out to a year and four or five months.)

And for those of who you who missed out on buying the DVD BOXES, this is your chance to enjoy DRAGON BALL Z with high-quality video.

Expected Price: ¥3,990 each (tax inclusive)
Rental DVDs will go on sale at the same time!! We’ll be announcing the latest information on this homepage and others!

Part 2 → DRAGON BALL MOVIE SERIES DVD BOX RELEASE!!

The DVD version of all 17 works in the DRAGON BALL movie series has been eagerly anticipated, as up until now, they have been released on video. That long-awaited DVD BOX version is now planned, from Toei Video!!

In line with the DRAGON BOX series up to now, the stories and characters from all the movies (and nothing but the movies) will be tightly and luxuriously packed inside.

As soon as the particulars are decided, we’ll be announcing it on this homepage and others.

Pre-orders for the movie set will begin in either the winter of ’05 or the spring of ’06. The box will contain 17 movies: the 3 Dragon Ball movies, the 13 Dragon Ball Z movies, as well as the 10th anniversary movie. This set will not include either of the Z TV specials, the GT special, or the Bandai “Gaiden” video, as they have already been released with the other Dragon Boxes.

The re-release of the Dragon Ball Z TV series will be spread across 49 individual DVDs containing roughly six episodes per disc. Each disc will cost ¥3,990. These individual discs are exciting for fans who could not afford the Dragon Box sets, were too late for them, or just did not want every single episode. Of course, the packaging will no doubt take up more room, and collecting the entire series will be more expensive overall.

Published by VegettoEX
09 July 2005, 4:15 PM ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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 ESTComments 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.