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Published by VegettoEX
12 August 2004, 9:39 PM ESTComments Off

The title for the Dragon Ball GT TV special English home release by FUNimation has been announced as “A Hero’s Legacy” over on AnimeOnDVD.com.

While originally a TV special, so far there has been no distinction between any of the “features” by FUNimation, so it should come as no surprise that it is being referred to as a “movie” in its marketing.

Published by VegettoEX
10 August 2004, 10:09 AM ESTComments Off

I received an e-mail from CDJapan this morning explaining that my order on the “DragonBall Z & DragonBall Z 2” (“Budokai & Budokai 2”) soundtrack has been canceled, due to the item itself being canceled by the publisher. The page still lists all of the information on the product, so we shall see if it disappears from listings in the coming days…

Published by VegettoEX
06 August 2004, 2:02 PM ESTComments Off

If you live in California, you might want to go check this out — Wednesday, August 18th from 3-6 pm, at the Sony PlayStation Store at The Metreon in San Fransisco, Daisuke Uchiyama (the producer of the “Budokai” series of video games) will be premiering a special demo of the upcoming “DragonBall Z 3 (“Budokai 3”). The event will feature autographs, prizes, and a sneak peak at the game!

Thanks to Corrie for the news tip.

Published by VegettoEX
05 August 2004, 10:09 AM ESTComments Off

The Dragon Ball Z “Ongakushū” (“Music Collection”) volumes one and two will be re-released in Japan, with limited presses of only 5000 copies each. They are also budget-priced at only ¥1000 each. Both are due out on 22 September 2004. If you are into background music (BGM) from the series (and specifically the movies; the first collection covers the first seven Dragon Ball Z movies, while the second is essentially a full soundtrack for the eight movie), these are the ones you want!

Published by VegettoEX
15 July 2004, 8:56 AM ESTComments Off

The Magic Box has posted two pages of new screen shots from “DragonBall Z 3” (“Budokai 3”). It feels like the same bunch of shots we have been seeing for a while, but there are a couple new shots. These mostly focus on Broli, but there is a glimpse of Gogeta in there, as well as both of Coola’s forms.

In other random news from The Magic Box, “DragonBall Z 2” (“Budokai 2”) has been the 9th best-selling game of 2004 thus far, selling just over half-a-million copies over the course of the year.

Published by VegettoEX
10 July 2004, 10:40 AM ESTComments Off

The first two “Budokai” games (which simply go under the title “Dragon Ball Z” in Japan) are finally getting a dual-soundtrack release in Japan. On top of it being ridiculously cheap, it will also be coming with a bonus DVD that includes a music video for the “Budokai 2” theme along with “classic game moments” and more!

The soundtrack drops on 01 September 2004 in Japan, will cost ¥3200, and you can pre-order it over on CDJapan!

Big thanks to new forumite SS Kakarot for the tip.

Published by VegettoEX
02 July 2004, 6:45 PM ESTComments Off

Thanks to the ever-perceptive folks over on our forum, we have unearthed some listings for two new Nintendo GameBoy Advance games over on Atari’s website:

A description for the “Red Ribbon Army Saga” game reads as:

On his continuing quest to regain the Dragon Ball which represents the spiritual essence of his beloved grandfather, Goku is horrified to learn that death and destruction seem to be following just behind him. He soon learns that the source of this chaos is the Red Ribbon Army, who are also in hot pursuit of the seven Dragon Balls which, when assembled, will grant their owner a wish.

Goku’s toughest challenge lies ahead as he faces the Red Ribbon’s Evil Generals, Hired Assassins and ultimately the Army’s Muscle Tower. Along the way he will meet interesting characters who will become great allies or terrible foes.

What to expect? Well, “Legacy of Goku IV” will most likely follow in the step footsteps as the previous three games (action/RPG; remember, “Boo’s Fury” is technically “Legacy of Goku 3”, having originally been listed as such, and even starting up with a recap from “Legacy of Goku 2” right in the game itself). What series will it follow? Well, the page notes “Dragon Ball GT and all logos…”; sounds like a DBGT game, to me!

What about the DB game? Unsure. The description makes it sound similar to the “Legacy of Goku” series, so perhaps it will continue in the action/RPG vein.

Published by VegettoEX
29 June 2004, 10:05 PM ESTComments Off

Due out this Friday (02 July 2004) from Shueisha in Japan is a new guide book to the first Dragon Ball TV series entitled “Dragon Ball: Tenka-ichi Densetsu”.

What can you expect? Similar to the “Son Gokū Densetsu” Dragon Ball Z anime guide book released a while back (which focused mainly on Goku, himself, as the title would indicate), we might be getting a guide for the first TV series that focuses on the various Tenka-ichi Budōkai (along with some other neat stuff).

Clocking in at 224 pages, it will run you ¥1,300 (around $12).

Published by VegettoEX
25 June 2004, 10:59 AM ESTComments Off

As reported on comingsoon.net:

Screenwriter Ben Ramsey (“The Big Hit”) has signed to adapt Dragonball Z for the big screen for 20th Century Fox, reports Variety. Dragonball Z was adapted from the “Dragonball” manga created by Akira Toriyama and later developed into a Japanese anime series.

“Dragonball Z” follows the adventures of an adult humanoid alien who’s just discovered that he was sent to Earth to blend in and destroy our population but instead elects to protect it from an oncoming alien onslaught.

Ramsey recently wrote the adaptation of Marvel’s Luke Cage at Sony’s Columbia Pictures, as well as Static for Columbia-based producer Neal Moritz.

Nothing makes sense with this news lately. Fox does not want to make the movie, yet they have optioned it, but keep denying it, and now there is a screen writer?

Thanks to forum friend Nyogo for the tip.

Published by VegettoEX
13 June 2004, 4:50 PM ESTComments Off

While prior information floating around pegged the name of Volume 1 of the Dragon Ball GT “Lost Episodes” release from FUNimation as “Rejection” (despite cover art clearly showing a name of “Reaction”), it turns out “Rejection” will be the second volume in the “Lost Episodes” release series (as seen over on RightStuf).

For the original Dragon Ball TV series, the “Tien Shinhan Saga” two-disc set’s release date will indeed be 28 September 2005. This seventh volume will cover TV episodes 84-101.