With only three episodes of the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai broadcast to date, Toei Animation has announced that pre-orders for the first three box sets of this story arc are now available in their Online Shop. Happinet, the company producing the box sets, has followed suite and added listings for these releases to their website as well.
Unlike the previous home video releases for Dragon Ball Kai (Saiyan to Cell arcs), it appears that Toei has opted to forgo any individual DVD releases, as the box sets will now be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats. The first box set is scheduled to be released on 02 September 2014 and will contain non-credit versions of the new opening and ending themes. Both formats will come packaged with an exclusive booklet, brand new box art, and contain 12 episodes per box set. The Blu-ray box sets are set at a ¥15,200 (~$148.00) retail price point, while the DVD sets will come in a little cheaper at ¥11,200 (~$110.00).
- 02 September 2014 — Blu-ray Box 1 / DVD Box 1 (episodes 099-110)
- 02 December 2014 — Blu-ray Box 2 / DVD Box 2 (episodes 111-122)
- 03 March 2015 — Blu-ray Box 3 / DVD Box 3 (episodes 123-134)
Also departing from the previous releases, with the Blu-rays being in a 4:3 fullscreen aspect ratio and DVDs in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, both the Blu-ray and DVD box sets for the Majin Boo arc are listed in widescreen formats only. As of right now, it appears that a fullscreen version will not available, and in all likelihood was never produced to begin with. We’ll be sure to keep you posted if this detail happens to change.
Does everything about Kai have to be so inconsistent?
No 4:3, well that just stinks. Hopefully Kai was produced in 4:3 and funi will get that version.
If these are the first three then it’s likley that it will have 69 unfortunately
Hopefully this is all the episodes, or there’ll be just one more >_>
Is being consistently inconsistent just some kind of running joke going on with the production team? There’s never even been a 16:9 English release of the previous parts of Kai, so there’ll be no way to get a consistent aspect ratio for people who want the dub.
So much of the Buu Saga just feels like it was rushed out by Toei to make a quick buck.