FUNimation “Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters” DVD & Blu-ray Release Begins April 2017
Published by 16 January 2017, 5:25 PM EST

FUNimation’s online shop has updated with listings for the first Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters DVD and Blu-ray set, dated for 25 April 2017 ($49.98 DVD and $54.98 Blu-ray MSRP):

Seven years have passed since Cell’s defeat, and the Z Fighters have returned to normal life. Goku has continued his training in the Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has his hands full attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. But with the new World Martial Arts Tournament about to begin, it’s time for Goku and the Z Fighters to reunite and face off against the greatest warriors on Earth! Meanwhile, the evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. The Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z Fighters in his effort to prevent Babidi from awakening a monster of unimaginable terror-Majin Buu!

“The Final Chapters: Part One” will cover episodes 99-121 of the Boo arc’s international cut (as opposed to the further-condensed Japanese television broadcast from 2014). On-disc extras will include a commentary track for episode 112, as well as creditless versions of the opening and ending themes.

FUNimation’s English dub for the Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai debuted on Cartoon Network earlier this month. The home release will contain the original Japanese language track (with accompanying English subtitle translations) as well as FUNimation’s English dub. The Boo arc will be presented on home video in a cropped 16:9 widescreen format; unlike the initial arcs of the series that were remastered by Q-TEC and presented in its original 4:3 aspect ratio, Toei opted for an internal remaster for the Boo arc that has been cropped to widescreen from the start.

As with the company’s initial release of Dragon Ball Kai in America, the Boo arc will seemingly first see a release in multi-disc “Part” sets (presumably to be followed with “season” sets down the line following its first complete run-through).

Thanks to WTK for the heads-up.

UPDATE: FUNimation has since pulled the two (DVD & Blu-ray) listings from their online shop.

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