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Published by VegettoEX
18 November 2000, 6:20 PM EDT

Suncoast lists the DVD of “The History of Trunks” as being released on 29 November 2000, while RightStuf lists the release date as 12 December 2000. We will let you know when we are able to confirm a release date with FUNimation. Thanks to the folks on alt.fan.dragonball for noting these conflicting release dates.

Published by VegettoEX
15 October 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

Adding to the whole Ocean cast “thing” comes a reply from Ian James Corlett, the first voice of Goku in FUNimation’s English dub of DragonBall Z. We asked Ian if he had gotten any offers concerning recording new DragonBall Z episodes or movies — FUNimation seems to be saying that nothing is going on with […]

Published by VegettoEX
27 August 2000, 8:30 PM EDT

The 26 August 2000 edition of the San Jose Mercury News ran an article about Viz, the translation of manga into English, and release concerns. ENVISIONING A POP-CULTURE BRIDGE COMPANY SAYS ANIMATION IS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING JAPAN MIKE ANTONUCCI, Mercury News People once fretted that the world was becoming unified under an American framework of […]

Published by VegettoEX
09 August 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

Kidmark (the distributor for FUNimation’s dub of the original DragonBall series) will be releasing a DVD (possibly a set of DVDs?) that contains English-dub-only versions of the first thirteen DragonBall episodes, as well as the first movie (called “Curse of the Blood Rubies” by FUNimation). Special thanks to Hasmukh Patel for the heads-up on this […]

Published by VegettoEX
28 July 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

Steven J. “Daimao” Simmons of toriyama.org has been under contract with FUNimation to provide the translations used for the Japanese version in the DVDs of DragonBall Z episodes, and has posted up his own opinions about how the DVDs are turning out. EDITOR NOTE: toriyama.org is no longer available, so the text of the article […]

Published by VegettoEX
16 July 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

Toriyama.org has officially announced that Steven J. Simmons (who online fans may be familiar with as “Daimao” from various boards and his own website) is indeed the translator for FUNimation’s DVD releases of the DragonBall Z series. Thanks for the heads-up goes out Brian Real.

Published by VegettoEX
11 May 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

For the first time, Irwin Toys is breaking away from the mold (pun intended!) of simply using the original Japanese and European molds of the Super Battle Collection and AB figures. Irwin is now making completely new, never-before-seen figures, premiering them with their brand-spankin’ new “Series 14”. The first set of figures includes Bulma with […]

Published by VegettoEX
06 May 2000, 12:00 PM EDT

Special thanks to kind Burger King employee Colin W. Kirk for letting us know that their calendar says they are getting the upcoming DragonBall Z toys on May 29th. Whether or not they start putting them out that day remains to be seen, but it is a good starting point to be on the look-out.

Published by VegettoEX
06 December 1999, 12:00 PM EDT

Sally Beatty, staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has penned an article examining the violence in the DragonBall series and its rise to popularity in North America. Brutality is a staple. In one recent episode, beads of sweat form on the brow of a character named Vegeta as he is nearly strangled to death […]

Published by VegettoEX
03 October 1999, 12:00 PM EDT

FUNimation Productions, Inc. will be releasing DragonBall Z on DVD, with the future DVDs including their internally-produced English-dubbed version and its specific music track, as well as an accurately-English-subtitled original Japanese version with its music. As a part of the new initiative, the third DragonBall movie and fourth DragonBall Z movie are also in the […]