FUNimation Dragon Box Z #1 (In-Hands) Discussion

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FUNimation Dragon Box Z #1 (In-Hands) Discussion

Post by Haseowolf » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:19 pm

Alright everyone, here it is! The North American release of the Dragon Box. Herein are some pics and some early impressions of our NA release. First, the packaging.

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Alright, for those that are late to the party, I'm gonna compile as much info here as I can taken from both my encounters with the set as well as others throughout this thread.

Regions 1 and 4

Japanese audio is at 96kb/s which is not bad. REPEAT NOT BAD FOR MONO AUDIO

Dragon Book is almost a complete translation of pages from the original Dragon Book with proper name romanizations such as Kuririn, Freeza, Yamucha, Genki-dama, Kienzan, etc. Only instances of dub-terms are one "World Tournament" otherwise always written as "Tenkaichi Tournament" and one "Vegeta Saga" otherwise written as "Saiyan Saga."

No extras on the discs.

Static menus with sound (Ginyu Tokusentai theme, apparently)

No Dragon History/Story/Marathon Mode (Probably really want you to not skip over the next episode previews)

When audio is set to English dub from menu, the next episode previews are skipped. When set in the menu at Japanese, then using one's remote to change to English, the next episode previews will play, but you'll probably want to turn on the subs for that.

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA is kept as the opening in the English dub, but insert songs have been cut, replaced with silence.

New font for subtitles

English dub credits play during a silent credit role at the end of each disc, but the credits are not for those episodes, nor are they accurate (Video Post and Transfer still listed as a credit 0.o)

No trailer or listing for next Dragon Box, but there is a quote from NYAF saying they plan to release them every 60-90 days, but closer to 60.



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And now for some screen caps.

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and some more caps from Page 24...

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And some more from Page 25 of the thread...

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There you are everyone!!!


The picture is breathtaking and orgasmic when viewed in motion. More to update later. I gotta take the significant other out to dinner in exchange for putting up with my hyperactivity today. I think you all know why...
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Post by Freeza Heika » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:22 pm

I think I love you...

I am so excited to see this.
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Post by JulieYBM » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:22 pm

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Post by Haseowolf » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:22 pm

As much as I love you, Mike...how are them shorts? :D
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Post by ShadowDude112 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Wow this is AWESOME!!!! I can't wait to get mine.
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Post by RoarkVegeta » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:24 pm

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Post by SSJSteve » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:25 pm

Looks AMAZING! I'm so jealous right now. :lol:

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Post by Kendamu » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:25 pm

Holy shit! That's amazing!

I can't wait for the 17th!

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Post by KillerCory » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:27 pm

Can't wait for tomorrow!! HOLY !*@($!!

I gotta say...this looks amazing.
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Post by hunterxhunter21 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:27 pm

Anything special under the disc in the cases?

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Post by Kiyza » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:30 pm

Oh, man. I've been holding off on ordering it because I'm a little short on cash. I can't believe what I've been missing out on!

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Post by Castor Troy » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:30 pm

I just came. :shock:

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Post by email2003 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:30 pm

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!??? :shock:

They got everything RIGHT!!!! SON OF B*TCH!!!!

Even the Dragon Book has the same info and etc. as the Japanese one but only this time it's translated in English text. Awesome!!

I noticed there were some DVD art different from the Japanese Dragon Box. Oh well, no biggie.

I'm digging the translated episode titles in the DVD menus!!!

So the extras were trailers huh!?
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Post by NeptuneKai » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:31 pm

Huhwhohibbidawha? This is out already?
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Post by Captain Awesome » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:32 pm

Wow, it looks fantastic, I eagerly await it turning up in my mailbox late this month or early december :(.

The Dragonbook looks great, though I didn't expect the dub actors to get shafted completely in the character bios (not that I care).
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Post by email2003 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:33 pm

I guess we have to read the Dragon Book from right to left huh!?

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Post by Hao_Kaiser » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:34 pm

Hm... Haseowolf also started the original NA DragonBox thread. Conspiracy? :D

Can I just say... I'm honestly surprised they didn't just throw the cover image of Goku onto each of the discs. I was seriously scared they might do the same thing they've done with the season sets. Hahaha

Hot stuff is hot, though... I have to say.
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Post by ChibiGoku » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:35 pm

Regarding something I've been wondering. How is the preview audio handeled when the english audio is selected?

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Post by Hellspawn28 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:35 pm

This looks awesome, I can't wait to get it soon :D.
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Post by Sebastian (SB) » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:35 pm

The Dragon Box looks much better than the sample that was shown at Otakon. Nice, loving the content. Can't wait when I get it.
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