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Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by The One and Only Nam » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:50 am

Hi everyone! I'm in the process of collecting Dragon Ball Z Kai on DVD and Blu ray and i was wondering if any of the DVD's were released in a box set. If they were, could someone please idenity them for me? Thanks!

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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by KBABZ » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:56 am

No box sets, however there have been collected Seasons for the original Kai run. This doesn't apply to The Final Chapters, however.

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Post by The One and Only Nam » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:04 am

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:50 am

The season sets are the closest thing we've gotten to a Funi Kai box set, but as said before these season sets only cover Kai 1.0. Whether or not you are interested in these season sets is entirely up to you.

The initial run of Kai has two different scores, Yamamoto and Kikuchi. If you like Kai with Yamamoto you may want to track down the original parts, although that could be a costly endeavour and unless you contact the sellers first you may not get this score with the parts if they were reprinted later, but, if your like me and enjoy the Kikuchi replacement track the season sets are the way to go, the season sets also have the advantage of being affordable and taking up less shelf space.

For The Final Chapters you only have the parts, these parts only have one musical track (Sumitomo) so less hassle there in terms of making a choice. There are no season sets for this portion of the series but there more than likely won't be since one part has nearly as many episodes as the previous season sets.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by sintzu » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:01 am

KBABZ wrote:No box sets, however there have been collected Seasons for the original Kai run. This doesn't apply to The Final Chapters, however.
The final chapters have the exact same number of episodes the old season sets had.

seasons 1&2 had 26 episodes. seasons 3&4 had 25&21 episodes. the final chapters 3 parts each had 23 episodes.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by SuperCyan2 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:56 am

There are no boxsets though the closest to that by FUNimation are the Season BDs/DVDs, there is a catch. The Season sets have the replacement music so you'll be missing out on the original broadcast music by Kenji Yamamoto which you can get via Parts 1-4 but even then, you need to be careful since there were reprints of the Parts with the replacement Z music.

The Manga UK Season Kai sets (BD/DVD) feature the Yamamoto score on Seasons 1 and 2 but it's not even in its entirety because halfway of Season 2 it switches to the replacement score.
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Post by Robo4900 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 pm

SuperCyan2 wrote:There are no boxsets though the closest to that by FUNimation are the Season BDs/DVDs, there is a catch. The Season sets have the replacement music so you'll be missing out on the original broadcast music by Kenji Yamamoto which you can get via Parts 1-4 but even then, you need to be careful since there were reprints of the Parts with the replacement Z music.
The original Yamamoto releases are so sought-out, they're just not worth it. Prices are stupid.
SuperCyan2 wrote:The Manga UK Season Kai sets (BD/DVD) feature the Yamamoto score on Seasons 1 and 2 but it's not even in its entirety because halfway of Season 2 it switches to the replacement score.
Unless you live in the UK, that's not really worth digging into; region-free BD players are not massively common, and unless you live in the UK, the import costs will be high.

Now, can we stop the Yamamoto talk, and actually answer the OP's question, rather than beating this dead horse again?
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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by SuperCyan2 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:07 pm

Robo4900 wrote:The original Yamamoto releases are so sought-out, they're just not worth it. Prices are stupid.
Really? Guess I made an investment without knowing. lol
Robo4900 wrote:Unless you live in the UK, that's not really worth digging into; region-free BD players are not massively common, and unless you live in the UK, the import costs will be high.
Well, yeah. There is the issue of the region lock thing but if he's alright with the DVD version then there's probably no problem with that since there are quite a lot of region free DVD players in the world and some or a lot of Blu-ray Players have the possibility to make its DVD counterpart region free with a cheat code.
Robo4900 wrote:Now, can we stop the Yamamoto talk, and actually answer the OP's question, rather than beating this dead horse again?
The French Kazé Kai sets are what I'd call the closest to being Kai boxsets and boy, do they look awesome! They also retained the original broadcast aspect ratio but unfortunately they only have the replacement score (I suppose if the viewer never saw the series with the Yamamoto score then that's irrelevant).

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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by KBABZ » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:14 pm

Outside of the French boxsets listed above (which do not have English dub audio tracks), the closest things Kai has to boxsets are the Season Sets for the original 2009/2010 run. The "Part" sets for The Final Chapters also count as this because they offer the same amount of discs as the Kai Season Sets and run for the same price. So going by that, your set will look like this:

Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 1
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 2
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 3
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Season 4
Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters - Part 1
Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters - Part 2
Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters - Part 3

If you ignore the lagnuage and just go for the French Kaze Boxsets, you'll get this (yes, they covered The Final Chapters too!):

Dragon Ball Z Kai - Box 1
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Box 2
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Box 3
Dragon Ball Z Kai - Box 4

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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by SuperCyan2 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:38 pm

The 2011 Edition Blu-ray of FUNimation's Dragon Ball Kai - Season 1. Unlike the 2012 Edition, this came with the original broadcast music by Kenji Yamamoto. It's kind of preposterous there were people complaining that it didn't include the "original soundtrack" and this helped pushing forward the 2012 re-release.

Original Soundtrack = Kenji Yamamoto
Replacement Soundtrack = Shunsuke Kikuchi

If only TOEI had put care into the Kikuchi placements in Kai I would've been more than happy with it but they only did a somewhat decent job for episodes 96-98.
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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by KBABZ » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:49 pm

SuperCyan2 wrote:If only TOEI had put care into the Kikuchi placements in Kai I would've been more than happy with it but they only did a somewhat decent job for episodes 96-98.
It makes sense for the original broadcast considering the circumstances of it all, however their sloppy placements for the home video release is something that'll stand literally forever for anyone who buys them now. If they sacrificed just a little bit more money and actually tried to match what was in the original Z then maybe we wouldn't have to argue for Yamamoto's score outside of aesthetic reasons.

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Post by SqueakyBoots » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:10 pm

KBABZ wrote:It makes sense for the original broadcast considering the circumstances of it all, however their sloppy placements for the home video release is something that'll stand literally forever for anyone who buys them now. If they sacrificed just a little bit more money and actually tried to match what was in the original Z then maybe we wouldn't have to argue for Yamamoto's score outside of aesthetic reasons.
They had to rush out the replacement score so that foreign language versions could switch over to them asap. I recall the English dub airing on tv suddenly using the Kikuchi score only a couple weeks after the scandal happened.

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Re: Dragon Ball Z Kai box sets

Post by JohnnyCashKami » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:56 pm

There are English complete boxsets of Dragon Ball Kai, though exclusive to Australia (and possibly NZ).

Dragon Ball Kai (Blu-ray/DVD)
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Dragon Ball Kai: The Final Chapters (Blu-ray/DVD)
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The only way you'd get them is if, by luck someone were selling them on eBay, you asked a seller, bought the actual complete sets or see if Madman could make an exception.

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