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Series #01 – The Saiyan Conflict


The Saiyan Conflict” is the first season of Dragon Ball Z for the North American syndication television market as produced by FUNimation. The episodes released on those discs are as-is from their original syndication run on American television beginning in 1996 (although in the original run episode 26 was considered part of season one, it is included on the season two box set). These releases are edited, English-dubbed ONLY (with the Ocean Studios cast, as opposed to FUNimation’s in-house cast, which did not yet exist), and were distributed by Pioneer Home Entertainment (later renamed to Geneon). The Japanese episodes listed with these discs in this guide indicate which original Japanese episodes these dubbed episodes correspond to based on their visual content due to edits and episode splicing. FUNimation’s sub-licensing agreement with Pioneer expired on 31 August 2003, resulting in a complete return to FUNimation’s control. For more information on the Pioneer/FUNimation licensing agreement, please refer to the “Newbie Guide“.

FUNimation had announced plans to go back and re-dub the first two seasons with their own in-house actors (which had already done the rest of the series), and release this re-dub uncut on DVD with the Japanese version included as well. These discs had been in-process of release under the “Ultimate Uncut Edition” line, but the line was canceled after releasing 27 episodes in favor of the faux-“remastered” season box sets.


PIDA-1330V

TV Series Volume #01 – “Arrival”

13 April 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 001-006.
001
The Arrival of Raditz
002
The World’s Strongest Team
003
Gohan’s Hidden Powers
004
Goku’s Unusual Journey

PIDA-1331V

TV Series Volume #02 – “The Saiyans”

11 May 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 007-011.
005
Gohan’s Metamorphosis
006
Gohan Makes a Friend
007
Trouble on Arlia

PIDA-1332V

TV Series Volume #03 – “Snake Way”

11 May 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 012-016.
008
Home For Infinite Losers
009
Princess Snake’s Hospitality
010
Escape From Piccolo

PIDA-1333V

TV Series Volume #04 – “Pendulum Room”

1 June 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 017-019.
011
Showdown in the Past
012
The End of Snake Way
013
A Fight Against Gravity… Catch Bubbles!

PIDA-1334V

TV Series Volume #05 – “Doom”

1 June 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 020-023.
014
The Legend of the Saiyans
015
A Black Day for Planet Earth
016
The Battle Begins… Where Are You Goku?

PIDA-1335V

TV Series Volume #06 – “Immortals”

13 July 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 023-026.
017
The Saibamen Strike
018
Nappa… The Invincible?
019
Tien Goes All Out!

PIDA-1337V

TV Series Volume #07 – “Destruction”

13 July 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 026-030.
020
Time’s Up
021
The Return of Goku
022
Goku Strikes Back

PIDA-0109V

TV Series Volume #08 – “Showdown”

7 August 1999
Released
English Dubbed Only
Dialogue
4:3 Standard / Edited
Format
These episodes have been renamed and edited from the original episodes for which they are based; corresponding to Japanese episodes 030-034.
023
Goku vs Vegeta: A Saiyan Duel!
024
Vegeta: Saiyan Style
025
Stop Vegeta Now!