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Series #02 – The Namek Saga


The Namek Saga” is the second 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-0112V

TV Series Volume #09 – “Departure”

17 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 034-039.
026
The Battle Ends
027
A New Goal… Namek!
028
Journey to Namek

PIDA-0113V

TV Series Volume #10 – “Rebirth”

14 September 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 040-043.
029
Friends or Foes?
030
Hunt for a Dragon Ball
031
Who’s Who?

PIDA-0114V

TV Series Volume #11 – “Namek”

14 September 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 044-047.
032
Touchdown on Namek
033
Face-off on Namek
034
The Ruthless Frieza

PIDA-0115V

TV Series Volume #12 – “Betrayal”

12 October 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 047-050.
035
The Nameks Versus Frieza
036
Escape From Dodoria
037
Secrets Revealed

PIDA-0116V

TV Series Volume #13 – “Collision”

12 October 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 050-053.
038
A Collision Course
039
Stay Away From Frieza
040
Zarbon Transformed

PIDA-0117V

TV Series Volume #14 – “Quest”

9 November 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 053-056.
041
The Eldest Namek
042
Get Vegeta!
043
Vegeta Revived

PIDA-0118V

TV Series Volume #15 – “Trouble”

9 November 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 056-059.
044
A Heavy Burden
045
Immortality Denied
046
Big Trouble for Bulma

PIDA-0119V

TV Series Volume #16 – “The Ginyu Force”

7 December 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 060-062.
047
Scramble for the Dragon Balls
048
Arrival of the Ginyu Force
049
Elite Fighters of the Universe… The Ginyu Force

PIDA-0120V

TV Series Volume #17 – “Super Saiyan?!”

7 December 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 063-067.
050
Time Tricks and Body Binds
051
Arrival of the Ginyu Force
052
Elite Fighters of the Universe… The Ginyu Force
053
Goku… Super Saiyan?