Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer

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Premise: Some God of Destruction awakens from a long sleep, discovers someone has defeated Freeza, and decides the universe needs balance (which I guess Freeza was providing by being a dick?) and challenges Goku. Despite the participation of Akira Toriyama himself in the development of this new movie, the same DBZ formula is likely to follow.

 

I wonder how Kaio got a new planet. The Kaioshins, perhaps? 

 

The first person to complain about Goku's voice, I shall stab that person in their very soul. (Though to be honest, the Kamehameha in the end isn't Nozawa's best work.)

Colleen Clinkenbeard's Super Saiyan 2 Gohan transformation

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They could have chosen a better Kikuchi piece for this. And the sound effect of 16's head being smooshed is delayed because of a sloppy edit. However, Clinkenbeard does an excellent job with the scream. And there's none of that "16, you loved life" bullshit in the script.

Top 10 Shunsuke Kikuchi DB/Z Tracks

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Few people talk about Shunsuke Kikuchi. While not the quality of say, Yoko Kanno's contributions, or the emotional power of Hiroshi Miyagawa's work, Kikuchi has been in the business of incidental music (that is to say, background music) for decades. Cutting his teeth on tokusatsu programs, Kikuchi got work scoring the anime adaption of the popular Akira Toriyama manga Dr. Slump. He is best known, however, for scoring the anime adaptation of Toriyama's most popular work, Dragon Ball. Taking cues from old films, Kikuchi is a little Wang Fu-ling and a little Bernard Hermann.

 

Dragon Box DVDs vs Level Set BDs

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 Here's a few screenshots for your consideration (Dragon Box on left, Blu-Rays on right):

 

 

 

 

I still prefer the Dragon Boxes. The BDs look great, but the colors are a little too dark, in my opinion. 

 

However, since the DBoxes are now out of print, I reccommend picking up the "level" Blu-Rays if you can't find the DBoxes.

 

 

Here's one more:

 

Dragon Ball Kai Complete Review

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Starting in 2009, Toei's refurbished, "refreshed" version of Dragon Ball Z began to air on FujiTV. It recieved high ratings throughout, but was cancelled after 98 episodes (97 aired, 1 DVD/Blu-Ray exclusive). The purpose behind this creation, Dragon Ball Kai, was, besides celebrating the 20th anniversary of DBZ, was to provide a filler-free version of the show, staying closer to the original manga by Akira Toriyama. It was even touted as the "Toriyama Akira Original Cut Version". There would, as a consequence, be fewer episodes.

 

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