Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part One
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For the first time in history, experience the legendary Z as the master intended: bigger, faster, stronger, and packed with the pulverizing power to blow your puny minds! Beef up your collection with this manga-centric, fresh take on Akira Toriyama’s original vision, featuring more action than you can handle, revitalized animation, and an amped-up audio experience that will make your ears beg for mercy!
The last descendants of an evil race of warriors known as the Saiyans are on a collision course with Earth, and Goku – the strongest fighter on the planet – is all that stands between humanity and extinction. To save his friends and the world he loves, Goku must travel to a realm from which few return, but should he survive, he’ll discover the power to face the villainous Saiyan warlord – Prince Vegeta.
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For some reason, I picked DBZ up when Goku was training with King Kai, rather than starting from the beginning. I watched it through to the start of the Buu arc (after skipping a good portion of the Cell arc because it was JUST SO LONG) and gave up because the pace was just so slow I couldn't take it anymore.
Having said that, here's the reason why DBZ was paced so slowly: DBZ aired year round in Japan. It didn't have seasons or repeats. Every week (barring interruptions for special events, which happened a few times a year) for 7 years. DBZ was being produced faster than the manga was. They didn't want to deviate from the source, so they had to pad out what little they had until they could get new material from the manga. This is why they talked so much and brought a lot of the episodes to a painful halt. This is why inconsequential subplots were introduced, so they had more filler. I remember the Freiza battle being particularly painful, where Frieza and Goku would talk for the entire episode about how much they wanted to kill each other while only doing 2 or 3 moves that entire episode. I almost abandoned the series then honestly, but managed to hold on.
So, enter Dragon Ball Z Kai. This has been recut to fit the pace of the original manga. This is what DBZ _should have been_. This matches the manga. This is how Akira Toriyama wanted it to be. The subplots eliminated were not part of canon, so to speak.Read more ›
1. Starting with the box set before we get to the anime. Funimation, would you please care about your product as much as we the consumer does. I mean come on! You screwed up by putting vegeta on the cover of disc 1 and raditz on disc 2; he's not even in disc 2. Gez.
2. The opening sequences, "commercial" breaks, closing sequences are amazing animation. I wish they would of done it that way, I didn't even know what to expect, I thought it was going to be that type of animation like the 1 for that dbz movie with vegetas little brother table. But oh well I guess they didn't want to. It would've put a whole new feel to it and would of been like watching a brand new dbz.
3. it's Watching dbz in fast forward. Which is fine and all but its kinda weird from watching the original so many times to this.
1. If you don't have time to watch all of the episodes normally, this is a great way to get your fill and fix.
2. Dying for a dbz fix, want to watch that amazing fight sequence, you won't have to look far and skip through scenes and episodes just to get to the beef of the action, it's pretty much here.
3. Feels like the manga is being flip booked for me with dialogue and action nd everything.
So all in all ill take the good with the bad, its dbz there's not much to ever hate about it. (Except for you gohan who decides to turn ink saiyaman and not be a major bad ass like we know you could of been.) Anyways, lol in the end dbz is dbz an ill take all I can get from the 20 + old series.
I was a big fan of DBZ back in high school, when it aired on Toonami in the afternoons. I became an even bigger fan when FUNimation started releasing DVDs with original Japanese audio and subtitles. But somewhere along the way (I think it was when the first `orange brick' season sets were being released, where the picture was cropped to the point of distraction) I lost interest and moved on.
Then Dragon Ball Z `Kai' came along, and renewed my interest in the series. Here was DBZ with a new approach: all of that extra filler (like Princess Snake, Hell, the robot, the dinosaur, Fake Namek, the orphan children, the Ginyu Force on King Kai's planet (*shudder*) Garlic Jr. (*vomit*) etc. etc.) was removed, leaving behind only what was originally in the manga (well, I say `only' but there are a few exceptions- Gregory, for example). Now I could watch the series without it taking forever to get to the good parts. Some people miss the extra material, but I think the series is better off without it. The old filler scenes are not only pointless and tedious, they sometimes create huge plotholes (like Goku's old spacepod being destroyed but being intact later to take him to Namek, or again, the Garlic bloody Jr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dragon Ball Z Kai defines the second series of Dragon Ball with passion and dedication. On top of that, it has Kenji Yamamoto's score. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anthony
It didn't have enough episodes on it. The visuals weren't as nice as I thought they would be.Published 13 months ago by Cindi-Mae
I Like the dragon ball z Kai episodes I will be come back for the rest for the episodes of dragon ball z kaiPublished 16 months ago by Jarred
THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THANK YOU AND SEE YA AGAIN! YOU ROCK! A+ ALL THE WAY. A+ APublished 23 months ago by CHASE ALBERTS
I liked the new openings and beginnings. I also like that there wasn't tons of filler episodes, but I was disappointed that they began to censor everything. Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by mikoyoukai
I love Dragon Ball Z Kai it is just as good as Z. Kai is good because it is all about action. No filler. I like the filler though but I also enjoy it without filler. Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Nico
My grandson received this as a Christmas gift and he really loves it. The product arrived in very good condition and was priced at a reasonable rate.Published on December 27, 2012 by Loraine McCown
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|Please don't review until you actually own it.||
I completely agree. Only review this product if you actually own it. No one cares about you owning the Japanese blu-ray's or what you think will be on this product.
Mar 1, 2010 by Carl Sprayberry | See all 7 posts
|How many episodes are there?||
Thanks! Anytime, S. Miller :D
Mar 8, 2010 by N. Yadav | See all 24 posts
|Any news on the Japanese audio track?||
Most likely not. It'll probably only feature the new Japanese music track.
Mar 1, 2010 by Carl Sprayberry | See all 5 posts
|Which one should I get?||
There is no set that meets all of your requirements. If you want the original voices all 3 come with the original Japanese voices and Funimations dubbed voices and all have (optional) subtitles. All 3 are also uncut... to an extent. If you want a set that fills the screen it depends on what type... Read More
May 18, 2010 by B. Miller | See all 9 posts
|Is this dvd edited like the show is on nicktoons?||
Dec 4, 2010 by Freeze Man | See all 2 posts
|which should i buy ?? a recommendation is gratefully appreciated||Be the first to reply|
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