Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Goku - Earth's greatest champion - bravely defends humanity against an invading race of warriors known as the Saiyans. When the mighty hero falls, his young son Gohan rises up to face the very villains who murdered his father. The battle rages through space to Planet Namek, where Gohan and his overmatched allies risk their lives to defeat the Saiyan warlord Vegeta - and the monster known as Frieza!
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A must for any Dragonball fan.
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1. I simply did not like the American version, especially the voice acting and music. While this comes down to personal preference, I didn't feel like the guitar riffs fit the series very well, and in terms of voice acting, Frieza went from a cold, sadistic monster to a raspy old lady. I just couldn't take it seriously. Again, this comes down to personal preference, but the inclusion of the original music, along with the new recording by the old Japanese voice actors, is a welcome addition. The US version had also been heavily cut for TV and was poorly translated. They have released the uncut version before, but this version has better translation.
2. I didn't like the filler. This time, it has been cut out and follows the manga more closely. This is important for me because I don't have as much time anymore, so this gives me the opportunity to rewatch the series without watching 10-12 drawn out episodes waiting for Goku to make his way on Snake Way. If you haven't watched the series before, you may want to skip DBZ Kai and watch it in its entirety, but if you don't like filler, this is the version for you.
One of the things I don't like about this release is the omission of the original theme and prologue music from its original state. The trumpet in the prologue music was a staple of the series that really made it memorable. It's not a huge deal but it really would have made the overall experience complete.
Overall, I'd recommend this for people who only really care about the storyline and for its adherence to its original roots (minus some of the music).
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Both TOEI Animation and Funimation English dubbed people did a great job.
Can't wait to get more 'Dragon Ball Kai' in the future...
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