Blu-ray Review: Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season 1

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Dragon Ball Z once again returns to the UK; but this time it’s been upgraded in High Defintion and re-dubbed for a new experience. Does this mean that Dragon Ball Z Kai – Season 1 is better than previous DVD releases? Find out in our review.

Synopsis:

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! Read more of this post

Manga UK and Animatsu Entertainment Confirm Potential Q3 Release Schedule; Samurai Bride To Be Released on Blu-ray

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Following on from the announcement that Manga UK had licensed Dragon Ball Z Kai for UK release later this year, and that a distribution deal-with Animatsu Entertainment have been obtained for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions; both companies have now unveiled their ‘potential’ third quarter release plans – and it includes a few surprises. Read more of this post

Manga Entertainment UK Acquires Dragon Ball Z Kai for UK Blu-ray and DVD Release

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Manga Entertainment UK have today announced, through their social media channels, that they will be releasing Dragon Ball Z Kai on both DVD and Blu-ray later this year; with the first instalment being released on the 3rd August 2015.

For those unaware Dragon Ball Z Kai is the ‘directors cut’ version of the popular anime series; whereby not only was the footage re-mastered by the original Japanese Animation Studio but filler content, such as the Garlic Jnr Saga, was removed. Other tweaks included new audio being re-recorded, both in English and Japanese, as well as some scenes being re-drawn with new character artwork. Read more of this post

Kix TV to Air New Episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai & Scan2Go from Next Week

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It’s not Blu-ray (or DVD) related but Kix TV, the Free-To-Air TV Channel that is currently available on Sky and Freesat, have today announced that new episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai will be shown along with relatively new anime-based TV Series, Scan2Go.

Dragon Ball Z Kai was previously shown on a daily basis when it started airing last year until all of its alotted episodes, which ran until the end of the Frezia Saga, were shown. Since then Dragon Ball Z Kai has had a ‘limited’ run on the TV channel with episodes being shown mostly at weekends but from next week the series will return to the TV Channel.

Dragon Ball Z Kai will recommence airing on the 22nd July 2013 and according to listing’s it will be broadcast at 8:30am, 12pm and 8pm everday with the series starting from the very first episode and continuing straight through to the new episodes.

In addition to Dragon Ball Z Kai, the Japanese-Korean anime series Scan2Go (which is co-produced by D-Rights and aimed at a younger auidience) also starts on the 22nd July, with episodes being shown at 8am, 12:30pm, 3:3opm, 9:30pm and 10pm everday. The series itself is set in a futuristic universe whereby races involving the use of miniature automated toy cars and cards are played out. The english dub for Scan2Go was produced by Ocean Productions and Blue Water Studios and has previously been shown on Cartoon Network in America.

It seems like Kix TV, which can be viewed for FREE if you have a Sky Box (or Freesat Box) is the new destination for edited anime series on TV, as the channel is also currently showing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Digimon Data Squad.

Dragonball Z Kai – Season 4 – REGION FREE

Dragonball Z Kai – Season 4

BD Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region B Compatible

Price: $42.88 / £28.30 (Excludes Postage)

Episodes: 78 – 98 (4 Blu-ray Discs)

Plot: Cell has finally reached his perfect form, and he won’t rest till civilization  falls!

Only a herculean effort by Earth’s heroes can stop Cell’s rampage, but a superhuman slugfest of unprecedented brutality leads to Goku’s shocking retirement! Young Gohan alone must now battle the monster and his miniature minions.

The outlook appears bleak, but somewhere Goku lurks, waiting to lend his strength to Gohan for one final Kamehameha Wave. Will it be enough to save the world?!

Kix TV to Air Dragon Ball Z Kai Daily Next Year, Timeslots Revealed

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It has not been ‘actively’ confirmed from CSC Media, but from the 6th January 2013 Dragon Ball Z Kai will be shown daily on the Kid’s TV Channel, Kix TV, which is available to view (for FREE) on Sky & Freesat.

Earlier in the month we revealed that Dragon Ball Z Kai will be shown as a special ‘Preview Event’ from boxing day for three days straight, well since then Kix TV released a new TV Advert showcasing that Dragon Ball Z Kai, along with Digimon: Data Squad and Power Rangers, would be shown as the early morning line-up, however a timeslot for each shown wasn’t revealed.

After some digging on the Kix TV Website, under the What’s On Section, it turns out that 4 episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai will be shown per day.

Starting at 8am, as part of the early morning line-up, an episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai will be shown, then another episode will be shown at 6pm. At 9pm both episodes will be repeated in an hour long timelot, thus offering viewers a ‘catch-up’ in preperation for the next day’s episodes.

Looking through the site suggests that, for now, this is the line-up that Dragon Ball Z Kai will follow until someone at Kix TV decides to change it, either way – having it this way means that a lot of people will be able to watch the show at different times during the day.

Kix TV to Air FUNimation Dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai on Boxing Day

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It has been revealed that Kix TV, owned by CSC Media, are to begin airing the FUNimation English Dub of Toei Animation’s Dragon Ball Z Kai on the 26th December 2012.

The new’s comes from the UK Dragon Ball Net website, whereby a forum user found the upcoming daily TV Schedules on the Kix Website. Since then another forum user uploaded an advert promoting Dragon Ball Z Kai’s airdate.

According to the TV Advert (shown above), which was advertised on Kix TV’s own TV channel, Dragon Ball Z Kai will air as a ‘special preview event’ for three days straight, with two episodes a day being shown. The current timeslot is 6pm and 6:30pm, so thats an hour worth of Dragon Ball Z Kai for three days, after which Dragon Ball Z Kai will be replaced with its normal show and a new timeslot will be given for Dragon Ball Z Kai later next year.

More importantly, the TV Advert showcases the FUNimation English Dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai and not the rumoured Ocean Dub – that aside its nice to see Anime (other than Pokemon, Beyblade & Yu-Gi-Oh!) being shown on UK TV, even if its edited down slightly.

Dragon Ball Z Kai will air on Kix TV (Sky Channel 627) from the 26th December 2012 at 6pm.