By Marc | July 18th, 2009
We are finally getting an American release of the fully remastered Dragon Ball Z Dragonboxes.
Not generally a person to just post post press releases, but for now I’m just quite happy that it’s actually happening, so I’ll let Funi’s press release do the talking. There are also more pictures of early packaging mockups from our friends at DaizenshuuEX at the bottom.
Flower Mound, TX – July 18, 2009 — FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, today announces that it has acquired the original masters for the entire Dragon Ball Z anime series, episodes and films, and will release all as the Dragon Box for the first time in the U.S. The first of seven Dragon Boxes will be available at major retailers nationwide this Fall.
The Dragon Box will be produced from the original Dragon Box masters after a frame by frame restoration and will span the entire 291 episode television series and all 13 of its movies.
This definitive DVD box release begins with Dragon Box One which includes the first 42 episodes, uncut, on 6 discs.
The Dragon Box releases will feature an aspect ratio of 4:3, the original Japanese audio (with options for an English track or English subtitles), the original episode previews, complete opening and closing credits and a collector’s booklet.
Dragon Box One will be available at major retailers nationwide on November 10, 2009 and will have an SRP of $79.98.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com
By Marc | June 2nd, 2009
Some game news from E3 via press releases.
Looks like the new Dragon Ball related games will be published directly by Namco-Bandai and be Atari free.
Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans, for the Nintendo DS. This one is the Kai RPG (guess that tells us if Funi secretly has Kai yet or not.)
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, for the 360/PS3. This is a fighting/action game that is in the style of Budokai Tenkaichi/Sparking.
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, for the Wii. This is a sidescrolling platform action game, that we first told you about here on FBR far far earlier in the year before it was fully known what the game was yet.
All three games are scheduled for release this fall
Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z – © 2009 BIRD STUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
By Marc | August 19th, 2008
Got some information on the English version of the game. Everyone should be aware the information regarding this only seems to list it as coming out in Europe in December 2008, but since some listings have shown up at American stores, we will probably get it sooner rather than later. (Some of this news may have been known for the Japanese version, but it can be confirmed for the English version now). Also have some screenshots and nice high resolution looks at the game character models Continue reading