Thursday, May 13, 2010

Dragon Ball Kai Coming to America

Dragon Ball Kai, which is a more true to the manga adaption of the anime (leaving out much of the filler in the original run of DBZ) began airing in Japan sometime in 2009. Funimation now has the rights to Kai and is bringing it state side under the label Dragon Ball Z Kai. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I so knew this was gonna happen and it is the primary reason I refuse to buy the Dragon Box DVD sets. If I want to watch the more extended filler anime of DBZ, I have no problem sticking with Funi's remastered orange boxes. 

As for Kai, I've watched some subtitled episodes and it's pretty good stuff. Funimation is not only redubbing the Z Kai, they also intended to use the original Japanese score for Kai, which, in my humble opinion, blows the original BGM for the Japanese version of Z out of the water. The first part of season one contains 13 episodes and it will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray. The first set is due out on May 18th so if you've got some money to kill, by all means, pick it up.