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Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box Six

Dragon Ball Z

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On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2005
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Grade:
B

Dragon Ball Z is perhaps one of the most popular anime series to hit American shores and Funimation knows this. Why do you think there have been so many re-releases over the years?

The Dragon Box sets bring the original uncut Japanese version of DBZ on DVD. Each set contains approximately 40 episodes in their original form, remastered frame by frame. This means that there are no cropped images like in the previously released sets. If fans want DBZ just like it originally aired, then this is the way to go.

Dragon Box Six contains episodes from the Majin Buu Saga, beginning with the World Fighting Tournament and ending with the breaking of the Z Sword. There are definitely some cool moments to be seen including Majin Vegeta and Super Sayain 3 Goku. Still, you’re going to have to sit through a lot of filler to get to the good parts.

I never realized before how boring Dragon Ball Z can be sometimes. It’s not that it’s bad. The pace is just too slow when compared to the intense action sequences. For this reason, I prefer getting the Dragon Ball Z Kai sets on Blu-ray. The pace is much quicker and the picture quality is even better. DBZ Kai is the best of the best.

That doesn’t mean the Dragon Box sets are bad though. They do have a great nostalgic feeling to them and also include a sweet miniature episode guide filled with in-depth details and some fantastic artwork. Overall, it’s not that bad a purchase. It’s definitely recommended if you want to relive some of those classic Dragon Ball Z moments.

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Matt Rodriguez
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