The big news of the is the promise of the original Dragon
Ball episodes coming this summer or fall. No public
announcements have been released about it, except for
the voice actor for our ever-present hero of the story,
Goku. Stephanie Nadolny was voted #1 to receive the
part of Goku's voice for this summers Dragon Ball release.
Only time will tell the episode's quality, and popularity.
Also, unlike rumors before, DBGT is planned to eventually
make it's way to the US, says Gen Fukunaga, Executive
Producer and President. "We plan to move to Dragon Ball
GT after DBZ and we also want to find a way to give
Dragon Ball exposure as well. But, these shows cannot
be heavily promoted today because the retailers do not
want the confusion in the market place of having 3 similar
products simultaneously." A specific release date for
Dragon Ball, nor Dragon Ball GT has yet been announced.
5 of Dragon Ball Z is also set for the summer or fall,
so apparently, it's schedule will overlap with Dragon
Balls. It will be interesting on how scheduling for
Toonami will change. Major production seems to be coming
to a head for this summer and fall. Not only is Season
5 of Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball coming, but also
Movie #4 slated for U.S. release around August 2001.
Movie #5 expected in October, #6 to follow shortly thereafter.
also seems that Dragon Ball made be widening it's horizons
on the gaming front once again. You may recall video
games such as Ultimate Battle 22, and Dragon Ball GT:Final
Bout. Neither of which were commended as reasonably
good, or successful games. Maybe infogrames will bring
true quality with their prized license. No consoles,
or release dates are yet set. Infogrames is currently
in the preproduction phase of game development and as
such, are focusing on putting the finishing touches
on game design documents and acquiring necessary approvals.
We will keep a close eye on the movement of this company
and the production of the game for you.
DVDs and VHSs have been released. Along with release
dates of not-on-the market ones. The information on
dates seems slightly unreliable to me. Many things I
think should come out before others. So don't just look
at this, and go to the mall and expect to find the tapes
there. Frankly, I'd say use you telephone first. FUNimation
has released two DVDs. "Androids" And "Dr. Gero". Assassins
is set for release at 4/3/2001. FUNimation has also
released dates for it's VHS episodes. Perfect Cell episodes
"Temptation" and "Perfection" are set to be released
on 4/17/2001. "Unstoppable" and "Ultimatum" for 6/19/2001.
Apparently, The Great Saiya-Man episodes are set to
be released BEFORE the Cell ones. This is why I find
it hard to believe. Then again, I have been out lately.
I'll check the local shops for answers soon enough.
"Declaration" and "Gohan's Secret" according to resources,
have already been released! "Crash Course" is set for
5/15/2001. And one VHS "Junior Division" is going to
be released 5/15/2001. These numbers look very jumbled
up to me. Don't rely on them too much.
last thing, for all you high speed broadband connections
out there. Cartoon Network has made a sort of "online
TV" for you to enjoy. I personally have not looked at
it, but you should. Check it out at: http://cartoonnetwork.com/TOONAMI/reactor/
DBZN News Contributor