September 14, 2001
It looks like we are getting mixed information from Cartoon
Network and FUNimation. Earlier we received news from FUNi
that Season 5 (the new season of DBZ currently showing on
CN) that it would be about 43 episodes long. Cartoon Network
stated the following right before the new season aired:
Finally, the news Toonami fans have been waiting for: Starting
Monday, September 10, Cartoon Network will begin airing
96 episodes of Dragonball Z that have never before been
seen on U.S. television. These new episodes of Dragonball
Z encompass the King Kai Saga and the Majin Buu Saga and
continue the story of Goku, who, along with his son Gohan
and a handful of friends, defends the Earth against the
deadly forces of the mighty Saiyans.
Now that totally contradicts what FUNi stated earlier...
Not only that but FUNi has posted a new schedule on their
website of future DBZ episodes that extend to the 43rd new
episode. Which matches their own earlier statement but still
contradicts that of CN. The last time both of party's information
didn't match up Cartoon Network was correct. That was with
the DB premiere date, FUNi didn't acknowledge the delays and
publicly contradicted them weeks after CN stated the delay.
However this time CN themselves kind of brought their credibility
down with their little summary. They Goku and Gohan do not
defend the Earth from Saiyans for any long period of time.
Not any more in the future (except when Vegeta goes....),
and only for a short while in the past. You can tell that
the writer of that statement was far from being a true fan
or a person who's actually seen much of the series.
So basically your guess is as good as ours at this point....
Feel free to break this information down in the DBZN