Manga UK Announces U.K. DVD Release of Dragonball Z from July 2 (Updated)
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Manga UK has announced that it will be releasing the complete Dragon Ball Z series on DVD in high-definition widescreen. The first season box-set will be released on July 2, containing 39 remastered episodes. The set will be rated 12, with an RRP of £34.99. There will be nine season box-sets in all, including the first season set, so that the whole Dragonball Z series is released (291 episodes).
The schedule for the next eight box-sets is as follows:
Series 2 - 27th August 2012
Series 3 - 1st October 2012
Series 4 - 5th November 2012
Series 5 - 7th Jan 2013
Series 6 - 11th March 2013
Series 7 - 13th May 2013
Series 8 - 15th July 2013
Series 9 - 16th September 2013
The first season set will contain the following special features: "Revised English dialogue – English voice track with original Japanese music in Dolby 5.1," "Dragon Ball Z Rebirth featurette," "A New Look featurette," and textless opening and closing.
Manga later tweeted that the U.K. edition will be "the same version released by Madman and Funimation."
Between 1984 and 1995, Akira Toriyama created 519 installments of the original manga for the publisher Shueisha and its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The manga's 42 compiled volumes have sold over 150 million copies in Japan and over 300 million copies worldwide. Both the manga and its anime adaptations (Dragonball and Dragonball Z) have enjoyed success in countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Update - Release date for ninth box-set added.
Update 2 - More details added.
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