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Funimation's 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Z BD Collector's Edition Set Reaches 3,000 Pre-Order Goal

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Company to sell 6,000 total copies of set

Funimation stated at its panel at Anime Boston on Saturday that it has reached the 3,000 pre-orders necessary to produce the 30th anniversary Dragon Ball Z Blu-ray Disc collector's edition set. The company added that it will produce 6,000 copies of the set. The official website for the set lists that there are 2,813 copies remaining as of Saturday evening, and pre-orders are available until May 5.

Funimation announced the set last month, stating it needed 2,500 units pre-ordered in order to produce the set. The company later added that the original 2,500 number was a mistake, and 3,000 pre-orders would be needed. Funimation began taking pre-orders for the set on April 6.

The set includes: 37 Blu-ray Discs featuring Dragon Ball Z in 4:3 aspect ratio, an 11-inch Goku Grandista figure by Banpresto, a hardcover artbook, a certificate of authenticity, and a box for the set. The set will also feature new bonus content.

Funimation announced in 2011 that it would release the series for the first time on Blu-ray Disc. This release had planned to keep the 4:3 aspect ratio, but Funimation only released the first two volumes before suspending production on the release in 2012. Funimation stated at the time that it had to suspend production due to "technical challenges of restoring from the original film frame by frame," noting that "the cost incurred to restore these shows has outweighed the suggested retail price we were able to pass along to our fans." The company also stated at the time that it was "researching various technology that would let us proceed" with the Blu-ray releases.

Funimation later released the series on nine Blu-ray Disc volumes in 2013-2014, but those releases changed the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.

Source: Funimation panel at Anime Boston

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