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FUNimation to License Dragon Ball Kai (Confirmed)

by Panaru
Feb 2, 2010 10:59 PM | 34 Comments
According to Navarre, FUNimation confirmed its licensed for Dragon Ball Kai. The confirmation was revealed by Navarre during its Q3 2010 earning conference call. FUNimation's Official Blog has already posted Dragon ball Kai's logo as a sign of the confirmation.

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FUNimation Blog
Navarre

Story by ZerOne01

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I chuckled at the added "Z", just in case no one knows where Kai came from.

Jun 27, 2010 4:22 AM by no-thanks

Drunk_Samurai said:
Nobody is going to buy a show they have already bought.


Tell that to my friend who's collected literally every set of DBZ Funi has put out. The original VHS, the single DVDs, the canceled 'uncut' dvds, the orange boxsets, the dragon boxes... no doubt she'll get Kai too.

May 15, 2010 9:10 PM by Kinzo

mitamaking said:
Duh.

I like the idea of Chris Sabat playing everyone on the show, he is who we know as almost everyone. Just keep who you can please.

Ditto

Mar 30, 2010 11:17 AM by Ishmael

Drunk_Samurai said:
They lied to everybody about HD animation. The only thing that was in HD was the opening and endings. Nobody is going to buy a show they have already bought.

I'm buying it on BD. Of course I don't own it already because there's too many fucking episodes in Z.
mb5 said:
Anyone know when will it be out?

First DVD and BD sets come out in May with 13 or 15 episodes... I don't remember which. Second set date hasn't been set yet.

Mar 29, 2010 12:04 PM by skygtr

No surprise here.. Though there is NO WAY that I will watch the dubbed version. In fact. I like dragonball Kai way better: it's 49 episodes ahead already. the voices are in japanese and the subtitles are great! I am sticking to subs.. dubs can die in my opinion :S

Mar 28, 2010 2:27 PM by LMN1

Anyone know when will it be out?

Mar 19, 2010 5:31 PM by mb5

I kind of hope they care enough to do with the dub what was done with FullMetal Alchemist, where they got voice actors from different regions, not just one. IE, some awesome actors from LA, but also getting Vancouver god, Scott McNeil. Speaking of Scotty, I personally would prefer him as Piccolo. It was the Ocean Dub I remember seeing as a kid, but everyone's experience is different. Just saying, for me, Scott McNeil IS Piccolo and Sean Schemmel IS Goku. I can die happy if their in the dub.

Still, despite my hopes, I'm not terribly optimistic about that.

Feb 19, 2010 12:52 PM by Exire

ZerOne01 said:
rpn101 said:
not a surprise....and i submitted the exact same info as you but with different links 8 hours ago and they rejected it -.-


Oh different links? Dunno but maybe the links you gave are unacceptable?
btw, they got anime licensed again. Just wait for DVD then.


nah i'm pretty sure that a link to animenewsnetwork is acceptable xD anyway i wonder what the quality will be like being on a t.v.

Feb 4, 2010 10:29 PM by rpn101

Drunk_Samurai said:
Seriously? They will not sell well at all.

Just wait and see.

Feb 4, 2010 4:12 PM by Soundtrack

Raven_Shinobi said:
Drunk_Samurai said:
Seriously? They will not sell well at all.


I know many people who were discouraged from viewing DBZ due to the fillers, so Kai will be like a Godsend to them. Those who prefer the manga pace might get it as well.


They lied to everybody about HD animation. The only thing that was in HD was the opening and endings. Nobody is going to buy a show they have already bought.

Feb 4, 2010 3:04 PM by Drunk_Samurai

Drunk_Samurai said:
Seriously? They will not sell well at all.


I know many people who were discouraged from viewing DBZ due to the fillers, so Kai will be like a Godsend to them. Those who prefer the manga pace might get it as well.

Feb 4, 2010 9:05 AM by Hayatempest

Seriously? They will not sell well at all.

Feb 3, 2010 9:23 PM by Drunk_Samurai

Are they really going to redub with a brand new cast? I need some proof because thats just rediculous. Sean Schemmel IS goku.

Feb 3, 2010 4:05 PM by cheeko_gal

While I agree that DB Kai is nothing new, this is good for ppl new to the Dragonball franchise. I'm happy with Z. I mean, I grew up with it.

It's gonna be weird for the awesome voice cast to re-dub everything.

Feb 3, 2010 1:12 PM by TerrorH3ctor

no surprise!!! so that's why suppido have stopped subbing it ..... now have to wait for taka to sub from ep 40 onwards

Feb 3, 2010 12:35 PM by sebg

well no surprise here

Feb 3, 2010 12:06 PM by Mr_Gutts

reading this news has made my mood go over 9000!!!!

Feb 3, 2010 10:54 AM by Duelistbluerose

This is expected. They have nearly every other dragonball anime so might as well get kai as well.

Feb 3, 2010 10:43 AM by Severus_Grey

Duh.

I like the idea of Chris Sabat playing everyone on the show, he is who we know as almost everyone. Just keep who you can please.

Feb 3, 2010 9:24 AM by mitamaking

Awesome! I can't wait to watch it, if they either show it on TV or just release it on DVD.

Feb 3, 2010 8:51 AM by ShyLesbianNerd90

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