History Anime / DragonballKAI

18th Jan '17 8:08:13 AM PF
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Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled ''The Final Chapters'') is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes. (The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete and includes a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release, so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.) It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.

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Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled ''The Final Chapters'') is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes. (The [[note]]The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete and includes a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release, so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.) [[/note]] It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.
17th Jan '17 4:41:37 PM MarcoPolo250
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Toei Animation recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for that which Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This gives us a ratio of roughly one''Kai'' episode for every two of ''Dragon Ball Z''.)

Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled "The Final Chapters") is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes. (The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete and includes a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release, so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.) It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.

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Toei Animation recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for that which Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This gives us a ratio of roughly one''Kai'' one ''Kai'' episode for every two of ''Dragon Ball Z''.)

Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled "The ''The Final Chapters") Chapters'') is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes. (The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete and includes a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release, so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.) It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.



The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. The show started airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall of 2014, and later started airing reruns on [adult swim] proper in February 2015. The Buu Saga is debuted on Toonami in January 2017, running alongside the Funimation dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.

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The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in both the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') Creator/{{Nicktoons}} and [[Creator/TheCW CW]] [[note]] Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}}[[/note]] broadcasts) for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. (in)famous.

The show started airing on uncut version would be aired via Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall November of 2014, and later started airing followed by reruns on [adult swim] proper beginning in February 2015. The Buu Saga is debuted ''The Final Chapters'' began airing on Toonami in January 7, 2017, running alongside the Funimation Funimation's dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
11th Jan '17 11:12:35 PM Smeagol17
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The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. The show started airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall of 2014, and later started airing reruns on [adult swim] proper in February 2015. The Buu Saga is set to debut on Toonami in January 2017, running alongside the Funimation dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.

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The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. The show started airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall of 2014, and later started airing reruns on [adult swim] proper in February 2015. The Buu Saga is set to debut debuted on Toonami in January 2017, running alongside the Funimation dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
3rd Jan '17 8:03:04 AM bowserbros
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* DigitalDestruction: Some fans have lambasted the efforts of Creator/QTec (and later, Toei themselves) in regards to the footage. It's not entirely unfounded, as it's pretty obvious they're working for the cheap. This got worse during the series' version of the Buu saga.

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* DigitalDestruction: Some fans have lambasted the efforts of Creator/QTec (and later, Toei themselves) in regards to the footage. It's not entirely unfounded, as it's pretty obvious they're working for the cheap. This got worse during the series' version of the Buu saga.saga, which was remastered by Toei themselves. In this case, the picture is permanently cropped to 16:9 and features a noticeable green tint compared to the Blu-ray releases of ''Z'' (which appear to use a similar remastering process).
25th Dec '16 4:51:19 AM Loekman3
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** As of episode 68 of DragonBallSuper, this retcon didn't stick, [[spoiler: with King Kai, Bubbles and Gregory are still dead, and the plot was about bringing them back. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Goku failed to do so.]]]]

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** As of episode 68 of DragonBallSuper, ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', this retcon didn't stick, [[spoiler: with King Kai, Bubbles and Gregory are still dead, and the plot was about bringing them back. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Goku failed to do so.]]]]
8th Dec '16 9:14:23 AM kyojikasshu
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The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. The show started airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall of 2014, and later started airing reruns on [adult swim] proper in February 2015.

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The English dub of ''Kai'' comes considerably closer to the Japanese version of the show than the ''Z'' dub since it lacks the character rewrites, replacement scores ([[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement though the entire Japanese score ended up replaced around the world with recycled music tracks from DBZ when the composer was found to have infringed upon other artists' work]]), or major dialogue changes (though a few [[NeverSayDie dialogue alterations]] exist in the Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}} broadcast of ''Kai'') for which the ''Z'' dub became (in)famous. The show started airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim in Fall of 2014, and later started airing reruns on [adult swim] proper in February 2015. The Buu Saga is set to debut on Toonami in January 2017, running alongside the Funimation dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
7th Dec '16 2:01:48 PM Xtifr
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'''''Dragon Ball Kai''''' ('''''Dragon Ball Z Kai''''' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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'''''Dragon ''Dragon Ball Kai''''' ('''''Dragon Kai'' (''Dragon Ball Z Kai''''' Kai'' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.
1st Dec '16 3:12:44 PM Tomodachi
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** As of episode 68 of DragonBallSuper, this retcon didn't stick, [[spoiler: with King Kai, Bubbles and Gregory are still dead, and the plot was about bringing them back. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Goku failed to do so.]]

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** As of episode 68 of DragonBallSuper, this retcon didn't stick, [[spoiler: with King Kai, Bubbles and Gregory are still dead, and the plot was about bringing them back. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Goku failed to do so.]]]]]]
1st Dec '16 3:11:50 PM Tomodachi
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** As of episode 68 of DragonBallSuper, this retcon didn't stick, [[spoiler: with King Kai, Bubbles and Gregory are still dead, and the plot was about bringing them back. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Goku failed to do so.]]
30th Nov '16 9:00:20 AM hello86
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* ScheduleSlip: For the Buu Saga English dub. Back in 2013, Krillin's Japanese actress announced the rest of the series was specifically being put together specifically for overseas broadcasts. It eventually aired on Japanese TV anyways, but that's besides the point. FUNimation didn't announce releases for the series. 2014, again, no release dates despite them releasing new Z Blu-Rays & dubbing ''Battle of Gods''. 2015, again, no release dates despite licensing & dubbing ''Resurrection F'' in less time than they got ''Battle of Gods''. 2016, despite Sean Schemmel stating that he was the last one to record voices for the dub, which he'd done several months prior to saying so, no release dates. Since then, FUNimation has announced that they're going to dub ''Super'', plus the fact that other countries have dubbed the Buu Saga, has effectively gotten ''Kai'' fans baffled as to when they're finally going to announce it. It's speculated to start airing in early 2017 after Toonami's done airing the uncut Cell Saga, but no official word has been announced by either them, Adult Swim, or FUNimation. Even Kyle Hebert is confused, as he also said he'd recorded for the dub months prior.
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