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Dragon Ball Z Season Nine Box Set

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

The Dragon Ball Z Season Nine box set includes six DVDs that contain the final 38 episodes of the series. The first two discs contain seven episodes, the next three discs contain six episodes, and the final disc contains six episodes and the extras. The first 33 episodes on the set focus on the battle with Majin Boo, while the remaining five episodes are the aftermath of the battle and another Tenkaichi Tournament.

On the main menu of the first five discs, you can choose to watch all the episodes, watch the disc with the marathon feature, choose which episode you want to watch, and set up your language and subtitle options.

One of the best features of the Dragon Ball Z sets is the marathon feature; this allows you to watch all of the episodes back-to-back. However, with the marathon feature, you only see the opening credits once, and the ending credits are not shown. This feature is very helpful when you're trying to watch all of the episodes on a disc in a single sitting.

In the setup menu, you can choose between the English audio from when the series originally aired on television, the English dialogue with the original Japanese music, and Japanese dialogue and music. In this menu, you can also choose to turn the subtitles on and off.

The menu on the sixth DVD adds in a link for the special features. This set still includes textless opening and closing songs, which are the same ones that appeared on the Dragon Ball Z Season Seven and Eight DVD box sets. On these textless songs, the credit text is gone, but there are still subtitles that appear on the screen. Also in the extras menu is a link for trailers. The trailers included on this set are for: D.Gray-man, Case Closed, The Galaxy Railways, Dragon Ball Z, Samurai 7, xxxHOLic, One Piece, and Tsubasa.

As with the previous eight box sets, there are still issues with the audio mastering levels. FUNimation's splash screen at the beginning of the discs, the trailer at the start of the disc, and the menu are mastered at a high audio level. However, the actual episodes themselves were mastered at a very soft audio level. I also have to say that the majority of the episodes on this disc were rather tedious to watch, because the battle with Majin Boo just drags on for a ridiculous amount of time.

While I was disappointed with the audio levels and the lack of special features, as well as with most of the episodes included on the set, this release is still a "must get" for a Dragon Ball Z fan that wants all the episodes on DVD and isn't interested in obtaining the Dragon Boxes.

In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD box set through the King County Library System.


Disc 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
The Evil of Men
Buu Against Buu
Empty Planet
Time Struggle
Super Moves of Gotenks
Trapped In Forever
Feeding Frenzy
Gotenks Is Awesome!
Unlucky Break
A Whole New Gohan
Search For Survivors
Majin Buu Transforms
The Old Kai's Weapon
Ready To Fuse?
Union Of Rivals
Meet Vegito
Rip in the Universe
Vegito... Downsized
The Incredible Fighting Candy


Disc 4
Disc 5
Disc 6
The Innards of Buu
Mind Trap
Deadly Vision
Evil Kid Buu!
End Of Earth
True Saiyans Fight Alone



Battle for the Universe Begins
Vegeta's Respect
Minute Of Desperation
Old Buu Emerges
Earth Reborn
Call To Action



People of Earth Unite
Spirit Bomb Triumphant
Celebrations With Majin Buu
He's Always Late
Granddaughter Pan
Buu's Reincarnation
Goku's Next Journey

Bonus Features
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Content copyright © 2014 by Lesley Aeschliman. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Brenda Chen for details.

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