FUNimation Entertainment announced that it has remastered and digitally restored the entire Dragon Ball anime series, including the first thirteen episodes original to the series. The Dragon Ball Season Sets will be available at major retailers nationwide on September 15.
The Dragon Ball series is composed of 153 half-hour episodes which aired in Japan from 1986 -1989. It is an adaptation of the first portion of the Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama.
Dragon Ball Season Set One includes the first 31 episodes of the iconic franchise and chronicles the first adventures of Goku as a child as he meets Bulma, Master Roshi and others. Together they set out to find the seven magic Dragon Balls and make the wish that will change their lives forever.
“This is a project we have been looking forward to for a long time,” said Gen Fukunaga, president at CEO at FUNimation Entertainment. “Some of these episodes of the original series have never before been released in their uncut form in North America.”
The first Dragon Ball Season Set includes 31 episodes on 5 DVDs with more than 745 minutes of uncut action. The Season Set releases will feature an aspect ratio of 4:3, English and Japanese language options, and the original Japanese musical score in 5.1 Surround.
The Dragon Ball Season One Sets will be available at major retailers nationwide on September 15, 2009 and will have an SRP of $49.98.