Dragonball Z TV #09: Namek - Departure (of 17) (Mania.com)

By:Chris Beveridge
Review Date: Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Release Date: Tuesday, August 10, 1999



What They Say
Episodes 26: Battle’s End
Even after getting hit by the Spirit Bomb, Vegeta is still alive! Although he is injured and weak, Vegeta seems still too strong for the Earth’s warriors. Just as Vegeta is about to finish off Gohan, Gohan’s tail grows back again! Gohan then transforms into a giant ape and starts attacking Vegeta!

Episodes 27: A New Goal…Namek!
The damaged Vegeta leaves the Earth, promising he will be back to destroy everyone. Goku wants to bring back the Earth’s other warriors, but the Dragon Balls don’t exist anymore on earth! Krillin remembers that the Saiyans had said that the Dragon Balls could be found on the planet Namek, so Mr. Popo and Bulma go to find out if Kami’s original spaceship will still work.

Episodes 28: Journey to Namek
Kami’s spaceship is reconstructed and ready for the long journey, so the Dragon Balls search crew – Bulma, Krillin and Gohan – takes off to Namek. At first, they enjoy a nice ride, but all of a sudden they are attacked and captured by a mysterious spaceship run by refugees! Meanwhile, the injured Vegeta travels back to his army base to recover.

The Review!
Audio and video on this installment of Dragonball Z is pretty decent. You'll not find many surprises in the audio department and the video is fairly clean.

Features
English Language

Review Equipment
Toshiba CF36H50 36" TV, Pioneer 414 codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE915 DD receiver, Monster S-Video cable and Sony speakers.



Mania Grade: B
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: B
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: C
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
MSRP: 14.98
Running time: 65
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Dragon Ball Z