Dragonball Z Movie #06: Return of Cooler (Mania.com)

By:Darrel Dawson
Review Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002



The Review!
Audio
I watched it in Japanese only.The audio sounds good the problem is and it's the same with the other DBZ discs I own.You have to turn up the sound sure it's in mono but other mono anime I don't have to but this one I do.

Video
This looks really good.If you look hard you're going to see a few nicks etc..I own a few other DBZ discs, and this is very good video quality compared to those.This is the best looking one.It's also nice to these movie like this instead of watching the cruddy fansub.

Menu
Standard stuff nothing special.

Extras
The funi movies blah and voice actor interviews yeah DBZ dub is problay the worst I've ever heard like I want to hear from these people.Toei and Akira Toriyama made lots of DB art over the years how about a art gallary.Or putting the interviews with Akira Toriyama on there instead of the dub actors.

Packaging
Once again horrible cover art.DBZ has the worst cover art for any anime I've seen.

Content
This movie is pretty decent.It's story isn't good at all really and it's a typical dbz movie story.Although a few of them are good like movie 8, and 13.The fighting scenes are pretty good and I enjoyed them.This is a good 45 minutes of fun.Could a non DBZ fan enjoy it? More than likely the movies most of them are pretty enjoyable weather you like the tv series or not.This is also known as movie 6 currently it's the best DBZ movie released in the US.Also it means the US is a little closer to the best of crop movie 8,9,11,12 and 13 (Yes I like movie 11)
One thing that I'm suprised is at the very end it has Son Goku saying come catch movie 7 for this summer vacation or summer of 92 heh.It's great to see something like that.This also problay one of the best dbz discs out Funi seems to be easing up a bit and letting Steven J Simmons put a little heavier language but still it's not what it should be.

In the end if you like fighting anime movies this is one of the best in the US.I recommend it and I enjoyed it good stuff.



Review Equipment
JVC XV 523 dvd player and 32" Mitsubishi TV



Mania Grade: B+
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: A-
Packaging Rating: F
Menus Rating: C
Extras Rating: F
Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
MSRP: 24.95
Running time: 62
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Dragon Ball Z