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  • Audio Rating: A
  • Video Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: A-
  • Extras Rating: B
  • 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 GT

Dragon Ball GT Vol. #01: Baby: Affliction

By Allen Freeman     July 20, 2003
Release Date: April 15, 2003

The Review!
What They Say: The adventures of
Goku continue, but this time our hero has a small
problem; the devious Emperor Pilaf has wished Goku
back to childhood through the power of the Eternal
Dragon! What's worse is that Goku and Trunks are
on the verge of having their bodies used for twisted
scientific experimentation on the machine planet, M2.
All hope lies in Pan, Goku's own granddaughter.
Will Pan arrive in time to thwart the plans of the
wicked Dr. Myuu? And what about the incredibly
powerful General Rilldo? Plus, an evil power looms
large on the horizon, a power that threatens to destroy
all humanity.

Audio: For review purposes, I viewed the new
Funimation dub. The music used for the show is really
good. There was quite a bit of sound coming out of the
back speakers for 2.0 audio, especially in anime. I
noticed no audio faults in the disc.

Video: Hmm...the video on this, is not that good.
Although this is not really an encoding fault from funimation.
The video is how it was when it aired. The color pallet
for the show is kind of weird. It has kind of moody colors.
There was also a fair amount of pixelation.

Packaging: This was a pretty cool cover, featuring
General Rilldo in the foreground and Goku in the
Background. Kinda stylish cover actually. I dont
really know what to say, the cover is just really
cool looking.

Menus: The menus were quite nice on the disc,
with very fast load times, except when you go to
the main menu whcih takes 3-4 seconds. There
is some nice art in the background, and music
from the English dub for the menu audio.

Extras: Not that much, but its nice to have the
extra "Episode" here. This "Episode" is just a
recap of the first sixteen episodes of the show,
because Funimation is starting releasing the DVDs
with episode 17.

Content: (Broken Down By Episode)
Previous Episodes: Goku has been turned into a
child by Emperor Pilaf by using the Dark Star
Dragonballs. There is a catch witht he Dark Star
Dragonballs though, if you don't find them in a year,
the last place they were used will blow up! Using a
Capsule Corp spaceship, Goku, Trunks, and Pan
set out to find the Dragonballs and save the Earth.
When they stop at a planet, a mysterious robot
eats their dragon radar! The robot then convinces
them to go to his home planet, M2.

Episode 16, Pan's Gambit: Goku and Trunks have
been captured by General Rilldo, and evil military
man on planet M2. Pan is the only one who can
save Goku and Trunks. To save them, Pan decides
to dress up as a robot, and this work, until her
cover is blown. She then has to face Nat, a member
of the robot trio, the Mega Cannon Sigma Force.

Episode 17, Unexpected Power: Goku is freed by
Pan from Dr. Myuu's laboratory. Once Goku is
freed though, some trouble finds him. The Mega
Cannon Sigma Force is ready to take Goku on!
The Mega Cannon Sigma Force can combine
into different weapons and machines of destruction.
This will be one tough battle for Goku.

Episode 18, A General Uprising: Goku has defeated
the Mega CannonSigma Force, but not without an
excess of trouble. Goku has barely survived, but now
he needs to face the toughest known adversary on
planet M2, General Rilldo. With the need to protect
his granddaughter, Pan, will Goku be able to beat
General Rilldo?

Review Equipment
TV: 19" Samsung TXH1970, DVD Player: RCA RC5223P


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