So, according to Chris Sabat Dragon Ball Kai hasn't sold well for FUNimation. If anything it has boosted sales of the Orange Bricks. If I may remind you all that Dragon Ball merchandise in Japan dipped when Dragon Ball Kai was on air and has one begun to rebound in the first full year it has been off the air, I would like to lead the group in a nice hearty laugh.
In other news, I do believe that Part Eight shall be arriving soon for you RightStuf guys. Woot?
Personally I blame Naruto Shippuden, Bleach and One Piece for getting people to prefer slow pacing.
I kid... or do I?
But I'm very disappointed that Kai did not sell better. I wonder why it didn't.
Do American buyers really want that old arguably bad dub that much that they'd rather watch it with washed out video?
Is it simply a matter of the Orange Bricks being much cheaper? Walmart was selling double seasons and even 3 seasons in one box for a while at low low prices. Now they're selling those half season sets which IMO are more conventional but not as cheap as the orange bricks in episodes per dollar.
Let us not forget Kai was the only way to buy DBZ for Blu-Ray and now is the only way to get more than the first season on Blu-Ray. You'd think that would have helped some.
See, I think I see goes back to 2007 when the Season Sets came out, Kai probably sells way more than those Blu-ray Level sets did, but it's probably a similar situation to Kai's sells.
All that advertising? Even now into today, added? Heck, just look on the covers of the Season Sets: "DIGITALLY REMASTERED."
That's all there is to it, besides on the official DBZ website, where it now says "Presented in Standard Definition", but even on the new Wal-Mart exclusive "half season" sets, still says on the back "Presented in High Definition.", so even with Kai? People, casual people? Don't care, they believe they have the best version out there, so...oh well.
I'm happy to say that I'm all caught up with my DBZ Kai home releases, I do still have 2 sets I need to watch but at least their home safe on my DVD bookcase! I never thought I'd ever like DBZ seeing as how I wasn't a fan of the original show before it got the "Kai" treatment, but man......this show has really grown on me and I'm happy to call myself a DBZ fan now.
Keep supporting the industry and pick these home releases up if you've never seen the show or are curious about DBZ as a whole, they're well worth your $$$.
One explanation to add is that a lot of people saw buying Kai as doing a double dip (or a triple, for Dragon Box buyers), and just didn't want to do that. But yeah, I bet price has plenty to do with it.
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To be honest, I really don't mind at all. DBZ is waaay better than Kai, IMO, and the people who bought Z instead of Kai are smart.
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Just wondering, how was Dragon Soul from parts 7 and 8 handled? I heard that 7 had a few prior singers returning, but how was that handled?
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