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Dragon Ball Z: Season Seven (Great Saiyaman & World Tournament Sagas)
Seven years of peace have passed since the defeat of the monstrous Cell, and the Z-Fighters have enjoyed a return to normal life. Goku has eagerly continued his training in Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has renewed his scholarly pursuits while attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. Two fresh new Saiyan faces have also appeared on the scene—Goku’s son Goten, and Vegeta’s son Trunks!
Now, the time has come for the Z-Fighters to reunite, as the new World Martial Arts Tournament is set to begin. The greatest warriors on Earth have come together for their chance to capture the title of the reigning champion, Mr. Satan—but behind the scenes, sinister forces are at work. An evil eye watches the competitors’ every move, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. The action grows fierce on the tournament floor, but for the Z-Fighters, the real fight is only just beginning!
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Seven years of peace have passed since the defeat of the monstrous Cell, and the Z-Fighters have enjoyed a return to normal life. Goku has eagerly continued his training in Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has renewed his scholarly pursuits while attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. Two fresh new Saiyan faces have also appeared on the scene - Goku's son Goten,
||Kyle Hebert, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel|
||Animated, Color, Widescreen, Original recording remastered, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:
|DVD Release Date:
||November 11, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:
|| based on 75 reviews|
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19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Great Saiyaman!!Sep 14, 2008
Season 7 takes place after the drool-worthy ending to the Cell games in which Gohan obliterates Cell with his one-handed Kamehameha wave.
Now a few years later Gohan is ready to start High School which means no more home school from Chi Chi.
However, directly before this Goku takes part in a filler martial arts tournament from beyond the grave and we get to see Frieza, King Cold, The Ginyu Force and even Cell again one more time. The final battle of the tournament is Goku (duh) vs. Pikkon under supervision of the Grand Kai. This part honestly has nothing to do with the overall plot of the series and was just a filler section before the next arc starts.
Back to Gohan (and the actual story). Gohan is on his way to school, sees a robbery, and transforms to a SSJ to beat his enemies in a flash.
Now the whole town is going on about the "Gold Fighter". So, in order to draw attention from his new superhero Gohan creates another superhero with a disguise so people won't know its him. He creates probably the most godawful yet super hilarious costume and character. He calls himself the "Great Saiyaman" and does little dances to intimidate the enemy.
If somebody who has never watched DBZ sees these episodes as their introduction into the series they probably would turn away immediately, but believe me this part is not THAT bad. I would honestly rather watch this part of the series 5 times in a row than sit through GT again.
Gohan goes to meet Videl, daughter of Hercule, at school and befriends her. She eventually discovers his true identity and in order to prevent blackmail Gohan teaches her how to fly. Goten and Trunks also achieve SSJ while training.
Season 7 might dwell into the World Martial Arts Tournament that takes place next, but probably not very far if it does. Basically mid way through the tournament is when the next Saga starts and we learn of the new deadly threat to the world. Majin Buu.
Season 7 is an essential part of the DBZ collection seeing as how it ties the end of the Cell Saga and beginning of the Buu saga together. The episodes may be most non-serious of the series, but they are there for a reason.
If you've been collecting from Season One be sure to pick up your copy when its released.
16 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Hopefully Helpful InformationNov 05, 2008
By Reconnecting To My Childhood
"Time Won't Let Me Go"
This isn't supposed to be released until next week as of my writing this but i stumbled across a copy that must have shipped early and made it to the shelves at my local walmart earlier tonight. I was one of the guys who grew into their adolescence watching this show and it filled the void that pokemon left when it became considered to juvenile after sixth grade.
This season contains the following 25 episodes:
195 Warriors of the Dead- Goku meets Grand Kai and runs into Cell & Frieza Again
196 Tournament Begins- Goku enters another world tournament
197 Water Fight- Other World Tournament plays out, quarter finals
198 Final Round- Other world tournament heats up, final round begins
200 Goku vs. Pikkon- Other world tournament ends, will Goku or Pikkon win
201 Gohan Goes to High School- 7 years after cell, Teen Gohan goes to high school
202 I Am Saiyaman- Gohan becomes a super hero
203 Gohan's First Date- Gohan is blackmailed into a date
204 Rescue Videl- Gohan must...rescue videl
205 Blackmail- Gohan is blackmailed into world tournament by Videl
206 I'll Fight Too!- Other Z fighters want in on world tournament
207 The Newest Super Saiyan- Trunks and Goten have secrets, Videl meets Chi-Chi
208 Take Flight, Videl- Gohan teaches Videl and Goten to fly
209 Gather for the Tournament- Everyone meets at the tournament, some old friends finally reunite
210 Camera Shy- Everyone is at tournament, prelims begin
211 The World Tournament- The world tournament junior division begins
212 Trunks .vs. Goten- World tournament juniors continue
213 Best of the Boys- Who will win Goten or Trunks?
214 Big Trouble, Little Trunks- Trunks fights Mr. Satan/Hercule, Goku is confronted by mystery men
215 Who Will Fight Who?- The important fighting order is decided, and manipulated
216 Forfeit of Piccolo- Everyone is stunned when Piccolo forfeits, what could be his reason?
217 A Dark and Secret Power- Videl fights a man stronger than expected
218 Videl is Crushed- Her opponent prolongs the match totorture Videl
219 Identities Revealed- Gohan takes the ring but blows his disguise
220 Energy Drain- Two mystery men have a surprise for Gohan which will lead us towards the Babadi, Majin Buu saga.
These episodes are mostly considered filler that lead into the final major villain of Dragon Ball Z and all the Majin Buu saga's. I however enjoy seeing Gohan just be Gohan for a bit before getting back into the action and the first few episodes are Goku entering a tournament in the after life which are at the least entertaining if not a repeat of what we've already seen. I remember liking how they take Videl's character from someone i didn't like at all and made her likeable as episodes went on with the interaction between she and Gohan, it reminds me of Dragon Ball's earlier episodes and Chi-Chi being reintroduced towards the end.
I personally enjoy these episodes but by far my favorite season will always be the cell games saga, maybe because of the time of my life they aired (i was the same age Gohan is at) or the subject's they covered and area's they ventured, they will always be my favorite and the sixth season set was the best out of all of them as far as the episodes go. it may be that after that season I began feeling too old for DBZ but I liked where that saga left off on a high point and in a good place.
However, I find the whole series enjoyable and these episodes are no different, actually I'm finding myself enjoying them now almost more than when they originally aired because the aniticipation that used to stay with me during episodes to see where they were going and when and what the next battle would be is gone now and i can actually pay attention to the slower parts focusing on other areas besides the fighting.
The box and set itself is the same as always with the booklet and obviously the controversial cropped image. The cropping doesn't bother me much and never has and after buying all the sets so far in I don't see a reason to buy them again without the cropping because for me it won't make that big a difference. I hope for some of you that it does matter that someday they release these in original format but they are more than good enough for me. Some shots you notice the cropping but admtittedly it does make others more cinematic or enhanced.
I always appreciate the preview of the next saga's on the last disc and hopefully the next season will come out as quickly as this one did so we can finish up this series and I can relive all my childhood memories before I get too old.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Loved the Great Saiyaman arc but some may have problems with the three episodes per disc (disc 4-6)Nov 19, 2008
By Dennis A. Amith (kndy)
I have to admit that I'm a bit biased towards the "Dragon Ball Z" anime series. I loved the series when it was first release in Japan and still passionate about it today.
The fact that FUNimation Entertainment releases these season box sets with plenty of episodes (25 in this box set) for under $30 is just awesome! Could you imagine that just several years ago, the series was released with only a few episodes per disc (and there are literally a few hundred episodes of DBZ) and were sold for under $20 at one time. So, the fact that you can watch all these episodes with digitally remastered video and revised audio is just great!
As for this box set, personally I enjoyed the Great Saiyaman arc. We watched little Gohan grow up and now he is a teenager and although he doesn't know it yet, he has met someone he cares about and willing to help her no matter what. The chemistry between Gohan and Bedil is just awesome and episodes just focusing on these two were just great.
Also, episodes featuring Goten and Trunks and seeing these two go against each other in the Junior Division of the World Tournament was fun to watch.
And of course, to see how everyone has changed. Especially Krillin who is now married to Android 18 and both have a daughter. Heck, Krillin now has hair!
But once you get to the third arc, you know that we are now heading towards the explosive final "Dragon Ball Z" villain arc of the coming of Majin Buu and with that being said, similar to the fifth season box set, season seven may leave people feeling cheated because there are only 25 episodes instead of the 30+ episodes.
In fact, discs 4-6 only contain three episodes each. Disappointing but at the same time, I understand why FUNimation had to do it, and that is to make sure that a TV season focuses on certain arcs. This season box set focuses on the Great Saiyaman but also the Underworld Martial Arts Tournament and the World Martial Arts Tournament.
It's easy to get spoiled since the first few seasons and even the last season, fans have been treated with more than 30 episodes. But still, considering how much these episodes were sold at one point and the fact is, you still get 25 episodes at under $30, that's still a great deal.
Also, if you are buying Season 7 of the the series, more than likely you have committed yourself in buying every season of "Dragon Ball Z".
All in all, another fun and enjoyable season of "Dragon Ball Z". Check it out!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Peace can be so boring! (Pt. 7 of 9)Nov 19, 2009
By Underground Reborn
So DBZ is back and we flash forward in time seven years. Gohan is fully grown and off to high school handling problems a little different from fighting. There are two new additions to the DBZ gang in the hilarious tag team of Trunks and Goten and now that Cell is gone Mr. Satan hogs all the glory of being the greatest hero and saving the world.
This point of the DBZ series has possitives and negatives. The parts I like are the expansion of the Otherworld universe showing us that King Kai is not the only omnipitant being in the world beyond. In fact there are more powerful Kais that have even bigger roles to play in this story. Explaning the world of Dragon Ball Z outside of fighting is great to see because this show has a lot more to offer than just amazing fights. This season brings back the old comedic charm of Dragon Ball. The only negative I see is just the story once again grinds to a hault and it just moves so slow. So what do you do you bring back the World Martial Arts Tournament. Unfortunatly when the fighting is only for fun it just makes you crave another villian. Still, the interesting part is there is a villian among the heroes the question is who could it be?
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Nice to see FUNImation not wasting time.Sep 07, 2008
By M. Vernarsky
The Season Six boxset hasn't been released yet and already FUNImation is planning the release of Season Seven (from what I gather will include the Great Saiyaman and World Tournament sagas). Although the two forementioned sagas are the weakest of the entire series IMHO, it's nice to see they're getting this set out in time for Christmas instead of waiting until February as the past release pattern has showed us.
So with Season Seven consisting of the Great Saiyaman and World Tournament sagas, that leaves the Babidi and Majin Buu sagas for Season Eight and the Fusion and Kid Buu sagas for Season Nine, thus wrapping up the DBZ season boxsets.
I'm confused as to why Piccolo is on the box art like many others on this site, but for me, it's not that important.
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