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Dragon Ball Z: Season Five (Perfect and Imperfect Cell Sagas)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Five (Perfect and Imperfect Cell Sagas)
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"Dragon Ball Z has been called the Greatest Action Cartoon of all Time, and it's True!" --- Anime Insider

Season Five contains the Perfect and Imperfect Cell sagas on 6 discs.

The Z-Fighters gather their forces in an effort to combat the Android menace that has been set loose upon the planet. But they are about to discover that the Androids are the least of their worries. An even greater threat has risen from the shadows—Dr. Gero’s most lethal creation—Cell!

Born from the genetic material of the greatest warriors ever to walk the Earth, Cell is Dr. Gero’s ultimate weapon, a perfect fighting machine capable of duplicating all of the Z-Fighters’ most powerful attacks. Now, after years of waiting, Cell has begun to unleash his terrifying powers, wiping out entire cities as he gathers the energy he needs to fulfill his creator’s grand design. Time is short! The Z-Fighters must find a way to stop this monstrous foe before he completes his quest to absorb the other Androids and achieves his invincible Perfect Form!

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #394 in DVD
  • Brand: Funimation
  • Released on: 2008-05-27
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Formats: NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Original language: Japanese, English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .78 pounds
  • Running time: 615 minutes


  • The Z-Fighters gather their forces in an effort to combat the Android menace that has been set loose upon the planet. But they are about to discover that the Androids are the least of their worries. An even greater threat has risen from the shadows: Dr. Gero's most lethal creation, Cell! Born from the genetic material of the greatest warriors ever to walk the Earth, Cell is Dr. Gero's u

Editorial Reviews
The artificial humans 17 and 18 who terrorized Earth in Season #4 of Dragon Ball Z were only a preliminary threat: Dr. Gero's ultimate creation, Cell, strikes in Season #5. A bio-entity created from genetic material taken from Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Frieza, Cell arrives via the time capsule Bulma built for Trunks. (There are now two of them, somehow.) Although he defeats the merged Piccolo and Kami, Cell remains imprisoned in his "imperfect form," a sort of larval stage. Until he absorbs androids 17 and 18, he can't attain his ultimate power. Vegeta and Trunks train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami's palace, which enables them to undergo the equivalent of a year's heavy workouts at high gravity in one day. Transcending his powers as a Super Saiyan, Vegeta clobbers Cell. When Cell challenges Vegeta to fight his perfect form. Vegeta takes the bait and allows Cell to evolve. The perfect Cell proves so powerful, Trunks has to draw on untapped reserves of power to save Vegeta. Goku plays only a small role in Season #5: he spends the first episodes recovering from the heart virus, then waiting with Gohan for the Hyperbolic Chamber or training in it. One of best-loved stories in the Dragon Ball Z continuity the "Cell Saga" offers plenty of action, with characters punching each other through rock walls and destroying entire islands as they fight. But it ends on a weak note when, instead of killing Trunks, Cell challenges the Z Fighters to a martial arts tournament--the focus of Season #6. The paradoxes of the time travel story, including adult Trunks encountering himself as a baby, don't seem to bother the fans--or the writers. These 26 episodes could have easily fit on five discs or even four, and spreading them over six feels chintzy.(Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence, tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

A Great Collectors Set5
The Difinitive collection continues with the Spine still saying Dragonball Z on it. This is the Complete Imperfect and Perfect Cell Sagas on 6 DVDs still Uncut and Digitally Remastered and widescreen in HD. Original Japanese Music and English Dialogue, English Music and English Dialogue and Original Japanese Music and Original Japanese Dialogue. A Great collection.

Episodes Include:
Seized with Fear
The Reunion
Borrowed Powers
His Name is Cell
Piccolo's Folly
Laboratory Basement
Our Hero Awakens
Time Chamber
The Monster is Coming
He's Here
Up to Piccolo
Silent Warrior
Say Goodbye, 17
Saiyans Emerge
Super Vegeta
Bow To The Prince
Hour of Temptation
Krillin's Decision
Last Defense
Cell is Complete
Vegeta Must Pay
Trunks Ascends
Saving Throw
Ghosts From Tomorrow
The Cell Games

Season Six will include the Complete Cell Games. Enjoy this set I Know I will. :) I was really hoping SS2 Gohan on the front of Season Six but it turns out to be SS1 Goku :/

If you're a DBZ fan, you'll want this in your collection. It was so painful to wait for these episode to come on TV & restart countless times. I'm so glad I can watch these back-to-back when I get a DBZ itch now =).

Another excellent season set4
Dragon Ball Z is the one greatest anime series ever created. With its action-packed universe and compelling storylines, Akira Toriyama's magnum opus has never failed to please. This is the latest season set FUNimation has released of the series.

This set picks up where the last one left off. The Z-Fighters have attempted to do battle with the Androids, but find themselves outnumbered. As if things aren't already bad enough, Goku is bedridden with a heart virus. The Z-Fighters plot different ways to train as the threat grows. And just when it looks like things couldn't get much worse, a new villain is thrown into the fray. His name is Cell, and he is composed of cells from various Z-Fighters and villains. He begins absorbing human beings to become more powerful, and seeks to absorb the Androids, so he can gain further power and ascend to a stronger form. The Z-Fighters now face their greatest challenge.

The DVD set is divided amongst six discs, and contains the Imperfect Cell, Second Form Cell, and Perfect Cell sagas (the Cell Games Saga is NOT included, it takes up the entire next set.) The picture has been subjected to digital noise reduction, and the set includes a booklet of character profiles and episode listings.

Obviously, if you're new to the Dragon Ball franchise, you'll want to start with the Season One box set, but if you're already a fan, you'll enjoy these episodes. The previous set contained some good fight scenes, and you get plenty more of them here, including Android 17 vs. Piccolo, Android 16 vs. Imperfect Cell, and Trunks and Vegeta vs. Second Form Cell. This set scores major points for being one of the most "filler-free" sets yet. Throughout this set, filler is kept to a minimum - just about everything that happens is vital to the story.

One of my personal favorite features of the set is the Marathon feature. FUNimation includes a feature in these sets that allows you to view all of the episodes on each disc from start to end with no interruptions from intros/outros/recaps/etc. This is an extremely handy feature I wish more TV shows on DVD had.

Like earlier Dragon Ball Z season sets, the picture has been cropped at the top and bottom (this was done due to excessive grain and damage to the original source), and it has been subjected to the digital noise reduction process. Obviously a lot of fans, myself included, were disappointed to see the picture get cropped. While the digital noise reduction doesn't do as thorough a job cleaning up the image as you'd hope, it IS the best these episodes have ever looked. In other words, it's a "give and take" scenario. You lose some of the picture you could see on earlier full-frame DVDs (and there ARE a few gaping moments that will really make you question FUNimation's decision), but on the good side, you gain some picture on the sides, and the image quality is superior to all earlier DVD releases.

Sound quality is similar to the earlier sets. English audio quality is fantastic, but the dub is still translated poorly and the voice cast is hit and miss. On the other hand, the Japanese audio quality is poor, showing its age, but it does feature a well-translated subtitle track from Steven J. Simmons that lets you experience the series as originally intended. Is Dragon Ball Z EVER going to get its Japanese audio remastered?

Additionally, like the earlier sets, you have the option of watching the English voice cast played against the original Japanese audio.

Disappointingly, the next episode previews aren't included. But they weren't in any earlier season set, so it's no big surprise.

No special features are included here unless you count the trailers and the same textless opening/closing sequence all other sets like this have had. On the good side, the set does include a booklet similar to the earlier sets, with character profiles and an episode guide, making it handy to go right where you need to go on the DVDs.

It's another great Dragon Ball Z season set, enough said. Easily some of the best material in the entire series. If you're a fan of the series and don't already have these episodes, you can get them all here for one low price. Cropping issues aside, this is a great set, and a good value, especially compared to the older DVD releases.

Highly recommended to any fan of Dragon Ball Z.