Dragon Ball Z: Season Six (Cell Games Saga)
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Having at last achieved his Perfect Form, the evil Cell’s powers have soared to terrible new heights, overshadowing even the greatest of the Z-Fighters. Eager to demonstrate these newfound abilities and prove his superiority, Cell proposes a tournament. He issues an ultimatum to the people of Earth—produce a worthy opponent or die!
The day of reckoning upon them, Goku and the Z-Fighters line up to participate in Cell’s twisted game, the world’s best hope of defeating the monster. But they are not the only ones brave enough to accept the challenge—the reigning World Martial Arts Champion, Mr. Satan, has also stepped into the ring! Now, with the fate of the human race hanging in the balance, one of these valiant fighters must come forward to defeat the seemingly invincible Perfect Cell—but who will it be?
Dragon Ball Season Six contains the entire Cell Games Saga - episodes 166-194.
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- Amazon Sales Rank: #316 in DVD
- Brand: Funimation
- Released on: 2008-09-16
- Rating: Unrated
- Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
- Number of discs: 6
- Formats: NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Original language: Japanese, English
- Subtitled in: English
- Dubbed in: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Dimensions: .0 pounds
- Running time: 700 minutes
- Having at last achieved his Perfect Form, the evil Cell's powers have soared to terrible new heights, overshadowing even the greatest of the Z-Fighters. Eager to demonstrate these newfound abilities and prove his superiority, Cell proposes a tournament. He issues an ultimatum to the people of Earth: produce a worthy opponent or die! The day of reckoning upon them, Goku and the Z-Fighters li
At the end of season five of Dragon Ball Z, artificial android Cell achieved his perfect form and challenged the Z Fighters to a martial arts tournament to determine the fate of the Earth. Now the tournament begins, but it proves to be a very uneven adventure. The contest begins slowly: The first 11 episodes are just set-up and filler, with little action. The battles between Cell and the Z Fighters offer plenty of excitement, as the brawlers blast each other through rocky cliffs and fling bursts of energy into space. Goku correctly predicts that Gohan will crush Cell. But the story falls into repetitions; Cell has to be killed three times before he'll stay dead. When Cell announces the tournament on TV, Mr. Satan, a WWF-type, appears as Earth's champion. Although he's a coward and a phony, the TV crew fawns over him--a lame gag that goes on far too long. The filmmakers also change the rules in mid-story. Cell had to absorb Androids Nos. 17 and 18 to achieve his perfect form. After a series of body blows from Gohan, he vomits up No. 18 (intact); later, he regenerates himself into an even more perfect form without the Androids. Goku is killed and decides to remain in the Next World with King Kai, rather than risk attracting more evil creatures to Earth. But when Trunks returns to the future, he destroys Cell before he can travel to the past and achieve his perfect form… which means the Cell that killed Goku never existed. Season six could have easily fit on four discs--the last two discs contain just three episodes apiece, and the only extras are textless songs and some trailers.(Rated TV PG. suitable for ages 8 and older: violence, tobacco use, ethnic stereotypes) --Charles Solomon
(166. What Is the Tournament? 167. The Doomsday Broadcast, 168. Meet Me in the Ring, 169. No Worries Here, 170. A Girl Named Lime, 171. Memories of Gohan, 172. A New Guardian, 173. Dende's Dragon, 174. The Puzzle of General Tao, 175. The Games Begin, 176. Losers Fight First, 177. Goku vs. Cell, 178. Cell's Bag of Tricks, 179. No More Rules, 180. The Fight Is Over, 181. Faith in a Boy, 182. Gohan's Plea, 183. Android Explosion, 184. Cell Juniors Attack! 185. The Awakening, 186. The Unstoppable Gohan, 187. Cell's Break Down, 188. A Hero's Farewell, 189. Cell Returns! 190. The Horror Won't End, 191. Save The World, 192. Goku's Decision, 193. One More Wish, 194. Free the Future
The Cell Games Begin!
Finally its time to relax and chill for Dragonball Z: Season Six where the fighting gets more intence for the beggining of the Cell Games including 10 Filler episodes and 19 action episodes where the power is non stopping. 29 Episodes on 6 Discs.
What is the Tournament?
The Doomsday Broadcast
Meet Me In The Ring
No Worries Here
A Girl Named Lime
Memories of Gohan
A New Guardian
The Puzzle of General Tao
The Games Begin
Losers Fight First
Goku vs. Cell
Cell's Bag of Tricks
No More Rules
The Fight is Over
Faith in a Boy
Gohan's Desperate Plea
Children of Cell Attack
The Unstoppable Gohan
Cell's Mighty Breakdown
A Hero's Farewell
The Horror Won't End
Save The World
Goku's Noble Decision
One More Wish
Free The Future
Another solid season set
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. In his Perfect form, Cell is seemingly invincible. After the Z-Fighters were unable to defeat the villain, he retreats, stating that in 10 days time he will hold a tournament, so that he may fight the strongest fighters in the world. Our heroes go into training, knowing what lies ahead will be their toughest battle yet.
The DVD set is divided amongst six discs, and contains the complete Cell Games Saga (the post-Cell Afterlife Tournament episodes are, disappointingly, NOT included. They will be featured in the 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 Dragon Ball Z, 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 excellent fight scenes, and you get plenty more of them here, including Gohan Vs. Cell - one of the most legendary of all Dragon Ball Z fights. The first 10 episodes or so of this set are terrible - some of the worst anime-only filler in the series, with only the occasional interesting moment, like the coming of a new Guardian of Earth. But once you get past those stinkers, it's an all-out thrill ride for the latter two thirds of the package. The Cell Games (first 10 or so episodes aside) feature some incredible battles. It's just a shame the "afterlife tournament" episodes weren't included. I, personally, thought those episodes always worked better as "Post Cell" episodes than "Pre-Buu" ones, though my opinion may be in the minority there.
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, 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.
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.
If you have not seen it, to appreciate season six, You need to buy from season 1 - 5. I wish I had done so and seen it serially.
If you have not seen it, to appreciate season six, You need to buy from season 1 - 5. I wish I had done so and seen it in strict order.
This is especially true as it relates to the humble character of Gohan and the heights of achievement a father's love makes possible.
Season six also lays the foundation for the subsequent MaJin Buu series.