Dragon Ball Z to be redone in HD
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Posted 2/6/09
Quoting directly from someone over at the Daizenshuu EX forums:


Originally Posted by kei17
Finally, we got the BIGGEST news ever. The totally renewed DBZ will start in April 5th.



(From Shonen Jump)

Translation:

20th anniversary of Dragon Ball Z!
The legend of Z will be back with the newest digital technology!!
Starts at 9:00AM in April 5th 2009, on Fuji TV!!

1. More exciting by re-editing!!: The footage will be totally re-edited and HD-remastered!!
2. New opening and ending!!: Both footage and songs will be renewed! The sound effects in the show will also be renewed!!
2. Superb seiyus will gather for the show!!: The show will be re-dubbed by the original casts!!


Edit: This is not from a certain source, but I found the following post on a Toei-related thread in 2ch.


680 名前: 名無しさん名無しさん Mail: sage 投稿日: 2009/02/06(金)
リメイクといっても
昔のテレビシリーズのフィルムをデジタルリマスターしたものを
素材にに再編集、デジタルエフェクトなどを加えたもの。
音響はアフレコなどをやり直してすべて新しくなる。
作画を新作するのはオープニングとエンディングだけ。
291話あった旧シリーズを100話くらいに再構成するらしい。


This post says that the number of episodes will be about 100. They will reconstruct the whole episodes.
And They won't redraw the footage in the show. Only some digital effects will be added.


In short, it means they're going to condense the series into around 100 episodes, with remade effects, TRUE widescreen (not the cropped widescreen crap FUNimation tried pulling), TRUE remastering (again, not like FUNi's), and the original cast (save for Tenshinhan and Roshi's) will reprise their roles.

No idea if Hikaru Midorikawa will reprise his role as #16 due to the fact that aside from the anime, someone else has played #16 for him due to his schedule usually being filled.

Also word is there'll be a new opening and ending.
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Posted 2/6/09
Wait This is dupe
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^I lol'd
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Guess it's my turn to get flamed LOL
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Posted 2/6/09 , edited 2/6/09
I'm too lazy to flame anyone right now.

Edit: So this means that Hikaru Midorikawa will not be the seiyuu of Android #16?
Posted 2/6/09

Maou068 wrote:

I'm too lazy to flame anyone right now.

Edit: So this means that Hikaru Midorikawa will not be the seiyuu of Android #16?


you probably suck at flaming anyways
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Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


Maou068 wrote:

I'm too lazy to flame anyone right now.

Edit: So this means that Hikaru Midorikawa will not be the seiyuu of Android #16?


you probably suck at flaming anyways


Yeah, could be... I haven't flamed anyone for some time now.
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Posted 2/6/09
awesome....AWESOME...wait a min....still AWESOME
Posted 2/6/09
at least the OP admitted it was a dupe :3

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i can't watch it TT_TT
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