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That feeling you just felt? That was at least a little of the grossness of the potential Warner Bros. live action Akira movie being rinsed from your soul by the righteous news that Funimation has announced plans to release a 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and DVD of Katsuhiro Otomo's original manga-turned-animated feature by the end of the year. It's not just a feel-good nostalgia bomb for longtime fans either, since the release will mean North American fans and potential new viewers will have easy access to a feature-rich Akira Blu-ray/DVD containing Streamline's 1988 English dub and Pioneer's 2001 version, plus the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
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For better or worse slightly less better, a generation of fans will forever associate Dragon Ball Z more closely with a theme song called "Rock the Dragon" than the original "Cha-La Head-Cha-La," the voice of Goku with dudes named Ian and Peter instead of a woman named Masako and a certain power level being over 9,000 instead of a mere 8,000. It doesn't matter if you study Akira Toriyama's original manga, re-watch hundreds of subtitled Japanese episodes or spend every night at a local pub sobbing into pint glass after empty pint glass, fate dealt you 53 episodes and three animated features worth of highly localized and arguably sorta goofy DBZ circa the mid-late '90s and, by Kami, FUNimation is going to cater to your sentimentality with a new $99.98 box set collecting all that biz this August.
Movies: The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is set for release on Blu-ray and DVD on July 9.
Lego: New images of the Lego DC Universe Super Heroes "Superman: Battle of Smallville" set have arrived online, wit
Upcoming: Dark Horse Comics and Crystal Dynamics will release the 48-page Tomb Raider: The Beginning prequel comic as a Tomb Raider video game pre-order bonus through Best Buy, with further stories and reading options to be announced.
TV: Jeffrey Reiner (Awake) has
Movies: USA Today has debuted a new still from Man of Steel... which is Superman standing around with some military peeps like in the trailer.
Video: It's the pairing you seriously never dreamed in fan Adrien Fauconnier's Tintin Vs. Dragon Ball trailer.
Movies: The latest trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation probably won't please our London-based readers.
Video: Nadav Nachmany celebrates Hanukkah with Samurai Jew: The Eighth Night, the first chapter in a new animated series about a Jewish warrior.
Tokusatsu: Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad will come to DV