1. This is it. This is my final/definitive release of the Level Sets, rebuilt from the ground up. If you’ve downloaded any previous versions of these episodes, please replace them with this release.
2. All episodes are newly encoded from the raw sets with NEPs added in from the R2J Dragon Box (v2 was a re-encode). In addition, the video has been re-timed to match the Dragon Box for ease of synchronization. This has the bonus effect of allowing me to create a version of 1-39 that uses the R2J Dragon Box as a video source. Grain has been kept from the original release.
3. All episodes contain the higher quality JPN Broadcast Audio as released by AnimeMaakuo. A light noise reduction was applied in Audacity to eliminate some of the hiss and the fake stereo was removed and reduced down to the original mono. No other processing was applied.
4. The Saban/Ocean track has been once again re-timed and cleaned up to provide smoother transitions between track elements. New themes for Eyecatches and NEPs have been created from original soundtrack elements.
5. I have added the 5.1 UUE English track for the episodes that it is available for. Aside from being 5.1, the UUE track uses the [Dave Moran OP](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVIkMe4ludM) theme that originally ran with the UUE episodes.
6. The Remastered/Johnson dub uses the Orange Bricks as its source due to ease of syncing and my desire to reduce bloat. The exceptions are episodes 1-8 which are derived from the Season Sets due to them containing some alternate musical cues. As a compromise I will be releasing FLAC season set audio of the replacement score track for the entire series separately for anyone who wants to sync it to the R2J.
7. Unless there’s a major mistake I am never touching these episodes again **(UPDATE FROM THE FUTURE: there will be a v4)**. I will be proceeding with season 3 next before re-releasing season 2.
*These episodes are compiled from the following sources. Unless otherwise specified, I am the original encoder for all elements:*
1. (1-34) 4x3 1080p R1/US Level Set Blu-Rays - *from raw Blu-Rays, retimed to R2J*
2. (35-39) 4x3 1080p R1/US Level Set WEB-DL - *originally captured by Arian & DragoonClawNZ*
**Audio - 6 tracks:**
1. Japanese Mono Tokai Broadcast Audio (FLAC) - *originally released by AnimeMaakuo, retimed by me*
2. English 2007 5.1 FUNimation "Remastered" Dub w/Shunsuke Kikuchi score (AC3) - *from the R1/US Dragon Box*
3. English 2007 2.0 FUNimation “Remastered” Dub w/Nathan Johnson score (AC3) - *from the Season Sets (1-8) and Orange Bricks (9-39)*
4. English 2005 5.1 FUNimation Ultimate Uncut Edition Dub (AAC) - *from the UUE DVDs (1-27 only)*
5. English 1996 2.0 Saban/Ocean Dub (AAC) - *A re-creation of the original English dub, custom made by me, with gaps filled in with the FUNi/Kikuchi dub in an attempt to create a relatively seamless nostalgic viewing experience. Sourced from the "Rock The Dragon" DVD Set*
6. Japanese DVD Audio (AC3) - *from the R2J Dragon Box*
**Subtitles - 2 tracks:**
1. English (SSA) - *English official translations originally released by Romao*
2. English Signs/Songs (SUP) - *from the R1/US Dragon Box*
1. Insert songs have been re-added to FUNi/Kikuchi episodes 20 and 28. They were omitted from the official release.
2. The NEP from Ocean episode 10 (Uncut episode 14) was pulled from the Madman single since it was omitted from the RTD release.
3. Thanks to JySzE for Orange Brick resources.
4. Thanks to N12 for UUE resources.