[iKaos] Dragon Ball Z - S08 (220-253) - [R2J Dragon Box] Multi-Audio [Broadcast JPN+ENG FUNi Dubs][480p][x264][8bit]

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2020-04-10 23:14 UTC
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38.4 GiB
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**Previous releases:** Saiyan Saga (Level Sets) (1-39): [#1145615](https://nyaa.si/view/1145615) Saiyan Saga (Dragon Box) (1-39): [#1150268](https://nyaa.si/view/1150268) Namek Saga (40-74): [#1170280](https://nyaa.si/view/1170280) Freeza Saga (75-107): [#1163555](https://nyaa.si/view/1163555) Android Saga (108-139): [#1182197](https://nyaa.si/view/1182197) Cell Saga (140-165): [#1194180](https://nyaa.si/view/1194180) Cell Games (166-194): [#1210388](https://nyaa.si/view/1210388) Tournament Saga (195-219): [#1220106](https://nyaa.si/view/1220106) TV Specials (SP1-SP2): [#1185803](https://nyaa.si/view/1185803) *** **Updates:** 1. BA source contiunes to be the video-synced BA released by Team Mirolo (https://nyaa.si/view/1216057). No additional filters have been applied. 2. I've used the Big Box CD audio for episodes 229 and 237 as also synced by Team Mirolo. 3. Team Mirolo's video timings continue to be applied to the R2J-synced Eng/Kikuchi track. 4. Almost all English NEPs are included on the 2001/02 FUNi Dub track, although some are still missing. Episodes with NEPs missing at this time are 221, 223, 227, 238, 241, and 242. 5. Subtitles continue to be sourced from Team Mirolo to better align with the properly synced audio. I converted their SRTs to SSA format and retained similar styling settings as on previous releases. 6. English "Dubtitles"/CC continue to be provided by OnionEclipse. These subs match the remastered version of the English dub. Thanks to TGS for doing QC on the subs. 7. All previously mentioned changes will be applied to my previously released episodes when I release the final batch. *** *These episodes are compiled from the following sources. Unless otherwise noted, I am the original ripper/encoder for all elements:* **Video:** 1. 4x3 480p R2J Dragon Box - *from raw ISOs* **Audio - 5 tracks:** 1. Japanese Mono Tokai/Ishikawa/Big Box Broadcast Audio (FLAC) - *originally released by AnimeMaakuo, R2J synced by Team Mirolo* 2. English 2009 5.1 FUNimation "Remastered" Dub w/Shunsuke Kikuchi score (AC3) - *from the R1/US Dragon Box, retimed by me based Team Mirolo's video sync* 3. English 2014 2.0 FUNimation “Remastered” Dub w/Smith/Dobos/Morgan/Faulconer score (FLAC) - *from the Season Sets* 4. English 2001/02 2.0 Original FUNimation Dub (AAC) - *custom track from the Single DVDs, with English NEPs from TV/VHS* 5. Japanese 2003 DVD Audio (AC3) - *from the R2J Dragon Box* **Subtitles - 3 tracks:** 1. English (ASS) - *English Simmons translations video-synced by Team Mirolo and converted by me to ASS* 2. English Signs/Songs (SUP) - *from the R1/US Dragon Box* 3. English Dubtitles (ASS) - *provided by OnionEclipse and converted by me to ASS* *** Thanks to Team Mirolo, JySzE, OnionEclipse, and TGS for assisting with this release. [MediaInfo](https://pastebin.com/8aLZG2eu)

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Noice.Now that is what I call a torrent with fast upload speed for us.
Into my storage collection it goes ! Thanks IKaos !

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@SimonCowell OnionEclipse is helping me seed it, and also this is the first time I've put it on my seedbox to start with, so that'll do it.
So close to the finish line. Is there an update on the Westwood dub to be included later?
THE KING IS BACK
Thank you as always! Will you release the finals S9 on its own and then the batch or just do the whole batch next?
welp, there goes my weekend, thank you sir

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@Impakt Haven't heard from Tandi in awhile, but I'm still sending him resources. @SpanishGarbo I'll do S9 first since the batch fixes might take me a little while and I want to complete this first.
@iKaos, Great job as always, iKaos. Can't wait for you to finish this project.
@iKaos what's with the encoding issues on ep 253 6:57?
Are the other releases of yours synced by Mirolo or just this one?
Thanks dude :)
Thanks for this release! Btw, has any of your releases been color corrected?
@BlackDragon659 I do not think so as it states that are from raw R2J dragon boxes isos. And there is no widely accepted version/style of colour correction for DB.
@ SaiyanSidd If you go by the Japanese TV Broadcasts and the conserved Cels, you get a good idea of what the colors are supposed to be like. Personally, I'm happy with the colors of the FUNi Z Singles and the Level Blu-rays. The DB Saga Sets' colors are also really good, imo. However, these releases are in someway missing so they're not ideal for most. DBGT's Singles/Bricks were the ones that maintained the Dbox colors, but the Singles look so good I don't even mind it. And as much as I try to give the Bricks a pass as "serviceable", I just can't bring myself to watch with that butchered picture quality.
@Impakt I totally agree with you. I was thinking about the series overall, e.g DB/Z/GT and etc. Since the series spans over decades, there are gaps in reference for people to use as guides to help with colour correction too.

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@torrentguy Looks like a glitch in the encode. It's a small issue relatively speaking so I'll put a v2 in S9. @AngelR4 I've been using Mirolo's video-sync since S6. Before that I did my own video sync for S1-S4, and use Deli295's audio-sync for S5. The batch will be standardized with all of Mirolo's syncs being used, along with the new Fuji audio that was released a month ago. @BlackDragon659 No color correction has been applied. I do know that a color corrected release is being worked on. It's unlikely to be finished before I'm done however. In the event that a complete, proper color correction is done, my audio should sync easily to the release.
Thank you! Just a few more to go!
To go along with what was said about 253, in the 5.1 remastered track the NEP audio cuts out halfway through. It might also be an encoding issue I'm sure you'll get fixed easily in v2

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@SpanishGarbo I re-time the 5.1 track losslessly using eac3to, so no encoding is happening there. I looked into it and apparently the NEP issue is a glitch on the actual R1 Dragon Box (I caught something similar before on episode 195). Thank you for bringing it to my attention, I will fix it as part of the v2 for the episode as well.
@iKaos Maybe a dumb question, but why is track #2 AC3 and #4 AAC? Do you not have to re-encode the Funimation R1-Dbox track to re-time it?

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@djc5166 that's exactly it, yes. As mentioned above the re-timings are done losslessly with eac3to. The singles have to be manually synced to the video in Premiere, which doesn't export AC3, so I instead opted for AAC, which is similar enough. I don't believe there is any perceptible difference.
@iKaos I see, so probably the Funimation Dbox matches up with the Toei Dbox except for some +/- audio offset. While the funimation remaster release audio actually needs some editing. Even if Premiere could export to AC3, you would still be re-encoding it (AC3->Decode->Edit->Encode AC3), that's why I was asking about the lossless tracks in the S7 thread. Like you said, probably no difference anyways, I was just curious about the workflow. In the past, I was able to do some editing to AC3 tracks without re-encoding with something called AC3-splitter, but it was super tedious to cut out AC3 sections by frame and then mux it back together, all for a negligible difference in AQ.
Do you have plans to do any other Dragon Ball Works after you finish the Z TV Series? I know you did the HD Versions of the TV Specials and you normally day say use Pendekar (now Shen Long) for the DB Series and Movies but they never actually finished DB.
@iKaos Would it be possible for you to mux / sync the german audio into your .mkvs, too? I have all the german audio material for DB and DBZ though. Sadly I personaly don't know how to do that by myself. Not to forget, the german version was censored. So the missing pieces were filled with the Japanese audio in my audio material.

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@CSManiac33 I will either release or assist in the release of the movies once I finish Z. DB depends on a couple of things, mostly whether or not I decided to sync Blue Water. At the very least it will be easy to give DB a similar encode to what I do for Z once Mirolo finishes syncing the new BA. @XfortknoxX If your German files are R2J Dragon Box synced, then it's a simple matter of muxing them in using MKVToolNix. If they're not... you might be looking at a sync job, but the fact that your episodes have uncensored material lends me to believe that it's already synced.
A few requests... 1. Please add Episode 291's Next Episode Preview from the GT Dragon Box. It is missing from the R2 DBZ Dragon Box episode. 2. Please consider adding the 5.1 ENG Dub / JPN Score from the Blu-ray Season Sets. According to Kanzenshuu, that particular instance of the track fixed a lot of mixing errors the Orange Bricks / R1 Dragon Box instance had. 3. Pretty, pretty, pretty please do Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT. If you decide to do Dragon Ball, please add the Dragon Ball Episode 1 Preview (From the last episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan.) to the beginning of Episode 1 as well as Episode 153's Next Episode Preview. Both are missing from the Dragon Ball Dragon Box episodes. EDIT: Not sure if this is true, but I heard there is a cassette tape release of Dragon Ball Z Episode 6's audio that was sourced from the Cinetape master. Might be worth looking into when you do your final re-release batch of Z. Also, thank you for all of your hard work.

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@Damned 1. Already planning on it. 2. I actually know someone who is currently working on syncing that particular track. While it's not intended for my releases, it is possible that by the time all the other elements of my batch are ready, that the track might be done, and so I would include it. 3. I stated my plans for DB above. GT, while I'm not opposed to doing it, I have no personal investment in it (I've literally never seen more than like 3 episodes), and so I worry that I won't put the same amount of care that I've done for Z and possibly DB. 4. The best available audio available will be used in the batch, so I'll do some research into this tape.
@iKaos if you do decide to tackle DB some dude named ManifestX made a dragonbox remaster of the Bluewater dub a while back, if you can track down someone who has it offline it should help expedite a sync
@iKaos Thanks for these amazing Dragon Ball releases. Any plans on releasing the uncropped fullscreen 4:3 versions of the Dragon Ball /Z/GT movies? I think @Impakt has some of the sources for the best 4:3 releases like the remastered French DVDs for movies 7-11 etc.
Thanks for these -- looking forward to the final release and for the Dragon Ball releases! Seeding this one 10x over just to get it out there as best as possible. As a technical question, is there a reason for using VFR instead of specifying a frame rate? VFR breaks the ability for my media center to enter into 24p mode on my TV during playback, and while it's easy enough for me to remux the episodes myself, I'm curious if I'm losing any benefits by doing so. Thanks again!
@ Rohanroms The best sources for DB/Z films in 4:3 AR are: DB Movie 1 - Zima Entertainment Blu-ray DB Movie 2 - FUNi Single (there really isn't a great source that I've seen out there and I've tried) DB Movie 3 - Zima Entertainment Blu-ray DB Movie 4 - Zima Entertainment Blu-ray Notes: - FUNimation WEB-DL feature Japanese credits. - FUNimation remastered the films, but so far only Zima released them physically. However, in July in Germany, Kazé will release a Dragon Ball film collection and the AR is apparently 4:3, so that's a good thing, I hope. - Movie 1 needs a tweak on the colors, saturation and brightness as it's kind of all wrong and at times you can't see shit, but it can look great. - Movie 2's BD and DVD releases were screwed up by FUNimation as they made the film run at a terrible framerate speed. Link: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B085JZZF7Z/ DBZ Movie 1 - FUNimation UUE DBZ Movie 2 - FUNimation UUE DBZ Movie 3 - FUNimation UUE DBZ Movie 4 - FUNimation Single DBZ Movie 5 - FUNimation Single DBZ Movie 6 - FUNimation Single DBZ Movie 7 - AB Vidéo Remastered DBZ Movie 8 - AB Vidéo Remastered DBZ Movie 9 - AB Vidéo Remastered DBZ Movie 10 - AB Vidéo Remastered DBZ Movie 11 - AB Vidéo Remastered DBZ Movie 12 - FUNimation Single DBZ Movie 13 - FUNimation Single Notes: - Madman also released the Singles themselves too, but I compared them to FUNi's release and frankly didn't see much of an improvement. - The AB Vidéo Movies 12 and 13 aren't bad although the FUNi Singles contain picture detail so that's why I favored them instead. DBZ TV Special 1 - TOEI HD Remastered DBZ TV Special 2 - TOEI HD Remastered Edit: In case you're interested in giving Dragon Ball Evolution a chance, the R2J DVD features the Japanese dub with English subs. It's kinda weird to hear Goku Son voiced by someone else other than Nozawa Masako.
@Impakt yeah I went on a week long search over Reddit and Kanzenshuu forums to find what the best 4:3 sources are and found your uploads on Nyaa. Are the releases from Kaze going to be similar to the toei remasters and better than this (https://nyaa.si/user/Grupa-Mirai?f=0&c=0_0&q=dragon+ball+movie+1440+1080++) release? I'm not sure about the source but it has bad sharpening and contrast. Is there something similar announced for Dragon Ball Z?
The Kazé release makes me think they're going to use the FUNimation remaster as it's specified to be in 4:3 AR, but ultimately, the TOEI HD Remasters have superior picture quality albeit cropped and zoomed in (ish). Yes, I know someone will say that's the intended AR.. eh, I prefer DB/Z movies in 4:3 AR, personally. It's a shame that AB Vidéo didn't remaster Z Movies 1-6, 12-13 in 4:3 AR like they did with Z M7-11. And they're going to have a Blu-ray release of TOEI HD movies in France, so that's cool.
@Impakt do you have all the above mentioned releases uploaded? I was going through your releases but could only find the AB Vidéo torrents. I would really love to have the 4:3 versions of all the movies as a separate collection. On a separate note, idk if Matroska supports multiple video tracks within the same MKV but if it does, it will be possible to create a release with both the Toei HD remasters and these 4:3 versions synced to the same audio tracks (Some editing of the 4:3 versions might be required which I'm okay with)
The French BD release of TOEI HD Remaster has yet to be released so the most anyone may have is a pre-order reserved. Well, I just checked Amazon France and didn't see it there yet, might be on the distributor's website, though. > idk if Matroska supports multiple video tracks Matroska is a container and indeed does support multiple video tracks, that's what I've actually used for some of PS2 videos (OP/ED). For example, the Tenkaichi Video Collection features the Japanese and International video/audio (video is just a different title, but the audio was composed by a different Japanese composer).
Wooohooo!!! Much thanks @iKaos!!!

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@NeoGohan So you've actually come across something that I also discovered recently with the Dragon Box. For my encodes I chose to leave the frame rate alone, which ends up passing through the VFR that is apparently present on the original Dragon Box (in contrast, Romao's DBOX remux was output at 23.976). The issue is choosing CFR creates problems as there are random frames scattered about various episodes that are interlaced. While it's nothing as bad as episode 24's entire first half being interlaced, it does create the need for a proper remux/encode. Honestly I don't know if leaving my encodes in VFR solves any problem or not, but I didn't even know that they were truly VFR until like a month ago. Either way, like everything, it'll all be fixed in the batch. @Rohanroms I do know that MKV can handle multiple video streams (I've done it accidentally), but I'm not sure how things that aren't computers will handle them. To be honest I've always found the love for the 4:3 versions of the films to be incredibly overrated, so I'm not sure if I'll be dealing with them or not. You'd think someone would have made a decent remux or encode of them by now since so many people love them.
Apparently the tape I was thinking about has episode 2's audio, not episode 6.
Hi iKaos, first thank you for these releases. This is probably the definite version of DBZ that Funimation could never replicate. Maybe I'm missing something really obvious here, but why did you reencode to x264? The original MPEG2 videos were not much larger than h264 encodes, were they? Keeping the original videos would not be better and easier?

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@ssjkakarato I encode video to save some space without sacrificing visual quality. My video encodes are actually about 700-800 MB each (similar to Utsukushii's work on DB), what's bringing the size back up is all the audios, especially the two FLAC tracks. Nyaa comments are funny, for every comment I get asking about why I didn't just remux the video raw, I get a comment asking why the files are so large and asking for 200 MB encodes. I will likely release a remux version for the batch but I can't wait to see the "400 GB? Why so large?" comments on there.
@iKaos thanks for explaining. I asked because I tried just remuxing a few episodes from the American Dragon Box with just japanese audio and the sizes were around 900 MB. I'm guessing the R2J raws are a little larger?

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@ssjkakaroto yeah, a remux of the R2J DBOX is around 1.5 GB per episode.
what song plays at 21:57 episode 242 kikuchi score
@iKaos Since you're talking about making a new batch, and about CFR vs. VFR, are you going to re-encode the video for the new batch? I ask because I was planning on making my own remuxes using your encodes and Mirolo's video-synced v3 (as well as some minor editing for the subs you're using, because long lines do not display properly on mpv, dunno why), as I'm not interested on the dub audio, so if you will revisit the video again then I will wait until your next version comes out. Regarding the subtitle edits, I don't have a screenshot right now I can share, and I'm not sure where's the problem (I downloaded one of the Dragon Boxes encodes to check it and there they display correctly), but I've found out that replacing this part (in the .ass files): -1,0,0,0,112.5,100,1.2,0,1,1.75,0,2,0,0,36,1 with this: -1,0,0,0,100,100,0,0,1,1.75,0,2,0,0,0,1 seems to make the longest lines fit correctly (changing the 36 to 0 is because I also manually tweaked the position of the subs a bit; I think you can keep it at 36, and maybe you want to make the spacing value bigger than 0 as well). Maybe you can use a batch script to change all your .ass files if you wish. EDIT: here's how the style edit looks on mpv: https://i.imgur.com/J2AKZB2.jpg

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@Kamiccollo Yes, I would re-encode everything I've done so far as far as video goes. The fortunate (or unfortunate, depending on your take) thing about releasing in stages is that I learn new things between each season, and so there's lots of little things that I will end up tweaking before the batch. I'm going to use my S9 release as a kind of "pilot" for what the entire batch will look like. I will of course use Mirolo's v3 audio for the batch (and S9) along with using the properly decimated remux source that v3 is designed for. I changed how I do subs back in S6, so hopefully those changes will fix the long line issues (since I noticed your screen is from S1). > I'm not interested in the dub audio My encode settings are nothing special, but a compromise between size and quality. I find it interesting that people would wait and use my encode while stripping out all the dubs (you're at least the second person I know doing this). Surely it would be much faster to download the well-seeded remux on this site, set up an batch encode, and let it run over a day or two. You can even copy my settings out of the MediaInfo.
@iKaos thank you for your reply, I will wait then until the final batch. I also appreciate the sub chances, I just started downloading S1 so I didn't check the later seasons. And yeah I could theoretically encode it myself but I don't have a powerful PC so realistically I can't do it and I need to rely on other people's encodes, otherwise I'd probably just download DVD/Bluray remuxes of all the shows I'm interested on having "archival" or just high quality encodes and do all this stuff myself (as I'm that kind of person who gets obsessed with details and stuff like this). So it's actually faster for me to just download encodes, it'd take me many hours just to encode a single episode, let alone a whole season or all of them. I appreciate your efforts and I'll wait for the final batch then =)
iKaos, What exactly do you use to losslessly cut & merge video and audio, as well as sync audio? If possible, could you make a tutorial on how to do so? I would like to learn how to do this on my own, as there are a lot of remux projects, both Dragon Ball related and otherwise, that I would like to make for my own personal, private use. Also, on your Level set torrent, are episodes 35-39 untouched video wise and are h.264 / h.265 and x.264 / x.265 lossless video codes (Similar to how FLAC is lossless for audio)?

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The primary tool for this kind of job is MKVToolNix, which can mux any audio, video, subs, chapters, etc together. If all your audio needs is a simple delay, then that can be added during the muxing process. If multiple parts of an audio track need to be synced, then it becomes more complicated. I use Adobe Premiere because I'm primarily a video editor, but most people use Audacity. My singles audio track has several components, so it's not a lossless export, but I go AC3 > FLAC in Audacity, then edit the FLAC in Premiere before exporting to AAC. A better path would probably be AC3 > WAV > sync > WAV > AC3, but even that's not lossless. If you don't need to video-sync then you can just use audios as a guideline and stay in Audacity. Level Sets are all encoded, even the 35-39 ones. Everything I do is H.264 since H.265 is inefficient for grain retention (and also takes too long on my computer). None of them are inherently lossless, since it depends on the codec used in encoding the disc (typically MPEG).
"If you don’t need to video-sync then you can just use audios as a guideline and stay in Audacity." Yeah, that is what I was planning on doing. I was going to use the audio from the DVDs I plan on making remuxes of as a guide to sync the audio streams I want to add into my MKV. For one set of DVDs (Madman's Sailor Moon R / S series), they got the pre-episode clip order wrong, so I was going to cut out those two parts into a separate FLAC audio stream, then re-merge them back into the proper order on the original audio stream. How exactly would you go about changing the order of parts of the video losslessly (For example, if I wanted to swap the position of the Ending Theme and the Next Episode Preview), or merging, lets say, the Dragon Box NEP onto the Level set episodes (Since apparently I can't losslessly merge two clips together if they aren't the same resolution and frame rate)? I tried looking up some programs like LosslessCut and Avidemux, but apparently they can't cut video at the precise frame you select and will round off to the nearest "key frame" (I assume cutting at the exact frame each segment ends is the proper way of doing this, because if you didn't the video would be missing parts of it and throw everything slightly off sync, right?). LosslessCut did mention potentially adding something called a "Smart Cut" feature though, which supposedly would cut at the exact frame I pick, but only with lossy encoding on the frames that it can't include in the current iteration of its Cut feature.
@iKaos Sir, what is the ETA on season 9? I love your work! You’ve been a great help!

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@Damned if you want more in depth help, I suggest you join the Discord server linked at the top. @Christohomer Shouldn't be too long, the audio syncs and encodes are done, I'm just waiting for a few pieces from other contributors.
@ikaos Great! I’m really looking forward it! After I download it, I will be doing my definitive DBZ rewatch!
Hey @ikaos , when you say "All previously mentioned changes will be applied to my previously released episodes when I release the final batch" what changes are they exactly? i couldnt really understand? The things i care most about are video and audio quality, will the final batch be better in any of those aspects? cuz if not i can start downloading the solo season ones. Thanks for the amazing work!

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@Vegeta1806 I will have a write-up attached to my S9 release with all the changes (there are a lot), but basically yeah unless you're going to start watching within the next month or two I wouldn't grab the older ones unless you want to re-download later. I'll also say that despite me saying "a lot" of changes... it's mostly little things to enhance the overall quality of the release. So they may not be things that you care about.
@ikaos thanks a lot for your answer, i'm a huge dragon ball fan, and until funimation decides to stop being fucking retard and realease the rest of the level sets or a bluray dragonbox your torrents are the best way to watch dragon ball z, so i'll way for the final batch then! is there an ETA for that? and by the way will there also be changes for the level sets episodes? cuz if not i can star downloading those and wait for the final batch for the rest of the episodes. Once again thank you for your work! One last thing, are you exclusive to dragon ball? because there are no torrents with your quality and dual audio for naruto, i was wondering if you'll ever do those
@Vegeta1806 He mentioned in the level sets torrent that it was the definitive release so you can probably go ahead and start downloading that.

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@Vegeta1806 @Gilgamesh1135 The level sets release was definitive at the time, however since then there have been better quality audios that have been synced for pretty much every track. I don't want to say much else until I get S9 out, but there will likely be a v4 for the levels. However, there's nothing that's "broken" with the v3 set, so if you're hankering for some levels please feel free to grab it. As far as the batch goes I estimate it will be a month or two after S9. Details as to what will be different will be explained with the S9 release. I only plan to do stuff with DB. I know that there is work being done for Naruto by a member of our community, but it's a long process since that show apparently has worse releases than DB.
@ikaos thanks for the answer, i will be waiting for the final batch thanks!! the person doing naruto is it Darkfire? i love his release of one piece cuz the dub is so behind that dual audio is impossible, but naruto is all dubbed and his work is only subbed i would love a good quality dual audio naruto
@ikaos nice to see a nyaa uploader so active in comments, especially with no notification feature. Can't freaking wait for your last set!
I am waiting eagerly for you S9 release iKaos. Love your work.
Hi iKaos, thank you for all the hard work you have put into these releases I noticed that in the S6-8 releases there are no longer the Japanese lyrics for the songs at the top, that were present in the S1-5 releases and the Specials, was there any plan to re-add these for the final batch?

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@Vegeta1806 JySzE is working with Naruto. @Ploffy That's a result of me switching my subs source. It's a simple enough request, so I can add them in for S9 and the batch. S9 should be out any day now - I have all the pieces, just been very busy and haven't had time to put everything together yet and QC.
Thank you very much!