Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pokemon Diamond Pearl Box Set 1|
Genres: Kids & Family, Anime & Manga, Animation
Ash and Brock are back for more Pokémon battles and adventures! — Joining them is Dawn, a young girl who dreams of one day becoming a great Coordinator like her mother. Together the three travel through the Sinnoh region, c... more »
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Pokemon Fun for All Ages!
Twizzler | 06/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, First. These DVDs (along with every other Pokemon DVDs) are only in English. There is no Japanese like some reviewers are ranting about. But, why should you want the Japanese version? The Japanese version is exactly like the English version except for the voices, names of Pokemon, Humans, Places and Terms being in Japanese, with the occasional Japanese joke instead of an understandable English one. If you are an American (or any other non-Japanese) Pokemon fan and play the games, then what reason is there to watch it in a way you wouldn't understand? Japanese language doesn't trump everything in English. The English voices sound perfectly fine to me and I like them. Ash's voice is the only one I think could be a little better, but it's still very tolerable.
With that done, I will move onto the product itself.
The D/P DVD box sets are basically 2 volumes in one. It contains 2 DVD cases with around 8-9 episodes each for a total of 17-18 episodes each box set (depending on which volume).
The packaging is pretty simple & basic, but gets the job done. So are the Menus (Luckily, there is no ads before the Menu screen, just a VIZ logo); you get the choice to either: (1) play every episode in order, or (2) choose which episode from either the beginning or mid-point. The Openings and Credits are present also, except that the Credits play only a non-vocal song, unlike when it airs on TV (Thankfully).
The Video and Sound quality are very clean and excellent. No qualms here.
These DVDs do not contain any extras. Just the episodes. I have no problems with this, I bought these DVDs for the episodes and they deliver (not to mention, most DVD extras plainly fail!).
If you love to watch Pokemon, I recommend getting the DVDs!
If you are new to the show, I suggest, at the very least, to watch the "Indigo League" season first (can find them in a total of 3 box sets). That is when main characters such as Ash, Pikachu, Brock and Team Rocket get introduced. You will have an easier time getting into D/P then (being familiar with the games helps too!)."