Hi, they call me kenisu (yes, that's lowercase on purpose), and welcome to the realm of my own mind. Here you can get an idea of why I am... well, friggin' crazy.
MARCH 18, 2011: In case you're one of the few who visit the MOTHER Encyclopedia section of this site, I have something which may interest you. On the Starmen.net forums, I've posted excerpts from another translation project of mine, the MOTHER novel. So far, I've only got excerpts from chapters 1 and 2 up, but there'll be more to come!
MARCH 10, 2011: Ooohhh, get a load of this. Toei has finally acknowledged that Kenji Yamamoto's score for Kai contains numerous instances of plagiarism. Reports have come in from Japanese fans that local broadcasts of episodes have already had bits of score replaced with DBZ BGM, and that every previous episode will be spot-revamped. No final word yet on whether they'll replace Yamamoto's entire score with Kikuchi's, or just the offending tracks, but either way, it still means more work for me, and just when I was getting ready to bid Kai farewell, too. If it's any indication, Shunsuke Kikuchi is now listed on the official DragonBall Kai website as the composer, and the only one at that. I still plan on keeping the old Yamamoto episode charts, but time will decide on how this all plays out on this website.
MARCH 6, 2011: Added episode 95 to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section.
FEBRUARY 6, 2011: Added episode 92 to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section. There's a brand-new piece of BGM used when Gohan transforms, in place of "Spirit VS Spirit". It's unreleased, but maybe it'll be on OST IV? I've uploaded the soundbyte to YouTube, if you want to have a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EiDnEpCkUE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010: Added the tracklisting for "DragonBall Kai Soundtrack III & Songs" to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section.
AUGUST 30, 2010: Added episode 70 to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section.HOORAY! We finally have another handful of new instrumentals!!
MAY 10, 2010: Added episode 56 to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section.
MAY 02, 2010: Added episode 55 to the "DragonBall Kai BGM" section. NEW BGM!! YES!!!
MAR. 03, 2010: The rough draft in "DragonBall Z BGM 2" is COMPLETE! Episodes 197 through 291 and Special 3 are all up! This completes the DragonBall Z BGM Daizenshuu (until I revise everything).
ALSO: LONG-OVERDUE NEWS ("DBZ Movie BGM Overview", updated March 3, 2010): Apparently, a lot of BGM fans aren't aware that the laserdiscs from the DBZ movies were (somewhat) recently discovered to contain quasi-isolated music tracks. That means that kei17 and his brother, ThePetSounds (thanks to an audio donation from ballpen4), were able to take almost all of the unreleased music from the DBZ movies and put them up on YouTube for all to hear!! Give it a listen, they just recently put up the music from Movie 13, so now each movie's soundtrack is available!
ThePetSounds's channel - Go here for the unreleased scores from Movies 1 through 9 and 13, as well as other fun little goodies. [NOTICE: This channel is now defunct (the account was suspended). I could rant and rave about how this music was unreleased to begin with, so what on earth is the harm of having it up on YouTube?.... but I can't expect corporate bigwigs to understand this. However, thanks to Filippo La Barbera, you can get the mp3s here!]
ballpen4's channel - Go here for Movie 12's soundtrack.
I apologize for not bringing this up sooner - I had assumed the news was so widespread that everyone knew by now. But I guess we all know what "assuming" makes of a person...
NEWS (2/3/2010): I've made room for another page, so until I can get this weird mess sorted out, episodes 197 to the end are on a separate page, seen above as "DragonBall Z BGM 2".