Dragonball Kai OST Vol 1 Review

I finally had the time to check out Dragonball Kai on Nicktoons this weekend. I must say that I' am very impressed with the show. I' am even more impressed with the OST. Dragonball Kai OST Volume 1 consist of 36 tracks from the show. I really love the soundtrack because it stayed true to it's DBZ OST roots. In fact I find the Kai soundtrack better orchestrated then the DBZ in certain areas. For instance the battle themes I enjoy much better. However this isn't a compare and contrast review of the soundtrack. You want to know is this soundtrack worth buying correct? Well the answer is yes and no. Yes it's worth buying because the music is absolute pleasure to hear. It's not worth buying because the length of most the songs, only last about 1 to 2 minutes tops.

Kenji Yamamoto is most known for his composition on various videogames such as, "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption," "Advance Wars: Dual Strike" and the upcoming "Donkey Kong Country Returns," brings us his TV scored effort. He doesn't disappoint with stand out tracks like, "Over The Star ~Piano Ver.~", "Win Tough Fight (Guitar Verison)" and "The Formidable Warrior, The Saiyan,"are some of my favorite tracks. Yamamoto makes an effort by staying true to the Japanese Dragonball sound. However he leaves enough room to compose something original for us to enjoy. To put it simply he put his stamp on it. Each song captures an emotion, or describes a characters mood. Kenji really delivers on that factor of describing the scene. My disappoint is like most Anime OST, the the opening theme song and ending song is in TV size. Sorry fans you will have the buy the single to "Dragon Soul."

Final Grade B+ Dragonball Kai OST Vol 1 gets a B+. It's a fun soundtrack to listen too, that stays true to the Dragonball sound. However the short length in songs makes it a hard buy. Dragonball fans should at least check it out. Check out the stand out tracks below.

Over The Star Piano Verison

Win Tough Fight! ~Guitar Version~

The Formidable Warrior, The Saiyan