« Star Fleet / DVD Release - Japan 2013
The remastered DVDs released in Japan in 2013 included a fantastic full-colour booklet, containing a wealth of background imagery relating to the show.
The set consists of 5 discs as follows:
Disc 1 Episodes 1-6
Disc 2 Episodes 7-12
Disc 3 Episodes 13-18
Disc 4 Episodes 19-24
Disc 5 Episode 25
Space Quest special feature
The DVD format is NTSC with region 2 encoding and a resolution of 720x540.
The opening credits of the episodes appear to have been digitally remastered while the episodes themselves have undergone grain removal, making the picture smoother but removing a good deal of fine detail in some shots.
Also, the remaster footage is slightly zoomed and cropped.
Overall, the picture quality is different to the original 2002 Japanese release but represents no great improvement.
The remastered set contains a number of interesting special features including creditless opening and closing sequences, adverts for toys and merchandise that were televised alongside the series.
The most interesting extra feature, however, is the X-Bomber Preview show, which is a short pilot episode that was presumably used to market the series and contains some interesting differences to the main episodes.
The picture quality of the preview show is much better than that of the episodes.
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Behind the Scenes
Comics - French Comic Book Covers
Comics - Kikihara Naoki Manga
Comics - Look-In Magazine
DVD Release - France 2010
DVD Release - Japan 2002
DVD Release - Japan 2013
DVD Release - UK 2009
DVD Release - USA 2017
Fan Work - Artworks
Fan Work - Models
Fan Work - Remastering
Fan Work - Stories
Fan Work - Subs
Laser Disc and DVD Sets
Publications - Portuguese Notebooks
Publications - Showa Books
Publications - UK Annual
Publications - X Bomber Encyclopedia
Soundtrack - Star Fleet
Soundtrack - Star Fleet Project
Soundtrack - X Bomber