As part of Microsoft’s Anime Month promotions, the entire first season of Dragon Ball Z is currently available on the Microsoft store for free in English. That’s nearly a $30 discount on the regular price.
Anyone with a Microsoft account can now download and own all 39 episodes of the first season, no premium subscription required. The season will be free through July 24and is available on Xbox One, PC, mobile devices, and HoloLens.
Dragon Ball Z ran for 291 episodes and premiered in 1986 in Japan. Its first season focuses primarily on the relationship between adult Goku and his son, Gohan, as they deal with the ramifications of a shocking revelation: Goku (born Kakarot) was actually a Saiyan sent to destroy Earth who failed his mission after suffering memory loss. In later seasons, the series introduces other classic characters, like Trunks and Frieza.
Other Anime Month promotions (which run through July 30) include discounts on games like the Ōkami HD remaster and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 up to 75 percent. Given that Dragon Ball Z Season 1 is the third anime to be offered free on the Microsoft Store this month (after the first seasons of Dragon Ball Super and Naruto Shippuden, which are no longer free), it’s reasonable to expect that there will another free season of a classic anime next week.
Even though there’s currently no shortage of Dragon Ball content — three remastered Dragon Ball Z movies are coming out this fall in the United States, and the Dragon Ball Heroes anime premiered at the beginning of July — it never hurts to return to your anime roots. This free download makes it painfully simple.