Dragon Ball Z (1989–1996)
"Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto" (original title)

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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

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Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (296 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (295 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (237 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (201 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (191 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (171 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Gohan / ... (168 episodes, 1989-1996)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (167 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (155 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (150 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (134 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (133 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (123 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (121 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Five years after the end of "Dragonball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son Gohan. Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarot". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Sayans, the older brother of Kakarot! And Kakarot turns out to be Gokû! With two other Sayans coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Trivia

Goz and Mez, the ogres in hell, are based on two characters from the original Dragon Ball. Goz, the large blue muscular ogre, is based on Man-Wolf's human form. Mez, the glasses-wearing speedy ogre, is based on Shen (the human being whose body Kami borrowed at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.) See more »

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French dubbed version: A lot of the characters are never named, yet somehow other characters know their names. This happens with for example Vegeta, Ginyu and Jeice. None of them ever state their names, yet several episodes later, the others know what they are called. See more »

Quotes

Vegeta: [after killing Android 19] Too Bad! I only wish that there was a junkyard, so could give him a proper burial.
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Crazy Credits

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Followed by Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008) See more »

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Detekoi Tobikiri Zenkai Power!
("Come Out, Incredible 'Zenkai' Power!")
Performed by MANNA
Music by Takeshi Ike
Lyrics by Naruhisa Arakawa
Arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto
First ending theme (episodes 1-199)
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A really cool show.
10 June 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

It may have been years since this ORIGINALLY came out, but to most of us Americans, the show is brand new material. Sometimes people may say the shows tend to "drag on," but this is a clever way to keep you begging for more and tuning in again and again. Also, the characters actually develop and change throughout the series, unlike some other shows. The american translated versions may lose something in the translation, but the show is still a very cool show, and I hope Cartoon Network picks up the entire seven year run of the series. The adjusted script makes some previously "possibly offensive" terms absent, replacing them with less intimidating terms like "bully." But this show IS for kids, and if they didn't take away some terms, it wouldn't air. Then we would be stuck buying the videos for $15.00 a piece instead of taping entire sagas for free. ;) The voice actors aren't spectacular, but they get the point across and tell a good story. The storylines are intriguing and make you want to watch every last episode to see what happens next. The show, despite it's older animation techniques, is still a good looking animated piece. I watch the series everyday on Cartoon Network when they air two episodes side-by-side (which makes since seeing as how the show moves along so slow). The show is divided into "sagas" or series of episodes telling a certain story. My favorite sagas are the Saya-jin Saga, Frieza Saga, Garlic Jr. Saga, Android Saga, and the Cell Saga. I hope this show keeps airing again and again. It's truly remarkable.


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