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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 Son Gohan / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narration / ... (290 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (254 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Vegeta / ... (244 episodes, 1989-1995)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (231 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Goku / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Gohan / ... (210 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Krillin / ... (204 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Vegeta / ... (195 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (182 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (160 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Master Roshi / ... (138 episodes, 1989-1995)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (132 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (130 episodes, 1989-1995)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (126 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (120 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (117 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Five years after the end of "Dragon Ball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son, Gohan. Son Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarotto". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Saiyajin, the older brother of Kakarotto! And Kakarotto turns out to be Son Gokû! With two other Saiyajin coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Trivia

The character of Dr. Gero is said to have been the Red Ribbon Army's chief creator of cyborgs and technology, that character never appeared or was mentioned a single time in the original Dragon Ball. In Dragon Ball anime it is stated that an entirely separate scientist, Dr. Frappe, created this technology, but this scientist does not appear in the original manga, it's a filler character. See more »

Goofs

During the Namek saga, when Gohan is trying to hide a Dragon Ball from Vegeta, Vegeta notices the radar in Gohan's hand and asks what it is. Gohan lies that it's a clock, to which Vegeta responds that Earth technology must be primitive if clocks are so big. However in a few European dubbings, based on the series' French versions, Gohan doesn't call it a clock, but a monster, prompting Vegeta to respond that Earth monsters sure are small. But this translation makes no sense, as the radar is clearly a mechanical gadget, so there is no way Vegeta would believe it to be a monster. See more »

Quotes

[to an android]
Vegeta: If you give up now I promise to turn you into something useful, like a toaster or a washing machine.
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Connections

Edited into Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bokutachi wa tenshi datta
Ending theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Osamu Totsuka
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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The Best Anime Series, Toriyama = genius
27 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

It always amuses me to read the comments section of each movie/TV show. The people who view classic series/movies such as this as negative obviously didn't really watch it. If you don't dedicate yourself to watch an entire saga, you won't grasp the full concept of the show. It is a continuous series and it's quite apparent other members don't understand the meaning.

Anyway, it is a kid show in Japan, but realize a kid show in Japan has violence, nudity, and profanity. I admit the FUNimation version isn't as great as the original Japanese, but it is still a great anime series, easily one of the best.

If you're new to the show, watch it from the very beginning to understand. You don't need to see Dragonball to appreciate this series because they do constant flashbacks.

Highest recommendation...10/10.


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