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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Series cast summary:
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (290 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (235 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (201 episodes, 1989-1996)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (199 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (189 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (169 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Gohan / ... (166 episodes, 1989-1992)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (165 episodes, 1989-1992)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (154 episodes, 1989-1993)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (148 episodes, 1989-1992)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (134 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (121 episodes, 1989-1992)
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

In U.S. version, the character Mr. Satan was named "Hercule", and each visual reference to his original name was erased from the show. See more »

Goofs

In the Raditz fight, Piccolo has red blood. In all subsequent fights, he has purple blood. See more »

Quotes

Frieza: [after blowing up Krillin] Pop goes the weasel!
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While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Dragonball (1986) See more »

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Bokutachi wa Tenshi Datta
("We Were Angels")
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
Music by Takeshi Ike
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Arrangement by Osamu Totsuka
Second ending theme (episodes 200-291)
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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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