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 / ... (295 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (294 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

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Goofs

French dubbed version: When Vegeta suggests creating a Genki Dama ball during their fight with Buu, Goku doesn't know what a Genki Dama is. This makes no sense, since he has already used it numerous times by this point. See more »

Quotes

Frieza: [after blowing up Krillin] Pop goes the weasel!
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

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Soundtracks

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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I love it.
23 June 2003 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

I was going to write a huge long comment on this, but a lot of people really seem to hate this show so I just can't be bothered preaching to the unconvertable. I will say, however, I am a big fan of anime and this is one of my favourites. It's certainly my favourite anime TV series. People don't seem to realise that this is for kids, so screw the voice acting (which is better than many other kids shows) and animation (which is also better than many other kids shows). Comparing this to serious anime like Akira is like comparing He-Man to Gladiator. DBZ is light on the brain and heavy on the adrenal gland. Once you get into it it becomes very addictive, and your imagination covers over any bad acting or animation. Unless you have no imagination... Watch it from the beginning and just let yourself get sucked in to the amazing fights and ever increasing displays of power.


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