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 / ... (297 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (296 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (238 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (192 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (172 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Gohan / ... (169 episodes, 1989-1996)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Piccolo / ... (168 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (156 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (151 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 / ... (124 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

Some characters have different names in the manga than they did in the anime. For instance, in the anime Babidi has a henchman named Pui Pui, but he's called Pocus in the manga. Likewise, the Potara fusion of Vegeta and Goku is called Vegito in the anime, but Vegerot in the manga. See more »

Goofs

French dubbed version: Vegeta claims that Saiyans can transform into anything they want. This is not true. They can only turn into giant apes and a few select Saiyans can become Super Saiyans. See more »

Quotes

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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: The Amazing Spider-Minaj/Go, Dragon Ball, Go! (2012) See more »

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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YES! YES! THE GREATEST SHOW OF TIME!
5 February 1999 | by (Gaithersburg, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Dragonball Z, yet messed up by English editing and translation, is the greatest and best animated cartoon in the world. Kakarot, the star, with the help of Piccolo, fight off Raditz and that starts the show. Vegita and Nappa come and after some fighting, Nappa is destroyed and Vegita leaves to rejuvinate. Gohan, Kakarot's son, and his friend Krilian, leave for the Planet Namek to find the Dragonballs, 7 magical balls which when joined can call forth the Eternal Dragon who grants any three wishes you want. Frieza, another villain, is also on Namek and so is the rejuvinated Vegita. After a mess of episodes of fighting, Kakarot finally arrives, destroys the Ginyu Force, Frieza's private army, and fights Frieza, practically destroying the Planet Namek in the process. The show continues on and on but is always great to watch.


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