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 / ... (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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Seven for a wish.


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Trivia

In the Japanese version of this series, Frieza and his minions are sent to Hell, where several demons wear t-shirts that have the word "HELL" written on them. In the American version, the demons wear "HFIL" t-shirts, and the underworld is referred to as the "Home For Infinite Losers." See more »

Goofs

During a scene when Trunks fights Cell (back in his own timeline), the time capsule misspells "Capsule Corp" as "Capsule Coop." 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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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

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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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One word: The Best!
14 November 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The only reason i gave it a 9 is because in some sagas like Frieza for example the graphics kind of suck and the tendency of the series to"kill time" like showing us the terrain and stuff which clearly is annoying,other than that the plot is awesome with minor holes, basically this is my favorite anime of all time since i was in the 6th grade!I remember back when i couldn't wait to catch an episode of DBZ only the sad part was that the only network that actually aired it in my country was RTL II,but i quickly got used to it,learned German :P and actually understood the series,and in comparison to the us version it was pretty good,the soundtrack was the original Japanese one and it didn't have to chsese lines like funimation does,in other words good ol RTL II saved me some trouble :D


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