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:
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (290 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Vegeta / ... (222 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Goku / ... (212 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Gohan / ... (208 episodes, 1989-1995)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Krillin / ... (190 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (183 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (145 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (132 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (123 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1994)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (119 episodes, 1989-1994)
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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

Vegeta is older than Goku. This is identifiable by the fact that Vegeta was a fairly well-developed young warrior around age 5-6, and Goku was just born at this very time. See more »

Goofs

French dubbed version: the Snake Way is said to be 100 kilometers long. It is actually a million km long, hence why it takes Goku so incredibly long to traverse it. If it really was 100 km long, he would have made the trip in no time. 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

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken Christmas Special (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA (Chara-hetchara)
Opening theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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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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