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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Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (290 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (254 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Vegeta / ... (244 episodes, 1989-1995)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Goku / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Gohan / ... (210 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Krillin / ... (204 episodes, 1989-1995)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (183 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (160 episodes, 1989-1995)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (138 episodes, 1989-1995)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (132 episodes, 1989-1996)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (130 episodes, 1989-1995)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (127 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (121 episodes, 1989-1996)
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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

The Future Z-Fighter death scenes in the series (in a flashback Perfect Cell and Future Trunks have) contradict those seen in the Trunks Special. See more »

Quotes

Super Buu: So, hot - shot, you want to fight Majin Buu?
Mystic Gohan: Fight you? No, I want to destroy you.
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Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Detekoi tobikiri ZENKAI pawâ!
Ending theme
Lyrics by Toshihisa Arakawa
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by MANNA
(Columbia Records)
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Weird, don't you think?
23 August 2003 | by (Bowie, Maryland (USA)) – See all my reviews

First of all, yes I am a big anime fan and yes Dragonball Z is my hands down favorite anime. And let me tell you I've seen quite a bit. I'm not saying it's the best show out there, it's just "my" favorite. But I didn't write here just to praise the show. Not that at all. Here's why I wrote. I noticed that most of the negative comments written about this series all talk about how the show's sagas are basically the same thing over and over again (and yes I know they basically are). The writers of these comments also, more often than not, talk about how they hated the show so much that they stopped watching it after two or three episodes. Here is the weird part. How could they know all the sagas are pretty much the same thing over and over again if they only watched two or three episodes? More over, if they only watched two or three episodes of a show with well over 150 episodes, they have no right to write any kind of commentary about it at all. Finally, one more point. Lets say yes they did watch more episodes. If they hated it so much, why keep watching? If it was "that" bad, why watch another episode? There must have been something there that cried out for them to keep watching. Something they couldn't ignore no matter how much they tried. Something that had them watching every "crappy" episode in every "crappy" saga. And lets face it, if a show has that, it can't be all bad :)


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