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)
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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

In U.S. version, the character Mr. Satan was named "Hercule", and each visual reference to his original name was erased from the show. The name "Hercule" actually came from the French dubbed version of the show. See more »

Goofs

French dubbed version: The fused form of Kibito and Supreme Kai is called Neptune (Supreme Kai's French name) in one scene and Shibito in another. 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

Edited into Dragon Ball Z (1996) 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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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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