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Dragon Ball Z 

Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (original title)
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 / ... (236 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (200 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Gohan / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1993)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (197 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Piccolo / ... (192 episodes, 1989-1993)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (186 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Goku / ... (184 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Krillin / ... (174 episodes, 1989-1993)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (127 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1993)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (121 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Storyline

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

Planet Vegeta was destroyed by Frieza, but when King Kai tells Goku a history of the Saiyan race, he tells Goku that the planet's Kami destroyed the planet with a meteor. The meteor story was the widely-believed story around the galaxy, but an all-knowing galactic god like King Kai should have known better (though he could have made up the story to keep Goku from going after Frieza.) See more »

Quotes

Vegeta: No! My only target is Kakarot! I couldn't care less about your quarrel with the Kai!
Bibidi: What? By every fiber in your body I command you Vegeta! Kill the Kai!
Vegeta: NO! You may have taken over my mind and my body, but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps: his PRIDE!
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Connections

Edited into Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bokutachi wa tenshi datta
Ending theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Osamu Totsuka
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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The Best Anime Series, Toriyama = genius
27 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

It always amuses me to read the comments section of each movie/TV show. The people who view classic series/movies such as this as negative obviously didn't really watch it. If you don't dedicate yourself to watch an entire saga, you won't grasp the full concept of the show. It is a continuous series and it's quite apparent other members don't understand the meaning.

Anyway, it is a kid show in Japan, but realize a kid show in Japan has violence, nudity, and profanity. I admit the FUNimation version isn't as great as the original Japanese, but it is still a great anime series, easily one of the best.

If you're new to the show, watch it from the very beginning to understand. You don't need to see Dragonball to appreciate this series because they do constant flashbacks.

Highest recommendation...10/10.


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