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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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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

Has cult following in Brazil and is remembered by fans to be on air when Globo TV interrupted the episode for 9/11 coverage. See more »

Goofs

When Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo leave the battlefield where Goku and Frieza are fighting, Krillin (who is wearing Saiyan armor at the time) is drawn in his regular orange gi in one frame. See more »

Quotes

Frieza: [after blowing up Krillin] Pop goes the weasel!
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Connections

Referenced in Videofobia: Robot Holocaust (2011) 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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Came in 2002 (Where I live), looked like garbade, but underrated
9 November 2004 | by (The?) – See all my reviews

Wha-? Are you crazy, Nah...the thing is, I really like this show, and it's NOT because of the fighting. Too many people just dimiss the show as a mindless punch-a-thon, as "that fighting anime that turned me off all fighting anime." The thing is, the characters are all really nicely developed. As we watch the show over the years, we get to see the characters grow, and it happens so gradually that we don't even realize it's happening. Toriyama's Freeza saga was probably the best-told part, despite the fact that the anime completely f-ed it up--the reason for everyone to be there in the first place actually made sense, and the transition from the Vegeta fight to the Freeza fight (and the reason Vegeta eventually joined with the rest of the group) was actually logical. I think the show has a lot more substance than everyone else says, but I realize by now that everyone's already made up their mind about the show and no matter what I say, their opinions will stay the soon.


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