Dragon Ball Z (1989–1996)
"Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto" (original title)

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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:
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (295 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (294 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (237 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (201 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (191 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (171 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Gohan / ... (168 episodes, 1989-1996)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (167 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Goku / ... (155 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (150 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (134 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (133 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (123 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (121 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Five years after the end of "Dragonball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son Gohan. Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarot". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Sayans, the older brother of Kakarot! And Kakarot turns out to be Gokû! With two other Sayans coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Seven for a wish.


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Trivia

Goz and Mez, the ogres in hell, are based on two characters from the original Dragon Ball. Goz, the large blue muscular ogre, is based on Man-Wolf's human form. Mez, the glasses-wearing speedy ogre, is based on Shen (the human being whose body Kami borrowed at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.) See more »

Goofs

During the Namek saga, when Gohan is trying to hide a Dragon Ball from Vegeta, Vegeta notices the radar in Gohan's hand and asks what it is. Gohan lies that it's a clock, to which Vegeta responds that Earth technology must be primitive if clocks are so big. However in a few European dubbings, based on the series' French versions, Gohan doesn't call it a clock, but a monster, prompting Vegeta to respond that Earth monsters sure are small. But this translation makes no sense, as the radar is clearly a mechanical gadget, so there is no way Vegeta would believe it to be a monster. 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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Crazy Credits

While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

We Gotta Power
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
Music and arrangement by Keiju Ishikawa
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Second opening theme (episodes 200-291)
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Probably the greatest animated series of alltime.
16 January 1999 | by (bogota, colombia) – See all my reviews

Probably the greatest animated series of alltime.The drawings are simply superb, the characters and the whole story is so complex and thrilling you simply can't miss it. It's great the way they involve humor features in an epic story. 9,9/10


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