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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 / ... (289 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (235 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (200 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Gohan / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1993)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (195 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 / ... (130 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (129 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1993)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (124 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (120 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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(291 episodes)

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Trivia

Bulma changes her hairstyle, 16 times from DB to the end of DBZ. See more »

Goofs

During a scene when Trunks fights Cell (back in his own timeline), the time capsule misspells "Capsule Corp" as "Capsule Coop." 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

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992) 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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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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