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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Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (297 episodes, 1989-1996)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Gohan / ... (296 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (238 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (202 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (192 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (172 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Gohan / ... (169 episodes, 1989-1996)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Piccolo / ... (168 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (156 episodes, 1989-1996)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (151 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 / ... (124 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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Trivia

The "Spirit Bomb only harms bad guys" fact only exists in the American version. See more »

Goofs

At the concession stand just outside the Stadium Yamcha is playing baseball at, "hamburger" is misspelled (as "hanburger.") 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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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 »

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Referenced in Jump Super Stars (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Cha-La Head-Cha-La
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
Music by Chiho Kiyôka
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto
First opening theme (episodes 1-199)
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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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