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 / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (232 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Vegeta / ... (222 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Goku / ... (212 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Gohan / ... (208 episodes, 1989-1995)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Krillin / ... (190 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (183 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (145 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (132 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mister Satan / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (128 episodes, 1989-1996)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (123 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1996)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (122 episodes, 1989-1994)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (119 episodes, 1989-1994)
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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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Dragon Ball Z  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Names of any characters are based in food: vegetables, fruits, etc.
  • Kakarotto: Carrot


  • Raditz: Radish


  • Vegeta: Vegetable


  • Garlic Jr: Garlic


  • The Spice boys


  • Gohan: Japanese for boiled rice


  • Bardock: Derived from burdock


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Goofs

One of Gohan's energy attacks knocks out a number of Recoome's teeth. From that point on, the amount of Recoome's teeth in his mouth becomes inconsistent between shots. Sometimes he's shows with a whole mouthful of teeth, other times he only has a few remaining. See more »

Quotes

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

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA (Chara-hetchara)
Opening theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(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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