Dragon Ball Z (1989–2003)

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Earth's defender Goku learns that he is from another planet. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (280 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (278 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (267 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (252 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (229 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (223 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (215 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ...
 Vegeta / ... (198 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (193 episodes, 1996-2003)
...
 Krillin / ... (192 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (188 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Gohan / ... (181 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (173 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ...
 Piccolo / ... (167 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (165 episodes, 1996-2003)
...
 Goten / ... (156 episodes, 2000-2003)
...
 Narrator / ... (152 episodes, 1996-2003)
...
 Goku (134 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (133 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (133 episodes, 1996-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (130 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks (129 episodes, 2000-2003)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Gyuumao / ... (128 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ted Cole ...
 Yamcha / ... (125 episodes, 1996-2003)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Puar / ... (121 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (114 episodes, 1996-2003)
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Storyline

In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as a baby, Goku was dropped (down a huge cliff) and forgot his real mission. Kakarot, Goku's real name battles his brother Raditzs along with former enemy Piccolo and friend Krillin. Meanwhile, Gohan; Goku's son reveals his hidden powers against Raditz and nearly kills Raditz. However Goku is killed in the end, but Raditz is eventually defeated by Piccolo. Before he dies, he tells them that two evil-saiyans even more powerful then he is, are on route to Earth. The remaining fighters, Krillin, Yamcha, Tein, and Chaotsu begin their training to battle the evil saiyans, while Piccolo takes off with Gohan to train him in using his new found power. Meanwhile, Goku has to make his way back on Snake Way to King Kai's where he trains himself in the secret ... Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

After his fight with Vegeta, Goku is hospitalized in Wukong Hospital. Wukong is the Chinese name for Goku. See more »

Goofs

ENGLISH DUB: The fused form of Kibito and Supreme Kai is called Kibito Kai in some scenes and Kibito Shin in others. See more »

Quotes

Piccolo: My ears do more than just frame my face.
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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

Version of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

We Gotta Power
(theme song) (Original Japanese version)
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Seasons 5 & 6)
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Simply one of the best Anime series out there
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This anime cartoon in my opinion, is better than any other cartoon I seen. I still watch it whenever I get the chance to. It's character development and the plots of the whole DBZ story is superb, the animation is full of action, and every ending of an episode leaves you wondering what may happen next. It also contains a bit of humor as well as subplots. When I first seen it in 1996, I was overwhelmed at how much action and comedy was fit into one anime series. I found Goku and Vegeta to be serious but a bit funny in between, and the roles of Gohan and Piccolo weren't shabby either. It has a whole saga inside which makes it worth watching.

Overall, I watched this cartoon more than all the other cartoons put together. I like it even better than Inuyasha, which is also good. My favorite episode is when Goku finally becomes a Super Saiyen, and Frieza later gets cut in half by a flying disk. You may have to watch this series from the beginning to get the full meaning of the story and what is going on, but if you see this on Cartoon Network or any other channel, watch it! Don't miss out! It is definitely worth seeing for the eye.


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