Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

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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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Series cast summary:
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (273 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (271 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (264 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (250 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (227 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (220 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (212 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ...
 Vegeta / ... (197 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (192 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (191 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (185 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Gohan / ... (178 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (170 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ...
 Piccolo / ... (166 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (162 episodes, 1996-2003)
...
 Goten / ... (156 episodes, 2000-2003)
...
 Narrator / ... (149 episodes, 1996-2003)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (133 episodes, 1996-2003)
...
 Goku (133 episodes, 2000-2003)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (130 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks (129 episodes, 2000-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (128 episodes, 1996-2003)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Gyuumao / ... (126 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

In the Saiyan Saga, when Tien, Chiaotzu, Krillin, Yamcha, and Yajirobe first arrive at Kami's lookout, they have "flashbacks" of themselves in combat as Kami speaks to them. However, the events in these flashbacks have not happened yet (they would happen right after they started their training.) See more »

Quotes

Videl: You know those people?
Gohan: Yeah. That man, wearing the orange uniform, he's my dad.
Videl: WHAT? I thought your dad was with another woman.
Gohan: Oh no! Just dead. Didn't you see that ring floating over his head?
Videl: I think I need to lie down.
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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

Referenced in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

"Rock The Dragon (theme song) (English version)
Performed by The Mighty RAW
Written and Composed by Ron Wasserman
(Seasons 1 & 2)
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Still a champion, even after all these years...
19 August 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I once read in a DBZ magazine that many people viewed this as an animated soap opera, which is exactly what this is. And like any good soapie, its ADDICTIVE. It may not be as popular as it once was back in the long gone days of old, but it still holds up like a champ even today.

For a series thats more then 10 years old, it still manages to amaze us all with the colorful cast of characters (all three-freakin-hundred of 'em) and stunning battles, along with some captivating plots and decent character development thrown in for good measure.

The voice cast for both versions of the show is mighty impressive, even if Goku's Jap voice is, in a word, crap...Ocean Studios did a fine job with the first 53 eps, and FUNImation deserves good credit..Yes, ill admit it, I'm one of the few people on this whole planet who actually enjoy's FUNI's voice cast.

I will admit that i tend to lose interest when the fights drag ON AND ON AND ON AND ON etc *hints at Frieza Saga* but all in all this show, even if it is more action-oriented than its predecessor (Dragon Ball) and successor (Dragon Ball GT) is mighty addictive and even more enjoyable.

A full 10/10


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