After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.
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Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (223 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Piccolo / ... (214 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (198 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (170 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Gohan / ... (147 episodes, 1997-2003)
Don Brown ...
 Hercule / ... (136 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Goku / ... (132 episodes, 2000-2003)
Dale Kelly ...
 Narrator / ... (127 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (129 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Narrator / ... (121 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Trunks / ... (123 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Goten / ... (120 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ted Cole ...
 Yamcha / ... (115 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Supreme Kai / ... (114 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Master Roshi / ... (112 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (111 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Hercule / ... (91 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (92 episodes, 2000-2003)
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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, Tien, and Chiaotzu 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 dreamian

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Trivia

Goku has only won one World Martial Arts Tournament despite participating in six of them. See more »

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EDITED ENGLISH VERSION: In the original Japanese version, Dr. Briefs (Bulma's dad) ALWAYS had a cigarette in his mouth. It was digitally removed for the edited dub, but the editing is often unconvincing. Watch his mouth and you can see "glitches" on the screen in that area. See more »

Quotes

[after scanning the power levels of 3 Namek warriors]
Frieza: You have the power levels of a Boy Scout troop!
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Crazy Credits

When FUNimation aired the Buu Saga, their end-credits sequence used footage from the Japanese Buu Saga end credits. Strangely, they show the feather dropping from the sky, but they DO NOT show the Goku with angel wings who dropped it! See more »

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Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Star Fox Zero (2016) See more »

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DragonBall Z
(theme song) (English version)
Performed by Faulconer productions
Written and Composed by Faulconer productions
(Broadcast Seasons 4 - 7)
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Best show in the world.
6 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow this is not only the best anime of all time its the best show of all time! I have liked this show since I was in 3rd grade absolutely amazing show. I love it not only for the action but for the emotional scenes in it are very well done, its definitely got a great storyline to back up its fabulous action. The only thing that can get annoying about this show is a lot of the stuff is drawn out too long but hey everything has its good and bad parts. The show starts off a little slow but trust me it gets good once Freeza saga hits. Also the music that Funimation's Bruce Falconer is a true artist wow I was blown away at how good the music is. The music really makes you feel how emotional the scene is. Its like the music puts you in the situation its so good.


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