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Series cast summary:
Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (223 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Piccolo / ... (213 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Goku / ... (209 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (192 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Vegeta / ... (188 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ...
 Piccolo / ... (174 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (168 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Goku (144 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Gohan / ... (133 episodes, 1997-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (133 episodes, 1999-2003)
Dale Kelly ...
 Narrator / ... (127 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Goten / ... (127 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ted Cole ...
 Yamcha / ... (123 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Narrator / ... (120 episodes, 2000-2003)
Don Brown ...
 Hercule / ... (118 episodes, 1997-2003)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (114 episodes, 1999-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (113 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (93 episodes, 2000-2003)
Brad Swaile ...
 Gohan (93 episodes, 2001-2003)
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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, 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

Captain Ginyu has a Body Change technique and uses it several times to possess the bodies of Goku, and, in anime filler, Bulma. However Goku and Gohan, in anime filler, have caught onto Ginyu's technique and have both thrown a Namekian Frog in the path of his technique resulting Ginyu possessing the body of a Frog. See more »

Goofs

The popular line where Nappa asks what Goku's power level is and Vegeta screams "Its over 9000!" and crushes his scouter in the English Dub is actually incorrect. In the Japanese Manga he screams that it is over 8000, not 9000. See more »

Quotes

Sorcerer: I wish for you to unlock this oracle and release Tapion the brave from it.
Shenron: That will be a piece of cake!
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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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Alternate-language version of Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

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Dragon Ball Z movie theme
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Performed by Mark Menza
Written and Composed by Mark Menza
(Remastered Seasons 1 - 2)
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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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