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Writers:
Eric Vale (episodes)
Andrew Rye (episodes)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
13 September 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Saiyans have returned...
Plot:
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. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Simply one of the best Anime series out there See more (117 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 27 of 168)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator / ... (255 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ... Son Goku / ... (254 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ... Piccolo / ... (246 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ... Goku / ... (232 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (226 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / ... (203 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ... Vegeta / ... (197 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ... Krillin / ... (196 episodes, 1996-2003)

Terry Klassen ... Krillin / ... (191 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (177 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (177 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ... Piccolo / ... (166 episodes, 1996-2003)

Stephanie Nadolny ... Gohan / ... (160 episodes, 1996-2001)

Jillian Michaels ... Goten / ... (156 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tiffany Vollmer ... Bulma / ... (154 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / ... (147 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kirby Morrow ... Goku (133 episodes, 2000-2003)

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (131 episodes, 1996-2003)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (130 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (129 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ted Cole ... Yamcha / ... (125 episodes, 1996-2003)
Daisuke Gôri ... Gyuumao / ... (117 episodes, 1996-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ... Chi-Chi / ... (116 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mike McFarland ... Master Roshi / ... (116 episodes, 1996-2003)
Naoko Watanabe ... Puar / ... (116 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tenshinhan / ... (109 episodes, 1996-2003)
Don Brown ... Hercule / ... (105 episodes, 1997-2003)
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Series Directed by
Daisuke Nishio (96 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Akira Toriyama (281 episodes, 1996-2003)

Jack Phelan (unknown episodes)
Andrew Rye (unknown episodes)
Eric Vale (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kôzô Morishita .... producer (281 episodes, 1996-2003)
Justin Cook .... producer (20 episodes, 1996-2003)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1996-2003)
Carly Hunter .... producer (20 episodes, 1996-2003)
Daniel Cocanougher .... producer (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
Cindy Brennan Fukunaga .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2002-2003)
Barry Watson .... producer (19 episodes, 2002-2003)

Ian James Corlett .... producer: early episodes (unknown episodes)
Terry Klassen .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bruce Faulconer (225 episodes, 1999-2003)
Kenji Yamamoto (42 episodes, 1996-1997)

Shunsuke Kikuchi (unknown episodes, 1989-2003)
Shuki Levy (unknown episodes)
Haim Saban (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Sweet (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Daisuke Nishio .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Sound Department
Rusty Dunn .... adr recordist (88 episodes, 2000)
Mike McFarland .... adr director (56 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gina Mueller .... sound mixer (39 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor (33 episodes, 2000-2003)
Sonny Strait .... adr director (30 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chris Ove .... adr editor (23 episodes, 2000)
Hennie Britton .... adr recordist (22 episodes, 1996-2000)
Christopher Bevins .... adr looping (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jeremy Butler .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2000)

Gord Hillier .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tyler Walker .... adr looping engineer (unknown episodes)
Matthew Wilson .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Miller .... digital compositor (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Editorial Department
Leland Miller .... video post-production (154 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Music Department
Bruce Faulconer .... composer: theme music (215 episodes, 1996-2003)
Julius Dobos .... music editor (126 episodes, 2000-2003)

Drew DeAscentis .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Jeremy Carlile .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1996)

David Stewart Cowles II .... web consultant (unknown episodes)
Ward Perry .... adr script: English dub (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Wilson .... assistant to director (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"DBZ" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
24 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:M (some episodes) | Brazil:12 | Brazil:Livre (cut) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:PG (some episodes) (Manitoba) (video rating) | Denmark:7 | Denmark:7 (DVD) | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 (pre-2002) | Hungary:12 (2012) | Hungary:16 (2002) | Netherlands:MG6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | USA:PG | USA:TV-Y7 (edited version) | USA:TV-PG (uncensored version) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
After his fight with Vegeta, Goku is hospitalized in Wukong Hospital. Wukong is the Chinese name for Goku.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Cell:Now that we have the vermin out of the way. You're next Piccolo.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cha-la Head-ChalaSee more »

FAQ

Is it true that Tao was once a general in the Red Ribbon Army, and that Dr. Gero was their leader?
How does the series end?
What are some plot holes/inaccuracies/inconsistencies that are caused by dubbed version errors?
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68 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Simply one of the best Anime series out there, 20 May 2006
Author: ArcPaladin from United States

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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