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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:
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. Full summary »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Jôji Yanami ... Narrator / ... (272 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ... Son Goku / ... (270 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ... Vegeta / ... (263 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ... Goku / ... (249 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (227 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / ... (219 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ... Krillin / ... (211 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ... Vegeta / ... (197 episodes, 1996-2003)

Terry Klassen ... Krillin / ... (191 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (191 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (185 episodes, 1996-2003)

Stephanie Nadolny ... Gohan / ... (177 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ... Bulma / ... (169 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ... Piccolo / ... (166 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / ... (161 episodes, 1996-2003)

Jillian Michaels ... Goten / ... (156 episodes, 2000-2003)

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (148 episodes, 1996-2003)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (133 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kirby Morrow ... 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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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)
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:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (some episodes) | Denmark:7 | Denmark:7 (DVD) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:MG6 | South Korea:All | USA:PG | USA:TV-Y7 (edited version) | USA:TV-PG (uncensored version)

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:
Factual errors: 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:
Tien:Piccolo just gave Cell everything he had and it didn't even phase him.See more »
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FAQ

What are some plot holes/inaccuracies/inconsistencies that are caused by dubbed version errors?
Why does Goku's tail never grow back? It grew back plenty of times when he was a kid.
Android 20 keeps his android body in Hell but Frieza gets his organic body back? Villains dead in Hell are seen with their bodies even though they aren't supposed to keep them? Help me, I'm confused!
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106 out of 164 people found the following review useful.
Animation Of Epic Proportion, 15 June 2000
Author: Dark Eye from New York, United States

Dragon Ball Z was, to many, one of the most influential cartoon series ever in the world. When I was younger I grew up watching the whole series from start to finish, read the comic books, and played the video games. The Dragon Ball Z series contain some of the most charismatic characters, great fighting sequences, and strong plots that covered thousands of years. Originally created in the 1980's, it's truly a blessing that western audiences finally gets to see it in english. However I wish the series would start from the very beginning, the story when Son Gokou was a courageous little boy who uses his innate fighting talents to help out others.

It's only a shame though that the western TV version are heavily censored, causing disorientation and lack of flow to some of the original fight scenes. The Japanese version showed no-holds barred violence and the use of strong words (aka swearing), creating emotional tension that is not present in the english-language version. Also, die-hard Dragon Ball fans out there will agree with me that the voice acting is nowhere as good as the Japanese version.

Still, revisiting Dragon Ball in any language still stirs some of the fondest memories in my heart. Kame Hame Ha!!!! See it's still there.

Highly recommended viewing.

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