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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:
Utterly brilliant See more (113 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 169)
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)

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

Stephanie Nadolny ... 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)

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

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (149 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)

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Trivia:
Originally airing in the United States in 1996, its initial run was heavily edited from the Japanese version, so much that out of the first 67 episodes, the American version was cut down to 53 episodes, 14 episodes worth of content. This was mostly due to the partnership between FUNimation productions (Who owned the rights) and Saban Entertainment (Who was responsible for distribution) When the show gained a following on Cartoon Network, it was renewed and FUNimation had sole control. As a result, the episodes were not as clipped as before, following the Japanese episode number precisely from then on.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the Frieza saga, Vegeta has flashbacks both of himself with Guldo, and with Nappa and Raditz. In both of these flashbacks he is missing his tail, even though he didn't lose it until his battles on Earth.See more »
Quotes:
Master Roshi:Now, did you boys remember to pack your toothbrushes!
Krillin:Yes!
Goku:Tooth... what?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Gun (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Boku-tachi wa Tenchi DattaSee more »

FAQ

Is it true that a new version of Dragon Ball Z is airing?
How did the moon get back in the sky at the beginning of the series? Didn't Master Roshi destroy it in the original Dragon Ball?
Why was the series cropped for the DVD season sets?
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47 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Utterly brilliant, 7 July 2006
Author: tworadblue

This won't give you the best impression the first time you see it but it just keeps getting better and better and can eventually become dangerously addictive. It takes action and story to all new levels. A lot of the dialog actually does make sense even if sometimes cliché'd. This is actually one of the few shows that is actually worthy of all the hype and popularity surrounding it. Although it may drag a lot, and the characters spend a lot of time staring at each other, what eventually happens at the end makes up for the waiting. I've only seen this up to the end of the freiza saga and that saga was slightly less impressive than the former few sagas. As the sagas progress, you'd better start seeing the uncut versions instead.

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