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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:
Possibly the best all round cartoon ever See more (113 total) »

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)

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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:
Plot holes: In one of the episodes when Vegeta, Gohan, and Krillin put Goku in the recovery chamber in Frieza's ship in the Frieza Saga, Vegeta says "By typing into this system, we should have Goku up to speed in no time." when he's supposed to call him "Kakarot" since both Goku and Vegeta were from Planet Vegeta before it got destroyed by Frieza. All of the Saiyans from Planet Vegeta called him "Kakarot" since "Goku" wasn't his real name.See more »
Quotes:
Gohan:Piccolo! You big jerk! I take back all the nice things I said about you!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What are the different forms of Saiyan transformations, and who is capable of achieving them?
Why does Goku's tail never grow back? It grew back plenty of times when he was a kid.
How do the Saiyan characters first become Super Saiyans?
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92 out of 157 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the best all round cartoon ever, 28 May 2005
Author: Beastify from Crynant, Neath, Wales

I think DBZ and its predecessor are the best all round cartoons ever.

Some of the plots are thick with chunky bits. The fantasy behind it makes the fans want to be the characters (ive always wanted to be a super saiyan preferably Gohan teenager). The characters are cool funny and slick. Some of the best are vegeta, Android 16 and Trunks. Its got comedy, tons of action cool stories and sub stories. What more can you ask for in 20 mins.

The only other sagas that can beat this would be the LOTR/Hobbit saga and Star Wars. The whole saga past to present kicks ass. Wish I had the cash to buy all the episodes and movies.

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