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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:
Best show in the world. See more (113 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 169)
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:
Continuity: English dubbed version: Early in the series, Raditz states that the planet Vegeta was destroyed three years prior to the beginning of the series. Later on, this is changed to twenty years (which is accurate to the original Japanese version). When they went back and did the "uncut dubbed" version that aired on Cartoon Network, they still used the inaccurate "three years" quote.See more »
Quotes:
Kid Trunks:I think being world champion will be fun.
Goten:I'll definitely tell you how it is.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Glass House (2001)See more »

FAQ

Why didn't Goku ever wish Grandpa Gohan back to life? Wish Bardock back to life? Etc.
Is it true that Goku's father was a "brilliant scientist" who invented the Saiyan race's artificial moonlight trick?
Which members of the Japanese voice cast have passed away? Who did they voice?
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55 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Best show in the world., 6 September 2006
Author: oblivionass from United States

Wow this is not only the best anime of all time its the best show of all time! I have liked this show since I was in 3rd grade absolutely amazing show. I love it not only for the action but for the emotional scenes in it are very well done, its definitely got a great storyline to back up its fabulous action. The only thing that can get annoying about this show is a lot of the stuff is drawn out too long but hey everything has its good and bad parts. The show starts off a little slow but trust me it gets good once Freeza saga hits. Also the music that Funimation's Bruce Falconer is a true artist wow I was blown away at how good the music is. The music really makes you feel how emotional the scene is. Its like the music puts you in the situation its so good.

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