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"Dragon Ball Z" (1996) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1996-2003

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Dragon Ball Z: Season 4: Episode 20 -- In an earthshaking battle, the beautiful Android 18 brings Vegeta to his knees. But before she can deliver the final blow, Trunks steps in to help.  Soon an all out war between good and evil begins, and the androids have the upper hand.
Dragon Ball Z: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
Dragon Ball Z: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
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Overview

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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:
DAMN GOOD SHOW!! See more (122 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 22 of 164)

Sean Schemmel ... Goku / ... (249 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ... Vegeta / ... (247 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (223 episodes, 1996-2003)

Sonny Strait ... Krillin / ... (198 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ... Vegeta / ... (195 episodes, 1996-2003)

Terry Klassen ... Krillin / ... (193 episodes, 1996-2003)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator / ... (183 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ... Piccolo / ... (169 episodes, 1996-2003)

Stephanie Nadolny ... Gohan / ... (160 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ... Bulma / ... (153 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / ... (151 episodes, 1996-2003)

Jillian Michaels ... Goten / ... (145 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (134 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kirby Morrow ... Goku (132 episodes, 2000-2003)

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (130 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (125 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ted Cole ... Yamcha / ... (122 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (121 episodes, 2000-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ... Chi-Chi / ... (119 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mike McFarland ... Master Roshi / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2003)
Don Brown ... Hercule / ... (109 episodes, 1997-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / ... (105 episodes, 1996-2003)
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Series Directed by
Daisuke Nishio (93 episodes, 1996-1999)
 
Series Writing credits
Akira Toriyama (278 episodes, 1996-2003)

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

Series Produced by
Kôzô Morishita .... producer (278 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)
David Iris (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tom Keenlyside (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
John Mitchell (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
Shuki Levy (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Haim Saban (53 episodes, 1996-1998)

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 (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gina Mueller .... sound mixer (39 episodes, 1996-1997)
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor (33 episodes, 2000-2003)
Sonny Strait .... adr director (27 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 (225 episodes, 1999-2003)
David Iris .... composer: theme music / lyricist (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tom Keenlyside .... composer: theme music / lyricist (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
John Mitchell .... composer: theme music / lyricist (169 episodes, 2000-2003)
Julius Dobos .... music editor (126 episodes, 2000-2003)
Shuki Levy .... composer: theme music (91 episodes, 1996-1999)
Haim Saban .... composer: theme music (91 episodes, 1996-1999)
Barron Abramovitch .... music engineer (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Jeremy Sweet .... music producer (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Ron Wasserman .... music producer (53 episodes, 1996-1998)
Mark Menza .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1997)

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 (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Brazil:12 | Brazil:Livre (cut) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (some episodes) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:PG (some episodes) (Manitoba) | Chile:TE (original rating) | Denmark:7 | Denmark:7 (DVD) | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 (pre-2002) | Hungary:12 (2012) | Hungary:16 (2002) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:MG6 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:13 (Catalonia) | UK: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:
Factual errors: On the Space Suit Goku wears at times on his way to Namek, Goku is misspelled as "Gokuh."See more »
Quotes:
Goku:It would be meaningless to fight with you now. You're too scared and ashamed. Live with the shock. Keep it bottled up inside you. Silently.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Boku-tachi wa Tenchi DattaSee more »

FAQ

Are there any Dragon Ball/Z/GT movies/episodes/etc. that aren't available in uncut Japanese form in America?
Yamcha knows the Spirit Bomb?
How many episodes of Dragon Ball/Z/GT/Kai are there?
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33 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
DAMN GOOD SHOW!!, 30 May 2004
Author: SeanSmith from United States

I have been watching DBZ for a while now. Of coarse it has its flaws, but every great show does!! It has action, suspense (if you watched episode by episode on Cartoon Network) love, and character development. When people say FUNimation ruined DBZ, from your point of view they might have. With me, whatever version I see first, that is the one I enjoy the most. I prefer the English version over the original Japanese version, just because I saw the dub before the Japanese version. But, I will watch the original version and keep an open mind. I respect everyones opinion and understand where they are coming from. Although, I can NOT tolerate people who talk shit about a show they probably don't understand. (Dragonball Z is a very complex TV show, if you don't see all, or a lot, of the episodes, your lost!) So, what I'm trying to say is If you don't like a show or movie, keep it to yourself. The whole world doesn't need to know what you don't like.

Just to set the record straight: The first 64 episodes of DBZ were done by a company in Vancouver, Canada. Not the Fort Worth company FUNimation.

It was SABAN who changed the show more than FUNimation. Thats why they sounded like Power Rangers (Somebody said they sounded like them) And, whoever said this show doesn't teach you anything? This show used a very vivid vocabulary. They said lines like "But to no avale" Children could learn more watching DBZ than in a vocab lesson at school.

About the music: You have to remember that the music was conducted during two different time periods. The original music was made in the late 80's to early 90's. The dub's music was made in the very late 90's to the early 2000's. Music changed a lot from the Japanese version to the dub. I personally like both versions.

I like DBZ very much, even though I didn't at first, I thought it was stupid because it was a cartoon, then I watched it... I was hooked after the first episode. If you could sit through it with an opened mind you DBZ haters just might learn to like it.

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