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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:
Greatest cartoon/anime ever created See more (116 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 169)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator / ... (260 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ... Son Goku / ... (259 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ... Vegeta / ... (251 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ... Goku / ... (237 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (226 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / ... (208 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ... Krillin / ... (200 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ... Vegeta / ... (197 episodes, 1996-2003)

Terry Klassen ... Krillin / ... (191 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (181 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (179 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ... Piccolo / ... (166 episodes, 1996-2003)

Stephanie Nadolny ... Gohan / ... (165 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ... Bulma / ... (157 episodes, 1996-2003)

Jillian Michaels ... Goten / ... (156 episodes, 2000-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / ... (150 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (136 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kirby Morrow ... Goku (133 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (131 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (129 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ted Cole ... Yamcha / ... (125 episodes, 1996-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ... Chi-Chi / ... (119 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mike McFarland ... Master Roshi / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2003)
Daisuke Gôri ... Gyuumao / ... (117 episodes, 1996-2003)
Naoko Watanabe ... Puar / ... (116 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tenshinhan / ... (110 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: Tien's failed suicide attack cracks Nappa's armor. When Nappa charges at the Z-Fighters (when Vegeta orders him to stop) his armor is in pristine, undamaged condition. In the scenes that follow it's broken again.See more »
Quotes:
Goku:I can go one step farther if I wanted to.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kung Fu Panda (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cha-la Head-ChalaSee more »

FAQ

How did Yamcha get the scars on his face? They weren't there in the original Dragon Ball.
Why do Roshi, Bulma, and Krillin act so shocked that Goku has a son? They seemed to already know he had one in Dead Zone, set one year prior to the series.
In America, how many home video releases of the series are there?
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Greatest cartoon/anime ever created, 2 September 2006
Author: mikey310192 from United Kingdom

Dragonball z is probably the most entertaining of all anime. I thought it was filled with action, entertainment and different and well thought plots. I loved it as a kid, and still do. I watch it every now and then. Dragonball z is comprised of different 'seasons' known as 'Sagas. There were originally 4, but they were divided into 'sub-sagas'. They are: Saiyan/Vegeta Saga Frieza saga :

Namek saga

Captain Ginyu

Frieza Saga (The main battle)

Garlic Jr. Saga

Trunks Saga

Cell Saga : Android saga

Imperfect Cell saga

Perfect Cell saga

Cell games Buu Saga : Great Saiyaman Saga

World Tournament saga

Majin Buu Saga

Fusion Saga

Kid buu saga

OUt of all the above, i thought that the Frieza Saga was the best by miles. Frieza was and is the greatest villain, not out of his power, but of his appearance and personality. He is in a strange way, polite when killing his victims mercifully. He is in fact a very important character in DBZ (dragonball z) because he is why the saiyans were sent to earth, and why their planet was destroyed etc. Overall i would give dragonball z 99.99% vote. The 0.01% being that it was a little corny at times. But it is and always will be the greatest anime ever! I also thought that Dragonball GT was terrible, it ruined the dragonball name! It was childish, aimed at the lower ages (7-10) when the original DBZ was for 13/14+ But dbz will always live on...

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