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"Dragon Ball Z" (1989) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1989-2003

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Release Date:
13 September 1996 (USA) See more »
The Saiyans have returned...
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 »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 169)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator / ... (280 episodes, 1996-2003)
Masako Nozawa ... Son Goku / ... (278 episodes, 1996-2003)
Christopher Sabat ... Vegeta / ... (267 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sean Schemmel ... Goku / ... (252 episodes, 1996-2003)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (229 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / ... (223 episodes, 1996-2003)
Sonny Strait ... Krillin / ... (215 episodes, 1996-2003)
Brian Drummond ... Vegeta / ... (198 episodes, 1996-2003)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (193 episodes, 1996-2003)

Terry Klassen ... Krillin / ... (192 episodes, 1996-2003)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (188 episodes, 1996-2003)

Stephanie Nadolny ... Gohan / ... (181 episodes, 1996-2001)
Tiffany Vollmer ... Bulma / ... (173 episodes, 1996-2003)
Scott McNeil ... Piccolo / ... (167 episodes, 1996-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / ... (165 episodes, 1996-2003)

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

Kyle Hebert ... Narrator / ... (152 episodes, 1996-2003)

Kirby Morrow ... Goku (134 episodes, 2000-2003)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (133 episodes, 1996-2003)
Mike McFarland ... Master Roshi / ... (133 episodes, 1996-2003)
Cynthia Cranz ... Chi-Chi / ... (130 episodes, 1996-2003)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (129 episodes, 2000-2003)
Daisuke Gôri ... Gyuumao / ... (128 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 (282 episodes, 1996-2003)

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

Series Produced by
Kôzô Morishita .... producer (282 episodes, 1996-2003)
Justin Cook .... producer (21 episodes, 1996-2003)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer (21 episodes, 1996-2003)
Carly Hunter .... producer (21 episodes, 1996-2003)
Daniel Cocanougher .... producer (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Cindy Brennan Fukunaga .... executive producer (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Barry Watson .... producer (20 episodes, 2002-2003)

Ian James Corlett .... producer: early episodes (unknown episodes)
Terry Klassen .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Bruce Faulconer (226 episodes, 1999-2003)

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)
Hennie Britton .... adr recordist (27 episodes, 1996-2000)
Chris Ove .... adr editor (23 episodes, 2000)
Christopher Bevins .... adr looping (8 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 (155 episodes, 2000-2003)
Series Music Department
Bruce Faulconer .... composer: theme music (216 episodes, 1996-2003)
Julius Dobos .... music editor (127 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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26 min (291 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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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 68 episodes, the American version was cut down to 53 episodes, 15 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 the dubbing and editing) 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 »
Continuity: Vegeta's height. In early episodes, he is not much taller than Krillin. In the latter half of the series, he is almost as tall as Goku.See more »
[about Gohan]
Master Roshi:Has he seen... Oh, I don't know the full moon?
Goku:No we go to bed pretty early, why?
Bulma, Krillin, Master Roshi:No reason.
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Movie Connections:
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Is it true that Goku's father was a "brilliant scientist" who invented the Saiyan race's artificial moonlight trick?
Why does Goku go from being someone who kills without mercy to a more merciful being?
How many different sets of Dragon Balls are there? What are some traits of each?
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52 out of 62 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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