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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 »
NewsDesk:
(172 articles)
User Reviews:
Incredible Anime That Deserves Much Attention 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:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:M (some episodes) | Brazil:12 | Brazil:Livre (cut) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:PG (some episodes) (Manitoba) (video rating) | Denmark:7 | Denmark:7 (DVD) | Germany:12 | Hungary:18 (pre-2002) | Hungary:12 (2012) | Hungary:16 (2002) | Netherlands:MG6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | USA: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:
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:
Vegeta:This doesn't concern you! This is between me and your circus clown of a father!
Goku:Circus clown. That's a new one.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Spoof Movie No Jutsu! (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Boku-tachi wa Tenchi DattaSee more »

FAQ

Why was the series cropped for the DVD season sets?
Why does Goku's tail never grow back? It grew back plenty of times when he was a kid.
King Kai said Planet Vegeta has 10X the gravity of Earth. So why aren't the Z-Fighters impacted by heavier gravity when they go back in time to fight the Saiyans of the past?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Incredible Anime That Deserves Much Attention, 23 July 2006
Author: Mithrindir from NY, USA

I watched all the DBZ episodes on the Cartoon Network when Toonami just started out a few years ago. They were all very entertaining. I think the best part about this anime is that it is very addictive. The plot, the characters, the fight scenes, and the overall feel of the entire series makes a fan out of any child, and even many adults.

I remember at one point I read somewhere that DBZ has around 67 million fans worldwide. I believe they meant viewers. This I read a long while ago, but I think the number holds to current times. This is because the series as a whole, including Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball GT, all the movies, games, and toy lines, reach out to many nations and are somewhere in the memory of many fans of different age groups.

This is a classic anime that is easily adaptable to American television. Its power lies in its originality and the fact that it is fun to watch. The anime has a strong sense of suspense and a large inclination towards great battles between alien forces. It has a lot of humor and builds on the concept of morality that surrounds its main character, Goku, although the Japanese version is more vulgar than the American, or other international versions.

Altogether I give this entire series a solid 9/10. The reason I hold back 1 point is because its episodes are sometimes empty of any action and the animation in general is slow. The reason I don't hold back more than 1 point is because this thing is a classic and deserves much attention. A live action movie made from DBZ (not just based on DBZ) would be extremely fun and interesting to watch.

9/10

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