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Dragon Ball Z (TV Series 1996–2003) Poster

(1996–2003)

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Follows 

Dragon Ball Z (1989) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989) (Short)
Dragon Ball (1995) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball GT (1996) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball Super (2015) (TV Series)

Version of 

Enoken no songokû: songokû zenko-hen (1940)
based on the same novel
Songoku: The Road to the West (1959)
based on the same novel
Saiyûki (1960)
based on the same novel
Monkey (1978) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
SonSon (1984) (Video Game)
based on the same novel
Journey to the West (1986) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
Saiyûki (1993) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box (1995)
based on the same novel
A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella (1995)
based on the same novel
Sai yau gei (1996) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
The Monkey Prince (1997) (Video)
based on the same novel
Monkey Magic (1998) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
Chai tin dai sing suen ng hung (2002) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
based on the same novel
Journey to the West (2010) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (2010) (Video Game)
based on the same novel
Xi you ji (2011) (TV Series)
based on the same novel
Journey to the West (2013)
based on the same novel
The Monkey King (2014)
based on the same novel
Journey to the West (2014)
based on the same novel

Alternate-language version of  

Dragon Ball (1986) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball Z (1989) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball (1995) (TV Series)

Edited from 

Dragon Ball Z (1989) (TV Series)
"Dragon Ball Z" (1996) is the english edited version of this series.

Edited into 

The World of Dragon Ball Z (2000) (Video)
Footage is shown from various episodes.
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged (2008) (TV Series)
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009) (TV Series)
5 Second Movies: Dragon Ball Z (2011) (TV Episode)
clips edited into short comedic episode

Spin-off 

Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (2002) (Video Game)
Video game from the TV series
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
Spin off TV series.

Referenced in 

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
In one part of the song "Kyle's Mom Is A Big Fat Bitch", Cartman uses the word "Kamehameha". He also seems to have a Dragonball Z esque power up near the end of the film
Fight Club (1999)
The boxed set of Dragon Ball Z can be seen in the video shop being trashed
Sailor and the Seven Ballz (2000) (Video)
Characters are shown.
Excel Saga: We Will Not Be Held Responsible (2000) (TV Episode)
Pedro and Sandora destroy That Man with the help of Nabeshin's ghost and other ghosts of friends, in the very same way Gohan destroyed Cell with the help of Goku's ghost in Dragon Ball Z
Amores Perros (2000)
There is a sticker on the door of Octavio's room.
Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) (Video)
costume seen
The Glass House (2001)
"They're giving away free Dragonball Z tapes away at Blockbuster. If we hurry, we can beat the rush."
Star Ballz (2001) (Video)
Characters are shown.
Samurai Jack: Jack Versus Mad Jack (2001) (TV Episode)
The fighting scene between Jack and Mad Jack resembles the fights which can be seen in Dragon Ball Z. Lot of screaming, punches/slashes are flashing and the Super Saiyan hairstyle.
Merry Christmas (2001)
Two of the movie characters dress up as Goku and Vegeta and perform the fusion dance in effort to cheer up a young boy.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Potential (2003) (TV Episode)
Andrew says, "I'm like Vegeta on Dragon Ball Z."
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The final fight between Neo and Smith involved flying and severly damage to their surroundings.
Super Size Me (2004)
There are Dragon Ball Z toys at a shop
Comic Book: The Movie (2004) (Video)
People dressed as the characters are seen at the comic cons.
Birth (2004)
Young Sean has a 'Super Saiyan Goku' backpack.
Anime Talk Show (2004) (TV Short)
mentioned once
War of the Worlds (2005)
Dakota Fanning's character has Dragonball toys in her room: Emporer Pilaf in Mr. Satan's car.
Knight of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
In the second battle between the Knight and Viking, they talk and act like characters in DragonBall Z
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
when Andy is packing away his collectible toys to sell, there is a Goku action figure on his bed.
American Gun (2005)
cartoon is talked about
Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz (2005) (Video)
Characters are shown.
Robot Chicken: Dragon Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (2006) (Video)
The helmets the Troopers wear are the same the Super Saiyaman wears
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) (Video Game)
In the cartoon & game series: The character Sonic transforms into what appears to be a "Super Saiyan" version of himself; granting the golden hair & aura, super powers, and blueish/green eyes.
Jump Ultimate Stars (2006) (Video Game)
Characters from this series appear in this game.
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (2007) (Video Game)
The famous "Over Nine Thousand!" meme from one of the English dubs is referenced after the Triple Wave Armor is unlocked.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
Frieza is one of the Imaginationland villains.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The final battle between Tai Lung and Po deeply resembles the first battle between Goku and Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z. Tai Lung is defeated in the same fashion as Vegeta is against Goku.
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged: And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh... (2008) (TV Episode)
While Piccolo tries to pronounce the Japanese name for his attack, he uses the English version from the original series.
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 19 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Oprah says, "His group has over 9000 penises..."
The Game (2008) (Video Game)
"(aka in canada we call it dragonball zed)"
Yu Yu Hakusho the Poltergeist Report: Abridged (2008) (Short)
Series is referenced.
I Love You, Man (2009)
There is brief & subtle fun poked at Dragonball's notorious naming conventions and their translations: Peter says "Those Vegeta's were incredible.", when talking about "fajitas". In early subtitled episodes of Dragonball, Vegeta's name was often subtitled "Vejita", read "VeHita" in Spanish
Phineas and Ferb: Let's Take a Quiz/At the Car Wash (2009) (TV Episode)
After Candace stopped screaming through Jeremy's cellphone, his hair resembles that of a Super Saiyan
Bakemonogatari: Mayoi maimai sono ichi (2009) (TV Episode)
Shenron and the coming of the Saiyans is mentioned
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
When reaching more than 9000 kills online, the player's profile reads "Kills Over 9000".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Astro Boy (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses Anime shows
The Making of 'Halo Legends' (2010) (Video)
mentioned by name
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Scary Godmother 1 & 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Scott McNeil's role as Piccolo mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Thief and the Cobbler (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme song can be heard briefly
Spoof Movie No Jutsu! (2011) (Short)
Naruto yells "Kamehame-RASENGAN"
Lord Slug (2011) (TV Short)
King Kai mentions how Goku has become "some kind of Super Saiyaman".
Dragon Ball Z: Abridged: Alien vs. Piccolo (2011) (TV Episode)
Planet Freeza 419's inhabitants yell upcoming events from the series.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Invincible Four of Kung-Fu & Ninja #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Krillan from Dragonball Z is part of the gang."
Anime Abandon: The Ultimate Teacher (2012) (TV Episode)
"Is that Piccolo from Dragonball Z?"
Balas & Bolinhos: O Último Capítulo (2012)
Vegeta is mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VIII (2012) (TV Episode)
Ma-Ti: "Back off, Dragon Ball Z!"
Matty Speller: Professional Gangster (2012) (Short)
"You spent two weeks trying to turn super saiyan"
Honest Trailers: Lord of the Rings (2012) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a DBZ avatar
Naruto Shippûden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (2013) (Video Game)
If you preordered the game (or bought on day 1), you can play as Naruto in Goku's clothes from Dragon Ball Z. Doing so will make Naruto's Rasengan look like Goku's famous 'Kamehameha.'
Atop the Fourth Wall: Wild Thing #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"Also, she's wearing a scouter from Dragonball Z."
Honest Trailers: Grown Ups (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's over 9000!"
Honest Trailers: World War Z (2013) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Kami/Guru avatar.
ZTV News: Episode #1.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a fan's letter.
Nostalgia Critic: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"And then they're going at it like Dragonball Z, except all the shitty stuff is cut out, well some of it"
Honest Trailers: Dragonball Evolution (2013) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Goku SSJ avatar
Boyhood (2014)
There is a poster for the television series in Mason's bedroom in 2002.
One Hit Wonderland: How Bizarre by OMC (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster shown behind Suede.
J-Stars Victory Vs (2014) (Video Game)
Characters from this series appear in this game.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
The fight scene and several elements of this episode are taken from Dragon Ball Z.
Honest Trailers: Top Gun (2014) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has Android 18 avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Final Fantasy VII (2014) (TV Episode)
Super Saiyans mentioned
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Show (2014) (TV Series)
Episode 18.1
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Vegeta avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Zelda: Ocarina of Time (2014) (TV Episode)
"This isn't my final form"
Honest Game Trailers: Dark Souls (2014) (TV Episode)
"This isn't my final form!"
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014) (TV Episode)
Shenron Santa's Little Helper seen in the Anime Simpsons
Big Hero 6 (2014)
The acetylene torch Honey Lemon uses in the lab is branded "Blue Dragon" with a blue dragon as a logo. The logo is taken from the original logo for the television series Dragon Ball Z.
Honest Trailers: Maleficent (2014) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Goku avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Super Smash Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
Majin Buu mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Kingdom Hearts (2015) (TV Episode)
Trunks mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: The Sims (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Goku avatar
Christian Weston Chandler Documentary (2015) (Video)
Mentioned when explaining "Curse-ya-ha-me-ha."
Honest Trailers: Cinderella (1950) (Feat. AVbyte) (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Vegeta avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (2015) (TV Episode)
Fat Buu mentioned
Horseshoe Finale (2015)
Jesse looks at the camera and says "oh hi vagita"
Ted 2 (2015)
A man is dressed as a Super Saiyan at Comic-Con
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Game Trailers: Banjo Kazooie (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Frieza avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Dota 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Super Saiyan avatar
Honest Trailers: Peter Pan (1953) (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a DBZ avatar
JonTron: StarCade Episode 7: Star Wars Plug and Play (2015) (TV Episode)
A Dragon Ball Z Plug 'n' Play is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015)
Allen mentions being a fan
Honest Trailers: Fantastic Four (2015) (2015) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a SSJ Goku avatar
Honest Game Trailers: StarCraft II (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Atop the Fourth Wall: Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Allen mentions being a fan
Honest Game Trailers: Goldeneye (2015) (TV Episode)
"Defeating a sandwich only makes it tastier"
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
Majin Buu mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Sonic the Hedgehog (2016) (TV Episode)
Yellow fur mentioned in relation to Dragon Ball, alluding to the Super Saiyans from Dragon Ball Z
Honest Trailers: Spectre (2016) (TV Episode)
"I do a lot of push ups and sit ups and I drink plenty of juice."
Honest Trailers: Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2016) (TV Episode)
Vegeta mentioned
Honest Trailers: The Oscars (2016) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Goku avatar
Lüt Craet: April 2016 Loot Crate/Geek Gear/Super Geek Box (2016) (TV Episode)
A Lego-style statue in the Geek Gear box and a poster in Super Geek Box.
Honest Game Trailers: Star Fox Zero (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Game Trailers: Overwatch (2016) (TV Episode)
'Android Krillin'
Dragon Ball Super: Gokû VS fukusei Bejîta! Katsu no wa dotchi da!? (2016) (TV Episode)
Vegeta sacrifices himself to save Trunks.
Phelous & the Movies: Beauty and the Beast Anime (2016) (TV Episode)
also featuring music by Saban and Levy
Honest Trailers: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Goku avatar
Honest Game Trailers: Superman 64 (2016) (TV Episode)
Quoted user's avatar has a Vegeta avatar

Featured in 

The Best Job in the World (1996)
shown on TV
AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell (2004) (Short)
Used in a segment.
AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005)
Used in segments.
Honest Trailers: The Matrix (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Anime Abandon: E.Y.E.S. of Mars (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Anime Abandon: Golgo 13 (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling Goku's transformation
Boyhood (2014)
Mason watches an episode on television.
Anime Abandon: Outlaw Star (2014) (TV Episode)
among classic Toonami shows
Anime Abandon: Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report (2014) (TV Episode)
Sage discusses adolescent anime shows
Anime Abandon: Sol Bianca: The Legacy (2014) (TV Episode)
looking at Goku's original voice
Honest Trailers: Boyhood (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Ultimate Power #3 (2016) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters fight each other just like Goku did with Vegeta,
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
When Cartman's implanted "V-chip" starts to malfunction can cause electric bolts to shoot out from Cartman whenever he swears, Cartman begins to harness this new "power" by swearing. This is a spoof of Dragon Ball Z and their attack summons like Kamehameha and Final Flash.
Sailor and the Seven Ballz (2000) (Video)
Characters are spoofed by having sex.
Excel Saga: We Will Not Be Held Responsible (2000) (TV Episode)
The fight between Pedro and That Man is meant to be a parody of the over-the-top battles from Dragon Ball Z
ReBoot: My Two Bobs (2001) (TV Movie)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Fired up! Abenobashi Hong Kong Martial Arts Shopping District (2002) (TV Episode)
Sasshi turns Super Saiyan and shoots a Kame-Hame-Ha, the signature move of DBZ
The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004) (TV Episode)
"Maho Moushi" is a spoof of this show
Strongbad_email.exe (2004) (Video)
The email "Japanese Cartoon" has many Dragon Ball Z take-offs.
Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz (2005) (Video)
Characters are spoofed by having sex.
Robot Chicken: Easter Basket (2006) (TV Episode)
Goku and his son celebrate Christmas.
Star Wars & Dragon Ball Z (2007) (Short)
mash-up
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Spoofed in Horton's anime fantasy.
Smosh: If Cartoons Were Real (2010) (TV Episode)
A guy tries the Kamehameha move over 9000 times to no avail
Regular Show in Space: Think Positive (2012) (TV Episode)
Benson anger forms into a force field sphere and lets the power out similar to what Goku does in the show.
Slackers (2012) (Short)
Derek turns into a Super Saiyan
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Main characters.

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