Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009–2015)
"Dragon ball Kai: Doragon bôru Kai" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (159 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (159 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Krillin / ... (129 episodes, 2009-2015)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (116 episodes, 2009-2015)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (107 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Goku / ... (98 episodes, 2009-2011)
Doc Morgan ...
 Narrator / ... (98 episodes, 2009-2011)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Gohan / ... (97 episodes, 2009-2011)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (95 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (93 episodes, 2009-2015)
 Krillin / ... (92 episodes, 2009-2011)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (80 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Bulma / ... (68 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (65 episodes, 2009-2015)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2015)


The February of 2009, Toei Animation announces that as honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named DragonBall Kai. This new anime chronicles the plot of DBZ and consists by parts from anime which are edited to a better quality and new voices. The will release 167 episodes. Toei Animation also confirmed that the plot of DBK will be closer to manga style. Written by Online-Movie-films

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Did You Know?


The series only covers the "Z" half of the manga. However the first segment of the series incorporated elements of both the Bardock special and Goku growing up (the latter of which was depicted in the original Dragon Ball) See more »


In the version of the show done after the music copyright infringement scandal, Piccolo's Theme is played in scenes where Piccolo is not even present. See more »

Crazy Credits

New commercial bumpers/eyecatchers were animated for this incarnation of the series as well. See more »


Follows Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986) See more »


Yeah! Break! Care! Break!
Performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto
English version performed by Jerry Jewell (uncredited)
First ending theme
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Dragon Ball Z Kai
23 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed Dragon Ball Z for over a decade, along with everything else Dragon Ball and this is no exception. Dragon Ball Z Kai is enjoyable, and even though I enjoy (and dislike) some of the filler in DBZ, Kai is in no way to be classed as terrible for taking most of it out - some minor bits have been left in.

The dialogue has improved, I like Frieza's new voice actor and the original voice actors have improved slightly. Gohan's new voice actress I was fine with it at first, but it did start to annoy at times, now after a while, I have sort of got used to it again.

When it comes to the music, I prefer the Japanese version of: "Dragon Soul", "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" and "Wings of the Heart" I really enjoy "Saiyan Blood" and "Only A Chilling Elegy." I enjoy all of the music in Kai even if Kenji Yamamoto "borrowed" it, I also enjoy Shunsuke Kikuchi and Bruce Faulconer's music so I don't really have an argument over music.

DBZ is there when I want to hide away for days - DBZK is there when I want to watch it quicker. Then I also have the option of Dragon Ball and Team Four Star ;3 It's Dragon Ball, I like it all, even GT.

It's not just for young children. The DVD's are uncut (there is blood, a little less blood than Z but added "swearing"), the television version is censored for a reason.

The Buu Saga, is on the way! I hope they keep the worms in, I guess they won't though :(

One thing I am annoyed about is that the UK will have to wait or may never get the Dragon Boxes of any of the series' or the movies. Unless bought from overseas at high cost.

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