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

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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 ... See full summary »

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Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (123 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Krillin / ... (104 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (99 episodes, 2009-2014)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (81 episodes, 2009-2014)
Sean Schemmel ...
 Goku / ... (80 episodes, 2009-2011)
Doc Morgan ...
 Narrator / ... (80 episodes, 2009-2011)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...
 Gohan / ... (79 episodes, 2009-2011)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Vegeta / ... (77 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sonny Strait ...
 Krillin / ... (75 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (74 episodes, 2009-2014)
 Bulma / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (57 episodes, 2009-2011)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks (55 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (54 episodes, 2009-2014)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (51 episodes, 2009-2014)


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. There gonna release 167 episodes. Also Toei Animation confirmed that the plot of DBK will be closer to manga style. Written by Online-Movie-films

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24 May 2010 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The series went on Incomplete for about two years, being canceled after the Cell saga. Recent leaks by Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin/Yajirobe), Sean Schemmel (Goku/King Kai), and Kyle Herbert (Adult Gohan/Former Narrator) have confirmed that Foreign Demand lead to the series being picked back up for an overseas release of the Majin Buu arc, completing the series. See more »


The animators (correctly) remembered to correct Vegeta's color scheme prior to his arriving on Earth, however they failed to correct the color of Nappa's armor in these episodes. Likewise, Vegeta still appears miscolored during a flashback story told by Raditz. See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Edited from Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »


Dragon Soul
Performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto
English version performed by Sean Schemmel and Vic Mignogna (uncredited)
Opening theme
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An unstoppable, action-packed saga.
23 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are many famous anime out there and among the most dominant is none other than the Dragonball saga. While the first series simply titled "Dragonball" went for a somewhat more comedic route, this second series went all-out with the action and drama. Even though the franchise was not intended for kids, even the edited versions of this show were a ton of fun. get ready to power up because this is Dragonball Z Kai.

What's unique about the second series is that you get to learn much more about the vague origins of characters like Goku and Piccolo. The storyline is more intricate and the action scenes are a lot more intense (and I mean literally planet-shaking intense). Things get really brutal and everything in sight gets blown away. I love that crap! It makes us all look forward to the next action scenes. Some of the characters are a load of fun too, like the ever awesome Piccolo and the delightfully despicable Vegeta, their personalities and interactions with other characters stealing the show. The villains are pretty cool as well like the sadistic Frieza and the menacing Cell, who instill terror into even the bravest of warriors.

What I really like about this series is how dark it gets. In the original manga and the Japanese uncut versions of the show, things get really violent. Even edited, it gets dark with the serious dilemmas and numerous deaths that go around, which makes it more appealing to adults. I guess shows that go this route tend to be pretty successful like that.

My only real problems (and they're not really a big deal) is some odd/exaggerated moments and a lot of the screaming. Other than that, this is one of the best action/adventure series and anime I have ever seen. This show is sure to give you one hell of a punch and it's guaranteed to bring out the super saiyan in you. Check it out. KAMEHAME-HA!!!

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