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Dragon Ball Z Kai 

Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon bôru kai (original title)
In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named Dragon Ball Kai. This new anime ... See full summary »
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 Krillin / ... (106 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Gohan / ... (105 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Bulma / ... (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Trunks / ... (84 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Bulma / ... (81 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (68 episodes, 2009-2015)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chichi / ... (68 episodes, 2009-2015)
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In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named Dragon Ball Kai. This new anime chronicles the plot of DBZ and consists of parts from the original anime which are edited to a better quality and with new voices. Toei Animation also confirmed that the plot of DBK will be closer to manga style. Written by dreamian

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Trivia

Various scenes had been edited due to censorship in the original Japanese broadcast, like baby Goku's nudity and the hole in Goku and Raditz chest. See more »

Goofs

Lunch appears in the opening/closing credits despite not appearing in the latter half of Toriyama's manga at all (though it's possible she'll appear in flashback scenes). See more »

Crazy Credits

All-new opening and closing credits sequences were animated for the series, instead of the series just reusing the ones from Z. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Kokoro no hane
("Wings of the Heart")
Performed by Team Dragon
Second ending theme
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Kai is just AWFUL
4 November 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I REALLY don't understand why people praise Kai, I watched half of the Saiyan Saga IF THAT and I just wanted to stab myself in the face and rip my ears off...the transition from old anime to new is just dreadful they should have just redrawn the entire thing and added the original voices, stay away from Kai and watch the remastered and uncut version which is superior to this abomination.

They did nothing but trash the name of Dragon Ball Z, GT was almost as bad as this THING. Thankfully we got a new series that follows on where Z more or less left off.

Again if anyone is new to the series stay away from this pile of rubbish they decided to more or less in my opinion half arse and then slap a new sticker on it.


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