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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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 Chichi / ... 70 episodes, 2009-2017
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... 68 episodes, 2009-2017
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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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In Latin America, the show was a rating failure, mainly because it wasn't dubbed by the original Mexican voice actors, and because unlike Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru (1986) , Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989) and Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî (1996), the show was dubbed from the English USA version, and not the original Japanese. The only channel that aired the show in most of Latin American countries was Cartoon Network Latin America. Most spanish-speaking countries still runs original Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z rather than Dragon Ball Kai. See more »

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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 »

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

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Follows Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

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Kokoro no hane
("Wings of the Heart")
Performed by Team Dragon
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DB Kai: it is DBZ action without DBZ fillers
29 November 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I read the manga 13 years ago. This Dragon Ball kai is the what in TV was called Dragon Ball Z, from when Goku appears with his son Gohan. I've always disliked DBZ for the very frequent and boring fillers it contains (DBZ is more than 200 eps in total) and I wondered how a "serious" adaptation from the manga would be since I've enjoyed the manga very much. Now this surprise, I'm much older but it is fun to see Goku&Co adventures again. I've seen about 30 episodes so far and I think a good cut and paste of the original DBZ is being done, even if there are occasions when some little fillers are still present and maybe others when they cut too much (not real fillers) but it was probably necessary.

So this is a very rare possibility to see a popular long anime without boring and useless fillers and anyway it is a still very good fast paced action-fighting anime with energy blast and flying characters even if it has obviously outdated animation (about 15-20 years).


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