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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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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)
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 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)
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 Krillin / ... (92 episodes, 2009-2011)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (80 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Bulma / ... (68 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (65 episodes, 2009-2015)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (64 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

This marks the first time Frieza has been voiced by a man in an English dub since the arcade game DragonBall GT Final Bout. See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

Yeah! Break! Care! Break!
Performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto
English version performed by Jerry Jewell (uncredited)
First ending theme
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30 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am proud to be a fan of Dragonball Z. This perfectly captures the spirit of the series just like the manga. As someone who frequently goes to Books-A-Million, I managed to read all the Dragonball Z manga volumes. I didn't get the episodes of the show on DVD or anything. I just watched them whenever they were on. It was really hard to catch them all because there were just so many of them. It's also great that this version is uncensored. Then again, I heard it's STILL technically a kid's show in Japan.

It's probably just a different culture thing. Of course, this might just be the fact that it's airing on Adult Swim. It's easy to see this classic series done at a much better pace. I still love the original series. They even managed to work a little bit of filler into this show. It shows how anime works and what it is in its raw form. As I haven't most of the original episodes of the show, this was a real treat. ****


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