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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 Son Goku / ... (151 episodes, 2009-2015)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (150 episodes, 2009-2015)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Krillin / ... (122 episodes, 2009-2015)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta / ... (107 episodes, 2009-2015)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (101 episodes, 2009-2015)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (89 episodes, 2009-2015)
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)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (75 episodes, 2010-2015)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (61 episodes, 2009-2015)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (61 episodes, 2009-2015)
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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 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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Dragon Soul
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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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