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 Gohan / ... (116 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (115 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Krillin / ... (98 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (94 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)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (75 episodes, 2009-2014)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (72 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Bulma / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (57 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (52 episodes, 2009-2014)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks (51 episodes, 2010-2014)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (49 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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. There gonna release 100 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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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

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 »

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

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Edited from Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Dragon Soul
Performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto
English version performed by Sean Schemmel and Vic Mignogna (uncredited)
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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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