Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009– )
"Dragon ball Kai: Doragon bôru Kai" (original title)

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Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (123 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narration / ... (122 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Krillin / ... (104 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryô Horikawa ...
 Vegeta (99 episodes, 2009-2014)
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Piccolo (81 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)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (74 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Bulma / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (57 episodes, 2009-2011)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks (55 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (54 episodes, 2009-2014)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Chi-Chi / ... (51 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 167 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

The series only covers the "Z" half of the manga. However the first segment of the series incorporated elements of both the Bardock special and Goku growing up (the latter of which was depicted in the original Dragon Ball) 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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Spin-off Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010) 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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