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 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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When shown on Japanese television, the sponsors were McDonalds and Bandai. See more »

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Lunch appears in the opening/closing credits despite not appearing in the latter half of Toriyama's manga at all (though it's possible she'll appear in flashback scenes). See more »

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Edited from Dragon Ball Z (1989) See more »

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Kokoro no hane
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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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