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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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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)
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 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

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

Connections

Spin-off Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Dragon Soul
Performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto
English version performed by Sean Schemmel, Justin Cook, Vic Mignogna, Greg Ayres, Sonny Strait, and Brina Palencia (uncredited)
Opening theme
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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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