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Dragon Ball Z 

Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (original title)
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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.
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Series cast summary:
Jôji Yanami ...  Narration / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Kyle Hebert ...  Narrator / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Masako Nozawa ...  Son Gohan / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Christopher Sabat ...  Vegeta / ... 279 episodes, 1989-1996
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 267 episodes, 1989-1996
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Kuririn / ... 230 episodes, 1989-1996
Sonny Strait ...  Krillin / ... 227 episodes, 1989-1996
Stephanie Nadolny ...  Gohan / ... 212 episodes, 1989-1996
Toshio Furukawa ...  Piccolo / ... 194 episodes, 1989-1996
Ryô Horikawa ...  Vegeta / ... 196 episodes, 1989-1996
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Bulma / ... 179 episodes, 1989-1996
Tiffany Vollmer ...  Bulma / ... 179 episodes, 1989-1996
Mike McFarland ...  Master Roshi / ... 149 episodes, 1989-1996
Cynthia Cranz ...  Chi-Chi / ... 141 episodes, 1989-1996
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Tenshinhan / ... 132 episodes, 1989-1996
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ...  Mr. Satan / ... 131 episodes, 1989-1996
Takeshi Kusao ...  Trunks / ... 126 episodes, 1989-1996
Tôru Furuya ...  Yamcha / ... 117 episodes, 1989-1996
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Storyline

Five years after the end of "Dragon Ball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son, Gohan. Son Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarotto". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Saiyajin, the older brother of Kakarotto! And Kakarotto turns out to be Son Gokû! With two other Saiyajin coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

DBZ See more »

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Runtime:

(291 episodes)

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, Akira Toriyama did have a part in the anime-only filler material. For instance, Pikkon never appeared in the original manga but was created by Toriyama. Likewise, the idea of Yamcha having a job as a baseball player was also Toriyama's idea. See more »

Goofs

The Future Z-Fighter death scenes in the series (in a flashback Perfect Cell and Future Trunks have) contradict those seen in the Trunks Special. See more »

Quotes

Super Buu: So, hot - shot, you want to fight Majin Buu?
Mystic Gohan: Fight you? No, I want to destroy you.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the other name changes made in the English dubs include: "Son Goku/Goku" ("Son" is dropped from Goku's name altogether), "Son Gohan/Gohan" (the same thing happens with Gohan), "Son Goten/Goten" (ditto for Goten), "Tenshinhan/Tein", "Lunch/Launch", "Karin/Korin", "Haiya Dragon/Icarus", "Heavenly Realm/Kami's Lookout", "Makkenakosappo/Special Beam Cannon", and "Kienzan/Destructo Disc". See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Sailor Moon and the Seven Ballz (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA (Chara-hetchara)
[Opening theme]
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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The Best Anime Series, Toriyama = genius
27 October 2002 | by novisSee all my reviews

It always amuses me to read the comments section of each movie/TV show. The people who view classic series/movies such as this as negative obviously didn't really watch it. If you don't dedicate yourself to watch an entire saga, you won't grasp the full concept of the show. It is a continuous series and it's quite apparent other members don't understand the meaning.

Anyway, it is a kid show in Japan, but realize a kid show in Japan has violence, nudity, and profanity. I admit the FUNimation version isn't as great as the original Japanese, but it is still a great anime series, easily one of the best.

If you're new to the show, watch it from the very beginning to understand. You don't need to see Dragonball to appreciate this series because they do constant flashbacks.

Highest recommendation...10/10.


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