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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.
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Series cast summary:
Doc Harris ...  Narrator 223 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Piccolo / ... 214 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Piccolo / ... 205 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Goku / ... 202 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Krillin / ... 199 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Vegeta / ... 179 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Krillin / ... 171 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Gohan / ... 149 episodes, 1997-2003
...  Hercule / ... 136 episodes, 1997-2003
...  Goku / ... 132 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Bulma / ... 129 episodes, 1999-2003
Dale Kelly ...  Narrator / ... 127 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Trunks / ... 126 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Supreme Kai / ... 123 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Goten / ... 122 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Narrator / ... 121 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Yamcha / ... 113 episodes, 1996-2003
...  Chi-Chi / ... 111 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Master Roshi / ... 110 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Hercule / ... 91 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Chi-Chi / ... 91 episodes, 2000-2003
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In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as a baby, Goku was dropped (down a huge cliff) and forgot his real mission. Kakarot, Goku's real name battles his brother Raditzs along with former enemy Piccolo and friend Krillin. Meanwhile, Gohan; Goku's son reveals his hidden powers against Raditz and nearly kills Raditz. However Goku is killed in the end, but Raditz is eventually defeated by Piccolo. Before he dies, he tells them that two evil Saiyans even more powerful then he is, are on route to Earth. The remaining fighters, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu begin their training to battle the evil Saiyans, while Piccolo takes off with Gohan to train him in using his new found power. Meanwhile, Goku has to make his way back on Snake Way to King Kai's where he trains himself in the secret ... Written by dreamian

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Goofs

ENGLISH DUB: The fused form of Kibito and Supreme Kai is called Kibito Kai in some scenes and Kibito Shin in others. See more »

Quotes

Cell: I have yet to show you, young warrior, what I'm truly capable of.
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Crazy Credits

When Dragon Ball Z was first dubbed, the opening credits used a mix of footage from the series, from the first three movies, and the Japanese intro sequences. It was accompanied by an American-only theme song called Rock the Dragon. This intro was unusual in that it had footage from movies that never aired on TV at the time, and in that it showed many things that would not happen until much later in the series, and not as a part of this dubbed version (Future Trunks, short-haired Yamcha, Super Saiyan transformations, etc.) See more »


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DragonBall Z
(theme song) (English version)
Performed by Faulconer productions
Written and Composed by Faulconer productions
(Broadcast Seasons 4 - 7)
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THE GREATEST ACTION CARTOON ON ALL TIME!!!
7 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Frankly I demand that the animation industries crown DragonBallZ "THE GREATEST ACTION CARTOON OF ALL TIME!!!" A 10, a perfect 10 is what I give this BEYOND AWESOME TV SHOW! There is nothing like it in the world! No one else has thought up the kind of animation stunts they put on here before! If HollyWood tried to make this a live action film, the Special Effects company's would have a run for their money! This is red hot stuff from Japan, and it's steaming! The trick is, you must see the right episode. If you see a dull episode, then it's no good. But if you catch an episode with TONS of action, I promise you, "You're in for a real treat!" This show is very addictive, why? Because EVERY SINGLE EPISODE IS A "TO BE CONTINUED". There is no end! You pick up where you left off, just like a Soap Opera. Except this is not boring like Soap Opera's are. (No offense to Soap Opera lovers) I suggest this to the family groups. This is great for both kids and adults alike. (Though it can get too violent for the little kids. However it's a "PG" rating show) I highly suggest that you see the "Frieza Saga" since those are the best episodes. See it on "Cartoon Network" or rent them at your local video store. I'm not allowed to say too much more about this except for my good critisizm. As you can see, I am a true fan. And I wouldn't lie to you if I didn't think you wouldn't enjoy this a little. Just make sure you see the right episodes.


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