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.
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The series went on Incomplete for about two years, being canceled after the Cell saga. Recent leaks by Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin/Yajirobe), Sean Schemmel (Goku/King Kai), and Kyle Herbert (Adult Gohan/Former Narrator) have confirmed that Foreign Demand lead to the series being picked back up for an overseas release of the Majin Buu arc, completing the series. See more
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
All-new opening and closing credits sequences were animated for the series, instead of the series just reusing the ones from Z. See more
Originally, the background music was composed by Kenji Yamamoto. However, on March 9, 2011, following the airing of episode 95, Yamamoto was fired by Toei for accusations of plagiarism in his music. In subsequent reruns of the first 95 episodes, his score was replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's from "Dragon Ball Z", and the last three episodes of the Cell Arc, which were supposed to have the Yamamoto BGM, were replaced at the last minute with the Kikuchi score before they could have aired. See more
Dragon Soul (Doragon sôru)
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
Music: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Seiichi Kyôda
Performer: Takayoshi Tanimoto
(Columbia Music Entertainment) See more