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Dragon Ball Z Kai 

Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon bôru kai (original title)
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An HD and enhanced remaster of Dragon Ball Z.
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Series cast summary:
Masako Nozawa ...  Son Gohan / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Jôji Yanami ...  Narration / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Richard Ian Cox ...  Goku (Ocean Group dub) 164 episodes, 2009-2015
Scott McNeil ...  Piccolo (Ocean Group dub) 164 episodes, 2009-2015
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Kuririn / ... 135 episodes, 2009-2015
Ryô Horikawa ...  Vegeta / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Doc Morgan ...  Narrator / ... 116 episodes, 2009-2015
Christopher Sabat ...  Vegeta / ... 112 episodes, 2009-2015
Toshio Furukawa ...  Piccolo 111 episodes, 2009-2015
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Gohan / ... 107 episodes, 2009-2015
Sonny Strait ...  Krillin / ... 107 episodes, 2009-2015
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Bulma / ... 97 episodes, 2009-2015
Takeshi Kusao ...  Trunks / ... 85 episodes, 2010-2015
Monica Rial ...  Bulma / ... 82 episodes, 2009-2015
Naoko Watanabe ...  Chichi / ... 70 episodes, 2009-2015
Tôru Furuya ...  Yamcha / ... 68 episodes, 2009-2015


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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Did You Know?


Brice Armstrong, Monika Antonelli, Stephanie Nadolny and Tiffany Vollmer are the only actors to not reprise their roles from the Z funimation dub. See more »


In the dubbed version for The Final Chapters saga, characters use the term "90 pound weakling." The proper term is "97 pound weakling." See more »

Crazy Credits

New commercial bumpers/eyecatchers were animated for this incarnation of the series as well. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the U.S. DVD/Blu-ray releases from FUNimation, the brief title bumper that starts off each episode is missing. It is present in the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray releases from Happinet. See more »


Spin-off Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (2010) See more »


Dragon Soul (Doragon sôru)
Opening theme
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
Music: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Seiichi Kyôda
Performer: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
(Columbia Music Entertainment)
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User Reviews

Awesome Adaptation Without The Fillers
24 November 2016 | by smooth_op_85See all my reviews

DBZ Kai was something I had to watch and after hearing it was an edited version of the original DBZ I was like "Ok, let me see what it is" And I have to say I am glad for it. I can see all the major arcs in condensed form (159 episodes without all the filler episodes that brought the original Z to 291 episodes. While I enjoyed watching Z, the filler episodes and long drawn out fights really made me think of some of those as background noise

It basically has all the good parts, and I enjoy watching it because it's like getting the best of the show. Some of the colors have been softened and I do believe the voice cast has changed partway but I haven't noticed a huge difference so far (80 episodes in)

I hope you truly enjoy this version of DBZ as it is the best and most concise version of the series

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Release Date:

5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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