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Dragon Ball Z Kai 

Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon bôru kai (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Masako Nozawa ...  Son Gohan / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Jôji Yanami ...  Narration / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Richard Ian Cox ...  Goku (Ocean Group dub) 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Scott McNeil ...  Piccolo (Ocean Group dub) 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 167 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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series only covers the "Z" half of the manga. However the first segment of the series incorporated elements of both the Bardock special and Goku growing up (the latter of which was depicted in the original Dragon Ball) See more »

Goofs

Lunch appears in the opening/closing credits despite not appearing in the latter half of Toriyama's manga at all (though it's possible she'll appear in flashback scenes). See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Here is a list of versions where the original Kenji Yamamoto score for "Dragon Ball Kai" was featured in:
  • Episodes #001-#095 (Original Fuji Television broadcasts)
  • Episodes #001-#076 (Japanese Blu-Rays)
  • Episodes #001-#072 (Japanese DVDs)
  • Episodes #001-#063 (USA broadcasts on Nicktoons; English dub)
  • Episodes #001-#052 (USA DVDs/Blu-Rays; Parts 1-4 versions; English dub)
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Connections

Follows Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Yeah! Break! Care! Break! (Ya bure ka bure)
Ending theme
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori
Music: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Seiichi Kyôda
Performer: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
(Columbia Music Entertainment)
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The best version of DBZ
23 September 2012 | by kiti22See all my reviews

Years ago before dragon ball z Kai I watched a bit of Some Poorly dubbed Dragon ball and Dragon Ball GT and the laughable ocean dub version of DBZ (with Some of the worst Acting known to man)

I think dragon ball z Kai is the best of the series Much better than the 1999 Funimation dub

The Voice Acting was a bit mediocre compare to the Japanese voice acting

Gohan's new Voice is cute but childish (a lot of funimation dub fans hate Gohan's new Voice but i like it)

Even Freiza's new Voice was epic and much better than his Funimation dub Voice

The musics from DBZKai are great

and the animation was superior to dragon ball z

The theme song(dragon soul) was great

this series is not as bad as what the Funimation 1999 Fans say

If you miss dragon ball z than dragon ball z Kai is all you need Because it was the best version of DBZ

For those who never watched the funimation version of DBZ as a kid: 10/10 For those who watched the funimation version of DBZ as a kid: 1/10


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