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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
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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Dragon Ball Z Kai See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this remaster was simply called "Dragon Ball Kai", but they added the "Z" in the English version to avoid confusion with the original series of Dragon Ball. See more »

Goofs

The animators (correctly) remembered to correct Vegeta's color scheme prior to his arriving on Earth, however they failed to correct the color of Nappa's armor in these episodes. Likewise, Vegeta still appears miscolored during a flashback story told by Raditz. 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 (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Kokoro no hane
("Wings of the Heart")
Performed by Team Dragon
Second ending theme
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Certainly worth your time
30 April 2016 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

I am proud to be a fan of Dragonball Z. This perfectly captures the spirit of the series just like the manga. As someone who frequently goes to Books-A-Million, I managed to read all the Dragonball Z manga volumes. I didn't get the episodes of the show on DVD or anything. I just watched them whenever they were on. It was really hard to catch them all because there were just so many of them. It's also great that this version is uncensored. Then again, I heard it's STILL technically a kid's show in Japan.

It's probably just a different culture thing. Of course, this might just be the fact that it's airing on Adult Swim. It's easy to see this classic series done at a much better pace. I still love the original series. They even managed to work a little bit of filler into this show. It shows how anime works and what it is in its raw form. As I haven't most of the original episodes of the show, this was a real treat. ****


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