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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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
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
New commercial bumpers/eyecatchers were animated for this incarnation of the series as well. See more
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)
Follows Dragon Ball
Kokoro no hane
("Wings of the Heart")
Performed by Team Dragon
Second ending theme See more