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Dragon Ball Z 

Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (original title)
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The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.
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Series cast summary:
Jôji Yanami ...  Narration / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Kyle Hebert ...  Narrator / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Masako Nozawa ...  Son Gohan / ... 291 episodes, 1989-1996
Christopher Sabat ...  Vegeta / ... 279 episodes, 1989-1996
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 267 episodes, 1989-1996
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Kuririn / ... 230 episodes, 1989-1996
Sonny Strait ...  Krillin / ... 227 episodes, 1989-1996
Stephanie Nadolny ...  Gohan / ... 212 episodes, 1989-1996
Toshio Furukawa ...  Piccolo / ... 194 episodes, 1989-1996
Ryô Horikawa ...  Vegeta / ... 196 episodes, 1989-1996
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Bulma / ... 179 episodes, 1989-1996
Tiffany Vollmer ...  Bulma / ... 179 episodes, 1989-1996
Mike McFarland ...  Master Roshi / ... 149 episodes, 1989-1996
Cynthia Cranz ...  Chi-Chi / ... 141 episodes, 1989-1996
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...  Tenshinhan / ... 132 episodes, 1989-1996
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ...  Mr. Satan / ... 131 episodes, 1989-1996
Takeshi Kusao ...  Trunks / ... 126 episodes, 1989-1996
Tôru Furuya ...  Yamcha / ... 117 episodes, 1989-1996
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Storyline

Five years after the end of "Dragon Ball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son, Gohan. Son Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarotto". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Saiyajin, the older brother of Kakarotto! And Kakarotto turns out to be Son Gokû! With two other Saiyajin coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DBZ See more »

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Runtime:

(291 episodes)

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The character of Dr. Gero is said to have been the Red Ribbon Army's chief creator of cyborgs and technology, that character never appeared or was mentioned a single time in the original Dragon Ball. In Dragon Ball anime it is stated that an entirely separate scientist, Dr. Frappe, created this technology, but this scientist does not appear in the original manga, it's a filler character. See more »

Goofs

A hole is ripped in Yamcha's orange gi due to Android 20 slicing through his chest with his palm. But after Goku's friends move Goku to Master Roshi's house to recover, the hole in Yamcha's gi vanishes. See more »

Quotes

[to an android]
Vegeta: If you give up now I promise to turn you into something useful, like a toaster or a washing machine.
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Alternate Versions

Some of the other name changes made in the English dubs include: "Son Goku/Goku" ("Son" is dropped from Goku's name altogether), "Son Gohan/Gohan" (the same thing happens with Gohan), "Son Goten/Goten" (ditto for Goten), "Tenshinhan/Tein", "Lunch/Launch", "Karin/Korin", "Haiya Dragon/Icarus", "Heavenly Realm/Kami's Lookout", "Makkenakosappo/Special Beam Cannon", and "Kienzan/Destructo Disc". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ted 2 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

WE GOTTA POWER
Opening theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music and Arranged by Keiju Ishikawa
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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I love it.
23 June 2003 | by MrListerSee all my reviews

I was going to write a huge long comment on this, but a lot of people really seem to hate this show so I just can't be bothered preaching to the unconvertable. I will say, however, I am a big fan of anime and this is one of my favourites. It's certainly my favourite anime TV series. People don't seem to realise that this is for kids, so screw the voice acting (which is better than many other kids shows) and animation (which is also better than many other kids shows). Comparing this to serious anime like Akira is like comparing He-Man to Gladiator. DBZ is light on the brain and heavy on the adrenal gland. Once you get into it it becomes very addictive, and your imagination covers over any bad acting or animation. Unless you have no imagination... Watch it from the beginning and just let yourself get sucked in to the amazing fights and ever increasing displays of power.


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