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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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Cast

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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Seven for a wish. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 April 1989 (Japan) 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

In the Japanese version when Goku power-ups against Vegeta and Nappa, Nappa asks Vegeta about the power level of Goku, it was original meant to be "over 8000" but was said "over 9000" in USA English Funimation dub, eventually becoming a popular internet meme. See more »

Goofs

French dubbed version: About half the time, the attack names are all wrong. The Solar Fist and Neo Tri-Beam are almost always confused, the Destructo Disk is called differently every time it's used, and nearly every attack is called Kamehameha at one point. Also, a lot of times the attack names are never even used, and are replaced with random trash-talk. 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

The Arabic version implemented drastic changes to the original series. The titular artifacts, the Dragon Balls, lost all connections to any dragons. Scenes of Shenron the dragon being summoned with the balls to grant wishes were removed, and it was explained that that the balls themselves had the power to bring characters back to life. All references towards evolutionary concepts have also been removed, thus it was explained that Goku's monkey-tail and the Saiyans were artificial. Instead of the Saiyans transforming into giant apes under the moonlight, the giant apes were regarded as separate entities who were merely summoned to the scene by the Saiyans. Also, Raditz was rewritten from Goku's evil brother to his friend, despite that the series had marked the first time that they met. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Detekoi tobikiri ZENKAI pawâ!
[Ending theme]
Lyrics by Toshihisa Arakawa
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by MANNA
(Columbia Records)
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YES! YES! THE GREATEST SHOW OF TIME!
5 February 1999 | by DBZSee all my reviews

Dragonball Z, yet messed up by English editing and translation, is the greatest and best animated cartoon in the world. Kakarot, the star, with the help of Piccolo, fight off Raditz and that starts the show. Vegita and Nappa come and after some fighting, Nappa is destroyed and Vegita leaves to rejuvinate. Gohan, Kakarot's son, and his friend Krilian, leave for the Planet Namek to find the Dragonballs, 7 magical balls which when joined can call forth the Eternal Dragon who grants any three wishes you want. Frieza, another villain, is also on Namek and so is the rejuvinated Vegita. After a mess of episodes of fighting, Kakarot finally arrives, destroys the Ginyu Force, Frieza's private army, and fights Frieza, practically destroying the Planet Namek in the process. The show continues on and on but is always great to watch.


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