Ranked #394

Dragon Ball Kai (2014)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dragonball Kai, DBK, DB Kai, DBZ Kai, Dragon Ball Z Kai The Final Chapters
Japanese: ドラゴンボール改

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 61
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Jun 28, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 12,039 users)
Ranked: #3942
Popularity: #1363
Members: 30,089
Favorites: 156
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Synopsis

Remastered version of the Majin Buu saga that adheres more to the manga's story.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Vegeta
Vegeta
Main
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
Son, Gohan
Son, Gohan
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Trunks
Trunks
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi

Staff

Kimura, Kyotaro
Kimura, Kyotaro
Producer
Ieiri, Leo
Ieiri, Leo
Theme Song Performance
Tanimoto, Takayoshi
Tanimoto, Takayoshi
Theme Song Performance
Gacharic Spin
Gacharic Spin
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(61/61)

Episode Title Aired
1 7 Years Since That Event! Starting Today, Gohan's a High Schooler
Are kara Shichi-nen! Kyou kara Gohan wa Koukousei (あれから7年! 今日から悟飯は高校生)
Apr 6, 2014
2 Found Out! The New Hero is Son Gohan
Barechatta! New Hero wa Son Gohan (バレちゃった! 新ニューヒーローは孫悟飯)
Apr 13, 2014
3 Gohan is the Teacher! Videl’s Introduction to Flight
Gohan ga Sensei! Videl no Bukuu-jutsu Nyuumon (悟飯が先生! ビーデルの舞空術入門)
Apr 20, 2014
4 The Dragon Team, All Assembled! Son Goku has Returned!!
Dragon Team Zenin Shuugou! Kaettekita Son Gokuu!! (ドラゴンチーム全員集合! 帰ってきた孫悟空!!)
Apr 27, 2014
5 Everyone is Shocked! Goten and Trunks’ Super Battle!!
Minna Bikkuri! Goten to Trunks no Chou Battle!! (みんなビックリ!悟天とトランクスの超バトル!!)
May 4, 2014

Opening Theme

“Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go (空•前•絶•後)” by Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)

Ending Theme

#1: "Haikei, Tsuratsusutora (拝啓、ツラツストラ)" by Good Morning America (グッドモーニングアメリカ) (eps 1-13)
#2: "Junjou (純情)" by Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) (eps 14-25)
#3: "Oh Yeah!!!!!!!" by Czecho No Republic (eps 26-38)
#4: "GALAXY" by Kyuuso Nekokami (eps 39-48)
#5: "Don't Let Me Down" by Gacharic Spin (eps 49-61)



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Rednights
Jul 5, 2015
If you've never seen Dragon Ball Z, this is the version to watch. Asides from a preference to American dubbing, Kai's better focus by cutting out filler does wonders. The hand drawn and remastered animation without a doubt still hold up, the fight scenes still feel visceral and impactful. There's not much to say, it's Dragon Ball Z without filler and without that crappy Funimation music job. There's nothing here that's going to blow your mind, but there are many moments engraved into anime culture that's worth watching it for.
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TeenageSpaceman
Jun 18, 2015
Definitely one of my Favorite anime's, I think this series is better in a way that it follows the manga and does not show any unnecessary things. I've had great Nostalgic memories with this anime plus by watching this series the story of dragon ball z was a greater Commitment to the memory which would help with the story of Dragon ball Super. This anime has great character overall and the action of this anime was outstanding. I would suggest everyone to watch this anime again before watching Dragon Ball Super
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Takuto_Shindou
Jul 6, 2015
Oh god why.

What the hell happened to this series?
For the first 11 episodes, Kai 2014 did its job just like the original Kai did, it was fast-paced without any trace of filler, a dream come true for everyone who waited years and years to watch the Buu saga without fillers.

Then from episode 12 on, things got worse and worse, the writers started to leave every little filler on the saga, from dragging on forever to pointless non-manga scenes to PLOT HOLES such as villains keeping their bodies in hell, that were removed in the original Kai.
It quickly turned into a nightmare replica of Z that read more
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