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Dragon Ball Kai

Dragon Ball Kai

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 97
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Mar 27, 2011
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.011 (scored by 41106 users)
Ranked: #5072
Popularity: #409
Members: 76,620
Favorites: 731
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Synopsis

A remastered version of Dragon Ball Z that adheres more to the manga's story. This version includes newly recorded dialog by the original voice actors, new sound effects, new OP/ED sequences, and a brand new HD video transfer.

More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  97 / 97
Aired  Apr 5, 2009 to Mar 27, 2011
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Dragon Ball
Prequel: Dragon Ball
Alternative version: Dragon Ball Z
Sequel: Dragon Ball Kai: Mirai ni Heiwa wo! Goku no Tamashii yo Eien ni
Other: Dragon Ball Super

Characters & Voice Actors

Vegeta
Vegeta
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...
Piccolo
Piccolo
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
...
Kuririn
Kuririn
Main
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese
Tanaka, Mayumi
Strait, Sonny
English
Strait, Sonny
...
Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Schemmel, Sean
English
Schemmel, Sean
...

Staff

Kimura, Kyotaro
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer, Theme Song Performance
Jouno, Masato
Producer
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director



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Jan 21, 2012
fbh
I won't waste time reviewing Dragonball because it think that by now most people know it and already have their own opinion about it.
I'll just focus on Kai and the changes it has


Story 10/10.
Ok, so the story in dragonball has never been really complex or deep, but it's still fun to watch.
In my opinion, the biggest improovement Kai has over DBZ is that all the anoying fillers are gone and now the story goes, mostly, acording to the manga. No more eternal power charging, no more eternal "he is so strong" internal monologues a no more feeling that nothing really happened in the last 10 read more
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Jun 15, 2009
Rampant
I am writing this review with mostly one intent in mind: to get across the point of how much is being cut. I know that we were all excited to have the story condensed, but I think that this has gone a bit further than anyone expected. That does not make me upset, as we can all go back and watch the original againl if the original is what we want, but I think that it should be addressed fairly openly. I will also address art, since that is the other big change.

I hope no one minds the spoilers, as I am assuming that most read more
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Dec 2, 2012
ashketchum615
This show is great. And before we start they announced a Buu Saga so yes it follows the manga. This review comes from someone who watched a lot of the Cell and Buu Saga EPs as a kid.

The only complaint people have that I have talk to is that "oh no they took out the Rock music that FUNimation put in the original, which I could care less about because they kept the Japanese music this time which never would piss me off.

The story follows manga much better than the original with less AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but with more fighting and no filler episodes. Now you can read more
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Nov 12, 2014
literaturenerd
Overview:

I mentioned in my review of DBZ that the series had some serious flaws and wasn't a perfect adaptation of Toriyama's original manga. Today I look at Dragon Ball Kai, which actually tries to be much closer to the source material. Does it do well or did DBZ classic do it better? Let's analyze further.

Story and Characters: 8/10

I already reviewed the story of DBZ, so this will largely focus on the differences between Kai and the original DBZ. A massive improvement is the removal of the obnoxious filler that bogged down DBZ. How much filler was in DBZ? An illustrative example would be that 7 read more
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Recommendations

Epic Fight, and lovely characters.
reportRecommended by Karez - Add to favorites
Both are shounen, popular, and have fights with powered-up abilities.
well its a shounen action type anime with awesome, very funny and unique characters it has a good storyline and awesome art and animation .If you liked DBK you might like Fairy Tail
reportRecommended by Eyzi - Add to favorites
Has one of the most epic fights of all time, Shounen and has power ups etc.
Superpowered MC, Story proceeds through arcs, most of the time each arc new characters, MC gets stronger each progression. Dragon Ball is more action and comedy, while Sword Art Online is more drama and romance
both main characters don't really belong with the group their in.
both are shonen, have super-powered fights, have comedy.
both fight to protect their justice.
their both really enjoyable if you just want to watch somthing good.
so if you want a regular shonen with little or no teenage angst, this is the show for you.

Opening Theme

"Dragon Soul" by Tanimoto Takeyoshi

Ending Theme

#1: "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" by Tanimoto Takayoshi (eps 1-54)
#2: "Kokoro no Hane (心の羽根)" by AKB48 (eps 55-97)

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