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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 291
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 1989 to Jan 31, 1996
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.301 (scored by 175067 users)
Ranked: #2212
Popularity: #49
Members: 244,901
Favorites: 11,007
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The Saiyans are coming! The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, these ruthless villains have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, and now they have set their sights on Earth! They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own.

Gokuu along with old and new allies defends the earth against an assortment of villains ranging from intergalactic space fighters and conquerors, unnaturally powerful androids and near indestructible magical creatures.

While the original Dragon Ball anime followed Gokuu through childhood into adulthood, Dragon Ball Z is a continuation of his adulthood life, but at the same time parallels the maturation of his son, Gohan, as well as other characters from Dragon Ball and more.

(Source: Funimation)

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Episodes  291 / 291
Aired  Apr 26, 1989 to Jan 31, 1996
Status  Finished Airing

Related Anime

Adaptation: Dragon Ball
Prequel: Dragon Ball
Sequel: Dragon Ball GT
Side story: Dragon Ball Z Movie 01: Ora no Gohan wo Kaese!!, Dragon Ball Z Movie 02: Konoyo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu, Dragon Ball Z Movie 03: Chikyuu Marugoto Choukessen, Dragon Ball Z Movie 04: Super Saiyajin da Son Gokuu, Dragon Ball Z Movie 05: Tobikkiri no Saikyou Tai Saikyou, Dragon Ball Z Movie 06: Gekitotsu!! 100-oku Power no Senshi-tachi, Dragon Ball Z Movie 07: Kyokugen Battle!! Sandai Super Saiyajin, Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: Moetsukiro!! Nessen, Ressen, Chougekisen, Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Ginga Girigiri!! Bucchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu, Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Kiken na Futari! Super Senshi wa Nemurenai, Dragon Ball Z Movie 11: Super Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu no wa Ore da, Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fukkatsu no Fusion!! Gokuu to Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Ryuuken Bakuhatsu!! Goku ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru, Dragon Ball Z: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, Dragon Ball Z Special 2: Zetsubou e no Hankou!! Nokosareta Chousenshi - Gohan to Trunks, Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen, Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaette Kita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!, Dragon Ball Z: Atsumare! Gokuu World, Dragon Ball: Super Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami, Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F
Alternative version: Dragon Ball Kai, Dragon Ball Kai (2014)
Character: Kyutai Panic Adventure!, Kyutai Panic Adventure Returns!
Other: Dragon Ball Super

Characters & Voice Actors

Horikawa, Ryo
Horikawa, Ryo
Furukawa, Toshio
Furukawa, Toshio
Tanaka, Mayumi
Tanaka, Mayumi
Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
Nozawa, Masako
Nozawa, Masako


Seki, Hiromi
Assistant Producer
Yamamuro, Tadayoshi
Director, Character Design
Ueda, Yoshihiro
Episode Director
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director

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Jun 29, 2014
If anyone knows of Shounen anime Then there is No doubt
anyone would of course heard of Dragon ball Z which I'm obviously sure
most people who are reading this review have and are not hopefully sleeping under a rock.

Its One of the earliest shounen animes along side others. The show itself has probably had
one of the Biggest impact of a shounen anime I've seen in my lifetime growing up besides the likes of attack on titan, Fullmetal Alchemist and Death note and yet till this day
it has many viewers still checking it out. some have finish seeing it, some re watch it, some read more
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Dec 8, 2007
Dragon Ball Z is epic. No doubt this is one of the most popular series that helped spread the art of anime in the world.

The original Dragon Ball was fun, but in DBZ the characters have grown and the maturity is felt throughout the whole series. From the incredible Sayian Saga, an important Frieza Saga and the entertaining Cell Saga to the Grand Finale - Buu Saga, DBZ does not disappoint. It's not all about the fighting, although the series have probably 4-5 battles that should be written in the anime history books. I was always astonished by the character development which is amazing read more
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Jan 19, 2009
Before you start reading, please keep in mind that I am a huge Dragon Ball Z fan. So that may influence my opinion a bit.

Dragon Ball Z marked quite a few firsts in its genre. One could almost argue that if it wasn't Dragon Ball Z, anime may not have become what it is today. It started in the 1980's in Japan, but did not reach American TV until the 90's. I remember coming home from school every day as a kid and turning my TV on to Cartoon Network to watch this show. Fast forward ten years later read more
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Aug 20, 2008
I started watching Dragonball Z at a very young age and even when I was young I loved it although I didn't know what was going on. I grew up watching the English dub on Cartoon Network and Fell in Love with the Show. Dragonball Z is an Epic Anime with Brilliant Fight scene's and Great Characters.
If you are Looking for a Great Fighting Anime look no further.
I can safely say that Dragonball Z is the King of Fighting Anime.
Dragonball Z is a Fun Anime and also my Favorite!

Dragonball Z is a story about a naive man named Goku trying to be come stronger read more
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Both are shônen with really strong characters, spiritual powers and vast increments of power. 
reportRecommended by Kokuoh
Main characters are similar, lots of action, fighting and comedy. Both series place importance on teamwork and friendship. Interesting character designs, same animation studio. 
reportRecommended by Chicken008
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 DBZ you should like Fairy Tail 
reportRecommended by Eyzi
A lot of humour, great battles, many many techniques, characters, etc. All these are features from both Animes. The Protagonist - A smiling guy, dressed on orange/red and blue. Naruto in blond. Goku can be blond. Both are great Anime with great batlles and many funny moments. 
reportRecommended by Soiden
Figthing!, Epicness!, moving characters!, excelent plot! These series have those elementes in common while being very different at the same time. If you like a good fight like those you only get in DBZ, then may also watch Kenshiro dealing justice wit Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken! 
reportRecommended by MDmareep
If you enjoy animes with 15% plot and 85% Fights & blood & Overpowered characters this anime may appeal to you. 
reportRecommended by Kyousukeee

Opening Theme

#1: "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 1-199)
#2: "We Gotta Power" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 200-291)

Ending Theme

#1: "Dete Koi Tobikiri ZENKAI Power!" by MANNA (eps 1-199)
#2: "Boku-tachi wa Tenshi datta" by Hironobu Kageyama (eps 200-291)

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