Dragon Ball Kai (2014)

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters

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Synonyms: Dragonball Kai, DBK, DB Kai, DBZ Kai,
Japanese: ドラゴンボール改
English: Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
French: Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
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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: Fuji TV
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.681 (scored by 106725106,725 users)
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Ranked: #12202
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Popularity: #1228
Members: 184,658
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Remastered version of the Majin Buu saga that adheres more to the manga's story.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Furukawa, Toshio


Nakao, Ryusei


Tsuru, Hiromi


Satou, Masaharu


Tanaka, Mayumi


Sabat, Christopher
Producer, ADR Director
Cook, Justin


Opening Theme

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"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)


Mar 30, 2023
Still recommended but...

The pacing isn't nearly as good as the original Kai run. This could be due to the fact that the Buu Saga is just really bloated to begin with. While it's still a very solid cut/remaster of the original, I found myself kind of feeling impatient by the end. That being said, there are still some really epic moments in this. Kai is still my preferred method of rewatching from this point onward. Unless I just WANT to watch some of the filler(looking at you Driving Test episode). Music is ok. You don't get the jarring parts from the redrawn scenes, because they ...
Jan 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Just an amazing story no matter how many times I've seen it.
Sadly this remake is even worse than the previous Kai series.

Reasons for it being worse (for me at least);

- The "HD" which is basically just a cropped version of the original Dragon Ball Z because they had to make it 16:9. - Also removing a lot of detail from the scenes which just makes some scenes look bad.
- The soundtrack and especially [Dragon ball Kai 2014 OST - 19. Effective Attack] it felt like I was watching some sort shitty action movie from the 80's / 90's.
Another one that got on my nerves ...
Oct 19, 2022
Preliminary (3/61 eps)
Dragon Ball Z Kai is an inferior version to Dragon Ball Z lacking what made it so great to begin with. The selling point over the original DBZ is that it is closer to the manga as Z has too much filler and suppose to have awful pacing. This has been all addressed in the a review of Dragon Ball Kai.
Dragon Ball Kai (2014) is adapting the Boo Saga which comes with two problems already. For many who liked Kai, the selling point was the lack of the Boo Saga adaptation as many wanted Dragon Ball to end with Cell's defeat. Now that the Boo ...

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