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: 7.701 (scored by 112202112,202 users)
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Ranked: #12412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1243
Members: 194,185
Favorites: 809

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Episodes: /61


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

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)


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.
Sep 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
While it's better than the Z version for the filler that was removed, Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters is a poor sequel to the original Dragon Ball Z Kai that we received a few years ago.

After the end of DBZ Kai with its lower than expected ratings, Toei did not plan to make a Kai for the Majin Boo arc of the series. Investors wanted it for the overseas audience, thus they went ahead with it after all. But since this was never planned to air in Japan and the first Kai got low ratings, Toei half-assed this as much as they possibly ...
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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