Dragon Ball Kai (2014)


Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters

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Alternative Titles

English: Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
Synonyms: Dragonball Kai, DBK, DB Kai, DBZ Kai,
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
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Super PowerSuper Power, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 7943079,430 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11222
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Popularity: #1165
Members: 143,073
Favorites: 552

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Synopsis

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

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Bulma

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Tsuru, Hiromi
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Muten-Roushi

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Satou, Masaharu
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Kuririn

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Tanaka, Mayumi
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Staff

Sabat, Christopher
Producer, ADR Director
Kimura, Kyotaro
Producer
Barcellos, Jorge
Producer
Ieiri, Leo
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

“Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go (空•前•絶•後)” by Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
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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
Sippyteacups (All reviews)
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.
Jul 3, 2017
Malus92 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 24, 2021
TheHaremReviewer (All reviews)
EDIT: I recently made a video review of DBZ Kai 2 on my Youtube channel which is heavily based off this review with the script being nearly identical. If you want to watch it instead of reading this then check it out here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl-Nt4MXNS0

After finally finishing the first season of Kai I of course had to watch its second season which retells the Buu Saga. Normally I'd just write one review for a series that has multiple seasons but sometimes the quality of a season can be slightly or even notably different whether thats for the better or for worse, and unfortunately this is the latter. read more
May 30, 2019
BroPo (All reviews)
A continuation to the filler-removed Dragon Ball Kai, this makes the same changes that Kai did to the first two arcs, to the Buu Saga. Animation has been improved vastly and also cut down 100 episodes to about 61, so if you are on a tight schedule, this will definitely be a better option to watch. The voice actors are quite good and don't detract from the experience at all. Overall a great adaptation of the Buu Saga. If you were worried about some characters losing their "character", fear not, because Dragon Ball Kai: The Final Chapters does a good job of keeping everyone's read more

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