Dragon Ball Z

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Synonyms: DBZ, Dragonball Z
Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ
English: Dragon Ball Z
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Type: TV
Episodes: 291
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 1989 to Jan 31, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1989
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 843489843,489 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #112
Members: 1,223,823
Favorites: 38,274

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Synopsis

Five years after winning the World Martial Arts tournament, Gokuu is now living a peaceful life with his wife and son. This changes, however, with the arrival of a mysterious enemy named Raditz who presents himself as Gokuu's long-lost brother. He reveals that Gokuu is a descendant of the once powerful but now virtually extinct Saiyan race, whose homeworld was annihilated. When he was sent to Earth as a baby, Gokuu's sole purpose was to conquer and destroy the planet; but after suffering amnesia from a head injury, his violent and savage nature changed, and instead was raised as a kind and well-mannered boy, now fighting to protect others.

With his failed attempt at forcibly recruiting Gokuu as an ally, Raditz warns Gokuu's friends of a new threat that's rapidly approaching Earth—one that could plunge Earth into an intergalactic conflict and cause the heavens themselves to shake. A war will soon be fought over the seven mystical Dragon Balls, magic objects that can grant any wish. Only the strongest will survive.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Adapts chapters 195-519 of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga.

The U.S. version is a dubbed alternative version of the original Japanese anime. For example, blood has been removed, beer is called root beer, the afterlife is called "Another Universe," and people emigrate before cities are destroyed. The U.S. version edited and compiled the original for a reduced episode count of 276 instead of the original 291. The proper episode count was later restored on the uncut "Orange Brick" Season Set released by FUNimation Entertainment from 2006 to 2009. Additionally, these sets as well as the Season Set Blu-rays crop the show from its original 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9. The only complete 4:3 release ever released in English were the Dragon Boxes, which have long since gone out of print.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Masuoka, Hiroshi
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Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer, ADR Director
Seki, Hiromi
Assistant Producer
Nishio, Daisuke
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Episode Director, Storyboard


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




Reviews

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 ...
Jul 16, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Well, if you've never seen this show, you must have been living under a rock, or a giant turtle, or something. Or maybe you've been living in some kind of strange alternate dimension...

Yeah, it's Dragonball Z. Some crazy anime show. It's been extremely popular in the past. It still has a big following, somewhere, I think. It's spawned like 30 video games. "But is it any good?" you ask. Well I've come here to tell you.

The show spans for almost 300 episodes, and is ultimately drawn out so long that it feels boring and pointless at times. Oftentimes nothing happens in an episode, except for ...
Jan 8, 2016
Oh boy, I'm digging my own grave again...

We have all heard of Dragonball (of Z I mean, noone watched the original), it was a huge name in the 90s, that introduced anime to the rest of the world through the only good dub I've seen today and is responsible for inspiring hundreds of other anime and mangas. So why would anyone hate it?

Well, as was mentioned, Dragonball WAS responsible for many of today's mangas, creating (or at least making famous) various stereotypes that lasted though decades. Some examples of the wonderful stereotypes that Dragonball made norm include: 1)Stupid protagonist in shounen. 2)Evil is stupid. 3)Death ...

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