The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.
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 Son Gohan / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Vegeta / ... (280 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Goku / ... (267 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Kuririn / ... (230 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Krillin / ... (227 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Gohan / ... (213 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Vegeta / ... (196 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (179 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (179 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Master Roshi / ... (149 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (141 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan / ... (132 episodes, 1989-1996)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Mr. Satan / ... (131 episodes, 1989-1996)
Takeshi Kusao ...
 Trunks / ... (126 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... (117 episodes, 1989-1996)
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Five years after the end of "Dragon Ball", Son Gokû reunites with his friends, bringing along his four-year old son, Gohan. Son Gohan is not like his father; he'd rather study than fight. Raditz, a warrior from space lands on earth searching for someone named "Kakarotto". He reveals himself as Raditz of the Saiyajin, the older brother of Kakarotto! And Kakarotto turns out to be Son Gokû! With two other Saiyajin coming to earth, can Gokû and the Z Warriors withstand the onslaught!? Written by Evan Jacobson <mrsatan@geocities.com>

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Trivia

The Namekusei-jin are divided into two classes - Fighters (Piccolo, Kami, Nail) and Healers (Dende). Healers have the ability to fully heal anyone's physical injuries, but cannot fight. Fighters have excellent combat skills and can control their Ki, but don't have healing abilities. Certain exceptional fighters can however, regenerate their own limbs. In either event, both classes are capable of flying. See more »

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The fusion of Goku and Vegeta is called Vegito, which is a cross of their Japanese Saiyan names, Vegeta and Kakarotto. Even though the dub shortened the latter's name to Kakarot, they maintained the name Vegito for the dub, which confused many fans. The American manga corrected this problem by calling this fusion Vegerot. See more »

Quotes

[to an android]
Vegeta: If you give up now I promise to turn you into something useful, like a toaster or a washing machine.
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Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

WE GOTTA POWER
Opening theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music and Arranged by Keiju Ishikawa
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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I love it.
23 June 2003 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

I was going to write a huge long comment on this, but a lot of people really seem to hate this show so I just can't be bothered preaching to the unconvertable. I will say, however, I am a big fan of anime and this is one of my favourites. It's certainly my favourite anime TV series. People don't seem to realise that this is for kids, so screw the voice acting (which is better than many other kids shows) and animation (which is also better than many other kids shows). Comparing this to serious anime like Akira is like comparing He-Man to Gladiator. DBZ is light on the brain and heavy on the adrenal gland. Once you get into it it becomes very addictive, and your imagination covers over any bad acting or animation. Unless you have no imagination... Watch it from the beginning and just let yourself get sucked in to the amazing fights and ever increasing displays of power.


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