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Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto 

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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 Mr. Satan / ... 131 episodes, 1989-1996
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 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

Toei Animation didn't have color photos of Nappa and Vegeta to go by when doing the early episodes, so the twosome appears the wrong colors until their arrival on earth. This is particularly noticeable when the two depart for Earth, and in the Arlia episode. See more »

Goofs

ENGLISH DUB: During his fight with the transformed Vegeta, Goku comes to the conclusion that the transformed Vegeta is the one who destroyed the world martial arts stadium when Goku was just a boy. This conclusion is absolutely absurd since Vegeta had never before visited Earth (corrected in FUNimation's redubbed version). This error is also present in the French dub and all the other European dubs that have been based on it. See more »

Quotes

Vegeta: No! My only target is Kakarot! I couldn't care less about your quarrel with the Kai!
Bibidi: What? By every fiber in your body I command you Vegeta! Kill the Kai!
Vegeta: NO! You may have taken over my mind and my body, but there's one thing a Saiyan always keeps: his PRIDE!
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Connections

Version of Dragon Ball 3: Gokû-den (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Bokutachi wa tenshi datta
Ending theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Osamu Totsuka
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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I love it.
23 June 2003 | by 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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