In the version that is shown on YTV in Canada, the story begins mid-way through the Dragon Ball Z series. Raditz, Goku's brother has traveled to Earth to find out why Goku has not yet destroyed the planet as he was supposed to do. But while as a baby, Goku was dropped (down a huge cliff) and forgot his real mission. Kakarot, Goku's real name battles his brother Raditzs along with former enemy Piccolo and friend Krillin. Meanwhile, Gohan; Goku's son reveals his hidden powers against Raditz and nearly kills Raditz. However Goku is killed in the end, but Raditz is eventually defeated by Piccolo. Before he dies, he tells them that two evil Saiyans even more powerful then he is, are on route to Earth. The remaining fighters, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu begin their training to battle the evil Saiyans, while Piccolo takes off with Gohan to train him in using his new found power. Meanwhile, Goku has to make his way back on Snake Way to King Kai's where he trains himself in the secret ...
The Saiyans have returned...
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A running gag throughout the series starting in DBZ. Goku has faced off with many super powered adversaries throughout the series but there is only one being in the universe that he fears: his overprotective wife Chi Chi. See more
Prior to Nappa and Vegeta's arrival on earth, both of them are colored wrongly. Vegeta has red hair and lime green armor, and Nappa has generic black Saiyan-style armor. When they arrive on earth, they are the right colors. See more
[Before Vegeta's final fight with Majin Buu
There is one thing I'd like to know. Tell me, will I meet that clown Kakarot in the other world?
I'm not going to lie to you, Vegeta, although the answer may be difficult for you to hear. This is the truth. Goku devoted his life to protecting the lives of other. Because of his selflessness, when he died, he was allowed to keep his body and travel to King Kai's Planet. You, on the other hand, have spent your life in pursuit of your own selfish desires....
When FUNimation aired the Buu Saga, their end-credits sequence used footage from the Japanese Buu Saga end credits. Strangely, they show the feather dropping from the sky, but they DO NOT show the Goku with angel wings who dropped it! See more
There are two versions of the english dub of Dragon Ball Z, one is the edited version which is shown on Cartoon Network, and a uncut version which adds several minutes of footage not seen in the edited version See more
Referenced in Knight of the Living Dead
Rock The Dragon
(theme song) (English version)
Performed by Ron Wasserman and Jeremy Sweet
Written and Composed by Shuki Levy and Haim Saban
(Broadcast Seasons 1 - 3) See more