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Dragon Ball Z Kai 

Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon bôru kai (original title)
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An HD and enhanced remaster of Dragon Ball Z.
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Series cast summary:
Masako Nozawa ...  Son Gohan / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Jôji Yanami ...  Narration / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Richard Ian Cox ...  Goku (Ocean Group dub) 164 episodes, 2009-2015
Scott McNeil ...  Piccolo (Ocean Group dub) 164 episodes, 2009-2015
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Kuririn / ... 135 episodes, 2009-2015
Ryô Horikawa ...  Vegeta / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Doc Morgan ...  Narrator / ... 116 episodes, 2009-2015
Christopher Sabat ...  Vegeta / ... 112 episodes, 2009-2015
Toshio Furukawa ...  Piccolo 110 episodes, 2009-2015
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Gohan / ... 106 episodes, 2009-2015
Sonny Strait ...  Krillin / ... 106 episodes, 2009-2015
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Bulma / ... 97 episodes, 2009-2015
Rocío Garcel Rocío Garcel ...  Bulma 86 episodes, 2009-2015
Takeshi Kusao ...  Trunks / ... 85 episodes, 2010-2015
Monica Rial ...  Bulma / ... 82 episodes, 2009-2015
Naoko Watanabe ...  Chichi / ... 70 episodes, 2009-2015
Mario Castañeda Mario Castañeda ...  Son Goku 69 episodes, 2014-2015
Tôru Furuya ...  Yamcha / ... 67 episodes, 2009-2015
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Storyline

In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named Dragon Ball Kai. This new anime chronicles the plot of DBZ and consists of parts from the original anime which are edited to a better quality and with new voices. Toei Animation also confirmed that the plot of DBK will be closer to manga style. Written by dreamian

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Trivia

Even though she inherited the roles of Puar and Chiaotzu in the games, this is Brina Palencia's first time being involved in a Dragon Ball related anime. See more »

Goofs

Lunch appears in the opening/closing credits despite not appearing in the latter half of Toriyama's manga at all (though it's possible she'll appear in flashback scenes). See more »

Crazy Credits

All-new opening and closing credits sequences were animated for the series, instead of the series just reusing the ones from Z. See more »

Alternate Versions

Here is a list of versions where the original Kenji Yamamoto score for "Dragon Ball Kai" was featured in:
  • Episodes #001-#095 (Original Fuji Television broadcasts)
  • Episodes #001-#076 (Japanese Blu-Rays)
  • Episodes #001-#072 (Japanese DVDs)
  • Episodes #001-#063 (USA broadcasts on Nicktoons; English dub)
  • Episodes #001-#052 (USA DVDs/Blu-Rays; Parts 1-4 versions; English dub)
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Connections

Follows Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Kokoro no hane
("Wings of the Heart")
Performed by Team Dragon
Second ending theme
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DB Kai: it is DBZ action without DBZ fillers
29 November 2009 | by Pirlo77See all my reviews

I read the manga 13 years ago. This Dragon Ball kai is the what in TV was called Dragon Ball Z, from when Goku appears with his son Gohan. I've always disliked DBZ for the very frequent and boring fillers it contains (DBZ is more than 200 eps in total) and I wondered how a "serious" adaptation from the manga would be since I've enjoyed the manga very much. Now this surprise, I'm much older but it is fun to see Goku&Co adventures again. I've seen about 30 episodes so far and I think a good cut and paste of the original DBZ is being done, even if there are occasions when some little fillers are still present and maybe others when they cut too much (not real fillers) but it was probably necessary.

So this is a very rare possibility to see a popular long anime without boring and useless fillers and anyway it is a still very good fast paced action-fighting anime with energy blast and flying characters even if it has obviously outdated animation (about 15-20 years).


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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