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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 Narration / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Son Gokû / ... (291 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Narrator / ... (276 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Piccolo / ... (265 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Goku / ... (252 episodes, 1989-1995)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (230 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Krillin / ... (214 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Gohan / ... (211 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1989-1996)
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 Vegeta / ... (195 episodes, 1989-1996)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (180 episodes, 1989-1996)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (170 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Master Roshi / ... (142 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (136 episodes, 1989-1995)
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 / ... (118 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

Android 17 and Android 18 were originally Human before Dr. Gero turned them into Androids. See more »

Goofs

For one frame during the Raditz battle, the white "Turtle Emblem" patch on Goku's gi is the same orange color as the rest of his gi. 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

Referenced in Friends with Money (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA (Chara-hetchara)
Opening theme
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Records)
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YES! YES! THE GREATEST SHOW OF TIME!
5 February 1999 | by (Gaithersburg, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Dragonball Z, yet messed up by English editing and translation, is the greatest and best animated cartoon in the world. Kakarot, the star, with the help of Piccolo, fight off Raditz and that starts the show. Vegita and Nappa come and after some fighting, Nappa is destroyed and Vegita leaves to rejuvinate. Gohan, Kakarot's son, and his friend Krilian, leave for the Planet Namek to find the Dragonballs, 7 magical balls which when joined can call forth the Eternal Dragon who grants any three wishes you want. Frieza, another villain, is also on Namek and so is the rejuvinated Vegita. After a mess of episodes of fighting, Kakarot finally arrives, destroys the Ginyu Force, Frieza's private army, and fights Frieza, practically destroying the Planet Namek in the process. The show continues on and on but is always great to watch.


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