After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doc Harris ...
 Narrator (223 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Piccolo / ... (214 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Goku / ... (203 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (197 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Piccolo / ... (194 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Vegeta / ... (182 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Krillin / ... (168 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Gohan / ... (147 episodes, 1997-2003)
Don Brown ...
 Hercule / ... (136 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Goku / ... (137 episodes, 2000-2003)
Dale Kelly ...
 Narrator / ... (127 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma / ... (128 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Narrator / ... (120 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Trunks / ... (120 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Goten / ... (118 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ted Cole ...
 Yamcha / ... (114 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Master Roshi / ... (112 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (109 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Supreme Kai / ... (103 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Hercule / ... (91 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Chi-Chi / ... (91 episodes, 2000-2003)
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Storyline

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 ... Written by dreamian

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Trivia

In Dragon Ball Z, not counting movies or specials, Goku only killed two villains, Yakon and Kid Buu. See more »

Goofs

Vegeta's height. In early episodes, he is not much taller than Krillin. In the latter half of the series, he is almost as tall as Goku. See more »

Quotes

Frieza: [Approaches Guru's tower] Hello, anybody home?
Nail: Yes, I'm here. Hello, friend.
Frieza: Thank you very much. I'm a visitor touring your lovely planet and I happened to come across seven Dragonballs. A man at a gift shop told me about the legend behind the balls. You know, the wish. But you need a password to activate them. Would you happen to know the password, my good man?
Nail: Not me. You should check with the chamber of commerce. They have that sort of information.
Frieza: The chamber is dead, my good man, and so ...
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Crazy Credits

While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

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Version of Songoku: The Road to the West (1959) See more »

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DragonBall Z
(theme song) (Euro-Canadian English version)
Performed by Tom Keenlyside, John Mitchell & David Iris
Written and Composed by Tom Keenlyside, John Mitchell & David Iris
(Euro-Canadian Seasons 4 - 7)
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Simply one of the best Anime series out there
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This anime cartoon in my opinion, is better than any other cartoon I seen. I still watch it whenever I get the chance to. It's character development and the plots of the whole DBZ story is superb, the animation is full of action, and every ending of an episode leaves you wondering what may happen next. It also contains a bit of humor as well as subplots. When I first seen it in 1996, I was overwhelmed at how much action and comedy was fit into one anime series. I found Goku and Vegeta to be serious but a bit funny in between, and the roles of Gohan and Piccolo weren't shabby either. It has a whole saga inside which makes it worth watching.

Overall, I watched this cartoon more than all the other cartoons put together. I like it even better than Inuyasha, which is also good. My favorite episode is when Goku finally becomes a Super Saiyen, and Frieza later gets cut in half by a flying disk. You may have to watch this series from the beginning to get the full meaning of the story and what is going on, but if you see this on Cartoon Network or any other channel, watch it! Don't miss out! It is definitely worth seeing for the eye.


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