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Brice Armstrong ...
 Narrator / ... 153 episodes, 1995-2003
Steve Olson ...
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Zoe Slusar ...
 Goku (Blue Water dub) / ... 132 episodes, 1995-2003
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Monika Antonelli ...
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 Yamcha (Blue Water dub) / ... 102 episodes, 1995-2003
Chris Simms ...
 Puar (Blue Water dub) 101 episodes, 1995-2003
Bradford Jackson ...
 Oolong / ... 100 episodes, 1995-2003
Mike Thiessen ...
 Krillin (Blue Water dub) / ... 88 episodes, 2001-2003
Laurie Steele ...
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Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he trains to become the strongest fighter in the world. Written by page8701

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The big showdown with Piccolo!


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The character "Devilman" is not true to the original name of the character. In Japan, his name is "Akuman", a reference to the Japanese word for devil, Akuma, and a pun. See more »

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In the original English dub for the episode The Kamehameha wave, Kamehameha is misspelled as Kamehameah on the title screen. See more »

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General White: So the traitorous, poorly-constructed machine asks like a big-shot. Who made you? Who was it that brought you back to this world as a cyborg after you had died once before? Just exactly who? Say it!
Cyborg #8: It was you, General White.
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So Much Better than Z, & Yet No Love
8 January 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

There are no fights with people staring at each other for an entire episode, & 10 minutes turns into half of a saga as in the last half of the Frieza series. nor are there any ridiculous power levels.. No huge inaccuracies in the plot-lines, & lame filler that has you scratching your head.

Since when was Mercenary Tao a General? Since when did Dr. Gero lead the red ribbon army? He didn't.. It was Commander Red. Goku never met Dr.Gero, because he never existed.

I think the whole power level thing is great for video games, but makes for a "yaaawn" of a series.

Dragonball is actually believable, but fantastical all at once. You are never sitting & waiting & waiting for what you know is going to happen, because you simply don't know.

Always new characters, adventures, & twists in the stories that actually make for a fun series. Awesome humor, & magical places. Tests of strength & purity of character, & friendships built on realistic type events.

You see how Goku wins over the most evil of hearts & minds, From Yamacha, to Tien to Piccolo. All the characters are involved & help to solve the crisis at hand.

Do yourself a big favor if you're a fan of Goku & the crew, & make sure you watch this series from the very beginning. Don't just pick it up in the middle from seeing one episode & say yuck!!!

I did exactly that. Then when i saw how god-awful GT was, I decided to start here instead. Was well worth it. It really is so much better than Z hands down..


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