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.
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In Latin America, the show was a rating failure, mainly because it wasn't dubbed by the original Mexican voice actors, and because unlike Dragon Ball
(1986) , Dragon Ball Z
(1989) and Dragon Ball GT
(1996), the show was dubbed from the English USA version, and not the original Japanese. The only channel that aired the show in most of Latin American countries was Cartoon Network Latin America. Most spanish-speaking countries still runs original Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z rather than Dragon Ball Kai. See more
In the version of the show done after the music copyright infringement scandal, Piccolo's Theme is played in scenes where Piccolo is not even present. See more
New commercial bumpers/eyecatchers were animated for this incarnation of the series as well. See more
In the U.S. DVD/Blu-ray releases from FUNimation, the brief title bumper that starts off each episode is missing. It is present in the Japanese DVD/Blu-ray releases from Happinet. See more
Dragon Soul (Doragon sôru)
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
Music: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Seiichi Kyôda
Performer: Takayoshi Tanimoto
(Columbia Music Entertainment) See more