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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
Richard Ian Cox ...  Goku (Ocean Group dub) 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Scott McNeil ...  Piccolo (Ocean Group dub) 167 episodes, 2009-2015
Sean Schemmel ...  Goku / ... 167 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 111 episodes, 2009-2015
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Gohan / ... 107 episodes, 2009-2015
Sonny Strait ...  Krillin / ... 107 episodes, 2009-2015
Hiromi Tsuru ...  Bulma / ... 97 episodes, 2009-2015
Takeshi Kusao ...  Trunks / ... 85 episodes, 2010-2015
Monica Rial ...  Bulma / ... 82 episodes, 2009-2015
Naoko Watanabe ...  Chichi / ... 70 episodes, 2009-2015
Tôru Furuya ...  Yamcha / ... 68 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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Trivia

The series only covers the "Z" half of the manga. However the first segment of the series incorporated elements of both the Bardock special and Goku growing up (the latter of which was depicted in the original Dragon Ball) See more »

Goofs

The animators (correctly) remembered to correct Vegeta's color scheme prior to his arriving on Earth, however they failed to correct the color of Nappa's armor in these episodes. Likewise, Vegeta still appears miscolored during a flashback story told by Raditz. See more »

Crazy Credits

New commercial bumpers/eyecatchers were animated for this incarnation of the series as well. 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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Soundtracks

Dragon Soul (Doragon sôru)
Opening theme
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto
Music: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Seiichi Kyôda
Performer: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
(Columbia Music Entertainment)
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Dragon Ball Z Kai
23 April 2013 | by TheNorthGalaxySee all my reviews

I've enjoyed Dragon Ball Z for over a decade, along with everything else Dragon Ball and this is no exception. Dragon Ball Z Kai is enjoyable, and even though I enjoy (and dislike) some of the filler in DBZ, Kai is in no way to be classed as terrible for taking most of it out - some minor bits have been left in.

The dialogue has improved, I like Frieza's new voice actor and the original voice actors have improved slightly. Gohan's new voice actress I was fine with it at first, but it did start to annoy at times, now after a while, I have sort of got used to it again.

When it comes to the music, I prefer the Japanese version of: "Dragon Soul", "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!" and "Wings of the Heart" I really enjoy "Saiyan Blood" and "Only A Chilling Elegy." I enjoy all of the music in Kai even if Kenji Yamamoto "borrowed" it, I also enjoy Shunsuke Kikuchi and Bruce Faulconer's music so I don't really have an argument over music.

DBZ is there when I want to hide away for days - DBZK is there when I want to watch it quicker. Then I also have the option of Dragon Ball and Team Four Star ;3 It's Dragon Ball, I like it all, even GT.

It's not just for young children. The DVD's are uncut (there is blood, a little less blood than Z but added "swearing"), the television version is censored for a reason.

The Buu Saga, is on the way! I hope they keep the worms in, I guess they won't though :(

One thing I am annoyed about is that the UK will have to wait or may never get the Dragon Boxes of any of the series' or the movies. Unless bought from overseas at high cost.


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