Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure


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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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2 September 2006 | mikey310192
10
| Greatest cartoon/anime ever created
Dragonball z is probably the most entertaining of all anime. I thought it was filled with action, entertainment and different and well thought plots. I loved it as a kid, and still do. I watch it every now and then. Dragonball z is comprised of different 'seasons' known as 'Sagas. There were originally 4, but they were divided into 'sub-sagas'. They are: Saiyan/Vegeta Saga Frieza saga :

Namek saga

Captain Ginyu

Frieza Saga (The main battle)

Garlic Jr. Saga

Trunks Saga

Cell Saga : Android saga

Imperfect Cell saga

Perfect Cell saga

Cell games Buu Saga : Great Saiyaman Saga

World Tournament saga

Majin Buu Saga

Fusion Saga

Kid buu saga

OUt of all the above, i thought that the Frieza Saga was the best by miles. Frieza was and is the greatest villain, not out of his power, but of his appearance and personality. He is in a strange way, polite when killing his victims mercifully. He is in fact a very important character in DBZ (dragonball z) because he is why the saiyans were sent to earth, and why their planet was destroyed etc. Overall i would give dragonball z 99.99% vote. The 0.01% being that it was a little corny at times. But it is and always will be the greatest anime ever! I also thought that Dragonball GT was terrible, it ruined the dragonball name! It was childish, aimed at the lower ages (7-10) when the original DBZ was for 13/14+ But dbz will always live on...

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Trivia

Some fans believe that Canada's Ocean Group were responsible for the censorship and inaccurate scripts found in the first two English dub seasons. This is incorrect, as the Ocean Group merely served as a dubbing studio for those 53 episodes. FUNimation Entertainment (the North American rights holders) have always been in charge of the English dub's production. It' s worth noting though that the alternate Euro-Canadian dub of Seasons 4-7 was indeed handled by Ocean to some extent, as it was produced by their sister company Westwood Media (in association with AB Groupe.)


Quotes

Piccolo: Not bad, for an early prototype.


Goofs

There are numerous animation errors and consistencies throughout the series. Often, for a single frame or two, someone will be drawn in the wrong outfit or their outfit will be the wrong color. Likewise, some characters general appearances/color schemes will change for no apparent reason (Nappa and Vegeta before their arrival on earth come to mind.)


Crazy Credits

When FUNimation aired the Buu Saga, their end-credits sequence used footage from the Japanese Buu Saga end credits. Strangely, they show the feather dropping from the sky, but they DO NOT show the Goku with angel wings who dropped it!


Alternate Versions

The original Saban dub was very heavily edited, removing most of the violence and also all gore, several visual shots of alcohol, mild sexuality and nudity were removed or altered, along with other seemingly random footage presumably removed to speed up the pacing of the story. The new Funimation dub restores all missing footage, including a long segment explaining how Gohan ended up clinging to a tree above a waterfall in the first episode, and an entire episode in which Gohan falls into a cave while alone in the wilderness and meets a nihilistic trapped robot. The new version combines reused dialogue from the original dub with completely new dialogue more closely based on the original Japanese version, with numerous references to death and dying restored after being entirely censored in the original dub.


Soundtracks

Dragon Ball Z movie theme
(theme song) (English version)
Performed by Mark Menza
Written and Composed by Mark Menza
(Remastered Seasons 1 - 2)

Storyline

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Genres

Animation | Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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