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Dragon Ball Z Kai 

Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon bôru kai (original title)
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 ... See full summary »
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 Chichi / ... 70 episodes, 2009-2015
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha / ... 68 episodes, 2009-2015
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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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Trivia

When shown on Japanese television, the sponsors were McDonalds and Bandai. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Satan's punch at the World Tournament is shown to have a power of "137." Yet later, in the dub, someone comments on him having a punch power of "139." (Master Roshi's power level is 139, which probably created this confusion.) See more »

Crazy Credits

All-new opening and closing credits sequences were animated for the series, instead of the series just reusing the ones from Z. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî (1996) See more »

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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Awesome Adaptation Without The Fillers
24 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

DBZ Kai was something I had to watch and after hearing it was an edited version of the original DBZ I was like "Ok, let me see what it is" And I have to say I am glad for it. I can see all the major arcs in condensed form (159 episodes without all the filler episodes that brought the original Z to 291 episodes. While I enjoyed watching Z, the filler episodes and long drawn out fights really made me think of some of those as background noise

It basically has all the good parts, and I enjoy watching it because it's like getting the best of the show. Some of the colors have been softened and I do believe the voice cast has changed partway but I haven't noticed a huge difference so far (80 episodes in)

I hope you truly enjoy this version of DBZ as it is the best and most concise version of the series


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