Dragon Ball Z

Cartoon Network (ended 2003)



User Score: 1892

Dragon Ball Z
out of 10
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Show Summary

Many years have passed since Goku first searched for the Dragon Balls. He is a grown man, with a wife and son. He and his friends have settled into their own lives and, for the most part, things are rather peaceful. Then one day, Goku learns he is really a Saiyan and comes from another planet. Now begins new adventures for Goku and his friends as they defend their home against new, more powerful threats.
Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya

Garlic Jr.(Japanese version)

Alec Willows

Alec Willows


Alistair Abell

Alistair Abell

Trunks, Baby Trunks, Sharpner, Additional Voices

Bill Townsley

Bill Townsley

Guldo/Kuwi (Redub)

Brice Armstrong

Brice Armstrong

Captain Ginyu (Redub)

Chris Rager

Chris Rager

Hercule (2000-)

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Fan Reviews (555)

  • Greatest. Action. Animated Show. EVER!!

    Alright, breaking tradition here. Usually I just review animated shows from North America and not Japanese animes. Mainly because, I don't watch many of them anymore. But a few of the ones I do watch, are among my favorite shows of all time. And the best one is without a doubt, Dragon Ball Z. This may just be my favorite animated show off all time, even more than the Looney Tunes or Avatar. I never missed an opportunity to watch it as a kid, and today, I have all nine seasons on DVD. That's how much I love DBZ.

    The characters are awesome. Goku is one of the most likable characters ever put into animation, he's kind, naive, competitive, and he's always trying to see the good in people, even if the people are the most evil villains you could ever meet. His son Gohan, is just as likable. I loved how he developed from a spoiled brat in the beginning to a complete badass in the Cell Games. Other Z Warriors like Piccolo, Krillin and Tien are cool in their own different ways. Future Trunks was awesome, one of my personal favs. Vegeta, while he's an egotistic bastard for most of the series, his development during the Buu saga was awesome, actually learning some humility while still retaining that tough, proud, princely attitude.

    The show itself was incredible. I have to admit though, I didn't like it in Japanese. I grew up with the Funimation dub on Toonami, and personally, it was much better than the Japanese version. I love the voice acting better, and the music by Bruce Faulcner was freakin' EPIC! The fighting, in both dubs of course, is spectacular, and I really loved the story. While I do think the Frieza saga dragged on a little too long, it was still great, and I loved the Androids/Cell and Buu stroy arcs. Also, I didn't mind DBZ's filler at all. They all fit in the canon storyline pretty well and they didn't drag on for a long time like they do in Naruto and Bleach.

    Honestly, I have no real problems with this show, it's just one of those perfect shows in my opinion. Dragon Ball Z had awesome characters, storylines, action, music, and it's hilarious in many situations. It's the action show that inspired some of the greatest animes to ever come out of Japan for a reason, and it just might be the greatest animated show (American or Japanese) to ever exist.moreless
  • Great anime

    IT's a great anime with great plot and characters.

    My favorite 10 moments are:

    Everything featuring Goten and Trunks (and Gotenks) in the Buu Saga!

    Two simple words; Garlic Jr.

    Goku and Piccolo getting their drivers license (God, was that stupid!)

    Gohan going to highschool and fighting crime as the Great Saiyaman

    The announcer guy and Hercule's team at the Cell Games

    The Androids who take a frickin' van to search for Goku

    Everyone just turning Super Saiyan after they learned how to walk. Wow, what a legend ...

    The unspectacular way both keycharacters Vegeta and Gohan turn Super Saiyan for the first time

    All the stuff where Gohan trains and becomes friends (with dinosaurs or poor girls or whatever)

    How both Frieza and Cell were legends in DBZ and sad pushovers in DBGT. So much for your legend.

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    Help is much needed here!

    This anime is really good!moreless
  • one cool and hardcore anime

    I love the action, the music and the fight scenes they're all awesome. The characters are good they're all cool. It's well written and the fillers can be pretty funny for those wondering about fillers they're episodes that involved stuff that weren't in the original manga I like Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan and Trunks they were my favorites this anime is AWESOME!!!!
  • Probably one of the best Animes of all time

    The rating I give is for Dragon Ball Z as a whole. It was made 24 years ago and it has not aged a bit. Even today, there are video games and forums and fansites on the series. It is so popular, that it has even been released as Dragon Ball Z Kai, digitally remastering it. It has been dubbed several times in North America. I will review each dub down below.

    Toonami dub 1998/ 9 out of 10 This is what introduced me to the series and I was blown away as a kid. Sure, a lot of scenes were altered but it was to make it appropriate to children, which I could forgive, plus I was a kid myself. This was also the first anime to be dubbed by FUNimation, my favorite dubbing company. By today, they are much more faithful to their properties, they were able cut down on most of the content on this series at the time and still make it awesome. That takes a lot of talent and only FUNimation could pull it off.

    DBZ Uncut/ 7 out of 10 Though it was considered uncut, I don't really have any memories of this version, severely lowering the score. I don't think it lasted very long so it's hard for me to remember this well.

    Dragon Ball Z Kai Nicktoons dub/ N/A I haven't seen this dub so I can't give a review for it. Sorry!

    Dragon Ball Z Kai 4Kids/Vortex dub/ 1 out of 10. Yes, this dub was a complete insult. Many more scenes were removed from this version than the Cartoon Network version. At first I thought I missed them but no, they cut out the episode with Princess Snake and instead of just altering Hell like Cartoon Network did, they skipped it all out entirely. I still kept watching despite my outrage and finally gave up on this after hearing "Ginyu Force Rules" theme when the Ginyu Force introduced themselves. It was so horrible I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs. I haven't even watched the show after Vortex took over when 4Kids went bankrupt. This actually made me see how terrible 4Kids was as I grew up with Cartoon Network's dub of Dragon Ball Z.

    Dragon Ball Z Kai Adult Swim dub 10 out of 10: Funimation along with Adult Swim made Dragon Ball gave the series a perfect dub. Rather than say blasted to another dimension or "went away," the character finally cut the crap and say die or death or kill. The blood is now in and almost nothing is edited. This is Dragon Ball Z finally getting respect. Out of all the dubs, this is hands down the best.moreless
  • Dragon ball z

    Dragon ball z is the best animated show ever love this animated show , and its unbeatable show . it is the father of manga. And its hero is also the best in the cartoon history,and its goku. He is awesome! . I am disappointed by the rating of this show , that people don't understand just awesome is this cartoon show. I have lost words for this show.

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    becoming a father, beings from another world, epic adventure, epic battles, foreign worlds