History Anime / DragonBallKai

7th Aug '16 6:50:03 PM gjjones
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''Dragon Ball Kai'' (''Dragon Ball Z Kai'' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same-old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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''Dragon '''''Dragon Ball Kai'' (''Dragon Kai''''' ('''''Dragon Ball Z Kai'' Kai''''' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same-old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.
7th Aug '16 6:25:02 PM gjjones
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'''''Dragon Ball Kai''''' ('''''Dragon Ball Z Kai''''' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same-old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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'''''Dragon ''Dragon Ball Kai''''' ('''''Dragon Kai'' (''Dragon Ball Z Kai''''' Kai'' outside of Japan) debuted in April 2009 in time for the [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In a nutshell, ''Kai'' {{recut}}s ''Dragon Ball Z'' for the 21st century; it tells the same-old story of the original show, but with a few new tricks up its sleeve.
24th Jul '16 4:00:00 AM PF
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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by Creator/FUNimation.

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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns returned as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by Creator/FUNimation.
23rd Jul '16 10:24:17 PM spectertv
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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by [[Creator/FUNimation.

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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by [[Creator/FUNimation.
Creator/FUNimation.
23rd Jul '16 5:19:51 AM gjjones
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* HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement: Due to the copyright infringements made by Kenji Yamamoto's compositions (as noted below), the show's soundtrack has since been replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's compositions from the original ''DBZ''. However, [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27787 a fan project]] is restoring the Yamamoto soundtrack into the English dub.

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* HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement: Due to the copyright infringements made by Kenji Yamamoto's compositions (as noted below), in the YMMV tab), the show's soundtrack has since been replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's compositions from the original ''DBZ''. However, [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27787 a fan project]] is restoring the Yamamoto soundtrack into the English dub.
2nd Jul '16 4:12:11 PM Scsigs
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* InconsistentDub: In addition to what's mentioned in the "Bowlderize" section above, on the American home releases, some terminologies can change in between mentionings. Mostly with attack names. They either keep their original Japanese names, Piccolo's "Makankōsappō" & Krillin's "Kienzan", or they suddenly switch back to their original dub names, "Special Beam Cannon" & "Distructo Disk" respectively for those examples. This doesn't happen often, since they just recorded the bowlderizations for the TV airings & corrected them for the home releases, but a few slipped by with no one noticing in the editing room. Granted, you'd probably only really notice these if you binged the show, but it's still jarring. Not to mention Goku saying his full name "Son Goku" in the English dub here when it's been nowhere before, but then in Battle of Gods' dub, he says "Sir Goku" instead when introducing himself to Beerus, even though that dub had this show's level of quality dubbing.
2nd Jul '16 5:26:32 AM PF
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Toei recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe.[[note]]This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes.[[/note]]

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Toei Animation recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe.[[note]]This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes.[[/note]]



* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Deliberately invoked by Toei Animation when they created ''The Final Chapters'' for an international audience with "Fight it Out!!" and "Never give up!!!" as the opening and ending theme, which they replaced with "Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go" and a series of ending themes for the Japanese broadcast version. Curiously, they didn't bother to replace "Fight it Out" from the background score, so the title card and eyecatch music in the Japanese version is an arrangement of ''a song it doesn't use''.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Deliberately invoked by Toei Animation when they created ''The Final Chapters'' for an international audience with "Fight it Out!!" and "Never give up!!!" as the opening and ending theme, which they replaced with "Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go" and a series of ending themes for the Japanese broadcast version. Curiously, they didn't bother to replace "Fight it Out" from the background score, so the title card and eyecatch music in the Japanese version is an arrangement of ''a song it doesn't use''.
2nd Jul '16 5:23:11 AM PF
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** Japanese broadcast[[note]](These are present in the "uncut" version, and are mainly present due to Japanese censorship laws having become more strict in the past 20 years.)[[/note]]

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** Japanese broadcast[[note]](These broadcast:[[note]]These are present in the "uncut" version, and are mainly present due to Japanese censorship laws having become more strict in the past 20 years.)[[/note]][[/note]]



** Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}}

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** Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}}Creator/TheCW4Kids[=/=]Creator/{{Toonzai}}[=/=]Creator/{{Vortexx}}:
2nd Jul '16 5:21:22 AM PF
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Toei recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes).

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Toei recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This [[note]]This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes).
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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by [[Creator/{{Funimation}} FUNimation]].

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The vast majority of the original Japanese and English voice actors reprised their roles; Creator/MasakoNozawa returns as Goku's Japanese voice, while Creator/SeanSchemmel returned for the English dub. Creator/ChristopherSabat also directed the English dub by [[Creator/{{Funimation}} FUNimation]].
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2nd Jul '16 5:06:38 AM MarcoPolo250
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Toei recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes). Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled "The Final Chapters") is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes.[[note]]The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete -- including a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release -- so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.[[/note]] It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.

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Toei recycled animation from ''Dragon Ball Z'' itself, but it also updated the coloring and converted the recut footage to HD. ''Kai'' turns down the amount (and frequency) of [[InactionSequence talk breaks]] and features next-to-no {{filler}} or {{padding}} (except for any that Toei couldn't remove from the ''Dragon Ball Z'' animation). The end result of these changes? A sleeker, faster, more action-packed show than the original series. The original ''Dragon Ball Z'' has 194 episodes from its beginning through the end of the Cell Arc; ''Kai'' has only 98 episodes for that same timeframe. (This gives us a ratio of roughly 1 ''Kai'' episode for every 2 ''Dragon Ball Z'' episodes).

Toei announced in 2012 that it would [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-11-06/dragon-ball-z-kai-japanese-cast-records-new-episodes produce the Buu Saga for overseas markets]]; these episodes starting airing in Japan on 6 April 2014. However, the final arc is going to make things difficult to compute out. While the international version (subtitled "The Final Chapters") is set to be 69 episodes (down from 92, for a 25% reduction in length), the Japanese broadcast version was cut down even further to 61 episodes.[[note]]The Japanese broadcast version was created after the version for international distribution was already complete -- including a Japanese track for the eventual DVD release -- so technically two ''Japanese'' versions of this arc exist as well.[[/note]] It's unclear what the Japanese home release for the Buu arc will look like at this point.
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