Awesome / Dragon Ball Kai

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  • As mundane as it may seem, for many English fans, finally being able to hear Goku's surname in the dub certainly qualifies as a CMOA, especially given the context. And for bonus points, Sean Schemmel was the one who lobbied for it to happen in the first place.
    I AM THE SUPER SAIYAN, SON GOKU!!!.
  • The Ginyu Force's entrance.
    Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules!
  • Just after his SSJ3 fight against Majin Buu, Goku gives this parting line to Babidi:
    Oh, and Babidi? When you get to Hell - and you will sooner or later - King Yemma will make you suffer."

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  • The dub, in general, being more accurate to the original Japanese with better voice acting to boot. It's vindicated Funimation further as a competent dubbing company, including the (explosive) usage of Son Goku's surname for the first time, and gave fans who don't care for Z's dub a great one to watch.
  • The original Dragon Ball Z was a well-loved icon on Cartoon Network's Toonami block, with the Ocean dub managing to find its ground on the block after a failed syndication run, bringing in some of the highest ratings the network has ever seen, and convincing Funimation to continue the english dub in-house. Fast forward to 2014, a couple years after Toonami was officially revived as a Saturday night block on [adult swim], and the production crew has confirmed that, following in the footsteps of the original, Dragon Ball Z Kai would officially be airing in Fall.
  • On August 8, 2015, the airing of Kai on Toonami pulled down over 2 million viewers. It became the first show in the history of the relaunched block to do that!
  • The fact that it's been un-canceled.
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