Awesome / Dragon Ball Kai


  • 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.
  • The Ginyu Force's entrance.
    Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules! Ginyu Force Rules!
  • In the Junior matches of the 25th Tournament, Bulma gives the snobby parent verbal taunting like she's reverted back to her sixteen-year-old self. But when the snobby parent finally loses it after Goten knocks her second son out, it's Chi-Chi who punches her out and says "Looks like I still got it, huh?". It's an awesome call back to when she made it to the final rounds of the 23rd Tournament way back in the original Dragon Ball.
  • Just after his SSJ3 fight against Majin Buu, Goku gives this parting line to Babidi:
    Oh, and by the way, Babidi? When you get to Hell - which believe me is gonna be sooner than you think - King Yemma will make you suffer."


  • 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.