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-->-- OnceAnEpisode [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope disclaimer.]][[note]](Usually, but not always) read by someone who [[TonightSomeoneDies dies]] in that episode[[/note]]

''[[http://teamfourstar.com/series/dragonball-z-abridged/ Dragon Ball Z Abridged]]'' is an [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' created by Creator/TeamFourStar, beginning production in 2008. The series quickly set itself apart from others of its kind for featuring a SuperGroup of Abridged Series [[AllStarCast content creators]], and is far and away one of the most popular on the internet.

Compared to most of its abridged brethren, ''DBZA'' is notable for having very character-driven, CallBack heavy humor, making a genuine effort at faithfully adapting ''Dragon Ball Z'''s plot, and containing almost no [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]]. (Well, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness after the first season, anyway.]]) That said, it does still have plenty of LampshadeHanging and in-jokes relating to the franchise as a whole, and some of the jokes in question are obscure enough that they would probably go over the head of even the most die-hard ''Dragon Ball'' fans. Essentially, ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged'' is what would happen if you put ''Dragon Ball Z'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' in a blender.

The series is also notable for its voice acting, which some have compared favorably to the official dub. Notably, Creator/ChrisAyres praised Creator/LittleKuriboh's performance as Freeza, and several members of Team Four Star were hired to do voice work in the ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse'' series.

The first two seasons, covering the Saiyan Saga and the Namek/Freeza Saga respectively, have been completed, along with several specials and a majority of the movies. The third season -- covering the Android/Cell Saga -- is nearly complete with a three-part finale in development. While a fourth season covering the Buu Saga is in the planning stages, [=KaiserNeko=] has also hinted at the possibility that DBZA may have to end at the Cell Saga, due to Creator/ToeiAnimation being very [[ScrewedByTheLawyers copyright-strike happy]] on their Creator/{{YouTube}} channel. The series is currently on hiatus due to a number of external factors, but Team Four Star is compensating fans with additional content elsewhere.

The series has [[Recap/DragonBallZAbridged a recap page]], currently under construction. For a similar concept executed differently, see ''FanFic/AlternateRealityDBZ''.

''This list includes tropes from videos of two ''Dragon Ball'' movies made with most of [=TeamFourStar's=] cast, but pre-dating [=TeamFourStar=], for convenience's sake.''

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* DBZAbridged/TropesAToC
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