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''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a SupernaturalMartialArts {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious]] [[DarkerAndEdgier and violent battles]] (and Toriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.

At the start, it's revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan marries a woman named Videl and their daughter, Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

Easily one of, if not ''the'' most popular anime of all time, ''Dragon Ball Z'' has, for better or worse, [[PublicMediumIgnorance come to define just about every anime stereotype in the west]] - [[ScreamingWarrior absurd levels of screaming]], constant SerialEscalation, BeamOWar battles and [[InactionSequence a whole lot of standing around doing nothing]] are all prominent tropes in this series that have practically become synonymous with anime as a whole. (At least, when they're not referencing ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' or {{Hentai}}.)

The anime is also notorious for [[OvertookTheManga running up against the manga at essentially all times]]. This forced Creator/ToeiAnimation to create loads and loads of {{Filler}} in an effort to allow time for the manga to catch up. At best, this allowed for [[BreatherEpisode zany, ridiculous episodes]] like Goku and Piccolo trying to learn how to drive - at worst, it led to some of the most dragged out fights in anime history. The absolute low point being when a supposed five-minute countdown for a planet to explode [[MagicCountdown took over ten episodes]]. (The original ''Dragon Ball'' anime had this problem, too, but any sort of buffer that was present during that series had been fully run dry by the time ''Z'' rolled around.)

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''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a SupernaturalMartialArts {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious]] [[DarkerAndEdgier and violent battles]] (and Toriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', ''Z'' is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.

At the start, it's revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of [[LastOfHisKind the last of the an alien race, race called the Saiyans.Saiyans]]. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan marries a woman named Videl and their daughter, Pan Pan, enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

Easily one of, if not ''the'' most popular anime of all time, ''Dragon Ball Z'' has, for better or worse, [[PublicMediumIgnorance come to define just about every anime stereotype in the west]] - [[ScreamingWarrior absurd levels of screaming]], constant SerialEscalation, BeamOWar battles and [[InactionSequence a whole lot of standing around doing nothing]] are all prominent tropes in this series that have practically become synonymous with anime as a whole. (At whole (at least, when they're not referencing ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' or {{Hentai}}.)

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The anime is also notorious for [[OvertookTheManga running up against the manga at essentially all times]]. This forced Creator/ToeiAnimation to create loads and loads of {{Filler}} in an effort to allow time for the manga to catch up. At best, this allowed for [[BreatherEpisode zany, ridiculous episodes]] like Goku and Piccolo trying to learn how to drive - at worst, it led to some of the most dragged out fights in anime history. The absolute low point being when a supposed five-minute countdown for a planet to explode [[MagicCountdown took over ten episodes]]. (The The original ''Dragon Ball'' anime had this problem, too, but any sort of buffer that was present during that series had been fully run dry by the time ''Z'' rolled around.)
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This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films led to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new series set between the Buu arc and ''Z's'' DistantFinale.

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This sub-series spawned a an [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] NonSerialMovie[=s=] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films led to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new series set between the Buu arc and ''Z's'' DistantFinale.


''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious and violent battles]] (and Toriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.

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''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] SupernaturalMartialArts {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious serious]] [[DarkerAndEdgier and violent battles]] (and Toriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.


At the start, it revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan marries a woman named Videl and their daughter, Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

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At the start, it it's revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan marries a woman named Videl and their daughter, Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.



The anime is also notorious for [[OvertookTheManga running up against the manga at essentially all times]]. This forced Creator/ToeiAnimation to create loads and loads of {{Filler}} in an effort to allow time for the manga to catch up. At best, this allowed for [[BreatherEpisode zany, ridiculous episodes]] like Goku and Piccolo trying to learn how to drive - at worst, it lead to some of the most dragged out fights in anime history. The absolute low point being when a supposed five-minute countdown for a planet to explode [[MagicCountdown took over ten episodes]]. (The original ''Dragon Ball'' anime had this problem, too, but any sort of buffer that was present during that series had been fully run dry by the time ''Z'' rolled around.)

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The anime is also notorious for [[OvertookTheManga running up against the manga at essentially all times]]. This forced Creator/ToeiAnimation to create loads and loads of {{Filler}} in an effort to allow time for the manga to catch up. At best, this allowed for [[BreatherEpisode zany, ridiculous episodes]] like Goku and Piccolo trying to learn how to drive - at worst, it lead led to some of the most dragged out fights in anime history. The absolute low point being when a supposed five-minute countdown for a planet to explode [[MagicCountdown took over ten episodes]]. (The original ''Dragon Ball'' anime had this problem, too, but any sort of buffer that was present during that series had been fully run dry by the time ''Z'' rolled around.)



The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub, which started in 1996. The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the aforementioned {{filler}}.

This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new series set between the Buu arc and ''Z's'' DistantFinale.

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The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub, which started in 1996. The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead led to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the aforementioned {{filler}}.

This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead led to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new series set between the Buu arc and ''Z's'' DistantFinale.


This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new SequelSeries to ''Z'', overwriting ''GT'' from the canon.

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This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new SequelSeries to ''Z'', overwriting ''GT'' from series set between the canon.
Buu arc and ''Z's'' DistantFinale.


(''For the proper reading experience, run the music from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnfX1RmZX8 here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSOjj8Q_9b4 here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4vjJrGeh1c here,]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcV-73d_0YA here]] (or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuFd5a_XLhc here,]] if you're [[DarkerAndEdgier really hardcore]]) while reading this page.'')

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(''For the proper reading experience, run the music from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHnfX1RmZX8 com/watch?v=aFl6ydm7O-w here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSOjj8Q_9b4 here,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4vjJrGeh1c here,]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcV-73d_0YA here]] (or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuFd5a_XLhc here,]] if you're [[DarkerAndEdgier really hardcore]]) while reading this page.'')


''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious and violent battles]] (and Creator/AkiraToriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.

to:

''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of the Creator/AkiraToriyama's ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious and violent battles]] (and Creator/AkiraToriyama Toriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.



The anime is also notorious for [[OvertookTheManga running up against the manga at essentially all times]]. This forced Creator/ToeiAnimation to create loads and loads of {{Filler}} in an effort to allow time for the manga to catch up. At best, this allowed for [[BreatherEpisode zany, ridiculous episodes]] like Goku and Piccolo trying to learn how to drive - at worst, it lead to some of the most dragged out fights in anime history. The absolute low point being when a supposed five-minute countdown for a planet to explode [[MagicCountdown took over ten episodes]]. (The original ''Dragon Ball'' anime had this problem, too, but any sort of buffer that was present during that series had been fully run dry by the time ''Z'' rolled around.)



The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub, which started in 1996. The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the {{filler}}.

to:

The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub, which started in 1996. The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the aforementioned {{filler}}.


At the start, it revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan is married and his own daughter Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

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At the start, it revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan is married marries a woman named Videl and his own daughter their daughter, Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.
tournament.

Easily one of, if not ''the'' most popular anime of all time, ''Dragon Ball Z'' has, for better or worse, [[PublicMediumIgnorance come to define just about every anime stereotype in the west]] - [[ScreamingWarrior absurd levels of screaming]], constant SerialEscalation, BeamOWar battles and [[InactionSequence a whole lot of standing around doing nothing]] are all prominent tropes in this series that have practically become synonymous with anime as a whole. (At least, when they're not referencing ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' or {{Hentai}}.)


''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious and violent battles]] (and Creator/AkiraToriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Dragon Ball Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.

to:

''Dragon Ball Z'' is the anime adaptation of the last two-thirds of the ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga. While the manga kept its original name throughout its run in Japan, the anime's title [[LetteredSequel was changed]] from ''Dragon Ball'' to ''Dragon Ball Z'' in 1989, and the focus had changed from a [[SupernaturalMartialArts Martial Arts]] {{Comedy}} series (inspired by ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'') to [[CerebusSyndrome more serious and violent battles]] (and Creator/AkiraToriyama [[WordOfGod thought it would be ending soon]]). As such, ''Dragon Ball Z'', ''Z'', is often used to refer both to the anime and this portion of the manga.


%%"Cha-La Head-Cha-La", "We Gotta Power", "Rock The Dragon", "Dragon Ball Z Theme (Android Saga)", and the "English 'uncut' Dragon Ball Z Theme" (Toonami; Saiyan Saga)

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%%"Cha-La Head-Cha-La", "We Gotta Power", "Rock The the Dragon", "Dragon Ball Z Theme (Android Saga)", and the "English 'uncut' Dragon Ball Z Theme" (Toonami; Saiyan Saga)



The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub in the mid 90's, covering up to the middle of the Frieza Saga (albeit heavily {{macekre}}d) before being canceled. It was later picked up by Creator/CartoonNetwork and proved a ''major'' hit, invigorating [[GatewaySeries the Anime boon of the early 2000's]]. It was eventually {{uncanceled}} and the complete series fully dubbed (repeatedly, in fact, as the studio would go back and give a more faithful translation of the original run). The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the {{filler}}.

This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new SequelSeries to ''Dragon Ball Z'', overwriting ''Dragonball GT'' from the canon.

Now has a [[Recap/DragonballZ Recap Page]], please contribute.

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The series was bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub dub, which started in the mid 90's, covering up to the middle of the Frieza Saga (albeit heavily {{macekre}}d) before being canceled. It was later picked up by Creator/CartoonNetwork and proved a ''major'' hit, invigorating [[GatewaySeries the Anime boon of the early 2000's]]. It was eventually {{uncanceled}} and the complete series fully dubbed (repeatedly, in fact, as the studio would go back and give a more faithful translation of the original run).1996. The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the {{filler}}.

This sub-series spawned a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' for a time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel, and the wild success of both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new SequelSeries to ''Dragon Ball Z'', ''Z'', overwriting ''Dragonball GT'' ''GT'' from the canon.

Now has a [[Recap/DragonballZ Recap Page]], please contribute.
canon.


Followed by the controversial ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. There was also a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' that existed for a while. A filler-free recut, ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', premiered in 2009. This sub-series has also spanned fifteen movies and two special episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]], but the fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', is considered canonical to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. A direct sequel to ''Battle of Gods'' was announced- ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', which involves Frieza's troops finding the Dragon Balls and reviving him.

Then, 18 years after the conclusion of ''Dragon Ball GT'', Toei Animation announced ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new sequel to ''Dragon Ball Z'', set after the Majin Buu Arc starting in July 2015 on Fuji Television. This series first adapts the events of the two manga-canonical films before getting into its own new story, and is likewise considered canonical to the manga.

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Followed by ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', which was an original story not based on the controversial ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. There manga and had minimal involvement from Toriyama, which facilitated a lukewarm response.

The series
was also bought by Creator/{{Funimation}} for an English dub in the mid 90's, covering up to the middle of the Frieza Saga (albeit heavily {{macekre}}d) before being canceled. It was later picked up by Creator/CartoonNetwork and proved a ''major'' hit, invigorating [[GatewaySeries the Anime boon of the early 2000's]]. It was eventually {{uncanceled}} and the complete series fully dubbed (repeatedly, in fact, as the studio would go back and give a more faithful translation of the original run). The enduring popularity of the series eventually lead to ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' in 2009, a more streamlined edit that removed most of the {{filler}}.

This sub-series spawned
a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMORPG]] continuation known as ''VideoGame/DragonBallOnline'' that existed for a while. A filler-free recut, ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', premiered in 2009. This sub-series has time, but also spanned fifteen theatrical movies and two special tv episodes. The first thirteen movies are [[NonSerialMovie non-serial movies]], but movies]] that primarily reflected the concurrent story of the show. The fourteenth movie, ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', made ''years'' later under the direct involvement of Toriyama, is considered a canonical continuation to the manga and set some time after the Buu Saga. A ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'' was a direct sequel to ''Battle of Gods'' was announced- ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', which involves Frieza's troops finding sequel, and the Dragon Balls and reviving him.

Then, 18 years after the conclusion
wild success of ''Dragon Ball GT'', Toei Animation announced both films lead to ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new sequel SequelSeries to ''Dragon Ball Z'', set after overwriting ''Dragonball GT'' from the Majin Buu Arc starting in July 2015 on Fuji Television. This series first adapts the events of the two manga-canonical films before getting into its own new story, and is likewise considered canonical to the manga.
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At the start, it revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]]'', and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan is married and his own daughter Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.

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At the start, it revealed that Goku was not simply a boy with a tail but one of the last of the alien race, the Saiyans. He was sent into space shortly before the Saiyan planet was destroyed (with shades of ''Anime/GoldenBat'', ''[[https://web.archive.org/web/20130627154545/http://www.animevice.com:80/prince-of-gamma/18-31482/ Prince of Gamma]]'', Gamma,]]'' and ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''). Goku and his friends, reinforced by former enemies (a recurring theme) had to fight [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil progressively more powerful]] villains. Although Goku and his martial arts skills (which let him and his friends fly, throw energy blasts and read minds) dominated the battles, the story focused more on Goku's son Gohan as he grew up. Running seven years and nearly 300 episodes, the series can be broken down into the four primary {{big bad}}s of the series: Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Both ''Dragon Ball'' the manga and ''Dragon Ball Z'' the anime came to a triumphant conclusion after Gohan is married and his own daughter Pan enters the "Strongest Under the Heavens" tournament.


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[[caption-width-right:350: [[GratuitousEnglish We gotta power!]] [[TitleDrop Dragon Ball Z!]]]]Cha-la Head Cha-La!]]


Then, 18 years after the conclusion of ''Dragon Ball GT'', Toei Animation announced ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new sequel to ''Dragon Ball Z'', set after the Majin Buu Arc starting in July on Fuji Television. This series first adapts the events of the two manga-canonical films before getting into its own new story, and is likewise considered canonical to the manga.

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Then, 18 years after the conclusion of ''Dragon Ball GT'', Toei Animation announced ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', a whole new sequel to ''Dragon Ball Z'', set after the Majin Buu Arc starting in July 2015 on Fuji Television. This series first adapts the events of the two manga-canonical films before getting into its own new story, and is likewise considered canonical to the manga.

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