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Dragon Ball Z(TV show/series, 1989-1996)

Original title: "ドラゴンボールゼット" (Japanese/JA)
| 26min per episode | Genres: Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure

Scripted Reality in 9 seasons with 291 episodes

Dragon Ball ZRating: 4.1/5 (with 1,660 votes) 39
Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Part of the Dragon Ball media franchise, it is the sequel to the 1986 Dragon Ball anime series and adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama, which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1988 to 1995. The series aired in Japan on Fuji TV from April 1989 to January 1996 and was later dubbed for broadcast in at least 81 countries worldwide. Dragon Ball Z continues the adventures of Son Goku in his adult life as he and his companions defend the Earth against villains including aliens (Vegeta, Frieza), androids (Cell), and magical creatures (Majin Buu). At the same time, the story parallels the life of his son, Gohan, as well as the development of his rivals, Piccolo and Vegeta. Due to the success of the anime in the United States, the manga chapters making up its story were initially released by Viz Media under the Dragon Ball Z title. The anime's popularity has also spawned numerous media and merchandise that has come to represent the majority of content within the Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Z remains a cultural icon through numerous adaptations and re-releases, including a remastered broadcast titled Dragon Ball Z Kai. Dragon Ball Z has since ... ()
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About Dragon Ball Z

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

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Dragon Ball Z Seasons and Episodes

02/01/1995Fusion, Kid Buu and Peaceful World Sagas - 38 episodes
The ninth and final season of the Dragon Ball Z anime series contains the Fusion, Kid Buu and Peaceful World arcs, which comprises Part 3 of the Buu Saga. It originally ran from February 1995 to January 1996 in Japan on Fuji Television. The first English airing of the series was on Cartoon Network where Funimation Entertainment's dub of the series ran from October 2002 to April 2003. The episodes also aired in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. Funimation released the season in a box set on May 19, 2009 and announced that they would be re-releasing Dragon Ball Z in a new seven volume set called the "Dragon Boxes". Based on the original series masters with frame-by-frame restoration, the first set was released on November 10, 2009. ()
Majin Buu's rampage continues, and the only hope of defeating this terrifying foe is the Fusion Technique. For this desperate plan to succeed, two fierce rivals, Goku and Vegeta, must combine their powers in a heroic attempt to stop Majin Buu once and for all!
#1 | 02/01/1995The Evil of Men
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Mr. Satan inspires Majin Buu to give up his evil ways, it seems the professional pretender has really saved the world! But when a deranged madman suddenly spoils Buu’s good mood, the pink terror goes on another rampage!
#2 | 02/08/1995Buu Against Buu
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)
The Battle of the Buus begins as Majin Buu fights his evil counterpart! The good Buu gets a taste of his own medicine when he’s turned into chocolate! Evil Buu gobbles him up, and a horrible transformation takes place! Who is this radical new Buu?
#3 | 02/15/1995Empty Planet
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)
When the new and improved Majin Buu makes a surprise visit to the Lookout to challenge Gotenks, every second becomes a test of survival! And where are Trunks and Goten during the chaos that erupts?... Sound asleep, of course!
#4 | 02/22/1995Time Struggle
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Before he can unleash his fury on the remaining Z-Fighters, Majin Buu is coaxed into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Inside, Trunks and Goten are training diligently, but will they have enough time to perfect their new moves before Majin Buu arrives?
#5 | 03/01/1995Super Moves of Gotenks
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)
The long awaited rematch between Majin Buu and Gotenks begins! But when Gotenks’ fighting techniques come up short, he is forced to improvise - resulting in some of the craziest attack moves ever!
#6 | 03/08/1995Trapped in Forever
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)
The battle between Gotenks and Majin Buu rages on inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. On the outside, family and friends wait anxiously for Gotenks and Piccolo to reappear. Can they successfully defeat Majin Buu and make it out alive?
#7 | 03/15/1995Feeding Frenzy
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)
Powered by his insatiable hunger, Majin Buu escapes the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, leaving Piccolo and Gotenks trapped inside. Krillin and the gang are forced to fight the monster on their own. Will Buu finally make a meal out of the good guys?
#8 | 03/22/1995Gotenks Is Awesome!
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks continues his fight with Majin Buu, and the Lookout is caught in the crossfire! As Gotenks turns up the power, so does Majin Buu - and by the time it’s over, one of them will be in way over his head!
#9 | 04/26/1995Unlucky Break
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Gohan continues his training on the World of the Kais. Meanwhile, Gotenks briefly takes the upper hand in the battle with Majin Buu before his techniques begin to fall apart. Will Gohan be ready in time to step in and finish the fight?
#10 | 05/03/1995A Whole New Gohan
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Gotenks’ fusion unravels, it appears the end has finally come for Goten and Trunks. But just as things seem their worst, Gohan descends on the scene with his newly awakened powers! Finally, the tables are turning on Majin Buu!
#11 | 05/17/1995Search for Survivors
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
After being dominated on the battlefield, Majin Buu blows himself up in a desperate attempt to destroy Gohan! But is this just a ploy? Gohan seems to think so! Is Majin Buu plotting an ambush or simply trying to buy a little time?
#12 | 05/24/1995Majin-Buu Transforms
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Majin Buu reappears, ready for battle, but rather than continue his fight against Gohan, Buu stages a clever deception to absorb Gotenks and Piccolo. With the wisdom of Piccolo and the power of Super Saiyan Gotenks, Buu transforms into “Super Buu!”
#13 | 05/31/1995The Old Kai's Weapon
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
After absorbing Piccolo and Gotenks, Majin Buu’s powers have increased exponentially! Armed with some new tricks, Majin Buu is poised for global destruction. Now that Gohan is alone and weakening, is there anyone who can stop the monster?
#14 | 06/07/1995Ready to Fuse?
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Goku watches helplessly from Other World as Majin Buu sets his sights on Gohan. Luckily the Old Kai reveals a secret source of power that could save the day. Is Goku ready to bond with his son and put an end to Majin Buu’s reign of terror?
#15 | 06/28/1995Union of Rivals
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
After Majin Buu absorbs Gohan, Goku’s plan to join forces with his son is ruined. But an unlikely ally arrives on the scene—Vegeta! Will the Saiyan Prince put aside his differences and agree to merge with Goku?
#16 | 07/05/1995Meet Vegito
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
The bodies of Goku and Vegeta join to form a new Saiyan warrior. The monster Majin Buu is impressed by the strength of his new opponent, but refuses to take him seriously. Will Majin Buu’s arrogance be his undoing?
#17 | 07/12/1995Rip in the Universe
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
The newly-formed Saiyan warrior Super Vegito matches Majin Buu punch for punch. But the monster’s new opponent stirs up an uncontrollable anger within the very heart of the beast. Will Majin Buu’s frenzy mean the end of planet Earth?
#18 | 07/19/1995Vegito... Downsized
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
The battle rages on between Vegito and Majin Buu! The Super Saiyan Combo seems to have the fight well in hand. But is Vegito tempting fate by toying with Buu? What terrible tricks does the wily, pink monster still have up his sleeve?
#19 | 07/26/1995The Incredible Fighting Candy
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Having been reduced to a coffee-flavored candy, it seems nothing can stop Vegito from being consumed by the evil Majin Buu. But when the gumdrop fights back, Buu realizes that the battle is far from over!
#20 | 08/02/1995The Innards of Buu
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Majin Buu absorbs Vegito, the fused Saiyan separates into Goku and Vegeta once again. Deep within the villain, they reveal their plan to rescue Gohan and the others. Can the duo survive the digestive process and carry out their mission?
#21 | 08/09/1995Mind Trap
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Dangers abound as Goku and Vegeta continue their search for Gohan and inside of Majin Buu’s body! After meeting some disgusting bedfellows, they finally find what they’re looking for as they enter Majin Buu’s head!
#22 | 08/16/1995Deadly Vision
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Goku and Vegeta reunite the others only to be attacked by Majin Buu! The showdown proves that fighting Buu inside his own head is a mind-bending experience. Can Goku and Vegeta survive in this twisted house of horrors where all is Buu?
#23 | 08/23/1995Evil Kid Buu!
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Super Buu’s body begins to mutate once again, Goku and Vegeta have to get out fast! But what awaits them should they manage to escape? What will the insidious Buu turn into next?
#24 | 09/06/1995End of Earth
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
After the cords of attachment to the roly-poly Buu are cut by Vegeta, Majin Buu should mutate into a much weaker form. But instead he gets even stronger! This baffles everyone but Kibito Kai, who discloses Majin Buu's bizarre history!
#25 | 09/13/1995True Saiyans Fight Alone
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
With Earth erased from existence, Majin Buu begins his search for Goku and Vegeta, leaving entire worlds destroyed in his wake. But when Buu's hunt leads him to the World of the Kais, Goku and Vegeta draw the line!
#26 | 09/20/1995Battle for the Universe Begins
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
With Majin Buu ready for a fight, Kibito Kai is stunned to see Goku and Vegeta playing a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors! Rather than use the Fusion Technique to join their powers, the duo has decided to fight Buu one at a time!
#27 | 10/18/1995Vegeta's Respect
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Super Saiyan 3 Goku collapses from exhaustion, Vegeta enters the fight, but he doesn’t last long! Just as Majin Buu is about to deliver the deathblow, Goku makes a comeback!
#28 | 11/01/1995Minute of Desperation
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Goku's powers are fading, and he must end the battle before it's too late! Enter Vegeta, who begins a furious battle with Buu to buy Goku the time needed to gather energy. Outclassed by his opponent, can the Saiyan Prince survive!?
#29 | 11/08/1995Old Buu Emerges
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Vegeta falls, Mr. Satan steps in to take up the challenge! It appears the wannabe hero has signed his death warrant, but when Buu attempts to attack, the monster is crippled by agony!
#30 | 11/15/1995Earth Reborn
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
As good Majin Buu wages an all-out war against his evil counterpart, Vegeta asks Dende to summon the Dragon on the new Planet Namek. With the good Buu's power dwindling, will Vegeta have enough time to carry out the final phase of his plan?
#31 | 11/22/1995Call to Action
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Goku awaits the arrival of the Earthlings’ collective energy to vitalize the Spirit Bomb, but the energy isn’t coming! Have the people of the Earth turned a deaf ear to Vegeta’s plea for help at this most critical hour?
#32 | 11/29/1995People of Earth Unite
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
The foolish Earthlings ignore Goku, but when Mr. Satan asks for help, the humans have a change of heart. Will their outpouring of energy arrive in time? Goku can only wait and watch as Vegeta crumbles under the might of Majin Buu!
#33 | 12/13/1995Spirit Bomb Triumphant
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
After the good Buu and Mr. Satan free Vegeta, Goku launches the Spirit Bomb! Unfortunately, the weary Saiyan doesn’t have enough power to deliver the blast, and Buu sends it right back at him! Will Goku be destroyed by his own attack?
#34 | 12/20/1995Celebrations with Majin Buu
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
When Goku and his companions return to Earth after defeating Majin Buu, they are welcomed with open arms. But nobody is happy to see the good Buu! Can Mr. Satan’s pink pal manage to fit into society? Or is he destined to become an outcast?
#35 | 01/10/1996He's Always Late
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Goku has his hands full guarding four dragon eggs from the dangers of the wild, but even if he can save the baby dragons, he will soon face an even more dangerous peril: an angry Chi Chi!
#36 | 01/17/1996Granddaughter Pan
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
It’s been ten years since the demise of evil Majin Buu, and Earth is once again at peace. Gohan is a scholar. Trunks and Goten are strong, young teenagers! Vegeta and Bulma have a new daughter! And Goku is a grandfather!
#37 | 01/24/1996Buu's Reincarnation
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
A new World Tournament is set to begin! With help from Majin Buu, Goku rigs the drawing so he faces a mysterious fighter in the first round of the finals! Is this timid, little village boy called Uub really as strong as Goku thinks?
#38 | 01/31/1996Goku's Next Journey
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)
Uub grows stronger as the battle rages, soon becoming the Saiyan’s equal, but before the match is decided, Goku makes a startling revelation! With his plan revealed, Goku and Uub depart the arena, leaving a stunned crowd in their wake.
03/09/1994Babidi and Majin Buu Sagas - 34 episodes
07/28/1993Other World, Great Saiyaman and World Tournament Sagas - 25 episodes
11/25/1992Cell Games Saga - 29 episodes
05/20/1992Imperfect Cell and Perfect Cell Sagas - 26 episodes
09/18/1991Garlic Jr., Trunks and Androids Sagas - 32 episodes
01/30/1991Frieza Saga - 33 episodes
03/14/1990Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas - 35 episodes
04/26/1989Saiyan Saga - 39 episodes
10/17/1990Specials - 10 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Plays in: Dragon World
Based on: "Dragon Ball" (find it on Amazon)
Derivative works/Adaptions: "Dragon Ball Z Kai" (TV show/series, 2009-)
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 30 languages: Arabic (AR), Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Gallegan (GL), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 04/26/1989
Last episode released on: 01/31/1996
Appearing Characters: Son Gokū, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieza, Nappa, Raditz, Trunks, Son Goten, Gotenks, Vegerot, Chiaotzu, Chichi, Master Roshi, Korin, Krillin, Mr. Satan, Tien Shinhan, Oob, Yajirobe, Yamcha, Android 17, Android 18, Bulma, Majin Buu
Voice Actor: Masako Nozawa, Sean Schemmel, Paolo Torrisi
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Dragonball Z"
"Bola de Drac Z"
"Bola de Dragón Z"
"Dragoi Bola Z"
"DragonBall Z"
"Doragon Bōru Zetto"
"ドラゴンボール Z"

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