Dragon Ball Z Kai

Dragon Ball Kai

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Five years after the events of Dragon Ball, martial arts expert Gokuu is now a grown man married to his wife Chi-Chi, with a four-year old son named Gohan. While attending a reunion on Turtle Island with his old friends Master Roshi, Krillin, Bulma and others, the festivities are interrupted when a humanoid alien named Raditz not only reveals the truth behind Gokuu's past, but kidnaps Gohan as well. With Raditz displaying power beyond anything Gokuu has seen before, he is forced to team up with his old nemesis, Piccolo, in order to rescue his son. But when Gokuu and Piccolo reveal the secret of the seven mystical wish-granting Dragon Balls to Raditz, he informs the duo that there is more of his race, the Saiyans, and they won’t pass up an opportunity to seize the power of the Dragon Balls for themselves. These events begin the saga of Dragon Ball Kai, a story that finds Gokuu and his friends and family constantly defending the galaxy from increasingly more powerful threats. Bizarre, comical, heartwarming and threatening characters come together in a series of battles that push the powers and abilities of Gokuu and his friends beyond anything they have ever experienced.

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English: Dragon Ball Z Kai
Japanese: ドラゴンボール改
Type: TV
Episodes: 97
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Mar 27, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p, 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Justin Cook – Producer, Theme Song Performance
Masato Jouno – Producer
Kyotaro Kimura – Producer
Christopher Sabat – Producer, ADR Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Dragon Soul” by Tanimoto Takeyoshi
ED1: “Yeah! Break! Care! Break!” by Tanimoto Takayoshi (eps 1-54)
ED2: “Kokoro no Hane (心の羽根)” by AKB48 (eps 55-97)

Episode List

01: Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son Goku 
02: The Enemy is Goku’s Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors
03: A Life-or-Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo’s Ferocious Suicide Attack 
04: Run in the Afterlife, Son Goku! The One Million Snake Way! 
05: Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan
06: The End of the Line is Reached! Playful Trials of Kaiosama
07: The Battle With 10-Times Gravity! Goku, Your Training is a Race 
08: Come Forth, Shenlong! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth 
09: Yamucha’s Struggle! The Terrible Saibaimen 
10: Sit Tight, Chaozu! The Screaming Kikoho of Tenshinhan 
11: Will Son Goku Be in Time?! 3 Hours Until the Battle Resumes 
12: Tears Shed by Piccolo… Son Goku’s Furious Counterattack! 
13: This is the Kaioken! The Critical Battle of Goku vs. Vegeta 
14: The Impact of the Kamehameha! Vegeta’s Tenacious Transformation 
15: Goku in Absolute Peril! Entrust Your Wishes to the Genki Dama 
16: The Invincible Vegeta Defeated! Son Gohan Summons a Miracle 
17: Dawn of the Fierce Battle… The Star of Hope Is Piccolo’s Homeland
18: The Spaceship that Sleeps in Yunzabit! Blast Off for Planet Namek
19: A Formidable New Enemy! Emperor of the Universe, Freeza
20: Rebellion Against Freeza! Vegeta, Burning with Ambition 
21: Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekian Offensive 
22: Dodoria in Terrifying Hot Pursuit! Vegeta Learns the Truth 
23: Vegeta’s Secret Plan! Tragic Attack Upon the Namekians 
24: Resurrected Companions! The Beauty Soldier Zarbon’s Demon Transformation 
25: Kuririn’s Power-Up! The Foreboding Squirming of Freeza 
26: The Conspiracy Completely Shatters! Vegeta’s Counterattack vs. Zarbon
27: A Hair-Trigger Pinch! Gohan, Protect the Four Star Ball 
28: The Super Decisive Battle Draws Near! The Ginyu Special-Squad Has Arrived! 
29: The Special-Squad’s Frontline Man! Break Gurudo’s Spell 
30: The Hellish Recoome! Keep Me Entertained, Vegeta-chan 
31: Son Goku Finally Arrives! Knock the Ginyu Special-Squad Around 
32: Star Performer Entry!? Commander Ginyu vs. Son Goku 
33: Son Goku at Full Power! There’s a Secret Plan in the Shaking Ginyu!? 
34: Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku!?
35: A Great Turnabout for Goku?! Super Shenlong, Come Out Right Now! 
36: An Enraged Freeza Approaches! Porunga… Please Grant Our Wish! 
37: A Tormenting Super Transformation! Freeza’s One Million Fighting Power 
38: Freeza Bares His Fangs! Gohan’s Transcendent Power Attacks 
39: The Reborn Piccolo Shows Himself! An Enraged Freeza’s Second Transformation 
40: Freeza’s Final Transformation! The Ultimate Nightmare Begins! 
41: The Moment We’ve Waited For! Son Goku is Revived
42: Defeat Freeza, Son Goku! The Proud Vegeta’s Tears 
43: Son Goku vs. Freeza! The Curtain Opens on the Super Decisive Battle! 
44: A Physical War That Exceeds All Limits! Goku and Freeza and Ginyu, Again?! 
45: It’s a 20-Fold Kaioken! A Kamehameha with Everything on the Line 
46: This Is the Last Trump Card! Goku’s Extra-Large Genki Dama 
47: Awaken Warrior of Legend… Super Saiyan, Son Goku! 
48: The Angry Super Saiyan! Throw Your Hat in the Ring Son Goku! 
49: Exact Vengeance Son Goku! The Countdown to the Planet’s Collapse 
50: Do-or-Die Full Power of Freeza! Shenlong, Heed This Wish 
51: Furious Battle Cry of Goku! Make It in Time… The Resurrection Wish! 
52: Two Remain on a Vanishing Planet! This Is the Final Showdown 
53: The Final Blow, Son Goku… Planet Namek Scatters Throughout Space 
54: Goku Vanishes in Space… Return to Life! Super Warriors 
55: That’s Earth, Papa… Frieza and His Father Strike Back 
56: I’ll Defeat Freeza! Another Super Saiyan 
57: Welcome Back Son Goku! The Confession of the Mysterious Young Boy Trunks 
58: New Technique of Goku, Instant Movement! Special Training Staked on 3 Years From Now 
59: The Pair Who Don’t Leave a Trace! The Artificial Humans Appear 
60: Attacked on Both Sides by an Internal Enemy?! Son Goku vs Artificial Human #19 
61: No Chance of Victory Against #19! Super Vegeta Arrives Late 
62: Piccolo’s Assault! The Missing #20 and the Future Gone Askew 
63: Pursue! Doctor Gero… The Search for the Mysterious Laboratory! 
64: #17 and #18, and…! The Artificial Humans Awaken 
65: A Cute Face and Super Power?! #18 vs Vegeta 
66: The Time has Come to Become One Again… Piccolo’s Decision for Ultimate Power! 
67: One More Time Machine?! Bulma Unveils a Mystery 
68: And So the Monster Makes its Move… Take Off! It’s the Super Namekian! 
69: I am Your Sibling! The Monster with the Ki of Goku 
70: Escape Tactic, Taiyoken! Chase after the Artificial Human Cell 
71: Attack the Elusive Cell! Son Goku, Finally Revived! 
72: Surpass Super Saiyan! Now, Into the Room of Spirit and Time 
73: This is the Power of a Super-Namekian! #17 vs. Piccolo! 
74: Run #17! Piccolo, A Battle for Suicidal Resistance 
75: Unmeasured Power! The Silent Warrior #16, Makes his Move 
76: Tenshinhan’s Do-or-Die Shin Kikoho! Save Your Brother-in-Arms, Son Goku 
77: Super Saiyan Surpassed! The Daring Vegeta Strikes Cell
78: The Surging Resentment of Cell! Kuririn, Destroy #18 
79: And So the Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst… Cell Attacks #18!
80: The Tables Have Turned! Perfect Form Cell, Finally Goes into Action 
81: Full-Power Strike of Vegeta! But the Terror of Cell Grows and Grows 
82: Super Power Awakening! Trunks Surpasses his Father 
83: The Television Has Been Hijacked! A Live Broadcast of the Cell Games Press Conference 
84: Training Completed! Does Goku, have the Composure to Defeat Cell?! 
85: An Interrupted Rest! The Self-Defense Army, Launches a General Offensive Against Cell 
86: A New God! The Dragon Balls are Finally Revived 
87: Satan’s Legion Runs Wild! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games 
88: Decisive Battle! Cell vs Son Goku 
89: A Battle of the Highest Level! Defeat Cell, Son Goku 
90: Conclusion to the Death Match! Time for Goku’s Decision
91: Get Angry Gohan! Release Your Dormant Power
92: The Tears that Disappeared into the Sky! The Angry Super Awakening of Gohan
93: Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan, Pulverizes the Cell Juniors 
94: The Perfect Form Breaks Down! Explosion, the Super Iron Fist of Rage 
95: Bye-Bye Everyone! This is the Only Way to Save the Earth 
96: Combine Our Power! The Mightiest Final Kamehameha 
97: Farewell with a Smile! Heading for New Days… 



Dragon Ball Z, now with 45% less time powering up.


Dragon Ball Z without the production difficulties, American soundtrack and filler. The ideal TV version of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball.


Kai is the best way to experience the show and while definelty dated, still holds up and better than most shounen nowadays. First anime


It really is the best way to watch DBZ now, just don’t watch it on Nicktoons like I did…


Better than Z. Less redundant crap


I choose to watch this instead of the longer original. I can’t speak for Dragon Ball Z, but this felt really easy to watch and enjoy.


Read the Dragon Ball manga instead, but since both are exactly the same, I’m going to update this series as finished. 9/10


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