Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular animation series to come out of Japan. First airing in Japan from April 1989 until January 1996, DBZ has been the longest running anime sequel to the original TV series Dragon Ball.
First airing in the U.S. in September 1996, DBZ was cancelled after two seasons because of lowered ratings, but picked back up in August 1998 on Cartoon Network as a part of the Toonami program block.
The series received much more popularity on Toonami and Funimation continued dubbing and distribution of the series for Cartoon Network. In September 1999 the new dub episodes of the series aired until April 2007 and ended the series.
With a total of 277 episodes aired in the U.S. and 291 aired in Japan, the success of Dragon Ball Z was complete and Funimation now has a complete line of sequels, films and toys on the market.
DBZ is one of the most successful anime television series ever aired and continues to be to this day, even though the quality of animation is not of the highest. This is something of contempt to many anime fans as many remember this throughout their childhoods; however the fact remains that this show was very cheaply made and it shows.
Shifting proportions of characters, still frames for long periods and the propensity towards motion blur and speed lines are just a few of the signs of the cheap animation techniques used. Occasionally the plot grinds to a halt for ridiculous super power charge-ups, long and tedious training sequences and many episodes choked with filler. All of this withstanding, it is still one of the most popular anime television series worldwide.
Dragon Ball Z Full Episode Guide:
Season 9 (0 sources)
Episode 291 - Goku's Next Journey
First Aired: April 06, 2003
Episode 290 - Buu's Reincarnation
First Aired: January 23, 1996
Episode 289 - Granddaughter Pan
First Aired: January 16, 1996
Episode 288 - He's Always Late
First Aired: April 01, 2003
- Episode 287 - Celebrations With Majin Buu
- Episode 286 - Spirit Bomb Triumphant
- Episode 285 - People of Earth Unite
- Episode 284 - Call to Action
- Episode 283 - Earth Reborn
- Episode 282 - Old Buu Emerges
- Episode 281 - Minute of Desperation
- Episode 280 - Vegeta's Respect
- Episode 279 - Battle for the Universe Begins
- Episode 278 - True Saiyans Fight Alone
- Episode 277 - End of Earth
- Episode 276 - Evil Kid Buu!
- Episode 275 - Deadly Vision
- Episode 274 - Mind Trap
- Episode 273 - The Innards of Buu
- Episode 272 - The Incredible Fighting Candy
- Episode 271 - Vegito...Downsized
- Episode 270 - Rip in the Universe
- Episode 269 - Meet Vegito
- Episode 268 - Union of Rivals
- Episode 267 - Ready to Fuse?
- Episode 266 - The Old Kai's Weapon
- Episode 265 - Majin-Buu Transforms
- Episode 264 - Search for Survivors
- Episode 263 - A Whole New Gohan
- Episode 262 - Unlucky Break
- Episode 261 - Gotenks Is Awesome!
- Episode 260 - Feeding Frenzy
- Episode 259 - Trapped in Forever
- Episode 258 - Super Moves of Gotenks
- Episode 257 - Time Struggle
- Episode 256 - Empty Planet
- Episode 255 - Buu Against Buu
- Episode 254 - The Evil of Men
Season 8 (0 sources)
- Episode 253 - I Kill No More
- Episode 252 - Unlikely Friendship
- Episode 251 - Gotenks Is Born
- Episode 250 - Out from the Broken Sword
- Episode 249 - Return to Other World
- Episode 248 - Goku's Time Is Up
- Episode 247 - The Fusion Dance
- Episode 246 - Buu's Mutiny
- Episode 245 - Super Saiyan 3?!
- Episode 244 - Race to Capsule Corp.
- Episode 243 - The Z-Sword
- Episode 242 - Learn to Fuse!
- Episode 241 - Global Announcement
- Episode 240 - Revival
- Episode 239 - Find the Dragon Balls
- Episode 238 - Evil Lives On
- Episode 237 - Final Atonement
- Episode 236 - The Warrior's Decision
- Episode 235 - Meal Time
- Episode 234 - The Terror of Mr. Buu
- Episode 233 - The Losses Begin
- Episode 232 - Buu Is Hatched
- Episode 231 - Magic Ball of Buu
- Episode 230 - The Long Awaited Fight
- Episode 229 - Vegeta's Pride
- Episode 228 - The Dark Prince Returns
- Episode 227 - Heart of a Villain
- Episode 226 - Pay to Win
- Episode 225 - Eighteen Unmasks
- Episode 224 - Battle Supreme
- Episode 223 - Next up, Goku
- Episode 222 - Vegeta Attacks
- Episode 221 - King of the Demons
- Episode 220 - The Wizard's Curse