Dragon Ball Z

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  • TV-PG
  • 1989
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.7  (71,133)

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.

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Seasons
Goku's Next Journey
38. Goku's Next Journey
January 31, 1996
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.
Buu's Reincarnation
37. Buu's Reincarnation
January 24, 1996
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?
Granddaughter Pan
36. Granddaughter Pan
January 17, 1996
It€ôs 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!
He's Always Late
35. He's Always Late
January 10, 1996
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!
Celebrations with Majin Buu
34. Celebrations with Majin Buu
December 20, 1995
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€ôs pink pal manage to fit into society? Or is he destined to become an outcast?
Spirit Bomb Triumphant
33. Spirit Bomb Triumphant
December 13, 1995
After the good Buu and Mr. Satan free Vegeta, Goku launches the Spirit Bomb! Unfortunately, the weary Saiyan doesn€ôt have enough power to deliver the blast, and Buu sends it right back at him! Will Goku be destroyed by his own attack?
People of Earth Unite
32. People of Earth Unite
November 29, 1995
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!
Call to Action
31. Call to Action
November 22, 1995
Goku awaits the arrival of the Earthlings€ô collective energy to vitalize the Spirit Bomb, but the energy isn€ôt coming! Have the people of the Earth turned a deaf ear to Vegeta€ôs plea for help at this most critical hour?
Earth Reborn
30. Earth Reborn
November 15, 1995
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?
Old Buu Emerges
29. Old Buu Emerges
November 8, 1995
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!
Minute of Desperation
28. Minute of Desperation
November 1, 1995
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!?
Vegeta€ôs Respect
27. Vegeta€ôs Respect
October 18, 1995
When Super Saiyan 3 Goku collapses from exhaustion, Vegeta enters the fight, but he doesn€ôt last long! Just as Majin Buu is about to deliver the deathblow, Goku makes a comeback!
Battle for the Universe Begins
26. Battle for the Universe Begins
September 20, 1995
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!
True Saiyans Fight Alone
25. True Saiyans Fight Alone
September 13, 1995
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!
End of Earth
24. End of Earth
September 6, 1995
After the chords 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!
Evil Kid Buu!
23. Evil Kid Buu!
August 23, 1995
When Super Buu€ôs 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 turning into next?
Deadly Vision
22. Deadly Vision
August 16, 1995
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?
Mind Trap
21. Mind Trap
August 9, 1995
Dangers abound as Goku and Vegeta continue their search for Gohan and inside of Majin Buu€ôs body! After meeting some disgusting bedfellows, they finally find what they€ôre looking for as they enter Majin Buu€ôs head!
The Innards of Buu
20. The Innards of Buu
August 2, 1995
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?
The Incredible Fighting Candy
19. The Incredible Fighting Candy
July 26, 1995
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!
Vegito...Downsized
18. Vegito...Downsized
July 19, 1995
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?
Rip in the Universe
17. Rip in the Universe
July 12, 1995
The newly-formed Saiyan warrior Super Vegito matches Majin Buu punch for punch. But the monster€ôs new opponent stirs up an uncontrollable anger within the very heart of the beast. Will Majin Buu€ôs frenzy mean the end of planet Earth?
Meet Vegito
16. Meet Vegito
July 5, 1995
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€ôs arrogance be his undoing?
Union of Rivals
15. Union of Rivals
June 28, 1995
After Majin Buu absorbs Gohan, Goku€ôs 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?
Ready to Fuse?
14. Ready to Fuse?
June 7, 1995
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€ôs reign of terror?
The Old Kai€ôs Weapon
13. The Old Kai€ôs Weapon
May 31, 1995
After absorbing Piccolo and Gotenks, Majin Buu€ôs 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?
Majin-Buu Transforms
12. Majin-Buu Transforms
May 24, 1995
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!
Search for Survivors
11. Search for Survivors
May 17, 1995
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?
A Whole New Gohan
10. A Whole New Gohan
May 3, 1995
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!
Unlucky Break
9. Unlucky Break
April 26, 1995
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?
Gotenks Is Awesome!
8. Gotenks Is Awesome!
March 22, 1995
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€ôs over, one of them will be in way over his head!
Feeding Frenzy
7. Feeding Frenzy
March 15, 1995
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?
Trapped In Forever
6. Trapped In Forever
March 8, 1995
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?
Super Moves of Gotenks
5. Super Moves of Gotenks
March 1, 1995
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!
Time Struggle
4. Time Struggle
February 22, 1995
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?
Empty Planet
3. Empty Planet
February 15, 1995
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!
Buu Against Buu
2. Buu Against Buu
February 8, 1995
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€ôs turned into chocolate! Evil Buu gobbles him up, and a horrible transformation takes place! Who is this radical new Buu?
The Evil of Men
1. The Evil of Men
February 1, 1995
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€ôs good mood, the pink terror goes on another rampage!
Description

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 is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (290 episodes). The series first aired on April 26, 1989.

Where to Watch Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dragon Ball Z on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    April 26, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (71,133)