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  • Starring: Sean Schemmel, Sonny Strait, Ryo Horikawa
  • Summary: The Earth's Greatest Warriors are back in Dragon Ball Kai, an HD Remaster and Recut to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of author Akira Toriyama's hit anime Dragon Ball Z. Using Dragon Ball Z's footage, the series has been remade in high definition and recut, removing most traces of fillerThe Earth's Greatest Warriors are back in Dragon Ball Kai, an HD Remaster and Recut to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of author Akira Toriyama's hit anime Dragon Ball Z. Using Dragon Ball Z's footage, the series has been remade in high definition and recut, removing most traces of filler for the sake of a faster pacing, sticking closer to the original manga work.

    Taking place five years after the events of the original Dragon Ball series, Kai covers the later stories of Son Goku, Earth's Greatest Warrior. Having finally settled down and made a family of his own, Goku seems to be adjusting well to the times of peace. However, the peace is short-lived as an intergalactic visitor claiming to be Goku's brother makes a crash landing to the planet. With the fate of entire galaxies at hand, Goku and the rest of the warriors must reunite, confronting progressively stronger foes in the continuous fight between good and evil.

    Opening Theme:
    "Dragon Soul" by Kenji Yamamoto (episodes 1-current)

    Opening Theme:
    "Yeah! Break! Care Break!" by Kenji Yamamoto (episodes 1-current)
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  • Genre(s): Animation, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Kids
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  1. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    I love Dragon Ball Kai. No fillers just the show you love. Ever since I was a kid I watched dragon ball, and dragon ball Z and the rest ofI love Dragon Ball Kai. No fillers just the show you love. Ever since I was a kid I watched dragon ball, and dragon ball Z and the rest of the shows. But I will say dragon ball kai has one of the best title song i love the song and the show check it out. Expand
  2. Jan 19, 2014
    9
    Dragon Ball Z Kai (or Dragon Ball Kai in japan) is basically Dragon Ball Z Akira Toriyama Edition. It has been re-edited to follow theDragon Ball Z Kai (or Dragon Ball Kai in japan) is basically Dragon Ball Z Akira Toriyama Edition. It has been re-edited to follow the original manga, that means it removes almost all the filler that was in the original Dragon Ball Z. Which I appreciate, as most of the filler in the original was not fun to sit through.

    In terms of animation it is exactly the same as the original Dragon Ball Z, (with the opening and endings being a exception), But they do fix small things that were done incorrectly in the original, for example they recolor Vegeta in his first appearance, changing his hair from brown to black. They also occasionally add in some new animation. Which blend in with the original animation very well.

    The soundtrack is great, the new intro and ending themes are great and the tracks that play during the episodes can be very catchy. Voice acting in English and Japanese is fantastic. And I am happy that Funimation did not go out of there way to replace the original soundtrack, because I can't stand the Bruce Faulconer soundtrack from DBZ.

    Overall a fantastic way to get into Dragon Ball Z without the terrible filler getting in the way of you're enjoyment. I think this is honestly the best way to watch the original Dragon Ball Z anime.

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    9/10
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