Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z
Voice Directors: Christopher Sabat, Mike McFarland, Sarah-Anne Dafoe, Tyler Walker, Chris Cason (Temporary), Chuck Huber (Temporary), Justin Pate (Temporary), Kent Williams (Temporary), Zach Bolton (Temporary)

US Premiere: Sep 13, 1996
US Conclusion: Apr 07, 2003
US Home Media: Apr 13, 1999
Japan Premiere: Apr 26, 1989
Japan Conclusion: Jan 31, 1996

Seasons: 9
Episodes: 291

Animation Studio: Toei Animation

Popularity: 9th All Time, 55th This Week

Franchise: Dragon Ball
Characters on BTVA: 195
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said at 3:14 AM on Sun Jan 28 2018
 1 Shout Out!
I know alot of people have made similar comments before me but I just want to give a shot.

Honestly I think u can best enjoy the Z dub if u have a craving for 90s nostalgia but otherwise. I recommend Kai for the best experience.

The Funimation dub started really awful, their original dub of the Freeza saga is infact one of the worst dubbed material from them, The actors had no experience not to mention mediocore to horrible impersonations of the ocean actors. Sabat getting overcasted didn`t help much either
The Androids and Buu Saga was a bit better when they gained new actors like Huber,Inman, Robertson etc and when the actors started to go for more originality. However in the end the best dub of all of them is the orange bricks but that`s not saying much still recommend Kai.

I never grew up with the Ocean dub but I do have alot of respect for the OG actors. The Saban dub the actors performed great even though they had a horrible script. The Screams were excellently done too.

Now they got to do the androids saga to end of Z and well that is to Ocean what was the Orginal dub of the Freeza saga to Funimation. the Actors were just not as great as they were because of not only scriptt issues but rushed direction. Dale and Abell are good vas but not the best choices for Cell and Trunks,things really took a worse when Kelamis and Saffron left the project,Kirby and Jillian were not the best replacements for them. Brian and Michael Dobson, Drummond and Mcneil were overcasted too but atleast for better or worse they had the range where u coudn`t recognise them most of the time.

It`s a shame that Ocean Kai has not been released so people can see Ocean`s redemption as shown with the movies they did and Brian`s guest spot on DBS. They could do excellent with a faithfull adaptation but hopefully I get to live in the era when the earth is wiped out and humanity is repopulated that the Ocean Kai dub would finally be released according to Mcneil.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:19 PM on Mon Jan 29 2018
@Abdullab Don't forget that Terry Klassen was also overcast as well. The guy is an awesome voice director and good voice actor, but he really shouldn't have gotten too many roles.
said at 4:41 AM on Tue Jan 30 2018
@8000 Saiyans Yeh that too out of all the vas who were overcasted I believe Terry did a horrible job the most.

But I was never a fan of Terry`s roles on the franchise even Krilllin. With all due respect In my opinion DBZ highlights some of his work work as a va I also beleive that him never getting to do the krillin dies on namek scene was one of the positives of ocean dub not doing the complete frieza saga.
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:59 AM on Thu Nov 2 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
There is good stuff and bad stuff about the English dubs of Dragon Ball Z.

The first dub was done by the talented Vancouver voice actors who work for the Ocean Group. Even though they had bad dialogue and some awkward performances at times, most of the cast was well chosen. The highlights have to be Peter Kelamis, Scott McNeil and Brian Drummond. The Ocean cast got their chance to shine in the first three movies they dubbed. Those dubs really show that Ocean can do great stuff with Dragon Ball, even though many people refuse to believe in such a thing.

The Funimation dub started awful and most of the voice actors had no experience. Another major issue with the Funimation dub was that Christopher Sabat was cast in too many roles. There are some highlights like Dameon Clarke, Chris Rager and Rick Robertson, but overall, the Funimation dub isn't really much to talk about. Sean Schemmel did start to show some improvements as Goku throughout the dub. Although a lot of people say that Sabat started to get better in the Buu Saga, it was only in Kai that I really started to like him. His gruff voice didn't allow for much emotion. Say what you will about Drummond's voice, but at least he could show a lot of emotion with it.

Ocean came back to do the Android Saga, and let's just say that they were not as good as they were in the Saban and Pioneer dubs. It's said that the problems were inconsistent voice direction and a rushed schedule. Even though they're good voice actors, Dale Wilson and Alistair Abell weren't exactly the best choices for Cell and Future Trunks. Drummond, McNeil, Kirby Morrow and Brad Swaile did try to do their best with what they were given. That being said, the Ocean cast did start to improve by the Fusion Saga.

The best way to watch DBZ is in Japanese IMO. Great voice acting and great soundtrack by Shunsuke Kikuchi. I far prefer the Kikuchi and Shuki Levy scores to Bruce Faulconer's score. Faulconer's score doesn't really fit DBZ at all. It'd fit another cartoon better.

I know that a lot of people don't like the idea of having Masako Nozawa playing Goku, Gohan, Goten, Bardock and Turles. While I agree that it wasn't necessary for her to play all five roles, she still gives outstanding performances as those characters. Ryo Horikawa, Norio Wakamoto, Ryusei Nakao, Toshio Furukawa, Daisuke Gori, Kozo Shioya and Joji Yanami are also good examples on how great the Japanese cast is.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:59 PM on Wed Sep 13 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
I have a love/hate relationship with the dubs of this show. There's some aspects that are good & some that are just really awful.

Ocean Productions cast was much better due to having years of experience & a good portion of their casting choices work really well. The bad news is that they were screwed by terrible dialogue & a few stilted performances. That being said the first two arcs that they dubbed before they cancelled the dub halfway through the Freeza arc brought out good performances from Brian Drummond, Scott McNeil & Peter Kelamis to name a few examples.

The FUNimation dub, while having the most influence in most English speaking countries(Mainly America) is also the dub I take the most issue with. It has many of the same problems, if not more issues that the Ocean dub did, but the voice acting was not up to scratch. Most of them had no former experience with acting & their first performances were pretty "rough" to say the least. Sabat being overcast in most of the roles was one of the weak points of the dub, they sounded too similar to each other & out of place. Though as everyone knows, the budget wasn't high at all & you didn't need to pay anyone extra for multiple roles back then.

Also, while I can understand the influence it has on people, at the same time it's the biggest drawback, which is the fact that this "flawed" dub is what represents Z to the English speaking market. A shame really.

The FUNimation dub did have some moments that I did enjoy which is mostly the later stuff in the Cell & Buu arcs. And the script adaption did get somewhat better in those arcs.

As it stands now, I'd rather watch Z in Japanese & FUNimation's Kai dub in English.

As for the music. I prefer the Kikuchi score & the Shuki Levy score much more than Faulconer. Faulconer had some alright music for some scenes, but it always came across as tryhard & it alters the tone of the show much more than you would think.

There is one nitpick that I want to get out of the way before I conclude this comment & this is mostly coming from experiences I've had while discussing the FUNimation dub outside of this website. Personally I believe that just because you have a fondness for the Faulconer score, it doesn't mean it should be used as a shield to deflect criticism of the dub. Though that usually depends on the individual & not everyone does this. Though it is a gripe that I've had for several years.

While it's definitely not my preferred dub of the show, or even my preferred version of the show, I can't hate it completely.

Yup that pretty much sums it up.
said at 3:19 PM on Tue Jun 27 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
To be honest, I do think that all the Dragon Ball Z dubs have something charming about that I personally enjoy.

Like certain VAs from their respective dubs for example (Like Brian Drummond and Don Brown from the Ocean dub, Ryūsei Nakao and Daisuke Gori for the JP dub, Dameon Clarke and Linda Young from Funi's dub, etc.) and I do rather love the music as well. Whether it be the original Kikuchi soundtrack, or the Faulconer score, or even Shuki Levy's score. All of them have some pretty lovely tracks that I can most certainly appreciate!

That being said, obviously the English dubs of the show all have their own fair amount of faults as well. Like certain script rewrites and added-in humour for example (from the Saban/Ocean dub and mostly early Funi) and I'll admit. While they had SOME good lines/jokes here and there... they also had a fair amount of dialogue that just didn't work IMO. Plus the fact that the dub music ALWAYS played really wasn't necessary honestly. Though I do understand "why" they took that approach I suppose. And the voice direction for Funimation's Season 3 dub and the "Westwood" dub speaks for itself at times. But even they had their entertaining moments despite that, so I can't bring myself to entirely dislike them haha.

But yeah while my favourite English dub of the series is obviously the Kai dub, for having the most ideal balance with it's scripting and voice direction etc. I do still however, at the end of the day enjoy the others for what they are as well!
said at 6:04 AM on Thu May 18 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
It's thanks to DBZ I came to the realization that screaming makes you stronger. Krillin's in da house!
said at 11:47 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
 13 Shout Outs!
When it comes to Dragonball Z, even though I think none of the dubs are "good" from an objective standpoint, I think the Ocean dub of the first 53 episodes & 3 Movies was a more professional production than the initial FUNimation dub or later AB Groupe/Ocean dub was.

Now the old Saban/Ocean dub still suffered from edits, cuts, script rewrites (the one about Bardock being a "brilliant scientist" being unintentionally hilarious in hindsight, though, and the "other dimension" thing while dumb, is amusing), you name it, but it had a professional voice over cast with experience in the industry & Shuki Levy/Ron Wasserman's dub score was adequate enough/fitting in the main Series, and they treated the first 3 Movies with a surprising degree of care & respect (no dub music, only a few marginal second cuts, only a few script changes, and Peter Kelamis' yell as Goku was almost near identical to Masako Nozawa's).

FUNimation's initial dub here has not aged well: in fact, I'd say this is by far the worst dub the company has ever done. Seasons 3-4 of this dub in particular had more stupid dialogue than Seasons 1-2 ever did, especially anything that came out of Frieza's mouth (so many bad lines that I'm not sure where to begin, so I won't), Piccolo's "More like burnt toast," Krillin's "I'm locked on and ready to kick butt," Goku's "It must be my diet," Captain Ginyu's "I hope you're wearing clean underwear because you're about to take a trip to the emergency ward," Yamcha's "Cat loves food, yeah, yeah, yeah," or Vegeta's "This is going to be easier than coloring inside the lines," etc. That's not to say the old FUNimation dub is entirely without its decent moments, and by the Buu Saga, it improved notably in the voice acting & script translation departments, but Bruce Faulconer/Scott Morgan etc's music score was incredibly jarring throughout with the techno rock thing it seems like he was going for, and it never shuts up, droning constantly throughout episodes (though I liked some of their themes, the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and Ginyu Transformation ones are great in particular) and many of the VAs had incredibly rocky starts as their characters.

As for the AB Groupe/Ocean dub of later seasons, a lot of the performances from the talented Vancouver cast actually got significantly worse due to cycling through different voice over talent, directors, etc, and it seemed rushed, so I don't have a high opinion of it, although at least Matt Smith improved his Tien voice a bit.

Though, I'll say this, I'd rather watch any of the old DBZ dubs than the Big Green/AB Groupe or Speedy Company/Malaysian dubs because at least the voice-over performances are nowhere near that grating.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:48 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
@WrightWay While the ABGroupe & Speedy dubs are just plain bad, from an entertainment perspective it's perhaps one of the best of it's kind. Infact TFS even calls back to the AbGroupe/Big Green dub on occasion.

In the case of Nick Lanipator Landis as Krillin in DBZ Abridged is basically an improved version of the second Blue Water dub voice they had for him.
said at 7:46 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
Your detailed analysis listed several reasons why I chose to watch Kai over DBZ. It's Funimation's do-over of DBZ, essentially. And no Faulconer score. That's probably one of the best parts.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Dec 19 2016
Question, is there an Animax dub or another alternate english dub of this show that we aren't aware of?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:33 AM on Tue Dec 20 2016
@Shaun Ince Animax only dubbed the original Dragon Ball.

I think there was some really, really obscure English dub that we only know exists because the guy who played Goku has it on his LinkedIn. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called though.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:14 AM on Tue Dec 20 2016
@Nightmare Crusher The amount of individual Dragonball dubs, actually gives Lupin the Third a run for it's money. You almost lose track of it sometimes.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:59 AM on Mon Apr 10 2017
@Shaun Ince I found it again. The company is called Frontier Enterprises and the VA is a guy named Dick Host. I can't access his LinkedIn for some reason though.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:40 PM on Mon Apr 10 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Ah sweet. At least we have a name for the actor in said dub. Now it's just the matter of finding some clips.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:05 PM on Mon Apr 10 2017
@Shaun Ince Small correction. Dick Host is apparently an actor named Richard "Dick" Nieskens.
said at 10:26 PM on Mon Jun 19 2017
@Nightmare Crusher
I found this interview with him talking about his work with Frontier Enterprises and William Ross. He states it was around 1986, so I'm going to guess he was mistaken in calling it "Dragon Ball Z" (pretty easy one to make of course). Also, given Frontier's dubbing projects were mostly films, I'm guessing they would've been dubbing "Curse of the Blood Rubies" which came out around that time.

If that's the case, then Dear God does that movie have a lot of dubs:
Frontier (1986-87)
Harmony Gold (1989)
BLT (1995)
AB Group (2003)
FUNimation (2010)

If it's true then I'm sure wondering whatever happened to that dub.
said at 10:26 PM on Mon Jun 19 2017
@Nightmare Crusher
And of course, I forgot to post the link.

said at 6:02 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
That baddest on the block yo! It always hold #1 in my heart.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:17 PM on Wed Mar 9 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
The dubs of Dragonball Z have always been more of a mixed bag with me. It has it's fair share of good performances( namely the performances from Dameon Clarke, Kent Williams & Chuck Huber to name a few)on the FUNimation side. And it had it's fair share of bad ones as well. Ocean's dub falls into the same category as well.

Schemmel took some time getting adjusted to voicing Goku, in the beginning he was imitating the previous Ocean VA's Ian Corlett & Kelamis. While I strongly stand by the opionion that Schemmel's Goku as of now & especially in the Kai dub is leaps & bounds better than his early work, he did get the hang of it in the Cell & Buu arcs. The same thing applies to Chris Sabat as well.
said at 4:32 AM on Thu Mar 10 2016
@Shaun Ince While I agree with you that Sean improved around the Cell Saga, Sabat didn't for me.

Because up until the Buu saga he had that weird Drummond impression that always made it hard for me to take his Vegeta seriously. His deeper and raspier voice in the Buu Saga and Remastered dub was a improvement in comparison but IMO he never really nailed Vegeta until Kai.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:24 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016
@HylianBelmont I was referring to the Kai dub as well when it came to Sabat. But overall I agree with you 100%.
Sabat was emulating Drummond throughout all the DBZ's first run when it switched from Ocean to Funimation. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of it either. Sabat's Piccolo back then is arguably worse. It sounds too gruff and he grunts way too much. That first part of Piccolo's sound clip shows this. At least with the Kai dub, he saw to fix the problems from his previous performances. His Vegeta voice, while still the deepest, sounds more regal & refined. And wih Piccolo he removed all the gruffness & made it more sage/teacher like. Sure, Sabat's Piccolo now sounds very similar to his Zoro from One Piece at times, but it fits Picccolo much better when compared to his original take.
said at 8:33 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Shaun Ince I actually have strong respect for the way Sabat deals with the series now.

Unlike many of the other FUNimation dubs, the new DBZ dubs have relatively close castings (though they're not manic about timbre-matching like me, looking up all the JP VAs' work, lol).

Beerus is rather appropriate, being a high (or medium)B with much lower extension, & a medium in English.

Ian Sinclair is probably a bit deep, but matches performance & register really well!

Haberkorn is also very accurately wimpy.

Ayres is the best, great performance & also basically Charlie Adler's Starscream, which is what I'd have expected from a well-budgeted dub.

Doc Morgan is ****ing awesome, perfect narration! I understand why we got Hebert for the movies, though.

Sabat HIMSELF attempts to go up several octaves trying to match the extremely light Japanese performances of Yamcha, Vegeta, & Piccolo.

I realize people would HATE it if Piccolo/Vegeta were recast as tenors like the Japanese (& many other dubs), but Sabat does a *very* good job matching their inflections & registers.

His casting for the rest of the show is ****ing awesome as well.

Mucho props.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:18 AM on Mon Apr 4 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Yeah I agree. The casting choices and the way it's handled now is much better.
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Shaun Ince
I agree, but the dubs have their funny moments, if nothing else:

said at 1:00 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed In retrospect that comment is exceedingly cringey.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:16 PM on Wed Dec 31 2014
 9 Shout Outs!
I just found out that most of the music in the early Ocean dub was done by an uncredited Ron Wasserman, the guy who composed the early Power Rangers shows. That's actually pretty interesting.
said at 11:37 PM on Wed Dec 31 2014
@Nightmare Crusher "I wasn’t credited, and again, I think Saban stopped doing it after a couple of years and it went to another production company. I tried to contact them and they said, “We’re changing the sound.”"

Dang, that must've been disheartening.
said at 2:08 PM on Wed Mar 23 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Perhaps I'm crazy, but wwhen listening to the Saban-era Ocean dub score, I feel extremely reminded of Kevin Manthei's score for "Invader Zim".
said at 1:29 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
I know some people don't like the original Japanese music for this, but I love it. Some of the original music is some of my favorite music I've ever heard in a soundtrack. A lot of it is just plain epic, dramatic, and exciting like "The Fearsome Ginyu Special Corps", and it can also be very touching and beautiful like "Goodbye Majin Boo - Theme of Genkidama".

Then there's also ones like "Son Gohan's Theme" which just fits Gohan absolutely perfectly.

Although there are a few tracks off of the Bruce Falconer score I like too, like "Super Buu's Theme". I love Bruce's Super Buu theme, it fits Buu perfectly in all of his forms and it's hard not to think of Buu without that music (the evil version, anyway). It also sounds a lot like a certain System of a Down song. Perfect Cell's theme is pretty good too.
said at 7:00 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I haven't heard much of the original Japanese music, nor much of Funimation's soundtrack, but I LOVE Cha-La-Head-Cha-La (I actually heard a pretty cool English version from a Filipinio dub of all things. It seriously sounds like either Ocean or Funimation themselves could have made it) and Perfect Cell's theme song in the Funi dub sounded awesome.
said at 10:02 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Metabad Cha-La-Head-Cha-La is one of the single most amazing anime openings ever made. It just never gets old. I also have quite a bit of nostalgic love for the Funimation rock styled opening as well.
said at 10:16 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yeah, I agree, here's the English version that I was talking about, it might not have as much energy as the Japanese version, but it's still surprisingly good! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYYxjLoVbks
said at 10:41 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Metabad Yeah, that wasn't bad, but Japanese songs translated to English almost always sound incredibly awkward to me.
said at 7:19 AM on Tue Sep 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ahh right. If you're more used to the Japanese version then I could definitely see that, I was just really surprised at how good it is, especially for such an obscure dub.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:52 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
I personally find most of the Falcouner score to be really dull and/or annoying aside from a couple of tracks. I've never understood why people like it so much other than nostalgia. The Japanese score is more interesting and engaging to me and I feel like there's more variety beyond generic kind of techno. The Ocean score doesn't seem that bad either, although I haven't heard much of it.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:56 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@Metabad Have you ever checked out some of Hironobu Kageyama's other DBZ songs besides Cha-La Head-Cha-La? There are a couple of them that I think are really good.
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@Nightmare Crusher For the most part I agree. I hate most of the Bruce Faulconer score. There are just a couple of tracks I think are really cool and fit certain things in a unique way. The Super Buu theme in particular just comes to mind every time I think of the evil versions of Buu, because it just perfectly fits his chaotic, evil, and mischievous nature and it really makes the fight scenes it's used in a lot more exciting and awesome. I also like the Perfect Cell theme, but I do think it's a bit distracting for some reason. It's cool, but it doesn't work as well as the Super Buu theme.

Me personally, I never watched DBZ on Cartoon Network/Toonami except for one or two random episodes. I didn't start watching the series until I got the first season on DVD for my eleventh birthday, and I watched several episodes with the Japanese music before I knew there was an American soundtrack on there. By the time I realized it was there, the Japanese music had really grown on me and I've pretty much loved it ever since. It's so dynamic and emotional and classic that I just can't imagine watching the show any other way (aside from a couple of exceptions).
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:20 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy The thing that bothers me about the Cell theme is that the cool sounding instruments are often drowned out by that constant synth loop. I completely agree that the original score is much more dynamic.
said at 2:36 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@Nightmare Crusher I haven't yet, but now that you mention it I'll probably look some up soon.

Any specific recommendations?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:41 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@Metabad This. It's Gohan's theme.
said at 3:29 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Oh wow, that was really good!
said at 1:31 AM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Personally, I love the remix of Cha La by Maria Kawamura.

Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:43 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@Metabad A few months late, but there are a couple of other songs I really wanted to share. It's called We Were Angels and it's the closing song for the Buu Saga episodes.

The other one's an instrumental, but I really love it. It's the Genki Dama theme and it's hauntingly beautiful.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:22 PM on Wed Dec 31 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy As it turns out, the Super Buu theme heavily borrows from a System of a Down song called Marmalade. Make of that what you will.
said at 8:02 PM on Wed Dec 31 2014
@Nightmare Crusher I'm already aware of that. ;) Look back on my first comment:

"It also sounds a lot like a certain System of a Down song."

But thanks anyway.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:32 PM on Wed Dec 31 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Blerg. My brain is fried, today has been a weird day for me.
said at 11:55 PM on Wed Dec 9 2015
@Nightmare Crusher

Best theme in the Ocean dub to me was:


Either way, I agree they composed better dub music than Faulconer did, or Johnson for that matter.

Kikuchi's my favorite, though.
said at 3:04 AM on Thu Dec 10 2015
@Nightmare Crusher If you think most of Faulconer's score was dull you should hear Nathan Johnson's score for the Funimation redub of the first two seasons, they might as well have just had silence in the background.
said at 10:24 AM on Tue Jan 12 2016
Johnson's music was indeed horrid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjTs2IyqBI0
said at 11:30 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
One of the few anime I really don't like the Japanese voices(especially helium voice Goku)

Well Trunks is an exception but geez almost every major character sounds too over the top for me

But on the dub I think Ocean is better, Funimation sounds kinda meh on this run, Kai is better.

Can't say Ocean is good on GT though that one sounds rather blah
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said at 11:54 AM on Sat Jun 14 2014
@HienFan DBZ is one of the most OTT anime series of all time, so it makes sense that the voice actors would roll with it and have some fun.

Not to mention, Ryo Horikawa as Vegeta, Ryusei Nakao as Frieza (or Freeza, whatever), Norio Wakamoto as Cell, Shigeru Chiba as Raditz, and Toshio Furukawa as Piccolo are some seriously good performances.
said at 11:47 AM on Fri Jun 20 2014
@NCZ Oh, dear God yes.
said at 11:28 PM on Sun Jun 22 2014
@NCZ I know that and I heard some of these characters before, I still don't like the voices, the only voice I like is Trunks
said at 2:00 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
@NCZ It is very over the top. The emotions, the action, all extremely exaggerated, but in sort of an awkward way. Not cartoony, but very over the top.

I like Masako Nozawa as Goku. I think she's one of the best voices out there. Never mind that his voice is clearly a woman's. She definitely has that warmth and sincerity which makes him so lovable.
I like Ryo Horikawa's Vegeta as well, although his laugh can be very annoying.
said at 6:58 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@HienFan Technically it was Blue Water on GT, that said, I agree. They could probably do much better nowadays with more competent direction. If only that dub was treated the same way as their video game dubs...there are a couple voices in that dub that I like, but they're few and far between.
said at 12:12 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
This anime is okay, but the dub is awful. Sorry.
said at 12:49 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@SombraMan Which dub?
said at 12:07 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
@SmartyBoyboy Funimation dub. It's crap.
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
I would rather mute the sound and watch this subbed than to watch this dubbed. No offense to people who like this dubbed.
said at 8:50 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
I have the entire series and on occasion I have to sit back and watch it. It wasn't just my favorite childhood anime but it brings back so many childhood memories. Now compared to more recent anime, DBZ is really god-moded, lol.
said at 2:41 AM on Tue Apr 16 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Oh, man what can I say about DBZ? This was and still is my favorite anime show ever. I remember watching it religiously on Cartoon Network, bugging my grandma to get me the VHS tapes (which I still have), and it was one of the first shows where I had a great understanding of the complex storyline. No other anime show can even come close to it's epic story, epic action-packed fighting, lovable characters, great villains, and an all around fun show for all 291 episodes!
said at 1:02 PM on Fri Mar 29 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I would only watch this series every few years or so now that I have Kai, but I still love the more organic, hand-drawn look of the animation. I have to say though, I loved watching Gohan's growth as a character during his six months alone and the battle against Vegeta just isn't the same without the drawn-out suspense from the original series.

It hasn't aged that well in my opinion, but there are a lot of things to love about this bloated old beast.
said at 8:50 AM on Thu Nov 15 2012
*heart!* DBZ!
said at 9:11 PM on Fri Sep 28 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
It's a shame that this show is over. And that a lot of the original Funimation voice actors are gone.
said at 1:59 AM on Wed Jul 25 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I've got abridged everything stuck in my head now. lol O.o
said at 12:46 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
@Zylphia I quote it when I watch the actual show!
said at 6:46 PM on Thu Mar 13 2014
@BlankSlate lol me too!
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1.4% (2 votes)
Tien Shinhan
1.4% (2 votes)
1.4% (2 votes)
Mr. Shu
1.4% (2 votes)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Goten Son
0.7% (1 vote)
Android 17
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
0.7% (1 vote)
Majin Buu
0.7% (1 vote)
139 Total Votes
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following Dragon Ball Z characters.
Demon King Piccolo
Demon King Piccolo
Grandpa Gohan
Grandpa Gohan
Imperfect Cell
Imperfect Cell
Super Buu
Super Buu