Episode Guide | Dragon Ball Kai TV Series
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Season 3 [Blu-ray] by Colleen Clinkenbeard Blu-ray $ . Not Rated; Studio: Funimation; DVD Release Date: May 22, ; Run Time. This is a list of Dragon Ball Z Kai episodes. For a list of Dragon Ball Z episodes, see the list of Dragon Ball Z episodes. For a list of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Z Movie Run Time, Air Date, More UPDATE: DBZ Kai Episode 1 is now properly streaming on Adult Swim, with the with Shunsuke Kikuchi's original musical score for Dragon Ball Z. Episodes of the.
The series featured re-recorded dialogue, new music, updated sound effects, and new digital effects, but the majority of the footage was recycled from Dragon Ball Z.
This meant the series would follow the manga much more closely than Dragon Ball Z had originally, and would consequently shorten the series from its original episode count. Soon after the initial airing, it was announced that Dragon Ball Kai would have both standard-definition DVD and high-definition Blu-ray releases.
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This was the first time that any Dragon Ball property would be released in a high-definition format, truly bringing Dragon Ball into the digital age. All of the high-definition Blu-ray releases featured to this original fullscreen format, as opposed to the DVD releases which featured the widescreen format used for the series broadcast.Dragon Ball Z Kai Episode 96 Preview (Nicktoons)
Although the series was consistently seeing high rating shares, it was ultimately canceled in March following the conclusion of the Cell arc presumably due to financial reasons. Due to the horrific earthquake that struck Japan on 11 Marchthe series broadcast was delayed one week and consequently the final episode of the series was not aired as originally scheduled.
In Novemberit was let slip that the Majin Boo arc of the series was in production, although with one slight difference — it was being produced for international distribution only.
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However, with the waning performance of Toriko becoming quite pronounced, speculation began that Kai would be revived to replace its replacement. However, it soon came to light that the international version would not be identical to what was being broadcast in Japan and that two separate versions had been created, unlike with the previous iteration. Additional information about the international version of the Majin Boo arc can be read below.
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They are a warrior race with a Prince hell bent on using the Dragon Balls to gain eternal life. Unfortunately, the most dreaded villain in the universe, Freeza, is also searching for the Dragon Balls.
Goku decides to team up with his former enemy Piccolo in order to defeat Raditz and save his son, while sacrificing his own life in the process.
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During the battle Piccolo is killed, along with Goku's allies YamchaTien Shinhan and Chiaotzu with Chiaotzu sacrificing himself to save Tienand the Dragon Balls cease to exist because of Piccolo's death.
Goku arrives at the battlefield late, but avenges his fallen friends by defeating Nappa with his new level of power. Vegeta himself enters into the battle with Goku, but is ultimately also defeated thanks to the efforts of Gohan and Goku's other surviving allies Krillin and Yajirobe. At Goku's request, they spare Vegeta's life and allow him to escape Earth.
While Goku recovers from his injuries at the hospital, Gohan, Krillin and Goku's oldest friend Bulma depart for Namek in order to use these Dragon Balls to revive their dead friends. However, they discover that Vegeta's superior, the galactic tyrant Lord Friezais already there, seeking the Dragon Balls to be granted eternal life.
A fully healed Vegeta arrives on Namek as well, seeking the Dragon Balls for himself, which leads to several battles between him and Frieza's henchmen.
Realizing he is overpowered, Vegeta teams up with Gohan and Krillin to fight the Ginyu Force, a team of mercenaries summoned by Frieza. During this time, an evil life form called Cell emerges and after absorbing two of the Artificial Humans to achieve his "perfect form," holds his own fighting tournament to decide the fate of the Earth, called the Cell Games.
After Goku sacrifices his own life a second time, to no avail, Gohan avenges his father by defeating Cell after ascending to the second level of Super Saiyan.
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Seven years later, Goku is revived for one day to reunite with his loved ones and meet his second son Goten. Soon after, Goku and his allies are drawn into a fight by the Supreme Kai against a magical being named Majin Buu.
After numerous battles resulting in the destruction and recreation of the Earth, Goku whose life is fully restored by the Elder Supreme Kai destroys Majin Buu with a Spirit Bomb attack containing the energy of everyone on Earth.
Goku makes a wish for Buu to be reincarnated as a good person and ten years later, at another martial arts tournament, Goku meets Buu's human reincarnation, Uub. Leaving the match between them unfinished, Goku departs with Uub to train him to become Earth's new defender.
Production and broadcasting[ edit ] Further information: Slump and the first half of Dragon Ball, felt that the Dragon Ball anime's ratings were gradually declining because it had the same producer that worked on Dr. Torishima said this producer had this "cute and funny" image connected to Toriyama's work and was missing the more serious tone in the newer series, and therefore asked the studio to change the producer.
The new producer explained that ending the first anime and creating a new one would result in more promotional money, and the result was the start of Dragon Ball Z.
It premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on April 26,taking over its predecessor's time slot, and ran for episodes until its conclusion on January 31, For example, Toriyama was asked to create an additional character for Goku's training with King Kai, resulting in the cricket Gregory.
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When asked if juggling the different voices of Goku, Gohan and Goten was difficult, Masako Nozawa said that it was not, and that she was able to switch roles simply upon seeing the character's picture.
Nishio left the series to become series director of Aoki Densetsu Shoot! The role of series director was not officially filled for Episodesdespite Nishio's directing of Episode