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Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボールZ, Doragon Bōru Zetto) is a Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's manga of the same name, and a direct continuation of Dragon Ball. Produced by Toei Animation, the series aired from April 26, 1989 to January 31, 1996 on Fuji TV in Japan.

Dubbing History

Creative Products Corporation

In 1993, Creative Products Corporation produced the first English dub of Dragon Ball Z which aired on RPN 9 (now CNN Philippines). The dub ran for 26 episodes, of which 11 have been found.

FUNimation/Ocean Productions

After failing to find an audience with Dragon Ball in 1995, FUNimation Entertainment opted to focus on dubbing Z in hopes that the more action-oriented series would draw in more views. For this project, FUNimation partnered with Saban Entertainment to bring the series to America. Saban utilized Ocean Productions in Vancouver, Canada which drew from the same cast as the BLT dub of Dragon Ball and had most of the cast reprise their roles. The dub featured an original musical score by famed television composer Shuki Levy and Kussa Mahchi (an alias for Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment) along with an uncredited Ron Wasserman (known for his music scores on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). The decision was mainly so FUNimation could earn royalties anytime the music was used.

An example of censorship in the Ocean/Saban dub. Like many censorship edits in the Ocean/Saban dub, this edit utilized digital paint techniques.

Saban's dub of Dragon Ball Z was heavily censored and edited due to Saban's particularly draconian censorship guidelines. They forbid any explicit references to death, alcohol, or cigarettes, and even prohibited showing "children in distress", which meant that scenes of young Gohan crying had to be digitally altered to remove his tears. Their dub is infamous for their constant attempts to sidestep character deaths as them being sent to "the next dimension". Other times, death is written away via character exposition (An example being Tien being given the additional dialogue "Look! I can see their parachutes! They're okay..." in reference to a plane being blown up in one episode). In one episode, Goku visits Hell (in the show, simply a place in the afterlife) and meets two body-building demons wearing shirts that read "HELL" in block letters; Saban edited the shirts to read "HFIL" and referred to the location as the "Home For Infinite Losers".

Under Saban, 67 episodes were dubbed. However, they were edited down to 53 episodes as well as dubbing the movie The Tree of Might and editing it as a three-part miniseries, bringing the total episode count to 56. Their dub made its U.S. premiere on September 13, 1996, airing in first-run syndication on local WB and UPN affiliate networks. Though Saban managed to secure a better morning time-slot than Seagull Entertainment did for Dragon Ball, and managed to give it a two-season run, the dub was still cancelled due to both poor ratings and Saban scaling down their syndication operations.


Without the financial support of Saban, the future of the dub seemed unclear. However, when reruns of the dub were picked up to air on Cartoon Network's weekday afternoon Toonami block just a few months after the dub was cancelled, Dragon Ball Z finally found the audience it was looking for in the U.S. As a result of its new success, FUNimation resumed production on the series' English dub by themselves, but could no longer afford the services of the Ocean voice actors due to financial constraints, though Ocean Productions still assisted with the scripting. This led to FUNimation forming its own in-house cast at their Texas-based studio. Toei did not supply FUNimation with the original master tapes at first, so the FUNimation crew had to get in touch with the Mexican dubbing studio Intertrack, who dubbed the show into Latin American Spanish, in order to get dubbing copies. Bruce Faulconer and his team of musicians were hired as the new composers, with their soundtrack continuing the synth/rock style of music heard in the Saban score. The strict censorship guidelines of Saban were no longer an issue, allowing the renewed dub to feature less drastic censorship thanks to relaxed censorship guidelines on cable television. FUNimation would dub the episodes uncut for home media releases, while the edited versions would appear on TV.

FUNimation's dub premiered on the Toonami block on September 13, 1999. Though fans were pleased by the series' English dub continuing, it still received some harsh criticism regarding the sudden change of voices and background music. In order to maintain continuity between the two dubs, several FUNimation voice actors made an effort to imitate the previous Ocean voice actors, though they would slowly develop their own performances as the series went on. FUNimation dubbed the series to completion this time, with the dub ending its run on April 7, 2003, at 276 episodes.

AB Groupe/Ocean Productions

However, that wasn't the end of Ocean Productions' involvement in dubbing the series. As a result of Canadian broadcasting standards mandating that stations are required to air a certain amount of "Canadian content" (dubs of Japanese anime dubbed in Canada apply), the AB Groupe would partner with Westwood Media to produce an alternate English dub, produced using mostly the same Vancouver actors previously utilized in Saban's dub. Continuing to distribute the FUNimation dub would have been the more expensive option for Toonami UK and Canada's YTV.

Rather than dubbing where the Ocean cast left off, they opted to start where FUNimation's dub was currently at, at episode 108 (123 uncut). This left Episodes 54-107 (68-122 uncut) undubbed by the Vancouver cast, thus the FUNimation Dub of those episodes would just be aired instead. The soundtrack of this dub was recycled music from other Ocean dubbed titles, such as Mega Man and Monster Rancher, as well as a new intro composed by Tom Keenlyside. Because Ocean Productions was still helping with scripting and digital editing of the FUNimation dub, the same script was used only with light revisions. The Westwood dub of Z is also notable for being very rushed in production, which resulted in many of the key voice actors leaving the show midway through the run, the voice director not being consistent, and the voiceover performances themselves showing a noticeable decline in quality from the original Saban/FUNimation co-production.

Uncut Dub

With Pioneer's home video license for the Saban/FUNimation dub of episodes 1-53 (1-67 uncut) expiring in 2004, this allowed FUNimation to redub those episodes with their in-house voice cast and restore the censored content. With the inability to get Bruce Falcouner to return, the music was composed by Nathan Johnson instead. Their new uncut dub first began airing on Cartoon Network in the summer of 2005 at a late night time-slot (in order to air unedited content). In April 2005, Funimation released the first DVD of the "Ultimate Uncut Special Edition" line which would have contained all 67 of the Saiyan and Namek sagas upon completion. However, this DVD line would later be canceled after 9 volumes (containing Episodes 1-27) in favor of the Remastered Box Sets which would feature all 291 uncut episodes of the series.

FUNimation began to go back to their earlier dubbed episodes and began making revisions to their dub for quality and consistency. An example of the kind of changes done would be Dale D. Kelly's narration for episodes 68-194 being redubbed by Kyle Hebert, who narrated Episodes 195-291 as well as the new dub of Episodes 1-67. Another example, Christopher Sabat would redub most of his earlier performances as Vegeta as he originally voiced him in a similar manner to his previous voice actor, Brian Drummond. As time went on, Sabat's performance changed drastically in comparison, necessitating a redub for consistency. Other revisions included revising and redubbing lines that originally included awkward or immature-sounding lines. Most of these changes effected the initial Captain Ginyu, Frieza, and Garlic Jr. sagas since the cast was just starting out during that point.

The remastered dub was first released on their Remastered Box Set (a.k.a. "Orange Brick") DVD releases from 2007-09 and their later Blu-Ray releases from 2013-14. In addition to the polishing of the dub performances, the new home video sets also included the dub with the original Japanese soundtrack by Shunsuke Kikuchi in addition to the Johnson/Faulconer score.


Image Character Seiyū Ocean Dub
(eps. 1-67, 123-291
[1-53, 108-276 edited])
FUNimation Dub
Original Airing
(eps. 68-291
[54-276 edited])
(complete series)
Goku saga saiyajin.png Goku Masako Nozawa Ian James Corlett
(eps. 1-49)
Sean Schemmel
Peter Kelamis
(eps. 50-67, 123-174)
Kirby Morrow
(eps. 175-291)
Kid Goku Dokkan.png Peter Kelamis
(young; eps. 127-137)
Stephanie Nadolny
Stephanie Nadolny
(young; eps. 166, 170, & 244)
Kirby Morrow
(young; ep. 192-288)
Ceyli Delgadillo
(ep. 202; one loop)
Gohan child render.png Gohan Saffron Henderson
(eps. 1-67, 123-165)
Stephanie Nadolny
Jillian Michaels
(eps. 166-194)
Son Gohan Adult render.png Brad Swaile
Kyle Hebert
Goten kid render.png Goten Jillian Michaels Kara Edwards
Goten teen.png Gabe Khouth
Robert McCollum
Vegeta.png Vegeta Ryō Horikawa Brian Drummond Christopher Sabat
Piccolo Trans.png Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Scott McNeil
130316060729273720.png Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Terry Klassen Sonny Strait
Bulma androids saga by alexiscabo1-d94nw5j.png Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Lalainia Lindbjerg
(eps. 1-67)
Tiffany Vollmer
Maggie Blue O'Hara
(eps. 123-260)
France Perras
(eps. 269-291)
Baby-Trunks-0.png Trunks Hiromi Tsuru
Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny
Trunks.png Takeshi Kusao Laura Bailey
Trunks fin dbz.png Alistair Abell Eric Vale
Future Trunks.png Future Trunks
Chichi by maffo1989-d6pkj5n.png Chi-Chi Mayumi Shō
(eps. 1-6)
Laara Sadiq Cynthia Cranz
Naoko Watanabe
(eps. 88-291)
Lisa Ann Beley
(eps. 131-138, 166, 181-182, 192-193)
Yajirobe DBZ Saiyan Saga.png Yajirobe Mayumi Tanaka Brian Drummond Mike McFarland
Final Yamcha.png Yamcha Tōru Furuya Ted Cole Christopher Sabat
Ten Trans.png Tien Shinhan Hirotaka Suzuoki Matt Smith Chris Cason
(eps. 68-107)
John Burgmeier
Kōichi Yamadera
(eps. 82-84)
John Burgmeier
(eps. 108-291)
Chiaotzu Namek Saga.png Chiaotzu Hiroko Emori Cathy Weseluck Monika Antonelli
Roshi DBZ.png Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi
(eps. 1-260)
Ian James Corlett
(eps. 1-46)
Mike McFarland
Peter Kelamis
(ep. 53)
Hiroshi Masuoka
(eps. 288-291)
Terry Klassen
(eps. 123-291)
Final oolong mbs.png Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Alec Willows
(eps. 18-57)
Mark Britten
(eps. 88-169)
Brad Jackson
Richard Newman
(eps. 127-291)
Brad Jackson
(eps. 208-291)
Puar.png Puar Naoko Watanabe Cathy Weseluck Monika Antonelli
Lunch Bad.png
Launch Mami Koyama Meredith McCoy
Leah Clark
(ep. 285)
216px-Androide18 Trans.png Android 18 Miki Itō Farrell Spence Meredith McCoy
Mr Satan.png Mr. Satan
Daisuke Gōri Don Brown Chris Rager
Videl Saiyaman Saga.png Videl Yūko Minaguchi Moneca Stori Kara Edwards
Dr Brief.png Dr. Brief Jōji Yanami Paul Dobson
(eps. 39-66)
Chris Forbis
Scott McNeil
(eps. 124-246)
Mrs Brief.png Mrs. Brief Mariko Mukai
(eps. 46-124)
Jane Perry
(eps. 46-65)
Cynthia Cranz
Yōko Kawanami
(eps. 125-137, 166-246)
Saffron Henderson
(eps. 124-140)
Jillian Michaels
(eps. 166-193)
Hiroko Emori
(ep. 140)
Willow Johnson
(eps. 240-246)
Uranai Baba Trans.png Fortuneteller Baba Junpei Takiguchi
(eps. 7-34)
Elan Ross Gibson
(eps. 20-34)
Laurie Steele
(eps. 190-193)
Linda Young
(eps. 7-34)
Mayumi Tanaka
(eps. 190-287)
Brian Drummond
(eps. 190-287)
Laurie Steele
(eps. 190-193)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 205-287)
Dende Trans.png Dende Tomiko Suzuki
(eps. 46-288)
Andrew Francis Ceyli Delgadillo Laura Bailey
Teen dende.png Justin Cook
Hiro Yūki
(eps. 290-291)
Peter Kelamis
(eps. 156; one loop)
OxKingCP.png Ox-King Daisuke Gōri Dave Ward Mark Britten
(eps. 88-193)
Kyle Hebert
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 208-291)
Mark Britten
(eps. 171, 191-193)
Emma daioh sama dbz by changopepe-d3e8iys.png King Yemma Ward Perry
(eps. 6-20)
Chris Rager
Don Brown
(eps. 195-287)
Kami Trans.png Kami Takeshi Aono Dale Wilson Chris Forbis
(ep. 76)
Christopher Sabat
Ward Perry
(eps. 25-37)
Christopher Sabat
Mr. Popo Trans.png Mr. Popo Toku Nishio Alvin Sanders Chris Cason
(eps. 76-100)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 108-288)
Karin DB.png Korin Ichirō Nagai
(eps. 26-192)
Paul Dobson
(eps. 26-36)
Mark Britten
(eps. 109-192)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 26-36, 217-285)
Naoki Tatsuta
(eps. 217-285)
Ted Cole
(eps. 109-285)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 217-285)
Mark Britten
(eps. 109-192)
Kaiosamanorte.png King Kai Jōji Yanami Don Brown Sean Schemmel
Scott McNeil
(ep. 246)
Kaioshin.png Supreme Kai Yūji Mitsuya Michael Dobson Kent Williams
Kibitoshin Trans2.png Kibito Kai
Elder Kai2.png Old Kai Reizō Nomoto Scott McNeil
Kibito 08.png Kibito Shin Aomori Don Brown Chuck Huber
Raditz completo2.png Raditz Shigeru Chiba Jason Gray-Stanford Christopher Sabat Justin Cook
Alistair Abell
(ep. 182)
Nappa.png Nappa Shōzō Iizuka Michael Dobson Phil Parsons
Frieza 1st Form.png Frieza Ryūsei Nakao Pauline Newstone Linda Young
Final Form Frieza - DBZ Frieza Saga.png
Imperfect Cell Trans.png Cell Norio Wakamoto Dale Wilson Dameon Clarke
Cell Semi Perfecto by cdzdbzgoku-d5kia1i2.png
Cell perfecto2.png
Majin buu by anjoicaros-d6fa6o8.png Majin Buu Kōzō Shioya Scott McNeil Josh Martin
Render Dragon Ball z evil buu.png Brian Dobson
(Evil Buu)
Justin Cook
(Evil Buu)
Super Buu Trans.png Brian Dobson
(Super Buu)
Justin Cook
(Super Buu)
Dragon Ball Kid Buu.png Brian Dobson
(Kid Buu)
Josh Martin
(Kid Buu)
Turtle render.png Turtle Daisuke Gōri Scott McNeil Christopher Sabat
Bubbles render.png Bubbles Naoki Tatsuta Doug Parker
Gregory render.png Gregory Yūji Mitsuya Alvin Sanders Chris Cason
(ep. 92)
John Burgmeier
John Burgmeier
OniTheGuide.png Oni Guide Hirohiko Kakegawa Scott McNeil Christopher Bevins
Zarbon.png Zarbon Shō Hayami Paul Dobson Christopher Sabat
Zarbon2 trans.png
Dodoria.png Dodoria Yukitoshi Hori Chris Forbis
Malaka-DBZ42.jpg Malaka Kazumi Tanaka Terry Klassen Mark Britten Chris Cason
Appule.png Appule Yūji Machi Bill Townsley
Cui.png Cui Kōji Totani Ian James Corlett
Moori.png Moori Kinpei Azusa Don Brown
(eps. 46-48)
Mark Britten
(eps. 100-173)
Christopher Sabat
Lee Tockar
(eps. 173-287)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 203-287)
Cargo DBZ.png Cargo Tomiko Suzuki Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny
Tsuno.png Tsuno Naoki Tatsuta Alvin Sanders Christopher Sabat
Nail 4 DBZ.png Nail Katsuji Mori Ward Perry Sean Schemmel
GrandElder.png Grand Elder Guru Junpei Takiguchi
(eps. 53-75)
Robert O. Smith Christopher Sabat
Masaharu Satō
(eps. 100-105)
Porunga4.png Porunga Junpei Takiguchi
(eps. 75-107)
Richard Newman
Daisuke Gōri
(eps. 283-286)
Blueberry.png Blueberry Masaharu Satō Doug Parker Kyle Hebert
(ep. 59)
Markus Lloyd
(ep. 60)
Raspberry render.png Raspberry Ken Yamaguchi Scott McNeil Chris Cason
(ep. 59)
Doug Burks
(ep. 60)
Ginyu.png Captain Ginyu Hideyuki Hori Richard Newman Dale D. Kelly Brice Armstrong
Jeice.png Jeice Kazumi Tanaka Scott McNeil Christopher Sabat
Recoome Trans.png Recoome Kenji Utsumi David Kaye
Burter.png Burter Yukimasa Kishino Don Brown Mark Britten Christopher Sabat
Guldo.png Guldo Kōzō Shioya Terry Klassen Dylan Thompson Bill Townsley
Bardock by cruzazul-d5h7z39.png Bardock Masako Nozawa Sonny Strait
King Vegeta.png King Vegeta Banjō Ginga Terry Klassen
(ep. 124)
Christopher Sabat
Yukimasa Kishino
(ep. 124)
Brian Drummond
(ep. 230)
CellJr.png Cell Juniors Yūsuke Numata Brian Drummond Justin Cook
Terry Klassen
Richard Newman
Doug Parker
Saibaman.png Saibamen Toshio Furukawa Cathy Weseluck Mike McFarland
Hirotaka Suzuoki Alvin Sanders
Tōru Furuya Doug Parker Chris Cason
Don Brown
Raiti Namek.png Raiti Isamu Tanonaka Paul Dobson R. Bruce Elliott
Raiti real form.png
Zacro Namek.png Zaacros Yasuo Tanaka Alvin Sanders Bob Carter
Zacro real form.png
Icarus DBZ.png Icarus Naoki Tatsuta Doug Parker Christopher Sabat
Doctor-DBZ39.jpg Goku's Doctor Yūji Machi Ian James Corlett Grant James
Upa-DBZ.jpg Upa Masaaki Ōkura
(ep. 13)
Alistair Abell Dameon Clarke
Upa - Saga Majin Buu.png
Takeshi Kusao
(ep. 285)
Dragon Ball Bora by tekilazo.png Bora Banjō Ginga
(ep. 13)
Terry Klassen
Hisao Egawa
(ep. 285)
Goz render.png Goz Masaharu Satō
(ep. 13)
Matt Smith
(ep. 13)
Christopher Sabat
(ep. 95)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 13-95)
Ryōichi Tanaka
(ep. 95)
Hisao Egawa
(ep. 195)
Dale Wilson
(eps. 195-280)
Chris Rager
(eps. 195-280)
Ryō Horikawa
(ep. 280)
Mez.png Mez Kōji Totani
(ep. 13)
Doug Parker
(ep. 13)
Christopher Sabat
(ep. 95)
Christopher Sabat
(eps. 13-95)
Hirotaka Suzuoki
(ep. 95)
Masaharu Satō
(ep. 195)
Scott McNeil
(eps. 195-280)
Mike McFarland
(eps. 195-280)
Daisuke Gōri
(ep. 280)
Garlick Jr.png Garlic Jr. Shigeru Chiba Chuck Huber
Super garlic jr by luigicuau10-d7drxvg.png
Spice.png Spice Hikaru Midorikawa Bart Myer J. Michael Tatum
Mustard Render.png Mustard Masaharu Satō Chuck Huber Brandon Potter
Vinegar Render.png Vinegar Daisuke Gōri John Freeman
Salt Render.png Salt Tetsuo Mizutori Dylan Thompson
MaronDBZ.png Maron Yuko Kobayashi Cathy Weseluck Daphne Gere Leah Clark
King Cold.png King Cold Daisuke Gōri
(eps. 118-121)
Michael Dobson Brad Jackson
Masaharu Satō
(ep. 195)
Dr. Gero.png Dr. Gero
(Android 20)
Kōji Yada Brian Dobson Kent Williams
Android 19.png Android 19 Yukitoshi Hori Cathy Weseluck Phillip Wilburn
Android17.png Android 17 Shigeru Nakahara Ted Cole Chuck Huber
Android 16.png Android 16 Hikaru Midorikawa Scott McNeil Jeremy Inman
TaoPaiPaiCyborg.png General Tao Yukimasa Kishino Kent Williams
Jimmy Firecracker-DBZ.jpg ZTV Reporter
(Jimmy Firecracker)
Michael Dobson James T. Fields
Lionel-DBZ.jpg ZTV Cameraman
¿? Alvin Sanders Justin Cook
Pizza.png Miss Piiza Miyoko Aoba Erin Fitzgerald Linda Young
Caloni-DBZ.jpg Caroni Hirotaka Suzuoki Scott McNeil John Burgmeier
PiroshkiDBZ.png Pirozhki Hisao Egawa Brian Dobson Kyle Hebert
King Furry.png King Furry Jōji Yanami Richard Newman
West Kai.png West Kai Bin Shimada Terry Klassen
Dragon Ball Z South Kai by tekilazo.png South Kai Toku Nishio Scott McNeil Dameon Clarke
East Kai.png East Kai Keiko Yamamoto Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny
Grand kaio sama12.png Grand Kai Ryūji Saikachi Paul Dobson Mark Britten
Olibu Trans.png Olibu Masaharu Satō
(eps. 196-199)
Dale Wilson Rick Robertson
Hisao Egawa
(ep. 270)
Yasuhiko Kawazu
(ep. 278)
Paikuhan.png Pikkon Hikaru Midorikawa Brian Drummond Kyle Hebert
Maraikoh.png Maraikoh Kazunari Tanaka Paul Dobson Kent Williams
Alien Announcer.png Other World
Tournament Announcer
Hirotaka Suzuoki Terry Klassen Mark Britten Brandon Potter
Shapner-DBZ.jpg Sharpner Hiro Yūki Alistair Abell Duncan Brannan
Ireza-DBZ.jpg Erasa Megumi Urawa Kelly Sheridan Laura Bailey
English Teacher.png English Teacher
(Miss Hamilton)
Miyako Endō Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny
Idasa-DBZ.jpg Idasa Yūsuke Numata Michael Coleman Sonny Strait
Ikoze-DBZ.jpg Ikose Terry Klassen Meredith McCoy
Idasam-DBZ.jpg Idasam Hiroko Emori Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny
Tournament AnnouncerDragonball02.png World Tournament
Hirotaka Suzuoki Michael Dobson Eric Vale
Killa Artwork.png Killa Hiro Yūki Scott McNeil Dameon Clarke
Jewel Trans.png Jewel Yūsuke Numata Ted Cole Sean Whitley
Punta dbz.png Pintar Yoshiyuki Kono Lee Tockar Chris Cason
Yamu Trans.png Yamu Naoki Tatsuta Brian Drummond John Burgmeier
Spopovich.png Spopovich Hisao Egawa Michael Dobson Andrew Chandler
Babidi.png Babidi Jōji Yanami Terry Klassen Duncan Brannan
Dabura.png Dabura Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Scott McNeil Rick Robertson
Pui pui.png Pui-Pui Tomohisa Asō Ted Cole Mike McFarland
Yakon Trans.png Yakon Yoshiyuki Kono Dave Ward Paul LeBlanc
Van Zant-DBZ.jpg Van Zant Nobuhiko Kazama Michael Dobson Mark Orvik
Smitty.png Smitty Yasuhiko Kawazu Ted Cole Duncan Brannan
Kid pan.png Pan Yūko Minaguchi Brenna O'Brien Susan Huber
Marron.png Marron Tomiko Suzuki Cathy Weseluck Melodee Lenz
Meredith McCoy
(eps. 283-291)
Bra.png Bulla Hiromi Tsuru Megan Woodall
Uub.png Uub Megumi Urawa Reece Thompson Sean Michael Teague
Gotenks Base.png Gotenks Masako Nozawa
Takeshi Kusao
Tabitha St. Germain Kara Edwards
Laura Bailey
Vegetto by raykugen-d38gt0f.png Vegetto Masako Nozawa
Ryō Horikawa
Brian Drummond Sean Schemmel
Christopher Sabat
Shenlong.png Shenron Kenji Utsumi Don Brown Christopher Sabat
Masaharu Satō
(ep. 193)
DBZ (Original).png Narration Jōji Yanami Doc Harris Dale D. Kelly
(eps. 68-194)
Kyle Hebert
Kyle Hebert
(eps. 195-291)

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Ocean Dub FUNimation Dub Episode
Farmer-DBZ1.jpg Farmer Ginzō Matsuo Scott McNeil Chris Forbis 1
Robot-DBZ9.jpg Mr. Robot Kōzō Shioya Chuck Huber 9
Moai-DBZ11.jpg King Moai Banjō Ginga French Tickner Kent Williams 11
Lemlia-DBZ11.jpg Lemlia Mami Koyama Cathy Weseluck Amber Cotton
Atla-DBZ11.jpg Atla Ryō Horikawa Paul Dobson Brad Jackson
Sweeper-DBZ12.jpg Sweeper Driver Yūki Satō Terry Klassen Sonny Strait 12
Princess Snake-DBZ14.jpg Princess Snake Mariko Mukai Ellen Kennedy Colleen Clinkenbeard 14
Lily-DBZ14.jpg Maid Yumi Tōma Cathy Weseluck Cynthia Cranz
Rom-DBZ16.jpg Rom Meredith McCoy 16
Chico-DBZ16.jpg Chico Aya Hisakawa Janyse Jaud Monika Antonelli
Pigero-DBZ16.jpg Pigero Takeshi Kusao Tony Sampson Dameon Clarke
Hacchi-DBZ16.jpg Hacchi Tomoko Maruo Cathy Weseluck Sonny Strait
Ena-DBZ16.jpg Ena Mayumi Shō Janyse Jaud Meredith McCoy
Social-worker-DBZ16.jpg Social Worker Yuka Ōno Cynthia Cranz
Shorty-DBZ17.jpg Shorty
Daisuke Gōri Paul Dobson Phil Parsons 17
Scarface-DBZ17.jpg Scarface
Yukimasa Kishino Gerard Plunkett Mike McFarland
Bartender-DBZ30.jpg Bartender ¿? Travis Willingham 30
GrandpaGohan-DBZ31.jpg Grandpa Gohan Osamu Saka Terry Klassen Christopher Sabat 31
Zeshin-DBZ40.jpg Zeshin Keiichi Nanba Mark Hildreth Dameon Clarke 40
Bun-DBZ40.jpg Bun Daiki Nakamura Brian Drummond Robert McCollum
Boy-DBZ40.jpg Ritoian Boy Michiyo Yanagisawa Paul Dobson Jamie Marchi
Emi-DBZ40.jpg Emi Junko Shimakata Lalainia Lindbjerg Alison Viktorin
Buns Father-DBZ40.jpg Bun's Father ¿? Dameon Clarke
Soldier1-DBZ45.jpg Banan Daisuke Gōri Michael Dobson Troy Williams 45
Soldier2-DBZ45.jpg Sui Ichirō Nagai Paul Dobson Mark Harbor
Orlen-DBZ54.jpg Orlen Kazumi Tanaka Chris Cason 54
Commander-DBZ97.jpg Commander Masato Hirano Bill Townsley 97
Litt-DBZ110.jpg Litt Soldier Kazumi Tanaka Chuck Huber 110
Shu-DBZ118.jpg Mr. Shu Hirotaka Suzuoki 118
Yuzukar-DBZ125.jpg Yuzukar Eiji Maruyama Don Brown Chris Forbis 125
Cynthia-DBZ125.jpg Cynthia Yōko Kawanami Kelly Sheridan Lydia Mackay
FutureGohan-DBZ164.jpg Future Gohan Masako Nozawa Brian Dobson Dameon Clarke 164
Lao-DBZ170.jpg Mr. Lao Masaharu Satō Dale Wilson John Burgmeier 170
Lime-DBZ170.jpg Lime Yuka Koyama Cathy Weseluck Kara Edwards
Borbonne-DBZ170.jpg Mr. Borbonne Hirohiko Kakegawa Doug Parker Dameon Clarke
Kasdan-DBZ170.jpg Kasdan Yuki Satō Alistair Abell Kyle Hebert
Burdwell-DBZ170.jpg Birdwell Bin Shimada Brian Drummond
Vodka-DBZ174.jpg Vodka Kōzō Shioya Brian Dobson Sonny Strait 174
Chapuchai-DBZ196.jpg Chapuchai Kazunari Tanaka Terry Klassen Eric Vale 196
Caterpy-DBZ196.jpg Caterpy Yasuhiko Kawazu Sonny Strait
Tapkar-DBZ197.jpg Tapkar Kazunari Tanaka Don Brown Brian Thomas 197
Arqua-DBZ197.jpg Arqua Hisao Egawa Dameon Clarke
Torbie-DBZ197.jpg Torbie Alistair Abell
Froug-DBZ197.jpg Froug Yasuhiko Kawazu Scott McNeil Justin Cook
Mijorin-DBZ198.jpg Mijorin Hisao Egawa Michael Dobson Kent Williams 198
Science Prof-DBZ201.jpg Science Professor ¿? Terry Klassen Dameon Clarke 201
Angela-DBZ202.jpg Angela Kumiko Nishihara Cathy Weseluck Stephanie Nadolny 202
Rock-DBZ203.jpg Rock Masaharu Satō Lee Tockar Chuck Huber 203
Jimbo-DBZ203.jpg Jimbo ¿? Scott McNeil Dameon Clarke
Slimjim-DBZ203.jpg Slimjim ¿? Terry Klassen Chuck Huber
Mayor-DBZ203.jpg Mayor Naoki Tatsuta Dale Wilson Kyle Hebert
Musaka-DBZ204.jpg Mr. Musaka Masaharu Satō Scott McNeil Sean Schemmel 204
Imamu-DBZ210.jpg Imamu
¿? Michael Coleman Christopher Sabat 210
Marvin-DBZ242.jpg Marvin ¿? Dave Ward Chris Cason 242
Esposo-DBZ242.jpg Engaged Man ¿? Brian Drummond Kyle Hebert
Girl-DBZ247.jpg Groupie Girl Miki Itō Tabitha St. Germain Tiffany Vollmer 247
Driver-DBZ248.jpg Driver Yasuhiko Kawazu Dale Wilson Sean Schemmel 248
Blind-Child-DBZ249.jpg Blind Child
Megumi Hayashibara Gabe Khouth Meredith McCoy 249
Grandfather-DBZ253.jpg Old Couple Tomohisa Asō ¿? Chris Rager 253
Grandmother-DBZ253.jpg Fu Suzuki ¿? Cynthia Cranz
SK young-DBZ267.jpg Old Supreme Kai
Tetsuya Iwanaga Scott McNeil Kent Williams 267
Witch-DBZ267.jpg Witch Reiko Yamada Cathy Weseluck
Bibidi-DBZ277.jpg Bibidi Isamu Tanonaka Terry Klassen Duncan Brannan 277
WSK-DBZ277.jpg West Supreme Kai Hiromi Tsuru Kelly Sheridan Denise Logan
SKSS-DBZ277.jpg South Supreme Kai Kazuyuki Sogabe Scott McNeil Chris Rager
SKSN-DBZ277.jpg North Supreme Kai Yukitoshi Hori Terry Klassen Jeff Munsterman
GSK-DBZ277.jpg Grand Supreme Kai Mahito Tsujimura Scott McNeil Phil Parsons
Eighter-DBZ285.jpg Eighter Shōzō Iizuka Dale Wilson Mike McFarland 285
Suno-DBZ285.jpg Suno Mayumi Tanaka France Perras Susan Huber
Pete-DBZ287.jpg Boss
(Pit-Bull Pete)
Yukitoshi Hori Dale Wilson Sonny Strait 287
Knock-DBZ290.jpg Nok Hiro Yūki Brian Dobson Kyle Hebert 290
Otokosuki-DBZ290.jpg Otokosuki Kōzō Shioya Don Brown Bob Carter
MoKekko-DBZ290.jpg Wild Tiger Yoshiyuki Kōno Scott McNeil Sonny Strait

Additional Voices

FUNimation Dub

Philippines Dub

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Goku saga saiyajin.png Goku Masako Nozawa Nesty Calvo Ramirez
Gohan child render.png Gohan Ethel Lizano
Vegeta.png Vegeta Ryō Horikawa Ray Buyco
Piccolo Trans.png Piccolo Toshio Furukawa
Bulma androids saga by alexiscabo1-d94nw5j.png Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Mitch Frankenberger Pellicer
Chichi by maffo1989-d6pkj5n.png Chi-Chi Mayumi Shō
Final Yamcha.png Yamcha Tōru Furuya Ray Buyco
Ten Trans.png Tien Shinhan Hirotaka Suzuoki Richard Jonson
Lunch Bad.png
Launch Mami Koyama Mitch Frankenberger Pellicer
Ethel Lizano
OxKingCP.png Ox-King Daisuke Gōri Apollo Abraham


  • The FUNimation dub heavily referenced footage from the Spanish dubbed version due to the lengthy delay in getting the official masters from Toei Animation.
  • Ian James Corlett left the role of Goku due to him feeling he was being underpaid for his role. Peter Kelamis would later leave due to the confusing scheduling and the long delays of the dub.
  • Saffron Henderson left the role of Gohan due to her allotted work schedule conflicting with her wedding plans.
  • Enuka Okuma was previously attributed to the voice of Android 18 in the Ocean dub of the series. While her website includes the series on her list of credits, the credits were seemingly copied off of the Internet Movie Database.
  • Mr. Satan is renamed "Hercule" for the broadcast edits of the dub to avoid controversy. He retains the original name in the uncut dub, in addition to also being referred to as Mr. 'Hercule' Satan.
    • On that note, Mr. Satan being named Hercule originates from the French dub of the series.
  • Various times in the Remastered FUNimation dub, things are often still inconsistent in areas.
    • Mark Britten's minor dialogue as Oolong is left intact during the Garlic Jr. Saga.
    • Mark Britten's role as the Ox-King in the episodes "Memories of Gohan", "Save the World", "Goku's Decision", and "One More Wish" are left untouched for some reason.
    • Linda Young doesn't redub Laurie Steele's dialogue as Fortuneteller Baba from later in the series, giving her two drastically different voices.
    • Christopher Sabat does not redub Mark Britten's dialogue as Korin from Episodes 109-192.
    • Dale D. Kelly's battle screams and grunts as Captain Ginyu are often left intact. This can be attributed to Brice Armstrong's age and difficulty in performing louder vocal performances.
    • Mercenary Tao is still erroneously referred to as "General Tao".
    • The original broadcast edits included "next episode" sequences, but the remastered DVD's do not. The narrator still often states "stay tuned for scenes from the next episode of Dragon Ball Z" instead of being redubbed to reflect the lack of teasers.
  • On an interesting note, Laura Bailey's dialogue as Dende in the Remastered dub of the Cell Games Saga wasn't a redub. FUNimation initially lost all contact with Ceyli Delgadillo, thus forcing them to cast Bailey as a stand-in for the Cell Games Saga. However, Delgadillo finally got back to them, and she redubbed Bailey's work before the dub was aired. Bailey would replace her yet again once Delgadillo moved to Los Angeles.
  • Dameon Clarke and Dale Wilson voice Cell in the FUNimation and Ocean/Westwood Dubs respectively. This is notable in that Clarke had previously received voice-over training from Wilson and are good friends.
  • Due to censorship, Launch never appears in the Saban Ocean Dub.
  • In the remastered version, instead of doing a cover of the Japanese theme "Cha-La Head-Cha-La", the music composed by Mark Menza for the Dragon Ball Z Movie themes was used in its place.
    • The theme has been dubbed into English on other occasions, being dubbed for the Philippines English dub, as well as one sung by original singer Hironobu Kageyama himself.
  • Shigeru Chiba, who voiced Garlic Jr. (though Akira Kamiya voiced Garlic Jr. in Dead Zone) also voiced Emperor Pilaf in the previous series. Garlic Jr.'s English voice Chuck Huber would end up also voicing Pilaf.
  • Justin Cook's voice for Super Buu was originally digitally altered to be deeper and more threatening. In the remastered version, his voice is left unaltered.


Date(s) Channel Country
1996-1998 Syndication United States United States
Cartoon Network (Toonami)

Video Releases

Note that no dub without FUNimation's involvement has been released on home video, meaning the AB Groupe produced part of the Ocean Dub (Episodes 123-291) hasn't been released on home media.

Distributor Year Format Contents Dub Region Country
Pioneer Entertainment 1997-1998 VHS.jpg Episodes 1-53 (edited) Ocean NTSC United States United States
17 Volumes
1999 DVD.jpg Episodes 1-53 (edited) 1
17 Volumes
FUNimation Entertainment 1999-2003 Episodes 68-291 FUNimation
70 Volumes
2005-2006 Episodes 1-27
9 Volumes
2007-2009 The Complete Series
9 Volumes
2013-2014 BD The Complete Series A
9 Volumes

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