Dragon Ball Z: Season 1 (1996 - 1997)


Season 1
Dragon Ball Z

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 13, 1996

Space fighter Raditz arrives on Earth to urge his brother, Goku, to complete a mission to destroy the human race.

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Air date: Sep 20, 1996

Goku and Piccolo form an unlikely alliance to challenge Raditz.

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Air date: Sep 27, 1996

Goku and Piccolo discuss their strategy against Raditz as they prepare to fight and take Gohan back, but the captive boy demonstrates surprising strength of his own.

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Air date: Oct 4, 1996

After Goku sacrifices himself to ensure Raditz's destruction, Kami takes him to Other World to train with King Kai, however, he must travel the long and winding Snake Way to reach King Kai's planet.

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Air date: Oct 11, 1996

Piccolo trains Gohan to draw out his powers.

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Air date: Oct 18, 1996

Allies train for battle against the Saiyans.

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Air date: Oct 25, 1996

Gohan shows signs of improvement from his training; Saiyan warriors Vegeta and Nappa terrorize the insect-like residents of an alien world.

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Air date: Nov 1, 1996

Goku falls off Snake Way and lands in the Home for Infinite Losers, where he runs afoul of ogres.

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Air date: Nov 8, 1996

Warriors await the Saiyans; Goku meets a seductress.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1996

Feeling homesick, Gohan tries to escape but he runs into a storm.

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Cast & Crew

Ian James Corlett
Goku

Voice
Scott McNeil
Piccolo

Voice
Brian Drummond
Vegeta

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Doc Harris
Narrator

Critic Reviews for Dragon Ball Z: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Dragon Ball Z: Season 1

  • Dec 01, 2021
    5.0/10 — "Poor"/"Inferior"/"Amateurish"
  • Jul 20, 2021
    FANTASTIC. nothing else really just amazing does a good job of establishing the characters in a new way and gives more info than the original 153 eps does and its very intriguing
  • Jun 04, 2021
    I love this show so much, I don't even mind the unnecessary one hour long episodes.
  • Feb 26, 2021
    Best anime ever made!
  • Dec 20, 2020
    brutally good, this beginning was very promising for history, has good characters and is consistent with its origins, the action sequences here is also quite creative and has a little bit of essential violence in this anime.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Season 1 Review: The series excels in its Characters and creativity. Has interesting fight scenes that are unique to Dragon Ball. Is tarnished by its pacing. Highlights Include: Goku and Piccolo Vs. Raditz, Piccolo training Gohan, Terror on Arlia Episode, Plight of the Children Episode, Goku training with King Kai, Goku Vs Vegeta, Downsides Include: Snakeway Filler, Pacing, Unnecessary hell subplot, Nappa (in my opinion) 3.5/5

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