See also: List of Dragon Ball Z episodes
Dragon Ball Z (ドラゴンボール
In 1995, FUNimation licensed Dragon Ball Z for an English-language release in North America. This dub of Dragon Ball Z had mandated cuts to content and length, which reduced the first 67 episodes to 53. The series premiered in the U.S. on September 13, 1996 in first-run syndication, but was cancelled after two seasons due to a lack of interest from syndication companies.
On August 31, 1998, re-runs of the cancelled dub began airing on Cartoon Network as part of the channel's weekday afternoon programming block Toonami. Due to the success of these re-runs on Toonami, Funimation resumed production on Dragon Ball Z's English dub by themselves, but could no longer afford the services of Ocean Studios without Saban's financial assistance. This led to Funimation creating its own in-house voice cast at their Texas-based studio, as well as a new background score composed by Bruce Faulconer. This new dub featured less censorship (due to fewer restrictions on cable programming) and premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami from September 13, 1999 to April 7, 2003; continuing in re-runs through 2008.
The anime sagas served as the names for each individual season of the Dragon Ball Z anime. They were named during the DVD release for the series. The anime sagas are as follows:
- Saiyan Saga
- Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas
- Frieza Saga
- Garlic Jr., Trunks, and Androids Sagas
- Imperfect Cell and Perfect Cell Sagas
- Cell Games Saga
- Great Saiyaman and World Tournament Sagas
- Babidi and Majin Buu Sagas
- Fusion and Kid Buu Sagas
- Dragon Ball Z: Return My Gohan!!
- Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Guy
- Dragon Ball Z: A Super Decisive Battle for Earth
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiyan Son Gokū
- Dragon Ball Z: The Incredible Strongest versus Strongest
- Dragon Ball Z: Clash!! 10 Billion Powerful Warriors
- Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyans
- Dragon Ball Z: Burn Up!! A Red-Hot, Raging, Super-Fierce Fight
- Dragon Ball Z: The Galaxy at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy
- Dragon Ball Z: The Dangerous Duo! Super Warriors Can't Rest
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Warrior Defeat!! I'm the One Who'll Win
- Dragon Ball Z: The Rebirth of Fusion!! Gokū and Vegeta
- Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Gokū Won't Do It, Who Will?
- Dragon Ball Z: God and God
- Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"