You haven’t seen Dragon Ball Z in all its glory, until you’ve seen these awesome flipbook battle episodes by YouTube user “etoilec1” from France. Some of them include Gohan vs. Janemba, Broly vs. Vegeta, and more. Continue reading to see them all.
3. Gohan vs. Janemba
With the ending of Dragon Ball, Toei Animation quickly released a second anime series, Dragon Ball Z, commonly abbreviated as DBZ.
Picking up a few years after the series first left off, Dragon Ball Z is adapted from the final twenty-six volumes of the manga series on Weekly Shonen Jump from 1989�1995, it premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on April 26, 1989, taking over its predecessor’s time slot, and ran for 291 episodes until its conclusion on January 31, 1996.
2. Broly vs. Vegeta
Following their short-lived dub of Dragon Ball in 1995, Funimation began production on an English-language release of Dragon Ball Z. They collaborated with Saban Entertainment to finance and distribute the series to television, sub-licensed home video distribution to Pioneer Entertainment (later known as Geneon Universal Entertainment), contracted Ocean Productions to dub the anime into English, and hired Shuki Levy to compose an alternate musical score.
This dub of Dragon Ball Z was heavily edited for content, as well as length; reducing the first 67 episodes into 53. The series premiered in the U.S. on September 13, 1996 in first-run syndication, but also struggled to find a substantial audience during its run and was ultimately cancelled after two seasons.
1. Goku vs. Buu
In 2006, Funimation remastered the episodes cropped to 16:9 widescreen format and then began releasing the series to Region 1 DVD in nine individual season box sets, with the first set released on February 6, 2007 and the final set released on May 19, 2009. These sets were notable for including the option of hearing Funimation’s in-house dub alongside the original Japanese music, an option that had previously not been available.
Other options included hearing the in-house dub with the American soundtrack composed by Bruce Faulconer and Nathan Johnson, and a third option included watching the original Japanese version, with the original Japanese soundtrack and English subtitles. In July 2009, Funimation announced that they would be re-releasing Dragon Ball Z in a new seven-volume DVD set called the “Dragon Boxes.” Based on the original series masters with frame-by-frame restoration, the first set was released on November 10, 2009 and the final set was released on October 11, 2011. Unlike the season box sets, Funimation’s “Dragon Box” release is presented in the original 4:3 fullscreen format.