Parents' Guide to

Dragon Ball Z

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Anime series stands the test of time, but very violent.

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age 10+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 10+

Very Good Sequel

This is the perfect sequel show and before i talk about the show it was amazing how they did such a great time jump form db to dbz even though dbz came out a week after db but let me talk about the show. At the start it establishes the characters well as it should, the fight scenes feel more just overall better i don't know why but theres less nudity than db which is definitely for the better it sends a good message to never give up, and if i could i'd give it six stars. (Also another good thing is that if you are lazy you can skip to dbz first which is cool i guess 😂)

This title has:

Great messages
age 6+



This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28):
Kids say (104):

Having stood the test of time for more than a decade, there's little to debate about the appeal of Dragon Ball Z. Parents who haven't seen any anime before may not understand the genre's worldwide following. You'll need to watch a few shows to understand the characters, story, and consistent messages that are the main reasons for this show's longevity.

Compared to its predecessor, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, has many more battle and fight scenes and more violent language -- but, then again, it's also more popular. Goku and Gohan use "ki" (life force) to perform spectacular feats such as flying or firing laser blasts from their fingertips. Cool to some viewers, scary to others; it's a parent's call to decide whether or not the content is appropriate for their kids. Parents also need to be aware of the skimpy clothes worn by female characters, as well as some flirty behavior and language directed at the males.

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