All member reviews for Dragon Ball Z Kai

Common Sense Media says

Remake of popular anime series is still very violent.

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Kid, 10 years old June 6, 2011

#4 on Worst TV Role Models? Are you serious?

I came across an article on this site called "Worst TV Role Models." Most of the time I just ignore the parental junk, but I decide to go in it. Dragon Ball Z Kai, Goku and Gohan?! Bad role models?! FOR TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD?! This show is perfectly appropriate and cool too!
Teen, 13 years old Written byToonamiFan13 July 5, 2013

Kai Uncut Version

There is an uncut version of Dragonball Z Kai avalible only on DVD and Blu-Ray (clips can be found on Funimation's website). In the uncut version, there is a lot more blood (in one case it had to be censored in Japan) and swearing than the CW and Nicktoons version. So if you have a pre-teen who wants to see the show in it's unedited format, be cautious of the adult content in the show.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byChronoTrigger July 3, 2011

Pretty good...

I watch this every Saturday on Nicktoons. It's a good anime. I don't think anyone under 8 years old should watch it. There are a few very small, subtle adult themes. If you're not watching the Nicktoons edit, then don't let your kids watch the other edit; just let them watch the Nicktoons one. Since this comes from Japan, it does have some strong themes that Americans are not comfortable with, but, it's typical anime- you'll get used to it sooner or later.
Teen, 16 years old Written bymkalv October 21, 2010

Action cartoon one of the best!

I really like this show. It isn't as good as the books, but this is a show any kid ot tween could like. It does have a lot of violence, though.
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Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byXenotech2000 July 25, 2015
Dragon Ball Z Kai is an edited version of the popular anime Dragon Ball Z. Kai removes the filler(episodes which do not advance the plot) from Z, making it closer to the manga's story. As for how safe this show is for children, it really depends on which version of Dragon Ball Z Kai you are watching. Certain versions, such as the nick toons edit, remove blood, profanity, and suggestive language to a certain degree. This review, however, concerns the uncut, original version of the show. Dragon Ball Z Kai is an action show which focuses on martial arts. Naturally, violence is nearly always present in the show as the characters are constantly fighting enemies. Some mild profanity occasionally occurs. One side character, Master Roshi, is a pervert and makes many suggestive comments and acts perverted towards other female characters. Please note that Roshi rarely shows up in the entirety of the show and he is not present for almost entire seasons of the show. Some characters are shown drinking but, as far as I recall, the show never explicitly calls the beverage alcoholic. Multiple characters are also either heavily or injured or killed. Those who are killed are shown passing into the "next world", which is Kai's portrayal of the afterlife. There is virtually no consumerism in this show, as it takes place in an "alternate Earth". Practically all products are made by the fictional company "Capsule Corporation" which is run by the recurring character Dr. Brief, father of side character Bulma. The show's conflicts mainly stem from the theme of "Good Vs. Evil". Goku, the show's main character, is constantly training to become the greatest martial artist and never stops believing in himself. Though he is usually outclassed by the current villain, his tenacity allows him to overcome any obstacle, including the villain.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 8 years old July 8, 2013

Great

Well The Uncut Version Has Mild Cursing And Blood But The Edited Version Is Okay So They Even Showed It On NickToons
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byTurtlelover70 June 29, 2013

Best ever !

Has a lot of violence but no blood and they sometimes say p*ssed , d*mn , and b*stard
Kid, 12 years old December 6, 2012

Is Dragon ball z kai good for kids?

It may have graphic blood and for the uncut 12&up. Some kids will be frighten by the blood. Dragon ball z witch has way more blood is 10&up
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Great role models
Too much violence
Adult Written bymoviemaker201 September 23, 2012

DBZ'S BACK, BABY!!! XD

What a series! That's right, Z fans, DBZ is back, and better than ever! Digitally remastered, no filler, (FINALLY XD) more true to the manga, and with a catchy new theme song! (Plus, your kids will like it too, so you can talk DBZ geek with them!) The series gets its name from the seven magic "Dragon Balls," that, once gathered together, summon the dragon Sheron to grant any one wish. This anime sums up Dragon Ball into a prologue and picks up where it ends. It has been five years since Goku has defeated Piccolo Junior, and he has been living a peaceful life with his wife, Chi-Chi and their son, Gohan (named after Goku's grandfather.) Then, a super powerful fighter named Raditz appears, claims he's Goku's brother, and tells Goku that he's an alien called a Saiyan, and that's where he gets his super abilities. (Flight, Super Strength, and Ka-Me-Ha-Me-Ha wave, just to name a few.) Raditz kidnaps Gohan, so Piccolo and Goku face Raditz, but the result of the fight is Goku and Raditz dying, two more powerful Saiyans coming to earth, and Piccolo kidnapping Gohan to train him! After a year of preparation and training, (Goku in heaven) Goku's friends gather the Dragon Balls and wish Goku back to life! Will it be enough to beat the evil Saiyans? Parents should know that there are three versions of this anime: The CW4Kids version, which has no blood, cussing, or nudity. Violence: 5/10 Even though the blood is nil, there's still plenty of violence between good and evil in every episode. Sex: 4/10 People in tighty-whities and boxers, non-sexually. Language: 1/10 Darn it, Shut up, Stupid, and idiot is as bad as it gets. Rated TV-Y7 FV. This is ON for kids 7+. Then there's the Nicktoons version, which has some blood, and still no cussing or nudity. Violence: 6/10 On some occasions, characters have small bloody noses or lips, or maybe a small cut. Sex and Language are the same as the CW4Kids version. Rated TV-Y7 FV. ON for 9+. Finally, the uncut version, which has lots of blood, mild profanities, and non-sexual nudity. Violence: 8/10 Blood is coughed up, spurts out of wounds, and numerous bloody cuts and scrapes are visible. Sex: Non-graphic nor sexual nudity during healing scenes or after transformations into large apes. Language: 5/10 Infrequent use of D**n, B******, H***, and Crap. This is ON for 12+.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byhwarming May 9, 2012

Show shouldn't be feared

Very scaled down from Z, less gore and violence, no sexual conduct. But the story remains intact. I know Dragon Ball Z has a reputation, and I grew up watching this show, and I didn't learn violence from it. I learned honour, pride, bravery, standing up for what's right, friendship, and that learning is important. I believe parents need to look over the violence and see the real charm of the show. The 2 main heroes, Goku and Gohan, are both peaceloving people who only fight as a last resort, and NEVER fight to kill. Always offering peace to their foes.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byUlisaBarbic February 6, 2011
I find this version of DBZ still very enjoyable. There are still some good role models among the heroes but one thing to keep in mind is that there are 2 versions of this show: the aired version and the uncut version on the DVDs. Aired: Blood is generally cut, dialogue lines are changed Uncut: There is a lot more blood but the major difference that may be of concern to parents is that the dialogue contains a LOT more cursing: several minor words but in intense battles, there are some major curse words thrown around, by both the villains and the heroes.
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 2 year old Written byjoshfable July 30, 2010
i im a now it all of the dragon ball z series and dragonball z kai falls far away from it it doesent use as muck language as it use to in the dragonball z uncut version it doesent show as much blood and nudety nether the only u will see is sum of the villins where no cloths but they dount be humans and mabe goku and his freinds when they fight they shirt may be off as its preves 1 and it never was a scary picture un less u or scard of c sum 1 lieing on the floor not moving it has lots of violince but hey news does 2 and the funny pictures u watch with your family does show reel pepole gettin injured etc its educational and teaches the children postive values it lets them now that good is allways more power full then evil and its good to follow your heart etc so its a good show to help teach sum kids of the power of good
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Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byMoe.O July 29, 2015

Most Reviews Are Wrong

Some people are saying it is inappropriate but the kai version is especially made for young age groups like nine to thirteen
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Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012

A disgrace to Dragon Ball Z.

This is a HORRIBLE remake of the highest rated Anime (Japenese Animation) of all time.They made the main character lame,they turned the powers stupid,ect.
Adult Written byKing tiger VI April 24, 2011

it Ok for kids

it ok for kids for uncut version I say about 9-up!
Adult Written bySsj4gokugirl November 5, 2010

If you don't want your kids watching it,don't let them

Ok well first of all not trying to be rude but if you don't want your kids watching it,don't let them. There are lots of other people who love the show and would be very disapointed if it started getting bad ratings then geting canceled because you don't want your own kids watching it.
Adult Written byAllie Pierson June 9, 2012

This does not hold a candle to the original, and I mean that.

DBZ Kai sucks.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written byTrenton Williamson November 27, 2011

Good show for kids 9 and up

It's a pretty good show maybe a little violence but the blood is taken away and replacing with black stuff where the blood is. But the uncut episodes on DVDs have really occasional swears like B******
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Adult Written byangelus269 May 31, 2011

What kids should be watching!

Most every review here kind of gets it wrong. This show is not violent for violence's sake. This show uses the martial arts (although an exaggerated version of it) to teach that it's alright to stand up and defend others for what is right. Also, it is just being realistic in the portrayal that if you do stand up for those who are weaker and can't or won't defend themselves, the possibility exists that you can die. Granted, the Dragon Balls negate that fact, however, it wouldn't be a fantasy series then. I have the uncut series, and I have never heard any strong objectionable language. And for those who claim to know better, Master Roshi is a pervert in the series, and he's normally ogling women or women's magazines. He would probably be the most objectionable person in this series. The other characters are shown positively throughout the series, as they all grow and change, especially Vegeta, who, through Goku's mercy and compassion, seems to slowly win Vegeta over as a force for good. Also, remember that Anime is from Japan, and they have different sensibilities than the U.S. Those differences are what should be explained to the kids.
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Adult Written byNeyer November 15, 2010

Highly recommended coming your way!

The show has rather violent tendencies, especially towards enemies, but don't let that scare you. The main protagonist, Goku, has a son, Gohan, and a wife, Chi-Chi, and he's very much a family man. He has a positive attitude and he, along with his friends and companions, are constantly striving to encourage younger children and change the evil ways of their enemies. Goku is mainly the only character who attempts to change his enemies to the side of good and usually gives them several chances. He only becomes violent when they refuse to change and threaten his family, his friends, or the lives of the innocent. There are lots of positive messages, such as overcoming all odds and never giving up, even when it seems hopeless, and many of the main characters are rather good role models. Not all of them are, mind you, the only real exception being Vegeta who seems to like using violence to get his way and teach lessons. All the characters work hard to get stronger, sometimes for months or years in the series timeline, and it gives the message that the children who watch it should do the same (whether in schoolwork, sports, or otherwise). I highly recommend this show for anyone above the age of ten, especially since I started watching the original when I was much younger. Don't let the violence scare you too much. The edited version has no blood or exposure whatsoever and the unedited version, while it has some blood, only has a one scene (that I can recall) when a character's butt is showed due to a wardrobe malfunction. Language is not really an issue, but heck and idiot are used most commonly. There isn't any product placement issues considering this is simply a remake of the original. This remake makes the entires series about a hundred episodes whereas the original was over two-hundred episodes and became rather long-winded after the Namek Saga.
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