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(out of 13 reviews)
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Review this title!
Adult Written byangelus269 May 31, 2011
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byNeyer November 15, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byUlisaBarbic February 6, 2011
AGE
12
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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.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byKing tiger VI April 24, 2011
AGE
7
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it Ok for kids

it ok for kids for uncut version I say about 9-up!
Adult Written bySsj4gokugirl November 5, 2010
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

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.
Parent of a 2 year old Written byjoshfable July 30, 2010
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6
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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
What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byHot Fuss December 10, 2011
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Uncut is better.

Dragon Ball Z Kai is better uncut. So this review deals with the uncut version. The edited version on TV is for 9 and up, but the uncensored blu-ray and DVDs aren't. First off, there's a lot more violence. Blood is shown, and it's pretty obvious. Characters kill, and one main character, Krillin dies twice. For example, a one-year old Namekian child is violently killed on-screen in front of his friends and family. You can see the bloodied corpse, and then his family is killed next. Sex is also an issue- Master Roshi is a pervert and owns pornographic magazines. He also likes to grope and squeeze Bulma's breats. Also, Bulma and Vegeta have sex even though they are not married (not shown, but heavily implied). Profanity is major issue. Words such as "b itch" and "b astard" are thrown around constantly, with b itch being said 14 times and b astard being said 78 times. Also, Master Roshi smokes and drinks beer. Dr Briefs drinks wine and also smokes.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 11 and 11 year old Written byResponibleParentOf2 July 12, 2011
AGE
18
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Graphic; extremely violent!

EXTREME VIOLENCE! It's easy to imitate, too! Your kids could end up in the EMERGENCY ROOM! Horrible, horrible, horrible!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written byTrenton Williamson November 27, 2011
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

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******
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written bymoviemaker201 September 23, 2012
AGE
12
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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+.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

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 byAllie Pierson June 9, 2012
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

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
Adult Written byhwarming May 9, 2012
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

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