Dragon Ball Z: Season 1

1996 TV-PG 6 discs

Dragon Ball Z: Season 1

1996 TV-PG 6 discs
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Goku must defend Earth against the evil Saiyans, who want the wish-granting powers of the Dragon Balls for their ruthless selves, in this anime saga. With the Saiyans carving a path of destruction across the galaxy, Goku embarks on an epic journey.
Masako Nozawa, Daisuke Gouri, Hiromi Tsuru, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Mayumi Shou, Mayumi Tanaka, Miki Itô, Naoko Watanabe, Ryô Horikawa, Takeshi Kusao, Tôru Furuya, Toshio Furukawa, Yuko Minaguchi
Daisuke Nishio
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Japanese: DTS 5.1 Surround
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this show is an enormously popular sequel to the anime series Dragon Ball and has a huge following across the globe. Consistent strong themes include good triumphing over evil, putting family first, and working as a team. Still, there's no shortage of violent scenes; characters get hurt, unconventional weapons are used, and the dialogue includes language about killing, decimating, and destroying. While the show is massively appealing to anime fans, parents need to be aware that the strong violent visuals may frighten some kids.

Sexual Content

Girl characters show cleavage and wear short skirts. Flirty behavior with boys.


Characters are tied up and threatened. Others fall in pain. Lots of energy blasts knock others over.


No swearing, but lots of threatening language. "You are going to die." "Don't die before I have the pleasure of killing you."

Social Behavior

Overall, good overcomes evil, and episodes include themes related to the importance of family and teamwork. That said, violence is often the way that conflicts are dealt with.


A full line of toys, books, games, and DVDs have been designed around the storyline and characters.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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