Anime Underground 32 Fun Facts About the Dragon Ball Z Series  

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With this list of Dragon Ball Z trivia facts, we're taking a look back at the epic anime franchise, from the original Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball: Resurrection.
 
Dragon, Dragon, Call the Dragon. Dragon Ball Z! That theme song played in so many homes almost every day for much of the early 2000's. This was a show was instrumental in popularizing anime in America. Dragon Ball Z became a full-blown pop culture phenomenon, making Toonami a fixture in childhood entertainment.

It's effects are still felt to this day. The original show, Dragon Ball, aired in Japan in 1986, before many of its most loyal fans were even born. Just three years later, the franchise became a powerhouse with Dragon Ball Z. Then, in 1996, the Dragon Ball Z series arrived Stateside and changed the landscape of anime specifically and cartoons in general.

If the franchise was a huge part of your childhood, then you're going to love this list of Dragon Ball Z trivia. And if you still thrill along to Goku's adventures, then these Dragon Ball Z fun facts will have you waxing nostalgic in no time. Vote up your favorite facts below.
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Dragon Ball Z Is One of the Top 50 Shows of All Time on IMDb


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As of July 2015,  Dragonball Z is currently ranked #35 on IMDb's "Highest Rated TV Series With At Least 6,000 Votes", with a score of 8.9/10.

Source: IMDb's Highest Rated TV Series

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Goku really loves that Kamehameha Wave


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Goku's trademark movie is is the Kamehameha, an attack which takes total focus of his chi. He manages to do this move a whopping 97 times (!) from the time he learns it to the end of the Dragon Ball Z series. 
 
Source: Anime Balls Deep Youtube
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Vegeta Really Doesn't Like the Name Goku


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Vegeta almost always refers to Goku by his Saiyan birth name "Kakarot", but has on rare occasions addressed him as Goku. Vegeta actually says the name "Goku" only eight times throughout the series.

Source: Dragonball Wikia

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Technically, It's KING Vegeta


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Vegeta is technically the king of all Saiyans, not just the prince. His father is killed by Frieza, making him the rightful heir to the throne. He probably makes no claim to the throne out of respect for his fallen father.

Source: Dragonball Wikia