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32 Fun Facts About the Dragon Ball Z Series

Updated July 30, 2020 64k votes 12.2k voters 9.7m views32 items

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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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    Piccolo and Gohan are Closer in Age Than They Seem

    Piccolo is only four years older than Gohan! Namekians grow and age much faster than Humans or Saiyans, seeing as how Piccolo was already nearly full-grown by the age of three. He actually fought Goku in the first tournament when he was just three years old.

     Source: IMDb
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    Dragon Ball Z Is One of the Top 50 Shows of All Time on IMDb

    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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    Dragon Ball Involves Just Under 200 Fights

    There are 187 fights from the start of Dragon Ball to the end of Dragon Ball Z.


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    Piccolo Was Briefly the Most Powerful Character

    After Piccolo fused with Kami during the Androids Saga, he became the strongest being in the Dragon Ball universe for a brief period. This merger made him even more powerful than all of the Super Saiyans at their current levels.

    Slightly related note: At a whopping 7'4" tall, Piccolo is the tallest Z fighter by a wide margin.

    Source: Anime Balls Deep YouTube

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