Dragon Ball Z Filler List / Guide and Order to Watch ⬇️ (2023)

Dragon Ball Z Filler List is a guide where we can see chapter by chapter if it is a canonical chapter for the original story, or if it is a filler chapter.

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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is a Manga and Anime series, in many occasions these series differ in some points of their story between the Manga (Comic) and the Anime (Cartoon), since usually filler is added in the anime to give time to the Manga to advance in the original story.

Filler List Index

  • 📝Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide Manga and Anime
  • ⚠️ Dragon Ball Z Filler List and Order to Watch
  • 🐉What is Dragon Ball Z: Anime and Manga
  • 🔮Dragon Ball Z Characters

📝Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide Manga and Anime

With Dragon Ball Z Filler Guide you will be able to know exactly which chapters of Dragon Ball Z are canonical and which are filler, and go directly to the content you are most interested in:

Manga Canon EpisodesMixed Canon / Filler EpisodesFiller EpisodesAnime Canon Episodes
1-8, 19, 21-38, 45-99, 101, 103-107, 118-123, 126-169, 172-173, 175-194, 200-201, 205-228, 230-250, 252-273, 275-286, 289-29111, 17-18, 20, 44, 204, 229, 251, 2879-10, 12-16, 39-43, 100, 102, 108-117, 124-125, 170-171, 174, 195-199, 202-203, 274, 288

⚠️ Dragon Ball Z Filler List and Order to Watch

Here is the complete list of Dragon Ball Z chapters in order to watch them and with their corresponding filler chapters marked in case you want to skip those non-canonical parts of the story.

1The New ThreatManga Canon26/04/1989
2ReunionsManga Canon09/05/1989
3Unlikely AllianceManga Canon10/05/1989
4Piccolo’s PlanManga Canon17/05/1989
5Gohan’s RageManga Canon24/05/1989
6No Time Like the PresentManga Canon07/06/1989
7Day 1Manga Canon14/06/1989
8Gohan Goes Bananas!Manga Canon21/06/1989
9The Strangest RobotFiller28/06/1989
10A New FriendFiller05/07/1989
11Terror on ArliaMixed Canon/Filler12/07/1989
12Global TrainingFiller19/07/1989
13Goz and MezFiller26/07/1989
14Princess SnakeFiller02/08/1989
15Dueling PiccolosFiller09/08/1989
16Plight of the ChildrenFiller16/08/1989
17Pendulum Room PerilMixed Canon/Filler30/08/1989
18The End of Snake WayMixed Canon/Filler06/09/1989
19Defying GravityManga Canon13/09/1989
20Goku’s AncestorsMixed Canon/Filler20/09/1989
21Counting DownManga Canon27/09/1989
22The Darkest DayManga Canon11/10/1989
23Saibamen Attack!Manga Canon18/10/1989
24The Power of NappaManga Canon25/10/1989
25SacrificeManga Canon31/10/1989
26Nappa’s RampageManga Canon08/11/1989
27Nimbus SpeedManga Canon22/11/1989
28Goku’s ArrivalManga Canon29/11/1989
29Lesson Number OneManga Canon06/12/1989
30Goku vs. VegetaManga Canon13/12/1989
31Saiyan Sized SecretManga Canon20/12/1989
32Spirit Bomb Away!Manga Canon17/01/1990
33Hero in the ShadowsManga Canon24/01/1990
34Krillin’s OffensiveManga Canon31/01/1990
35MercyManga Canon07/02/1990
36Picking Up the PiecesManga Canon14/02/1990
37Plans for DepartureManga Canon21/02/1990
38Nursing WoundsManga Canon28/02/1990
39Friends or Foes?Filler07/03/1990
40Held CaptiveFiller14/03/1990
41Friends or Foes?Filler21/03/1990
42The Search ContinuesFiller04/04/1990
43A Friendly SurpriseFiller11/04/1990
44Brood of EvilMixed Canon/Filler18/04/1990
45Frieza Strikes!Manga Canon25/04/1990
46Defying OrdersManga Canon02/05/1990
47Namek’s DefenseManga Canon09/05/1990
48The HuntedManga Canon16/05/1990
49The Prince Fights BackManga Canon23/05/1990
50Unexpected ProblemManga Canon30/05/1990
51Vegeta has a BallManga Canon06/06/1990
52The Past and FutureManga Canon20/06/1990
53Zarbon’s SurpriseManga Canon27/06/1990
54Guru’s GiftManga Canon04/07/1990
55Piccolo vs. EveryoneManga Canon18/07/1990
56Zarbon’s MissionManga Canon01/08/1990
57Gohan, the HuntedManga Canon08/08/1990
58Unknown EnemiesManga Canon22/08/1990
59Destination: GuruManga Canon29/08/1990
60Bulma’s Big DayManga Canon05/09/1990
61Hidden PowerManga Canon12/09/1990
62New Ally, New ProblemManga Canon19/09/1990
63Guldo’s Mind BindsManga Canon26/09/1990
64Recoome UnleashedManga Canon24/10/1990
65Let the Battle BeginManga Canon31/10/1990
66Goku’s New PowerManga Canon07/11/1990
67A Legend RevealedManga Canon14/11/1990
68Ginyu AssaultManga Canon21/11/1990
69Incredible Force!Manga Canon28/11/1990
70Frieza ApproachesManga Canon05/12/1990
71Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is GokuManga Canon12/12/1990
72Calling the Eternal DragonManga Canon19/12/1990
73Gohan-Defeat Your Dad!Manga Canon16/01/1991
74Captain Ginyu… The FrogManga Canon23/01/1991
75Password is PorungaManga Canon30/01/1991
76Piccolo’s ReturnManga Canon06/02/1991
77The FusionManga Canon13/02/1991
78Fighting Power: One Million??Manga Canon20/02/1991
79Gohan AttacksManga Canon27/02/1991
80Piccolo the Super-NamekManga Canon06/03/1991
81Deja vuManga Canon13/03/1991
82Frieza’s Second TransformationManga Canon20/03/1991
83Another Transformation?Manga Canon27/03/1991
84Dende’s DemiseManga Canon03/04/1991
85The Renewed GokuManga Canon10/04/1991
86The End of VegetaManga Canon17/04/1991
87The Ultimate BattleManga Canon24/04/1991
88Clash of the Super PowersManga Canon01/05/1991
89Frieza’s BoastManga Canon08/05/1991
90Bold and FearlessManga Canon15/05/1991
91Embodiment of FireManga Canon22/05/1991
92Trump CardManga Canon29/05/1991
93Keep the Chance AliveManga Canon05/06/1991
94Power of the SpiritManga Canon12/06/1991
95Transformed at LastManga Canon19/06/1991
96Explosion of AngerManga Canon26/06/1991
97Namek’s DestructionManga Canon03/07/1991
98A Final AttackManga Canon10/07/1991
99Approaching DestructionManga Canon17/07/1991
100Gohan ReturnsFiller24/07/1991
101The Last WishManga Canon31/07/1991
102Duel on a Vanishing PlanetFiller07/08/1991
103Pathos of FriezaManga Canon14/08/1991
104Frieza Defeated!!Manga Canon21/08/1991
105Mighty Blast of RageManga Canon28/08/1991
106Namek’s Explosion… Goku’s End?Manga Canon04/09/1991
107Goku’s Alive!!Manga Canon11/09/1991
108The Heavens TrembleFiller18/09/1991
109Black Fog of TerrorFiller25/09/1991
110Battle in Kami’s LookoutFiller02/10/1991
111Fight With PiccoloFiller09/10/1991
112Call For RestorationFiller16/10/1991
113Suicidal CourseFiller23/10/1991
114Extreme MeasuresFiller30/10/1991
115The World AwakensFiller06/11/1991
116Brief Chance for VictoryFiller13/11/1991
117Krillin’s ProposalFiller20/11/1991
118Frieza’s CounterattackManga Canon27/11/1991
119The Mysterious YouthManga Canon04/12/1991
120Another Super Saiyan?Manga Canon11/12/1991
121Welcome Back GokuManga Canon18/12/1991
122Mystery RevealedManga Canon15/01/1992
123Goku’s Special TechniqueManga Canon22/01/1992
124Z Warriors PrepareFiller29/01/1992
125Goku’s OrdealFiller05/02/1992
126The Androids AppearManga Canon12/02/1992
127A Handy TrickManga Canon19/02/1992
128Double Trouble for GokuManga Canon26/02/1992
129Upgrade to Super SaiyanManga Canon04/03/1992
130The Secret of Dr. GeroManga Canon11/03/1992
131More Androids?!Manga Canon18/03/1992
132Follow Dr. GeroManga Canon25/03/1992
133Nightmare Comes TrueManga Canon01/04/1992
134Goku’s AssassinManga Canon08/04/1992
135Deadly BeautyManga Canon15/04/1992
136No Match for the AndroidsManga Canon22/04/1992
137Last Ditch EffortManga Canon29/04/1992
138Closing InManga Canon06/05/1992
139Unwelcome DiscoveryManga Canon13/05/1992
140Seized with FearManga Canon20/05/1992
141The ReunionManga Canon27/05/1992
142Borrowed PowersManga Canon03/06/1992
143His Name is CellManga Canon10/06/1992
144Piccolo’s FollyManga Canon17/06/1992
145Laboratory BasementManga Canon24/06/1992
146Our Hero AwakesManga Canon01/07/1992
147Time ChamberManga Canon08/07/1992
148The Monster Is ComingManga Canon15/07/1992
149He’s HereManga Canon22/07/1992
150Up to PiccoloManga Canon29/07/1992
151Silent WarriorManga Canon05/08/1992
152Say Goodbye, 17Manga Canon12/08/1992
153SacrificeManga Canon19/08/1992
154Saiyans EmergeManga Canon26/08/1992
155Super VegetaManga Canon02/09/1992
156Bow to the PrinceManga Canon09/09/1992
157Hour of TemptationManga Canon16/09/1992
158Krillin’s Decision.Manga Canon23/09/1992
159The Last DefenseManga Canon30/09/1992
160Cell is CompleteManga Canon14/10/1992
161Vegeta Must PayManga Canon21/10/1992
162Trunks AscendsManga Canon28/10/1992
163Saving ThrowManga Canon04/11/1992
164Ghosts from TomorrowManga Canon11/11/1992
165The Cell GamesManga Canon18/11/1992
166What is the Tournament?Manga Canon25/11/1992
167The Doomsday BroadcastManga Canon02/12/1992
168Meet Me in the RingManga Canon09/12/1992
169No Worries HereManga Canon16/12/1992
170A Girl Named LimeFiller13/01/1993
171Memories of GohanFiller20/01/1993
172A New GuardianManga Canon27/01/1993
173Dende’s DragonManga Canon03/02/1993
174The Puzzle of General TaoFiller10/02/1993
175The Games BeginManga Canon17/02/1993
176Losers Fight FirstManga Canon03/03/1993
177Goku vs. CellManga Canon10/03/1993
178Cell’s Bag of TricksManga Canon17/03/1993
179No More RulesManga Canon31/03/1993
180The Fight is OverManga Canon07/04/1993
181Faith in a BoyManga Canon14/04/1993
182Gohan’s PleaManga Canon21/04/1993
183Android ExplosionManga Canon28/04/1993
184Cell Juniors Attack!Manga Canon05/05/1993
185AwakeningManga Canon12/05/1993
186The Unstoppable GohanManga Canon19/05/1993
187Cell’s Break DownManga Canon26/05/1993
188A Hero’s FarewellManga Canon02/06/1993
189Cell Returns!Manga Canon16/06/1993
190The Horror Won’t EndManga Canon23/06/1993
191Save the WorldManga Canon30/06/1993
192Goku’s DecisionManga Canon07/07/1993
193One More WishManga Canon14/07/1993
194Free the FutureManga Canon21/07/1993
195Warriors of the DeadFiller28/07/1993
196Tournament BeginsFiller11/08/1993
197Water FightFiller18/08/1993
198Final RoundFiller25/08/1993
199Goku vs. PikkonFiller01/09/1993
200Gohan Goes to High SchoolManga Canon08/09/1993
201I am Saiyaman!Manga Canon15/09/1993
202Gohan’s First DateFiller29/09/1993
203Rescue VidelFiller20/10/1993
204BlackmailMixed Canon/Filler27/10/1993
205I’ll Fight Too!Manga Canon03/11/1993
206The Newest Super SaiyanManga Canon10/11/1993
207Take Flight, VidelManga Canon17/11/1993
208Gather for the TournamentManga Canon24/11/1993
209Camera ShyManga Canon08/12/1993
210The World TournamentManga Canon15/12/1993
211Trunks vs. GotenManga Canon22/12/1993
212Best of the BoysManga Canon12/01/1994
213Big Trouble, Little TrunksManga Canon19/01/1994
214Who Will Fight Who?Manga Canon26/01/1994
215Forfeit of PiccoloManga Canon02/02/1994
216A Dark and Secret PowerManga Canon09/02/1994
217Videl Is CrushedManga Canon16/02/1994
218Identities RevealedManga Canon23/02/1994
219Energy DrainManga Canon02/03/1994
220The Wizard’s CurseManga Canon09/03/1994
221King of the DemonsManga Canon16/03/1994
222Vegeta AttacksManga Canon23/03/1994
223Next Up, GokuManga Canon13/04/1994
224Battle SupremeManga Canon20/04/1994
225Eighteen UnmasksManga Canon27/04/1994
226Pay to WinManga Canon04/05/1994
227Heart of a VillainManga Canon18/05/1994
228The Dark Prince ReturnsManga Canon25/05/1994
229Vegeta’s PrideMixed Canon/Filler15/06/1994
230The Long Awaited FightManga Canon22/06/1994
231Magic Ball of BuuManga Canon29/06/1994
232Buu is HatchedManga Canon06/07/1994
233The Losses BeginManga Canon13/07/1994
234The Terror of Mr. BuuManga Canon27/07/1994
235Meal TimeManga Canon03/08/1994
236The Warrior’s DecisionManga Canon17/08/1994
237Final AtonementManga Canon24/08/1994
238Evil Lives OnManga Canon31/08/1994
239Find the Dragon BallsManga Canon07/09/1994
240RevivalManga Canon21/09/1994
241Global AnnouncementManga Canon28/09/1994
242Learn to Fuse!Manga Canon12/10/1994
243The Z SwordManga Canon19/10/1994
244Race to Capsule Corp.Manga Canon02/11/1994
245Super Saiyan 3?!Manga Canon09/11/1994
246Buu’s MutinyManga Canon16/11/1994
247The Fusion DanceManga Canon23/11/1994
248Goku’s Time is UpManga Canon30/11/1994
249Return to Other WorldManga Canon07/12/1994
250Out from the Broken SwordManga Canon14/12/1994
251Gotenks Is BornMixed Canon/Filler21/12/1994
252Unlikely FriendshipManga Canon11/01/1995
253I Kill No MoreManga Canon25/01/1995
254The Evil of MenManga Canon01/02/1995
255Buu Against BuuManga Canon08/02/1995
256Empty PlanetManga Canon15/02/1995
257Time StruggleManga Canon22/02/1995
258Super Moves of GotenksManga Canon01/03/1995
259Trapped In ForeverManga Canon08/03/1995
260Feeding FrenzyManga Canon15/03/1995
261Gotenks Is Awesome!Manga Canon22/03/1995
262Unlucky BreakManga Canon26/04/1995
263A Whole New GohanManga Canon03/05/1995
264Search for SurvivorsManga Canon17/05/1995
265Majin-Buu TransformsManga Canon24/05/1995
266The Old Kai’s WeaponManga Canon31/05/1995
267Ready to Fuse?Manga Canon07/06/1995
268Union of RivalsManga Canon28/06/1995
269Meet VegitoManga Canon05/07/1995
270Rip in the UniverseManga Canon12/07/1995
271Vegito… DownsizedManga Canon19/07/1995
272The Incredible Fighting CandyManga Canon26/07/1995
273The Innards of BuuManga Canon02/08/1995
274Mind TrapFiller09/08/1995
275Deadly VisionManga Canon16/08/1995
276Evil Kid Buu!Manga Canon23/08/1995
277End of EarthManga Canon06/09/1995
278True Saiyans Fight AloneManga Canon13/09/1995
279Battle for the Universe BeginsManga Canon20/09/1995
280Vegeta’s RespectManga Canon18/10/1995
281Minute of DesperationManga Canon01/11/1995
282Old Buu EmergesManga Canon08/11/1995
283Earth RebornManga Canon15/11/1995
284Call to ActionManga Canon22/11/1995
285People of Earth UniteManga Canon29/11/1995
286Spirit Bomb TriumphantManga Canon13/12/1995
287Celebrations with Majin BuuMixed Canon/Filler20/12/1995
288He’s Always LateFiller10/01/1996
289Granddaughter PanManga Canon17/01/1996
290Buu’s ReincarnationManga Canon24/01/1996
291Goku’s Next JourneyManga Canon31/01/1996

🐉What is Dragon Ball Z: Anime and Manga

Dragon Ball Z is one of the most popular anime series in history. It is also an important part of many people’s childhood, and is still a great series today. Dragon Ball Z is about Goku, who was sent to Earth as a baby and raised by Grandpa Gohan. Goku grows into an adult with superhuman strength and uses his abilities to defend his home planet against evil villains like Vegeta and Frieza. Along the way he meets new friends like Trunks, Krillin, Piccolo and many others who join him in his adventures through space and time.

The story is what makes Dragon Ball Z so great. The plot twists are incredible, and it’s hard to predict exactly what will happen next. If you like action anime and want something to make you think, you should watch this series. You won’t regret it.

🔮Dragon Ball Z Characters

  • Goku

Goku, the main character of the series, is a Saiyan (a warrior race) who lives on Earth with his family. He has a tail and is able to transform into a Super Saiyan when he gets angry enough. He is also very strong.

Goku’s family was killed by another Saiyan named Piccolo Daimao, who wanted to rule the world with his minions Tambourine and Drum. Goku had some adventures with Bulma (also an Earthling), Krillin (another human), Yamcha (another human) and Puar before going on adventures without them.

  • Vegeta

Vegeta is the prince of the Saiyan race. He was born on Planet Vegeta, and although he was a prince, he was not treated very well by his father King Vegeta. His father didn’t like him because he wasn’t as strong as his brother Tarble (Vegeta’s uncle), or even Goku, who had beaten him in a fight at one point in his childhood.

When Vegeta meets Goku for the first time, he tells him that they should ally so they can rule Earth together after winning the tournament, but when Goku said no thanks to this offer, they became enemies. Although they were enemies at first, later during Dragon Ball Z it seems that they both want peace between them, which makes them allies again, until Frieza arrives back on Earth and tries to destroy everything once more, but luckily they are all teleported thanks to Shenron (the magic dragon) who lived deep inside Mount Paozu, where they all landed after being teleported away from death!

  • Broly

Broly is the main antagonist. He is a Saiyan who was abandoned as a baby and raised by Paragus, a former Saiyan Army general. Broly’s power level is so great that even Goku has difficulty fighting him at first.

Broly is one of the most powerful characters in all of Dragon Ball Z; he defeats Goku and Gohan when they team up against him during their initial encounter on the New Planet Vegeta (formerly Earth). The second time they meet, Broly has become “Super” thanks to exposure to multiple doses of Blutz Waves (these waves are emitted by the two meteors that were sent towards the New Planet Vegeta by Cooler). This allows him to power up without limit until his body can’t take it anymore and self-destructs.

In addition to being strong enough to defeat Goku’s Super Saiyan form with ease, Broly also has many powers at his disposal, such as an energy field capable of repelling attacks without harming himself or others within range; teleportation; telekinesis; shockwaves generated by striking solid rock surfaces behind him; rapid regeneration abilities, including growing entire limbs within seconds of being severed through sword/blade slashes, but only when using Blutz wave radiation from meteors in the vicinity; high level of telekinetic control over objects ranging from rocks thrown halfway across battlefields towards opponents during fights that then explode upon contact with something else causing massive explosions across entire regions around him.

  • Piccolo

Piccolo is a Namekian and is the strongest warrior on Earth. He is the son of King Piccolo and Queen Piccolo.

Piccolo’s first appearance was in a movie, so he has no special powers like Goku or Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z.

  • Gohan

Gohan is the second son of Goku and Chi-Chi. He is half saiyan and half human, making him the first hybrid saiyan. Gohan was trained by his father at a very young age to harness his potential and turn him into a powerful fighting machine, but his true strength comes from the heart and purity of character instilled in him by his mother Chi-Chi and Bulma (his stepmother).

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2, Gohan’s power level at 500 years old is more than 20 times that of an average adult Earthling when he was only 11 years old. As Super Saiyan 2 in this video game, Gohan’s power level reaches 80 million units, higher than any other Earthling in history except Goku himself! He also has access to some useful moves, such as the Kamehameha Wave, which can cause serious damage if used correctly without the need for strategy.

  • Cell

Cell is Dr. Gero’s latest creation from his computer. Cell has a perfect form and is the strongest enemy in the Dragon Ball Z series. He can regenerate and even revive if he is killed, so he is basically immortal.In addition, Cell is one of the most evil enemies in all of Dragon Ball Z, making him one of the most dangerous characters in this universe.

Finally, because of his incredible power, Cell is one of the most powerful characters to ever appear on TV or film, or anywhere else for that matter.

  • Trunks

Trunks is a Saiyan from the future, who travels to the past to warn Goku about a powerful enemy coming for him. Trunks has a sword called the Sword of Hope and can cut through anything or travel through time with it. He also wears a suit that resembles Goku’s orange gi but with sleeves, boots and gloves.

  • Krillin

Krillin is a human, but he is also Goku’s best friend. He is a master of martial arts and loves to fight.

  • Master Roshi

Master Roshi is a pervert – no, really! He has a reputation for being quite the ladies’ man, and not just because he’s incredibly strong. His charm is undeniable, just look at all the women he has slept with over the years: Bulma, Mai, Puar… the list is endless.

Master Roshi is also one of the strongest warriors on Earth. Don’t let his age fool you; this guy can still pack a punch that would make your jaw drop to your feet if he hit you with it. This martial arts master has been training Goku since our favorite Saiyan was just a baby. And what better teacher for an aspiring warrior than someone who once managed to kill Shenron himself? Master Roshi taught Goku everything from basic fighting moves to advanced techniques like the Kamehameha Wave.

Master Roshi is another character who deserves credit for starting one of the most iconic schools in DBZ: The Turtle School! Since its founding over 200 years ago, this kung fu school has produced some of Earth’s greatest warriors such as King Piccolo or Vegeta himself (although both eventually decided they wanted nothing but destruction).

  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly Filler List
  • ORIENT Filler List
  • Dragon Ball GT Filler List
  • Space Cobra Filler List
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Filler List


What DBZ fillers should I watch? ›

Dragon Ball Z: 10 Best Filler Episodes, Ranked
  1. 1 Episode 125 — "Goku's Ordeal"
  2. 2 Episode 100 — "Gohan Returns" ...
  3. 3 Episode 11 — "Terror On Arlia" ...
  4. 4 Episode 199 — "Goku vs. ...
  5. 5 Episode 287 — "Celebrations With Majin Buu" ...
  6. 6 Episode 117 — "Krillin's Proposal" ...
  7. 7 Episode 171 — "Memories Of Gohan" ...
May 2, 2022

In what order do I watch the Dragon Ball Z series? ›

How to watch Dragon Ball in chronological order
  1. Dragon Ball.
  2. Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (movie)
  3. Dragon Ball Z episodes 1-86.
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku (TV Special)
  5. Dragon Ball Z episodes 87-107.
  6. Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (movie)
  7. Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (movie)
Jan 25, 2023

How to watch Dragon Ball in order without filler? ›

How to watch Dragon Ball in order with movies (without fillers)
  1. Dragon Ball (Season 1 “Emperor Pilaf Saga,” Episodes 1-13)
  2. Dragon Ball (Season 2 “Tournament Saga,” Episodes 1-15 or 14-28)
  3. Dragon Ball (Season 3 “Red Ribbon Army Saga,” Episode 1 or 29)
  4. Dragon Ball (Season 3 “Red Ribbon Army Saga,” Episodes 6-16 or 34-44)
Feb 12, 2022

Is it OK to skip fillers in Dragon Ball Z? ›

While in most cases, fans can skip filler episodes and still understand the story, many of Dragon Ball Z's filler episodes include relevant information that is true to the source material.

Can I skip Dragon Ball GT? ›

However, both are considered canon within the anime. While they should be seen as a continuation of Goku's story, it is not necessary to watch either Dragon Ball Super or Dragon Ball GT. There are some great moments in these shows but they aren't required viewing for Dragon Ball fans.

Can I skip DBZ and watch DBZ? ›

Even if fans skip Dragon Ball and starts watching DBZ, there wouldn't be much of a problem, since DBZ can still be enjoyed as its own story without watching Dragon Ball. However, for those who truly want to connect with the characters, watching Dragon Ball becomes a must.

How old is Goku in DBS? ›

At the beginning of Dragon Ball Super, Goku is 41 years old. This is the age at which he first obtained God Ki. The extremely high-stakes events of Dragon Ball Super take place in only a two-year span, meaning that Goku is 43 at the end of Super.

Is Dragon Ball Z and Kai the same? ›

Dragon Ball Z Kai is a remake of Dragon Ball Z; therefore, it has the same storyline. However, it does not contain any of the filler parts. The part where Goku meets Master Roshi and the gang is not part of this series. Several factors are omitted, even with the Japanese version, but Garlic Jr.

How old is Goku in Dragon Ball? ›

Upon his resurrection through the Dragon Balls, Goku remains physically 23 but chronologically ages to 24 when he helps drive Vegeta from the Earth.

What anime has the most filler? ›

Which Anime Has the Most Filler? The three series with the highest filler count in terms of the number of episodes alone are Detective Conan with 440 filler episodes, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden with 294 and Pokémon with 231.

How much of Naruto is filler? ›

Naruto: all filler episodes

The first part of Naruto consists of 220 episodes, of which 91 are filler episodes (more than 40%). Luckily, most of the "non-canon" episodes pile up in the final stretch, where there are more than 70 in a row, making it quite easy to dodge them.

Are all DBZ movies filler? ›

While the four Dragon Ball movies are all non-canon, either retelling or reimagining stories from the manga or anime depicting Goku's childhood, the first Dragon Ball Z anime film is generally considered canon.

Why does DBZ have so much filler? ›

Filler is found often in Dragon Ball Z, as a means of not getting ahead of the manga, as they were both originally produced in parallel with one another. For example, the Garlic Jr. Saga was likely added to the anime due to the Trunks Saga not having been fully released in manga at the end of the Frieza Saga anime.

Which Dragon Ball Can I skip? ›

You can Absolutely Skip Dragonball and dive right into DBZ! But know this: watching Z first will practically ruin Dragon Ball later on. Many of the establishmed stories of Z aren't present in DB.

Can Naruto filler be skipped? ›

Naruto Filler episodes you can skip without worrying

It is worth mentioning that these are filler episodes, and skipping them will not affect the understanding of the plot. However, some of the filler episodes are entertaining to watch. It is advisable to watch some of the fillers based on the viewer's interests.

Is Goku always a kid in GT? ›

In Dragon Ball GT

In the anime-only sequel series, Dragon Ball GT, Goku is transformed back into a child by an accidental wish made by his old enemy Pilaf using the Black Star Dragon Balls while Pilaf was about to wish to take over the world.

Is Dragon Ball GT kid friendly? ›

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The Dragon Ball GT is sequel for DBZ, DBGT has much violence, and so this is not recommended for children.

Where did Goku go for 3 years? ›

With King Piccolo having created a child to avenge his death, Goku had to train with Kami for three years to defeat him in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.

Can I go straight to DBZ? ›

yes you can, in fact many dbz fans haven't even seen original db. but that way you'd certainly lose a lot of universe and character-relationships build-up and your Z experience would feel less impactful than if you had previously seen original, so in that sense it isn't very recommendable.

Should I watch Dragon Ball GT or skip it? ›

GT is worth watching... But if you want entertainment then skip the first saga. It is the most boring thing in Dragon Ball History. The first arc, the Black Star Dragon balls arc, has a similar tone to the OG Dragon Ball series in which it's all about tracking down the Dragon Balls.

Is Dragon Ball better than DBZ? ›

Both Dragon Ball and its successor, Dragon Ball Z, are exceptional, but there's dissent over which of the two anime is superior. Dragon Ball Z is one of the most influential anime ever, but it owes its entire foundation to the original Dragon Ball – arguably the better series.

How old is Beerus? ›

Beerus (ビルス, Birusu) is an instrumental god in the 7th Universe, he is the Hakaishin of his respective universe. Beerus' role in his respective universe is to maintain the balance of the universe by destroying planets, in contrast to its Kaiōshin who preserves them.
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Who is the oldest Saiyan in Dragon Ball? ›

Yamoshi is the first known Super Saiyan in the history of the 7th Universe, having used its power to lead a rebellion against the other Saiyans.

Is Goku 800 years old? ›

We're gonna use this age because it's the one in the Manga, in the anime he was born in age 737. Three years later in age 739, right before the destruction of planet Vegeta he is sent to earth.

Is King Kai a God DBZ? ›

At the start of Dragon Ball Z, the highest-ranking deity was Kami, the Guardian of Earth. Kami-sama (神様) can be translated to "divine being" or "God" with a capital "G." The "Saiyan Saga" introduced audiences to King Kai, who is presented as a god not only of the Earth but of multiple planets.

Is Buu in Dragon Ball Kai? ›

Dragon Ball Kai returned with the Majin Buu arc to Japanese TV on April 6, 2014, taking over the time slot previously occupied by Toriko.

Is DBZ Kai more kid friendly? ›

If you can find the Nicktoons dub it should be fine. The show is basically the same as dragon ball Z with filler removed. It is appropriate for younger children due to some censorship to make it more kid friendly.

Who is the oldest son of Goku? ›

Story. Goku's eldest son, Gohan, is a polite little boy with dreams of growing up to become a great scholar. His name comes from Goku's late adoptive parent, who we know as Grandpa Gohan. Gohan was only four years old when he was kidnapped by Raditz while visiting Kame House with Goku.

Is Vegeta older than Goku? ›

Fans first saw the 5-year age gap between Goku and Vegeta in the Dragon Ball Z television special Bardock - The Father of Goku, that showed a young Vegeta defeating several Saibamen while Goku was still an infant.

How old is Goku at death? ›

After Goku sacrifices himself in the fight against Cell, he remains dead for seven years until being revived once again by Elder Kai to take on the Earth's latest threat, Majin Buu. Chronologically, this would put Goku at 34 years old, however, his body still remains 27 just as when he initially died.

What anime has 0 fillers? ›

Boku No Hero Academia/ My Hero Academia. ERASED. Date a Live. Kill la Kill.

What is the longest running anime? ›

The longest-running anime TV series is Fuji TV's Sazae-san (Japan), which was first broadcast on 5 October 1969 and has run for 53 years 58 days, as of 2 December 2022.

How many of Boruto is filler? ›

A whopping 165 episodes are filler, meaning that seventy percent of the entire anime consists of just filler content.

Why Does Naruto have 100 fillers? ›

Like many of the anime based on long-running shonen manga series, Naruto has a lot of filler arcs. This is because the anime usually begins before the manga is complete, meaning the series often has to fill time until there's more of the major plot written to move the story forward.

How much of Boruto is not filler? ›

If filler = anything not in the manga, than approximately 74% of Boruto is filler, as the anime is presently 265 episodes long and only the Shin Uchiha arc, Mitsuki's Backstory, the Chunnin exams arc, the Mujina Bandits, the Ao arc, the Kawaki arc, and the Isshiki are adapted from the manga.

Is Super Saiyan 4 a cannon? ›

Despite the fact that it is also the most controversial Dragon Ball series and that SS4 is not even canon anymore, the power-up was so different and had such an amazing design that fans keep loving it. Super Saiyan 4 still shows up in the games, fan-fiction, and non-canon stories.

Is Jiren stronger than Broly? ›

Broly would win in a fight against Jiren. Both of these villains are extremely powerful and they are on a grand scale, but as was informally confirmed out-of-universe, Broly was the strongest non-deity villain that Goku and his friends fought, meaning that he is significantly stronger than Jiren.

Is Broly more powerful than Goku? ›

Broly is stronger than Goku, however, Perfected Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta is superior to Broly.

How long is Goku vs Frieza in Kai? ›

1 Goku Vs Frieza (19 Episodes)

Infamously the longest fight in shonen anime history, Goku vs Frieza was not adapted as elegantly as it should have been in Dragon Ball Z.

Why is Goku always hungry? ›

The reason for such a big appetite is that Goku has a crazy metabolism, most likely to provide the energy needed to maintain his natural strength and power.

Why does Goku have a tail? ›

The appendage is a took which Saiyans use their entire lives, and it even allows them to tap into their Great Ape power on full moons. However, fighters who reach Super Saiyan like Goku, their tail will not grow back once cut off because it has no longer become their direct source of power.

Who got all 7 Dragon Balls? ›

These Dragon Balls are small orange balls that can fit in your hand. The dragon that is summoned when you collect all seven balls is called Shenron. Shenron is restricted to only granting one wish at a time and he cannot repeat any wish made before. That fact is basically the whole reason the Z Fighters went to Namek.

Who can beat Goku in Dragon Balls? ›

When discussing who could defeat Goku in seconds, Dragon Ball Super's Zeno must be acknowledged. Super's “Future” Trunks saga showed that the Omni-King can erase an entire universe in seconds, with no preparation needed. With such power and ability, Zeno could literally erase Goku from existence in a matter of moments.

Are there only 7 Dragon Balls? ›

The Dragon Balls are seven magic orbs about the size of baseballs, each with a number of tiny glowing stars in them, from one to seven.

How old is Naruto in Shippuden? ›

Throughout the remainder of Naruto, the character remains thirteen years old. Naruto: Shippuden begins after a time skip that also occurs in the manga. At the onset of the series we join Naruto at age fifteen.

What season is Kakashi's face revealed? ›

Naruto - Season 3 Episode 18: Gotta See! Gotta Know! Kakashi-sensei's True Face! - Metacritic.

In which episode Kakashi becomes Hokage? ›

Naruto Shippuden: Season 10: Episode 23.

Is it worth watching DBZ fillers? ›

With a low 13% of filler episodes, Dragon Ball Z is one of the better series in terms of fillers. In the section that follows, we are going to list the filler episodes that are definitely worth the watch.

Is it worth it to watch Dragon Ball fillers? ›

“Canon” is really just meant to refer to the original manga's storyline, but that doesn't mean the filler isn't worth watching, in fact, a lot of Dragon Ball filler is really dang good.

Can I skip Dragon Ball Kai? ›

No, not really, other than maybe curse words. And considering all else that's in it, that's not much to complain about. For DBZ vs DBZ Kai, Kai is actually the more uncensored and true to manga version of the series. Though you do miss out on some entertaining filler like Goku and Piccolo learning how to drive.

Is Dragon Ball Z canon? ›

, the official canon of Dragon Ball includes Akira Toriyama's original Dragon Ball manga (which composes both Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z in the West) and the Dragon Ball Super manga, which has its story written by Toriyama and artwork drawn by Toyotarō.

Can I skip DBZ movies? ›

Episodes 1-2, BoG, episodes 15-18, RoF, if you don't like how RoF ended then watch episode 27, then continue from episode 28 onwards. I would just watch all the episodes, but skip through the parts that feel bad to you. The quality of animation and story boarding can be either better or worse than the movies.

Which anime has most fillers? ›

Which Anime Has the Most Filler? The three series with the highest filler count in terms of the number of episodes alone are Detective Conan with 440 filler episodes, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden with 294 and Pokémon with 231.

Is Kai or Z better? ›

Dragon Ball Z will always be the winner if these two are compared. Those who never had the chance to view the original series Dragon Ball Z would say that Kai is a high-quality anime series and would prefer Kai because it remained true to what the scriptwriter has written.

How many Dragon Ball Z Abridged episodes are there? ›

*Seasons 1, 2 and 3 have a total of 12, 22 and 33 episodes respectively if all parts of the final episode are considered separate episodes.

What can I skip in Dragon Ball series? ›

You can Absolutely Skip Dragonball and dive right into DBZ! But know this: watching Z first will practically ruin Dragon Ball later on. Many of the establishmed stories of Z aren't present in DB. Like Goku and Piccolo's actual races.


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