Were you tired of all the excessive screaming? Were you tired of all the filler in the series? Were you as angry as I was when Freeza said that Namek will explode in 5 minutes and it dragged on to 15 episodes or so? If you said yes to any of the above, you are in luck! Dragonball Kai is pretty much Dragonball Z with none of the filler, that means no fake Namek, no Garlic Jr., and more. This morning it was recently announced by Navarre, which is Funimation’s parent company, that Dragonball Kai has been licensed and will be released later this year.
I’ve been watching Dragonball Kai when it first came out in Japan early last year and have been enjoying the fast pace. How fast you asked? Well, Raditz died in episode 5 in Dragonball Z and in Kai, he died in episode 3 and not even a year later, Kai is already at Goku vs. Freeza. I’m happy to see that one of my favorite series is still going strong after 25 years. If there is only one upsetting thing about Kai is that the Driver’s License episode will be taken out as that was one of my favorite filler episode.
Update: Looks like the Funimation Blog revealed that it will be called Dragonball Z Kai.