As with the franchise's anime television series, all nineteen films and the first three TV specials were licensed in North America by Funimation.
Dragon Ball Z movies six and twelve received select theatrical presentations in the United States, as part of a double-feature on March 17, 2006, while movies fourteen and fifteen were given limited theatrical runs in August 2014 and August 2015 respectively.
The first through fifth films were shown at the Toei Manga Festival .
These films were mostly alternate re-tellings of certain story arcs involving new characters or extra side-stories that do not correlate with the same continuity as the manga or TV series.
One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza.
They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Additional works called animanga were released, which adapt the animation to manga form.
Dragon Ball Z's popularity has spawned numerous releases which have come to represent the majority of content in the Dragon Ball universe; including 17 movies and 148 video games, many of them being only released in Japan, and a host of soundtracks stemming from this material.
Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls.
These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. See full summary » In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed Dragon Ball Z, named Dragon Ball Kai. See full summary » Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
But while as a baby, Goku was dropped (down a huge cliff) and forgot his real mission.