Toonami Presents a Special Dragon Ball Z kai Marathon in Honor of Akira Toriyama

Dragon Ball Z fans, mark your calendars! Toonami has announced a special marathon in honor of the late Akira Toriyama, creator of the beloved anime series. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming event:

The Details:

Dragon Ball Z Kai

The marathon will take place on Saturday, March 16, starting at 2 am ET and concluding at 5:30 am. It will consist of the first eight episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai, a recut version of the original anime series.

Why Dragon Ball Z Kai?

Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon series

Some fans may be wondering why Toonami chose Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the original anime series that aired in the late 90s. The answer lies in the fact that Dragon Ball Z Kai is a more faithful adaptation of the Dragon Ball Z manga by Toriyama. The anime-exclusive content found in the original anime, such as the Garlic Jr. Saga, has been removed in Dragon Ball Z Kai. Moreover, it is a remaster that features improved visuals and animation and re-recorded dialogue.

Honoring Toriyama’s Legacy:

Akira Toriyama

As a tribute to the anime legend Akira Toriyama, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 68, Toonami is celebrating his legacy with the Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon. Toriyama’s contributions to the anime and gaming industries are immeasurable, and Dragon Ball Z remains one of his most beloved creations.

Final Thoughts:

Don’t miss this opportunity to honor Akira Toriyama’s legacy with the Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon on Toonami. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the series or a newcomer, this event promises to be a memorable one. So, grab your popcorn, get comfortable, and enjoy the first eight episodes of this iconic anime series!