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The following table shows all episodes of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT broadcasted in it's eighteen-years lasting run over thirty-four seasons.


Japanese Episodes Overview

The following table shows the Japanese airing of this TV Series.

Season Episodes Originally aired Japanese viewers
(millions)
Japanese Weekly Rank (TV Station)
Season premiere Season finale
Dragon Ball
1 13 March 7, 1986 May 30, 1986 6.92 25
2 15 August 21, 1986 November 27, 1986 7.79 21
3 17 January 23, 1987 May 15, 1987 7.72 21
4 12 July 10, 1987 September 25, 1987 7.86 21
5 10 October 2, 1987 December 4, 1987 8.0 20
6 16 April 15, 1988 July 29, 1988 8.11 19
7 18 November 4, 1988 March 3, 1989 8.35 18
8 21 May 19, 1989 October 6, 1989 8.87 15
9 15 December 1, 1989 March 6, 1990 9.17 13
10 16 May 11, 1990 August 24, 1990 9.45 12
Dragon Ball Z
1 21 November 30, 1990 April 26, 1991 9.71 11
2 18 June 14, 1991 September 25, 1991 10.68 9
3 17 December 13, 1991 April 10, 1992 11.06
4 18 July 3, 1992 October 30, 1992 11.47
5 16 January 15, 1993 April 30, 1993
6 17 July 2, 1993 October 22, 1993
7 16 January 7, 1994 April 22, 1994
8 16 July 8, 1994 September 24, 1994
9 13 January 13, 1995 April 7, 1995
10 13 July 7, 1995 October 13, 1995
11 15 January 12, 1996 April 19, 1996
12 14 July 5, 1996 October 25, 1996 1
13 12 January 10, 1997 April 11, 1997
14 13 July 4, 1997 October 10, 1997
15 17 January 9, 1998 April 24, 1998
16 17 July 3, 1998 October 23, 1998
17 12 January 8, 1999 April 16, 1999
18 12 July 2, 1999 October 8, 1999
19 14 January 14, 2000 April 14, 2000 1
Dragon Ball GT
1 15 January 19, 2001 April 27, 2001
2 13 July 6, 2001 October 26, 2001
3 13 January 11, 2002 May 10, 2002
4 11 December 12, 2002 February 27, 2003
5 12 July 4, 2003 September 19, 2003

Dragon Ball

Season 1

In December 1985, TV TOKYO purchased the rights to adapt Dragon Ball for television. Team C of TOKYO ANIMATIONS was hired to animate the first season, consisting of 13 episodes, starting production in January 1986 and finishing in late March 1986. The production budget was 165.000$ (12.000$ for each episode). Season one was able to gather good viewership numbers.

Season 1 - "The Saga of Goku"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
1 1 "Bulma and Son Goku" 6.82 26 March 7, 1986 101
2 2 "The Emperor's Quest" 7.14 24 March 14, 1986 102
3 3 "The Cloud of Roshi" 7.2 24 March 21, 1986 103
4 4 "Oolong the Terrible" 6.48 28 March 28, 1986 104
5 5 "Yamcha the Desert Bandit" 6.33 29 April 4, 1986 105
6 6 "Midnight Callers" 6.6 27 April 11, 1986 106
7 7 "Mt. Frypan's Gyumao" 6.61 27 April 18, 1986 107
8 8 "The Kamehameha Wave" 6.91 25 April 25, 1986 108
9 9 "Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch" 7.05 24 May 2, 1986 109
10 10 "The Dragon Balls are stolen" 6.87 25 May 9, 1986 110
11 11 "At Last, the Dragon appears" 7.3 23 May 16, 1986 111
12 12 "A Wish to Shen Long" 7.29 23 May 23, 1986 112
13 13 "The Legend of Son Goku" 7.38 23 May 30, 1986 113

Season 2

In May 1986, Dragon Ball was renewed for a second season consisting of 15 episodes. Production began in early July 1986 and concluded in late September with an production budget of 187.500$ (12.500$ for each episode).

Season 2 - "Tournament Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
14 1 "Son Goku's Rival" 7.54 22 August 21, 1986 201
15 2 "Look out for Lunch" 7.73 21 August 28, 1986 202
16 3 "Find that Stone" 7.6 22 September 4, 1986 203
17 4 "Milk Delivery" 7.88 20 September 11, 1986 204
18 5 "The Turtle Hermit Way" 7.83 21 September 18, 1986 205
19 6 "The Tournament Begins" 7.79 21 September 25, 1986 206
20 7 "Elimination Round" 7.69 22 October 2, 1986 207
21 8 "Smells Like Trouble" 7.94 20 October 9, 1986 208
22 9 "Yamcha vs. Jackie Chun" 7.81 21 October 16, 1986 209
23 10 "Monster Beast Giran" 7.91 20 October 23, 1986 210
24 11 "Kuririn's Frantic Attack" 7.74 21 October 30, 1986 211
25 12 "Son Goku vs. Nam" 7.69 22 November 6, 1986 212
26 13 "The Grand Finals" 7.94 20 November 13, 1986 213
27 14 "Number One Under the Moon" 7.86 21 November 20, 1986 214
28 15 "The Final Blow" 7.97 20 November 27, 1986 215

Season 3

In October 1986, Dragon Ball was renewed for a third season, consisting of 17 episodes. Production began in early December 1986 and concluded in early March 1987, with a production budget of 216.750$ (12.750$ for each episode).

Season 3 - "Red Ribbon Army Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
29 1 "The Roaming Lake" 7.84 21 January 23, 1987 301
30 2 "Pilaf and the Mystery Force" 7.72 22 January 30, 1987 302
31 3 "Wedding Plans" 7.76 21 February 6, 1987 303
32 4 "The Flying Fortress - Vanished" 7.69 22 February 13, 1987 304
33 5 "The Legend of a Dragon" 7.81 21 February 20, 1987 305
34 6 "Cruel General Red" 7.55 22 February 27, 1987 306
35 7 "Cold Reception" 7.46 23 March 6, 1987 307
36 8 "The Terror of Muscle Tower" 7.62 22 March 13, 1987 308
37 9 "Ninja Murasaki is Coming!" 7.59 22 March 20, 1987 309
38 10 "Five Murasakis" 7.7 21 March 27, 1987 310
39 11 "Mysterious Android No. 8" 7.74 21 April 3, 1987 311
40 12 "What Now!?" 7.8 21 April 10, 1987 312
41 13 "The Fall of Muscle Tower" 7.86 20 April 17, 1987 313
42 14 "Imminent Danger" 7.83 21 April 24, 1987 314
43 15 "A Trip to the City" 7.79 21 May 1, 1987 315
44 16 "Master Thief, Haski" 7.67 22 May 8, 1987 316
45 17 "Danger in the Air" 7.8 21 May 15, 1987 317

Season 4

In March 1987, Dragon Ball was renewed for a fourth and fifth season, consisting of 12 and 10 episodes and airing back-to-back. The production budget for season 4 was 153.600$ (12.800$ for each episode). Production started in late May and ended in July.

Season 4 - "General Blue Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
46 1 "Bulma's Bad Day" 7.92 20 July 10, 1987 401
47 2 "Kame House - Found!" 7.85 21 July 17, 1987 402
48 3 "Depp Blue Sea" 7.77 21 July 24, 1987 403
49 4 "Master Roshi Surprise" 7.82 21 July 31, 1987 404
50 5 "The Pirates' Traps" 7.87 21 August 7, 1987 405
51 6 "Beware of Robot" 7.74 21 August 14, 1987 406
52 7 "The Pirate Treasure" 7.8 21 August 21, 1987 407
53 8 "Blue, Black and Blue" 7.89 20 August 28, 1987 408
54 9 "Run! Run!" 7.97 20 September 4, 1987 409
55 10 "Penguin Village" 7.86 21 September 11, 1987 410
56 11 "Strange Visitor" 7.9 20 September 18, 1987 411
57 12 "Arale vs. Blue" 7.91 20 September 25, 1987 412

Season 5

In March 1987, Dragon Ball was renewed for a fourth and fifth season, consisting of 12 and 10 episodes and airing back-to-back. The production budget for season 5 was 128.000$ (12.800$ for each episode). Production started in July and ended in September.

Season 5 - "Commander Red Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
58 1 "The Land of Korin" 7.95 20 October 2, 1987 501
59 2 "Tao Bai Bai" 8.02 19 October 9, 1987 502
60 3 "Kamehameha vs. Dodonpa" 7.97 20 October 16, 1987 503
61 4 "Korin Tower" 7.85 21 October 23, 1987 504
62 5 "Sacred Water" 7.92 20 October 30, 1987 505
63 6 "Son Goku's Revenge" 8.09 19 November 6, 1987 506
64 7 "The Final Tao Bai Bai" 8.12 19 November 13, 1987 507
65 8 "Commence Assault" 7.94 20 November 20, 1987 508
66 9 "A Real Bind" 8.06 19 November 27, 1987 509
67 10 "The End of Commander Red" 8.1 19 December 4, 1987 510

Season 6

In October 1987, Dragon Ball was renewed for a full sixth, and seventh season. Season six was set to feature 16 episodes, production began in early March 1988 and ended in early June 1988. The production budget was 213.600$ (13.350$ for each episode).

Season 6 - "Fortuneteller Baba Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
68 1 "The Last Dragon Ball" 8.14 19 April 15, 1988 601
69 2 "The Possibly Cute Fortuneteller" 8.06 19 April 22, 1988 602
70 3 "We are the Five Warriors" 8.2 18 April 29, 1988 603
71 4 "Deadly Battle" 7.97 20 May 6, 1988 604
72 5 "The Demon's Toilet" 8.15 19 May 13, 1988 605
73 6 "The Devilmite Beam" 8.21 18 May 20, 1988 606
74 7 "The Mysterious Fifth Man" 8.1 19 May 27, 1988 607
75 8 "The Strong Ones" 8.27 18 June 3, 1988 608
76 9 "The Identity of the Masked Man" 8.31 17 June 10, 1988 609
77 10 "Pilaf's Tactics" 8.18 19 June 17, 1988 610
78 11 "Shen Long, Again" 8.22 18 June 24, 1988 611
79 12 "Terror and Plague" 8.08 19 July 1, 1988 612
80 13 "Son Goku vs. Sky Dragon" 7.96 20 July 8, 1988 613
81 14 "Son Goku Goes to Demon Land" 7.84 21 July 15, 1988 614
82 15 "The Ferocicous Beast" 7.94 20 July 22, 1988 615
83 16 "Hurry!" 8.13 19 July 29, 1988 616

Season 7

In October 1987, Dragon Ball was renewed for a full sixth, and seventh season. Season seven was set to feature 18 episodes, production began in early September 1988 and ended in late December 1988. The production budget was 242.100$ (13.450$ for each episode).

Season 7 - "Tenshinhan Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
84 1 "Rivals and Arrivals" 8.2 18 November 4, 1988 701
85 2 "Preliminary Peril" 8.26 18 November 11, 1988 702
86 3 "Then There Were Eight" 8.14 19 November 18, 1988 703
87 4 "Yamcha vs. Tenshinhan" 8.24 18 November 25, 1988 704
88 5 "Yamcha's Big Break" 8.07 20 December 2, 1988 705
89 6 "Full-Moon Vengeance" 8.1 19 December 9, 1988 706
90 7 "The Dodonpa Wave!" 8.28 18 December 16, 1988 707
91 8 "Counting Controversy" 8.33 18 December 23, 1988 708
92 9 "Son Goku Enters The Ring" 8.37 17 December 30, 1988 709
93 10 "Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun" 8.4 17 January 13, 1989 710
94 11 "Stepping Down" 8.36 17 January 20, 1989 711
95 12 "Son Goku vs. Kuririn" 8.42 17 January 27, 1989 712
96 13 "Tail's Tale" 8.49 16 February 3, 1989 713
97 14 "Son Goku vs. Tenshinhan" 8.5 16 February 10, 1989 714
98 15 "Victory's Edge" 8.45 17 February 17, 1989 715
99 16 "Tenshinhan's Insurrection" 8.48 17 February 24, 1989 716
100 17 "The Spirit Cannon" 8.63 16 March 3, 1989 717
101 18 "The Fallen" 8.63 16 March 3, 1989 718

Season 8

In February 1989, Dragon Ball was renewed for a full eighth, ninth and tenth season. Season eight was set to feature 21 episodes, production began in early April 1989 and ended in late July 1989. The production budget 318.150$ (15.150$ for each episode).

Season 8 - "King Piccolo Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
102 1 "Enter King Piccolo" 8.67 16 May 19, 1989 801
103 2 "Tambourine Attacks" 8.7 16 May 26, 1989 802
104 3 "Mark of the Demon" 8.52 17 June 2, 1989 803
105 4 "Here Comes Yajirobe" 8.59 16 June 9, 1989 804
106 5 "Terrible Tambourine" 8.74 16 June 16, 1989 805
107 6 "Tenshinehan's Atonement" 8.85 15 June 23, 1989 806
108 7 "Son Goku's Revenge" 8.94 14 June 30, 1989 807
109 8 "Son Goku vs. King Piccolo" 8.79 16 July 7, 1989 808
110 9 "Piccolo Closes In" 8.83 15 July 14, 1989 809
111 10 "Muten Roshi's Gambit" 8.74 16 July 21, 1989 810
112 11 "King Piccolo's Wish" 8.8 15 July 28, 1989 811
113 12 "Siege on Chow Castle" 8.89 15 August 4, 1989 812
114 13 "Conquest and Power" 8.92 14 August 11, 1989 813
115 14 "Awaken Darkness" 8.97 14 August 18, 1989 814
116 15 "A Taste of Destiny" 8.86 15 August 25, 1989 815
117 16 "The Ultimate Sacrifice" 9.05 14 September 1, 1989 816
118 17 "Prelude to Vengeance" 8.94 15 September 8, 1989 817
119 18 "Battle Cry" 9.02 14 September 15, 1989 818
120 19 "Son Goku Strikes Back" 9.11 13 September 22, 1989 819
121 20 "The Biggest Crisis" 9.08 14 September 29, 1989 820
122 21 "Final Showdown" 9.17 13 October 6, 1989 821

Season 9

In February 1989, Dragon Ball was renewed for a full eighth, ninth and tenth season. Season nine was set to feature 15 episodes, production began in early late September 1989 and ended in early January 1990. The production budget 300.000$ (20.000$ for each episode).

Season 9 - "Piccolo Jr. Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
123 1 "Lost and Found" 9.14 13 December 1, 1989 901
124 2 "Temple Above the Clouds" 9.07 14 December 8, 1989 902
125 3 "Earth's Guardian Emerges" 9.1 14 December 15, 1989 903
126 4 "Shen Long resurrected" 8.95 15 December 22, 1989 904
127 5 "Quicker than Lightning" 9.02 14 December 29, 1989 905
128 6 "Secret of the Woods" 9.13 13 January 12, 1990 906
129 7 "The Time Room" 9.11 14 January 19, 1990 907
130 8 "Son Goku's Doll" 9.19 13 January 26, 1990 908
131 9 "Walking Their Own Ways" 9.26 13 February 2, 1990 909
132 10 "Hotter than Lava" 9.29 13 February 9, 1990 910
133 11 "Changes" 9.3 12 February 16, 1990 911
134 12 "Tao surfaces again" 9.24 13 February 23, 1990 912
135 13 "Battle of the eight" 9.17 14 March 2, 1990 913
136 14 "Tenshinhan vs. Tao Bai Bai" 9.2 13 March 9, 1990 914
137 15 "Anonymous Proposal" 9.33 12 March 16, 1990 915

Season 10

In February 1989, Dragon Ball was renewed for a full eighth, ninth and tenth season. Season ten was set to feature 16 episodes, production began in early April 1990 and ended in July 1990. The production budget 368.000$ (23.000$ for each episode).

Season 10 - "Piccolo Jr. Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
138 1 "The Mysterious Hero" 9.39 12 May 11, 1990 1001
139 2 "Rematch" 9.3 13 May 18, 1990 1002
140 3 "Son Goku Gains Speed" 9.32 12 May 25, 1990 1003
141 4 "Four Tenshinhans" 9.44 12 June 1, 1990 1004
142 5 "Kami vs. Piccolo" 9.41 12 June 8, 1990 1005
143 6 "Battle for the Future" 9.55 11 June 15, 1990 1006
144 7 "Super Kamehameha" 9.49 12 June 22, 1990 1007
145 8 "Junior No More" 9.52 11 June 29, 1990 1008
146 9 "Son Goku's Trap" 9.43 12 July 6, 1990 1009
147 10 "Son Goku Hangs On" 9.5 12 July 13, 1990 1010
148 11 "The Victor" 9.57 11 July 20, 1990 1011
149 12 "Dress in Flames" 9.53 12 July 27, 1990 1012
150 13 "The Fire-Eater" 9.4 13 August 3, 1990 1013
151 14 "Outrageous Octagon" 9.37 13 August 10, 1990 1014
152 15 "Mystery of the Dark World" 9.41 13 August 17, 1990 1015
153 16 "The End, the Beginning" 9.5 12 August 24, 1990 1016

Dragon Ball Z

Season 1

In May 1990, Dragon Ball was renewed for an eleventh and a twelfth season. Season eleven was set to feature 21 episodes, production began in early October 1990 and ended in January 1991. The production budget 609.000$ (29.000$ for each episode). In September 1990, it was announced that the Anime series would be renamed to "Dragon Ball Z" and that the new seasons would belong to this all-new Anime Series, starting again from season 1.

Season 1 - "Vegeta Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
1 1 "The New Threat" 9.46 12 November 30, 1990 1101
2 2 "The Arrival of Raditz" 9.53 12 December 7, 1990 1102
3 3 "Gohan's Hidden Powers" 9.39 13 December 14, 1990 1103
4 4 "Piccolo's Plan" 9.58 12 December 21, 1990 1104
5 5 "Son Goku Dies" 9.64 11 December 28, 1990 1105
6 6 "Son Goku's Unusual Journey" 9.6 12 January 11, 19901 1106
7 7 "Gohan's Metamorphosis" 9.69 11 January 18, 1991 1107
8 8 "The Secret of his Power" 9.77 11 January 25, 1991 1108
9 9 "The strangest Robot" 9.72 11 February 1, 1991 1109
10 10 "A New Friend" 9.61 12 Februrary 8, 1991 1110
11 11 "Awaken!" 9.94 10 February 15, 1991 1111
12 12 "Global Training" 9.8 11 February 22, 1991 1112
13 13 "Goz and Mez" 9.68 12 March 1, 1991 1113
14 14 "Princess Snake" 9.49 13 March 8, 1991 1114
15 15 "Escape from Piccolo!" 9.7 12 March 15, 1991 1115
16 16 "Run, Gohan!" 9.73 12 March 22, 1991 1116
17 17 "Pendulum Room Peril" 9.79 11 March 29, 1991 1117
18 18 "The End of the Serpentine Road" 9.97 10 April 5, 1991 1118
19 19 "Defying Gravity" 9.84 11 April 12, 1991 1119
20 20 "The Legend of the Saiyans" 9.9 10 April 19, 1991 1120
21 21 "Countdown" 10.04 10 April 26, 1991 1121

Season 2

In May 1990, Dragon Ball was renewed for an eleventh and a twelfth season. In September 1990, it was announced that the Anime series would be renamed to "Dragon Ball Z" and that the new seasons would belong to this all-new Anime Series, starting again from season 1. Season two of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 18 episodes, production began in early April 1990 and ended in July 1991. This was the first season that two teams would work on at the same time, Team C and Team D. The production budget was raised to 918.000$ (51.000$ for each episode).

Season 2 - "Vegeta Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
22 1 "The Battle Begins" 10.31 10 June 14, 1991 201
23 2 "Yamcha dies" 10.19 10 June 12, 1991 202
24 3 "Nappa, The Invincible" 10.72 9 June 19, 1991 203
25 4 "Sacrifice" 10.43 10 June 26, 1991 204
26 5 "Nappa's Rampage" 10.66 9 July 3, 1991 205
27 6 "Time's Up!" 10.48 9 July 10, 1991 206
28 7 "Son Goku Returns" 10.52 9 July 17, 1991 207
29 8 "Son Goku strikes Back" 10.7 9 July 24, 1991 208
30 9 "Son Goku vs. Vegeta" 10.81 8 July 31, 1991 209
31 10 "Everything on the Line" 10.76 9 August 7, 1991 210
32 11 "Spirit Bomb Away!" 10.79 8 August 14, 1991 211
33 12 "Hero in the Shadows" 10.68 9 August 21, 1991 212
34 13 "Stop Vegeta Now!" 10.87 8 August 28, 1991 213
35 14 "The Battle Ends" 10.75 9 September 4, 1991 214
36 15 "Picking up the Pieces" 10.88 8 September 11, 1991 215
37 16 "Plans for Departure" 10.85 8 September 18, 1991 216
38 17 "Journey to Namek (Part 1)" 10.94 8 September 25, 1991 217
39 18 "Journey to Namek (Part 2)" 10.94 8 September 25, 1991 218

Season 3

In August 1991, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth season. Season three of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 17 episodes, production began in early October 1991 and ended in late December 1991. The production budget was raised to 1.003.000$ (59.000$ for each episode).

Season 3 - "Namek Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
40 1 "Namek, Planet of Hope" 10.93 8 December 13, 1991 301
41 2 "Look out Below" 10.7 9 December 20, 1991 302
42 3 "Planet Freeza No. 79" 11.27 7 December 27, 1991 303
43 4 "A Friendly Surprise" 11.03 8 January 10, 1992 304
44 5 "Emperor of the Universe" 11.09 8 January 17, 1992 305
45 6 "Vegeta's Ambition" 10.86 9 January 24, 1992 306
46 7 "Six Days" 10.92 8 January 31, 1992 307
47 8 "Surprise Attack" 11.06 8 February 7, 1992 308
48 9 "Escape from Dodoria" 10.98 8 February 14, 1992 309
49 10 "Secrets Revealed" 11.17 7 February 21, 1992 310
50 11 "Collision Course" 11.14 7 February 28, 1992 311
51 12 "Vegeta Has a Ball" 11.2 7 March 6, 1992 312
52 13 "Stay Away from Freeza" 11.19 7 March 13, 1992 313
53 14 "Zarbon Transformed" 11.08 8 March 20, 1992 314
54 15 "Guru's Gift" 11.05 8 March 27, 1992 315
55 16 "Piccolo vs. Everyone" 11.16 7 April 3, 1992 316
56 17 "Vegeta Revived" 11.23 7 April 10, 1992 317

Season 4

In August 1991, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth season. Season four of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 18 episodes, production began in early April 1992 and ended in late July 1992. The production budget was 1.074.600$ (59.700$ for each episode).

Season 4 - "Namek Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
57 1 "A Heavy Burden" 11.1 8 July 3, 1992 401
58 2 "Unkown Enemies" 10.83 9 July 10, 1992 402
59 3 "Big Trouble for Bulma" 10.47 10 July 17, 1992 403
60 4 "Charge!" 10.65 9 July 24, 1992 404
61 5 "Arrival of the Ginyu Force" 11.16 8 July 31, 1992 405
62 6 "The Ginyu Force" 10.94 9 August 7, 1992 406
63 7 "Time Tricks and Body Binds" 11.22 8 August 14, 1992 407
64 8 "Recoome Unleashed" 11.5 7 August 21, 1992 408
65 9 "Son Goku Arrives" 11.96 6 August 28, 1992 409
66 10 "Son Goku's New Power" 11.77 7 September 4, 1992 410
67 11 "A Legend Revealed" 11.89 6 September 11, 1992 411
68 12 "Ginyu Assault" 11.92 6 September 18, 1992 412
69 13 "Incredible Force" 11.6 7 September 25, 1992 413
70 14 "Freeza Approaches" 11.61 7 October 2, 1992 414
71 15 "Son Goku is Ginyu" 11.93 6 October 9, 1992 415
72 16 "Super Shen Long" 12.04 6 October 16, 1992 416
73 17 "That Ain't Me!" 11.87 7 October 23, 1992 417
74 18 "Frog" 12.1 6 October 30, 1992 418

Season 5

In August 1991, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth season. Season five of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 16 episodes, production began in early August 1992 and ended in late October 1992. The production budget was 982.400$ (61.400$ for each episode).

Season 5 - "Freeza Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
75 1 "Password" 12.08 6 January 15, 1993 501
76 2 "Piccolo's Return" 11.64 7 January 22, 1993 502
77 3 "Neil and Piccolo" 11.8 7 January 29, 1993 503
78 4 "Freeza's Power" 12.21 6 February 5, 1993 504
79 5 "This is the End" 12.43 6 February 12, 1993 505
80 6 "The Super-Namek" 12.37 6 February 19, 1993 506
81 7 "Deja Vu" 12.69 5 February 26, 1993 507
82 8 "Second Transformation" 12.5 6 March 5, 1993 508
83 9 "Third Transformation" 12.75 5 March 12, 1993 509
84 10 "The Death of Dende" 12.72 5 March 19, 1993 510
85 11 "The New Son Goku" 12.88 5 March 26, 1993 511
86 12 "The End of Vegeta" 12.36 6 April 2, 1993 512
87 13 "The Curtain Rises" 12.44 6 April 9, 1993 513
88 14 "Clash of the Super Powers" 12.9 5 April 16, 1993 514
89 15 "Freeza's Declaration" 12.77 6 April 23, 1993 515
90 16 "Bold and Fearless" 13.26 4 April 30, 1993 516

Season 6

In August 1991, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth season. Season five of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 17 episodes, production began in early March 1993 and ended in late June 1993. The production budget was 1.055.700$ (62.100$ for each episode).

Season 6 - "Freeza Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
91 1 "Embodiment of Fire" 13.39 4 July 2, 1993 601
92 2 "My Last Trump Card" 12.74 6 July 9, 1993 602
93 3 "Suicide Support Strike" 13.05 5 July 16, 1993 603
94 4 "Genki Dama" 13.2 4 July 23, 1993 604
95 5 "Super Saiyajin Son Goku" 13.63 3 July 30, 1993 605
96 6 "Explosion of Anger" 13.68 3 August 6, 1993 606
97 7 "Destruction of a Planet" 13.8 3 August 13, 1993 607
98 8 "A Final Attack" 13.91 2 August 20, 1993 608
99 9 "Approaching Destruction" 13.84 3 August 27, 1993 609
100 10 "Gohan Returns" 13.86 3 September 3, 1993 610
101 11 "The Last Wish" 13.99 2 September 10, 1993 611
102 12 "Duel on a Vanishing Planet" 14.17 2 September 17, 1993 612
103 13 "Pathos" 14.13 2 September 24, 1993 613
104 14 "Declaration of Victory" 14.2 2 October 1, 1993 614
105 15 "Final Blast" 14.19 2 October 8, 1993 615
106 16 "Namek perishes" 13.96 3 October 15, 1993 616
107 17 "The Z Warriors" 14.25 2 October 22, 1993 617

Season 7

In August 1993, negotiations between TV Tokyo and TOKYO Animations began. TV Tokyo wanted to renew the series for an additional six seasons, therefore bringing the total season count up to 12 and making the series run through 1996 at least. TOKYO Animations knew about the huge success of the Anime show and wanted to keep the contract duration short, with the possibility to demand a higher budget for the following season. In October 1993, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a seventh and eighth season, therefore making the series run through 1994 at least. Season seven of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 16 episodes, production began in early November 1993 and ended in late February 1994. It was the first season that three teams would work simultaneously on. The production budget was 1.285.600$ (80.350$ for each episode).

Season 7 - "Trunks and Androids Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
108 1 "The Heavens Tremble" 14.15 2 January 7, 1994 701
109 2 "Black Fog of Terror" 13.98 3 January 14, 1994 702
110 3 "Battle in Kami's Lookout" 14.02 3 January 21, 1994 703
111 4 "Fight with Piccolo" 13.71 3 January 28, 1994 704
112 5 "Call for Restoration" 13.77 3 February 4, 1994 705
113 6 "Suicidal Course" 13.59 4 February 11, 1994 706
114 7 "Extreme Measures" 13.65 4 February 18, 1994 707
115 8 "The World Awakens" 13.44 5 February 25, 1994 708
116 9 "Brief Chance for Victory" 12.13 7 March 4, 1994 709
117 10 "Kuririn's Proposal" 12.8 6 March 11, 1994 710
118 11 "Father and Son" 12.95 6 March 18, 1994 711
119 12 "The Mysterious Youth" 13.66 5 March 25, 1994 712
120 13 "Another Super Saiyajin" 13.82 4 April 1, 1994 713
121 14 "Son Goku is Back" 14.33 2 April 8, 1994 714
122 15 "My Dad Vegeta" 14.19 3 April 15, 1994 715
123 16 "Instant Transmission" 13.94 4 April 22, 1994 716

Season 8

In October 1993, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a seventh and eighth season, therefore making the series run through 1994 at least. Season eight of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 16 episodes, production early March 1994 and ended in late June 1994. The production budget was 1.285.600$ (80.350$ for each episode).

Season 8 - "Trunks and Androids Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
124 1 "Z Warriors, Prepare!" 15.02 3 July 8, 1994 801
125 2 "Son Goku's Ordeal" 14.46 4 July 15, 1994 802
126 3 "The Androids Appear" 14.85 3 July 22, 1994 803
127 4 "Cold-Blooded No. 20" 15.17 3 July 29, 1994 804
128 5 "Double Trouble for Son Goku" 15.1 3 August 5, 1994 805
129 6 "Super Saiyajin Vegeta" 14.98 4 August 12, 1994 806
130 7 "The Secret of Dr. Gero" 15.39 3 August 19, 1994 807
131 8 "More Androids" 15.74 2 August 26, 1994 808
132 9 "Chase Dr. Gero!" 15.53 3 September 2, 1994 809
133 10 "No. 17 and No. 18" 15.6 2 September 9, 1994 810
134 11 "To Kill Son Goku" 15.82 2 September 16, 1994 811
135 12 "Deadly Beauty" 15.71 2 September 23, 1994 812
136 13 "Stop Them" 15.48 3 September 3, 1994 813
137 14 "Last Efforts" 16.0 2 September 10, 1994 814
138 15 "Drawing Nearer" 15.95 2 September 17, 1994 815
139 16 "Unwelcome Discovery" 16.03 2 September 24, 1994 816

Season 9

In August 1994, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth season, therefore making the series run through 1996 at least. Season nine of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature a reduced number of 13 episodes, production began in early November 1994 and ended in February 1994. The production budget was 1.251.250$ (96.250$ for each episode).

Season 9 - "Cell Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
140 1 "Seized with Fear" 16.15 2 January 13, 1995 901
141 2 "The Reunion" 16.22 2 January 20, 1995 902
142 3 "Borrowed Powers" 15.74 3 January 27, 1995 903
143 4 "Cell" 15.33 4 February 3, 1995 904
144 5 "Piccolo's Mistake" 15.68 3 February 10, 1995 905
145 6 "Laboratory Basement" 15.96 2 February 17, 1995 906
146 7 "Beyond Super Saiyajin" 16.01 2 February 24, 1995 907
147 8 "The Time Chamber" 15.7 3 March 3, 1995 908
148 9 "The Monster is coming" 16.37 2 March 10, 1995 909
149 10 "Prologue to Perfection" 16.32 2 March 17, 1995 910
150 11 "Counterattack" 16.29 2 March 24, 1995 911
151 12 "Silent No. 16" 15.85 3 March 31, 1995 912
152 13 "Goodbye No. 17" 16.16 2 April 7, 1995 913

Season 10

In August 1994, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth season, therefore making the series run through 1996 at least. Season ten of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 13 episodes, production began in early June 1995 and ended August 1995. The production budget was 1.251.250$ (96.250$ for each episode).

Season 10 - "Cell Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
153 1 "Sacrifice" 16.2 2 July 7, 1995 1001
154 2 "Saiyajins Emerge" 16.27 2 July 14, 1995 1002
155 3 "Super Radiant Vegeta" 16.18 2 July 21, 1995 1003
156 4 "On Your Knees" 15.91 3 July 28, 1995 1004
157 5 "Dangerous Temptation" 16.04 2 August 4, 1995 1005
158 6 "Kuririn's Decision" 16.12 2 August 11, 1995 1006
159 7 "Last Defense" 16.33 2 August 18, 1995 1007
160 8 "Perfect Cell" 16.37 2 August 25, 1995 1008
161 9 "Vegeta Pays" 16.45 2 September 15, 1995 1009
162 10 "Trunk Ascends" 16.56 2 September 22, 1995 1010
163 11 "Save your Father" 16.41 2 September 29, 1995 1011
164 12 "A Future of Despair" 16.79 2 October 6, 1995 1012
165 13 "The Cell Games" 17.24 1 October 13, 1995 1013

Season 11

In August 1994, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth season, therefore making the series run through 1996 at least. Season eleven of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 15 episodes, production began in early November 1995 and ended in February 1996. It was the first season that four teams would work simultaneously on. The production budget was 1.875.000$ (125.000$ for each episode).

Season 11 - "Cell Games Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
166 1 "The Final Battle Closes In" 17.5 1 January 12, 1996 1101
167 2 "The Doomsday Broadcast" 17.74 1 January 19, 1996 1102
168 3 "Goku and Gohan" 17.63 1 January 26, 1996 1103
169 4 "Don't worry" 17.02 2 February 2, 1996 1104
170 5 "A Girl Named Lime" 17.28 2 February 9, 1996 1105
171 6 "Memories of Gohan" 16.1 3 February 16, 1996 1106
172 7 "A New Guardian" 16.65 3 February 23, 1996 1107
173 8 "Dende's Dragon" 16.47 3 March 1, 1996 1108
174 9 "A Hard Problem" 17.19 2 March 8, 1996 1109
175 10 "The Cell Games Begin" 17.88 1 March 15, 1996 1110
176 11 "Satan Squad Goes Rampage" 17.7 1 March 22, 1996 1111
177 12 "Son Goku vs. Cell" 17.51 1 March 29, 1996 1112
178 13 "Cell's Kamehameha" 17.66 1 April 5, 1996 1113
179 14 "No More Rules" 17.84 1 April 12, 1996 1114
180 15 "The Fight concludes" 17.8 1 April 19, 1996 1115

Season 12

In August 1994, Dragon Ball Z was renewed for a ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth season, therefore making the series run through 1996 at least. Season twelve of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 14 episodes, production began in early June 1996 and ended in August 1996. The production budget was 1.757.000$ (125.500$ for each episode).

Season 12 - "Cell Games Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
181 1 "His Name is Gohan" 17.96 1 July 5, 1996 1201
182 2 "Desperate Plea" 17.75 1 July 12, 1996 1202
183 3 "Cell Juniors Attack!" 17.8 1 July 19, 1996 1203
184 4 "Android Explosion" 18.01 1 July 26, 1996 1204
185 5 "Unleashing" 18.49 1 August 2, 1996 1205
186 6 "Unstoppable Gohan" 18.47 1 August 9, 1996 1206
187 7 "Cell's Breakdown" 18.51 1 August 16, 1996 1207
188 8 "A Hero's Farewell" 18.59 1 August 23, 1996 1208
189 9 "Nightmare in Daylight" 18.2 1 September 20, 1996 1209
190 10 "From Goku to Gohan" 18.36 1 September 27, 1996 1210
191 11 "Save the World" 18.67 1 October 4, 1996 1211
192 12 "Parting Ways" 18.46 1 October 11, 1996 1212
193 13 "One More Wish" 18.53 1 October 18, 1996 1213
194 14 "Conclusion" 18.74 1 October 25, 1996 1214

Season 13

Season 12 was supposed to be the final season of Dragon Ball Z as TOKYO Animations wanted to end the show at it's creative, qualitative and popular high. TV TOKYO and TOKYO Animations began negotiations in March 1996, eventually TOKYO TV  paid an immense amount of money in order to keep the show running and renewed it for an additional 4 seasons in October 1996, therefore making the series run through 1998 at least. Season thirteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 12 episodes (TOKYO Animations needed to work on an other important project, leading to a reduced number of episodes), production began in early December 1996 and ended in February 1997. It was the first season that five teams would work simultaneously on. The production budget was 2.436.000$ (203.000$ for each episode).

Season 13 - "World Tournament Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
195 1 "There They Are!" 18.93 1 January 10, 1997 1301
196 2 "The Tournament Begins" 18.75 1 January 17, 1997 1302
197 3 "Water Fight" 19.06 1 January 24, 1997 1303
198 4 "Goku or Paikuhan?" 18.88 1 January 31, 1997 1304
199 5 "Goku vs. Pikkon" 19.04 1 February 7, 1997 1305
200 6 "Seven Years Later" 19.19 1 February 14, 1997 1306
201 7 "The great Saiyaman" 18.42 2 March 7, 1997 1307
202 8 "Gohan's First Date" 18.7 1 March 14, 1997 1308
203 9 "Rescue Videl" 18.81 1 March 21, 1997 1309
204 10 "Blackmail" 19.05 1 March 28, 1997 1310
205 11 "Son Goku is Back" 18.99 1 April 4, 1997 1311
206 12 "Goten's Explosion of Power" 19.13 1 April 11, 1997 1312

Season 14

In October 1996, Dragon Ball was renewed for a thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth season. Season fourteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 13 episodes, production began in May 1997 and ended in August 1997. The production budget was 2.639.000$ (203.000$ for each episode).

Season 14 - "World Tournament Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
207 1 "Videl's Flying" 19.1 1 July 4, 1997 1401
208 2 "The Z Team Assembles" 19.28 1 July 11, 1997 1402
209 3 "Watch Out, Saiyaman!" 19.14 1 July 18, 1997 1403
210 4 "The World Tournament Begins" 18.63 1 July 25, 1997 1404
211 5 "Trunks vs. Goten" 18.97 1 August 1, 1997 1405
212 6 "The Junior Champion" 19.09 1 August 8, 1997 1406
213 7 "Now What, Satan?" 18.55 1 August 29, 1997 1407
214 8 "The First Round" 18.26 2 September 5, 1997 1408
215 9 "Forfeit of Piccolo!" 18.3 2 September 12, 1997 1409
216 10 "The Dark Spopovitch" 18.49 2 September 19, 1997 1410
217 11 "Videl gets Crushed" 18.61 1 September 26, 1997 1411
218 12 "Son Gohan Exposed" 18.27 2 October 3, 1997 1412
219 13 "Energy Drain" 18.88 1 October 10, 1997 1413

Season 15

In October 1996, Dragon Ball was renewed for a thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth season. Season fifteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 17 episodes, production began in November 1997 and ended in February 1998. The production budget was 3.451.000$ (203.000$ for each episode).

Season 15 - "Majin Boo Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
220 1 "Evil Babidi" 18.76 1 January 9, 1998 1501
221 2 "King of the Demons" 18.55 2 January 16, 1998 1502
222 3 "Vegeta's Breakthrough Fury" 18.24 2 January 23, 1998 1503
223 4 "Next up, Son Goku" 18.68 1 January 30, 1998 1504
224 5 "Battle Supreme" 18.91 1 February 6, 1998 1505
225 6 "No. 18 Unmasks" 18.43 2 February 13, 1998 1506
226 7 "A Villain's Heart" 18.17 2 February 20, 1998 1507
227 8 "The Dark Pride of Vegeta" 19.09 1 February 27, 1998 1508
228 9 "Vegeta vs. Son Goku" 19.11 1 March 6, 1998 1509
229 10 "Majin Boo" 19.3 1 March 13, 1998 1510
230 11 "Hatched" 19.24 1 March 20, 1998 1511
231 12 "Despair" 19.06 1 March 27, 1998 1512
232 13 "The Terror of Majin Boo" 18.85 1 April 3, 1998 1513
233 14 "Meal Time" 18.57 2 April 10, 1998 1514
234 15 "A Warrior's Decision" 18.33 3 April 17, 1998 1515
235 16 "Vegeta's Death" 19.59 1 April 24, 1998 1516
236 17 "Evil Lives On" 19.59 1 April 24, 1998 1517

Season 16

In October 1996, Dragon Ball was renewed for a thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth season. Season sixteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 17 episodes, production began in June 1998 and ended in September 1998. The production budget was 3.451.000$ (203.000$ for each episode).

Season 16 - "Majin Boo Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
237 1 "Find the Dragon Balls!" 19.38 1 July 3, 1998 1601
238 2 "A last Hope" 18.92 1 July 10, 1998 1602
239 3 "Global Announcement" 18.76 2 July 17, 1998 1603
240 4 "Gohan Revived" 18.82 1 July 24, 1998 1604
241 5 "The Z Sword" 19.04 1 July 31, 1998 1605
242 6 "Capsule Corp." 18.69 2 August 7, 1998 1606
243 7 "Super Saiyajin Level 3" 18.99 1 August 14, 1998 1607
244 8 "Bye Bye Babidi" 19.17 1 August 21, 1998 1608
245 9 "The Fusion Dance" 18.6 2 August 28, 1998 1609
246 10 "Farewell Goku" 18.75 2 September 4, 1998 1610
247 11 "In the Kaoshin Realm" 18.41 2 September 11, 1998 1611
248 12 "The Broken Sword" 18.55 2 September 18, 1998 1612
249 13 "Gotenks" 18.83 1 September 25, 1998 1613
250 14 "Unlikely Friendship" 18.1 2 October 2, 1998 1614
251 15 "I Kill No More" 18.26 2 October 9, 1998 1615
252 16 "A Good Boy Declaration" 18.04 2 October 16, 1998 1616
253 17 "The Evil of Men" 18.39 2 October 23, 1998 1617

Season 17

In March 1998, Dragon Ball was renewed a final additional 3 seasons, therefore bringing the total season count up to 19. The additional seasons were supposed to wrap up the Boo storyline. Season seventeen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 12 episodes, production began in September 1998 and ended in late December 1998. The production budget was 2.532.000$ (211.000$ for each episode).

Season 17 - "Final Farewell Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
254 1 "Boo vs. Boo" 18.47 2 January 8, 1999 1701
255 2 "Humanity Exterminated" 18.38 2 January 15, 1999 1702
256 3 "Time Struggle" 18.62 2 January 22, 1999 1703
257 4 "Super Gotenks" 18.53 2 January 29, 1999 1704
258 5 "Ghosts" 18.1 2 February 5, 1999 1705
259 6 "Trapped Forever" 18.19 2 February 12, 1999 1706
260 7 "Super Gotenks Level 3" 18.24 2 February 19, 1999 1707
261 8 "Gotenks is Awesome" 18.36 2 February 26, 1999 1708
262 9 "Unlucky Break" 18.17 2 March 26, 1999 1709
263 10 "The New Son Gohan" 18.42 2 April 2, 1999 1710
264 11 "Survive" 17.93 3 April 9, 1999 1711
265 12 "Majin Boo Transforms" 18.85 1 April 16, 1999 1712

Season 18

In March 1998, Dragon Ball was renewed a final additional 3 seasons, therefore bringing the total season count up to 19. Season eighteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 12 episodes, production began in late April 1999 and ended in July 1999. The production budget was 2.532.000$ (211.000$ for each episode).

Season 18 - "Final Farewell Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
266 1 "For the Sake of the Universe" 18.55 2 July 2, 1999 1801
267 2 "The Miracle" 18.39 2 July 9, 1999 1802
268 3 "Vegeta's Pride, Goku's Rage" 18.68 2 July 16, 1999 1803
269 4 "Vegeto" 18.94 1 July 23, 1999 1804
270 5 "Rip in the Universe" 18.79 1 July 30, 1999 1805
271 6 "Vegete Downsized" 19.09 1 August 6, 1999 1806
272 7 "The Incredible Fighting Candy" 19.15 1 August 13, 1999 1807
273 8 "Demonic Maze" 18.96 1 September 10, 1999 1808
274 9 "Nightmares and Illusions" 18.74 2 September 17, 1999 1809
275 10 "Deadly Vision" 18.87 1 September 24, 1999 1810
276 11 "Evil Kid Boo" 19.22 1 October 1, 1999 1811
277 12 "End of Earth" 19.26 1 October 8, 1999 1812

Season 19

In March 1998, Dragon Ball was renewed a final additional 3 seasons, therefore bringing the total season count up to 19. Season nineteen of Dragon Ball Z was set to feature 14 episodes, production of the concluding season began in early November 1999 and ended in late February 2000. The production budget was 3.010.000$ (215.000$ for each episode). The nineteenth season of Dragon Ball Z received the highest Anime ratings of all anime series worldwide to date.

Season 19 - "Final Farewell Saga (Part 3)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
278 1 "True Saiyajins Fight Alone" 19.37 1 January 14, 2000 1901
279 2 "The Last Battle Begins" 19.45 1 January 21, 2000 1902
280 3 "Vegeta and Goku" 19.33 1 January 28, 2000 1903
281 4 "A Minute of Desperation" 19.59 1 February 4, 2000 1904
282 5 "Old Boo Emerges" 19.76 1 February 11, 2000 1905
283 6 "Earth Reborn" 19.61 1 February 18, 2000 1906
284 7 "A Final Hope" 19.8 1 February 25, 2000 1907
285 8 "People of Earth Unite" 19.74 1 March 3, 2000 1908
286 9 "Genki Dama Triumphant" 20.09 1 March 10, 2000 1909
287 10 "Celebrations" 19.49 1 March 17, 2000 1910
288 11 "He's Always Late" 20.01 1 March 24, 2000 1911
289 12 "Ten Years Later (Part 1)" 21.85 1 April 14, 2000 1912
290 13 "Ten Years Later (Part 2)" 21.85 1 April 14, 2000 1913
291 14 "Son Goku's Next Journey" 21.85 1 April 14, 2000 1914

Dragon Ball GT

Season 1

In January 2000, negotiations between TV TOKYO and TOKYO Animations about further installments began. TOKYO Animations however declined every offer from TV TOKYO and decided to stop their work on the Dragon Ball Anime Series after twenty-nine seasons. In May 2000, Negotiations between TV TOKYO and ANIMATION SUPRA began, leading to a renewal of the Anime series for an additional two seasons. The Anime Series was renamed to GT as TOKYO Animations hold the rights for the Dragon Ball Z Anime series. Production for the first season of Dragon Ball GT began in early October 2000 and finished in late February 2001. Season 1 was set to feature 15 episodes. The Production Budget was 1.470.000$ (98.000$ for each episode). The Anime series Dragon Ball was confronted with a serious drop in ratings for the first time, loosing over 9 million viewers during only 15 episodes.

Season 1 - "Black Star Dragon Ball Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
1 1 "A Devastating Wish" 18.77 2 January 19, 2001 DBGTx01
2 2 "Pan Blasts Off" 18.19 2 January 26, 2001 DBGTx02
3 3 "Terror on Imecka" 18.24 2 February 2, 2001 DBGTx03
4 4 "The Most Wanted List" 17.13 4 February 9, 2001 DBGTx04
5 5 "Son Goku vs. Ledgic" 14.79 8 February 16, 2001 DBGTx05
6 6 "Like Pulling Teeth" 15.55 7 February 23, 2001 DBGTx06
7 7 "Trunks, The Bride" 14.09 9 March 2, 2001 DBGTx07
8 8 "Whisker Power" 13.6 10 March 9, 2001 DBGTx08
9 9 "Lord Luud" 13.25 10 March 16, 2001 DBGTx09
10 10 "Dance and Attack!" 12.59 11 March 23, 2001 DBGTx10
11 11 "Lord Luud's Curse" 11.94 13 March 30, 2001 DBGTx11
12 12 "The Last Oracle" 12.38 12 April 6, 2001 DBGTx12
13 13 "Behind the Curtain" 12.06 13 April 13, 2001 DBGTx13
14 14 "The Battle Within" 11.71 13 April 20, 2001 DBGTx14
15 15 "Beginning of the End" 11.8 13 April 27, 2001 DBGTx15

Season 2

In May 2000, Negotiations between TV TOKYO and ANIMATION SUPRA began, leading to a renewal of the Anime series for an additional two seasons. In March 2001, Dragon Ball GT was given an additional third season. Production for the second season of Dragon Ball GT began in early March 2001 and ended in late May 2001. Season 2 was set to feature 13 episodes. The Production Budget was 1.274.000$ (98.000$ for each episode). The Anime series Dragon Ball was confronted with a serious drop in ratings again, loosing 4 million viewers during only 13 episodes.

Season 2 - "Baby Saga (Part 1)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
16 1 "Giru's Checkered Past" 10.49 16 July 6, 2001 DBGTx16
17 2 "Pan's Gambit" 10.18 16 July 13, 2001 DBGTx17
18 3 "Unexpected Power" 9.5 18 July 20, 2001 DBGTx18
19 4 "A General Uprising" 9.22 19 July 27, 2001 DBGTx19
20 5 "The Source of Rilldo's Power" 8.96 20 August 3, 2001 DBGTx20
21 6 "A Secret Revealed" 8.74 21 August 10, 2001 DBGTx21
22 7 "The Baby Secret" 8.37 23 August 17, 2001 DBGTx22
23 8 "Hidden Danger" 8.41 23 August 24, 2001 DBGTx23
24 9 "Discovering the Truth" 7.79 26 October 5, 2001 DBGTx24
25 10 "Baby's Arrival" 7.9 25 October 12, 2001 DBGTx25
26 11 "Saiyajin Hunting" 7.84 25 October 19, 2001 DBGTx26
27 12 "Ambitions Achieved" 8.03 24 October 26, 2001 DBGTx27
28 13 "A Worldwide Problem" 8.03 24 October 26, 2001 DBGTx28

Season 3

In March 2001, Dragon Ball GT was given an additional third season. Production for the third season of Dragon Ball GT began in early September 2001 and ended in late November 2001. Season 3 was set to feature 13 episodes. The Production Budget was 1.001.000$ (77.000$ for each episode).

Season 3 - "Baby Saga (Part 2)"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
29 1 "Fall of the Saiyajins" 8.17 24 January 11, 2002 DBGTx29
30 2 "Bite the Dust" 8.04 24 January 18, 2002 DBGTx30
31 3 "Collapse from Within" 7.83 25 January 25, 2002 DBGTx31
32 4 "The Return of Oob" 7.52 27 February 1, 2002 DBGTx32
33 5 "Newfound Majoob" 7.7 26 February 8, 2002 DBGTx33
34 6 "Back in the Game" 7.38 28 February 15, 2002 DBGTx34
35 7 "Super Saiyajin Level 4" 8.81 20 February 22, 2002 DBGTx35
36 8 "An Immortal Beast" 6.65 32 April 5, 2002 DBGTx36
37 9 "Last Stand" 7.04 29 April 12, 2002 DBGTx37
38 10 "Family Bonds" 6.89 29 April 19, 2002 DBGTx38
39 11 "Put To Rest" 7.16 28 April 26, 2002 DBGTx39
40 12 "Goodbye Piccolo" 7.27 28 May 3, 2002 DBGTx40
41 13 "Curtain Call" 7.2 28 May 10, 2002 DBGTx41

Season 4

In July 2002, Dragon Ball GT was renewed for a shortened fourth season. Production for the fourth season of Dragon Ball GT began in early September 2002 and ended in early November 2002. Season 4 was set to feature 10 episodes, but an additional eleventh installment was added. The Production Budget was shortcut to 520.000$ (47.272$ for each episode). Season four of Dragon Ball GT was confronted with a heavy drop in ratings, loosing 4 million viewers in only three months.

Season 4 - "Super 17 Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
42 1 "A Dangerous Union" 6.64 30 December 12, 2002 DBGTx42
43 2 "Villains of Hell!" 6.08 36 December 19, 2002 DBGTx43
44 3 "17 Times 2" 5.52 39 December 26, 2002 DBGTx44
45 4 "The Best Bet" 5.39 40 January 9, 2003 DBGTx45
46 5 "Raising the Stakes" 4.85 46 January 16, 2003 DBGTx46
47 6 "The Greatest Surprise" 4.61 47 January 23, 2003 DBGTx47
48 7 "The Shadow Dragons" 4.27 51 January 30, 2003 DBGTx48
49 8 "The Two-Star Dragon" 4.33 50 February 6, 2003 DBGTx49
50 9 "The Five-Star Dragon" 3.8 59 February 13, 2003 DBGTx50
51 10 "The Six-Star Dragon" 3.49 67 February 20, 2003 DBGTx51
52 11 "The Seven-Star Dragon" 3.0 75 February 27, 2003 DBGTx52

Season 5

Considering the desastrous viewership numbers of season 4, Dragon Ball GT was renewed for a Wrap-Up season 5 with huge Budget cuts and effectively cancelled in March 2002. Production for the final season of Dragon Ball began in April 2002 and ended on June 26th, 2002. Season 5 was set to feature 12 last episodes, the Production Budget was 168.000$ (14.000$ for each episode).

The Final Season - "Shadow Dragon Saga"
# Title Japanese viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date Production
Code
53 1 "Saying Goodbye" 3.13 74 July 4, 2003 DBGTx53
54 2 "The Four-Star Dragon" 2.84 79 July 11, 2003 DBGTx54
55 3 "The Heart of the Prince" 2.95 77 July 18, 2003 DBGTx55
56 4 "The Three-Star Dragon" 2.51 85 July 25, 2003 DBGTx56
57 5 "The One-Star Dragon" 2.67 81 August 1, 2003 DBGTx57
58 6 "Shadow Dragons Unite" 2.48 86 August 8, 2003 DBGTx58
59 7 "Super Saiyajin 4 Vegeta" 2.42 86 August 15, 2003 DBGTx59
60 8 "Super Saiyajin 4 Fusion" 2.59 83 August 22, 2003 DBGTx60
61 9 "The Limits of Power" 2.55 84 August 29, 2003 DBGTx61
62 10 "Rescue Goku" 2.68 80 September 5, 2003 DBGTx62
63 11 "Universal Allies" 2.79 79 September 12, 2003 DBGTx63
64 12 "Until We Meet Again" 4.91 44 September 19, 2003 DBGTx64

VHS, DVD & Blu-Ray Releases

The following DVD's have been released.

Season No. Episodes Japanese
Release
DVD Blu-Ray
Release
(Release Price)
Cover Release
(Release Price)
Cover
Dragon Ball
1 1-13 May 10, 2000
(2.055¥)
DBSEASON01 January 16, 2013
(10.960¥)
DRAGONADV1
2 14-28 August 9, 2000
(2.055¥)
DBSEASON02
3 29-45

November 8, 2000
(2.600¥)

DBSEASON03
4 46-57

February 7, 2001
(2.055¥)

DBSEASON04
5 58-67

May 9, 2001
(2.055¥)

DBSEASON05 January 16, 2013
(10.960¥)
DRAGONADV2
6 68-83

August 8, 2001
(2.600¥)

DBSEASON06
7 84-101

November 7, 2001
(3.100¥)

DBSEASON07
8 102-122

March 6, 2002
(3.830¥)

DBSEASON08 July 3, 2013
(10.960¥)
DRAGONADV3
9 123-137

June 5, 2002
(2.600¥)

DBSEASON09
10 138-153

September 4, 2002
(2.600¥)

DBSEASON10
Dragon Ball Z
1 1-21

January 15, 2003
(3.830¥)

DBZSEASON01 July 3, 2013
(9.179¥)
DRAGONADVZ1
2 22-39

May 15, 2003
(3.100¥)

DBZSEASON02
3 40-56

August 14, 2003
(3.100¥)

DBZSEASON03 December 18, 2013
(9.179¥)
DRAGONADVZ2
4 57-74

November 12, 2003
(3.100¥)

DBZSEASON04
5 75-90

April 14, 2004
(3.100¥)

DBZSEASON05 December 18, 2013
(9.179¥)
DRAGONADVZ3
6 91-107

October 13, 2004
(3.100¥)

DBZSEASON06
7 108-123

November 16, 2005
(4.794¥)

DBZSEASON07 May 7, 2014
(9.179¥)
DRAGONADVZ4
8 124-139

January 1, 2006
(4.794¥)

DBZSEASON08
9 140-152

March 15, 2006
(4.794¥)

DBZSEASON09 May 7, 2014
(9.179¥)
DRAGONADVZ5
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May 10, 2006
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DBZSEASON10
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July 12, 2006
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DRAGONADVZ6
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September 13, 2006
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DBZSEASON12
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November 22, 2006
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DBZSEASON13 August 20, 2014
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DRAGONADVZ7
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January 10, 2007
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DBZSEASON14
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February 7, 2007
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DRAGONADVZ8
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March 14, 2007
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DBZSEASON16
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April 11, 2007
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May 9, 2007
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DBZSEASON18
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June 13, 2007
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DBZSEASON19
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February 6, 2008
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June 11, 2008
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DBGTSEASON02
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October 8, 2008
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DBGTSEASON03
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February 11, 2009
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