The Best Places to Watch DragonBall Z Online [September 2020]
To say Dragon Ball Z is popular in the world of anime is something of an understatement. Originally adapted from the manga series from the 1980s that included over five hundred episodes, the anime version includes around 325 of those. If you’re late to the party or want to rewatch this series, this page lists what I think are the best places to watch Dragon Ball Z online.
If you’re new to the show, here’s what you need to know: the story follows Goku and his friends as he defends earth from a selection of foes who come from space in various forms intent on taking over the world. They range from androids to magic users and pretty much everything in between. The original series featured Goku as a child and teenager while Dragon Ball Z follows him into adulthood.
Where to watch Dragon Ball Z online
There is only one legitimate source for Dragon Ball Z in the US and Canada as one organization has exclusive rights to it. There are other sources of course and I’ll cover those too. I would encourage everyone to use the legit source wherever possible though to help support anime and the worlds we love.
That legit source of Dragon Ball Z is Funimation. They have the exclusive rights to the dubbed version of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z and is the only legit place you can watch the shows. The service isn’t free of course but is where you will find most, if not all, episodes of both series as well as the successors.
The site is fast and easy to use and makes short work of finding Dragon Ball Z shows. The streams are fast and play in HD with good quality audio too. Subscriptions start at $5.99 a month for access to all shows. The upside is that you get access to everything Funimation has to offer. The downside is that even though you’re paying for the service, you are still served ads. This is not the way to run a premium service but is currently your only option for dubbed episodes.
AnimeTwist is one of our favorite places to watch anime, since it’s ad-free and easy to use on both desktop and mobile. When I found Dragon Ball on the app, the streams were fast, quality decent and there was a huge range of episodes to watch. I don’t know if you will find every single episode here but there are certainly a good range of them.
The website is fast, easy to navigate and streams quickly. If you’re looking for a source of anime goodness, this is it.
Vrv.co is another official streaming source for Dragon Ball, though you won’t find all of Dragon Ball Z here. Instead, in addition to some limited content from the show, Dragon Ball Super is available to watch, making for a great place for newcomers to dive in. While the VRV app can give some trouble depending on the platform you’re using, we still recommend the site as a great place to watch DBZ and other Dragon Ball content.
KissAnime is one of the most popular anime streaming sites online today, and it has nearly every episode of DBZ we could find. It also has Dragon Ball Kai, a couple of movies and some other content too. It’s an ugly website but it works well and plays the video in short order. It doesn’t look to have even a quarter of what’s available but none of these other sources do.
Despite the visuals, the website works quickly, has good categorization, fast search and a bunch of Dragon Ball Z titles. It’s not perfect but when the pickings are this thin, we take what we can get! It does have a lot of ads however, so keep that in mind before you head over.
AnimeVibe is a lot like Anime Twist: it features no ads, relies on the donations of fine viewers like yourself, and uses Japanese titles as opposed to translated titles to sort through its library. The site looks good, it’s easy to use and responsive, and it has virtually every episode of the long-running show. That said, you might run into some stream issues if you’re watching on Chrome, so switch to Edge, Safari, or Firefox for this one.
I was actually surprised as just how difficult it was to find Dragon Ball Z content. Given the huge range of sources we have for other anime titles, the dearth of Dragon Ball Z episodes outside Funimation was frustrating to say the least!
Know of any other good sources of Dragon Ball Z videos? Tell us about them below if you do!