The Best Places to Watch DragonBall Z Online
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.
Dragon Ball Z is actually a sequel. The original was Dragon Ball and did particularly well in Asia and Europe. The second part of the series was called Dragon Ball Z to keep the two distinct.
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.
AnimeFLV was suggested to me as a good place to watch Dragon Ball Z online. I had never heard of it but when I tried it, 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. I would say this is a good source of anime goodness.
Vrv.co is another website I had never heard of and was suggested as a good source of DBZ. It doesn’t have all episodes and the number seems to fluctuate. It does have Dragon Ball Super and a couple of the movies as well though so is worth checking out.
The site is responsive, easy to navigate ands begins the streams quickly. You get a couple of freebies before you need to create an account so is worth checking out.
KissAnime has some Dragon Ball Z episodes but not all of them. 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!
DBTime is my final source of Dragon Ball Z content. Again, it doesn’t have all the episodes and content fluctuates but there is some on here including a couple of the movies, Dragon Ball Heroes and a ton of other anime content.
It isn’t the best looking website in the world but it works. The site is responsive, easy to browse or search and has a bunch of different anime titles as well as Dragon Ball Z.
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!