One of the most popular anime series of all time, Dragon Ball, has had its share of controversy over the last few decades. Not to mention all the memes that came from Dragon Ball Z. If you’ve been living under a rock, this anime is revolving around a Saiyan named Goku, and his friends (as well as enemies) defending the Earth from intergalactic threats. Sounds cheesy and generic, but, wait till Goku transforms into the Super Saiyan!
But hey, watch it in your own time, and meanwhile we’ll take a look at some of the most fascinating Dragon Ball Z facts.
1. Gohan Was Meant to Replace Goku
Believe it or not the series creator Akira Toriyama actually thought about killing the main protagonist and making his son Gohan as his replacement. I’m really glad he didn’t, though, because that would be extremely stupid.
2. Master Roshi Cannot Die From Old Age
You heard it, folks, Master Roshi is immortal! Currently in the story the wise yet perverted master is more than 350 years old and he’s trained Goku, Gohan, Yamcha, Krillin and Ox-King. He used to be one of the most vital characters of the series, but due to the enemies getting more and more powerful, he’s been sitting on the bench. Until Dragon Ball Super, but that’s a whole other can of worms.
3. The Android Twins Have Names
You may know them as 17 and 18, but get this, they actually have names. Android 17’s real name is Lapis and Android 18’s real name is Lazuli. These were the names of 2 notorious delinquents before they were kidnapped by Dr. Gero and experimented upon in order to make them androids.
4. Goku and Gohan are Voiced by a Woman
Unless you’re watching it with subs or raw, you’d never know that Goku and Gohan sound exactly the same, and are voiced by the famous Japanese voice actress Masako Nozawa.