Dragon Ball Z Kai Filler List – A Complete Filler Guide

Every Anime lover knows about the spectacular Shonen battle series Dragon Ball Z, that took the whole world by storm all the way back from its start in the 80s. In 2009 it was about time for Dragon Ball Z’s 20th Anniversary and to commemorate this amazing anime series a revised and remastered HD version of the original Manga was released on Fuji TV.

Dragon Ball Z Kai is a modified version of the original anime series with low to none filler episodes with sped up and redrawn animations, re-recorded sounds, and full-on action-packed fights. It has also hugely reduced the blood and gore and added more censorship to make it more suitable for the younger generation. Although, being a revision of the original series, Dragon Ball Z Kai has quite some changes of its own.

Unlike the original anime series Dragon Ball Z Kai is truer to the original Manga storyline and disregards any fluffs included in the Dragon Ball Z which in terms lacks the background and personality building of the characters and other scenes that are not related to the Manga storyline but somewhat useful for story development.

However, Dragon Ball Z Kai includes all the major arcs after a setback that stopped the production at Cell Saga arc, but currently, it includes both Majin Buu and Evil Buu arcs which completes the original Manga Storyline.

Filler Episodes:
101, 165
Canon Episodes:
7-8, 10-11, 19, 22-23, 25-27, 31-34, 36-38, 41-47, 50-51, 53, 55, 57-61, 63-65, 67-74, 76-78, 81-98, 100, 102-107, 110-115, 117-123, 125-138, 140-160, 162-164, 166-167
Manga Episodes:
1-6, 9, 12-18, 20-21, 24, 28-30, 35, 39-40, 48-49, 52, 54, 56, 62, 66, 75, 79-80, 99, 108-109, 116, 124, 161

Dragon Ball Z Kai Filler List

Sr #Episode nameTypeAired
1Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku! MANGA CANON2009-04-05
2The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan WarriorsMANGA CANON4/12/2009
3A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack!MANGA CANON4/19/2009
4Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake Way!MANGA CANON4/26/2009
5Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan!MANGA CANON5/3/2009
6The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test!MANGA CANON5/10/2009
7The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/17/2009
8Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/24/2009
9Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen!MANGA CANON5/31/2009
10Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/7/2009
11Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/14/2009
12Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack!MANGA CANON6/21/2009
13The Power of the Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta!MANGA CANON6/28/2009
14An All-Out Kamehame-Ha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation!MANGA CANON7/5/2009
15Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb!MANGA CANON7/12/2009
16Defeat the Invincible Vegeta! Work a Miracle, Gohan!MANGA CANON7/19/2009
17Dawn of the Fierce Battle! The Star of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland!MANGA CANON8/2/2009
18The Ship Resting in Yunzabit! Time to Blast Off for Planet Namek!MANGA CANON8/9/2009
19A Powerful New Foe! Frieza, Ruler of the Universe!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/16/2009
20The Rebellion Against Frieza! Vegeta's Burning Ambition!MANGA CANON8/23/2009
21Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekians' All-Out Attack!MANGA CANON8/30/2009
22Dodoria's Terrifying Chase! A Truth Revealed to Vegeta!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/6/2009
23Vegeta's Covert Maneuvers! A Tragic Assault on the Namekians!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/13/2009
24Friends Reborn! Zarbon's Hideous Transformation!MANGA CANON9/20/2009
25Power Up, Krillin! Frieza's Mounting Apprehension!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/27/2009
26The Scheme Is Shattered! Vegeta Strikes Back at Zarbon!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/4/2009
27A Touch-and-Go Situation! Gohan, Protect the Four-Star Ball!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/11/2009
28The Countdown to Battle Begins! Enter, The Ginyu Force!MANGA CANON10/18/2009
29First Up for the Ginyu Force! Guldo?s Time Freeze!MANGA CANON10/25/2009
30The Nightmare Recoome! Come Out and Play, Vegeta!MANGA CANON11/1/2009
31Goku Arrives At Last! Take Down the Ginyu Force!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/8/2009
32The Star Player Appears! Ginyu vs. Goku!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/15/2009
33Full Power, Goku! Captain Ginyu?s Desperate Attack!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/22/2009
34Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku?!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/29/2009
35Goku?s Comeback! Call Forth Porunga!MANGA CANON12/6/2009
36Frieza Closes In! Mighty Porunga, Grant Our Wish!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/13/2009
37A Nightmare Transformation! Frieza's Power Level-One Million?!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/20/2009
38Frieza Bares His Fangs! Gohan's Overwhelming Attack!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/27/2009
39Piccolo Reborn! Frieza's Second Transformation!MANGA CANON1/10/2010
40Frieza's Final Transformation! The Ultimate Nightmare Begins!MANGA CANON1/17/2010
41The Moment of Truth Approaches! Goku Back in Action!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/24/2010
42Defeat Frieza, Goku! The Tears of the Proud Saiyan Prince!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/31/2010
43Goku vs. Frieza! The Super Showdown Begins!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/7/2010
44A Boundary-Pushing Brawl! Goku, Frieza, and Ginyu Again?!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/14/2010
45Kaio-Ken Times Twenty! An All-Or-Nothing Kamehame-Ha!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/21/2010
46The Final Trump Card! Goku's Ultimate Spirit Bomb!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/28/2010
47Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/7/2010
48The Angry Super Saiyan! Goku Throws Down the Gauntlet!MANGA CANON3/14/2010
49Avenge the Fallen, Goku! Countdown to the Planet's Destruction!MANGA CANON3/21/2010
50Full Power Frieza! Shenron, Grant Our Wish!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/28/2010
51Goku's Furious Roar! A Last-Minute Wish!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/4/2010
52Duel on a Vanishing Planet! The Final Showdown!MANGA CANON4/11/2010
53Goku's Final Attack! Countdown to Planet Namek's Destruction!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/18/2010
54Goku Vanishes Into Space! Welcome Home, Super Warriors!MANGA CANON4/25/2010
55There Is Planet Earth, Father! Frieza and King Cold Strike Back!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/2/2010
56I Will Defeat Frieza! Another Super Saiyan!MANGA CANON5/9/2010
57Welcome Back, Goku! Confessions of the Mysterious Youth, Trunks!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/16/2010
58Goku's New Move, Instant Transmission! The Three-Year Training Session Begins!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/23/2010
59Undetectable Monsters! The Androids Appear!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/30/2010
60The Unbeatable Enemy Within! Goku vs. Android 19!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/6/2010
61No Victory for Android 19! Enter Super Vegeta!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/13/2010
62Piccolo's Assault! Android 20 and the Twisted Future!MANGA CANON6/20/2010
63The Hunt for Doctor Gero! Discover the Hidden Laboratory!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/27/2010
64Number 17 and Number 18! The Androids Awaken!MIXED CANON/FILLER7/11/2010
65A Sweet Face and Super Power? Android 18 vs. Vegeta!MIXED CANON/FILLER7/18/2010
66The Time for Reunification Has Come! Piccolo's Unshakable Resolve!MANGA CANON8/1/2010
67Another Time Machine?! Bulma Uncovers a Mystery!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/8/2010
68The Monster Goes into Motion... Strike of the Super Namekian!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/15/2010
69I Am Your Brother! The Monster With Goku's Energy!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/22/2010
70The Dizzying Deception and the Daring Escape! Defeat the Android Cell!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/29/2010
71The Hunt for Cell Is On! Goku, Back in Action!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/5/2010
72Break the Super Saiyan Barrier! Into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/12/2010
73The Super Namekian Powers Up! Piccolo vs. Android 17!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/19/2010
74Run Android 17! Piccolo's All-or-Nothing Struggle!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/26/2010
75Power Unknown! Android 16 Breaks His Silence!MANGA CANON10/3/2010
76Tien's Desperate Attack! Save Your Friends, Goku!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/10/2010
77Beyond Super Saiyan! Vegeta Confronts the Monster Cell!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/17/2010
78Cell on the Verge of Defeat! Krillin, Destroy Android 18!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/24/2010
79The Battle Turns for the Worst... Cell Attacks Android 18!MANGA CANON10/31/2010
80The Tables Are Turned! Witness the Power of Perfection!MANGA CANON11/7/2010
81Vegeta's Final Push! Defeat the Invincible Cell!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/14/2010
82The Strongest Super Saiyan! Trunks' Power Unleashed!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/21/2010
83Cell Invades the Airwaves! Announcing,"The Cell Games!".MIXED CANON/FILLER11/28/2010
84Training Complete! Goku Sizes Up the Competition!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/5/2010
85The Truce is Broken! The Defense Force Strikes Back at Cell!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/12/2010
86A New Guardian! The Return of the Dragon Balls!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/19/2010
87Mr. Satan Takes the Stage! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/26/2010
88Showdown! Cell vs. Goku!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/9/2011
89Battle at the Highest Level! Goku Goes All Out!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/16/2011
90The Opening Round Is Concluded! Goku's Moment of Decision!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/23/2011
91Get Angry, Gohan! Release Your Hidden Power!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/30/2011
92Tears For An Android! Gohan's Inner Rage Bursts Forth!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/6/2011
93Unleash the Warrior Within! Gohan Takes the Offensive!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/13/2011
94Perfection's End! A Fury Beyond Super Saiyan!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/20/2011
95A Hero's Sacrifice! Last Chance to Save the World!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/6/2011
96Combine Your Strength! The Final Kamehame-Ha!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/20/2011
97A Bittersweet Victory! Until We Meet Again!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/27/2011
98Peace For the Future! The Spirit of Goku is Forever!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/2/2011
99Seven Years Later! Starting Today, Gohan Is a High School StudentMANGA CANON4/6/2014
100A New Hero, Great Saiyaman, Is Born!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/13/2014
101Videl's Crisis? Gohan's Urgent Call-out!FILLER1/21/2017
102A Monster is Taken Away! The Culprit is Great Saiyaman?MIXED CANON/FILLER1/28/2017
103Entering the World Martial Arts Tournament! Goten Shows Off His Explosive Power During Training!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/4/2017
104Gohan the Teacher! Videl's Flying Technique TutorialMIXED CANON/FILLER4/20/2014
105The Dragon Team Fully Assembled! Goku Has Come Back!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/27/2014
106Who Is the World's Greatest? The Tournament Preliminaries Begin!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/25/2017
107Everyone is Surprised! Goten and Trunks' Super Battle!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/4/2014
108The Junior Champ Is Finally Decided! Who Will Fight Against Mr. Satan?MANGA CANON3/11/2017
109Restless Foreboding; A Mysterious Warrior Appears!MANGA CANON5/11/2014
110What Happened, Piccolo? An Unexpected Outcome in the First RoundMIXED CANON/FILLER5/18/2014
111An Eerie Entity; Who Exactly Is Spopovich?MIXED CANON/FILLER4/1/2017
112Videl Battered! Gohan's Fury Reaches Its Limit!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/25/2014
113A Creeping Conspiracy! The Target is GohanMIXED CANON/FILLER4/15/2017
114Terrifying Secret of the Majin; The Mastermind Revealed!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/1/2014
115The Nefarious Wizard Babidi And Demon King Dabura's TrapMIXED CANON/FILLER6/8/2014
116Don't Sell Super Saiyans Short! Vegeta and Goku's Full-Bore Power!MANGA CANON6/15/2014
117Whither Victory? A Battle Royal Championship Match!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/22/2014
118Stunning Youngsters! No. 18's Uphill BattleMIXED CANON/FILLER6/29/2014
119Enter the Headliner! The Looming Demon King!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/6/2014
120A Heart of Evil Awakened; Vegeta, Prince of DestructionMIXED CANON/FILLER7/13/2014
121I am the Strongest! The Clash of Goku vs. VegetaMIXED CANON/FILLER7/20/2014
122Countdown to Revival: Crush Babidi?s Ambitions!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/3/2014
123The Seal is Released? Gohan's Kamehame-Ha of ResistanceMIXED CANON/FILLER8/10/2014
124Straightaway Into Despair? The Terror of Majin BuuMANGA CANON8/17/2014
125Turn Into Candy! A Hungry Majin's Bizarre Power!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/24/2014
126I Will Deal With the Majin! Vegeta's Final Mortal Combat!MIXED CANON/FILLER8/31/2014
127For His Beloved Ones... The End of the Proud Warrior!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/7/2014
128Who Will Defeat Majin Buu? The Mightiest of Men Moves Out!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/30/2014
128A Nightmare Revisited: The Immortal Monster Majin Buu!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/14/2014
129A Secret Plan to Defeat Buu! Its Name is FusionMIXED CANON/FILLER9/21/2014
130Found! A Faint Ray of Hope - Awaken, Warriors!MIXED CANON/FILLER9/28/2014
131Find the Nuisances: Babidi's Retaliation Begins!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/5/2014
132A Time of Trials! Lay Hold of Legendary Powers!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/12/2014
133Hold Majin Buu in Check! Limit ? Super Saiyan 3!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/19/2014
134True Worth Beginning to Show - The Treacherous Buu!MIXED CANON/FILLER10/26/2014
135Silly Looking? Drilling the Fusion Pose!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/2/2014
136Bye-bye, Everyone! Goku Returns to the Next WorldMIXED CANON/FILLER11/9/2014
137Gohan Located! Intensive Training in the World of the Kais!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/16/2014
138Birth of a Merged Superwarrior His Name is Gotenks!MIXED CANON/FILLER11/23/2014
140The Powering Up Continues? Super Gotenks is Achieved!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/7/2014
141What Anger Gives Rise To Another Majin!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/14/2014
142Buu Gobbles Up Buu! Onslaught of a New Majin!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/21/2014
143Headlong Rush Into Catastrophe! A One-Hour Time Limit!MIXED CANON/FILLER12/28/2014
144Training Complete! You're Finished Now, Majin Buu!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/11/2015
145Eliminating Buu with Ghosts: A Knockout Kamikaze Attack!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/18/2015
146Gotenks' Ace in the Hole! Transformation! Super Gotenks 3!MIXED CANON/FILLER1/25/2015
147On a Roll! Buu-Buu-Volleyball!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/1/2015
148Thanks for Waiting, Everyone! A Reborn Gohan Heads for Earth!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/8/2015
149Buu Overwhelmed! Ultimate Gohan's Super Power!MIXED CANON/FILLER2/15/2015
150Buu's Sinister Scheme: Gotenks is AbsorbedMIXED CANON/FILLER3/1/2015
151The Elder Kai's Brainstorm! Return to Life, Goku!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/15/2015
152Miracles Happen Once... Will Goku and He Make the Ultimate Combination?MIXED CANON/FILLER3/22/2015
153Invincible! The Ultimate Warrior Vegito!MIXED CANON/FILLER3/29/2015
154Buu's Ace in the Hole! The Warriors Are Absorbed!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/5/2015
155Rescue Gohan and the Others! Goku and Vegeta's Infiltration Mission!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/12/2015
156Emergency Escape from the Body! Buu's Retrogression Into Evil!MIXED CANON/FILLER4/19/2015
157Earth Destroyed! The Initial Buu's Nefarious StrikeMIXED CANON/FILLER4/26/2015
158A Final Showdown at the Summit! Face-Off in the World of the Kais!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/3/2015
159Hang In There, Kakarot! You Are No. 1!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/10/2015
160A One-Minute Match-Up! Vegeta's Life-Threatening Stall for Time!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/17/2015
161An Inspired Strategy - Make Two Wishes Come True!MANGA CANON5/24/2015
162Share Your Spirit Energy with Me! I'm Making a Huge Spirit Bomb!MIXED CANON/FILLER5/31/2015
163You Are the Savior of the World! Everybody's Spirit Bomb Completed!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/7/2015
164You Really Are the Greatest, Goku!! The Demise of Majin BuuMIXED CANON/FILLER6/14/2015
165Peace Returns! A Time of Rest for the Warriors!FILLER6/9/2018
166And So, Ten Years Later... A Long-Awaited World Martial Arts Tournament!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/21/2015
167Even Stronger! Goku's Dream is Never-Ending!MIXED CANON/FILLER6/28/2015

Our Verdict on Dragon Ball Z Kai

Dragon Ball Z Kai is without any doubt an amazing anime series but if you have already watched the original anime series, it might seem to miss out on a few details that go on to make more sense out the story but if you haven’t watched it already than I’d really recommend you go for Dragon Ball Z kai.

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