Dragon Ball Z (Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ ゼット) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the latter 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama.
Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with his companions, defend the Earth against villains ranging from conquerors, androids and other creatures; such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu. While the original Dragon Ball anime followed Goku from childhood to early adulthood, Dragon Ball Z is a continuation of his adult life, but at the same time parallels the lives of his sons, Gohan and Goten, as well as the evolution of his rivals Piccolo and Vegeta from enemies to allies.
In addition to one licensed roleplaying game using the setting, Dragon Ball Z has been adapted to tabletop roleplaying by several apocryphal, fan-made games.