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Yesteday, Funimation announced that Adult Swim will air Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters as part of their Toonami block. The series will kick off on January 7, at midnight Eastern.

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters includes the Majin Buu saga. The confirmed dub cast includes:

  • Gohan: Kyle Hebert
  • Narrator: Doc Morgan
  • Erasa: Alexis Tipton
  • Videl: Kara Edwards
  • Sharpner: Duncan Brannan
  • Goku: Seán Schemmel
  • Young Trunks: Laura Bailey
  • Cell: Dameon Clarke
  • Android 16: Jeremy Inman
  • Frieza: Chris Ayres
  • Young Gohan: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • King Kai: Seán Schemmel
  • Bulma: Monica Rial
  • Chi-Chi: Cynthia Cranz
  • Vegeta: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Mayor: Charlie Campbell
  • Rock: Phil Parsons
  • Goten: Kara Edwards
  • Musuka: J. Michael Tatum
  • Strongman: Chuck Huber
  • Toto: Mike McFarland
  • Chobi: Monica Rial
  • Mrs. Toto: Rawly Pickens
  • South Kai: Jason Douglas
  • Baba: Linda Young
  • Oolong: Brad Jackson
  • Ox King: Kyle Hebert
  • Puar: Brina Palencia
  • Announcer: Eric Vale
  • Fake Cell: Wally West
  • Fake Mr. Satan: Jay Garrick
  • Fake Goku: Bart Allen
  • Ikose: Josh Grelle
  • Jewel: Robert McCollum
  • Yamu: John Burgmeier
  • Kibito: Chuck Huber
  • Spopovitch: Andrew T. Chandler
  • Pintar: Chris Cason
  • Mighty Mask: Jim Foronda
  • Young Goku: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Imamu: Apphia Yu
  • Idasa’s Mom: Jamie Marchi
  • Android 18: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Mr. Popo: Chris Cason
  • Dende: Justin Cook
  • Master Roshi: Mike McFarland
  • Marron: Tia Ballard
  • Turtle: Chris Cason
  • Papoi: J. Michael Tatum
  • Piccolo: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Krillin: Sonny Strait
  • Bubbles: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Yamcha: Christopher R. Sabat
  • Gregory: John Burgmeier
  • Tien: John Burgmeier

Christopher R. Sabat is directing the adaptation, which features Carly Hunter, Justin Cook, and Michael Harcourt as producers. Gen Fukunaga will executive produce.

Dragon Ball Z Kai is a revised retelling of the Dragon Ball Z anime series. Yasuhiro Nowatari directed the series at Toei Animation.

The show received two seasons in Japan:

  • Episodes 1 – 97: 10/5/2009 – 3/27/2011
  • Episodes 99 – 159 4/6/2014 – 6/28/2015

The final episode of the first season was released as an OVA, as its broadcast was cancelled by the Tōhoku offshore earthquake and tsunami.

Funimation describes Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters as:

Seven years have passed since Cell’s defeat, and the Z Fighters have returned to normal life. Goku has continued his training in the Other World, Krillin has gotten married, and Gohan has his hands full attempting to navigate the pitfalls of high school. But with the new World Martial Arts Tournament about to begin, it’s time for Goku and the Z Fighters to reunite and face off against the greatest warriors on Earth!

Meanwhile, the evil wizard Babidi has traveled across the galaxy on a quest for revenge, hoping to fulfill his father’s thwarted dreams of universal domination. The Supreme Kai has come to enlist the aid of the Z Fighters in his effort to prevent Babidi from awakening a monster of unimaginable terror—Majin Buu!

Source: Funimation Blog