Dragon Ball Z was an anime series that ran from 1989 to 1996. In total 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z were aired. With a total of 38 reported filler episodes, Dragon Ball Z has a low filler percentage of 13%. It's been five years since Piccolo Jr. was defeated at the last Strongest Under the Heavens Tournament. Goku, now an adult, along with his companions, defend earth against villains ranging from intergalactic space fighters, powerful androids, all the way to indestructible magical creatures!