What to watch after Dragon Ball Z? – Watch Order & Updates

Loved Dragon Ball Z? Now confused, about what to watch after Dragon Ball Z? You’re at the right place.

The Dragon Ball franchise is one of the most popular names in the anime world. The franchise has amassed such a huge cult following, that people who do not associate themselves with anime have also heard its name, i.e. it has seeped its way into mainstream media.

It was reported that in Asia alone, the Dragon Ball Z franchise, including the anime and merchandising, earned a profit of $3 billion in 1999

However, despite the big name it has made for itself, many people find it intimidating to start due to the numerous series, movies, and video games that have been released under the franchise’s name. 

The adventures of Goku and his heroic acts to save the planet along with comrades are difficult to keep track of but with the help of our list, watching the show will be much more bearable.

Even though Dragon Ball Z is entirely an anime based superhero series, it shares a lot of similarities with marvel superheroes. In fact, characters like Dr. Gero is believed to share some things with Marvel’s Baron Von Strucker. These similarities have resulted in fans fantasizing about a Dragon Ball vs Marvel characters match who would win. All of these are in part, due to the immense popularity, fame, and success of the Dragon Ball series.

In this article, we will discuss the exact order to watch Dragon Ball Z and talk about any future releases that may in production.

What to watch after Dragon Ball Z? Dragon Ball Watch Order

Many people have their preferences when it comes to watching a series in a respective timeline. Alas, in the case of Dragon Ball, viewers get confused if they are watching Dragon Ball in the correct order due to the sheer amount of episodes and movies that the franchise has broadcasted so far. 

The Dragon Ball Series series, to date, has a total of 807 episodes, 20 films, 3 OVAs, and 10 special episodes. 

Chronologically, this is the best order to watch Dragon Ball Z is.

what to watch after dragon ball z
Theatrical Poster for Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
  • Dragon Ball (1986-1989)
  • Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
  • Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in the Devil’s Castle (1987)
  • Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)
  • Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996, Episodes 1-86)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku (2009)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 87-107)
  • Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
  •  Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 108-123)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 124-125)
what to watch after dragon ball z
Theatrical Poster for Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (1991)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (1991)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 126-146)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 146-173)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Seiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 173-194)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 194-207)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (1994)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 207-250)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 250-253) 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 253-288)
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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
  • Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 288-291)
  • Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996)
  • Dragon Ball GT (1996-2003)
  • Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy (1997)
  • Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009-2015)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin (2010)
  • Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (2011)
  • Dream 9 Toriko x One Piece x Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!! (2013)
what to watch after dragon ball z
Dragon Ball Super
  • Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018, Episodes 1-3)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
  • Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 4-18)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (2015)
  • Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 19-131)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes (2018-current)

This is the complete list of the timeline that the installments need to be watched. However, there is no actual necessity to watch it in this order. In fact, many fans prefer to watch it according to the release timeline.

You can watch Dragon Ball on Amazon and Hulu.

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Dragon Ball Next Release 

The Dragon Ball franchise is going quite strong despite airing series, movies, OVAs, and special episodes for the past 35 years. There have been multiple sources stating the release of a new movie and the 2nd season of the latest series Super Dragon Ball Heroes.

On May 8, 2021, Toei Animation shared an official statement with Akira Toriyama, the writer of Dragon Ball, on Twitter confirming an upcoming movie. The tweet included Toei Animation’s message along with a link to Toriyama’s message. 

Fans were ecstatic at this news, the tweet was retweeted 4.2k times and was liked by 12.4k people. 

It was during the recent San Diego Comic-Con@Home Dragon Ball Special Panel that the movie’s name, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was revealed. The film is scheduled to release in 2022, however, an exact date has not been confirmed yet. The movie is the latest film feature after the success of Dragon Ball Super: Broly in 2018. 

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Teaser

A teaser has already been released in which Goku is pulling off impressive stances on the logo of the movie. At the end of the trailer, it states that the release schedule may differ depending on the countries and the region. 

Shueshia’s executive producer of Dragonball, Akio Iyoku, stated that the reason for the movie’s title was that there was an emphasis on the superhero vibes during the movie.

Additionally, the character designs and the images of a new character created for the movie were released. 

The new designs introduce flashier outfits and eye-catching character art styles. Pan’s character is seen wearing a school uniform while other new characters were introduced as well. A new character wearing a police outfit was also presented.

Goku’s new and impressive 3D design in the teaser has also caught the eyes of many fans. Hayashida, the producer of the movie, stated that the fans will notice many details even though it lasts for only 20 seconds.

Toei Animation hasn’t confirmed anything apart from these details. However, fans still can’t wait for the premiere of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in 2022.

Now if you know what to watch after Dragon Ball Z?

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