In this filler guide, we will see how much canon vs filler material is in Dragon Ball Z Kai, a remastered release of the classic DBZ series.

Dragon Ball Z Kai took much of the material from Dragon Ball Z and remastered it to include HD image quality, improved sound and effects. The original voice actors even recorded dialogue with improved sound quality!

The best thing about DBZK is that it adheres much more closely to the manga than DBZ did. The most notable original anime-only material removed from Dragon Ball Z Kai was the Garlic Jr. and Other World Tournament sagas.

How Much Filler is in Dragon Ball Z Kai?

Dragon Ball Z Kai aired from 2009 to 2015 with a total of 167 episodes. With 7 anime-only episodes during the series run, Dragon Ball Z Kai is 4% filler.

Dragon Ball Z Kai Filler List & Arcs

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

1-6, 8-57, 59-72, 74-100, 102-128, 130-138, 140-158, 160-164, 166-167

Filler Episodes

7, 58, 73, 101, 129, 159, 165

Complete Filler List

#Episode TitleTypeAired 
1Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!Mostly Canon04/05/2009
2The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan WarriorsCanon04/12/2009
3A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack!Canon04/19/2009
4Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake WayMostly Canon04/26/2009
5Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan!Mostly Canon05/03/2009
6The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test!Canon05/10/2009
7The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock!Mostly Filler05/17/2009
8Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected!Mostly Canon05/24/2009
9Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen!Canon05/31/2009
10Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!Mostly Canon06/07/2009
11Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes!Mostly Canon06/14/2009
12Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack!Canon06/21/2009
13The Power of the Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta!Canon06/28/2009
14An All-Out Kamehame-Ha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation!Canon07/05/2009
15Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb!Canon07/12/2009
16Defeat the Invincible Vegeta! Work a Miracle, Gohan!Canon07/19/2009
17Dawn of the Fierce Battle! The Star of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland!Canon08/02/2009
18The Ship Resting in Yunzabit! Time to Blast Off for Planet Namek!Canon08/09/2009
19A Powerful New Foe! Frieza, Ruler of the Universe!Mostly Canon08/16/2009
20The Rebellion Against Frieza! Vegeta's Burning Ambition!Canon08/23/2009
21Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekians' All-Out Attack!Canon08/30/2009
22Dodoria's Terrifying Chase! A Truth Revealed to Vegeta!Mostly Canon09/06/2009
23Vegeta's Covert Maneuvers! A Tragic Assault on the Namekians!Mostly Canon09/13/2009
24Friends Reborn! Zarbon's Hideous Transformation!Canon09/20/2009
25Power Up, Krillin! Frieza's Mounting Apprehension!Mostly Canon09/27/2009
26The Scheme Is Shattered! Vegeta Strikes Back at Zarbon!Mostly Canon10/04/2009
27A Touch-and-Go Situation! Gohan, Protect the Four-Star Ball!Mostly Canon10/11/2009
28The Countdown to Battle Begins! Enter, The Ginyu Force!Canon10/18/2009
29First Up for the Ginyu Force! Guldo’s Time Freeze!Canon10/25/2009
30The Nightmare Recoome! Come Out and Play, Vegeta!Canon11/01/2009
31Goku Arrives At Last! Take Down the Ginyu Force!Mostly Canon11/08/2009
32The Star Player Appears! Ginyu vs. Goku!Mostly Canon11/15/2009
33Full Power, Goku! Captain Ginyu’s Desperate Attack!Mostly Canon11/22/2009
34Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku?!Mostly Canon11/29/2009
35Goku’s Comeback! Call Forth Porunga!Canon12/06/2009
36Frieza Closes In! Mighty Porunga, Grant Our Wish!Mostly Canon12/13/2009
37A Nightmare Transformation! Frieza's Power Level-One Million?!Mostly Canon12/20/2009
38Frieza Bares His Fangs! Gohan's Overwhelming Attack!Mostly Canon12/27/2009
39Piccolo Reborn! Frieza's Second Transformation!Canon01/10/2010
40Frieza's Final Transformation! The Ultimate Nightmare Begins!Canon01/17/2010
41The Moment of Truth Approaches! Goku Back in Action!Mostly Canon01/24/2010
42Defeat Frieza, Goku! The Tears of the Proud Saiyan Prince!Mostly Canon01/31/2010
43Goku vs. Frieza! The Super Showdown Begins!Mostly Canon02/07/2010
44A Boundary-Pushing Brawl! Goku, Frieza, and Ginyu Again?!Mostly Canon02/14/2010
45Kaio-Ken Times Twenty! An All-Or-Nothing Kamehame-Ha!Mostly Canon02/21/2010
46The Final Trump Card! Goku's Ultimate Spirit Bomb!Mostly Canon02/28/2010
47Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!Mostly Canon03/07/2010
48The Angry Super Saiyan! Goku Throws Down the Gauntlet!Canon03/14/2010
49Avenge the Fallen, Goku! Countdown to the Planet's Destruction!Canon03/21/2010
50Full Power Frieza! Shenron, Grant Our Wish!Mostly Canon03/28/2010
51Goku's Furious Roar! A Last-Minute Wish!Mostly Canon04/04/2010
52Duel on a Vanishing Planet! The Final Showdown!Canon04/11/2010
53Goku's Final Attack! Countdown to Planet Namek's Destruction!Mostly Canon04/18/2010
54Goku Vanishes Into Space! Welcome Home, Super Warriors!Canon04/25/2010
55There Is Planet Earth, Father! Frieza and King Cold Strike Back!Mostly Canon05/02/2010
56I Will Defeat Frieza! Another Super Saiyan!Canon05/09/2010
57Welcome Back, Goku! Confessions of the Mysterious Youth, Trunks!Mostly Canon05/16/2010
58Goku's New Move, Instant Transmission! The Three-Year Training Session Begins!Mostly Filler05/23/2010
59Undetectable Monsters! The Androids Appear!Mostly Canon05/30/2010
60The Unbeatable Enemy Within! Goku vs. Android 19!Mostly Canon06/06/2010
61No Victory for Android 19! Enter Super Vegeta!Mostly Canon06/13/2010
62Piccolo's Assault! Android 20 and the Twisted Future!Canon06/20/2010
63The Hunt for Doctor Gero! Discover the Hidden Laboratory!Mostly Canon06/27/2010
64Number 17 and Number 18! The Androids Awaken!Mostly Canon07/11/2010
65A Sweet Face and Super Power? Android 18 vs. Vegeta!Mostly Canon07/18/2010
66The Time for Reunification Has Come! Piccolo's Unshakable Resolve!Canon08/01/2010
67Another Time Machine?! Bulma Uncovers a Mystery!Mostly Canon08/08/2010
68The Monster Goes into Motion... Strike of the Super Namekian!Mostly Canon08/15/2010
69I Am Your Brother! The Monster With Goku's Energy!Mostly Canon08/22/2010
70The Dizzying Deception and the Daring Escape! Defeat the Android Cell!Mostly Canon08/29/2010
71The Hunt for Cell Is On! Goku, Back in Action!Mostly Canon09/05/2010
72Break the Super Saiyan Barrier! Into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber!Mostly Canon09/12/2010
73The Super Namekian Powers Up! Piccolo vs. Android 17!Mostly Filler09/19/2010
74Run Android 17! Piccolo's All-or-Nothing Struggle!Mostly Canon09/26/2010
75Power Unknown! Android 16 Breaks His Silence!Canon10/03/2010
76Tien's Desperate Attack! Save Your Friends, Goku!Mostly Canon10/10/2010
77Beyond Super Saiyan! Vegeta Confronts the Monster Cell!Mostly Canon10/17/2010
78Cell on the Verge of Defeat! Krillin, Destroy Android 18!Mostly Canon10/24/2010
79The Battle Turns for the Worst... Cell Attacks Android 18!Canon10/31/2010
80The Tables Are Turned! Witness the Power of Perfection!Canon11/07/2010
81Vegeta's Final Push! Defeat the Invincible Cell!Mostly Canon11/14/2010
82The Strongest Super Saiyan! Trunks' Power Unleashed!Mostly Canon11/21/2010
83Cell Invades the Airwaves! Announcing,"The Cell Games!".Mostly Canon11/28/2010
84Training Complete! Goku Sizes Up the Competition!Mostly Canon12/05/2010
85The Truce is Broken! The Defense Force Strikes Back at Cell!Mostly Canon12/12/2010
86A New Guardian! The Return of the Dragon Balls!Mostly Canon12/19/2010
87Mr. Satan Takes the Stage! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games!Mostly Canon12/26/2010
88Showdown! Cell vs. Goku!Mostly Canon01/09/2011
89Battle at the Highest Level! Goku Goes All Out!Mostly Canon01/16/2011
90The Opening Round Is Concluded! Goku's Moment of Decision!Mostly Canon01/23/2011
91Get Angry, Gohan! Release Your Hidden Power!Mostly Canon01/30/2011
92Tears For An Android! Gohan's Inner Rage Bursts Forth!Mostly Canon02/06/2011
93Unleash the Warrior Within! Gohan Takes the Offensive!Mostly Canon02/13/2011
94Perfection's End! A Fury Beyond Super Saiyan!Mostly Canon02/20/2011
95A Hero's Sacrifice! Last Chance to Save the World!Mostly Canon03/06/2011
96Combine Your Strength! The Final Kamehame-Ha!Mostly Canon03/20/2011
97A Bittersweet Victory! Until We Meet Again!Mostly Canon03/27/2011
98Peace For the Future! The Spirit of Goku is Forever!Mostly Canon08/02/2011
99Seven Years Later! Starting Today, Gohan Is a High School StudentCanon04/06/2014
100A New Hero, Great Saiyaman, Is Born!Mostly Canon04/13/2014
101Videl's Crisis? Gohan's Urgent Call-out!Filler01/21/2017
102A Monster is Taken Away! The Culprit is Great Saiyaman?Mostly Canon01/28/2017
103Entering the World Martial Arts Tournament! Goten Shows Off His Explosive Power During Training!Mostly Canon02/04/2017
104Gohan the Teacher! Videl's Flying Technique TutorialMostly Canon04/20/2014
105The Dragon Team Fully Assembled! Goku Has Come Back!Mostly Canon04/27/2014
106Who Is the World's Greatest? The Tournament Preliminaries Begin!Mostly Canon02/25/2017
107Everyone is Surprised! Goten and Trunks' Super Battle!Mostly Canon05/04/2014
108The Junior Champ Is Finally Decided! Who Will Fight Against Mr. Satan?Canon03/11/2017
109Restless Foreboding; A Mysterious Warrior Appears!Canon05/11/2014
110What Happened, Piccolo? An Unexpected Outcome in the First RoundMostly Canon05/18/2014
111An Eerie Entity; Who Exactly Is Spopovich?Mostly Canon04/01/2017
112Videl Battered! Gohan's Fury Reaches Its Limit!Mostly Canon05/25/2014
113A Creeping Conspiracy! The Target is GohanMostly Canon04/15/2017
114Terrifying Secret of the Majin; The Mastermind Revealed!Mostly Canon06/01/2014
115The Nefarious Wizard Babidi And Demon King Dabura's TrapMostly Canon06/08/2014
116Don't Sell Super Saiyans Short! Vegeta and Goku's Full-Bore Power!Canon06/15/2014
117Whither Victory? A Battle Royal Championship Match!Mostly Canon06/22/2014
118Stunning Youngsters! No. 18's Uphill BattleMostly Canon06/29/2014
119Enter the Headliner! The Looming Demon King!Mostly Canon06/06/2014
120A Heart of Evil Awakened; Vegeta, Prince of DestructionMostly Canon07/13/2014
121I am the Strongest! The Clash of Goku vs. VegetaMostly Canon07/20/2014
122Countdown to Revival: Crush Babidi’s Ambitions!Mostly Canon08/03/2014
123The Seal is Released? Gohan's Kamehame-Ha of ResistanceMostly Canon08/10/2014
124Straightaway Into Despair? The Terror of Majin BuuCanon08/17/2014
125Turn Into Candy! A Hungry Majin's Bizarre Power!Mostly Canon08/24/2014
126I Will Deal With the Majin! Vegeta's Final Mortal Combat!Mostly Canon08/31/2014
127For His Beloved Ones... The End of the Proud Warrior!Mostly Canon09/07/2014
128Who Will Defeat Majin Buu? The Mightiest of Men Moves Out!Mostly Canon11/30/2014
128A Nightmare Revisited: The Immortal Monster Majin Buu!Mostly Canon09/14/2014
129A Secret Plan to Defeat Buu! Its Name is FusionMostly Filler09/21/2014
130Found! A Faint Ray of Hope - Awaken, Warriors!Mostly Canon09/28/2014
131Find the Nuisances: Babidi's Retaliation Begins!Mostly Canon10/05/2014
132A Time of Trials! Lay Hold of Legendary Powers!Mostly Canon10/12/2014
133Hold Majin Buu in Check! Limit — Super Saiyan 3!Mostly Canon10/19/2014
134True Worth Beginning to Show - The Treacherous Buu!Mostly Canon10/26/2014
135Silly Looking? Drilling the Fusion Pose!Mostly Canon11/02/2014
136Bye-bye, Everyone! Goku Returns to the Next WorldMostly Canon11/09/2014
137Gohan Located! Intensive Training in the World of the Kais!Mostly Canon11/16/2014
138Birth of a Merged Superwarrior His Name is Gotenks!Mostly Canon11/23/2014
140The Powering Up Continues? Super Gotenks is Achieved!Mostly Canon12/07/2014
141What Anger Gives Rise To Another Majin!Mostly Canon12/14/2014
142Buu Gobbles Up Buu! Onslaught of a New Majin!Mostly Canon12/21/2014
143Headlong Rush Into Catastrophe! A One-Hour Time Limit!Mostly Canon12/28/2014
144Training Complete! You're Finished Now, Majin Buu!Mostly Canon01/11/2015
145Eliminating Buu with Ghosts: A Knockout Kamikaze Attack!Mostly Canon01/18/2015
146Gotenks' Ace in the Hole! Transformation! Super Gotenks 3!Mostly Canon01/25/2015
147On a Roll! Buu-Buu-Volleyball!Mostly Canon02/01/2015
148Thanks for Waiting, Everyone! A Reborn Gohan Heads for Earth!Mostly Canon02/08/2015
149Buu Overwhelmed! Ultimate Gohan's Super Power!Mostly Canon02/15/2015
150Buu's Sinister Scheme: Gotenks is AbsorbedMostly Canon03/01/2015
151The Elder Kai's Brainstorm! Return to Life, Goku!Mostly Canon03/15/2015
152Miracles Happen Once... Will Goku and He Make the Ultimate Combination?Mostly Canon03/22/2015
153Invincible! The Ultimate Warrior Vegito!Mostly Canon03/29/2015
154Buu's Ace in the Hole! The Warriors Are Absorbed!Mostly Canon04/05/2015
155Rescue Gohan and the Others! Goku and Vegeta's Infiltration Mission!Mostly Canon04/12/2015
156Emergency Escape from the Body! Buu's Retrogression Into Evil!Mostly Canon04/19/2015
157Earth Destroyed! The Initial Buu's Nefarious StrikeMostly Canon04/26/2015
158A Final Showdown at the Summit! Face-Off in the World of the Kais!Mostly Canon05/03/2015
159Hang In There, Kakarot! You Are No. 1!Mostly Filler05/10/2015
160A One-Minute Match-Up! Vegeta's Life-Threatening Stall for Time!Mostly Canon05/17/2015
161An Inspired Strategy - Make Two Wishes Come True!Canon05/24/2015
162Share Your Spirit Energy with Me! I'm Making a Huge Spirit Bomb!Mostly Canon05/31/2015
163You Are the Savior of the World! Everybody's Spirit Bomb Completed!Mostly Canon06/07/2015
164You Really Are the Greatest, Goku!! The Demise of Majin BuuMostly Canon06/14/2015
165Peace Returns! A Time of Rest for the Warriors!Filler06/09/2018
166And So, Ten Years Later... A Long-Awaited World Martial Arts Tournament!Mostly Canon06/21/2015
167Even Stronger! Goku's Dream is Never-Ending!Mostly Canon06/28/2015

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