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!

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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.

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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