Dragon Ball GT is the final anime series in the Dragon Ball franchise and a direct sequel to the Dragon Ball Z anime series. Produced by Toei Animation, the series premiered on Fuji TV on February 2, 1996, spanning 64 episodes until its conclusion on November 19, 1997. Unlike the other anime series in the Dragon Ball franchise, Dragon Ball GT is not based on the manga series written by Akira Toriyama, but the same characters are used. Thus GT is regarded as non canon by some fans of the series.
Funimation Entertainment licensed the series for an English language Region 1 DVD release and broadcast in North America. Funimation's English dub of the series aired on Cartoon Network from November 2003 to January 2005. The television broadcast skipped the first 16 episodes of the series. Instead, Funimation created a composition episode entitled "A Grand Problem," which used scenes from the skipped episodes to summarize the story. The skipped episodes were later aired after the remaining episodes of the series had been broadcast. and the second set was released on February 10, 2009. . The Blue Water Studios developed a dub for Canada which was aired on YTV, which divided the episodes into two seasons instead of sagas.
Dragon Ball GT uses five pieces of theme music. Field of View performs the series opening theme, , which is used for all 64 episodes. , performed by Deen, is used for the ending theme for the first 26 episodes. Starting at episode 27, the series begins using Zard's "Don't You See!" for the ending theme. Episode 42 marks the next ending theme change, with "Blue Velvet" by Shizuka Kudō being used. , performed by Wands, is introduced as an ending theme in episode 51. It was used as the ending theme for the remainder of the series, except for the final episode which reuses the opening theme for the series as the ending theme.
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