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Theme Guide

Insert Songs


An insert song is a song or musical piece that occurs within the body of the animated episode or film. However, insert songs do differ from background music (BGM) in the amount of “attention” they are given. In most cases, though not all, there is not much dialogue placed over the insert song. In comparison to the numerous image songs that were recorded and released for the franchise, the television series actually features very few insert songs.

Listed below are insert songs used throughout the Dragon Ball franchise, including both the theatrical films and television series. The songs are arranged by series and then further by order of appearance. Basic information for each song has been listed, although a more detailed look at each song is available by clicking the song title.

Dragon Ball TV Series

Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisodes 19, 28, 86, & 95
めざせ天下一
Mezase Tenka’ichi
Aim to be the Greatest on Earth
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Hiroki Takahashi
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 29
不思議ワンダーランド
Fushigi Wandārando
Mysterious Wonderland
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Wonderland Gang
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisodes 30, 33, 35, & 76 / Movie 3 Ending
ドラゴンボール伝説
Doragon Bōru Densetsu
The Dragon Ball Legend
Lyrics: Onikado Izumi · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Hiroki Takahashi
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 43
孫悟空ソング
Son Gokū Songu
The Son Goku Song
Lyrics: Asa Kawagishi · Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Arrangement: Masāki Jinbo · Vocals: Nozawa Masako (Son Goku)
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 48
レッドリボンアーミー
Reddo Ribon Āmī
Red Ribbon Army
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka · Vocals: Wonderland Gang
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 65
燃えるハートで~レッドリボン軍をやっつけろ~
Moeru Hāto de ~Reddo Ribon Gun o Yattsukero~
With a Blazing Heart: Defeat the Red Ribbon Army
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Wonderland Gang
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 78
青き旅人たち
Aoki Tabibito-tachi
The Blue Travelers
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Hiroki Takahashi
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 87
ウルフハリケーン
Urufu Harikēn
Wolf Hurricane
Lyrics: Toshiki Inoue · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Tōru Furuya (Yamcha)
Dragon Ball TV Insert SongEpisode 130
武天老師の教え
Muten Rōshi no Oshie
The Teachings of Muten Rōshi
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida · Composition: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Arrangement: Masāki Jinbo · Vocals: Kōhei Miyauchi (Kame-Sen’nin)

Dragon Ball Z TV Series

Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 20
修羅色の戦士
Shura-Iro no Senshi
Battle-Colored Warriors
Lyrics: Sakiko Iwamuro · Composition & Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto
Vocals: Kōji Kaya
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 46
フライ・ハイ
Furai Hai
Fly High
Lyrics: Sakiko Iwamuro · Composition: Chiho Kiyo’oka
Arrangement: Ken’ichi Sudō · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama & Broadway
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert Song1st TV Special (“A Final Solitary Battle”)
ソリッド・ステート・スカウター
Soriddo Sutēto Sukautā
Solid State Scouter
Composition & Arrangement: Iwasaki Yasunori
Performance: Dragon Magic Orchestra · Vocals: TOKIO
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 120
BP∞バトルポイント・アンリミテッド
Batoru Pointo Anrimiteddo
Battle Point Unlimited
Composition & Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto
Performance: MONOLITH
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 139
MIND POWER …気…
Maindo Pawā …Ki…
MIND POWER …Energy…
Lyrics: Sakiko Iwamuro · Composition: Chiho Kiyo’oka
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama & YUKA
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 184
運命の日-魂vs魂-
Unmei no Hi –Tamashī tai Tamashī–
Day of Destiny –Spirit vs Spirit–
Lyrics: Sakiko Iwamuro · Composition: Chiho Kiyo’oka
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama
Dragon Ball Z TV Insert SongEpisode 289 / Movie 13 Ending
俺がやらなきゃ誰がやる
Ore ga Yaranakya Dare ga Yaru
If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Tetsuji Hayashi
Arrangement: Osamu Totsuka · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama

Dragon Ball Z Movies

Dragon Ball Z Movie 1 Insert Song
天下一ゴハン
Tenka’ichi Gohan
The World’s Greatest Gohan
Lyrics: Sakiko Iwamuro · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Nozawa Masako (Son Gohan)
Dragon Ball Z Movie 2 Insert Song
ピッコロさんだ~いすき
Pikkoro-san Da~isuki
I Lo~ve Mr. Piccolo
Lyrics: Chiroru Yaho · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Nozawa Masako (Son Gohan)
Dragon Ball Z Movie 4 Insert Song
口笛の気持ち
Kuchibue no Kimochi
The Feeling of Whistling
Lyrics: Dai Satō · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Nozawa Masako (Son Gohan)

Dragon Ball Kai TV Series

Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 17
オーバー・ザ・スター
Ōbā za Sutā
Over the Star
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori · Composition & Arrangement: cAnON. · Vocals: Saki Oshitani
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisodes 28 & 29
参上!!ギニュー特戦隊!!
Sanjō!! Ginyu Tokusentai!!
Take the Stage!! Ginyu Special-Squad!!
Lyrics: Hiroshi Yamada · Composition, Arrangement, & Vocals: Yō Yamazaki
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisodes 37 & 40
ただ凍える挽歌〜The Theme Of FREEZA〜
Tada Kogoeru Elegy ~The Theme Of FREEZA~
Only a Chilling Elegy: The Theme of Freeza
Lyrics & Composition: Demon Kakka
Arrangement: Anders Rydholm · Vocals: Demon Kakka
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 41
Saiyan Blood
Saiyan Buraddo
Saiyan Blood
Lyrics: Hiroshi Yamada · Composition & Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto
Vocals: Vegeta (Ryō Horikawa)
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 41
超☆スーパー Dragon Soul
Chō-Sūpā Doragon Sōru
An Ultra-super Dragon Soul
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto · Composition: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Hiromasa Kagoshima · Vocals: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 82
たったひとりの戦士
Tatta Hitori no Senshi
The Lone Warrior
Lyrics: Hiroshi Yamada · Composition & Arrangement: Shin’ichi Sakurai
Vocals: Takeshi Kusao (Trunks)
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 85
My 18th Magic
Mai Eiteīnsu Majikku
My 18th Magic
Lyrics, Composition, & Arrangement: cAnON. · Vocals: cAnON.
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 85
セルゲームのお知らせ
Seru Geemu no Oshirase
News of the Cell Games
Lyrics: Hiroshi Yamada · Composition & Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto
Vocals: Kenji Ōtsuki
Dragon Ball Kai TV Insert SongEpisode 97
ドラゴン・ソウル
Doragon Sōru
Dragon Soul
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto · Composition: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)

Dragon Ball Super TV Series

Dragon Ball Super TV Insert Song / Opening Theme #1Episode 39
超絶☆ダイナミック!
Chōzetsu ☆ Dainamikku!
Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition, Arrangement, & Vocals: Kazuya Yoshii
Dragon Ball Super TV Insert SongEpisode 110
究極の聖戦
Kyūkyoku no Batoru
Ultimate Battle
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition ZENTA · Arrangement: Takatsugu Wakabayashi & ZENTA · Vocals: Akira Kushida