|Posted by Sarananahousen on April 29, 2011 at 7:37 PM||comments (1)|
On March 9, 2011, Toei announced that due to Kenji Yamamoto's score for Dragon Ball Kai infringing on the rights of an unknown third party, the score for remaining episodes and replays of previous episodes would be replaced. Later reports from Toei claimed that with the exception of the series' opening and closing songs, as well as eyecatch music, Yamamoto's score was replaced with Shunsuke Kikuchi's score from the original Dragon Ball Z series. The series concluded with the final episode of the Cell arc as opposed to including the Buu arc, which served as the ending of both the manga and original Dragon Ball Z series, due to low ratings. It was originally planned to run 98 episodes, however, due to the Tōhoku offshore earthquake and tsunami, the final episode of Dragon Ball Kai was cancelled and the series ended on its 97th episode in Japan on March 27, 2011.