Dragon Ball Z. Just uttering those words to just about any anime or manga fan will bring about nostalgia. Hated and loved for over 20 years, the DBZ anime was the first juggernaut of its kind. The series is known around the world and would easily be one of the first 5 titles mentioned if someone was asked to name an anime off the top of their head. In addition, this anime was the primary gateway for the previous generation of anime fans.