The Lost JBVO Dragon Ball Z Episode Has Been Found

If you grew up in the 90s and early 200s watching television, then you’ll remember how big Cartoon Network was for fans of anime. The network was one of the main stations where new anime fans were born, watching mega-popular shows that were aired on blocks like Toonami. Cartoon Network was the place where many fans first got a glimpse of shows like Dragon Ball Z and many others that became smash hits in North America and other places outside of Japan. One piece of media that was made during this timeframe was believed to have been lost forever but has recently been found to the delight of longtime anime and Cartoon Network fans.

Thought to have been lost for the last 23 years, an episode of JBVO: Your All Request Cartoon Show that featured Dragon Ball Z has now been rediscovered and found. The episode was uploaded to the Internet Archive by users SandersPlanet & Jericho, which was afterward shared by YouTuber LSuperSonicQ to everyone over Twitter. The lost episode has a viewer request to see an episode of Dragon Ball Z, which is then given commentary by Johnny Bravo in a 2X speed summary.

The episode of Dragon Ball Z that was requested on the show was the one where Goku kills Frieza on Planet Namek after becoming a Super Saiyan. Because the JBVO show had a rule to not show half-hour shows for their caller requests, Johnny Bravo could only fulfill the caller’s request by doing a quick 30-second expositional commentary of the DBZ episode.

This lost episode of JBVO aired only once on May 7th, 2000, and was never aired again afterward. For a long time, it was nearly impossible to rewatch the episodes since it was never shown again on Cartoon Network nor included in any VHS or DVD releases. The rediscovery of this episode of JBVO, and sharing of other JBVO episodes online, is part of an effort online by many to help preserve animation history from various eras. Many have taken it upon themselves to find and upload clips and episodes of many shows thought to have been lost or forgotten over the years.

JBVO was a spin-off series of the cartoon show Johnny Bravo, one of Cartoon Network’s biggest series that aired back in the day. It had a total of 28 episodes that aired on Cartoon Network from 2000 – 2001, which had Johnny Bravo hosting and taking requests from viewers on what cartoons they wanted to see. This would include showing segments of other Cartoon Network shows of the time. JBVO was canceled after only one season.

What do you think about this lost JBVO episode that featured Dragon Ball Z in it? Would you want to see other lost media from that era get found so you can watch it? Share your thoughts about everything down below in the comment section! strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo
Jakejames Lugo is a writer and content creator that has been covering video games, movies, and various sides of entertainment for over a decade. He has published reviews and articles on many different outlets and continues to make content for different platforms. Jakejames also makes video content regularly for places like YouTube and TikTok, and share daily posts about gaming on social media.

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