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Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dragonball
Japanese: ドラゴンボール

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 153
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 26, 1986 to Apr 12, 1989
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 104123 users)
Ranked: #3422
Popularity: #64
Members: 151,382
Favorites: 3,456
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure comedy martial arts shounen

Synopsis

Bulma is a girl in search of the mystical dragonballs that when brought together grant any wish. In her search she bumps into the owner of one of these balls, a strange boy named Goku. The two then set off together, Bulma in search of the dragonballs and Goku on a quest to become stronger.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Dragon Ball
Alternative version: Dragon Ball Movie 1: Shen Long no Densetsu, Dragon Ball Movie 2: Majinjou no Nemuri Hime, Dragon Ball Movie 3: Makafushigi Daibouken, Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi
Sequel: Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai
Character: Dr. Slump: Arale-chan
Spin-off: Dragon Ball Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Bulma
Bulma
Main
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese
Tsuru, Hiromi
Pacotto, Emanuela
Italian
Pacotto, Emanuela
...
Kuririn
Kuririn
Main
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese
Tanaka, Mayumi
Strait, Sonny
English
Strait, Sonny
...
Yamcha
Yamcha
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Furuya, Toru
Japanese
Furuya, Toru
...
Muten-Roshi
Muten-Roshi
Main
McFarland, Mike
English
McFarland, Mike
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese
Yanami, Jouji
...

Staff

Watson, Barry
Producer, Script
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director
Nishio, Daisuke
Episode Director
Hirano, Yasushi
Script



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May 10, 2008
L-sama
Ah, Dragonball. The beginning of one of the longest and arguably most popular anime franchise on both sides of the pacific. Unfortunately, this anime seems to be shunned by a few based on its affiliation with its sequels. That's a shame, really.

One huge reason why this anime holds its own is that the entire franchise is in its infancy. There are no Super Saiya-jin stages to worry about, and the fights aren’t stretched out to their barely tolerable limits. The various quests that the young Z-Senshi embark on are just that: quests. There are no interstellar enemies to fight (early on), and the majority of read more
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Mar 29, 2013
hilmindil
Oddly enough not alot of people know of the anime that started it all. Yet most of them have probably watched the sequel. Why is this? I catch myself thinking this quesiton all the time, because the prequel is strikingly good, if you compare it to it's Z counterpart.

This anime succeeds despite it's shortcomings in my book. This is simply because it know's it's a goofy fighting anime and thus dosen't try to be anything else. All this anime focuses on is therefore fighting, cracking jokes and last but certainly not least. The journey that Goku goes on in itself.

The story in here is very read more
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Recommendations

Both series are primarily light-hearted adventure-series, but they also both have some pretty serious moments. (Though in Dragonball, they're mostly in the last third of the series.) One Piece is also partially inspired by Dragonball.
Both are shonen, but if you've seen DB in your childhood and you're looking for something similiar to it Naruto should do. The difference is that of course Naruto has better animation (well, it was aired almost 20 years after DB). Both have many fights and both are funny.

Opening Theme

"Makafushigi Adventure" by Hiroki Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Romatikku Ageru Yo" by Ushio Hashimoto

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