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Dragon Ball
The Main Characters of Dragon Ball
ドラゴンボール
(Doragon Bōru)
Genre Shōnen, Adventure, Martial Arts, Comedy
TV anime
Directed by Daisuke Nishio
Takao Koyama
Studio Toei Animation
Network JapanFuji TV
United StatesCartoon Network
Philippines GMA 7 , RPN 9 , IBC 13 , Animax
France TF1
Germany RTL II
Italy Italia 1
Mexico Canal 5
United Kingdom Cartoon Network/CNX/Toonami
Portugal SIC
Brazil Globo
Brazil Cartoon Network
Original run February 26, 1986 – April 12, 1989
No. of episodes 153
Movies

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The Dragon Ball anime is composed of 153 half-hour episodes and ran in Japan from February 26, 1986 - April 12, 1989. Two previous attempts at releasing Dragon Ball to American audiences failed. The first attempt was in the late 1980s by Harmony Gold. It featured strange name changes for nearly all the characters, such as changing Son Gokū to Zero and Karin to Whiskers the Wonder Cat. It is not well-known, and has been referred to as "The Lost Dub" by fans. The second and more well known attempt was in 1995 with only the first 13 episodes translated and aired. This release was put out by KidMark and utilized Ocean Group for the dubbing. These original 13 episodes are still available on DVD as The Saga of Goku. After Dragon Ball Z became immensely popular on Cartoon Network, the entire series was translated by FUNimation and released in the same scheduling block as its successor on the network. The complete series ran in the US between August 20, 2001 and late 2003. Unlike the theme songs for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, FUNimation made English versions of the original Japanese opening (OP) and ending (ED) themes for these episodes and left in the original BGM, which was met with delight by most fans. However, some insert (IN) songs were removed or have dialogue dubbed over them. February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive, informally sometimes including the years 1979, 1990 and 1991. ... Harmony Gold is the creator and main distributor of Robotech. ... Son Goku is the main character of the Dragon Ball series, spanning the original Dragon Ball, its sequel Dragon Ball Z and the further sequel Dragon Ball GT (including related movies, games and merchandise). ... Karin during the Cell Games saga of Dragon Ball Z. Karin (or Korin as he is known in FUNimations English dub of the series) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/ (US only: Dragon Ball Z) manga and Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Kidmark is the company that owns (or owned) the rights to the original 13 dragonball episodes. ... Ocean Group is an organization located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that purchases anime for English dubbing. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z, but is the only series that is not based on a manga by Akira Toriyama. ...


Dragon Ball is known as being a much less serious anime than its successor, Dragon Ball Z, though later sagas blur the lines a bit.

Contents


Cast list

Dragon Ball
Genre Anime
Running time 21–23 Minutes
Creator(s) Akira Toriyama
Starring Masako Nozawa
Hiromi Tsuru
Mayumi Tanaka
Kohei Myauchi
Naoki Tatsuta
Naoko Watanabe
Toru Furuya
Mami Koyama
Hirotaka Suzuoki
Hiroko Emori
Shigeru Chiba
Tesso Genda
Eiko Yamada
Joji Yanami
Ichiro Nagai
Daisuke Ghori
Toku Nishio
Mayumi Sho
Takeshi Aono
Toshio Furukawa
Joji Yanami
Country of origin Japan
Original network/channel Fuji TV
Original run February 26, 1986–April 12, 1989
No. of episodes 153
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
Character Name Voice Actor (Japanese) Voice Actor (English)
Son Gokū (Toriyama's spelling: Gokuh) Masako Nozawa Saffron Henderson
Stephanie Nadolny
Sean Schemmel
Zoe Slusar
Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Lalainia Lindbjerg
Tiffany Vollmer
Katie Rowan
Muten Rōshi/Kame-Sen'nin Kōhei Miyauchi Michael Donovan
Mike McFarland
Dean Galloway
Umigame (Sea Turtle) Daisuke Ghori Christopher Sabat
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Alec Willows
Bradford Jackson
Yamcha (Yamucha) Tōru Furuya Ted Cole
Christopher Sabat
Pu'er (Pu-erh) (Dub: Puar) Naoko Watanabe Kathy Morse
Monika Antonelli
Chi-Chi Mayumi Shō Andrea Libman
Laura Bailey
Cynthia Cranz
Kuririn (Toriyama's spelling: Kulilin) (Dub: Krillin) Mayumi Tanaka Lori Steele
Sonny Strait
Lunch (Dub: Launch) Mami Koyama Monika Antonelli
Meredith McCoy
Tenshinhan (Dub: Tien Shinhan) Hirotaka Suzuoki John Burgmeier
Chiaotzu (Chaozu) Hiroko Emori Monika Antonelli
Gyū-Maō (Dub: Ox King) Daisuke Ghori Dave Ward
Kyle Hebert
Dave_Pettitt
Uranai Baba (Fortuneteller Baba) Junpei Takiguchi Linda Young
Pilaf Shigeru Shiba Don Brown
Chuck Huber
Dean Galloway
Shū (Shao) Tesso Genda Doug Parker
Chris Cason
Mai Eiko Yamada Teryl Rothery
Julie Franklin
Mr. Popo Toku Nishio Christopher Sabat
Dave Pettit
Karin-sama/Neko-Sen'nin (Dub: Korin) Ichirō Nagai Christopher Sabat
Jessie Code
Kami-sama Takeshi Aono Christopher Sabat
Yajirobe Mayumi Tanaka Mike McFarland
Jinzōningen #8 (8-chan) Shozo Iizuka Mike McFarland
Commander Red Kenji Utsumi Josh Martin
General Blue Toshio Furukawa Sonny Strait
Jessie Cody
General White Tesso Genda Sean Schemmel
Sergeant Metallic Shin Aomori Chris Rager
Captain Violet Kazuko Sugiyama  ???
Captain Silver Banjō Ginga Christopher Sabat
Sergeant Purple (Ninja Murasaki) Takeshi Aono Duncan Brennan
Boss Rabbit (The Carrotizor) Hiroshi Ootake Duncan Brennan
Hasky Toshiko Fujita Meredith McCoy
T'ao Pai-pai (Taopaipai) (Tao Paipai) Chikao Otsuka Kent Williams
Adjutant Black Masaharu Satou Christopher Sabat
Tsuru-Sen'nin Ichirō Nagai Chuck Huber
Bora Banjō Ginga Dameon Clarke
Upa Mitsuko Horie Carol Hope
Sno (Snow) (Dub: Suno) Naoko Watanabe Susan Huber
Ghost Usher Ryouichi Tanaka  ???
Piccolo Daimaō (Great Demon King Piccolo) Takeshi Aono Christopher Sabat
Piccolo (Ma Jr.) (Piccolo Jr.) Toshio Furukawa Christopher Sabat
Piano Masato Hirano  ???
Drum Daisuke Ghori  ???
Tambourine Ryuusei Nakao  ???
King Joji Yanami Kyle Hebert
Dr. Brief Joji Yanami Chris Forbis
Bulma's Mom Mariko Mukai Cynthia Cranz
Nam Kaneto Shiozawa Jerry Jewel
Giran Banjō Ginga Andrew Chandler
Ranfan Youkou Kawanami Laura Bailey
Bacterian Yasuo Tanaka Chris Rager
Arale Norimaki Mami Koyama  ???
Grandpa Son Gohan Osamu Saka Christopher Sabat
Annin Keiko Yokozawa  ???
Tenka-ichi Budōkai Announcer Kenji Utsumi Eric Vale
Shenlong (Dubs: Dragon God, Eternal Dragon, Shenron) Kenji Utsumi Christopher Sabat
Dave Pettit
Narrator Joji Yanami Jim Conrad
Brice Armstrong
Steve Olsen

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Mayumi Tanaka (田中 真弓 Tanaka Mayumi) is a veteran seiyu who was born on January 15, 1955 in Tokyo. ... Kōhei Miyauchi , August 4, 1929 - June 2, 1995) was a veteran seiyÅ« born in Kagoshima Prefecture. ... Image:Naoki tatsuta. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 徹 Furuya Toru) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 31, 1953. ... Mami Koyama (小山 茉美 Koyama Mami, born January 17, 1955) is a veteran seiyuu who was born in Aichi. ... Suzuoki Hirotaka (鈴置 洋孝) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on March 6, 1950 in Aichi. ... Emori Hiroko(江森浩子) is a seiyu whose birthday is January 27. ... Shigeru Chiba (千葉 繁 Chiba Shigeru, born February 4, 1954) is a veteran seiyuu (voice actor) who was born in Kumamoto. ... Yamada Eiko(山田 栄子, born on June 13, 1954 in Yokohama) is a veteran seiyu who voiced Tsubasa Kurenai in Ranma ½. ... Ichiro Nagai (永井 一郎 Nagai Ichirō, born May 10, 1931) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Osaka. ... Daisuke Gōri Daisuke Gōri ), real name: Yoshio Nagahori ), is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor, born February 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Mayumi Sho (荘 真由美 Shō Mayumi, born on February 5, 1965 in Tokyo) is a seiyu who works for Aoni Production. ... Takeshi Aono (青野 æ­¦ Aono Takeshi, born June 19, 1936) is a veteran seiyu who was born in Hokkaido and is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. ... Toshio Furukawa ) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 16, 1946 in Tochigi. ... The Fuji TV headquarters in Odaiba is known for its eccentric architecture. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of the episodes for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (276 episodes), Dragon Ball GT, and their respective movies and specials with English titles. ... Son Goku is the main character of the Dragon Ball series, spanning the original Dragon Ball, its sequel Dragon Ball Z and the further sequel Dragon Ball GT (including related movies, games and merchandise). ... Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子 Nozawa Masako), real name Masako Tsukada (å¡šç”° 雅子 Tsukada Masako, born October 25, 1936), is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Tokyo, Japan. ... Saffron Henderson is a Canadian voice actor. ... Stephanie Nadolny is a voice-over artist who has worked for FUNimation through several Dragonball series. ... Scean Schemmel is a American voice actor who works for distributing companies 4Kids and Funimation. ... Bulma (Romaji: Buruma, full name commonly accepted as Bulma Briefs) is a fictional Human who is the Dragon Ball series longest appearing female character. ... Hiromi Tsuru Hiromi Tsuru (鶴 ひろみ Tsuru Hiromi; born on March 29, 1960) is a veteran voice actor (seiyÅ«) who is best known for the following voice roles: Ukyo Kuonji in Ranma ½ Meryl Strife in Trigun Madoka Ayukawa in Kimagure Orange Road Bulma in Dragon Ball (all anime incarnations) Bra a. ... ... Kōhei Miyauchi , August 4, 1929 - June 2, 1995) was a veteran seiyÅ« born in Kagoshima Prefecture. ... Michael Donovan is a voice actor for many tv shows and anime. ... Mike McFarland is an American actor, director, writer, voice actor, improv comedian, and musician. ... Daisuke Gōri Daisuke Gōri ), real name: Yoshio Nagahori ), is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor, born February 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Alternate meanings: Oolong (disambiguation) Oolong in the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Oolong (or as he might prefer, Oolong the Terrible) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Image:Naoki tatsuta. ... Yamcha, the desert bandit, is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He is a human who was introduced early in the series as an antagonist of Goku but quickly reformed and became an ally. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 å¾¹ Furuya Tōru, born July 31, 1953) is a veteran seiyÅ«. Notable voice roles Mamoru Chiba (Darien Shields) in Sailor Moon Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam Kyosuke Kasuga in Kimagure Orange Road Seiya in Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) Kosaku in One Pound Gospel Yamcha in... Ted Cole is a voice actor from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Christopher Sabat is a voice actor, most notable for his work in the anime series Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT and the various movies and specials associated with the Dragon Ball franchise. ... Puar in the Freeza Saga of Dragon Ball Z Puar (or Puar) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and anime series. ... Chi-Chi is a Human. ... Mayumi Sho (荘 真由美 Shō Mayumi, born on February 5, 1965 in Tokyo) is a seiyu who works for Aoni Production. ... Andrea Eva Libman (born on July 19, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian child actress and voice actor. ... Laura Bailey is an American voice actress. ... Kuririn (クリリン), Kulilin, or Krillin in the English anime is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. In the early Harmony Gold English Dragon Ball dub from the 1980s, he is known as Bongo. ... Mayumi Tanaka (田中 真弓 Tanaka Mayumi) is a veteran seiyu who was born on January 15, 1955 in Tokyo. ... Sonny Strait is a man who creates comics and does voice acting (mainly anime related). ... Lunch is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. She is known as Launch in the FUNimation dub and she is known as Marilynn in an English-language Dragon Ball dub from the 1980s. ... Mami Koyama (小山 茉美 Koyama Mami, born January 17, 1955) is a veteran seiyuu who was born in Aichi. ... Tenshinhan (or Tien Shinhan in the English anime dub, but generally just Tien) is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He is known as Shinto in an early 1980s dub of Dragon Ball. ... Suzuoki Hirotaka (鈴置 洋孝) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on March 6, 1950 in Aichi. ... John Burgmeier is an American voice actor and ADR script writer, known for his work for FUNimation. ... Chaozu (餃子, katakana チャオズ chaozu, Chaoz, pinyin jiÇŽo zi, Wade-Giles chiao-tzu) is a fictional character in the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. His seiyuu is Hiroko Emori. ... Emori Hiroko(江森浩子) is a seiyu whose birthday is January 27. ... The Ox King in the Trunks Special The Ox King (also known as Gyuu Maou) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Dave Squatch Ward (born in Glasgow, Scotland) is a voice actor who has been featured in cartoons such as Dragonball Z and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. ... Kyle Hebert (born 14 June 1969 in Lake Charles, LA) is an American voice actor best known for his roles as Android 17 and the narrator in the American dub of the Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z. Hebert got his start in the mid 1990s as a disc jockey... Dave Pettitt was born April 18, 1972 in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. ... Urunai Baba (or Fortuneteller Baba) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and anime series. ... Linda Chambers-Young is an American voice actress working with FUNimation, providing English voices for characters featured in anime such as Dragonball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho. ... Donald Don Brown is one of the many Canadian voice talents operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Chuck Huber is an American voice actor who works for distributing company FUNimation. ... Doug Parker is the current chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West Airlines and America West Holdings Corporation. ... Yamada Eiko(山田 栄子, born on June 13, 1954 in Yokohama) is a veteran seiyu who voiced Tsubasa Kurenai in Ranma ½. ... Teryl Rothery (born November 9, ca. ... Mr. ... Karin during the Cell Games saga of Dragon Ball Z. Karin (or Korin as he is known in FUNimations English dub of the series) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/ (US only: Dragon Ball Z) manga and Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Ichirō Nagai (永井 一郎 Nagai Ichirō, born May 10, 1931) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Osaka. ... Kami (Japanese for god) is the name given to the individual fictional protectors of planets in the Dragon Ball universe. ... Takeshi Aono (青野 æ­¦ Aono Takeshi, born June 19, 1936) is a veteran seiyu who was born in Hokkaido and is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. ... Yajirobe Surprised Yajirobe first appeared near the end of Dragon Ball. ... Iizuka Shozo (飯塚 昭三) is a veteran seiyu who was born on May 23, 1933 in Tokyo. ... Kenji Utsumi (内海賢二 Utsumi Kenji, born August 26, 1937) is a veteran seiyū who was born in Fukuoka. ... Toshio Furukawa ) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 16, 1946 in Tochigi. ... Shin Aomori , born 1941 October 20-) is a Japanese voice actor who works for Sigma Six. ... Kazuko Sugiyama (杉山 佳寿子 Sugiyama Kazuko), née Kazuko Shibukawa (渋川佳寿子 Shibukawa Kazuko, born September 16, 1947) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Aichi and works for Aoni Production. ... Banjō Ginga ), born January 11, 1933 and sometimes credited as Takashi Tanaka ), is a Japanese voice actor (seiyÅ«) who was born in Yamanashi. ... Duncan Brennan is a professional voice actor. ... Toshiko Fujita (藤田 淑子 Fujita Tishiko, April 5, 1950) is a seiyu. ... Chikao Ohtsuka (大塚 周夫 Ohtsuka Chikao) is a veteran seiyu who was born on July 5, 1929. ... A cover for Flinch (Vertigo) by Kent Williams Kent Williams is an American painter, illustrator and comic book artist. ... Masaharu Satou (佐藤正治 Satou Masaharu, born March 15, 1946) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born in Tokyo. ... Mitsuko Horie is a seiyuu and singer famous in Taiwan. ... Demon King Piccolo (ピッコロ大魔王 Piccolo Daimaō) is a fictional character from the anime and manga Dragon Ball. ... Piccolo is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball and animes Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. Piccolo is a namekian and his background is quite convoluted. ... Ryusei Nakao (中尾 隆聖 Nakao Ryūsei, born February 5, 1951) is a veteran seiyū who was born in Tokyo. ... Kaneto Shiozawa (å¡©æ²¢ 兼人 Shiozawa Kaneto, January 28, 1954 - May 10, 2000) was a veteran seiyu. ... For the astrophysicist, see Yasuo Tanaka (astronomer) Yasuo Tanaka (田中康夫 Tanaka Yasuo) is a Japanese novelist who became governor of Nagano prefecture, Japan in 2000. ... Arale Norimaki is a character in the fictional manga series, Dr. Slump Family Connections: Senbei Norimaki (Father/Creator/Brother) Gadzilla Norimaki (Adopted Sister/Niece) Midori Norimaki (Step Mother/Sister-in-law) Turbo Norimaki (Nephew/Brother) Arale Norimaki is the main character in the Dr. Slump series, with long blue-purple... Osamu Saka , born November 7, 1930 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) is a veteran seiyÅ« who works for Aoni Production. ... Eric Vale (born April 28, 1974) is an American voice actor. ... Shenlong, Earths Dragon Shenlong (神龍; literally god dragon), a. ... It has been suggested that Third person limited omniscient be merged into this article or section. ... Jim Conrad is a Canadian politician. ...

Sagas

Toei Animation's Sagas
  1. Son Gokū Appears! (Episodes 1~28) (2/26/1986~9/3/1986)
  2. Showdown! Red Ribbon Army! (Episodes 29~68) (9/10/1986~7/1/1987)
  3. White Heat! 22nd Tenkaichi Budōkai (Episodes 69~101) (7/8/1987~2/17/1988)
  4. Fierce Fighting! Piccolo-Daimaō (Episodes 102~132) (2/24/1988~11/2/1988)
  5. Struggle to the Death! 23rd Tenkaichi Budōkai (Episodes 133~153) (11/9/1988~4/19/1989)
FUNimation's Sagas
  1. Emperor Pilaf (Episodes 1~13)
  2. First World Martial Arts Championship (Episodes 14~28)
  3. Red Ribbon Army (Episodes 29~45)
  4. General Blue (Episodes 46~57)
  5. Commander Red (Episodes 58~67)
  6. Fortuneteller Baba (Episodes 68~83)
  7. Tien Shinhan (Episodes 84~101)
  8. King Piccolo (Episodes 102~122)
  9. Piccolo Jr. (Episodes 123~153)

The Emperor Pilaf Saga (called The Saga of Goku in the KidMark dub) is the first fictional saga in the Dragon Ball manga and anime. ... The First World Martial Arts Championship Saga, also known as the 21st Budôkai Saga, is from the fictional manga/anime Dragon Ball. ... The Red Ribbon Army Saga is the third saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The General Blue Saga, is the fourth saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Commander Red Saga, is the fifth saga from ficational anime Dragon Ball. ... The Fortuneteller Baba Saga, is the sixth saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Tenshinhan Saga, is the seventh saga from fictional manga and anime Dragon Ball. ... The King Piccolo Saga, also known as the Piccolo Daimaoh Saga (Demon Lord Piccolo Saga) is the second to last saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Piccolo Junior Saga is the last saga of the Dragon Ball original series. ...

Movies, and other

Movies

Toei Animation's titles

  1. The Legend of Shenlong
  2. The Sleeping Princess in the Devil's Castle
  3. Mystical Great Adventure
  4. The Path to Ultimate Strength (10th Anniversary Special)

FUNimation's titles Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong (Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説, Rōmaji: Doragon Bōru: Shenron no Densetsu) is the 1st DB movie. ... Sleeping Princess in Devils Castle is the second Dragon Ball movie. ... Mystical Adventure is the third Dragon Ball movie. ... The Path to Power is the fourth Dragon Ball movie. ...

  1. Curse of the Blood Rubies
  2. Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
  3. Mystical Adventure
  4. The Path to Power (10th Anniversary Special)
Public Service Videos
  • Gokū's Traffic Safety
  • Gokū's Fire Fighting Regiment

The special videos "Gokū's Traffic Safety" and "Gokū's Fire Fighting Regiment" are both very rare productions designed to be educational films. They were both completed in June 1988. Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong (Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説, Rōmaji: Doragon Bōru: Shenron no Densetsu) is the 1st DB movie. ... Sleeping Princess in Devils Castle is the second Dragon Ball movie. ... Mystical Adventure is the third Dragon Ball movie. ... The Path to Power is the fourth Dragon Ball movie. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Unofficial Chinese Live Action Movie A live-action version of the popular Japanese animated series. An evil king has been stealing the mystical "Dragon Pearls" in an attempt to possess them all. When all but one of the pearls has been stolen, the former guardians of the magic jewels decide to band together and take action. Led by a pig-headed wizard and a half-turtle martial arts master, the team takes on the king's army in a desperate bid to stop him from gaining control of the pearls. In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ...


Made in Taiwan and released in 1989, this feature has actually been released in the US as Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (originally titled Xin Qi long zhu Shen long de chuan shuo, or New Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong). While this movie does not follow Toriyama's conception exactly, it is a lot closer to it than it is to any traditional Chinese legends. The four heroes of the story, left to right: Sun Wukong, Xuánzàng, Zhu Wuneng, and Sha Wujing. ...


Theme songs

  • OP
    1. "Makafushigi Adobenchā!"; 摩訶不思議アドベンチャー! (Mystical Adventure!)
      • Lyrics: Yuriko Mori, Music: Takeshi Ike, Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka, Performance: Hiroki Takahashi)
        • Version 1: episodes 1~101
        • Version 2: episodes 102~153 (not on FUNimation's DVDs)
  • ED
    1. "Romatikku Ageru Yo"; ロマンティックあげるよ (I'll Give You Romance)
      • Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida, Music: Takeshi Ike, Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka, Performance: Ushio Hashimoto)
        • Version 1: episodes 1~21 (not on FUNimation's DVDs)
        • Version 2: episodes 22~101
        • Version 3: episodes 102~132 (not on FUNimation's DVDs)
        • Version 4: episodes 133~153) (not on FUNimation's DVDs)

Censorship

The US version of Dragon Ball that was aired on Cartoon Network (before that, it was aired in syndication) had a lot of edits done to it. Most of the edits were digital cosmetic changes, which were done to remove nudity and blood, and dialogue edits. Sometimes, some scenes were deleted altogether, either to save time or cut out strong violence. For example, when Gokū dives into the water naked to kick a fish he catches for dinner, a digital water splash was added on his groin; on other occasions when he is naked, he has some digital underwear added. Also, references to alcohol and drugs were removed, for example, when Jackie Chun (Muten Rōshi) uses Drunken Fist Kung Fu in the 22nd Tenka-ichi Budōkai, FUNimation called it the "Mad Cow Attack." Also, the famous "No Balls!" scene was deleted from episode 2, and when Bulma puts panties on the fishing hook to get Oolong (in fish form), they digitally painted away the panties and replaced it with some money. A lot of fans hated these changes, because they felt it was butchering the original show's humor and dumbing it down. These edits, however, were necessary in order to have the show aired on TV. The DVDs do not contain these edits. Zui Quan (Chinese: 醉拳, literally Drunken Fist, also known as Drunken Boxing or Drunkards Boxing) is a traditional Chinese martial art. ... Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ... The Tenkaichi Budōkai (ja:天下一武道会, literally Strongest Under the Heavens Martial Arts Tournament), also known as the World Martial Arts Tournament, refers to an event in the fictional manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z, and anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. In all the Dragon... Braun HF 1, Germany, 1958. ...


It's an interesting note on inconsistency in censorship that a scene in Dragon Ball where young Gokū charges completely through Piccolo Daimaō, putting a hole in the villain's chest, was edited so that the hole wasn't shown for the American broadcast, but the same scene was shown uncensored on American TV, in a flashback in a Dragon Ball Z episode, with the hole in Piccolo Daimaō's chest clearly visible.


Creative changes

A number of creative changes were made to the dialogue. For example, when Pu'er says why Oolong was expelled from school, instead of saying that he stole the teacher's panties, they say that he stole the teacher's "papers."


Video games

// Dragon Ball Japan Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyou (Super Cassette Vision, 11/27/1986, Epoch. ...

Episode list

This is a list of the episodes for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (276 episodes), Dragon Ball GT, and their respective movies and specials with English titles. ...

See also


This is a list of fictional characters from the Dragon Ball manga and anime ( ), including the Dragon Ball Z movies ( ). Following each characters bio are external links that focus on the corresponding character. ... Makafushigi Adobenchâ was used as the opening for Dragonball. ... Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール), created by Akira Toriyama in 1984, is an internationally popular teen and young adult franchise, though it is also popular in the United States among younger children. ... Dragon Ball canon is a term used to describe the various levels of truth in the fictional Dragon Ball universe of Akira Toriyama. ... The Dragon Ball movies are movies made based on the manga Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z, and the corresponding anime series. The movies are often considered as what if scenarios to the series by many fans of the Dragon Ball franchise since the can not fit into the continuity of...

Dragon Ball television series and feature films
Series:

TV Specials: Dragon Ball tankōbon volume 1 (Japanese version). ... Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to the anime Dragon Ball. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z, but is the only series that is not based on a manga by Akira Toriyama. ...

Bandai Video Releases: Bardock: Father of Goku is a Dragon Ball Z movie, which is part of the Dragon Ball Z series. ... Resistance to Despair!! The Remaining Super-Warriors, Gohan and Trunks (Japanese: 絶望への反抗!! 残された超戦士・悟飯とトランクス, Rōmaji: Zetsubō e no Hankō!! Nokosareta Chō-Senshi • Gohan to Torankusu) is an hour-long TV-Special (#2) that is part of the Dragonball Z series of anime. ... Goku Sidestory! The Proof of his Courage is the Si Xing Qiu [Four-Star Ball]is the only Dragon Ball GT movie/Special. ...

Dragon Ball Films: Synopsis Dr. Raichi is the only survivor of the Tsufuru-jin, who once lived on Planet Plant, before the coming of the Saiyans. ...

Dragon Ball Z Films:

Live Action Films: Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong (Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説, Rōmaji: Doragon Bōru: Shenron no Densetsu) is the 1st DB movie. ... Sleeping Princess in Devils Castle is the second Dragon Ball movie. ... Mystical Adventure is the third Dragon Ball movie. ... The Path to Power is the fourth Dragon Ball movie. ... Dragon Ball Z: Return my Gohan!! ) is the first movie in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. ... Dragon Ball Z: The Worlds Strongest Guy ) is the second movie in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. ... Super Deciding Battle for the Entire Planet Earth ) is the third Dragon Ball Z movie. ... Super Saiyan Son Gokuū ) is the fourth Dragon Ball Z movie. ... The Incredible Mightiest vs. ... Clash!! 10,000,000,000 Powerful Warriors ) is the sixth Dragon Ball Z movie, originally released in Japan on March 7, 1992. ... Extreme Battle The Three Great Super Saiyans ) is the seventh Dragon Ball Z movie. ... The Galaxy at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy ) is the ninth Dragon Ball Z movie. ... Super-Warrior Defeat!! Im the One wholl Win ) is the eleventh Dragon Ball Z movie. ... Rebirth of Fusion!! Gokū and Vegeta ) is the twelfth movie based on the Dragon Ball Z anime. ... Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Gokū Cant Do It, Who Will? ) is the 13th and final movie in the Dragon Ball Z series. ...

  • Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins
    (Chinese / Unofficial)
Not official English title.

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Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Dragon Ball Z is the long-running sequel to the anime Dragon Ball. ... Dragon Ball GT ) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z, but is the only series that is not based on a manga by Akira Toriyama. ... The Emperor Pilaf Saga (called The Saga of Goku in the KidMark dub) is the first fictional saga in the Dragon Ball manga and anime. ... The First World Martial Arts Championship Saga, also known as the 21st Budôkai Saga, is from the fictional manga/anime Dragon Ball. ... The Red Ribbon Army Saga is the third saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The General Blue Saga, is the fourth saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Commander Red Saga, is the fifth saga from ficational anime Dragon Ball. ... The Fortuneteller Baba Saga, is the sixth saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Tenshinhan Saga, is the seventh saga from fictional manga and anime Dragon Ball. ... The King Piccolo Saga, also known as the Piccolo Daimaoh Saga (Demon Lord Piccolo Saga) is the second to last saga from the fictional anime Dragon Ball. ... The Piccolo Junior Saga is the last saga of the Dragon Ball original series. ...

External links

  • Toei Dragon Ball website
  • Kanzentai
  • YTV Dragon Ball Site
  • English Dragon Ball website

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Dragon Ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2713 words)
The story of Dragon Ball follows the life of Son Goku, a monkey-tailed boy loosely based on the traditional Chinese folk tale Journey to the West (西遊記), from his life and adventures as a child all the way up to being a grandfather.
The titular Dragon Balls are one component of the universe, but are not the focus of most of the plot lines of the title.
The equivalent to Sun Wukong of the original texts is Son Goku in Dragon Ball.
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