Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. ... See full summary »
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What starts off as a bizarre re-telling of the Chinese legend "Journey to the West" quickly transforms into pure madness. On a twisted version of Earth, the ridiculously strong child-fighter Son Gokû is joined by several companions in the quest for the seven "dragon balls", which, when assembled, will summon the Grand Dragon, who will grant the bearer of the balls one single wish. The problem is, the Grand Dragon can only be invoked once a year, and villains battle Gokuu and friends constantly for possession of the Dragon Balls. Written by
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In the episode in which Bulma, Goku, and Oolong are camping out in the desert, there is a scene in which a nude Bulma looks out the window, and glare covers her bare breasts. Contrary to popular belief, this scene is not edited for the dub. The glare is there in all versions, uncut Japanese included. See more »
When Goku bites Piccolo Daimao's hand and makes him bleed, his blood is red. But in DBZ, all Namekians have purple blood. See more »
[English closing song]
Be as free as you can be, a childlike love of fantasy / The world is a mystery for you and me / A miracle, an adventure too, a single wish waits for you, / The beating of your heart will see you through / When you think you can't go on, give it another try / The power of your youth is strong, and as big as the sky / Search over the valleys, and mountains and you'll see / believing in yourself sets you free! / Come on, I'll give you romance! Come on, I'll give you paradise!...
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The closing credits are a montage of images based on covers from the "Dragon Ball" manga. See more »
When I first saw the add for this, I didn't know what to think, I mean Dragonball Z was one of the greatest animes of all time, but Dragonball GT just spoiled the whole thing, so I didn't know if this show was going to be any different.
This was a big mistake as Dragonball is an awesome show. It tells the tale of Goku, a boy with a monkey/sayian (if you've seen DBZ) tail, who has lived alone in the woods after his grandfather died. He then meets Bulma a young girl searching for the mysterious Dragonballs, seven orange stones that when brought together, can grant any wish asked of it. At first these episodes don't appeal very much at first, but when Goku meets master Roshi and learns the Turtle Hermit style of martial arts and enters the tournaments...that's when the show gets REALLY good.
The fight scenes are fantastic and well animated, the show marks a another time when as a child Goku didn't restort to continuously using mountain destroying fireballs and his opponents were slightly more realistic, in fact he has a whole bag of techniques we never even saw in DBZ. Also if you saw DBZ first (which I recommend to get used to the DB universe) then you'll feel right at home as all the plot twists and Soap opera style cliff hangers are here at their roots, and the show always drops little hints about what's going to happen next.
So in conclusion I'd say if you want a slightly more realistic martial arts anime, then go with Dragonball...but see DBZ first otherwise you may find it a bit bizarre.
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