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Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru 

Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire.
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Tôru Furuya ...
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 Oolong / ... 91 episodes, 1986-1989
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Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
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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 Goku and friends constantly for possession of the Dragon Balls. Written by Mike Toole <micabob@ix.netcom.com>

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the 21st Tenkaichi Budokai, Master Roshi disguises himself as Jackie Chun. The name is a (rather obvious) parody of real-life martial artist Jackie Chan. See more »

Goofs

Goku starts out in the tenth anniversary special wearing the same gi he wore at the beginning of Dragon Ball (all blue.) But not long into the movie, he has switched into the outfit Kid Goku wears in Dragon Ball GT (blue top, tan pants.) See more »

Quotes

Son Gokû: Well, this blows.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are a montage of images based on covers from the "Dragon Ball" manga. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Borderlands (2009) See more »

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Dragonball
6 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Dragonball is an amazing show. Which is exciting, humorous, and stylish. The characters are nicely developed and the fighting sequences are nicely choreographed too. And while I haven't seen the original Japanese version, the censored American version is still fun and exciting to watch.


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