Dragon Ball (1999–2003)

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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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Series cast summary:
Brice Armstrong ...
 Narrator / ... (152 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Additional Voices / ... (152 episodes, 2001-2003)
Andrea Kwan ...
 Son Goku (Animax Asia dub) (152 episodes, 2001-2003)
Masako Nozawa ...
 Son Goku / ... (151 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jôji Yanami ...
 Narrator / ... (151 episodes, 2001-2003)
...
 Goku / ... (131 episodes, 1999-2003)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Yamcha / ... (127 episodes, 2001-2003)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
 Bulma (119 episodes, 1999-2003)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
 Bulma / ... (119 episodes, 2001-2003)
Mike McFarland ...
 Master Roshi / ... (113 episodes, 2001-2003)
Naoko Watanabe ...
 Puar / ... (110 episodes, 2001-2003)
Tôru Furuya ...
 Yamcha (107 episodes, 2001-2003)
Monika Antonelli ...
 Puar / ... (105 episodes, 2001-2003)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
 Kuririn / ... (103 episodes, 2001-2003)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
 Oolong / ... (100 episodes, 2001-2003)
Bradford Jackson ...
 Oolong / ... (99 episodes, 1999-2003)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
 Kamesennin Muten Roshi (94 episodes, 2001-2003)
Mami Koyama ...
 Lunch / ... (86 episodes, 2001-2003)
Laurie Steele ...
 Krillin / ... (85 episodes, 2001-2003)
Meredith McCoy ...
 Launch / ... (85 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 World Tournament Announcer / ... (73 episodes, 2001-2003)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Tenshinhan (67 episodes, 2002-2003)
John Burgmeier ...
 Tien / ... (66 episodes, 2001-2003)
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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. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he trains to become the strongest fighter in the world. Written by page8701

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The big showdown with Piccolo!


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In the original 1986 dub of Dragon Ball, Goku was renamed as Zero. See more »

Goofs

In the original English dub for the episode The Kamehameha wave, Kamehameha is misspelled as Kamehameah on the title screen. See more »

Quotes

General Blue: This boy has laid waste to two of our best regiments and I will not be the third! He may possess some skill, but there is one thing I know for certain and that is... nothing lasts forever!
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Crazy Credits

The intro sequence that accompanied the 1995 dub was a hodgepodge of scenes from the first two movies, footage from the series itself, and footage from the intros/outros of the series. Curiously, much of the footage shown (particularly the movie footage) was never shown on TV at the time. See more »

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One Hell of a show!
15 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say that Dragonball is by far my Favorite series of all time. Its the show that got me into anime and I cant wait to buy all the seasons remastered when they come out.

The Dragonball story is goofy, fun, and all around brilliant! It throws great humor with huge action and you cant beat it. I started Dragonball by reading the manga when I was younger and still love them and the show is just as good if not better! Sure, some stuff form the manga has been taken out of the show but thats because some of that is more mature(nudity) then would be for the audience.

All in all, Dragonball is one show you need to see in it entirety to feel its greatness. I recommend it to everyone because its that good and every age can enjoy it. From the silly monkey boy to the perverted Turtle Hermit, its all out fun.

10-10


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