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Dragon Ball 

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Dragon Ball tells the tale of a young warrior by the name of Son Goku, a young peculiar boy with a tail who embarks on a quest to become stronger and learns of the Dragon Balls, when, once all 7 are gathered, grant any wish of choice.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Brice Armstrong ...  Narrator / ... 153 episodes, 1995-2003
Steve Olson Steve Olson ...  Narrator (Blue Water dub) / ... 153 episodes, 1995-2003
Stephanie Nadolny ...  Goku / ... 132 episodes, 1995-2003
Zoe Slusar ...  Goku (Blue Water dub) / ... 132 episodes, 1995-2003
Christopher Sabat ...  Yamcha / ... 127 episodes, 1995-2003
Tiffany Vollmer ...  Bulma 119 episodes, 1995-2003
Leda Davies Leda Davies ...  Bulma (Blue Water dub) / ... 115 episodes, 1995-2003
Mike McFarland ...  Master Roshi / ... 113 episodes, 1995-2003
Monika Antonelli ...  Puar / ... 105 episodes, 1995-2003
Victor Atelevich ...  Yamcha (Blue Water dub) / ... 102 episodes, 1995-2003
Chris Simms Chris Simms ...  Puar (Blue Water dub) 101 episodes, 1995-2003
Bradford Jackson ...  Oolong / ... 100 episodes, 1995-2003
Mike Thiessen Mike Thiessen ...  Krillin (Blue Water dub) / ... 88 episodes, 2001-2003
Laurie Steele Laurie Steele ...  Krillin / ... 86 episodes, 1995-2003
Meredith McCoy ...  Launch 85 episodes, 2001-2003
John Burgmeier ...  Tien / ... 68 episodes, 1995-2003
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original 1989 dub of Dragon Ball by Harmony Gold, Goku was renamed 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 White: So the traitorous, poorly-constructed machine asks like a big-shot. Who made you? Who was it that brought you back to this world as a cyborg after you had died once before? Just exactly who? Say it!
Cyborg #8: It was you, General White.
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Crazy Credits

When FUNimation redubbed the original Dragon Ball in 2000, they kept the Japanese intro/outro credit songs, and had English speakers sing them. This was the first time FUNimation kept music from the Japanese version of a Dragon Ball series. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are four different distinct English dubbed versions of this series:
  • a dub from Harmony Gold in 1989 that played very briefly in the US,
  • a heavily edited dub from Kidmark in 1995 that played in several English-speaking countries,
  • an uncut dub from Funimation in 2001 (played edited on US TV) that is shown in only in the US and Australia,
  • and a slightly edited Canadian dub from 2003 that plays only in Canada and in the UK.
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Connections

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The one that comes before Z
5 March 2019 | by Min111See all my reviews

I bet a large percentage of Dragonball fans saw Dragonball Z before Dragonball, and I was certainly one of them; in fact, I had no idea that a series actually existed before Dragonball Z. I am one of these that actually saw Dragonball Z before Dragonball, yet I still found it interesting though it would've nice to see everything in order, but hey, that's life I guess. Dragonball was a very fine animated series. You could tell just how different it is from Dragonball Z, but that's a very good thing. Yes, there are still plenty of similarities between the two, but they're still different shows. Dragonball has so much humour, and that worked in its favour. The episodes or sagas, do start to get more and more interesting as the series moves on, and not only it gets interesting almost everytime, the story seems to get darker and darker, and that's a good thing because it bodes well for what's going to come ahead afterwards. Basically, Dragonball, is a series which builds everything up for the ultimate show called Z. At the same time, I honestly feel that Dragonball is kind of underrated, and I don't really know why that is. The only downside is that there's too much of these "martial arts" tournaments within this Dragonball series, so there are boring elements to this series it appears. The animated series contains about 150 or so episodes which is perfect for this one I feel. There are a few movies on top of that too, so it's an excellent animated series if you ask me. What makes this series unique is that many of the lesser characters are given more spotlight as compared to Z, so that makes it all the more worthwhile. Also, this may show that because these characters won't appear as often in Z, it would make sense to give them more dialogue in Dragonball. It's not to say that they weren't important in Z because they were, some of them even had essential roles to play within that series, but they just didn't appear as often enough, but that's understandable because Z introduced even more characters. Dragonball was a fine show.


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