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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, 1986-2003
Steve Olson Steve Olson ...  Narrator (Blue Water dub) / ... 153 episodes, 1986-2003
Stephanie Nadolny ...  Goku / ... 132 episodes, 1986-2003
Zoe Slusar ...  Goku (Blue Water dub) / ... 132 episodes, 1986-2003
Christopher Sabat ...  Yamcha / ... 131 episodes, 1986-2003
Tiffany Vollmer ...  Bulma 119 episodes, 1986-2003
Leda Davies Leda Davies ...  Bulma (Blue Water dub) / ... 115 episodes, 1986-2003
Mike McFarland ...  Master Roshi / ... 113 episodes, 1986-2003
Monika Antonelli ...  Puar / ... 105 episodes, 1986-2003
Victor Atelevich ...  Yamcha (Blue Water dub) / ... 102 episodes, 1986-2003
Chris Simms Chris Simms ...  Puar (Blue Water dub) 101 episodes, 1986-2003
Bradford Jackson ...  Oolong / ... 100 episodes, 1986-2003
Mike Thiessen Mike Thiessen ...  Krillin (Blue Water dub) / ... 88 episodes, 2001-2003
Laurie Steele Laurie Steele ...  Krillin / ... 86 episodes, 1986-2003
Meredith McCoy ...  Launch 85 episodes, 2001-2003
John Burgmeier ...  Tien / ... 68 episodes, 1986-2003
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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

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

The theme song in the English dub is the same as the Japanese theme song with English lyrics 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: But if that's how you feel, I'll be glued to my monitor watching as you are reduced to nothing but a pile of those little chicken bones that you put in salt!
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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

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995) See more »

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User Reviews

Earth's mightiest warriors... only smaller.
19 September 2001 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

Not many know it, but there was a series in Japan that took place before Dragon Ball Z, showing the adventures of a young Goku. This is that series, dubbed into English of course. Like Dragon Ball Z, this series has excellent stories and lots of action. Dragon Ball also shows how many of the familiar characters in DBZ met. It's quite interesting to see the 'back story' to Dragon Ball Z. This is definitely one of the best anime shows on television. Check it out.


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