Anime

The Dragon Ball franchise was originally created as a manga that was written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. After the manga gained a significant amount of popularity, an anime adaptation was produced by Toei that eventually gained the attention of many people around the globe. Today, the franchise exists in many different kinds of media and merchandise such as manga, TV series, movies, video games, figures, apparel, card games, and even theme park attractions. The franchise has become so loved by the international community that they have come to love many of the characters of the series and even go so far as to write a plethora of fanfiction inspired by Dragon Ball. Fan-made projects like Dragon Ball Multiverse have also garnered the attention of many fans and have been translated into a myriad of different languages spoken around the world.

Series

Although the franchise got its start with the Dragon Ball manga, several other series, both canonical and non-canonical, were created afterward. The following list includes all of the individual series that have been released to date.

Dragon Ball

The original series. Dragon Ball, when compared to other series, has a more comedic focus, though fighting is still one of its core elements. When adapted into an anime, “Dragon Ball” covers the first half of the original manga.

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z is the anime adaptation of the second half of the manga. It takes place after most of the characters have grown into adults and has a much more serious tone than the first half. Dragon Ball Z also operates on a much larger scale, as many locations in the series take place on extraterrestrial planets whereas the first half largely took place on Earth.

Dragon Ball Kai

Dragon Ball Z Kai is the remastered, re-cut, and re-dubbed version of Dragon Ball Z. Many voice actors returned to voice their respective characters, though there are some exceptions. Kai also cut out a lot of filler content that was added to the original adaptation.

Dragon Ball GT

Dragon Ball GT is an original anime project created completely by Toei that takes place after the events of Dragon Ball Z. GT has no manga counterpart and Toriyama had little involvement in its creation, making it non-canon.

Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super is the most recent canonical series. It takes place soon after the Buu saga in Dragon Ball Z and follows the same characters as the original series. Although Toriyama creates the basic storyline and acts as an editor, the Dragon Ball Super manga is illustrated by his assistant and successor Toyotaro.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes

Super Dragon Ball Heroes is a web series that is based on the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade game. Episodes are released periodically and do not follow a set schedule, though the series is currently still ongoing.

Characters

Here is a list of significant characters in the Dragon Ball franchise.

Son Goku

Goku, is the main protagonist throughout most of the franchise. He is a Saiyan that was sent to the Earth as a child and was raised by his adoptive grandfather, Grandpa Gohan. After he grew up, he quickly became the Earth’s (and possibly the galaxy’s) strongest warrior to ever live. When not fighting, training, or eating an entire feast by himself, Goku has a friendly, happy-go-lucky personality despite having a heritage full of bloodthirsty killers. He is the first person in the Dragon Ball series to transform into a Super Saiyan.

Son Gohan

Gohan is Goku’s first son. His mother Chi-Chi often tries to keep him away from fighting by doing everything she can to educate him. Despite this, however, Gohan is shown to be an incredibly capable fighter. At times, Gohan is shown to have a temper, which causes his power to spike dramatically at times. Gohan is the first character to ever transform into a Super Saiyan 2.

Vegeta

Vegeta is the proud prince of all Saiyans, though most of them were annihilated by Frieza many years ago. He is incredibly arrogant and stubborn, but he is also incredibly powerful. Although Vegeta was once an enemy, many now see Goku and Vegeta’s relationship more like a rivalry.

Piccolo

Piccolo is a Namekian that was originally created by the Evil King Piccolo to continue his legacy, but ended up joining the Z Fighters later in Dragon Ball Z. As the son of Evil King Piccolo, he was originally called Piccolo Jr., but the suffix was later dropped.

Bulma

Bulma is a character that has existed nearly as long as Goku has. She is Goku’s first friend and is the one that convinces him to go on an adventure with her to find the Dragon Balls. Although she isn’t a fighter by any means, her intellect and engineering skills have helped Goku and his friends countless times.

Trunks

Trunks is the son of both Vegeta and Bulma. Although he is first introduced as a baby, Future Trunks appears shortly after. He appears several times as a messenger of sorts that warns the group of incoming danger. Present Trunks later grows into a kid during the Buu saga and becomes best friends with Goten.

Master Roshi

Master Roshi is the master of the Kame School of martial arts. Despite being an elderly old man, he is an incredible fighter, though he is well past his prime. Since the other Z Fighters long surpassed him, Roshi often stays on his island and passes the time by ogling women on TV and in erotic magazines.

Other Characters

Movies and Specials

A variety of movies based on the original Dragon Ball manga have been produced throughout the years. A majority of them are animated, though a small number of live-action films have also been created as well. Furthermore, several specials have been created by Toei as well.

Dragon Ball Movies

Specials

Video Games

As one of the most popular anime and manga series in recent history, it should be no surprise that the franchise has spawned a number of video games. Most of these entries are fighting games, though each generally has its own battle system, roster, mechanics, and so on. Games have been developed on a variety of consoles starting the Famicom. Dragon Ball games are still being developed today and are even all made for the most recent generation of consoles like the Nintendo Switch and PS4.

Merchandise

As with any popular franchise, a wide variety of merchandise has been created and sold all across the world. Products like figures and Funko Pops are quite commonly found, but other products like Dragon Ball themed apparel, toys, costumes, card games, and many more can all be found online. Dragon Ball has even collaborated with companies like Uniqlo and Adidas to bring new, fashionable merchandise to many customers.

Table of Contents

Dragon Ball is Toei’s animated adaptation of the highly successful hit manga Dragon Ball by renowned manga author Akira Toriyama. Beginning it’s televised run in 1986 and ending in with an incredible 153 episodes in 1989, Dragon Ball became a pop culture phenomenon in Japan. It w...

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Dragon Ball Z is the anime continuation of the hit anime series Dragon Ball based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. The show ran originally in Japan on television from 1988 to 1995 over a total of 325 episodes. It was Dragon Ball Z that helped push anime into the s...

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Dragon Ball Kai is a recut and remastered version of the highly successful Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z. While there is debate as to what the Z in Dragon Ball Z refers to, the term “Kai” refers to renewal or modification of something. Dragon Ball Kai was produced for the 20th ann...

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Dragon Ball Super is the continuation of the extremely popular Dragon Ball series by award winning manga author Akira Toriyama. Airing from 2015 to 2018. With a total of 131 Episodes, Dragon Ball Super led to the production and release of the latest Dragon Ball movie Dragon Ball ...

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Dragon Ball GT is a TV anime-only continuation of the Dragon Ball franchise that ran from February 7, 1996 until November 19, 1997. It featured 64 episodes all originally designed and animated for television by Toei Animation. The production was overseen by Akira Toriyama, though...

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Super Dragon Ball Heroes is a promotional animated web-series for the Dragon Ball Heroes video game. It follows the story of Dragon Ball Heroes and is based on the original franchise series created by Akira Toriyama. The story line is completely different to the original Dragon B...

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Son Goku is the protagonist (and at times arguably an antagonist) of the Dragon Ball series and appears in all iterations of the franchise. He is based on Sun Wukong, the main character of the Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West’. The character has been consistently voiced by Masa...

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Son Gohan is the first child of the protagonist Son Goku. He is kind and loving and generally doesn’t seem to enjoy fighting, contrary to his Saiyan heritage. From a young age, Gohan was forced by his mother Chi-Chi to study and martial arts were generally forbidden. Reluctantly,...

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Son Goten (often simply referred to as Goten) is the second and youngest child of the protagonist Son Goku. He appears mostly in the latter half of the Dragon Ball Z series and some of Dragon Ball Super, with minor roles in Dragon Ball GT. He is also voiced entirely by Masako Noz...

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Vegeta is the son of King Vegeta of the Saiyan warrior race. He appears as an antagonist early in the Dragon Ball Z series, but eventually becomes part of the Z Fighters and, by Dragon Ball Super, a close friend of Son Goku’s. As prince of the Saiyan race and Planet Vegeta, he is...

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Piccolo is a recurring character in the Dragon Ball franchise. He debuts as the reincarnation of the Evil King Piccolo in the Dragon Ball Z series, making him, at the time, a primary antagonist and enemy of Son Goku. It is later discovered that Piccolo is, in fact, a member of th...

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Krillin is a supporting protagonist in the Dragon Ball franchise, making his debut in Episode 14 of the original series and is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka throughout. Though he was initially a rival of Son Goku under the tutelage of Master Roshi, they quickly became best friends. Kri...

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Trunks is the son of Vegeta and Bulma. He appears in the series in two forms, his future teenage form (often called Future Trunks) and his child form. He is usually shown with blue or purple hair and a sword (future). He is voiced by Takeshi Kusao as a child and adult in all form...

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Yamcha first appears as a bandit in the desert along with his shape-shifting friend, Puar in the Dragon Ball series. He has long hair and a Chinese style outfit and sword. His main ambition is to find a girlfriend, but hopelessly passes out when confronted by beautiful women. He ...

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Tien is one of Son Goku‘s enemies turned friends. Hailing from the Crane School of martial arts, he was taught a number of offensive and defensive techniques by Master Shen and General Tao respectively. His best friend is Chiaotzu with whom he spends all of his time training. He ...

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Master Roshi, also known as the Turtle Hermit and the God of Martial Arts, is a master of martial arts who trained Gohan (Goku’s adopted father), Ox-King, Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha. He has a sister named Fortuneteller Baba. He is a hermit and a pervert.

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Bulma is the daughter of Dr. Briefs and his wife. She has a genius-level intellect and, even from a young age, skipped school because she found it boring. Bulma can be caring and will do her best to help and protect her friends, however, she is also very headstrong and will do wh...

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Chi-Chi is the wife of the protagonist Son Goku and appears in most of the Dragon Ball series in minor roles. She is often seen wearing a variation of Chinese and Korean clothes. She is voiced by Mayumi Shō in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z Seasons 1-2, and Dragon Ball Z Movies 1-3, ...

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Android 18 is a young woman with blonde medium-length hair and clothes featuring the red ribbon army logo. Though seemingly cold and often unimpressed, unlike her future counterpart, Android 18 is in fact capable of compassion and has a softer side. This is slightly different wit...

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Lord Beerus is a Dragon Ball character created by Akira Toriyama. His first appearance is in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie in the 2013 film feature as the main antagonist and returns as a supporting character in the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' movie and as a...

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Whis is a Dragon Ball character created by Akira Toriyama. His first appearance is in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods movie in the 2013 film feature as the attendant of the main antagonist Lord Beerus and returns as a supporting character in the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection '...

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Broly is the main antagonist of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie. He is Universe 7’s legendary Super Saiyan. He is silent and shy, but very caring and pure of heart. His upbringing left him with weak social skills, however, he is shown to care about those who are kind to him. H...

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Gogeta is a fusion character that is created when both Goku and Vegeta correctly perform the Metamoran Fusion Dance. He is considered to be one of the most powerful characters in the entire Dragon Ball series. Although he was largely considered to be a non-canon character for man...

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Gotenks is the successful fusion of Goten and Trunks after performing the Metamoran Fusion Dance properly. Although he is a combination of two characters, Gotenks seems to be stronger than their individual strengths combined and can accomplish feats that neither of them can achie...

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Vegetto (sometimes also spelled Vegito or Vegerot) is a character that is created after Goku and Vegeta fuse together using Potara earrings. Although his Fusion Dance counterpart Gogeta is likely equally as strong as Vegetto, Gogeta didn’t make a canonical appearance until Dragon...

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Here is a list of some other significant and supporting characters from the Dragon Ball manga and anime series.

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Here is a list of some other significant and supporting characters from the Dragon Ball Z manga and anime series.

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Here is a list of some other significant and supporting characters from the Dragon Ball GT anime series.

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Here is a list of some other significant and supporting characters from the Dragon Ball Super manga and anime series.

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Fusion refers to a number of various methods of two characters combining to become a stronger character. There are a number of ways to fuse.

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The Dragon Ball manga is a series illustrated and written by Akira Toriyama, it is the original Dragon Ball manga series that boosted the Dragon Ball franchise into a global phenomenon. The manga series was initially published in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995...

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The Dragon Ball manga is a series illustrated and written by Akira Toriyama, and the Dragon Ball Z manga is the second part of the original Dragon Ball franchise. The manga series was initially published in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995, totalling 519 chapters...

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The Dragon Ball Super manga series is a sequel to the original manga and television series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. The manga is written by Akira Toriyama and illustrated by Japanese manga artist Toyotaru and began production in the weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2015. The ...

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As the canonical legitimacy of many works within the Dragon Ball franchise is questioned, it’s no wonder that there is a lot of controversy facing the various manga releases. Akira Toriyama and Toyotaro are responsible for creating what fans consider to be the true Dragon Ball ca...

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The Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (originally just called Dragon Ball) is the first film based on the Dragon Ball franchise originally created by Akira Toriyama. It was first shown in Japan on December 20th, 1986 at the Toei Manga Matsuri Film Festival. The Curse of the ...

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Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle is the second fantasy and martial arts anime feature film based on the Dragon Ball manga by Akira Toriyama. The film originally premiered in Japan on July 18th, 1987 at the Toei Manga Matsuri Film Festival. Funimation later rel...

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Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts film that follows an alternate telling of the Dragon Ball series that was originally written by Akira Toriyama. The movie premiered in Japan on July 9th, 1988 at the Toei Manga Matsuri Film Festival a...

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Dragon Ball: The Path to Power is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts film that originally released on March 2nd, 1996 and is based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga. The Path to Power adapts the Red Ribbon Army and Dragon Ball Search Arcs of the original story. The ...

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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is a 1989 Japanese fantasy and martial arts anime film that was originally shown at the Toei Manga Matsuri Film Festival and later released on VHS and Laserdisc. It was directed by Daisuke Nishio and composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi while cinematography and e...

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Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts movie based on the Dragon Ball franchise that was originally created by Akira Toriyama. It is the second feature film in the Dragon Ball Z series and was first released in Japan on March 10th, 19...

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Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts movie that was released in 1990. It is the third Dragon Ball Z film and was premiered at the Toei Anime Film Fair Festival as a triple feature that was named Toriyama Akira: The World. The film was p...

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Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (or Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku the Super Saiyan) is a Japanese animated martial arts, science fiction film. It is the fourth Dragon Ball Z movie feature that was released in Japan in 1991 at the Toei Anime Film Fair. The Lord Slug movie is directed by Mitsuo...

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The Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge movie, also known as “Dragon Ball Z: The Incredible Mightiest vs. Mightiest” (ドラゴンボールZ とびっきりの最強対最強) is a Japanese anime fiction martial arts movie and the fifth film based on the Dragon Ball Z series movie franchise. The movie was first release...

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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts film that first premiered on March 7th, 1992. It is the sixth movie based off the Dragon Ball Z series franchise. The Return of Cooler was directed by Daisuke Nishio and produced by Chiaki Imada a...

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Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! is a Japanese anime martial arts and fantasy film that premiered at the Toei Anime Fair on July 11th, 1992. The film was directed by Daisuke Nishio, produced by Chiaki Imada and Tomio Anzai, written by Takao Koyama, and composed by Shunsuke Kikuch...

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan is a Japanese animated martial arts and fantasy film that is the eighth entry into the Dragon Ball Z series of movies. The movie premiered at the Toei Anime Fair on March 6th, 1993. The film was directed by Shigeyasu Yamauchi, pro...

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Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound is a Japanese fantasy and martial arts film that is based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga. It debuted on July 10th, 1993 at the Toei Anime Film Fair. Bojack Unbound is the final film to feature Kohei Miyauchi as Master Roshi, as he later passed...

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming is a Japanese anime martial arts and fantasy film that is based on Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga. It is the tenth feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z series and first premiered at the Toei Anime Film Fair on March 12th, 1994...

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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts film that premiered in Japan at Toei Anime Film Fair on July 9th, 1994. It is the eleventh Dragon Ball Z feature film and is the last film to feature Broly until Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Bio-Broly is direct...

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Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn is a Japanese anime martial arts and fantasy film and the twelfth feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z series based on the manga by Akira Toriyama. The film debuted in Japan at the Toei Anime Film Fair on March 4th, 1995. The film was directed by ...

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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon is a Japanese anime fantasy and martial arts film that premiered on July 15th, 1995 at the Toei Anime Fair in Japan. It is the 13th feature-length Dragon Ball Z movie.

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Dragon Ball: Battle of Gods is a Japanese anime martial arts and fantasy film from 2013 based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series. Battle of Gods is a full feature production and a stand-alone release from the Toei Anime Fair. The film was the first in the series to be scr...

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Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' is a Japanese anime martial arts, science-fiction, and fantasy film and the nineteenth entry in the Dragon Ball series of feature films. Resurrection 'F' is the first Dragon Ball film to screening in IMAX 3D and 4DX theaters. Resurr...

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a Japanese animated fantasy and martial arts film that was written by Akira Toriyama and is the twentieth Dragon Ball feature film. The film was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine, Naohiro Shintani (animation), and Kazuo Ogura (art). Music for the film was c...

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Dragon Ball Evolution is a live-action fantasy and adventure film from America. It was produced by Stephen Chow, directed by James Wong, written by Ben Ramsey, and based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga. Dragon Ball Evolution stars Chow Yun-Fat, Joon Park, Justin Chatwin, Em...

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In addition to the twenty movies released based on the Dragon Ball universe created by Akira Toriyama in 1984, various adaptations inspired by this series have also been aired, including unofficial films, live-action movies, and even cinematographic attractions produced all over ...

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There are four Dragon Ball Z TV specials and one crossover special. Some are purely one-off episodes, while others attempt to expand on an already established storyline. Many argue that since they were never in manga form by Akira Toriyama, these specials are non-canon and are un...

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Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans was the first-ever Dragon Ball Z OVA (Original Video Animation) to be released in Japan. It was released on the 6th of August, 1993 on videocassette and is set during the lead up to the Cell Games. The original purpose of the OVA was to ...

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Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! was the first Dragon Ball animation to be released in almost ten years following Goku’s appearance in the remade Dr. Slump anime series in 1999. The OVA was first shown in Japan on the 21st of September, 2008, at the Jump Super A...

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Based on the popular video game Dragon Ball Heroes, Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock is a three-chapter manga written by Naho Ooishi. The manga was also animated and broadcast online later appearing as a bonus DVD for the March 2012 issue of Saikyo Jump.

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Super Saiyan is an advanced transformation capable by the people of the Saiyan race (or those with Saiyan blood) in the Dragon Ball series franchise. The transformation is only capable by a select few and includes a physical change in addition to a multiplication of fighting powe...

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Super Saiyan 2, also known as Super Saiyan Fifth Grade or Ascended Super Saiyan in the Funimation Dub, is a Super Saiyan form that succeeds the first Super Saiyan transformation and precedes Super Saiyan 3. Super Saiyan forms are advanced transformations that enhance the power, e...

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Super Saiyan 3 or 超サイヤ人3, SS3, Ultra Super Saiyan - succeeds the second phase of Saiyan transformation which becomes the third version of the Super Saiyan Class. The third form draws out the maximum capacity from a Saiyan's blood. The first Saiyan who achieved this form from ...

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Super Saiyan 4 is a Saiyan transformation first introduced in Dragon Ball GT, an anime series and one of two sequels to Dragon Ball Z. In Dragon Ball Z, Saiyans are a warrior race of beings that are able to alter their physical strength, energy, and other capabilities by undergoi...

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Super Saiyan God is a transformation that is unique to Saiyans that grants them an unbelievable amount of power (more than that of Super Saiyan 3) and also gives its user the ability to use and sense divine ki. This transformation was first shown in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the G...

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Super Saiyan Blue (also known as Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) is a transformation that surpasses its red counterpart, Super Saiyan God. It is usually achieved by using the power of a god (often by being in the God-like Saiyan state that can be used after first transforming into...

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Autonomous Ultra Instinct (often simply called Ultra Instinct) is an extremely powerful, yet insanely difficult ability to master that requires its user’s mind to be completely devoid of thought. This essentially separates the user’s consciousness from their body and allows it to...

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The Legendary Super Saiyan, more often referred to as full power Super Saiyan, is one of many Super Saiyan transformations in the Dragon Ball franchise, which composes anime, manga, video games, movies, merchandise, and much more. In Dragon Ball, Saiyans are a warrior race of bei...

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Dragon Ball Fighterz was developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is a fighting game based on the internationally popular Dragon Ball manga and anime ‘Dragon Ball’ (written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama). The series follows the adventures ...

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 is a role-playing game released in February 2015 for Playstation 3, 4, Xbox 360, One and Microsoft Windows. It is based on the popular Dragon ball manga and the game was developed by Dimps and published by Bandai.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is a single player action role playing video game. The game is based on the internationally popular Japanese manga series Dragon Ball, both written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was developed by CyberConnect2 and produced by Bandai Namco Entertainme...

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Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle is a free to play mobile game based on the internationally popular Japanese manga and anime series Dragon Ball, both written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. The series was published in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 to 1995 and the anime continues to...

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Dragon Ball: Legends is a mobile game by Bandai Namco that falls into the action and card game genres based on the Dragon Ball franchise. It features single-player and multiplayer modes and a multitude of rotating and seasonal events. The roster of characters is vast and cards co...

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Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi is a 3D fighting game initially released for PlayStation 2, developed by Spike, and published by Atari (Bandai in Japan). Three games were released in the series (2005, 2006, and 2007), with the last two being re-released on the Nintendo Wii. This...

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The Dragon Ball video games are based on the original manga and anime series created by Akira Toriyama, some of the most recent game series have been produced for the Playstation 4 platform. These include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dragon Ball Fighter Z, and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. D...

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After the resounding success of the Dragon Ball series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama, a multitude of all kinds of merchandise and games for platforms such as PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile games were launched. Of the latter, there are several different games that fo...

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The ongoing mega success of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z franchise continues to spawn a massive array of manga, anime, toys, merchandise and of course video games. Over 80 video games featuring the Dragon Ball Z storyline and its characters have been produced by companies such ...

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There have been many Dragon Ball games released since the 1980s. Most are fighting games, while some are action-adventures and some are even RPGs. Many of the RPG games feature card-based battle systems.

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The following is a compilation of official, released soundtracks according to each respective installment of the Dragon Ball anime adaptations.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly is the twentieth anime movie of the Dragon Ball franchise overall and the first to be included in the Dragon Ball Super series. The film was directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and written by Akira Toriyama. It is also the third Dragon Ball movie released in the...

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From April 2007 to March 2019, the Dragon Ball franchise has grossed more than ¥90 billion from toy sales and sold over 1 million Dragon Ball action figures back in 2018 just in America and Europe alone, making them one of the highest grossing media franchises of all time in the ...

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The global fandom of Dragon Ball manga, anime, and merchandise such as action figures influenced the creation of many Dragon Ball cosplay and costumes. The anime series and its characters have had a strong presence during Halloween each year, as well as during Comic-Con, a conven...

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Due to the success and seemingly endless popularity of the Dragon Ball franchise there is no surprise in the vast amount of variety in their merchandise. Action figures, collectables, card games and toys are just some of the available merchandise. Due to the extremely high qualit...

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Dragon Ball Heroes is a Carddass trading card game developed in Japan and is based on the Dragon Ball franchise. Carddass is a system of arcade games that players use physical cards on an arcade machine surface to summon characters in-game. The first Dragon Ball Heroes machine de...

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The worldwide popularity of the Dragon Ball franchise sparked a cult-like following that ultimately gave rise to a plethora of releases of Dragon Ball hoodies, t-shirts, clothing, and collectibles. While Dragon Ball collectible card games and action figures continue to be high-ea...

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The Dragon Ball franchise has made a huge earning off merchandise, including (but not limited to) action figures, official cosplay pieces and costumes of the series’ most notable characters, Goku and Dragon Ball toys, the series’ collectable card game, and hundreds of hoodies, t-...

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Akira Toriyama is an award-winning Japanese manga artist and character designer. His first breakthrough came with the massively successful Dr. Slump manga serialized in Shonen Jump magazine from 1980 to 1984. His most renowned (and still ongoing) work with the Dragon Ball series....

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Created by Akira Toriyama in 1983 to continue working on the hugely successful hit manga Dr. Slump, Bird Studio in Nagoya is a manga and design production studio responsible for creating and developing the Dragon Ball series. Toriyama’s motivation for making the studio lies in h...

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The Toei Company (formerly Tokyo Film Distribution Company) is a Japanese media company. They produce and publish film, television, and video games. Toei owns a range of facilities across Japan, including 34 theaters in Tokyo, studios in Tokyo and Kyoto, and even has shares in va...

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Masako Nozawa (born Oct 26, 1936 in Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Aoni Production and Office Nozawa who voices the protagonist Son Goku in the anime series Dragon Ball, a Saiyan sent to Earth originally to conquer and destroy, but bec...

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Ryo Horikawa (born Makato Horikawa, February 1, 1958 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor and film actor affiliated with Aslead Company. He has gone by his stage name, Ryo, which uses the kanji of his birth name, during the span of his voice acting career. He is well-known ...

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Mayumi Tanaka (born January 15, 1955 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese voice actress affiliated with Aoni Production, a Japanese talent agency. She is best known for her voice acting in the roles of ‘Krillin’ and ‘Yajirobe’ in the Dragon Ball anime series. ‘Krillin’ is one of the hu...

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Hiromi Tsuru (born March 29th, 1960 in Hokkaido, Japan, died November 16th, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan) was a Japanese actress and voice actress that was represented by and affiliated with the talent agency known as Gekidan Himawari during her career as a child actor, then Aoni Product...

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Since the amount of long-running series and movies based on the original Dragon Ball manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama is quite large, it should go as no surprise that there is a similarly impressive list of voice actors and actresses that lent their voices to all o...

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Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4D is an amusement park 4-D cinematic attraction that debuted on July 1st, 2016. Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D animation was designed using 4-D computer-generated imagery, and featured a battle between Goku and Frieza. The second attraction, also designed in...

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Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing designer, manufacturer, and retailer. The company is a subsidiary of Fast Retailing, which was originally named Ogori Shoji. Founded in Yamaguchi prefecture in 1949, Ogori Shoji was a company that owned a number of clothing stores called “Men's S...

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In 2018, global mega brand Adidas collaborated with the Dragon Ball Z series to release a collection of seven sneakers, each inspired by a character from the anime series. One of the most iconic brands teaming up with one of Japanese anime's most famed franchises meant immedi...

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Dragon Ball Multiverse (DBM) is a community website created by Dragon Ball fans to collect and provide any and all information and content related to the universe of Dragon Ball originally written by Akira Toriyama. Through this site, fans of the series can read fan-made online c...

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Since the Dragon Ball series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama has become one of the most popular works in the world, some fans write and share some fan-made stories where they let their imagination run free when regarding a specific work. These works are not made for pro...

Last updated at, 16 Mar 2020