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 »
Reviews
Popularity
1,857 ( 131)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2003   2002   2001   1995  
Top Rated TV #155 | See the Top Rated TV as rated by our users.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

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.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Jôji Yanami, Kyle Hebert, Masako Nozawa
Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009–2015)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In February of 2009, Toei Animation announced that as an honor to 20 years of Dragon Ball Z, they will begin the production of a renewed DragonBall Z, named Dragon Ball Kai. This new anime ... See full summary »

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Mayumi Tanaka
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After Goku is made a kid again by the Black Star Dragon Balls, he goes on a journey to get back to his old self.

Stars: Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler, Masako Nozawa
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Masakazu Morita
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Z-Fighters must contend with Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, but only a God can fight a God, and none of them are Gods. However with the creation of the Super Saiyan God, will the Z-Fighters be able to defeat Lord Beerus?

Director: Masahiro Hosoda
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Hiromi Tsuru, Ryô Horikawa
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mysterious being named Hoy arrives on Earth and asks the Z Warriors to use the dragon balls to help him release Tapion. Tapion, an ancient warrior imprisoned in a music box, and Hoy needs... See full summary »

Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Takeshi Kusao, Mayumi Tanaka
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.

Director: Tadayoshi Yamamuro
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Hiromi Tsuru
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The universe is thrown into dimensional chaos as the dead come back to life. Now Goku and Vegeta must track down the cause of this uproar.

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa, Takeshi Kusao
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal... See full summary »

Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Stars: Bin Shimada, Masako Nozawa, Ryô Horikawa
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The death of Dr. Gero at the hands of Androids 17 and 18 prompts the activation of Androids 13, 14, and 15. They try to kill Goku, who fights them with the help of Trunks, Piccolo, Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan.

Director: Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Mayumi Tanaka
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Brice Armstrong ...
 Narrator / ... 153 episodes, 1995-2003
Steve Olson ...
...
Zoe Slusar ...
 Goku (Blue Water dub) / ... 132 episodes, 1995-2003
...
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Leda Davies ...
...
Monika Antonelli ...
...
 Yamcha (Blue Water dub) / ... 102 episodes, 1995-2003
Chris Simms ...
 Puar (Blue Water dub) 101 episodes, 1995-2003
Bradford Jackson ...
 Oolong / ... 100 episodes, 1995-2003
Mike Thiessen ...
 Krillin (Blue Water dub) / ... 88 episodes, 2001-2003
Laurie Steele ...
...
...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The big showdown with Piccolo!


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dragonball  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 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!
See more »

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 »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Fukkatsu no 'F' (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Very good start for one of the best series ever
29 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

When the 1st episode of Dragon Ball kicks in, no one would even imagine where this is going to lead. That single episode led to near 500 episodes divided into 3 series, about 20 OAVs, real-life movies (one of them still being produced), hella-long mangas, mass hysteria when it ended, fan fictions all around, rumors about a new series that never arrived, several videogames and gadgets... did I forget something? Probably. Dragon Ball is what brought animes outside of Japan to the mainstream. And it did deservedly, as Dragon Ball, as a whole, is one of the best series ever made.

But let's focus on Dragon Ball, the famous prequel to the even more known Dragon Ball Z. Forget the extreme sci-fi from Z. Forget the huge muscles (well, do not, just imagine them smaller), put in loads of humor, and you get Dragon Ball, the first series. The story is funny, but smart and thrilling, and despite the obvious ending of all the parts, there's still some thrill to be had - mostly with the typical superhero scene where you wonder "How will they get out of this?" even if you know for sure they WILL get out of that. The characters are hilarious, but given the impressive amount of them, you'd better not start loving too many of them, because there could pass dozens of episodes without seeing certain people. This is quite a flaw in the Dragon Ball formula, in fact the power levels of the characters raise so fast that someone who appears to be the strongest person on the world, will be beaten by half of the cast about 50 episodes later.

The drawing style is very typical and good, although sometimes it's a little flawed - nothing bad though. Another flaw is that some sagas inside the story are quite boring - the last episodes are quite a filler that do not inflict the later storyline in any way, so it could have been avoided, and cut at the last fight. Otherwise, Dragon Ball all things considered is epic. You might watch it today and think "What's the fuss all about?" - you might not get it with today's eyes. But believe me, this thing was huge, and I could re-watch it anytime. And it leads to Dragon Ball Z, which is one of the best TV-shows ever made.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

What Is Katee Sackhoff Watching?

Katee Sackhoff shares her Watchlist and love for the CW drama "Reign" with "The IMDb Show." Plus, we take a look at the top 10 TV Shows of 2017.

Watch now