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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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The big showdown with Piccolo!


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Anonymous RRA Soldier: So then an accountant tells me they'll have to take it out of my next pay check and I'm just like, "Wait a minute, man! The ribbon should come *with* the uniform! Free! End of discussion!"
Anonymous RRA Soldier #2: At least you didn't let him walk on ya.
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Anonymous RRA Soldier #2: A Dragonball just hit your head!
Anonymous RRA Soldier: ...Huh?
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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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One Hell of a show!
15 December 2008 | by halobluecatSee 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.

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