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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 / ... 131 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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Details

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 1986 dub of Dragon Ball, Goku was renamed as 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

Colonel Silver: Good afternoon! You'll have to excuse the temper of my men; they've been traveling all day and it's left them a bit... irritable.
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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 »

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

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

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One of the best shows on TV
10 January 2010 | by chaching259See all my reviews

I just finished watching this series, and I have to say this is one of the best shows on television.

Dragon Ball is considered a prequel of the more famous Dragon Ball Z, but I have to say that after watching it, Dragon Ball stands as a legitimate show on its own. It is a much better counterpart to DBZ than GT is. It may seem a bit childish at the beginning, but the show matures as the characters do as well. The show is funny too.

Compared with Z, Dragon Ball is more about the basics of fighting while Z harnesses advanced techniques. Overall I would say the fighting in Dragon Ball is actually better than Z while the plot in Z is better than Dragon Ball (though this is not to say that either are bad in anyway)

I highly recommend watching it and see the excitement of Goku's journey.

Take a look!


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