Dragon Ball (manga)

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[ serialized in [Shonen Jump USA], serialized in [Weekly Shonen Jump] ]

Related anime:
    Cross Epoch (manga) (spinoff, crossover)
    Dragon Ball (TV) (adaptation)
      Dragon Ball Movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies (alternate retelling)
      Dragon Ball Movie 2: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (alternate retelling)
      Dragon Ball Movie 3: Mystical Adventure (alternate retelling)
      Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power (alternate retelling)
      Dragon Ball: Goku's Fire Fighting Regiment (special) (spinoff)
      Gokū no Kōtsū Anzen (special) (side story)
    Dragon Ball Z (TV) (adaptation)
      Dragon Ball GT (TV) (sequel)
        Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy (special) (sequel)
      Dragon Ball Z Kai (TV) (compilation)
      Dragon Ball Z Kai (TV 2) (compilation)
      Dragon Ball Z Movie 1: Dead Zone
        Dragon Ball Z Movie 2: The World's Strongest
          Dragon Ball Z Movie 3: The Tree of Might
            Dragon Ball Z Movie 4: Lord Slug
              Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge
                Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler (sequel)
                  Dragon Ball Z Movie 7: Super Android 13
                    Dragon Ball Z Movie 8: The Legendary Super Saiyan
                      Dragon Ball Z Movie 9: Bojack Unbound
                        Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Broly - Second Coming (sequel)
                          Dragon Ball Z Movie 11: Bio-Broly (sequel)
                            Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fusion Reborn
                              Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Wrath of the Dragon
      Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku (prequel)
        Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (manga) (spinoff)
          Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (special) (adaptation)
      Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks
      Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (movie)
      Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin (OAV)
        Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans (OAV) (remake)
      Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son Goku and Friends!! (ONA) (sequel)
      Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Chō Collaboration Special!!
    Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins (live-action movie) (adaptation)
    Dragonball: Evolution (live-action movie) (adaptation)
    Neko Majin Z (manga) (spinoff)

Alternative title:
Dragonball
Жемчуг дракона (Russian)
ドラゴンボール (Japanese)
七龍珠 (Chinese (Taiwan))
七龙珠 (Chinese (PRC))
龍珠 (Chinese (Hong Kong))
드래곤 볼 완전판 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
Bulma is a girl in search of the seven mystical Dragonballs who is told that that, when brought together, can grant any wish. Son Goku is a strange boy with a tail who lives in the woods and is the owner of one of the Dragonballs. The two cross paths and a grand adventure begins, on the way meeting a cast of characters such as a desert bandit, Yamucha; the transforming pig, Oolong; and the great martial master of Kame-Sennin, Muten Roshi. The story starts off based on the traditional Chinese folktale 'Journey to the West.' This series also includes what is known in the United States as 'Dragonball Z.'
Dragon Ball follows the adventures of Son Goku from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven mystical orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which can summon a wish-granting Dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls for their own desires which also includes foes from other planet.
User Ratings: 727 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 140 votes (Eng:78, sub:26, dub:16, raw:5, ?:3, raw:1, others:11
2 German
1 Portuguese
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian
1 German edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Indonesian
1 French
)
 Excellent: 177 votes (Eng:81, sub:37, dub:22, raw:6, ?:5, raw:2, others:24
5 German
4 Portuguese subtitled
3 French
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Portuguese
1 Lithuanian
1 German subtitled
1 Swedish
1 Spanish
1 Dutch
)
 Very good: 164 votes (Eng:90, sub:20, dub:15, ?:13, raw:4, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:20
2 Swedish dubbed
2 Swedish subtitled
2 Danish
2 French
2 Spanish
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Indonesia
1 Korean
1 French dubbed
1 Dutch
1 French edited dub
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Italian
)
 Good: 132 votes (Eng:76, sub:20, dub:12, ?:6, edit.dub:1, others:17
2 French
2 Swedish
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Swedish subtitled
2 Danish
1 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 German
1 Swedish dubbed
1 Spanish
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French edited dub
)
 Decent: 57 votes (Eng:23, dub:12, sub:9, ?:3, others:10
2 Swedish subtitled
2 Swedish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Dutch
1 French
1 Swedish
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese
)
 So-so: 28 votes (Eng:10, dub:5, ?:5, sub:3, edit.dub:1, others:4
2 Swedish
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (Eng:3, ?:2, sub:2, dub:1, others:4
1 Danish
1 Swedish
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Weak: 9 votes (Eng:4, sub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Swedish
)
 Bad: 3 votes (?:1, Eng:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, others:1
1 Swedish
)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1817 users, rank: #15 (of 4407)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.970 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.725, rank: #1243 (of 4425)
Weighted mean: 7.876 (Very good), rank: #1166 (of 4425) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.47 / won't finish: 6.17)
Bayesian estimate: 7.876 (Very good), rank: #604 (of 2766)
Number of tankoubon: 42
Number of pages: 180
Volumes:
#01. Son Goku and Friends
#02. Critical Moment for the Dragon Balls
#03. The Tenkaichi Budoukai Begins!!
#04. The Grand Finals
#04. The Red Ribbon Army
#05. The Terror of Muscle Tower
#06. Bulma's Big Mistake!!
#07. General Blue's Pursuit!!
#08. Son Goku's Assault
#09. When Worried, See Uranai Baba
#10. The Twenty-Second Tenkaichi Budoukai
#11. The World's Greatest Super Battle!!
#12. The Terror of Piccolo Daimaou!
#13. Son Goku's Counterattack!?
#14. Actions Like Always
#15. A Herd of Superpowers Standing Their Ground
#16. Dragon and Tiger Mutually Strike!
#16. Goku vs. Piccolo
#17. A Never Before Seen Terror
#17. Worlds Greatest Team
#18. Son Gohan and Piccolo Daimaou
#19. Earth vs. The Saiyans
#19. Hurry, Son Goku!
#20. A Fateful Super Decisive Battle!!
#20. Goku vs. Vegeta
#21. Dragon Balls In Space
#21. Go For It! The Planet Namek
#22. The Namekians' Resistance
#23. The Terrible Ginyu Special-Squad
#24. Goku or Ginyu!?
#25. Freeza's Super Transformation!!
#26. Son Goku...Revived!!
#27. The Legendary Super Saiyan
#28. The Boy From the Future
#29. Goku, Defeated!
#30. Evil Premonition
#31. Cell Creeps Along
#32. Cell's Perfect Form Achieved!!
#33. The Cell Games Begin
#34. The Warrior Who Surpassed Goku
#35. Goodbye, Warriors
#36. Birth of a New Hero!!
#37. The Plan Begins Moving
#38. The Fated Showdown: Son Goku vs Vegeta
#39. Farewell, Prideful Warrior
#40. The Earthlings' Last Secret Weapon!!
#41. Do Your Best, Super Gotenks
#42. Bye Bye Dragon World
Chapter titles: We have 519
Vintage:
1984 to 1995 (Shonen Jump Japan 1984 No.51 to 1995 No.25)
2000-06-15 to 2003-09-10 (Sweden)
2000-09 to 2006-06-06 (North America)
2001 to 2003-05 (Polish Volumes 1 - 42)
2001 to 2003-06-11 (México)
2001-03 (Brazil - 1st Edition)
2002-12-03 to 2005-03-01 (Serialization in Shonen Jump USA)
2003-04-01 to 2007-02-03 (Finland)
2005 (Brazil - Kanzenban)
Release dates: We have 535
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 5
Comment:
On December 4, 2002 Shueisha and Bird Studios commenced the release of the first two volumes of Dragon Ball "Kanzenban". A re-release of the series which would feature new cover art by Akira Toriyama, more chapters per volume (resulting in only 34 volumes as opposed to the original 42), and a new ending by Akira Toriyama.
One of the greatest Manga franchises ever created, Dragonball has had an Anime TV series daptation (and sequels) and several movie adaptations. It has also been translated into many languages and is extremely popular around the world.
Unlike the North American adaptation and the Anime, there was never a Dragonball Z Manga. The events of the Dragonball Z TV series follow the events of the Manga as of aproximately volume 17 (Dragonball GT and the movies are original stories that do not follow the Manga).
The North American Serialization of "Dragon Ball Z" in the US version of Shonen Jump started in the middle of the series, at the Cyborg Saga.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Akira Toriyama

Editing:
Fuyuto Takeda (1992-1995)
Kazuhiko Torishima (1985-1989)
Yū Kondō (1989-1992)
(none)
Japanese companies
Production: Bird Studio
Publisher: Shueisha
English staff
English cast
Adaptation: Gerard Jones
Associate Managing Editor: Albert Totten
Cover Design:
Hidemi Sahara
Sean Lee
Director of Sales and Marketing:
Dallas Middaugh
Satoru Fujii
Editing: Trish Ledoux
Editor-in-Chief: Hyoe Narita
Editorial Assistant: Robert McCarthy
Graphic Design: Sean Lee
Lettering: Wayne Truman
Managing Editor: Annette Roman
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Senior Editor: Jason Thompson
Touch-up Art: Wayne Truman
VP of Sales & Marketing: Rick Bauer
(none)
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Licensed by: Viz Media
Publisher: Gollancz Manga (UK)
French staff
French companies
(none)
Licensed by: Glenat (France)
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation:
Brenda Nava (Mexico)
Geni Bigas (Spain, 2006)
Helena Jürgens (Catalan ed.)

Assistant: Salvador Santacruz (Spain, 2006)
Correction:
Julia Esther Espinoza (Mexico)
Lucero Bladinières (Mexico)
Toni Guiral (Spain, 2006)
Verónica Bellver (Mexico)
Digital Edition:
América Zarazúa (Mexico)
Guillermina Salazar (Mexico)
Leonel Montoya (Mexico)
Olivia Melesio (Mexico)
Oralia Cortés (Mexico)
Paulina Villada (Mexico)
Salvador Sánchez (Mexico)
Sergio Gutiérrez (Mexico)
Editing:
Annabel Espada (Spain, 2006)
Cristina De Avilés (Spain, 2006)
Encarna Castillo (Spain, 2006)
Editorial Director: Jaime Rodriguez (Spain, 2006)
Graphic Design:
Gerard F. Muntó (Spain, 2006)
Rut Serrano (Spain, 2006)
Graphics: Rosa Rigau (Spain, 2006)
Lettering: Eduard Solé (Spain, 2006)
Production Assistant:
Carlo Angie Núñez (Mexico)
Erick Salomón Animas Pérez (Mexico)
Pedro A. Infante Román (Mexico)
(none)
Spanish companies
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Italian cast
(none)
German cast
German staff
(none)
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
(none)
Dutch companies
Publisher: Glénat Benelux
Translation: Studio de Raaf
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Publisher: Comix-ART
Russian cast
(none)
Danish cast
Danish staff
Translation: John Lysmand
(none)
Danish companies
Publisher: Carlsen
Polish staff
Polish cast
Translation: Rafal Rzepka
(none)
Polish companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation:
Drik Sada (vol 1, 4 + / kanzenban)
Suara Bastos (vol 2 / kanzenban)
Vinícius Chamas (vol 2 and 3 / kanzenban)
Yumi Garcia dos Santos (vol 3 ~ 5 / kanzenban)

Cover:
Diego Aguilar (vol 12 / kanzenban)
Vítor Novaes (vol 1 ~ 11 / kanzenban)
Edition:
Jae HW (vol 8 + / kanzenban)
Lucas Carrasco (vol 8 / kanzenban)
Editor-in-Chief:
Cassius Medauar (DB and DBZ start only)
Sidney Gusman (DB and DBZ start only)
Lettering:
Ayala Junior (vol 7 and 8 / kanzenban)
Evandro Pimentel (vol 10 and 11 / kanzenban)
Lilian Mitsunaga (vol 1, 4, 6 / kanzenban)
Luciano Marques (vol 2 and 3 / kanzenban)
Nei Oliveira (vol 5, 7 / kanzenban)
Roberto Freitas (vol 12 / kanzenban)
(none)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: Conrad (Brazil)
Swedish cast
Swedish staff
(none)
Swedish companies
Publisher: Bonnier Carlsen
Chinese (PRC) staff
Chinese (PRC) companies
(none)
Chinese (PRC) cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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