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Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Fuji TV 1986

Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever. See how Goku met his life long friends Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, Master Roshi and more. And see his adventures as a boy, all leading up to Dragonball Z and later Dragonball GT.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball - S5E27

#1 - Secret of the Woods


Season 5 - Episode 27

Continuing his training, Goku follows Popo's instruction and enters the deep, dark woods. While searching for a worthy sparring partner, Goku stumbles across a surprising discovery hidden deep within the secluded labyrinth and finds help a most unexpected way!

The episode was rated from 124 votes.

Dragon Ball - S5E26

#2 - Quicker Than Lightning


Season 5 - Episode 26

Goku's first task under his new teacher is a death-defying mission to the top of Mount Rumble to fetch the legendary Sacred Crown. But the mystical artifact has a deadly secret! Goku will have to be quicker than lightning to accomplish this task alive!

The episode was rated from 121 votes.

Dragon Ball - S6E7

#3 - Rematch


Season 6 - Episode 7

Hero starts by acting like a crazy man, however, Yamcha scratches to stay in the ring as Hero reveals his true abilityand identity. Goku and Tien Shinhan must fight one another in a friendly rematch to claim the last remaining spot for the semi-finals.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Dragon Ball - S6E21

#4 - The End, The Beginning


Season 6 - Episode 21

Goku and Chi Chi must travel to Mt. Five Elements in a last ditch effort to save her father, the Ox King, from the deadly magical flames, which threaten to consume his kingdom. Before Goku can complete his quest, he must fan the flames of Fate and hope he doesn't get burned!

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Dragon Ball - S4E12

#5 - Goku vs. Sky Dragon


Season 4 - Episode 12

Goku makes an enduring journey to challenge Master Chin. Chin is busy fending off Rising Dragon and his two men. Before Rising Dragon can begin a fight, his brother Sky Dragon stops him. Chin's agrees to workout with Goku, his son Shoken getting worried. Goku finds Chin has been in weak health lately and learns from him about the King's Tournament. Goku manages to get medicine for Chin, managing to avoid conflict with the Dragon brothers. Sky Dragon spends his time terrifying his students. Goku volunteers to take Chin's place in the King's Tournament. Jealous Shoken spikes Goku's breakfast. At the tournament Goku battles Sky Dragon as the laxative kicks in Goku, but he resists the effect and beats Sky Dragon. The Dragon brothers and students join Chin's teachings and Goku resumes his journey.

The episode was rated from 121 votes.

#6 - Terrible Tambourine
Season 5 - Episode 5

Tambourine continues his seek-and-slaughter campagign of Martial Artists as he sets his sight on victom number eight! Yamcha! Master Roshi takes Tien and Chiaotzu on a cross-country race for the Dragon Balls. As they try to stay ahead of the competion, King Piccolo and his dastardly horde. Meanwhile Goku attempts to persuade mountain-boy Yajirobe to hand over his Dragon Ball to help save Krillin!

The episode was rated from 112 votes.
#7 - The Fallen
Season 4 - Episode 33

Having barely escaped the devastating tri-beam attack, Goku and Tien are now high above the stadium. Goku's surprise use of the Kamehameha Wave leaves both fighters helplessly falling and, with the ring destroyed, the first one to hit the ground loses. Due to a collision with a truck, Goku hits the ground first and Tien is declared the winner. As former rivals become friends and celebrate a well fought tournament, a mysterious enemy's attack steals a friend's life.

The episode was rated from 102 votes.
#8 - The Spirit Cannon
Season 4 - Episode 32

With his surprising multi-armed technique, Tien launches a furious assault on Goku. He seems to have the advantage, but Goku's tail proves to be more trouble than expected and Goku breaks free. As the fight ensues, Tien grows desperate enough to unleash the Tri-Beam Cannon, a powerful attack that could destroy them both!

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
#9 - Tien's Insurrection
Season 4 - Episode 31

Goku and Tien's power and technique seem to be amazingly equal, but a dramatic turn of events enrages Tien to a new level of focus and determination. Only one outcome will satisfy the proud Tien as he unveils a sinister new attack! How can Goku survive against this monstrous new Tien?

The episode was rated from 100 votes.
#10 - Earth's Guardian Emerges
Season 5 - Episode 24

Goku cannot defeat Mr. Popo, and thus, cannot see Kami! Goku decides to be trained by Popo. Kami eventually does reveal himself, and Goku is shocked to see he looks just like Piccolo(the logic!)! Kami tells Goku of how he split his good self from his bad in order to take the throne of Kami-sama, but because of it, Piccolo was created. Kami tells Goku that he can't bring the dead back to life... but Shenron can. He will be able to bring Shenron back to life to restore everyone.

The episode was rated from 116 votes.

Last updated: sep 16, 2021



Don't bother with the dubbed versions - stick with the original script and the subtitles!


Well after seeing every episode I honestly believe DB is extremely underrated. Goku's innocence and ignorance gives the series a magnificent charm. I really love the fact the this series actually has a stronger focus on the sense of adventure rather than being focused on the fights that this franchise eventually came to be known for. Seeing characters that eventually fade into unimportance in DBZ actually be relevant and reliable makes DB feel unique when compared to the future series that spawned after. I was actually shocked at the number of appearances Great Ape Goku makes, I was expecting it to be more but eh I'm not complaining. The adult humor in the show is an amazing unexpected surprise. Unexpected because DB is way more lighthearted than DBZ, some of the jokes probably wouldn't even be around if it was a modern day show.


Where is original Dragon Ball? The japanese original version, not the english one, cut and dubbed? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088509 I have never seen the english version, only the japanese and latinamerican.


Not as many people watched this show compared to DBZ, but I think this show is just as good as DBZ. It has a less serious and more comedic tone. It’s great to watch the characters that got pushed aside in DBZ such as Tien and Roshi get treated as serious threats to Goku.


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Love Dragon ball )

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