Dragon Ball

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Created by:
Akira Toriyama
First Film:
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Latest Film:
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
First TV Show:
Dragon Ball
Latest TV Show:
Super Dragon Ball Heroes
First Episode Air Date:
April 26, 1989
Latest Episode:
Sean Schemmel, Laura Bailey, Brian Drummond, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil
Current Series:
Dragon Ball Super
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10 Spaciest Anime Husbandos

The spaciest anime husbandos are naive and simpleminded like Goku from the Dragon Ball franchise or clueless and sweet like MHA's Denki.

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10 Dragon Ball Characters That Changed The Most In Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball is known for a legendary cast of characters, but some of them don't truly change until the sequel series, Dragon Ball Super.

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Dragon Ball: Who is the Smartest Saiyan?

Saiyans are better known for their fighting abilities than anything else. However, there is one Saiyan who manages to stand out mentally.

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10 Dragon Ball Characters That Changed The Most In DBZ

Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball is full of rich and rewarding characters, some of which don't truly change and evolve until sequel series, Dragon Ball Z!

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Dragon Ball Super Saiyan Forms, Explained

Here's an overview of the Super Saiyan forms introduced throughout the Dragon Ball franchise, including some of their minor and obscure variants.

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FighterZ Has Great Multiplayer – But Budokai 3 Is Still The Best Dragon Ball Z Game

Dragon Ball FighterZ set the standard for Dragon Ball multiplayer fighters, but there's still a lot to love in the classic Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3.

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Why Budokai 4 Should Be The Next DBZ Game Instead Of Kakarot 2

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is still a top DBZ video game, but a new entry in the Budokai fighting series has a lot more to offer than a Kakarot sequel.

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Dragon Ball: How Old Is Goku in Every Anime Series?

Over the course of the entire Dragon Ball franchise, Goku has aged from a young child to a fully-grown adult, and here's how Goku grew up.

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Why DBZ: Kakarot's New DLC Proves That Dragon Ball: Goku Is Overdue

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's latest DLC highlights why the series that started it all deserves a game of its own.

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How This Anime Alien Race Inspired Invincible's Viltrumites

The Viltrumites from Invincible are a proud, warlike alien race, and this makes them very similar to a species from the most iconic shonen franchise.

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45 Strongest Anime Characters Of All Time, Ranked

Anime is full of strong characters, but some - like Goku, All Might, and Luffy - stand out as some of the most powerful anime characters.

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Why Goku Doesn’t Use The Dragon Balls To Wish Away The Villains

Goku never made one simple wish to defeat his enemies, and many fans wonder why.

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Goku Vs. Kratos – Who's Stronger?

Goku and Kratos both continually push the limits of the gods in their respective universes, but which one of them is really stronger?.

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The 10 Most Well-Animated Episodes Of Dragon Ball Z, Ranked

Dragon Ball Z is the franchise's most iconic entry, putting forth some incredibly animated episodes.

How to Unlock the Super Saiyan God Form in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

The Super Saiyan God skill in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 takes a little elbow grease, but it's a worthwhile skill to grind for.

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The 10 Most Well-Animated Episodes Of Dragon Ball Super, Ranked

Dragon Ball Super is the most recent entry in the franchise, and it's put forth some incredibly animated episodes.

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One-Punch Man: Saitama Is Stronger Than Goku for Very Specific Reasons

The sheer untapped power of Saitama from One-Punch Man beats Dragon Ball's Goku in terms of strength.

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Every Time Skip In The Dragon Ball Anime (In Chronological Order)

Dragon Ball goes through a few time skips throughout its run, most fast forwarding years into the future in between story arcs.

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How The Dragon Ball Super Manga is Leaving Dragon Ball GT Behind

Dragon Ball Super has rewritten Dragon Ball's continuity so much that it may no longer be possible to realign with DBZ's canon ending or GT.

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One Piece: Luffy Gear 5 Is About To Give Super Saiyan Goku a Run For Its Berries

Luffy becoming the new Joy Boy could be the modern equivalent of Goku becoming a Super Saiyan in terms of narrative significance and cultural impact.