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Dragon Ball  
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Dragon Ball follows the adventures of 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. Along the way becoming the strongest warrior in the universe.


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Associated Names
Dragon Ball Z

Groups Scanlating
Colour Dragon Ball Project
Fighting Dreamers Scanlations

Latest Release(s)
v.34 c.504 by Z Quality Scans (44d ago)
v.33 c.503 + Extras by Z Quality Scans (48d ago)
v.33 c.502 by Z Quality Scans (66d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
42 Tankoubon Volumes (Complete)
34 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)
8 Full Color Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Dragon Ball); Vol 17, Chap 195 (Dragon Ball Z)
Ends at Vol 17, Chap 194 (Dragon Ball); Vol 42, Chap 519 (Dragon Ball Z)

User Reviews
Dragonball by Wellzy4eva
Dragon Ball by Rashid

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1128 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
 36% (409 votes)
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Last Updated
February 1st 2016, 9:33pm PST

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Original Publisher
Shueisha (1985; 2002; 2013)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (42 Volumes & 14 Omnibuses - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #743 increased(+198)
Monthly Pos #1225 increased(+144)
3 Month Pos #1209 decreased(-76)
6 Month Pos #1279 decreased(-454)

List Stats
On 842 reading lists
On 386 wish lists
On 2638 completed lists
On 116 unfinished lists
On 286 custom lists

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Forum Posts
When does it get serious? 285 days, 15 hours, 5 minutes ago
The "Z" is DBZ 303 days, 20 hours, 39 minutes ago
new short dragon ball manga 351 days, 4 hours, 15 minutes ago
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins 707 days, 7 hours, 5 minutes ago
Favorite form of Gohan? 896 days, 16 hours, 52 minutes ago

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This series had 17 volumes (in my opinion)   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Nins_Leprechaun
March 3rd, 2008, 4:27am
Well, I like to think the real dragon ball manga stopped half way through volume 17, when the manga became dragon ball Z. Up to this point the manga is nothing short of classic. I'd rather not talk about what happens after volume 17 however, because although it is a decent fighting manga, it really can't hold a candle to what it was before hand.
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by systeqcs
January 13th, 2008, 4:05pm
when i was like 6-8 years i saw it the first time,and it was love at first sight.
i grew up with the search for the dragonballs...and yes, the moment the plot changed the love was gone...nevertheless it is simply the best manga out there.
thanks,akira toriyama for enriching my youth
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by anime_lover122488
December 11th, 2007, 11:16pm
I bet there aren't many people who haven't heard of this series, really. Heck, I even bet that this manga is one of the first manga many people read. I can still reminiscence the good old days of my childhood with fondness, how excited i got as I read this series, and acting/playing db with kamehamehas with friend (haha) . Well, in today's standards, it might not be so great, but it's classic value is definitely noteworthy, and thus a 9.
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by PoshSam
November 30th, 2007, 5:34am
dragonball i have to say started out good,the characters were fairly interesting,but after a while it becomes a boring fest for no reason.
the fact that looking for dragonballs seem to drag on forever,and at times,it seems to forget that there are dragonballs to be taken and...honestly,this is just one of those that i'd just rather not read.
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One of the greatest ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GGpX
August 7th, 2007, 6:30pm
Regardless of what you may think of the eternal power-ups in Dragon Ball, this is still one of the greatest and most popular mangas of all time.

It revolutionized mangas.
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Dragon Ball/Z is one of a kind ~~~   
Rating: N/A
by torrentchan
June 20th, 2007, 3:37pm
The Dragon Ball filled me with hahahaha and many lol. Truly a fantastic read!

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The Dragon Ball Z excite me to know what happened to our lovely heros and sub-characters. Introduction to Gohan, Dende, and other characters really open a new feeling to me. Though the down part of DBZ is the fact that it revolves around "looking the stronger fighter to battle since i have saiyan blood in me and thirst for a great whacking", really made me turn the other way...almost.

I adore Gohan, he is my favie. Though his geekiness in the future really make my jaw drop. The Gohan fighter really suits him better, than a geek with GLASSES >_< Mind me, glasses is ok, but this is GOHAN, you know, the cute funny lovable and yet reliable Gohan turned to the glasses for comfort T_T Videl may be my next favie. I enjoy the Anime when it comes to these two. I enjoy the manga when it comes to the plot line and characters developing and no unnecessarily parts.
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first love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chickenwing123
March 29th, 2007, 7:16pm
first manga love (??) ;P
Couldn't get enough of this
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a clasic   
Rating: N/A
by Nayr Exoto
February 28th, 2007, 8:44pm
this is a must read seris
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One of the best classic   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sole
February 9th, 2007, 12:36pm
If manga is about bizarre actions/fighting, and out of the world dramatic plot, dragonball was one with great influences in those aspects, dragonball started as a comedy/action kind of story, but once goku becomes a father, it turned into an action filled story, though repetitive and predictable, they were really fun.

The character designs, I gotta admit, were pretty creative and unique, especially the idea of super saiyan, and the 3 different forms of freeza, different creatures and ideas.

However the plot gets really repetitive as it continues, during the cell saga, Toriyama Akira (and his team) became really lazy in terms of plot, character design and art, you can tell from his out of proportion characters during some scenes, sketchy lines, and his random not so funny comedy in the last arc of the series, my guess would be that Akira Toriyama continued the series only because of the really big fanbase.

However, the anime, starting from dbz, is inferior compared to the manga, because of the totally useless fillers and boring action scenes (with fillers).

... Last updated on February 9th, 2007, 12:37pm
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I'm weird   
Rating: N/A
by deathbypenguin
January 22nd, 2007, 10:41pm
I must be abnormal, because, quite frankly, I really hate this manga.
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