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Dragon Ball  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
Жемчуг дракона
ドラゴンボール
7 Viên Ngọc Rồng
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball Z
Dragonball

Groups Scanlating
Colour Dragon Ball Project
DBRemastered
Fighting Dreamers Scanlations
GMscans
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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.136 by HAO (1d ago)
v.32 c.472 by Z Quality Scans (24d ago)
v.32 c.471v2 by Z Quality Scans (30d 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?
Yes

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

Forum
14 topics, 459 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1027 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
10
 37% (378 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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Last Updated
July 16th 2014, 11:22pm PST

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Year
1984

Original Publisher
Shueisha (1985; 2002; 2013)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #352 increased(+209)
Monthly Pos #764 decreased(-50)
3 Month Pos #498 decreased(-85)
6 Month Pos #440 decreased(-273)

List Stats
On 764 reading lists
On 339 wish lists
On 2345 completed lists
On 96 unfinished lists
On 245 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins 139 days, 21 hours, 14 minutes ago
Favorite form of Gohan? 329 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes ago
Dragon Universe Discussion 910 days, 6 hours, 37 minutes ago
Dragon Ball SD 1 1322 days, 6 hours, 53 minutes ago
Akira Toriyama is writing brand new Dragon Ball chapters 1322 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes ago

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Reviewed   
Rating: N/A
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 ~~~   
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by torrentchan
June 20th, 2007, 3:37pm
The Dragon Ball filled me with hahahaha and many lol. Truly a fantastic read!

[color=red][edit by mod, SPOILERS!!!!!!]
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   
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by deathbypenguin
January 22nd, 2007, 10:41pm
I must be abnormal, because, quite frankly, I really hate this manga.
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Classic Material   
Rating: N/A
by JSW
November 2nd, 2006, 4:58pm
If we're talking about Dragonball, then it's definetly a 10, but if we're talking about DBZ and DB GT then it's a whole other story.
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Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by traziemykel
October 8th, 2006, 4:10pm
what should i say?
a great manga... my all time favorite anime..
manga and anime is almost 100% identical...
not like other anime and manga...lol
anywaiz.. u get what i mean....
this a a great manga.. you wont get bored..
MMmmmm a must read manga ....
^^
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Ka-Me-Ha-Me-HAAA!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ff7799
September 22nd, 2006, 6:09am
The best manga ever inspired to many other ones this is one of the most action packed most adventures and everything!!
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