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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
ドラゴンボール
7 Viên Ngọc Rồng
Dragon Ball Z
Dragonball

Groups Scanlating
Colour Dragon Ball Project
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Latest Release(s)
v.34 c.504 by Z Quality Scans (213d ago)
v.33 c.503 + Extras by Z Quality Scans (217d ago)
v.33 c.502 by Z Quality Scans (235d 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
16 topics, 470 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1160 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
10
 36% (412 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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5+
 2% (28 votes)
4+
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Last Updated
April 22nd 2016, 5:26am PST

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Year
1984

Original Publisher
Shueisha (1985; 2002; 2013)

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #720 increased(+189)
Monthly Pos #1250 increased(+174)
3 Month Pos #1632 increased(+9)
6 Month Pos #1710 decreased(-143)

List Stats
On 839 reading lists
On 395 wish lists
On 2698 completed lists
On 119 unfinished lists
On 287 custom lists

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Forum Posts
The "Z" is DBZ 124 days, 9 hours, 2 minutes ago
When does it get serious? 454 days, 7 hours, 31 minutes ago
new short dragon ball manga 519 days, 20 hours, 40 minutes ago
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins 875 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes ago
Favorite form of Gohan? 1065 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes ago

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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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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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First Part a Classic   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by shounen_lover
August 23rd, 2006, 11:09am
Okay, volumes 1-17 (not sure) when goku is still a child, like said in the post right below me, was great. The Red Ribbon Army thing and everything was truly the greatest. The search for the Dragon Balls was also great. But then came when Goku became a father. I'll have to admit that the Saiyan arc and Frieza arc were barely good, although the timing during the final fight with Frieza was somewhat bad. This was due to the fact that they wanted the Dragonballs. After that, it was all fight the bad guy, win a tournament, useless stuff. The first part definitely gets an 8, but the second part gets a 6 (a 5 if this hadn't been one of the first mangas I've read and a favorite until I found different ones).
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humm   
Rating: N/A
by baK4rang3rX8
July 31st, 2006, 4:57pm
the first 15ish vol when son goku is still a child is almost great...
then something happens
it went from fun adventures in a magical world
to a boring LETS FIGHT A NEW SUPER STRONG MONSTER thing
so when raditz come along in volume 17 or 18 something it went poo
but with those first ...great... 15 volumes in mind i still think its a half good manga
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complement girl   
Rating: N/A
by dragon ball
July 21st, 2006, 6:09pm
i cant rate this it good so it hard to say anyway it a good manga anyone who hasent read it. should!!!!!!!!^^ ^^.G*O*O*D*B*Y*E!!! ^^.
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fc gbfh   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
July 6th, 2006, 9:37am
tha best manga ever
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