Dragon ball

Dragon ball is the first chapter of the dragon ball series.

Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール Doragon Bōru?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995; later the 519 individual chapters were published into 42 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. Dragon Ball was inspired by the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West. It follows the adventures of Son Goku from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven mystical objects 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.

 The 42 tankōbon have been adapted into two anime series produced by Toei Animation: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which together were broadcast in Japan from 1986 to 1996. Additionally, Toei has developed seventeen animated feature films and three television specials, as well as a short-lived anime sequel titled Dragon Ball GT, which takes place after the events of the manga. From 2009 to 2011, Toei broadcast a revised, faster-paced version of Dragon Ball Z under the name of Dragon Ball Kai, in which most of the original version's footage not featured in the manga was removed. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising such as a collectible trading card game, and a large number of video games.

The manga series was licensed for an English-language release in North America by Viz Media, in the United Kingdom by Gollancz Manga, and in Australia and New Zealand by Chuang Yi. The entire anime series has been licensed by Funimation Entertainment for an English-language release in the United States, although the series has not always been dubbed by the same studio. In China, a live-action film adaptation was produced in 1989. In 2002, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to produce an American-made live-action film that received a negative reception from critics and fans; the movie was released on April 10, 2009 in the United States.

Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time in both Japan and North America. The manga's 42 volumes have sold over 152 million copies in Japan and over 200 million copies worldwide. Reviewers have praised the art, characterization, and humor of the story. The anime is also highly popular in various countries, and was arguably one of the most influential in boosting the popularity of Japanese animation in Western culture.

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               Toei Animation produced an anime series based on the manga chapters, also titled Dragon Ball. The series premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on February 26, 1986 and ran until April 12, 1989, lasting 153 episodes.[4]

Harmony Gold USA licensed the series for an English-language release in the United States in 1989. In their voice dub of the series, Harmony renamed almost all of the characters, with some names appearing very odd, such as Goku being renamed "Zero." This dub version was test-marketed in several cities, but was cancelled before it could be broadcast to the general public.

In 1995, Funimation Entertainment acquired the license for the distribution of Dragon Ball in the U.S., as well as its sequel series Dragon Ball Z. Funimation contracted BLT Productions to create an English voice track for the first anime at their Canadian-based dubbing studio and the dubbed episodes were edited for content.[26] Thirteen episodes aired in first-run syndication during the fall of 1995 before Funimation cancelled the project due to low ratings, switching to working immediately on the more action-oriented Dragon Ball Z. Vidmark Entertainment (later known as Trimark Pictures) purchased the home video distribution rights for these dubbed episodes sometime after.[4] In March 2001, following the success of Dragon Ball Z on Cartoon Network, Funimation announced the return of Dragon Ball to American television, featuring a new English audio track produced at their own Texas-based dubbing studio, as well as slightly less editing, though they notably left the original background music intact unlike their dubs of the two sequel series.[26][27] The re-dubbed episodes aired on Cartoon Network from August 20, 2001 to December 1, 2003.[28] Funimation also broadcast the series on Colours TV and their own Funimation Channel starting in 2006.[29]

Funimation began releasing their in-house dub to Region 1 DVD box sets on March 18, 2003. Each box set, spanning an entire saga of the series, included the English dub track and the original Japanese audio track with optional English subtitles. However, they were unable to release the first thirteen episodes at the time, due to Lionsgate Entertainment holding the distribution rights to their original dub of the same episodes, having acquired them from Trimark after the company became defunct. After Lionsgate's license to the first thirteen episodes expired in 2009, Funimation remastered and re-released the complete Dragon Ball series to DVD in five individual season box sets, with the first set released on September 15, 2009 and the final set released on July 27, 2010.


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                     Genre Action, Martial arts, Science fantasy

                                       Manga
                     Written by- Akira Toriyama
                     Published by- Shueisha
                     English publisher- Madman entertainment, Viz media,
                                                Gollancz Manga
                     Demographic- Shōnen
                     Magazine- Weekly Shōnen Jump
                     English magazine- Shonen Jump
                     Original run December 3, 1984 – June 5, 1995
                     Volumes- 42

                                        TV anime  
                      Directed by- Minoru Okazaki,  Daisuke Nishio
                      Music by- Shunsuke Kikuchi
                      Studio- Toei Animation
                      Licensed by- FUNimation Entertainment
                      Network-  Fuji TV, Animax
                      English network- Network Ten, Cartoon network, YTV,
                                                 ANT1, GMA-7, RPN-9, CNX,
                                                 Toonami, Colours TV,
                                                 Funimation Channel,
                                                 Toonami Jetstream, KIKU
                      Original run February 26, 1986 – April 12, 1989
                      Episodes- 153


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Dragon Ball : Season One - 21.99$            

It's the greatest adventure of all time begins now! Goku may be small, but this fearless warrior packs a punch as powerful as any on the planet. Left alone after his grandfather’s death, this unusual boy is happy to spend his days hunting and eating and eating some more. But everything changes on the day he meets Bulma – a bossy, blue-haired beauty with boys on the brain. Together, they set out to track down the seven magic Dragon Balls and make the wish that will change their lives forever.
This set will contain the following 31 episodes from the Goku/Pilaf, Tournament and Red Ribbon Army Sagas.


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The Saga Of Goku/Emperor Pilaf Saga            

1. Secret of the Dragon Ball                                        
2. The Emperor's Quest                                               
3. The Nimbus Cloud Of Roshi                                 
4. Oolong the Terrible                                                                    
5. Yamcha the Desert Bandit                                       
6. Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls                                                                
7. The Ox-King on Fire Mountain                              
8. The Kamehameha Wave                                          
9. Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch                                    
10. The Dragon Balls Are Stolen                                
11. The Penalty Is Pinball                                            
12. A Wish to the Eternal Dragon                              
13. The Legend Of Goku                                             
                                                                 
Tournament Saga                                                        
14 Goku's Rival
15 Look Out for Launch
16 Find That Stone!
17 Milk Delivery
18 The Turtle Hermit Way
19 The Tournament Begins
20 Elimination Round
21 Smells Like Trouble
22 Yamcha Vs. Jackie Chun
23 Monster Beast Giran
24 Krillin's Frantic Attack!
25 Danger From Above
26 The Grand Finals
27 Number One Under The Moon
28 The Final Blow

Red Ribbon Army Saga
29 The Roaming Lake
30 Pilaf and the Mystery Force
31 Wedding Plans?



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Dragon Ball : Season Two - 21.99$                                 

The second season of the hit fantasy Dragon Ball concludes the story line involving pint-sized Emperor Pilaf and focuses on Goku's battles with the nasty officers of the Red Ribbon Army. The evil General Red wants the magic Dragon Balls to make him ruler of the world; Goku wants the Four Star Ball as a souvenir of his adoptive grandfather, who owned it....................................

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General Blue and Commander Red Sagas
32 The Flying Fortress: Vanished!
33 The Legend of a Dragon
34 Cruel General Red
35 Cold Reception
36 Major Metallitron
37 The Ninja Murasaki is Coming!
38 Five Murasakis
39 Mysterious Android No.8
40 Horrifying Buyon
41 The Fall of Muscle Tower
42 The Secret of Dr. Flappe
43 A Trip to the City
44 Master Thief, Haski
45 Danger in the Air
46 Bulma's Bad Day
47 Kame House: Found!
48 Deep Blue Sea
49 Roshi's Surprise
50 The Trap is Sprung
51 Beware of the Robot
52 The Pirate Treasure
53 Blue, Black and Blue
54 Escape From Pirate Cave
55 Penguin Village
56 Strange Visitor
57 Arale vs. Blue
58 The Land of Korin
59 The Notorious Mercenary
60 Tao Attacks!
61 Korin Tower


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Dragon Ball : Season Three - 23.49$
                                                                                               
The Red Ribbon Army continues to cast a dark shadow across the land as they inch ever closer to attaining ultimate power. Only Goku can halt their reign of terror and resurrect a fallen friend, but first he’ll have to fight for possession of the seven Dragon Balls!
To complete his quest, Goku must beat a fortune-teller at her own game; slam the door on Demon Land; tame the dread Inoshikacho, and survive a beating from a masked dead man. His journey will be filled with danger, but with each victory, Goku gains the strength needed to emerge victorious from the upcoming World Martial Arts Tournament!...................................

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62 Sacred Water
63 The Return of Goku
64 The Last of Mercenary Tao
65 Confront the Red Ribbon Army
66 A Real Bind
67 The End of Commander Red 
68 The Last Dragon Ball
69 Who is Fortuneteller Baba?        
70 We Are The Five Warriors
71 Deadly Battle
72 Goku's Turn to Fight
73 The Devilmite Beam
74 The Mysterious Fifth Man
75 The Strong Ones
76 The True Colors of the Masked Man
77 Pilaf's Tactics
78 The Eternal Dragon Rises
79 Terror and Plague
80 Goku vs. Sky Dragon
81 Goku Goes to Demon Land
82 The Rampage of InoShikaCho
83 Which Way To Papaya Island? 
84 Rivals and Arrivals
85 Preliminary Peril
86 Then There Were Eight
87 Yamcha vs. Tien
88 Yamcha's Big Break
89 Full-Moon Vengeance
90 The Dodon Wave
91 Counting Controversy!
92 Goku Enters the Ring



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Dragon Ball : Season Four - 23.99$

A new breed of evil - more powerful than anything ever experienced - is taking the world's greatest martial artists down for the count. Goku is quick to join the fight, but he's about to meet his match in the form of King Piccolo. This menacing monster has the power to pulverize the planet, and his murderous rampage will not stop until he controls the power of the seven magic Dragon Balls...........................

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Tien Shinhan Saga 
93 Tien Shinhan vs. Jacky Chun
94 Stepping Down
95 Goku vs. Krillin
96 Tail's Tale
97 Final Match: Goku vs. Tien Shinhan
98 Victory's Edge
99 Tien's Insurrection
100 The Spirit Cannon
101 The Fallen

King Piccolo Saga 
102 Enter King Piccolo
103 Tambourine Attacks!
104 Mark of the Demon
105 Here comes Yajirobe
106 Terrible Tambourine
107 Tien's Atonement
108 Goku's Revenge
109 Goku vs. King Piccolo
110 Piccolo Closes In
111 Roshi's Gambit
112 King Piccolo's Wish
113 Siege on Chow Castle
114 Conquest and Power
115 Awaken Darkness
116 A Taste of Destiny
117 The Ultimate Sacrifice
118 Prelude to Vengeance
119 Battle Cry
120 Goku Strikes Back
121 The Biggest Crisis
122 Final Showdown




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Dragon Ball : Season Five - 22.99$

In the aftermath of his epic battle with Piccolo, Goku embarks on an electrifying quest to rescue his fallen friends from the realm of the dead. His perilous journey will take him to the heights of Korin Tower – and beyond – as he searches for Kami, a mystical being with the power to resurrect Shenron and restore the magic of the seven Dragon Balls!...................................

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123 Lost and Found
124 Temple Above the Clouds
125 Earth's Guardian Emerges
126 Eternal Dragon Resurrected
127 Quicker Than Lightning
128 Secret of the Woods
129 The Time Room
130 Goku's Doll?
131 Walking Their own Ways
132 Hotter Than Lava
133 Changes
134 Preliminary Peril
135 Battle of Eight
136 Tien Shinhan vs Mercenary Tao
137 Anonymous Proposal
138 The Mysterious Hero
139 Rematch
140 Goku Gains Speed
141 The Four Faces of Tien
142 Kami vs Piccolo
143 Battle for the Future
144 Super Kamehameha
145 Junior no More
146 Goku's Trap
147 Goku Hangs On
148 The Victor
149 Dress in Flames
150 The Fire-Eater
151 Outrageous Octagon
152 Mystery Of The Dark World
153 The End, The Beginning


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Dragon Ball: Complete Collection Movie 4 Pack - 24.99

This is for the first time ever, all four action-packed Dragon Ball movies are available in one unbelievable collection. For years, Dragon Ball devotees searched high and low trying to track down these feature-length offerings of awesome, but all that is about to change. This mind-blowing Dragon Ball bonanza has everything true fans want: heroic origins, grueling training, heinous bad guys, and winner-take-all tournaments! The Dragon Ball Movie Four Pack takes fans back to the very beginning, so they can relive every legendary minute with Goku and the rest of the Dragon Ball gang.
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