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Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール, Doragon Bōru?) is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. The second and larger portion of the manga series was adapted into Dragon Ball Z.
The Dragon Ball anime is composed of 153 half-hour episodes and ran in Japan from February 26, 1986 - April 12, 1989. It follows the early adventures of the child version of Goku as he and his friends search the world for the seven magic Dragon Balls. Two early attempts at releasing Dragon Ball to American audiences failed. The first attempt was in the late 1980s by Harmony Gold. It featured strange name changes for nearly all the characters, such as changing Goku to Zero and Karin to Whiskers the Wonder Cat. It is not well-known, and has been referred to as "The Lost Dub" by fans. The second and more well known attempt was in 1995 with only the first 13 episodes translated and aired. This release was put out by KidMark and utilized Ocean Group for the dubbing. These original 13 episodes are still available on DVD as The Saga of Goku. After Dragon Ball Z became immensely popular on Cartoon Network, the entire series was translated by FUNimation and released in the same scheduling block as its successor on the network. The complete series ran in the US between August 20, 2001, and late 2003. Unlike the theme songs for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, FUNimation made English versions of the original Japanese opening (OP) and ending (ED) themes for these episodes and left in the original BGM, which was met with delight by most fans. However, some insert (IN) songs were removed or have dialogue dubbed over them.
Dragon Ball is known as being a much less serious anime than its successor, Dragon Ball Z, though later sagas blur the lines a bit.
EMPEROR PILAF SAGA
The Emperor Pilaf Saga (called The Saga of Goku in the KidMark dub) is the first fictional saga in the Dragon Ball manga and anime. It is in this saga that Goku and Bulma meet, and where they also meet allies Yamcha, Puar, Oolong, Chi-Chi, Master Roshi, and others. The principal villain of the saga is Emperor Pilaf and his underlings, Shuu and Mai, though technically most of the allies-to-be started out as villains.
Unlike later sagas, the first adventures are very episodical. Characters and situations are introduced and resolved in single issue/episode and they are connected only via the attempt to locate the Dragon Balls. The anime edition of this saga introduced Pilaf (and his underlings) much earlier and provided a more cohesive arc over the initial episodes. (Currently it is the only Saga of the original Dragon Ball series that has only been released uncut on DVD in Australia and New Zealand. US/Canada are still waiting for it, as Kidmark retains the rights to these episodes in North America.)
Some of the characters and situations in this first part of the Dragon Ball plot are rehashed from Akira Toriyama's Dragon Boy manga. In addition, the influence of the Chinese folk-novel Journey to the West is at its peak at this early stage.
1.Secret of the dragonballs
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