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Dragon Ball is a shounen manga and anime about the adventures of Son Goku and his companions, who use martial arts to defend Earth against all kinds of villains: intergalactic space fighters and conquerors, unnaturally powerful androids and near-indestructible magical creatures.

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Has Dragon Ball Super Broly changed the original Dragon Ball story?

In the new upcoming movie Dragon Ball Super movie it doesnt seem Goku is the same age than it was when Grandpa Gohan found him in the anime series. Plus he wasnt using an armor in the anime. Some ...
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How long before the events of Dragon Ball were the balls last used?

Several lines of dialogue in the first few episodes of Dragon Ball indicate that the balls have not been activated in several years, such as Roshi being unaware of their power, one of the balls being ...
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All Supreme Kais died except Eastern Supreme Kai. Why new ones were not chosen?

Only Eastern Supreme Kai is left, why he does all the job? There's supposed to be 4 Supreme Kais and 1 Grand Kai
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Does Jesus Christ exist in the Dragon Ball universe?

In episode 70 of the original Dragon Ball series, Krillin fights one of Fortuneteller Baba's minions, who is a vampire. After he's defeated, Oopa and Puar jump in, and they manage to defeat him. To ...
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What was the original idea for the origin of Goku (if there was)?

I believe that Toriyama didn't have on start in its mind the idea of Goku's origin being that of a saiyajin alien or even something similar, it doesn't match at all with the concepts shown in the ...
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Why Jackie Chan is on Dragon Ball?

In episode 21 of Dragon Ball, an old warrior called Jackie Chan (a fake name for master Roushi) was introduced. Dragon Ball is from 1985 and this is one of the earliest episodes, was Jackie Chan even ...
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What is the BGM where Pilaf starts escaping from the fortress in episode 32?

You can hear it in episode #032, "The Flying Fortress Vanished" at around 16:17. It starts at the scene when Pilaf and his servants start escaping (as they start running out the room). You will notice ...
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From which series should I start watching Dragon Ball?

I know that Dragon Ball is a very long saga. Which series should I start with? Is there any of the new ones the reboot of the old ones? If I start with Dragon Ball Super, will it be continuing the ...
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Where are the more powerful characters during the Tournament of Power?

In the Tournament of Power, why does Goku's team have Roshi, Krillin, Tien, etc. in it, even though most characters are much more powerful? Where are Broly, Goten, Trunks, Majin Buu?
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Is a double fusion possible?

We know that there are 2 possible ways of performing a fusion. Potara earrings Fusion dance Is it possible to combine these 2? For example we have 4 individuals. They form 2 pairs which are ...
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The Super Saiyan Legend

In the original series the Super Saiyan is presented as a myth: according to Vegeta when talking of the legend, he states that the last Super Saiyan existed 1000 years ago. The mythical quality of the ...
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Why is Zen Oh Sama destroying universes?

Why are the Zen-Ohs going to destroy the universes that lose in the tournament of Power ? It seems rather brutal and pointless, and make the Zen-Ohs look evil just for the sake of being evil.
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In the original Dragon Ball anime, what is the song playing during the first milk delivery when Roshi reminisces about Goku's grandpa?

What is the song playing during the first milk delivery when Roshi reminisces about Goku's grandpa? EPISODE 17 - MILK DELIVERY https://youtu.be/igPWKjeM4oo?t=225
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Dragon Ball Z (DBZ) and Dragon Ball (DB)

Why in dragon ball z (DBZ) does it show bulma flying up to Kame's house, when in dragon ball (DB) Bora says that people have tried flying up there but the fuel tanks would run out not even half way up ...
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is there any other human with non white / transparent ki in Dragon Ball aside Roshi's lilac ki?

In the advance of the new chapter of Dragon Ball Super , Roshi appears with lilac ki, perhaps the sign of a new technique or transformation. My question is, is there any other human in the Dragon Ball ...
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Is there a difference between Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai and Dragon Ball Z Kai?

After doing a little research, I saw that Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Kai are the same and that they are just remakes of Dragon Ball Z. Is this correct? I know that Dragon Ball Z has around 300 ...
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In which countries was Dragonball Z aired (dubbed) before Dragonball?

I know this is true for the United States but my question is mainly if this was a phenomenon in other places as well. Personally, having grown up in Austria \ Germany, I saw Dragonball on TV as a kid ...
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Which episode of Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z characteres started to have auras?

I was trying to make a list of all auras the Z fighters had in Dragon Ball, and knowing which episode characteres started to have auras will save me a lot of time. Which episode of Dragon Ball / ...
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Time period between the use of dragon balls during Namek Saga

Remember when Vegeta came to the Earth for the first time. At that time the dragon balls were used to bring Goku back to life. During the battle Piccolo died and later Bulma and the rest go the planet ...
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What was the first time when Krillin witnessed Kamehameha wave?

I remember watching the episode featuring the World Martial Arts tournament. In this particular episode Krillin was against Jackie Chan (Master Roshi). At a time Krillin kicks off Roshi out of the ...
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Why does master Roshi want the plane to stop before the second Tenkaichi tournament?

In Dragon Ball, master Roshi and the others take a plane trip over to Papaya island for the 2nd Tenkaichi tournament (in the series). During the plane-ride, master Roshi seems to become extremely ...
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How many stars were on Ox King's / Chi Chi's Dragon Ball?

In the Dragon Ball series, Goku's Dragon Ball had 4 stars. How many stars were on Ox King's / Chi Chi's Dragon Ball?
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What happened to the other androids in Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z?

In Dragon Ball Z, we are well acquainted with Androids 16, 17, and 18. In addition, we met Androids 19 and 20 (Dr. Gero) before 16-18. There may have been mention of others, but they were not ...
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Why was the nudity not censored in Dragon Ball?

In the beginning of Dragon Ball (not DBZ), Goku was shown quite often either partially or completely naked. Some may make the argument that this was necessary to showcase his tail in the beginning of ...
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Which parts of Dragon Ball GT do not follow the original Dragon Ball story?

I watched Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z growing up. I read the mangas. I am familiar with the stories. I've read in wikis and articles that the GT story doesn't originate from or follow the original ...
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How does Mai from the Pilaf gang become younger?

This was Mai in Dragon Ball: And this is Mai in Dragon Ball Super: How does she become younger?
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Is Goku the First Super Saiyan?

As stated in the question, is Goku the first Super Saiyan? If not, who was the first Super Saiyan? Was it: Goku Broly Bardock (according to the Episode of Bardock) Someone else
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Why is Dragon Ball Z's Blu-ray ending in English? Where can I find the original Japanese ending credits?

I saw a DBZ ending on YouTube recently, and I realized that the casting is in English. Why isn't it in Japanese like in the DVD sets? Which Blu-ray set's ending is in English? It it all of them? ...
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Who's the girl on the cover of chapter 67?

Who's the girl on the cover of the Dragon Ball manga, chapter 67? Is it just random art? It is not featured in the chapter!
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Dragon Ball Volume 1 colored and uncensored?

I would like to buy for my collection a copy of Dragon Ball Volume 1 colored and uncensored or the closest thing. Browsing I have found so far: Regular Volume 1 is uncensored but no color pages. ...
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Where can I hear more music by Dragon Ball composer Shunsuke Kikuchi?

I am a big fan of Shunsuke Kikuchi, the composer of the BGM (background music) for the Dragon Ball animes such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Apzgm_hpoZw While I can only usually find ...
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Was Naruto's design inspired by Goku's?

Comparing Naruto and Goku, we can see that Naruto has the same hair and eye color as Goku from his Super Saiyan form and also, their jumpsuit color schemes are similar.
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What does the Namekian password for the Dragon Balls translate to?

In the Namek Saga, we found out that the Namekian Dragon Balls need a password to be activated, which Dende uses on behalf of the Z Warriors. Since he says it in Namekian, I am wondering if there is a ...
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Is there an explanation to the “exponential” growth of power levels in Z fighters?

I haven't watched Dragon Ball in detail, but I think something like this has never been explained and it doesn't make sense to me at all. It took all Dragon Balls for Goku to go from power level of ...
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What would have happened if Dende could have made new Dragon Balls?

This is of coarse a hypothetical question cause I do know that he needed to make the old ones reappear in order to do the thing with Cell. But this is only part of the question if Dende created new ...
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Why couldn't Goku use the Nimbus to rescue the Ox King from the fire?

At the end of Dragon Ball, when the Ox King was trapped, Goku flew into the fire on the Nimbus and had an extended conversation with the Ox King. Goku's previous demonstrations of strength also ...
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Why didn't Goku and Chi Chi use the Dragon Balls to rescue the Ox King and his castle?

At the end of Dragon Ball, when Goku and Chi Chi were questing to find the Bansho Fan to put out the fire trapping the Ox King, it seems as if they could have used the Dragon Balls to do it quickly. ...
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Is it possible for Gohan to transform into a super saiyan while in his ultimate form at the same time? [duplicate]

Please I would like to know if it is possible or stated in any official resource.
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Was there ever a reason for why becoming a super saiyan became easy for the trunks and goten? [duplicate]

Related to this, but I would like to know specifically for (young, not future) trunks and goten, how they managed to become super saiyans at such a young age - the others all went through a stressful ...
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Why didn't Krillin and Gohan store the Dragon balls in a capsule?

I'm watching Dragon Ball Z Kai and never really thought about it - If Bulma was able to pack up her cave back into capsules, why couldn't she put the Dragon ball(s) in the house, then pack up the ...
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Why did Guru come back to life?

During the Namek Saga of Dragon Ball Z, the first wish to Porunga was to bring Piccolo back, next was teleport him to Namek but before the third wish could be granted Guru died making the Namekian ...
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Learning instant transmission

In the Dragonball Z anime series, as far as I remember, only Goku and Cooler (in a movie) could perform the instant transmission technique. Goku learned it from an alien race when he escaped from ...
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Why doesn't Trunks sense Cell when Cell uses Solar Flare just before absorbing android 18?

After Vegeta lets the incomplete Cell go to absorb Android 18, Trunks attempts to stop Cell. When trying to escape Trunks' onslaught and get closer to Android 18, the incomplete Cell used the Solar ...
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Why did Vegeta never reach Super Saiyajin 3?

Further details: Gohan also did not reach it. Goku was able to do it for a short time once, and later a long time. Gotenks did it but for a short time.
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Is the Tenshinhan's Shin Kikoho technique, a triangle or square?

When Tenshinhan prepares to launch the shin kikoho, he puts his hands in the form of a triangle. However, the attack ends up in the form of a square according to the destroyed area. Does anyone ...
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What meaning is there behind the World Martial Arts Tournament logo?

Everybody knows the World Martial Arts Tournament, which has a logo that you can see in flags, on the wall, in the arena, and at a lot of places during the tournament. But what does the logo exactly ...
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How did Piccolo meet his bird partner?

After Goku attended his second World Martial Arts Tournament, Krillin been killed. When Piccolo then appears on screen, he has a partner (a bird) with him on the ship. How did Piccolo meet him?
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Where can I find spanish subtitles for Dragon Ball legally?

I want to learn Spanish by watching Dragon Ball (original, not Z, not GT) with Spanish dub and sub. I found all episodes with Spanish dub, but I cannot find the subbed version of Dragon Ball Z in ...
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What card game are the gang playing in the hotel in “Rivals and Arrivals”?

The players appear to pick cards from each other hands, hoping to match them together and stick the other players with the joker. Apparently if you're stuck with the joker you lose. What game is this?...
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How did Goku and Vegeta alone end up on Earth?

How is it that only Goku and Vegeta ended up on Earth? What happened to the other Saiyans? Planet Vegeta was destroyed by Frieza, but which planet did Goku come from?