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Television

General Information

Title:

Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball Super

Original Network: Fuji Television (Japan)
Original Run: February 1986 - Present
Episode Length: 22 minutes (30 minutes with commercials)
Description: Within a short time after the first publication of the manga, it had reached a level of popularity in Japan that convinced Toei Animation to produce both an anime series and a feature film based on the characters. The anime series premiered in February 1986 on Fuji Television, running weekly and in prime time with new episodes every Wednesday night.

Picking up exactly where the previous series left off, Dragon Ball Z began airing in Japan a week after the Dragon Ball anime ended, and in the same time slot. A new series name was chosen by the producers to differentiate the current series, with its reduced emphasis on comedy and its new science fiction themes, from the previous one, even though both were still based on the same Dragon Ball manga. The new show also featured improved production values and animation quality. This transition point was attractive because not only did it follow a several year gap in the plot (one of several such gaps in the series), but it also featured revised origin stories for several lead characters and the introduction of several new characters. This made it a good jumping point for new fans of the series.

Back in Japan, the third and final Dragon Ball series quickly followed the completion of Dragon Ball Z in February 1996. This new series, called Dragon Ball GT (for "Grand Tour"), was a complete departure from the previous two anime series. Unlike those series, GT was not based on the Dragon Ball manga by Akira Toriyama. Instead, it was completely new material.

Twelve years later a remastered version of Dragon Ball Z aired in the form of Dragon Ball Kai following of a three year hiatus between between the Cell arc and the beginning of the Majin Buu arc, eventually the airing of a brand new show for the first time in 18 years called Dragon Ball Super

Main Characters:

Goku, Gohan Vegeta, Trunks, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Master Roshi, Piccolo, Bulma, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, Beerus

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Content Information

Rating:
Content Labels:
Violence: High: martial arts, blood, murder
Language: Mild: occasional, non-excessive use of profanity
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Low; HOWEVER, a few instances of non-sexual nudity
Drugs and Alcohol: Low
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Low




Manga

General Information

Title: Dragon Ball
Author: Akira Toriyama
Release Date: 1984
Genre: action, adventure, fantasy, comedy
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Description: In late 1984, the first issue of Dragon Ball appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump, the same anthology magazine where Dr. Slump had previously been published. The series was then published weekly and on a very tight schedule (14 pages per week, plus title page) for nearly eleven years, ending in May 1995. In total, 519 regular chapters and one bonus chapter were published. Unlike American-style comic books, Dragon Ball was largely produced in black and white. Some small number of pages in a subset of issues were colorized for emphasis. During the run of the manga in Japan, it was reprinted in (an eventual total of 42) tankôbon (Japanese graphic novels). Unlike the original print run of the manga, the previously colorized pages were reprinted only in grayscale.
Main Characters: Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Future Trunks Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Master Roshi, Piccolo, Bulma, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu
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Content Ratings

Rating:
Violence: High: martial arts, blood, murder
Language: Mild: occasional, non-excessive use of profanity
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Low with a few instances of non-sexual nudity
Drugs and Alcohol: Low
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Medium at the beginning; later very low

Films

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Release Date: December 1986
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Description: In December 1986, the first theatrical film version of the anime was produced. Called simply "Dragon Ball" (in Japan, the movie's eventual English title is Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies), it retold the events of the first several episodes of the anime series. That was followed by additional movies in July 1987 (Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle) and July 1988 (Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure). The first two films were directed by Daisuke Nishio, the third by Kazuhisa Takenouchi.
Main Characters: Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Krillin, Tien, Master Roshi, Piccolo, Bulma, Broly, Cooler, Beerus
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Content Information

Rating:
Content Labels:
Violence: High: martial arts, blood, murder
Language: Mild: occasional, non-excessive use of profanity
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Low with a few instances of non-sexual nudity
Drugs and Alcohol: Low
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Low




Video Games

General Information

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Too many to list

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Description: Because of the popularity of the title in Japan, three video games for the Nintendo Famcom were produced. The first, released in 1986 as Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo, is the only action game of the three. The other two (1988 and 1989) are RPG / card game hybrids.
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Genre(s): Mainly fighting with other genres such as RPG and action-adventure
Playthrough Length: Varies by game, but around 15 hours each
Difficulty: Medium
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Multiplayer Information

Online Multiplayer: Yes
Local Multiplayer: Yes
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Content Information

Violence: Medium-High: Violent combos and moves can be performed in some games
Language: Low
Sexual Themes and Nudity: Low
Drugs and Alcohol: Low
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Low

Cost Information

Subscription: No
In-game Purchases: Available in some games
Gambling Elements: No