Emperor Pilaf Saga
Main article: Emperor Pilaf Saga
- At the beginning of "The Secret of the Dragon Balls", Goku punched a tree stump and all the wood fell neatly in a stack. In the manga they all scattered on the floor and Goku is shown picking the pieces up.
- In "The Secret of the Dragon Balls", a filler scene of Goku being chased by a Sabertooth cat leads him off a cliff and into the lake giving him the idea of catching him a fish. In the manga Goku peacefully walks by to see the cliff and voluntarily jumps off to go catch a fish.
- When Goku defeats the Pterodactyl in "Secret of the Dragon Balls" it falls down a cliff. In the manga it just falls on flat ground.
- Throughout the anime, Mai can be seen wearing makeup when on active duty, whereas in the manga she does not wear any. Mai also doesn't appear in the manga until a panel similar to the scene in the episode, "The Dragon Balls are Stolen!."