Dragon Ball is the first in a trilogy of anime adaptations of the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Produced by Toei Animation, the anime series premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on February 26, 1986, and ran until April 12, 1989. Spanning 153 episodes (Episode 140 was delayed by the death of Emperor Shōwa), the series covers the first 194 chapters of the 519 chapter manga series. It is followed by Dragon Ball Z, which covers the remainder of the manga, and Dragon Ball GT, the plot of which was created solely for the anime.
Harmony Gold USA licensed the series for an English-language release in North America in the late 1980s. In the voice dubbing of the series, Harmony Gold renamed almost all of the characters, including the protagonist Goku, who was renamed "Zero." This dub consisting of 5 episodes and the edited together movies was cancelled shortly after being test marketed in several US cities and was never broadcast to the general public, thus earning the fan-coined term "The Lost Dub."
In 1995, Funimation acquired the license for the distribution of Dragon Ball in the United States. They contracted Josanne B. Lovick Productions and voice actors from Ocean Productions to create an English version for the anime and first movie in Vancouver, Canada. The dubbed episodes were also edited for content. Thirteen episodes aired in first-run syndication during the fall of 1995 before Funimation canceled the project due to low ratings. Trimark Pictures later purchased the home video distribution rights for these dubbed episodes and first film. In March 2001, Funimation announced the return of Dragon Ball to American television, featuring a new English version produced in-house with slightly less editing for broadcast (though the episodes remained uncut for home video releases), and they notably left the original background music intact, which was met with delight from fans.
The re-dubbed episodes aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from August 20, 2001 to December 1, 2003. Funimation also broadcast the series on Colours TV and their own Funimation Channel starting in 2006. This English dub was also broadcast in Australia and New Zealand. In Canada and Europe, an alternative dubbed version was produced by AB Groupe (in association with Blue Water Studios) and was aired in those territories instead of the Funimation version.
The entire series has been released on DVD and Blu Ray in North America by Funimation Entertainment.
The "sagas" that comprise the following list correspond to the sets released by FUNimation in 2003. However, these "sagas" only correspond to story arcs (which are themselves split at debatable points).
|Color||Saga||Episodes||U.S. Season Premiere||U.S. Season Finale|
|Emperor Pilaf Saga||13||September 9, 1995||December 2, 1995|
|Tournament Saga||15||September 6, 2001||September 26, 2001|
|Red Ribbon Army Saga||17||February 11, 2002||March 5, 2002|
|General Blue Saga||12||March 6, 2002||October 24, 2002|
|Commander Red Saga||10||October 28, 2002||November 12, 2002|
|Fortuneteller Baba Saga||16||November 13, 2002||December 4, 2002|
|Tien Shinhan Saga||18||December 5, 2002||December 31, 2002|
|King Piccolo Saga||21||September 1, 2003||October 6, 2003|
|Piccolo Jr. Saga||31||October 7, 2003||December 1, 2003|
Emperor Pilaf Saga (1986)Edit
The Emperor Pilaf Saga is referred to as The Saga of Goku in the Ocean Group dub.
English Dub Title
|01||01|| "The Secret of the Dragon Balls"|
"Bulma and Son Goku"
|February 26, 1986||September 9, 1995|
|Bulma's search for Dragon Balls leads her to a remote valley and to Goku, who is in possession of one of the balls. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start, but after Goku saves Bulma's life, the two join forces in search of the remaining five Dragon Balls. They had better take care, for an evil force - Emperor Pilaf - also seeks the Dragon Balls.|
|02||02|| "The Emperor's Quest"|
"What the...?! No Balls!"
|March 5, 1986||September 16, 1995|
|Without realizing where they are, Bulma and Goku camp near Skull Valley, a foreboding land where one of the Dragon Balls lies hidden. Emperor Pilaf dispatches his henchmen to recover the ball, but they and Goku run into each other and a pack of ravenous wolves. Who will emerge the winner?|
|03||03|| "The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi"|
"The Turtle Hermit's Kinto Un"
|March 12, 1986||September 23, 1995|
|As a token of appreciation for returning Turtle, Master Roshi presents Goku the Flying Nimbus Cloud, a magical flying cloud that can be ridden only by someone pure of heart. He gives Bulma an orange bauble that he wears around his neck, a seemingly worthless stone that had washed up on the beach. It turns out that this "bauble" is in fact a Dragon Ball. Unfortunately for our friends, Emperor Pilaf and his aids, Mai and Shu, are also after this same Dragon Ball...and now they know that Bulma has it.|
|04||04|| "Oolong the Terrible"|
"Oolong, the Kidnapping Monster"
|March 19, 1986||September 30, 1995|
|Bulma and Goku's search for the Dragon Balls takes them to the remote valley where they encounter Oolong, a shape-changing monster who is terrorizing Aru Village. They are promised a Dragon Ball by the local townspeople if they can defeat the fierce monster. Can our heroes possibly defeat this wily creature?|
|05||05|| "Yamcha the Desert Bandit"|
"Yamcha, The Strong Yet Cruel Desert Bandit"
|March 26, 1986||October 7, 1995|
|Bulma and Goku continue their quest for the Dragon Balls with Oolong. But the next Dragon Ball lies beyond the Diablo Desert. Oolong is terrified, for he knows that the Diablo Desert is home to Yamcha, a fearsome bandit who possesses the awesome power of the Wolf Fang Fist. Can our friends make it through the desert to their destination?|
|06||06|| "Keep an Eye on the Dragon Balls"|
|April 2, 1986||October 14, 1995|
|While Bulma, Goku and Oolong recover from the ordeal of acquiring five Dragon Balls, Yamcha and Puar try to steal them out from under their noses so that Yamcha can obtain his own grandiose goal. But they're not the only ones after the Dragon Balls! Oolong wouldn't mind having the Dragon Balls, and Emperor Pilaf's henchmen are closing in as well.|
|07||07|| "The Ox King on Fire Mountain"|
"Mt. Frypan's Gyumao"
|April 9, 1986||October 21, 1995|
|The search for the sixth Dragon Ball leads the team to Fire Mountain, home of the dreaded Ox-King. They arrive at the base of the mountain, but the scorching Eternal Flames prevent them from reaching the castle at the summit and the Dragon Ball within. To make matters worse, Ox-King appears to ward off intruders. Will our heroes be able to capture the sixth Dragon Ball?|
|08||08|| "The Kamehameha Wave"|
"The Turtle Hermit's Kamehameha"
|April 16, 1986||October 28, 1995|
|Their quest to extinguish the flames of Fire mountain lead Goku and Chi Chi to Master Roshi, who reveals that he is a master of the "Kamehameha Wave", an ancient and formidable force. The power, which he channels through his hands, creates a wave of tremendous destruction that can topple mountains.|
|09||09|| "Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch"|
"The Rabbit Boss' Special Technique"
|April 23, 1986||November 4, 1995|
|Bulma and Goku's search for the Dragon Balls takes them to a remote village that is being terrorized by a villainous gang, the Rabbits. Before long, Goku and the gang come face to face with two of the Rabbits, and Goku must fight to protect his friends. Can he protect them from the surprise Monster Carrot has in store for them?|
|10||10|| "The Dragon Balls are Stolen!"|
"The Dragon Balls are Stolen!!"
|April 30, 1986||November 11, 1995|
|The group races toward the seventh Dragon Ball. Little do they know that their enemies await them. Can Emperor Pilaf be stopped from gathering the last of the Dragon Balls and making his evil wish?|
|11||11|| "The Penalty is Pinball"|
"At Last the Dragon Appears!"
|May 7, 1986||November 18, 1995|
|The group escapes their prison to search for Pilaf and the Dragon Balls. Their freedom is short-lived, however, as they stumble into another one of Pilaf's treacherous traps: a giant pinball machine! The team runs a desperate race through the maze of corridors. What hope can be left for the gang as they try to stop Pilaf from gaining his evil wish to rule the Earth?|
|12||12|| "A Wish to the Eternal Dragon"|
"The Wish to Shen Long"
|May 14, 1986||November 25, 1995|
|Just as Emperor Pilaf is about to make his wish, Goku leads the others in a successful escape attempt. Are they in time to prevent the Emperor from seizing control of the world? And just what will happen when Goku sees the full moon?|
|13||13|| "The Legend of Goku"|
"Goku's Great Transformation"
|May 21, 1986||December 2, 1995|
|Goku is exposed to a full moon, transforming him into a huge, alien gorilla, Goku goes on a rampage, attacking friends and foes alike. Can Bulma, Yamcha, and Puar return Goku to his normal self without hurting him and while also avoiding Emperor Pilaf's army?|
Tournament Saga (1986)Edit
English Dub Title
|14||01|| "Goku's Rival"|
"Goku's Rival? Appears!!"
|May 28, 1986||September 6, 2001|
|Goku arrives at Kame House for his training as promised, but in return for his services, Master Roshi asks for something in return, a beautiful young lady! However, Goku does not seem to know what he is looking for and is about to be turned down when a mysterious young boy, Krillin , shows up.|
|15||02|| "Look Out for Launch"|
"The Peculiar Girl, Lunch"
|June 4, 1986||September 7, 2001|
|Krillin seems to know what to look for, so the two students set out on the Flying Nimbus once more. They save a young woman named Launch from two police officers who meets Master Roshi's standards. But something strange seems to happen when she sneezes.|
|16||03|| "Find That Stone!"|
"Training — The Rock Hunt"
|June 11, 1986||September 10, 2001|
|Krillin and Goku start Master Roshi's training, but their first test seems impossible! They must find a marked stone which is lost in acres of land surrounding the house on the new island they have moved to.|
|17||04|| "Milk Delivery"|
"With Life at Stake! Milk Delivery"
|June 18, 1986||September 11, 2001|
|It is the first day of real training for young Goku and Krillin and the first thing to be done in their daily routine is... delivering milk? Despite what it looks like, this is no easy task, which Goku and Krillin begin to see when they have to climb a mountain, and that is only the first stop!|
|18||05|| "The Turtle Hermit Way"|
"The Turtle Hermit's Inte~nse Training"
|June 25, 1986||September 12, 2001|
|Master Roshi shows the boys the rest of their daily routine, which includes farming, studying, napping, construction working, swimming in a lake filled with sharks, and finally, dodging swarms of bees! The day was finally over but Master Roshi had one more thing to tell them, from then on they had to do this with 50 lb. turtle shells on they're backs.|
|19||06|| "The Tournament Begins"|
"The Tenkaichi Tounrnament Begins!"
|July 2, 1986||September 13, 2001|
|Goku, and Krillin have completed their training and arrive at the World's Martial Arts Tournament. There, they meet up with Puar, Yamcha, Bulma, and Oolong, with Yamcha participating in the tournament.|
|20||07|| "Elimination Round"|
"Will it Appear!? The Power From the Training"
|July 9, 1986||September 14, 2001|
|The World Martial Arts Tournament Elimination Round has started, and it seems that the three fighters have gotten lucky enough to be in different brackets. However, the bullies from Krillin's old temple are there, and one of them has his first match against Krillin!|
|21||08|| "Smells Like Trouble"|
"Watch Out! Kuririn"
|July 16, 1986||September 17, 2001|
|Yamcha, Goku, and Krillin have all made it through the elimination round, and are being matched up with the others. Krillin's first match is with a smelly monster named Bacterian.|
|22||09|| "Quarterfinals Begin"|
"Yamucha vs. Jackie Chun"
|July 23, 1986||September 18, 2001|
|Yamcha is up against the mysterious Jackie Chun in the second quarterfinals match. While Jackie Chun may be old, Yamcha seems to have the disadvantage. Then, in the next match, Nam and Ranfan fight. Can Nam win the match for his village?|
|23||10|| "Monster Beast Giran"|
"He's Here! The Mighty Foe Giran"
|July 30, 1986||September 19, 2001|
|The fourth and final match is Goku vs. Giran, but it is postponed due to torrential rains. During the break, Goku and his friends head to a nearby restaurant where they see Giran. But when some fighters from Orin Temple start making trouble with Giran, Giran's ruthless side comes out.|
|24||11|| "Krillin's Frantic Attack!"|
"Kuririn's Desperate Offensive and Defensive
|August 6, 1986||September 20, 2001|
|The semi-finals have begun, and Krillin is fighting Jackie Chun in the first match. After Jackie's effortless defeat of Yamcha, the odds for Krillin are not looking good.|
|25||12|| "Danger From Above"|
"Get Up, Goku! The Fearsome Tenku
|August 13, 1986||September 21, 2001|
|The second semi-finals match is Nam vs. Goku, with Nam still striving for money for the water for his village. However, Goku is putting up quite a fight for Nam, so Nam is pushed to use a deadly move which he did not want to use, the Aerial Attack.|
|26||13|| "The Grand Finals"|
"The Final Round!! Kamehama-Ha"
|August 20, 1986||September 24, 2001|
|After Goku's defeat of Nam, he has advanced to the finals with Jackie Chun. However, Goku and Jackie seem to be evenly matched. After a series of techniques by both fighters, Jackie Chun exclaims that his next move will win the match.|
|27||14|| "Number One Under the Moon?"|
"Goku's Greatest Pinch"
|August 27, 1986||September 25, 2001|
|The 21st World Martial Arts Tournament finals continue with Goku fighting Jackie Chun. The two seem to be evenly matched, until Jackie uses the Thunder Shock Surprise. Then, Goku looks at the moon, and turns into a Great Ape.|
|28||15|| "The Final Blow"|
"Clash!! Power vs. Power"
|September 3, 1986||September 26, 2001|
|After Jackie Chun blasts Goku with a Kamehameha Wave to save the earth from the Great Ape. Goku's friends are extremely mad, until Jackie points to a pile of rubble and Goku comes out. Jackie explains that he was not aiming for Goku, but the moon. The fight continues, with fist-to-fist combat due to both fighters' loss of energy. Then, the two agree to put their all into one final blow. The two hit each other at the same time, resulting in a double knockout. Whoever gets up first, wins!|
Red Ribbon Army Saga (1986–1987)Edit
English Dub Title
|29||01|| "The Roaming Lake"|
"Another Adventure — The Wandering Lake"
|September 10, 1986||February 11, 2002|
|Goku begins a search for his grandfather's Four-Star Dragon Ball and finds the adventure of a lifetime. The fate of an entire village rests on his shoulders as he braves the perilous desert to discover the secret of the mysterious Roaming Lake.|
|30||02|| "Pilaf and the Mystery Force"|
"Pilaf and the Mysterious Army"
|September 17, 1986||February 12, 2002|
|The race for the Dragon Balls continues, as Goku must battle Emperor Pilaf and his cohorts for control of the Four-Star ball. Amid the chaos rises a new enemy, a mysterious horde of villains who will stop at nothing to realize their lethal agenda.|
|31||03|| "Wedding Plans?"|
"Yikes! A Fake Goku Appears!!"
|September 24, 1986||February 13, 2002|
|There's an imposter in the Ox-King's village, and he works for Emperor Pilaf! Pilaf is back to his sneaky tricks to get his hands on a Dragon Ball, but he isn't the only one looking! The Red Ribbon Army is also on the hunt, and they'll destroy everything in their path to get what they want, even Goku's…wedding?|
|32||04|| "The Flying Fortress — Vanished!"|
"Vanished!? The Flying Fortress in the Sky"
|October 1, 1986||February 14, 2002|
|The Ox-King's been had! Now, Goku is here to straighten it out. Emperor Pilaf made an imposter of Goku in order to steal the prized Dragon Ball. But it won't be that easy this time. Goku and an entire army are out to stop him! Who will ultimately hold the Dragon Ball? Or more importantly, who can hang on to it in this desert battle!|
|33||05|| "The Legend of a Dragon"|
"Legend of the Dragon"
|October 8, 1986||February 15, 2002|
|Goku explores a jungle paradise in search of the Four-Star Dragon Ball. Little does he know, the diabolical Colonel Silver is hot on his tail! And when the Red Ribbon Army carves a path of destruction through the jungle, it's clear they didn't come to monkey around!|
|34||06|| "Cruel General Red"|
"The Heartless Red Ribbon"
|October 15, 1986||February 18, 2002|
|Colonel Silver's troops scour land, sea, and air in search of the elusive Dragon Ball, but what they find is Goku! With the help of his Dragon Radar, Goku pinpoints the location of the ball and plucks it from under the noses of the Red Ribbon Army. But he doesn't get far. Goku's escape attempt brings him face to face with Colonel Silver himself!|
|35||07|| "Cold Reception"|
"Suno, Girl of the North"
|October 22, 1986||February 19, 2002|
|Goku is dragged into his most exciting adventure yet, literally. The treacherous Red Ribbon Army threatens a peaceful village. Soldiers ravage the land in search of another Dragon Ball, destroying anything that gets in their way. And a dark secret looms in a mysterious tower, which holds the source of the villagers' woes. But forget all of that, Goku discovers snow!|
|36||08|| "Major Metallitron"|
"The Terror of Muscle Tower"
|October 29, 1986||February 20, 2002|
|In an effort to repay the kindness of Suno and her mother, Goku vows to rescue their kidnapped Village Chief from the Red Ribbon Army's heavily fortified Muscle Tower. Goku storms the tower, but the hulking third floor guard, Major Metallitron, is determined to halt his ascent - permanently!|
|37||09|| "Ninja Murasaki is Coming!"|
"Enter Ninja Murasaki"
|November 5, 1986||February 21, 2002|
|Goku's quest to save the Village Chief from Muscle Tower is in danger of coming to an untimely end when he confronts the fourth-floor guard, Ninja Murasaki. Known as the "Messenger of Death," this villain has an arsenal of lethal techniques at his disposal, and he plans to use every one of them as he leads Goku through a treacherous obstacle course where nothing is as it seems!|
|38||10|| "Five Murasakis"|
"Be Afraid!! The Split-Image Technique"
|November 12, 1986||February 22, 2002|
|Fighting a ninja is difficult. Fighting five? Impossible! Those are the odds Goku must face when Murasaki unveils his deadly trick of Separation! And with five sword-wielding Murasakis on his tail, he'll be lucky to stay in one piece!|
|39||11|| "Mysterious Android No. 8"|
"The Mysterious Cyborg No. 8"
|November 19, 1986||February 25, 2002|
|Proving to be no match for Goku's skills on his own, Murasaki makes a desperate call for reinforcements. He summons the Red Ribbon Army's secret weapon, the monstrous Android Number 8! But there seems to be a flaw in the Android's design. He hates violence! Number 8 defies his creators by teaming up with Goku. Together, they must work to survive General White's impossible tower maze.|
|40||12|| "Horrifying Buyon"|
"What Now, Goku!!? The Horrible Buyon"
|November 26, 1986||February 26, 2002|
|Goku and Android Number 8 confront General White at the top of Muscle Tower. But the wily General sends the duo tumbling through a trap door into the darkness of floor number five. There they must face the blubbery monster Buyon, a hideous beast with only one thing on his mind, turning Goku into his next meal!|
|41||13|| "The Fall of Muscle Tower"|
"The End of Muscle Tower"
|December 3, 1986||February 27, 2002|
|Having bested all of White's tower guards, only one obstacle stands between Goku and his goal, the General himself. In order to save the Village Chief, Goku must match strength and wits against General White. It's winner-take-all in this showdown atop Muscle Tower, and only one of them will make it out alive!|
|42||14|| "The Secret of Dr. Flappe"|
"Imminent Danger!! Go for it, Ha-chan"
|December 10, 1986||February 28, 2002|
|The gentle Android Number 8 is carrying a deadly secret inside of him, and a mysterious hermit, Dr. Flappe, may be his only chance at survival. Can Goku and Suno persuade the Doctor to save their friend's life? An old enemy has emerged from the rubble of Muscle Tower to make sure that they don't - Ninja Murasaki!|
|43||15|| "A Trip to the City"|
"Bulma's House in Metro West"
|December 17, 1986||March 1, 2002|
|Goku's Dragon Radar is broken, and Bulma is the only one who knows how to fix it. He needs her help, but how will he ever find her in the sprawling urban maze of West City? It's a new kind of adventure for Goku, as he discovers the hazards of city life!|
|44||16|| "Master Thief, Hasky"|
"Goku and Friends and Tons of Danger"
|December 24, 1986||March 4, 2002|
|Goku arrives at Capsule Corporation, Bulma's home in West City. He's hoping to have the Dragon Radar repaired, but the broken device will soon be the least of his worries! The Red Ribbon Army and their hired thief, Hasky, are hot on his tail!|
|45||17|| "Danger in the Air"|
"Watch Out! A Mid-Air Trap"
|January 7, 1987||March 5, 2002|
|When Goku is reunited with Bulma, Yamcha, Oolong, and Puar, the friends celebrate by going to a spectacular amusement park. But the beautiful bounty hunter, Hasky, has Goku and his two Dragon Balls in her sights, and she intends to turn their day at Dream Land into a tragic nightmare!|
General Blue Saga (1987)Edit
English Dub Title
|46||01|| "Bulma's Bad Day"|
"Bulma's Big Failure"
|January 14, 1987||March 6, 2002|
|While zeroing in on their third Dragon Ball, Goku and Bulma find themselves on a beautiful uncharted desert. But the enchanting island is far from deserted. When Goku dives into the ocean waters to search for the magic ball, Bulma finds herself in deep trouble!|
|47||02|| "Kame House — Found!"|
"Kame House is Discovered!!"
|January 21, 1987||March 7, 2002|
|Goku and Bulma have located another Dragon Ball. Now all they have to do is get it. It won't be easy, since this one is lying at the bottom of the sea! The pair travels to Master Roshi's island in hopes of finding some assistance, unaware that their progress is being closely monitored by the Red Ribbon Army.|
|48||03|| "Deep Blue Sea"|
"General Blue Begins Attacking!!"
|January 28, 1987||March 8, 2002|
|Goku, Bulma, and Krillin comb the depths of the deep blue sea, where a third Dragon Ball waits to be claimed. Little do they know, General Blue is also waiting, and when his forces launch a surprise attack, the Dragon Ball Team's hopes for survival are sunk!|
|49||04|| "Roshi Surprise"|
"Lunch-san in Danger"
|February 4, 1987||March 11, 2002|
|While searching for their third Dragon Ball in a mysterious underwater cave, Goku, Bulma, and Krillin discover an ancient secret that promises great wealth, and even greater danger! The Red Ribbon Army is also on the prowl, as General Blue attempts to stop our heroes and fulfill his evil schemes!|
|50||05|| "The Trap is Sprung!"|
"The Pirates' Traps"
|February 11, 1987||March 12, 2002|
|The Red Ribbon Army is in hot pursuit of Goku, Bulma, and Krillin through the maze-like corridors of the Pirate Cave. But General Blue's men have more than just Goku and his friends to contend with; danger lurks around every corner in the form of booby-traps!|
|51||06|| "Beware of Robot"|
"The Security Guard at the Bottom of the Ocean"
|February 18, 1987||March 13, 2002|
|Bulma, Goku, and Krillin discover a underwater cave port at the heart of the Pirate Cave. And though the pirates are long gone, this port is far from abandoned! A ferocious sword-wielding robot lurks in the shadows, programmed to guard the pirates' treasure. And this metal monster isn't taking any prisoners!|
|52||07|| "The Pirate Treasure"|
"We Did It! Treasure Discovered"
|February 25, 1987||March 14, 2002|
|Separated from Goku, Krillin and Bulma have must face the pirates' booby-traps and the deadly General Blue alone! Lost in the labyrinth and facing a monstrous foe himself, can Goku make it to his friends in time to save them?|
|53||08|| "Blue, Black and Blue"|
"The Eyes that Sparkle with Terror"
|March 4, 1987||March 15, 2002|
|With the walls coming down around them, Goku, Bulma, and Krillin close in on the pirates' treasure, but they're not the only ones! If the three young adventures are going to make it out of Pirate Cave alive, they'll first have to contend with the wrath of General Blue!|
|54||09|| "Escape From Pirate Cave"|
"Run! Run! The Great Escape"
|March 11, 1987||October 21, 2002|
|What do you do when you've discovered the greatest treasure of all time? Run! At least that's what Goku is doing, as the Pirate Cave begins to collapse on top of him! But that isn't the worst of it, for beyond the rubble lies an even greater menace that threatens to destroy our hero!|
|55||10|| "Penguin Village"|
"'Lo! Chased to Penguin Village"
|March 18, 1987||October 22, 2002|
|After narrowly surviving their perilous treasure hunt, Goku, Bulma and Krillin return to Master Roshi's island for some much needed rest. However, they aren't the only ones who have survived. An old foe returns, and he won't stop until he has the Dragon Balls and revenge!|
|56||11|| "Strange Visitor"|
"Woohoo! Arale Rides the Cloud"
|March 25, 1987||October 23, 2002|
|Welcome to Penguin Village, population: strange! This extraordinary place is home to Sour Man, the plum powered superhero, and Arale, a girl so fast she leaves the wind behind! These bizarre characters and many more await Goku as he searches the countryside for the dastardly General Blue and the three missing Dragon Balls!|
|57||12|| "Arale vs. Blue"|
"A Face-off! Arale vs. Blue"
|April 8, 1987||October 24, 2002|
|Unable to find his way home, Goku turns to a kind but inept mechanic named Sembei Norimake for help with his broken Dragon Radar. Little does he know that the Norimake family has received another visitor, General Blue! Blue has a plane to catch, but not before he settle an old score with our hero!|
Commander Red Saga (1987)Edit
English Dub Title
|58||01|| "The Land of Korin"|
"The Sacred, Yet Ominous Land of Karin"
|April 15, 1987||October 28, 2002|
|The Red Ribbon Army tracks one of the Dragon Balls onto a volcano island. However, they are not the only ones in this jungle paradise. A native, Bora, is there to protect this sacred habitat, and Goku is on his way as well. Will the tranquil isle ever be the same after Captain Yellow and the army unleash their destruction and terror?|
|59||02|| "The Notorious Mercenary"|
"It's Him! The World's Greatest Assassin, Tao
|April 22, 1987||October 29, 2002|
|The Red Ribbon Army decides that money is no object when it comes to getting rid of the pesky Goku. So they hire the highly skilled and equally ruthless Mercenary Tao to eliminate him. The two meet on the island of Korin, where the native, Bora, tries to lend a hand, with disastrous consequences.|
|60||03|| "Tao Attacks!"|
"A Battle!! The Kamehameha vs. the Dodonpa"
|April 29, 1987||October 30, 2002|
|The despicable hired hit man, Mercenary Tao, will stop at nothing to complete his mission and earn his paycheck. He made short work of Bora, but Goku will not be so easy. Goku's determined to avenge his friend's death and hang on to the Dragon Balls. But will his determination be enough to beat this cruel contract killer?|
|61||04|| "Korin Tower"|
"Karin-sama of Karin Tower"
|May 6, 1987||November 4, 2002|
|Goku attempts to climb the massive Korin Tower in hopes of finding the Sacred Water. Legend says that whomever drinks it will be rewarded with amazing new powers. It is a prize the young warrior finds irresistible, for the shadow of the deadly Mercenary Tao looms near.|
|62||05|| "Sacred Water"|
"What Will the Effect of the Super Spirit Water
|May 13, 1987||November 5, 2002|
|Goku continues his training atop Korin Tower. Exhausted, frustrated, but far from defeated, the young hero pushes on in an attempt to capture the bottle of Sacred Water from Korin. Meanwhile, Mercenary Tao prepares for a rematch against Goku, in which he intends to destroy him. Will our young hero be ready in time?|
|63||06|| "The Return of Goku"|
"Son Goku's Revenge"
|May 20, 1987||November 6, 2002|
|The fight of the century is about to begin as Goku and Mercenary Tao square off for a rematch. Tao wants Goku's Four-Star Ball and he will stop at nothing to get it. Luckily, our hero has a few surprises in store for the dangerous assassin, as he fights for the Dragon Balls, and his life.|
|64||07|| "The Last of Mercenary Tao"|
"The Final Tao Pai Pai"
|May 27, 1987||November 7, 2002|
|Quickly realizing he is no match for Goku's new strength, Tao decides to even the odds by climbing the tower and drinking the Sacred Water himself. What will Tao find atop the tower? And more importantly, what is in store for Goku when the angry assassin comes back down?|
|65||08|| "Confront the Red Ribbon Army"|
"Go, Goku! Commence Assault"
|June 10, 1987||November 8, 2002|
|Goku journeys toward the Red Ribbon Army's headquarters to retrieve the Dragon Balls there. Meanwhile Bulma and Master Roshi are trying to track him down. If they think they're worried now, just wait until they realize he intends to take on the entire army by himself.|
|66||09|| "A Real Bind"|
"The Red Ribbon Army Desperately Fights Back"
|June 17, 1987||November 11, 2002|
|Goku is on his way to take back the Dragon Balls from the Red Ribbon Army headquarters. And realizing the danger he is in, his best friends have joined together to help. Can this small group of warriors conquer the legions of evil that await them at Commander Red's compound?|
|67||10|| "The End of Commander Red"|
"Commander Red Perishes!!"
|June 24, 1987||November 12, 2002|
|Goku declares war on the entire Red Ribbon Army. In an attempt to acquire two Dragon Balls, our hero infiltrates the army's lair, where he must face Commander Red and his diabolical legion of soldiers. Danger and deception looms as the ultimate battle between good and evil begins.|
Fortuneteller Baba Saga (1987)Edit
English Dub Title
|68||01|| "The Last Dragon Ball"|
"The Last Dragon Ball
|July 1, 1987||November 13, 2002|
|Staff Officer Black is on the attack, and his sights are set on one target: Goku! This is it, the ultimate showdown between good and evil comes to its thrilling conclusion! Plus, don't miss the debut of Master Roshi, with hair!|
|69||02|| "Who is Fortuneteller Baba?"|
"The Possibly Cute Fortuneteller Baba"
|July 8, 1987||November 14, 2002|
|Where in the world is the last Dragon Ball? Goku and his friends don't have a clue, until Master Roshi sends them on a quest to find the mysterious Fortuneteller Baba. She possesses the power to uncover lost things. But will she lead our heroes on a path of discovery or destruction?|
|70||03|| "We are the Five Warriors"|
"Attack! We Five Fighters"
|July 15, 1987||November 15, 2002|
|The battle begins! Goku and friends vs. Fortuneteller Baba's fiendish minions. The prize: the location of the last Dragon Ball. First up: Krillin, who must face-off against a warrior with real bite!|
|71||04|| "Deadly Battle"|
"A Bloody and Desperate Battle!"
|July 22, 1987||November 18, 2002|
|How do you fight something you can't see? That's the problem Yamcha must face as he continues his battle against an invisible man! To help his teammate, Krillin concocts a outlandish plan that you'll have to see to believe!|
|72||05|| "Goku's Turn"|
"Meet Son Goku! The Demons' Toilet"
|July 29, 1987||November 19, 2002|
|Goku and his friends have won two of their five matches against Fortuneteller Baba's ghoulish gladiators. But nothing can prepare them for what they must face next. Shrouded in smoke and secrecy, Baba unleashes a threat that will test the heroes' skills and bring them to the brink of destruction, the third fighter!|
|73||06|| "The Devilmite Beam"|
"What is the Deadly Devil Might Beam!?"
|August 5, 1987||November 20, 2002|
|Goku has a major problem to unravel, how to beat a 5,000 year old mummy that has never been beaten? Goku will need all of his strength and cunning if he hopes to win this fight. But this is only the third of Baba's fighters! Goku still has two more opponents to face, if he can survive this one, that is!|
|74||07|| "The Mysterious Fifth Man"|
"The Mysterious Fifth Man"
|August 12, 1987||November 21, 2002|
|The battle for the last Dragon Ball continues! Now Goku must contend with the fourth fighter and his deadly Devilmite Beam, a heart-stopping power that no opponent has ever withstood. Master Roshi and the others can only watch in horror as the young hero confronts this new danger. Can Goku survive?|
|75||08|| "The Strong Ones"|
"A Clash!! Powerful Adversaries"
|August 19, 1987||November 22, 2002|
|The last match in Fortuneteller Baba's tournament has begun, and it quickly proves to be a bout for the ages! But the longer the fight rages on, the more worried Master Roshi becomes! There's something strangely familiar about Goku's masked opponent, but who could it be? The answer is out of this world!|
|76||09|| "True Colors of the Masked Man"|
"The Identity of the Masked Man"
|August 26, 1987||November 25, 2002|
|The battle between Goku and the masked fighter concludes in an unimaginable showdown that will forever change our hero. Meanwhile, Emperor Pilaf sets in motion a diabolical plan to destroy Goku and steal his Dragon Balls using a lethal army of robotic enforcers!|
|77||10|| "Pilaf's Tactics"|
"Pilaf's Great Strategy"
|September 2, 1987||November 26, 2002|
|Goku knows the location of the seventh Dragon Ball. It's in the possession of the greedy Emperor Pilaf and secured by his mechanized arsenal! Can Goku break through Pilaf's titanium shell and come away with the final ball?|
|78||11|| "The Eternal Dragon Rises"|
"Shen Long, Again"
|September 9, 1987||November 27, 2002|
|Goku has collected all seven of the Dragon Balls! So, it's off to the land of Korin to revive Upa's beloved father. Will all of Goku's hard work finally pay off? It's all up to the Eternal Dragon!|
|79||12|| "Terror and Plague"|
"Kinkaku and Ginkaku's Man-Eating Gourd"
|September 16, 1987||November 28, 2002|
|Goku stumbles into trouble when he meets Chao, a little girl who persuades him to help save her village from a pair of dangerous criminals, Plague and Terror. The real danger lies in a secret weapon the maniacs possess, one that could destroy Goku and leave his new foes invincible.|
|80||13|| "Goku vs. Sky Dragon"|
"Imperial Match! Goku vs. Ten Long"
|September 23, 1987||November 29, 2002|
|Goku finds himself in the middle of a dispute between two martial arts schools, Chin-Star and Phantom-Fang. When Goku makes enemies with Sky Dragon, the Phantom-Fang leader, he ends up defending the Chin-Star School in a match to determine the Master of Martial Arts. There's only one problem: Sky Dragon has never lost a fight!|
|81||14|| "Goku Goes to Demon Land"|
"Goku Goes to the Demon World"
|September 30, 1987||December 2, 2002|
|Goku's travels land him in a tiny village terrorized by dozens of demons! The town's princess has been kidnapped by these frightening creatures, and the king wants Goku's help! Does Goku dare to go down into the underworld to retrieve the girl? Can he make it back alive if he does?|
|82||15|| "The Rampage of InoShikaCho"|
"The Ferocious Beast, Inoshi Kacho"
|October 7, 1987||December 3, 2002|
|A low snarling growl, the ground trembling beneath your feet, and a shivering tingle up your spine. These are the only warning signs that the creature is coming. And right now, it's coming for Goku! It is the monster, InoShikaCho!|
|83||16|| "Which Way to Papaya Island?"|
"Hurry to the Tenkaichi Tournament, Goku!"
|October 14, 1987||December 4, 2002|
|Three years have passed since Master Roshi sent Goku out to learn from the great teacher, life. But before the tournament begins, it seems he still has a difficult lesson to learn about deception and betrayal. And perhaps more importantly, he needs directions!|
Tien Shinhan Saga (1987–1988)Edit
English Dub Title
|84||01||"Rivals and Arrivals"||October 21, 1987||December 5, 2002|
|As Master Roshi and the rest of the gang head for the World Martial Arts Tournament, one member is noticeably absent: Goku! After three years of training, his mysterious disappearance is baffling, but if he does not reach the sign-in booth on time, he will not get to compete!|
|85||02||"Preliminary Peril"||October 28, 1987||December 6, 2002|
|Three years of intense training has led Goku and his friends to this day. The World Martial Arts Tournament begins! Among the competitors is a dangerous foe who nearly destroyed Goku in their first encounter. Get ready for action!|
|86||03||"Then There Were Eight"||November 4, 1987||December 9, 2002|
|Of 182 fierce warriors, only 8 will survive the Elimination Round. As the fighting continues, Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha struggle to stay on top! And by the looks of the competition, that's no easy task!|
|87||04||"Yamcha vs. Tien"||November 11, 1987||December 10, 2002|
|The Elimination Round is over, with Goku, Yamcha, and Krillin all among the 8 finalists. Now the real challenge begins with the start of the Quarter-Finals. First up: Yamcha fights his new rival, Tien!|
|88||05||"Yamcha's Big Break"||November 18, 1987||December 11, 2002|
|As the World Martial Arts Tournament continues, the first match in the Quarter-Finals is well underway, with Yamcha challening Tien. With these two warriors locked in combat, one thing is certain: sparks will fly!|
|89||06||"Full-Moon Vengeance"||November 25, 1987||December 12, 2002|
|The most dangerous foe is one with nothing to lose, and Man-Wolf is a loose cannon bent on destroying Jackie Chun as they square off in the second match of the Quarter-Finals. For Man-Wolf, this fight is not about the Martial Arts title. It's about revenge!|
|90||07||"The Dodon Wave"||December 2, 1987||December 13, 2002|
|It burns hotter than the sun. Nothing can stop it. And if it touches you, it will tear you apart...the Dodon Wave. Chiaotzu controls it, and his aim is locked on Krillin.|
|91||08||"Counting Controversy!"||December 9, 1987||December 16, 2002|
|Krillin has his hands full as he continues his match against Chiaotzu, who unveils an even deadlier power than the Dodon Wave! Krillin thinks he's fighting for the championship, but if Master Shen has his way, he will be fighting for his life!|
|92||09||"Goku Enters the Ring"||December 16, 1987||December 17, 2002|
|The fourth match in the tournament Quarter-Finals finds Goku going up against a power unlike any he has ever faced: fame! Panput, world-renowned fighter and action star has come to the tournament to claim the title of Master of Martial Arts, the only championship he has not won. Forget the lights and camera, this is all action!|
|93||10||"Tien Shinhan vs. Jackie Chun"||December 23, 1987||December 18, 2002|
|The Semi-Final round of the Martial Arts Tournament begins with an extraordinary battle between the young, brash Tien and the seasoned champion, Jackie Chun. As the two warriors clash with unrelenting fury, who will win is anyone's guess!|
|94||11||"Stepping Down"||December 30, 1987||December 19, 2002|
|The battle between Jackie Chun and Tien reaches epic proportions as they continue their struggle, using every trick and technique in the book...with disastrous results! The punches are stronger, the kicks are higher, and the audience is caught in the middle!|
|95||12||"Goku vs. Krillin"||January 6, 1988||December 20, 2002|
|Goku and Krillin have fought many battle together, but this one may be their most challenging yet. For in this battle, they must fight each other. Friends become foes in the sixth match of the World Martial Arts Tournament, as they compete to see who will advance to the Championship Round!|
|96||13||"Tail's Tale"||January 13, 1988||December 23, 2002|
|The fight between Goku and Krillin heats up as the World Martial Arts Tournament continues. What began as friendly combat turns to all-out war after Krillin pulls a sneaky stunt behind Goku's back. Tempers flare, the battle turns fierce, and a once strong friendship all but disappears. Be prepared! The outcome of this match will knock you off your feet!|
|97||14||"Final Match: Goku vs. Tien"||January 20, 1988||December 25, 2002|
|The final match in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament is about to begin! Goku faces Tien in a climatic battle to see who will become the next Master of Martial Arts! However, if Tien has his way, this will be Goku's final match, period!|
|98||15||"Victory's Edge"||January 27, 1988||December 26, 2002|
|Battered, bruised, and on the brink of destruction, Goku finds himself at the mercy of Tien, as the final match in the World Martial Arts Tournament continues. No one has witnessed combat like this! Who will win the ultimate battle? Watch and find out!|
|99||16||"Tien's Insurrection"||February 3, 1988||December 27, 2002|
|Goku and Tien's power and technique seem to be amazingly equal, but a dramatic turn of events enrages Tien to a new level of focus and determination. Only one outcome will satisfy the proud Tien as he unveils a sinister new attack! How can Goku survive against this monstrous new Tien?|
|100||17||"The Spirit Cannon"||February 10, 1988||December 30, 2002|
|Tien aims at victory by pulling out all the stops against the courageous Goku. Tien prepares to unleash the destructive power of his most deadly technique, the Spirit Cannon! The match could end with this deadly assault, but the Spirit Cannon often demands a highter price...the death of its user!|
|101||18||"The Fallen"||February 17, 1988||December 31, 2002|
|The Spirit Cannon has left both fighters weary and exhausted. With all of their energy gone and the stage destroyed by the Spirit Cannon, Tien and Goku plummet towards the Earth, with the first to touch down losing the match! A new Champion is crowned today!|
King Piccolo Saga (1988)Edit
English Dub Title
|102||01||"Enter King Piccolo"||February 24, 1988||September 1, 2003|
|Krillin is dead! As Goku sets out on a quest for revenge, his friends attempt to learn the identity of Krillin's killer. All clues lead to Master Roshi's past and an evil that could destroy the world!|
|103||02||"Tambourine Attacks!"||March 2, 1988||September 2, 2003|
|King Piccolo has begun his sinister plot to restore his power and take over the world. All he needs are the seven Dragon Balls and all of the Martial Arts Society members - dead.|
|104||03||"Mark of the Demon"||March 9, 1988||September 3, 2003|
|The evil King Piccolo has sent his henchman, Tambourine to kill all the warriors that could foil his plan. Goku, in an effort to avenge Krillin's death, is defeated by Tambourine and left stranded. He runs into a strange mountain man - but is he friend or foe?|
|105||04||"Here Comes Yajirobe"||March 16, 1988||September 4, 2003|
|Lost in the wilderness, Goku fights for his honor after a mountain boy accuse him of stealing his fish. Meanwhile, Master Roshi and company desperately search for a means of stopping King Piccolo from obtaining the Dragon Balls and annihilating the Martial Arts Society!|
|106||05||"Terrible Tambourine"||March 23, 1988||September 5, 2003|
|Tambourine continues his seek-and-slaughter campaign of martial artists as he sets his sight on victim eight: Yamcha! Master Roshi takes Tien and Chiaotzu on a cross-country race for the Dragon Balls, as they try to stay ahead of the competition, King Piccolo and his dastardly horde. Meanwhile Goku attempts to persuade mountain-boy Yajirobe to hand over his Dragon Ball to help save Krillin!|
|107||06||"Tien's Atonement"||April 6, 1988||September 9, 2003|
|Tambourine closes in on Goku and Yajirobe as the two warriors engage in a cross-country chase - of each other. Meanwhile, to obtain a Dragon Ball Tien must first atone for the brutality of his past.|
|108||07||"Goku's Revenge"||April 13, 1988||September 10, 2003|
|The final showdown between Goku and Tambourine is here! As Goku fights to avenge Krillin's death, Master Roshi, Tien, and Chiaotzu continue their race against King Piccolo for the Dragon Balls. However, King Piccolo is out to get those responsible for Cymbal's demise, and the trail leads him to Goku!|
|109||08||"Goku vs. King Piccolo"||April 20, 1988||September 11, 2003|
|Goku must stand alone as he faces the wrath of King Piccolo. Without aid, and protecting the One-Star Dragon Ball, Goku defends his life as the dastardly alien seeks revenge for the deaths of Cymbal and Tambourine, two of his prized soldiers. Meanwhile, Master Roshi finds himself between a rock and a hard place as he searches for the Three-Star ball.|
|110||09||"Piccolo Closes In"||May 4, 1988||September 15, 2003|
|Exhausted, bruised, and alone, Goku makes a final stand against the seemingly indestructible King Piccolo. As Master Roshi and others continue their pursuit of the Dragon Balls, it becomes clear that the trail leads to the dark forces of King Piccolo and judgment day for our heroes.|
|111||10||"Roshi's Gambit"||May 11, 1988||September 16, 2003|
|Global destruction is one wish away if King Piccolo succeeds in calling fourth the Eternal Dragon. Master Roshi answers the call for a hero by placing himself between the creature and the remaining Dragon Balls. However, in his attempt to save the world, he may pay the ultimate price.|
|112||11||"King Piccolo's Wish"||May 18, 1988||September 17, 2003|
|King Piccolo has called forth the Eternal Dragon. Master Roshi is down, Tien can't get up and Chiaotzu is scared stiff. With no one to oppose him, King Piccolo prepares to make a wish, which if granted, could become the world's greatest nightmare!|
|113||12||"Siege on Chow Castle"||May 25, 1988||September 18, 2003|
|The invasion has begun! A youthful King Piccolo sets out to vanquish the world, sector by sector, and he's starting with the peaceful inhabitants of King Furry's realm! Meanwhile, Goku hopes to regain his strength by visiting Master Korin's Tower, if he can climb it, exhausted and frail.|
|114||13||"Conquest and Power"||June 1, 1988||September 22, 2003|
|Goku's reunion with Master Korin is filled with hope and disappointment as the hero receives shocking news! Meanwhile King Piccolo attempts to force King Furry's obedience through a horrific display of brutality towards his kingdom and subjects as Tien prepares for the long journey to learn the secret of the Evil Containment Wave.|
|115||14||"Awaken Darkness"||June 8, 1988||September 23, 2003|
|Something stirs in the cold, deep black below. Moans bellow from a hallow cavern beneath the ice. The Dark is alive! And it calls for Goku, as he sets out on a dangerous quest to find the Ultra Divine Water. One sip could mean amazing power - or painful death!|
|116||15||"A Taste of Destiny"||June 22, 1988||September 24, 2003|
|Goku and Yajirobe seek the Ultra Divine Water, a mystical beverage that will grant either great power or death. But surprise follows surprise as Goku finally finds Darkness, the keeper of the Ultra Divine Water. After Goku proves himself worthy, Darkness allows him to drink the perilous potion. But will he be empowered or destroyed?|
|117||16||"The Ultimate Sacrifice"||June 29, 1988||September 25, 2003|
|Tien masters the Evil Containment Wave, deciding to use it against the evil King Piccolo. One problem: if used against an opponent the Wave will kill its user! Meanwhile Goku and Yajirobe return to Korin's Tower where Goku discovers his new powers and is given another Nimbus cloud. Can Goku reach King Piccolo before Tien sacrifices himself?|
|118||17||"Prelude to Vengeance"||July 6, 1988||September 29, 2003|
|King Piccolo has begun the annihilation of the world, one sector at a time. First up, the Western City, home of Bulma's parents. Tien, having mastered the Evil Containment Wave, prepares to fight King Piccolo, but a new menace threatens all. Meanwhile, Goku races to offer aid, but will it be too late?|
|119||18||"Battle Cry"||July 20, 1988||September 30, 2003|
|There's a new beast in town and his name is Drum. Tien must go through him before he can fight King Piccolo. The problem is, Drum moves faster than Tien's eyes - all three of them! Goku is on his way, but will he arrive in time to save the day?|
|120||19||"Goku Strikes Back"||July 27, 1988||October 1, 2003|
|Goku is back to face King Piccolo, and not a moment too soon! As Tien and the rest of the resistance endure their most desperate hour, only Goku stands between King Piccolo and the destruction of Western City. It's more than just a rematch, it's the battle to save the world!|
|121||20||"The Biggest Crisis"||August 3, 1988||October 2, 2003|
|King Piccolo puts all of West City on edge when he invades the King's castle, but Goku is not about to let him take over without a fight. While Tien watches from the sidelines, the young warrior takes it on the chin and refuses to go down. It's a fierce battle but even Goku has his limits. How much can he take?|
|122||21||"Final Showdown"||August 10, 1988||October 6, 2003|
|The fierce battle between Goku and King Piccolo continues, but King Piccolo gains the advantage when he breaks Goku down limb by limb. To make matters worse, Tien is used as a pawn in the battle. Goku is forced to make an awful choice. Will he surrender to King Piccolo and save his friend or choose to fight and risk his own life?|
Piccolo Jr. Saga (1988–1989)Edit
English Dub Title
|123||01||"Lost and Found"||August 17, 1988||October 7, 2003|
|With King Piccolo's reign of terror at an end, Goku has time to mend his wounds. As he heals he learns that there may be a way to revive his lost friends - a face to face meeting with the creator of the Dragon Balls! The one problem is that the only way to get to the mysterious Kami is by using his Power Pole, and it has gone missing!|
|124||02||"Temple Above the Clouds"||August 24, 1988||October 8, 2003|
|Goku finds his lost Power Pole and uses it to climb to Kami's temple in the sky. The only problem is that when he arrives he must face off against Kami's assistant Mr. Popo in a test of strength. Does Goku have what it takes to pass this test and earn a meeting with the mysterious Kami?|
|125||03||"Earth's Guardian Emerges"||August 31, 1988||October 9, 2003|
|The moment has arrived for Goku to come face to face with the amazing Kami, Guardian of Earth! But even the wise Korin could not prepare Goku for what he will see when the mysterious Guardian emerges!|
|126||04||"Eternal Dragon Resurrected"||September 14, 1988||October 13, 2003|
|After Goku mistakes Kami for the villainous King Piccolo it is time for the young warrior to begin his grueling three year training for the next World Martial Arts Tournament. In exchange for Goku's promise Kami agrees to revive the Eternal Dragon!|
|127||05||"Quicker than Lightning"||September 21, 1988||October 14, 2003|
|Goku's first task under his new teacher is a death-defying mission to the top of Mount Rumble to fetch the legendary Sacred Crown. But the mystical artifact has a deadly secret! Goku will have to be quicker than lightning to accomplish this task alive!|
|128||06||"Secret of the Woods"||September 28, 1988||October 15, 2003|
|Continuing his training, Goku follows Mr. Popo's instruction and enters the deep, dark woods. While searching for a worthy sparring partner, Goku stumbles across a surprising discovery hidden deep within the secluded labyrinth - and finds help in a most unexpected way!|
|129||07||"The Time Room"||October 12, 1988||October 16, 2003|
|Goku journeys through time, where he meets a young Master Roshi! But Master Roshi has a problem of his own - his arch rival, Master Shen! While the two rivals battle for the affections of the same girl, Goku attempts a new technique with the help of Master Mutaito.|
|130||08||"Goku's Doll"||October 19, 1988||October 20, 2003|
|"Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it!" Goku learns this lesson the hard way when he asks Mr. Popo for the ultimate sparring partner to aid in his training. What he gets is the battle of his life! Meanwhile, Yamcha and the others continue their long journey to reach Korin's Tower, in hopes of receiving training from the wise Master.|
|131||09||"Walking Their Own Ways"||October 26, 1988||October 21, 2003|
|Preparing for the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku gets some important training tips from Mr. Popo. Meanwhile, Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotzu and Krillin make their way to Korin's Tower for some training of their own. Unfortunately they are sidetracked by a village celebrating a mysterious festival to their mountain spirit. Once the mountain erupts it is up to our heroes to put a lid on the active volcano!|
|132||10||"Hotter than Lava"||November 2, 1988||October 22, 2003|
|While Goku continues his training, Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotzu and Krillin find themselves in a very hot situation! A remote village is threatened by an erupting volcano and it is up to the gang to put a lid on it. The time has come to put their new training to the test!|
|133||11||"Changes"||November 9, 1988||October 23, 2003|
|Warriors the world over are lining up to compete as the World Martial Arts Tournament prepares to get under way. Unfortunately, all of Master Roshi's pupils are missing, including Goku. With the entry-deadline approaching, the competitive future of our heroes looks bleak, as does Master Roshi's patience.|
|134||12||"Preliminary Peril"||November 16, 1988||October 27, 2003|
|The World Martial Arts Tournament gets underway as Goku and the others compete in the exciting preliminary round. But the competition threatens to turn ugly when Goku gets a visit from an old adversary.|
|135||13||"Battle of the Eight"||November 23, 1988||October 28, 2003|
|The preliminary round continues as Goku, Yamcha, Krillin, and Tien battle one opponent after another in hopes of advancing to the semi-final round. Meanwhile, Master Roshi is confronted by an old rival.|
|136||14||"Tien Shinhan vs. Mercenary Tao"||November 30, 1988||October 29, 2003|
|The Tournament gets underway as Tien battles his former mentor turned cyborg, Mercenary Tao. Tensions run high as the former assassin attempts to take Tien down - permanently!|
|137||15||"Anonymous Proposal"||December 7, 1988||October 30, 2003|
|Goku takes on his most lovely opponent yet, in his second match of the World Martial Arts Tournament. Know only as Anonymous, the beautiful warrior's identity is as mysterious as her fierce anger toward Goku, whom must win the match in order to learn her real name.|
|138||16||"The Mysterious Hero"||December 14, 1988||November 3, 2003|
|The tournament continues with a double header! First up, Krillin battles Junior, King Piccolo's alter ego, whom appears every bit as powerful as the original. Yamcha jumps in the ring next, opposing Hero, whose meek appearance may hide a darker threat.|
|139||17||"Rematch"||December 21, 1988||November 4, 2003|
|Yamcha scratches to stay in the ring as Hero reveals his true ability - and identity. Goku and Tien must fight one another in a friendly rematch to claim the last remaining spot for the semi-finals.|
|140||18||"Goku Gains Speed"||January 11, 1989||November 5, 2003|
|As the battle between Tien and Goku rages, Goku unloads a heavy burden, one that may shift the balance in the extraordinary showdown. All eyes turn to Tien as an embarrassing moment spurs him to make a dangerous choice.|
|141||19||"The Four Faces of Tien"||January 18, 1989||November 6, 2003|
|Goku has always been able to handle himself in the ring, but when his fight with Tien turns into a war against an army, he finds himself in serious jeopardy. Tien's new technique may spell the end for our hero!|
|142||20||"Kami vs. Piccolo"||January 25, 1989||November 10, 2003|
|Goku is eager to fight Junior, but Kami fears his inexperience will be his downfall. Hero takes on Junior in the last round of the semi-finals, where his shocking agenda is revealed.|
|143||21||"Battle for the Future"||February 1, 1989||November 11, 2003|
|Goku faces the ultimate test as he confronts his greatest nemesis in the final round of the tournament. This time his fight is for more than the title. The future of the free world is at stake!|
|144||22||"Super Kamehameha"||February 8, 1989||November 12, 2003|
|The battle to save the planet continues as Goku tries to take down Junior in the final match fo the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Goku has an ultimate weapon: The Super Kamehameha Wave. However, if he uses it to destroy Junior, Kami will also be sacrificed, having been trapped inside Junior's stomach.|
|145||23||"Junior No More"||February 15, 1989||November 13, 2003|
|Junior reveals a startling secret that shocks the tournament and Goku finds himself facing a huge dilemma, as his fight for the championship becomes a fight for survival!|
|146||24||"Goku's Trap"||February 22, 1989||November 17, 2003|
|As the exhausting battle between Goku and Junior continues, Goku avoids disaster by taking the battle within. Junior surprises all when he unveils a new threat!|
|147||25||"Goku Hangs On"||March 1, 1989||November 18, 2003|
|The World Martial Arts Tournament begins to fall to pieces as Junior unveils a technique that not only threatens to destroy Goku, but his friends as well. Even the mighty Kami believes that there is no way for Goku to survive in this winner-take-all massacre!|
|148||26||"The Victor"||March 8, 1989||November 19, 2003|
|The end of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament finds Goku struggling for survival as Junior gets the upper hand, poised to take the Title and his life. Kami devises a way to rescue the young hero, but his plan calls for the ultimate sacrifice!|
|149||27||"Dress in Flames"||March 15, 1989||November 20, 2003|
|Eager to announce their wedding plans, Goku and Chi Chi return to her father's kingdom. The good news is short-lived when Ox King's castle goes up in flames! Goku embarks on a quest to find a sacred tool, which can save Ox King and his future with Chi Chi.|
|150||28||"The Fire-Eater"||March 22, 1989||November 24, 2003|
|Goku and Chi Chi's search for the Bansho Fan leads them into the heart of a fiery volcano. Once inside, they must face a mighty creature that consumes flames: the Fire-Eater!|
|151||29||"Outrageous Octagon"||April 5, 1989||November 25, 2003|
|Goku's search for the Bansho Fan leads him to a treacherous mountain that has a strange curse. Chi Chi is faced with the biggest mess of her life when she meets a mysterious old woman, while Ox King tries to flee the raging fires that threaten to destroy his castle!|
|152||30||"Mystery of the Dark World"||April 12, 1989||November 26, 2003|
|After the Bansho Fan fails to put out the fire threatening the Ox King, Goku and Chi Chi set out to find the Magical Furnace, believed to be the last hope for extinguishing the deadly blaze. But before they can complete their quest, Goku must solve the mystery of the Dark World.|
|153||31||"The End, the Beginning"||April 19, 1989||December 1, 2003|
|Goku and Chi-Chi must travel to Mt. Five Elements in a last ditch effort to save the Ox-King from the deadly magical flames, which threaten to consume his kingdom. But before Goku can complete his quest, he must fan the flames of Fate and hope he does not get burned!|
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Japanese Release Date
English Release Date
|01||"Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies"||December 20, 1986||September 24, 1996|
|The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in search of more, resulting in him being cursed and transformed into a monster. He now scours the earth looking for the seven dragon balls, which, once brought together, summon a mighty dragon that grants one wish - a wish which might ease his unending hunger. The king's henchmen find that it is not so easy to steal the dragon ball from Goku, who, once he discovers the plight of the kingdom, decides to free the land from the king's oppression.|
|02||"Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle"||July 18, 1987||January 18, 2000|
|Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island.|
|03||"Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure"||July 9, 1988||February 27, 2001|
|Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, Goku and Krillin attend the World Martial Arts Tournament, which is hosted by the Emperor; Bora and his son Upa attempt to hide the dragon ball they found from the emperor's forces, which are under the control of the evil Shen and General Tao; and Bulma conducts her own search for the dragon balls with the help of Yamcha, Puar, and Oolong.|
|04||"Dragon Ball: The Path to Power"||March 4, 1996||April 29, 2003|
|A retelling of the original Dragonball series, that follows Goku as he meets Bulma, and the two go off on a Journey to Find the Seven Dragonballs, while running into a lot of trouble on the way. Including the Red Ribbon Army!|
- ↑ "The Lost 80s Dragonball Dub ". Temple O'Trunks. http://www.templeotrunks.com/media/lost_dub/. Retrieved on 2013-10-23.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Rough Air Date for Dragon Ball ". Anime News Network. March 9, 2001. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2001-03-09/rough-air-date-for-dragonball. Retrieved on 2008-07-19.
- ↑ "Dragon Ball on CN debut date confirmed ". Anime News Network. May 2, 2001. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2001-05-02/dragonball-on-cn-debut-date-confirmed. Retrieved on 2008-07-19.
- ↑ "DragonBall Re-dub ". Anime News Network. August 21, 2001. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2001-08-21/dragonball-re-dub. Retrieved on 2008-07-19.
- ↑ "Dragon Ball Returns to US TV ". Anime News Network. November 12, 2006. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2006-11-12/dragon-ball-returns-to-us-tv. Retrieved on 2008-07-19.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 "Dragon Ball Schedule ". cartoonnetwork.com. October 2, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20031002014125/http://schedule.cartoonnetwork.com/servlet/ScheduleServlet?action=viewAll&showID=318522&show=Dragon+Ball&filter=tm. Retrieved on November 12, 2014.