Jan 15, 2011

The best classic Anime/manga in this century - Dragon Ball

I wonder is there anybody that didn't know about 'DRAGON BALL'....it's such a legendary classic anime that aired in TV over and over since i'm kid till now. I got all the DVD and manga started with Dragon ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z Kai. The best shounen anime/manga ever. Everyone will like cute small Goku with his awesome hair style. >_<.

It's has been 28 years since the 1st publish manga in 1984. The anime was broadcast in japan from 1986 through 1996 for both Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series. Since it's release, dragon Ball become one of the most popular manga and anime series of it's time all over the world. The manga itself was sold over 152 million copies in japan and 200 million copies worldwide. Just think how big this franchise is. You can find everything with Dragon Ball character. Several manga artist have not that the series was the inspiration for their own now popular works, including Naruto and One piece.

Even Hollywood make a Live movie adaptation from this series. It's called Dragon Ball - Revolution. But like always Hollywood adaption is not good as what we always expect. Sometime it's make the story goes all wrong and change the storyline follow their like.

What that make this series so awesome?.....take a peek guysss

The series begins with a monkey-tailed boy named Goku befriending a teenage girl named Bulma. Together, they go on a quest to find the seven Dragon Balls. Along the way, they meet and befriend a plethora of martial artists. Goku also undergoes rigorous training regimes and educational programs in order to fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament, a competition involving the most powerful fighters in the world. Outside the tournaments, Goku faces diverse villains such as Emperor Pilaf, the Red Ribbon Army, the Namekian Piccolo Daimao and his offspring Piccolo Jr., who eventually becomes Goku's ally and close friend.
As a young man, Goku meets his older brother Raditz, who tells him that they come from a race of extraterrestrials called Saiyans. The Saiyans had sent Goku to Earth as an infant to conquer the planet for them, but he suffered a severe head injurysoon after his arrival and lost all memory of his mission. Goku refuses to help Raditz continue the mission, after which he begins to encounter other enemies from space, most notably the Saiyan prince Vegeta, who becomes his rival due to Vegeta's obsessive desire to surpass Goku in strength, though in the process, he too eventually becomes Goku's ally. He also encounters Frieza, the galactic overlord responsible for the destruction of the Saiyan race, whose actions cause Goku to transform into a legendary Super Saiyan. After an epic battle on the planet Namek, Goku defeats Frieza, avenging the lives of billions across the universe.
Some years later, a group of androids from the former Red Ribbon Army appear, seeking revenge against Goku. During this time, an evil life form called Cell emerges and, after absorbing two of the androids to increase his power, holds his own martial arts tournament to decide the fate of the Earth, but is eventually defeated by Goku's first child Son Gohan. Seven years later, Goku is drawn into another battle for the universe against a magical monster named Majin Buu. Joined by Vegeta and Gohan, Goku succeeds in destroying the evil half of Buu and the good half of Buu settles down with them. Ten years later, at another World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku meets the evil Buu's human reincarnation, Uub. At the end of the series, Goku takes Uub away on a journey to train him as the Earth's next defender.
Ok that a bit of the story..let see the very main character in Dragon Ball....
Originally named Kakarrot spelled as Kakarot in the English anime), Goku is born a member of a fictional race of extraterrestrials called Saiyans. Shortly following his birth, Goku is sent from his home, a fictional planet named Vegeta, to prepare Earth for sale on the intergalactic market by destroying all its life. Due to an injury to his head that caused him severe amnesia, Goku forgets his purpose, and instead focuses on becoming stronger to improve himself. In the beginning of the series, Goku meets a teenage girl named Bulma, the desert bandit Yamcha, and two shapeshifters named Oolong and Puar. He also meets one of his closest friends, Krillin, and others during his training. Participating in various martial arts tournaments, Goku also battles foes-turned-allies such as Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu, as well as Piccolo Daimao's offspring of the same name.
Through constant training, Goku has achieved many abilities; power sensing, invulnerability, superhuman durability, superhuman senses, concussion beams (The spirit bomb), force field generation aside from his extreme strength and incredible stamina. He also possesses Faster-than-light speeds,superhuman reflexes and can perform energy blasts which are formed from chi. As a child, Goku wielded the Nyoi-bo, renamed "Power Pole" in the English anime), a magic staff that extends and retracts on command, which was given to him by his adoptive grandfather.Originally Goku's main means of conveyance was on a magic cloud called the Kinto-un "Somersault Cloud", renamed "Nimbus" in the English anime), which was given to him as a child by Roshi for saving his pet sea turtle. After his training with Kami he learns to fly through the technique Buku-jutsu "Air Dance Technique") and uses the cloud less and less as the series progresses.

Goku's signature move is the Kamehameha ("Turtle Destruction Wave"),an energy blast technique, which he learned through simple observation from Master Roshi. Another notable technique of Goku's is the Kaio-ken ("World King Fist"), an attack that multiplies the user's chi and strength for an instant, taught to him by King Kai. However, Goku's most powerful attack is the Genki Dama ("Good Spirit Ball", renamed "Spirit Bomb" in the English anime), an energy sphere created by gathering chi from surrounding life forms, which he also learned from King Kai. Goku also learns a teleportation skill called Shunkan Ido "Teleport", renamed "Instant Transmission" in the English anime), which he learned from the inhabitants of a fictional planet called Yardrat.

Goku is also the only Saiyan in the series to achieve all the Saiyan transformations seen in the manga. In Dragon Ball, he is able to transform into a gigantic ape called an Oozaru when he stares at a full moon while possessing a tail. Goku loses the ability to make this transformation when Bulma and Yamcha cut off his tail (in Dragon Ball). Goku is, again, able to make this transformation when he spontaneously grows another tail while fighting Monster Beast Giran during his first World Martial Arts tournament, albeit after his tail is removed permanently by Kami, he loses the capacity to achieve this form once again. However, in Dragon Ball GT, Goku is able to use this transformation again after regrowing his tail using the Elder Kai's help.

Goku is usually recognized by his uniquely styled hair, which never changes its length throughout the series except when in his Super Saiyan forms, in which his hair changes color and length based on the level he ascends to. This is explained by Vegeta to be a common characteristic of full-blooded Saiyans. Aside from his Super Saiyan 4 form, after ascending to a Super Saiyan, Goku's hair turns from black to blonde. Due to his devotion to Earth, Goku prefers dressing in a gi uniform, and has refused offers to adorn the Saiyan battle fatigues, being that he considers himself an Earthling. However, he is seen donning Saiyan battle fatigues designed by Bulma, during the time he trains with Gohan in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami's Palace, prior to the Cell Games. In his early childhood, Goku was first introduced wearing a blue giuniform with red wristbands and a white belt tied in a bow. Throughout Dragon Ball Z, Goku is most commonly seen wearing an orange gi uniform with a blue undershirt, blue wristbands, a blue belt tied in a knot, and striped boots. Goku is also often seen to wear the encircled kanji of his training masters on the front and back of this uniform; the first kanji being Master Roshi's, "kame" (meaning "turtle"), the second kanji being King Kai's, "kaio" (meaning "world king") and the third being his own kanji "Go" (meaning "wisdom" or "enlightenment"). Eventually he stops wearing a kanji and also wears a blue obi in place of his belt. In Dragon Ball GT, Goku's entire appearance was revamped, featuring him wearing a blue fold-over shirt, yellow pants, pink wristbands, and white shinguards, as well as a more tan skin complexion. Goku's Saiyan genes lead to a similar appearance and complexion in his many descendants, especially Son Goten and Son Goku Jr. Overtime, he has gained larger strength and as a result, developed muscles....
So many thing that i want to sat here about Dragon Ball but..i just can't put everything so ..here just try watch some (if you still not watch it)...but i think just re-watched the anime for those fan of Son Goku you will never tired of them.

Here is all the Link to Dragon Ball anime franchise - click it

Dragon Ball - Manga


  1. Haha! I think this is a classic of the manga/anime series. I remember I've watched a few episodes of the anime b4. I like the Goku kid so much as he is very, very cute. I think I've stopped watching the anime after he became grown-up as I don't like the story. Anyway, many of my friends like this manga so much. :)

  2. i had a complete set of the DVD but the manga is not completed. I also like the cute goku hehehe so small, funny and he had a pure heart that only know how to get stronger just because he want to protect other people....but i like when he change to super saiya he really cool dowh...i can't survive without a cool guy :)

  3. if im not mistaken, this is a long anime series, rite?! how many DVD for your complete set?!

  4. let see..i got 4 set complete DVD of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z Kai. i watched it when i bored. >_<

  5. i got all of the episodes, all DVDs and all of the Movies

  6. I'm a big fan of this manga. But i was disappointed with the movie.


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