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Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 through 1995, and later the 519 individual chapters were published into 42 volumes by Shueisha. Inspired by the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West, it follows the adventures of Son Goku from his childhood through middle age as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven mystical objects known as the Dragon Balls, which are known to grant any wish. Along his trip, Goku meets several friends and fights against several villains who plan to get the Dragon Balls to grant their wishes and some who aim to conquer the world.

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1 Majin Buu saga Saiyans were way overpowered; lame villain
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2 The Movie: Evolution "In name only" live-action adaptation
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3 No-one stays dead Death is no longer taken seriously on the show
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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5 Freeza Saga Story stretched out and padded to unwatchability
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6 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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7 Death Goku
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8 GT Poor Logic
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1 Now that there are separate entries for Z and GT, these four Reasons need to be deleted as they are not applicable to this show: Majin Buu saga, Freeza Saga, Death Goku, GT. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on February 8, 2012, 9:17 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I enjoy Dragonball, it's very funny especially in the first couple of seasons. Master Roshi perverted antics really got me LMAO, like the time he shrink himself in the bathroom just to see Bulma and Launch but one them flushed him down the toilet. One of classic battles I enjoy is when he faces both Piccolos (Seinor and Junior). -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 18, 2011, 2:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I'm going to vote "Never boned" for the pre-"Z" Dragonball. It's a classic, was a lot of fun, and never took itself too seriously. Unfortunately most Americans seem to prefer its overhyped, over-powered sequel, "Z" and aren't even familiar with the great show that started it all. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 17, 2011, 11:31 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Need to distinguish Dragon ball and Dragon Ball "Z" in the listings.Dragon ball Goku was a kid-comidy.In "Z" Goku grew up(classic bone the fish move)and just be came adrawn out fight show for Bandai to sell toys. -- Submitted By: (chinsan) on May 16, 2009, 2:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Wow; Im glad I never saw this show now, give me "Ninja Scroll" any day!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 15, 2009, 8:52 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Boned from Day 1. Dragon Ball (and the entire Dragon Ball series) takes what good anime does best and shits all over it: namely telling a good story without western restrictions, and bringing it to an end. Dragon Ball does none of that. Make no mistake, there IS a story in there somewhere, however you're going to have to sit through 250+ episodes, around 225 of which are nothing but still frames, recaps, strobe screens, and speed lines, to find it, and when you do, it isn't really worth it. Once upon a time on a website similar to this that I don't care to mention, I had a spark of divine inspiration, and I wrote out all the reasons that I thought Dragon Ball sucked in a composition that I personally thought was a literary masterpiece. =p Of course this was when the series was still on Cartoon Network. At this point I just do not care, and the series is so bad for so many reasons, that it just isn't worth watching, even for critique purposes, period. A large book could be written about how bad Dragon Ball is. Many people hear anime fans complain about how bad Dragon Ball is, and they probably wonder "can it be that bad." Yes, it is. The basic plot of Dragon Ball is this: protagonist is seeking special item. Protagonist and his friends go to find special item. Protagonist gets in a fight with someone also looking for special item. This fight lasts anywhere from around 10-15 episodes on average (or 220 to 330 minutes, far longer than most motion pictures). Protagonist either wins, or is stalemated somehow to where they are ineffectual, but not out of the story. Then said protagonist decides to learn a new technique to further their quest. Cue another 220 minutes of learning the technique that doesn't really add anything to the story. Then protagonist goes back on the road to find said item. Another fight ensues, another 10-15 episode "story arc" begins. Depending on how much suspense the "creator" of this garbage wants to build up, they may do this several times before the menace is finally defeated. All in all, the heroes may only travel 6 blocks to get to their goal, and the in show time might be 10 minutes, but probably something like a twelve hundred minutes might be animated just to get to that point, and maybe 2 hours of that might be actual plot movement. The worst part about this is that this show inspired a whole load of bad manga derived shows that are composed of nothing but plot filler. One Piece, Shaman King, InuYasha, Detective Conan, shows where absolutely nothing interesting happens from episode 2 to episode 354, and you can literally tune out several hundred episodes, tune back in, and so long as you understand that so and so's super attack power level has a couple more zeros behind it now, you won't have missed anything. Bottom line, this show and series is garbage. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 15, 2009, 8:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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