Dragon ball the original series to me is the best it is a story based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West The series follows the adventures of the protagonist Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.
if you have watched Dragon ball only from the TV version you need to re watch it without all the scenes being edited out and then it will take on new meaning. Now While I tell you about each of the 3 characters you are going to think wait they are not like that I tell you watch it online and you will see the different. Just how different is it well. If what I saying is going to make you say wait that is not how I remember it well that is because of censorship people.
Goku while he was a boy did not know what a female was and tried to lift up Bulma’s skirt . So Goku was a little pervert that went around patting people down below to check if they was a girl or boy. This was the only way he could tell after all you can not be sure even when you ask them and they tell you that they are a girl/ boy you still need to check right. (Goku patting bulma while she sleeps)( yes this is in the anime)
Goku thinking something is missing so he removes Bulma’s panties (the pic below is in the anime)
to see what is missing then he yells your balls are missing at her in which she wakes up thinking he is talking about the dragon balls checks and sees that they are safe then tells him you must have had a nightmare.
Bulma was a single perverted girl who ran around showing everyone her panties in one case she showed off everything due to the fact that Goku had removed her panties.
Can you give me your dragon ball? if I show you my panties wait WTF I don’t have panties on Goku what did you do to my panties (yes in the anime )
Her train of thought is if I show off my panties to a guy he will give me what every I am asking for, she even show her panties off to Goku to get his dragon ball.(not the best role model for a girl to look up to)
Goku can I have your dragon ball for a peek at my panties? (again this is a pic from the anime)
Maybe that was how she was hoping to get a Boyfriend just saying.
Chi Chi as a child was cute and you could tell she was very much in love with Goku
later on she enters the martial arts tournament and fights with Goku which he find out that it is Chi Chi. He ask her to marry him and she does. After she married him and has Gohan she treats Goku like shit sorry she does. I would have love to see more adventures of her and Goku together when they was kids. Chi Chi: Gohan he is my boy
Gohan as a child is nothing but a cry baby who is nothing like his dad was. (disappointing) (Chi Chi is to blame for this.)
It is in fact only after Goku gets killed and he is forced to learn how to fight that he stops being a wimp.
The manga ran from 1984 till 1995
The anime ran from 1986 til 1989
Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. The manga’s 42 volumes have sold over 156 million copies in Japan and more than 240 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series in history .
Dragon ball Z ran from 1989 til 1996
Dragon Ball GT ran from 1996- 1997
As of January 2012, the franchise generated $5 billion in merchandise, making Dragon Ball one of the most merchandise anime based media franchises of all time.
The cultural impact of this anime is In 2015, the Japan Anniversary Association officially declared May 9 as “Goku Day” In Japanese the numbers five and nine can be pronounced as “Go” and “Ku”
The content of the manga has been controversial in the United States. In November 1999, Toys “R” Us removed Viz’s Dragon Ball from their stores nationwide when a Dallas parent complained the series had “borderline soft porn” after he bought them for his four-year-old son.(Maybe the parent should have done his homework about this anime before buying it for his child, like a real parent should always do.) Commenting on the issue, Susan J. Napier explained it as a difference in culture. After the ban, Viz reluctantly began to censor the series to keep wide distribution. However, in 2001, after releasing three volumes censored, Viz announced Dragon Ball would be uncensored and reprinted due to fan reactions. (Smart move Viz) In October 2009, Wicomico County Public Schools in Maryland banned the Dragon Ball manga from their school district because it “depicts nudity, sexual contact between children and sexual innuendo among adults and children.” Big deal school you did not even put a dent in how much money this anime makes think about it As of 2012 it made $ 5 billion just in merchandise sells alone. so your little ban did what
Let’s take a look at Toys “R” US they are going out of business closing down all of their stores in 2018 Toys R Us RIP. The Dragon ball franchise which Toys R Us banned from all of their stores mind you. They are still making billions guess Toys R Us did not need any of the money that dragon ball is creating.
This goes to show when one parent get offend and a company yanks all of that product line does not mean that product goes away in fact it could be the company that bans the product ends up goes away.
Dragon Ball Super ran from 2015 til 2018
When it comes to domestic licensing, Dragon Ball Super is a verifiable beast. The title earned 4,911,000,000 yen in 3Q of 2018 while One Piece came in second with 2.6 billion yen. Pretty Cure and Saint Seiya followed the top two runners to round out the list. As for overseas licensing, Dragon Ball Super’s 3Q revenue took up more than half of its top list. The franchise earned nearly 4 billion yen while One Piece came second with 1.6 billion. Saint Seiya and Digimon came after respectively. Overseas film was also headed up by Dragon Ball Super as it earned 2.1 billion yen in 3Q while One Piece, Pretty Cure, and Sailor Moon fell after.
From these numbers alone, Dragon Ball Super earned some serious revenue in 3Q, and these categories aren’t the only ones Toei tracks for itself. These charts prove Dragon Ball Super earned at least 11 billion yen in 3Q, a number which equates to 104,060,000 in USD. That is an insane amount, and it does not even account for any merchandise sales. Bandai Namco already confirmed Dragon Ball led the charge with its 3Q revenue as it beat out Mobile Suit Gundam in a surprise turn. The franchise brought in 65 billion yen, leaving One Piece and Naruto in the dust with their 30.4 billion and 8.9 billion totals.
Dragon Ball Heroes starts 2018