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In 1986, a manga titled Dragon Ball was adapted into an anime series. Little did anyone know, this anime would go on to spawn numerous anime series with legions of fans from around the world. Thirty years later, the Dragon Ball franchise is going strong with no end in sight. But, with such a large franchise, it can be hard to even know how much Dragon Ball is out there.

So we’re here to help.

This guide is split into four sections, one for each of the main TV series: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and Dragon Ball GT. Related films, TV specials, OVAs (original video animations), and miscellaneous properties will follow their respective TV series in the order in which they were made. This isn’t necessarily the best viewing order.

[Editor’s Note: While we worked hard to keep this guide as spoiler-lite as possible—e.g., giving the settings of the various works and story arcs without explaining the outcomes—this guide nonetheless contains spoilers for the Dragon Ball franchise.]


Dragon Ball

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Dragon Ball
TV Series, 1986 – 1989
153 Episodes

Emperor Pilaf Saga

Dragon Ball, the series that started it all.  It begins when the protagonist, Son Goku, sets out on an adventure with a girl named Bulma to look for the seven legendary wish-granting Dragon Balls. When all seven Dragon Balls have been collected, one person is granted a single wish.

Tournament Saga

After Goku’s adventure with Bulma, Goku and another young martial artist named Krillin begin training with legendary martial artist Master Roshi. Master Roshi enters Goku and Krillin into the World Martial Arts Championship to face the top martial artists in the world.

Red Ribbon Army Saga

After the fighting tournament, Goku begins searching for the Dragon Balls again—specifically his grandfather’s four-starred Dragon Ball. But, the evil Red Ribbon Army wants the Dragon Balls for their own devious plans and only Goku stands in their way. 

Tien Shinhan Saga

Believing there are stronger martial artists in the world, Goku then sets off to train for the next World Martial Arts Championship fighting tournament. When Goku returns for the tournament, he is met by Master Roshi’s old rival Master Shen and his students Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu.

King Piccolo Saga

No sooner is the tournament over that Goku starts to chance down the true evil he will soon have to face: King Piccolo.

Piccolo Jr. Saga

After that climactic battle, Goku then trains with Kami so he can defeat King Piccolo’s evil son, Piccolo. The two meet at the World Martial Arts Championship fighting tournament three years later and engage in a battle to the death.

Dragon Ball is streaming on FUNimation and Amazon.

Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Movie, 1986

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The first Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies, is a retelling of the first story arc in Dragon Ball. The story follows Son Goku on his journey with Bulma to search for the seven legendary Dragon Balls. But, the greedy King Gurumes is also looking for the Dragon Balls so he can cure the curse of his insatiable hunger.

The story is similar to the first story arc of the TV series, but many of the plot points are retooled for the movie. These include when Goku and Bulma meet the characters Oolong, Yamcha, Puar, and Master Roshi. The movie also replaces the characters Emperor Pilaf, Shu, and Mai with King Gurumes, Pasta, and Bongo. The character Pansy is also added to the movie to help Goku and friends find the Dragon Balls.

Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle
Movie, 1987

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The second Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle is a retelling of how Son Goku becomes an apprentice to Master Roshi. The story follows Goku and Krillin as they travel to the “Devil’s Hand,” a five peak mountain, in search of Sleeping Princess. Whoever brings Sleeping Princess to Master Roshi first will become his apprentice.

Like the previous movie, there are many changes to plot. Instead of instructing the boys to find a beautiful woman, Master Roshi specifically wants Sleeping Princess from the Devil’s Hand. There are many horror elements in the movie, too—especially with the vampire villain called Lucifer.

Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball: Goku’s Traffic Safety
Public Service Video, 1988

Dragon Ball: Goku’s Traffic Safety is a public service video where Goku learns about traffic safety. Goku and his friends are on their way the Bulma’s birthday party in West City. Along the way they all learn important lessons about traffic safety from the helpful character, Traffic Agent Lady.

Dragon Ball: Goku’s Traffic Safety is currently unavailable outside of Japan.

Goku’s Fire Brigade
Public Service Video, 1988

Dragon Ball: Goku’s Fire Brigade is a public service video where Goku teaches us about fire safety. Goku is working as a volunteer firefighter and, after putting out a fire started by two children, Master Roshi, Krillin, and Yamcha have to help Goku put out another fire. 

Dragon Ball: Goku’s Fire Brigade is currently unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure
Movie, 1988

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The third Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, is an amalgamation of the third and fourth story arcs of the TV series. Goku and Krillin are training for the World Martial Arts Tournament in the country of Mifan. But the two soon become wrapped up in a plot to kill the Emperor of Mifan, Chiaotzu. With their martial prowess, Goku and Krillin set out to stop the evil plan.

Where the past two Dragon Ball movies were a retelling of different story arcs of the TV series, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure rewrites a lot of the story. Chiaotzu, Tien, Master Shen, and General Tao are rewritten as the elites of Mifan rather than martial artists themselves. The majority of the Red Ribbon Army also doesn’t appear in the movie, and characters like Upa and Bora play a larger role in the story.

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (10th Anniversary Special)
Movie, 1996

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The seventeenth Dragon Ball franchise movie, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power is a retelling of the first and fourth story arcs of the TV series. The protagonist Son Goku sets out on an adventure with a girl named Bulma to look for the seven legendary wish-granting Dragon Balls. But, the evil Red Ribbon Army is also searching for the Dragon Balls for their devious plans. Now it’s a race between Goku and his friends against the Red Ribbon Army to find all seven of the Dragon Balls.

Dragon Ball: The Path to Power mixes many plot elements of the first and second search for the Dragon Balls. Characters such as Master Roshi come near the end of the journey rather than the beginning, and characters like Emperor Pilaf are excluded. General Tao and the Fortuneteller Baba, two key figures in the second search for the Dragon Balls, also do not appear in the film.

Dragon Ball: The Path to Power is streaming on FUNimation.


Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z
TV Series, 1989 – 1996
291 Episodes

Dragon Ball Z is the sequel series to Dragon Ball. The story follows Goku five years after his fight with Piccolo at the World Martial Arts Championship.

Saiyan Saga

The story begins when a mysterious man named Raditz claims he is Goku’s brother and that they are aliens called “Saiyans.” After Goku refuses to believe the man, Raditz abducts Goku’s son, Gohan. With the help of Piccolo, Goku heads out to take back his son.

And soon, on a planet far from Earth, two Saiyans named Vegeta and Nappa head to Earth looking for the legendary wish-granting Dragon Balls. 

Frieza Saga

In the aftermath of the battle with the Saiyans, Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma learn of more powerful Dragon Balls on a distant planet called Namek and head off to search for them while Goku recovers. But, the evil Space Emperor Frieza is searching for the Dragon Balls as well—and so is Vegeta. And as the battle for the Dragon Balls rages on, it becomes apparent the only hope to defeat Frieza lies in the legend of the “Super Saiyan.”

Cell Saga

When Goku returns to Earth, a mysterious boy named Trunks tells him of an android attack that will come three years in the future. Goku and his friends prepare for the androids. However, in the midst of the battle against androids, the our heroes soon learn of the mysterious life form known as “Cell“—a being with only one desire: to reach his ultimate form to see just how powerful he can become.

Majin Buu Saga

Seven years after the battle with Cell, peace has spread across Earth. But, that peace is soon disrupted when the evil Majin Buu—a creature made for the sole purpose of destruction—is resurrected. The Earth’s heroes head into battle once more to save not just Earth, but the entire universe.

Dragon Ball Z is streaming on FUNimation and Amazon.

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
Movie, 1989

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The first Dragon Ball Z movie, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is set before the start of the series proper and follows Goku as he battles the evil Garlic Jr.—a being gathering the Dragon Balls so he can gain immortality and kill all humans. He steals Goku’s son Gohan because he has one of the Dragon Balls. Angry at Garlic Jr., Goku partners with Piccolo to save Gohan—and the world.

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest
Movie, 1990

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Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest is the story of mad scientist Dr. Wheelo. Dr. Wheelo is angry at the world for not acknowledging is genius. He concocts a devious plan to place his brain into the world’s strongest fighter—who he believes is Master Roshi—so he can rule over the world. But Goku steps up to battle Dr. Wheelo in order to save his master.

Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
Movie, 1990

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Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might follows the our heroes as they fight a group of aliens, led by the Saiyan Turles, who plants The Tree of Might to absorb Earth’s energy.

Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku
TV Special, 1990

Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku is a 48 minute prequel to Dragon Ball. When Bardock, Goku’s father, learns of Frieza’s plan to destroy every Saiyan in the universe, he sets off to defeat Frieza.

Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
Movie, 1991

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Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug is centered around the titular Lord Slug, who has decided Earth will be his new home. But, in order to live on Earth, he has to cool the planet in a process called “Terra-Freezing.” Lord Slug also learns of the Dragon Balls and steals Gohan and his four-starred Dragon Ball. In order to save his son and the Earth, Goku battles Lord Slug and his legion of soldiers.

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge
Movie, 1991

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Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge pits the Earth’s mightiest against Frieza’s older brother Cooler. Cooler, upon hearing of Frieza’s fate, travels to Earth to find the one responsible.

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Movie, 1992

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Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler follows Goku as he battles Cooler once again. After the last film, Cooler is reconstructed into Meta-Cooler on the planet New Namek. Cooler begins to take over New Namek and our heroes arrive to stop him.

Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!
Movie, 1992

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In Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! three androids made by mad scientist Dr. Gero are out to kill Goku.

Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special
TV Special, 1992

Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special is a 43 minute TV special where Goku and Gohan talk about the events in ten of the Dragon Ball franchise movies. The special ends with a promotion for Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!

Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
TV Special, 1993

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In Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, we learn the history of Future Trunks. In Future Trunks’ world, the evil Android 17 and 18 have destroyed almost all of humanity. The only heroes who stand in their way are Gohan and Trunks.

Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
Movie, 1993

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In Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan one of the few surviving Saiyans named Paragus arrives on Earth and asks Vegeta to become the King of New Planet Vegeta. The Earth’s heroes except for Goku are taken to New Planet Vegeta and they soon find everything is off—especially once they meet Paragus’ son, Broly.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Movie, 1993

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After the fight against Cell, Gohan enters the Interstellar Martial Arts Tournament. In the final stage of the tournament five mysterious fighters appear led by Bojack, a man who wants to rule the universe.

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans
OVA, 1993

Dr. Lychee is the sole survivor of a Saiyan attack on his planet and has vowed revenge of the remaining Saiyans. So he sends his Ghost Warriors to battle Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and Future Trunks on Earth.

Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans is unavailable outside of Japan. 

Dragon Ball Z: Looking Back at it All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show!
TV Special, 1993

Dragon Ball Z: Looking Back at It All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show! is a compilation episode of all the major events of Dragon Ball Z in 1993. The TV special covers the Cell Game and the Other World Tournament. The special ends with the Goku’s family dressed in nice outfits wishing the views a Happy New Year.

Dragon Ball Z: Looking Back at It All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show! is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming
Movie, 1994

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Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming features the return of Broly. After the events of Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, he crash lands on Earth and is frozen in ice. Many years later he is thawed out and looks for vengeance against Goku—attacking Gohan by mistake.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Movie, 1994

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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly follows Goten and Trunks as they battle the laboratory-created “strongest fighters in the world”—aka, the “Bio-Humans.” The greatest of these is a clone of Broly.

Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Movie, 1995

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In Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn a young Ogre in charge of cleansing souls in the after life is enveloped in an evil fog and turned into the monster Janemba. Janemba breaks the barrier between life and death and all hell breaks loose on Earth.

Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Movie, 1995

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Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon starts as the Legendary Hero Tapion is released from a sound box along with the evil monster Hirudegarn. The our heroes battle Hirudegarn, but find to their shock they aren’t able to damage it.

Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: The World of Dragon Ball Z
OVA, 2000

Dragon Ball Z: The World of Dragon Ball Z is an English compilation of the Dragon Ball franchise by FUNimation. The compilation covers the first story arc of Dragon Ball and the events of Dragon Ball Z up to the Trunks Saga.

Dragon Ball Z: The World of Dragon Ball Z is available on VHS.

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure!
Event Special, 2003

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure! is a TV special that aired at Fuji TV’s summer event Odaiba Boken-Oh in 2003. The special features characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Astro Boy. Frieza is trying to destroy the orb in the Fuji TV Headquarters building. But the heroes from Dragon Ball, Monkey D. Luffy, and the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, as well as Astro Boy and his friends from Astro Boy all step into stop Frieza and save the day.

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure! is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure Returns!
Event Special, 2004

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure Returns! is a special that aired at Fuji TV’s summer event Odaiba Boken-Oh in 2004. The special features characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen Mae Hashutsujo (Kochikame). The One Piece villain Enel arrives in Odaiba, Tokyo. After being berated by Kankichi Ryotsu from Kochikame, Enel begins destroying the city. Soon the Earth’s strongest from Dragon Ball and Straw Hat Pirates of One Piece arrive to battle Enel.

Dragon Ball Z: Kyutai Panic Adventure Returns! is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
OVA, 2008

Vegeta learns from his long lost brother Tarble that two of Frieza’s henchmen, named Abo and Kado, are trying to take over the universe. Abo and Cado soon land on Earth and Goku has Goten and Trunks fight them.

Dragon Ball Z: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Kai
TV Show, 2009 – 2011, 2014 – 2015

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Dragon Ball Kai is a recut, re-sized, recolored, and HD re-mastered version of Dragon Ball Z. There were also some frames that were reanimated for the series since some of the cells have been damaged or lost. The series was released on the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Kai follows every story arc in Dragon Ball Z, but cuts many of the filler episodes and scenes.

Dragon Ball Kai is available on home video through FUNimation.

Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans
OVA, 2010

Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans is an update to Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans. Dr. Raichi is the sole survivor of a Saiyan attack on his planet and has vowed revenge of the remaining Saiyans. So he sends his Ghost Warriors to battle Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and Future Trunks on Earth.

Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans is available in the game Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Dragon Ball Z: Episode of Bardock
OVA, 2011

After the events of Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku, Bardock is transported to an unfamiliar planet. There, he learns of the villain Chilled, who bears a striking resemblance to Frieza.

A twenty-minute version of Dragon Ball Z: Episode of Bardock is available in Dragon Ball Z for Kinect for the Xbox 360.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Movie, 2013

When the God of Destruction, Beerus, wakes from his long nap, he tells his attendant he dreamed of a being that could match his power. This being is know as the legendary “Super Saiyan God.” When Beerus learns of the surviving Saiyans on Earth, he promptly heads there.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is streaming on Amazon, iTunes, and Microsoft.

Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special
TV Special, 2013

Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special is a two-part TV special of the anime One Piece. The episode features characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Toriko. The heroes from Dragon Ball, the Straw Hat Pirates from One Piece, and main characters of Toriko enter a food tournament.

Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
Movie, 2015

As the Frieza Army slowly loses its grip on the universe, one of Frieza’s minions, named Sorbet, revives Frieza with the Dragon Balls. Frieza vows vengeance on Goku and Future Trunks and trains seriously for the first time in his life. Dramatically increasing his power, Frieza and his army head to Earth to kill Goku.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ is streaming on Amazon and iTunes.

Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D
Amusement Park Attraction, 2016

Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D is a cinematic attraction in Universal Studios Japan. In it, a cloaked figure wishes for the power to defeat Goku from the Dragon Balls. This revives Frieza and he sets off to destroy Goku.

Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D is unavailable outside of Japan.

Dragon Ball Z: Super Tenkaichi Budokai
Amusement Park Attraction, 2017

Dragon Ball Z: Super Tenkaichi Budokai is a cinematic attraction coming to Universal Studios Japan in June 2017. It follows Goku in his Super Saiyan Blue form as he battles Broly in his new transformation, “Broly God.”

Dragon Ball Z: Super Tenkaichi Budokai is unavailable outside of Japan.


Dragon Ball Super

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Dragon Ball Super
TV Show, 2016 – Present

Dragon Ball Super follows Goku’s adventures during the time skip between the 288th and 289th episodes of Dragon Ball Z. It initially retells the events of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ for its first two arcs. (There are slight differences, but many of the overarching narrative points are the same.)

Battle of Gods Saga

When the God of Destruction, Beerus, wakes from his long nap, he tells his attendant he dreamed of a being that could match his power. This being is know as the legendary “Super Saiyan God.” When Beerus learns of the surviving Saiyans on Earth, he promptly heads there.

Resurrection ‘F’ Saga

Soon after, as the Frieza Army slowly loses its grip on the universe, one of Frieza’s minions, named Sorbet, revives Frieza with the Dragon Balls. Frieza vows vengeance on Goku and Future Trunks and trains seriously for the first time in his life. Dramatically increasing his power, Frieza and his army head to Earth to kill Goku.

Champa Saga

In the next arc, having proved their martial skills, Whis (Beerus’s attendant) begins training Goku and Vegeta in secret. During one training session, Champa, the God of Destruction of Universe 6, and his attendant, Vados, interrupt. Because Beerus and Champa are fierce rivals, they set up a fighting tournament between the strongest warriors of each Universe. Six fighters from each Universe are chosen and a grand tournament ensues.

Future Trunks Saga

When the winner of the tournament between Universe 6 and 7 is decided Zen-oh, the all-powerful ruler of the 12 Universes, appears and declares he, too, would like to see a fighting tournament of the strongest fighters in all 12 Universes. However, before the plans are set into motion, Future Trunks returns to tell the Z warriors of a new threat his world is facing: the mysterious “Goku Black.”

Universe Survival Saga

With the battle for the future complete, participation for the Tournament of Power between the universes begins—but it’s no ordinary tournament. The losers and their Universe will be destroyed, the winner and his or her Universe will be spared, and the best fighter will be granted a wish from the ultra-powerful Super Dragon Balls.

Dragon Ball Super is streaming on Daisuki, FUNimation, and  Crunchyroll and is airing on Cartoon Network’s Toonami with an English dub.


Dragon Ball GT

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Dragon Ball GT
TV Series, 1996 – 1997
64 Episodes

Dragon Ball GT is a sequel to Dragon Ball Z, set fifteen years after the battle with Majin Buu. 

Black Star Dragon Ball Saga

When Emperor Pilaf accidentally wishes that Goku was a kid again, the Black Star Dragon Balls scatter across the universe, not the world. Bulma builds a spaceship for Goku and he, his granddaughter Pan, and Trunks search the universe for the Dragon Balls.

Baby Saga

During Goku’s journey through the stars, they meet the parasitic life form Baby and his creator Dr. Myuu. Baby desires to destroy the Saiyans and revive his home world so heads to Earth.

Super 17 Saga

One year later, a devious partnership between the mad scientists Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu releases Super Android 17 on the world.

Shadow Dragon Saga

In the final arc, because the Dragon Balls have been used so often over the years, negative energy has gathered in them. Seven evil Shadow Dragons are released into the world, each containing a Dragon Ball. Goku, Pan, and Trunks must travel the world to defeat the monsters and restore the Dragon Balls.

Dragon Ball GT is streaming on FUNimation.

Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy
TV Special, 1997

Set 100 years after the events of Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy follows Goku Jr.—Goku’s great great grandson—as he sets out to find the Dragons Balls to save the life of Pan (who is now over 100 years old).

Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy is streaming on FUNimation


Comments (3)
  1. Not to nitpick, however,
    >The gap between the King Piccolo Arc and the Piccolo Jr. Arc was 3 years, not 5.
    >You use dub terms which are inaccurate the the original Japanese, such as Z-Fighters. I recommend not using DB Wikia as a source, it’s notorious in the DB Community for incorrect information.
    >You might wanna mention that all the movies are non-canon and have no impact on the actually story, cause the way you described their placement in the series may confuse people.
    >GT is actually 5 years after DBZ’s epilogue End of Z, and 15 years after the battle with Majin Boo.
    Just if you’re offering a complete guide might wanna make sure the info is correct and accurate.

    • With an article of this size and scope, there are always a few mistakes that sneak their way in. So thank you for helping us find and fix them. It is appreciated.

      Now, on to the issue of “Canon.” When it comes to the DB franchise, canon is a complicated thing. I was able to find no official stance by the studio or production committee on “what is canon” and “what is not.” Now, I did find an interview in 1995’s “Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6.” When asked his “personal stance” on the films, Toriyama himself replied: “I take the movies as ‘stories in a different dimension from the main story of the comic.’ I’m entirely just an audience member for them.” However, the problem is that this is his personal stance and not an official one—not to mention that it relates to manga canon and not anime canon. So, until I find an official source saying something one way or the other, it’s impossible for me to say that the movies are not canon—even if many are contradictory to the TV anime. (Though if you can find me an official source saying that, I will of course update the article.)

  2. […] (Though if you can find me an official source saying that, I will of course update the article.) [4] Get ready for the second ever late night TV anime film adaptation to break 1bn. […]

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