Bulma is a girl in search of the 7 mystical dragonballs that when brought together grant any wish. In her search she bumps into the owner of one of these balls, a strange boy named Goku. The two then set off together, Bulma in search of the dragonballs and Goku on a quest to become stronger. 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 demon Piccolo Daimao (King Piccolo) and his offspring Piccolo Jr., who eventually becomes Goku's ally.
Dragonball aired in the U.S. on Toonami in 2001. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 through 1995; later the 509 individual chapters were published into 42 tankobon volumes by Shueisha. Dragon Ball was inspired by the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West. There are 153 episodes.
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Dragonball is a long running series of TV Shows, Movies and Comics. The story has a plotline around an alien boy named Goku, who teams up to fight evil and find the 7 illusive Dragonballs. The Dragonballs are used to summon a dragon named Shenron, who can grant a wish. On Namek, Frieza attempted to use the Dragonballs to gain immortality.
Person 1: Ka... Me... Ha... Me...
Person 2: why are you acting like some Dragonball guy
Person 1: coz Dragonball is epic
Person 2: Kill me
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Verb; To take an idea that was once great and popular, and mutilate it beyond all recognition by recreating it in a different format. Based on the concept of the 2009 live-action movie "Dragonball", which rapes and deforms everything great about the series on which it was based.
"Hey, did you hear they are making a live action Akira film?"

"Yeah, I just hope they don't Dragonball it"
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A clear orange ball, it is believed when 7 are brought together, each with a different number of stars inside, the gather will be granted one wish by the Eternal Dragon. The story of Dragonball (anime) is based on an old Story from China.
by Tom Brownlee July 30, 2003
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The castrated sexual organ of a male dragon, supposedly useful for making wishes. The exact roots of this myth are unknown, but historians speculate a connection with anime.
Don't touch that dragonball; it may grant you wishes, but it may also give you herpes.
by Em February 07, 2003
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An anime and manga series by Akira Toriyama, and the successor to Dragonball Z

(loosely) based on a Chinese fairy tale, it features the adventures of a little boy called Goku, and a girl called Bulma who go in search of 7 dragonballs that will grant them a wish.
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