Dragonball is Akira Toriyama's tale of Son Gokou, his friends and family and their epic battles on earth and other planets. It is an epic tale spanning from his childhood until he is a grandfather. Apocalyptic Martial Arts battles abound in the world of Dragonball. The Chinese folk-tales of Son Goku, the Monkey King were the initial influence for Dragonball. Dragonball has also spawned three Anime TV series, movies and specials.