After Cartoon Network reaches back to where it left off before reruns (when
Planet Namek exploded) again, the Return of Garlic Jr. episodes will air; so
expect new episodes!
Check my New Episodes page
for updates of DBZ in America.
To order video tapes, go to my Products Page.
LIMITED TIME CAPSULE
The time has finally come - the patches have been sold out!
For all those who had a chance to order one or two you're lucky.
For those who didn't get a chance to order, we'll just have to wait and see if
the anime store gets any more in stock. I'm holding a few on hand right now just
in case some people sent an order without confirming through e-mail first, but
if it does turn out that I have a few left, I'll be happy to offer the extras
Sorry for the lack of updates; after this week (if I survive the
dreaded finals week),
I'll be on my term-break and I'll have more time to work on this page.
...I'm still going to work on my Episode-to-episode
Summary Guide ...
...however, due to school I won't have time until my term break following
Major updates will be made during that school-break...
Check other updates under
of the DragonBall series officially came to an end on November 19, 1997 after 508 episodes
after a new series of Dr. Slump replaced Dragonball GT.
Farewell, DragonBall... (February 26, 1986- November 19, 1997)
February 26, 1986-
April 19, 1989
(For episode-to-episode Japanese
summaries, visit Toei
Following the end of Akira Toriyama's
Dragonball was released. This new anime series was
produced with a theme of comedy aimed at entertaining kids. As the story progressed, the
theme of fighting/ violence began to dominant the series. Afterwards, Dragonball ended and
was immediately replaced with Dragonball Z.
There are three
series in Dragonball: The Pilaf Series, The Red Ribbon Series, and The
Piccolo/ Daimao Series. Dragonball begins with Gokou befriending Bulma as a kid up to
his adulthood and marriage with Chi-Chi. A brief synopsis on the series can be found in my
Hidden Facts Page.
dubbed and aired the Pilaf Series during the mornings (5:30AM in my area) in 1996.
However, the show received poor ratings because it aired at 5:30 AM Saturday mornings! The
truth behind this is that the dubbed version of Dragonball was released by DIC. DIC bought
Dragonball to test its popularity before buying the rights to air Dragonball Z. Because of
its bad time slot, Dragonball was a failure so DIC stopped its DragonBall plan. However,
Saban, a company more in tie with Japanese anime and shows, knew that Dragonball Z would
be a success and bought the rights to air Dragonball Z. That is why Dragonball Z now airs
movies basically tell what happened in the series, but in a shortened and different
storyline. There are four Dragonball movies. Movie 1 tells about how Gokou meets the cast
and the fight against an evil village king. Movie 2 introduces Klilyn and tells about the
battle against Lufia. Movie 3 introduces Tenshin-han and Chauzu and tells about the battle
against Tao Pai-Pai. Movie 4 is a remake of Movie 1 to celebrate Dragonball's 10th
anniversary, and tells about the meeting of the cast and the battle against Red Ribbon.
April 26, 1989- January 31, 1996
(My summaries are general in overall summarization
of the series.
For more detailed summaries that
summarize the manga to which DragonBall was based on, download the Dragonball Manga Chapter
Summaries. [Summaries are compressed in .ZIP format. If you need an unzipping program,
then download Winzip.]) This file is contains
summaries to ALL the DragonBall manga comics.
For episode-by-episode detailed guides to
DBZ episodes, visit Daimoa's
Dragonball Z Definitive Episode Guide.
Warning: Summaries may spoil the story.
If there are any other good links for episode guides, please let me know.
Dragonball Z is the sequel to Dragonball. Pertaining to the more popular
action/ fighting theme in Dragonball's Piccolo/ Daimao Series, Dragonball Z was aimed for
a teenage audience. Fighting and a more serious storyline replaced comedy, but humor still
exists in some parts of the series.
Dragonball Z was the last line of DragonBall series that Akira Toriyama produced. The
Dragonball Z epoch is divided into four series. Through each series, serious character
development is involved. Throughout the series, we watch characters such as Gohan grow up,
as well as some new form of Saiyan power-up. At the end, Dragonball Z became a success!
During the time of
Dragonball Z, 13 movies have been released. (Read the summaries I wrote above!) In
addition, there are 2 TV specials (Bardock Story and Trunks Story), and 1 OVA TV special
based on a RPG game.
Under FUNimation, America is airing an English dubbed
versin of Dragonball Z. Although there is a high censoring of violence and other scenes
"inappropriate for younger viewers", Dragonball Z has finally made it to
For more information and answers
regarding when Dragonball Z now airs, refer to my New Episodes page.
February 7, 1996- November 21, 1997
(My summaries are more general in overall
summarization. For more detailed episode-by-episode summaries, download Curtis Hoffmann's
synopsis for The Baby
Series and The
Evil Shenlong Series. [Summaries are compressed in .ZIP format. If you need an
unzipping program, then download Winzip.]
For episode-to-episode Japanese
summaries, visit Toei
Television- Dragonball GT)
Warning: Summaries may spoil the story!
Dragonball GT was rumored to have been created for the sole purpose that people would
still have interest in DragonBall when the game Dragonball Final Bout was finally
DragonBall was scheduled to officially end after Dragonball Z because Akira Toriyama
lost interest in the series. Because of the success of Dragonball Z, different producers
decided to continue the series, although it has upset many DragonBall fans that Dragonball
GT was not headed by creator Akira Toriyama.
Dragonball GT got its name (GT) from the words "Grand Tour". It is called
this because of our heroes' space journey to find the universal Black Star Dragonballs in
the beginning of the Baby Series. Fans were unsatisfied with Dragonball GT's early
episodes, but the popularity of Dragonball GT increased as the story progressed.
Dragonball GT's theme is a blend of Dragonball and Dragonball Z, where humor and
fighting are mixed. Dragonball GT mainly focuses on Gokou, who was accidentally wished
back into a kid by Pilaf. A negative factor in Dragonball GT is that it lacks emphasis on
the other characters; everything is concentrated around Gokou.
There is one
Dragonball GT TV special. This special (first aired 3-26-97) is about Gokou Jr. in a
setting 100 years later. It tells aobut Gokou Jr.'s acknowlegement of courage in his quest
to find the dragonballs to save his ill grandmother, Pan.