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Set in a universe different from our own and taking place mainly in between Age 749 and Age 790 of the timeline, the Dragon Ball series tells the tale of a hero named Goku, who uses his incredible strength and sense of good to combat the evils that plague the cosmos. Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Super tell the story of Goku and his comrades as they battle for good and protect the seven mystical Dragon Balls from falling into the hands of evil. The series consists of two manga, four anime series, and nineteen animated films.

In our world

Q: What is Dragon Ball?

A: Dragon Ball is a series first created in 1984 by Akira Toriyama. Dragon Ball appeals largely to a mainly teen and young adult franchise, but does appeal to younger children and even older individuals. The series was originally manga, but was later transformed into anime by Toei Animation. The series since its release has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. It consists of one manga series, three anime series, seventeen animated feature-length films, a live-action movie (both unofficial and official), a collectible card game, an extensive number of video and computer games, tons of apparel, collectible products, action figures and much, much more.

Q: What are the four anime series released?

A: Dragon Ball premiered in February 1986 on Fuji TV in Japan, running weekly with new episodes every week. The series was praised for its appeal to a wide audience and its sense of adventure. In 1989, after a three-year run and after 153 episodes, Dragon Ball ended in Japan. However, North American and European audiences would soon learn of the magic that is Dragon Ball. An attempt to release Dragon Ball in the states was made in 1989, but failed and was removed without even completing a full season. The series was released once again in 1995, this time as the Ocean Group dubs. However, once again the series never completed a season in order to jump to its sequel, Dragon Ball Z. However, Dragon Ball was later released in 2002, this time as the Funimation dub, and finally received commercial success. Dragon Ball Super premiered on July 5, 2015 which aired on Fuji TV in Japan.

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