Dragon Ball DVD Cover
Dragon Ball is the first in a trilogy of anime adaptations of the Dragon Ball manga series by Akira Toriyama. Produced by Toei Animation, the anime series premiered in Japan on Fuji Television on February 26, 1986, and ran until April 12, 1989. Spanning 153 episodes, it covers the first 194 chapters of the 519 chapters-long manga series. It is followed by Dragon Ball Z, which covers the remainder of the manga, and Dragon Ball GT, the plot of which was created solely for the anime.

Harmony Gold USA licensed the series for an English-language release in North America in the late 1980s. In the voice dubbing of the series, Harmony renamed almost all of the characters, including the protagonist Goku, who was renamed "Zero." This dub was cancelled shortly after being test marketed in several cities and was never broadcast to the general public, thus earning the fan-coined term "The Lost Dub."

English Voice Cast (2001 FUNimation Dub)

Main Cast

Secondary Cast

Additional Voices