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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 (Harmony Gold Dub)

English Voice Cast (1995 dub)

Main Cast

Secondary Cast

Minor Cast

English Voice Cast (Blue Water Dub)

Main Cast

Secondary Cast

Minor Cast

  • Adam Hunter - Nam, Senbei Norimaki
  • Brett Bauer - Upa
  • Carol-Anne Day - Admirer 2, Akane Kimidori, Cookie, Cutie Blue, Cutie Pink, Cutie Purple, Female Customer, Julie, Mystery Fighter, Nurse, Old Woman, Spectator 2, Spectator A
  • Dave Pettitt - Turtle
  • Jennifer Bain - Mrs. Briefs
  • Jonathan Love - Barker, Bearded Man, Chao, Civilian 5, Concessions Vendor, Crane, Demon 1, Eyepatch, Fighter with Mohawk, Fred's Partner, General, Giran, Grandpa Gohan, Gringo, Hotel Man, HQ Tech, Jim, Male Villager, Masked Fighter, Motorist, Ned, Operator 1, Paol, Pupil 4, Pupil, Reporter 1, Restaurant Worker, Robot, Seaman 1, Sentry 1, Shu, Soldier, Soldier 5, Sparring Opponent 1, Spectator, Staff Officer, Black, Tiger, TV Actor, Villager 1, Villager 2, Villager 5, Waiter, Would-Be Warrior 2
  • Lucas Gilbertson - Bora, Yajirobe
  • Mike Shepherd - Gator, Lord Kami, Newscaster, Spectator 3, Village Chief, Village Elder
  • Scott Roberts - Aftermath Spectator 6, Announcements, Blue Subordinate 2, Cop Glasses, Man with Megaphone, Monk 2, Pamput, Soldier 3, Spectator 2
  • Suzette Mattar - Tai (ep 124)

Additional Voices

English Voice Cast (2001 FUNimation Dub)

Main Cast

Secondary Cast

Additional Voices

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