Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. These balls, when combined, can grant the owner any one wish he desires. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he trains to become the strongest fighter in the world.
Not to be confused with the other two series that followed it, the original Dragon Ball series is often overlooked, as most people call it “kiddy”, “light on fighting”, and “nothing but fan service”.
Oddly enough, although not as big on the fighting aspect as its sequel series is, Dragon Ball does more in nearly half the length of its sequel series, both in terms of fights and with its characters.
Unlike in Dragon Ball Z, for example, Goku isn’t the number one powerhouse, nor does he randomly disappear for long stretches of time between sagas. The show IS about him, and he fights many people just as strong as him, as well as stronger, over the course of the series. His never-give-up attitude and endless optimism makes him a likable, albeit strange, character, and watching him progress from a moderately strong fighter to one of the strongest on Earth is definitely worthwhile watching.