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Movies & Series 01 January 2022, 15:00

author: Marek Jura

15 Most Important Moments From Dragon Ball

Before Pokemon, Naruto and One Piece conquered the world, Goku came to us from the Land of the Cherry Blossom on a magic cloud. Say what you want, but whether it's because of nostalgia or the universality of the story, no other anime moves me as much!


Dragon Ball is one of those universes in which the most faithful fans find it difficult to use only the original nomenclature - firstly, a large part of us watched the series on TV, using a not very professional translation (not directly based on the Japanese, but the French version), secondly - some names commonly used in internet memes or videos from YT come from English, thirdly - even the most accurate translation is still only a translation; After all, the Japanese do not use the Latin alphabet, so we are dealing here with a transcription. That is why in the above list I used different language versions, preferably choosing the Japanese original, but sometimes replacing it with other names , in case the notation could sound completely foreign to readers who are less knowledgeable about the subject.

To make it easier for you to find out who is who, I wrote down a few of the most important names and names in several language versions (in order not to complicate things too much, I did not describe the division into English, Japanese manga, Japanese anime, French, Polish manga, Polish anime and colloquial acronyms, but keep in mind that more sensitive fans may ask you to use a common nomenclature.

Son Goku, Kakarotto - Goku, Kakarot, Songo

Vegeta - Bejita, Wegeta

Tenka-ichi Budokai - Tenkaichi Budokai, Martial Arts Tournament, Martial Arts Tournament

Son Gohan - Songokan

Bulma - Buruma

Chichi - Chi-Chi, Shishi

Kurilin - Kuririn, Krilin, Krilan, Krelin

Freezer - Furiza, Fruiidza, Friza, Freeza, Frizer, Frezer

Cell - Komórczak

Buu - Majin Buu, Boubou, Bubu

Piccolo Daimao Junior - Pikolo, Pikkoro, Satan Petit-Coeur Junior, Satan Heart Junior

Videl - Bideru, Fork

North Kaio - Kita no Kaio, King of the North Worlds, North Kaito, Master Kaito

Shin - Higashi no Kaioshin, Shin, Eastern Kai, Eastern Supreme Kai, Neptune

Kami - Kamisama, the Almighty

Son Goten - Songoten, Sangoten, Goten

Trunks - Torankusu, Tronk, Tranks

Pan - Pom, Pam

Beerus - Birusu, Piwus

Whis - Uisu

Tien - Tenshinhan, Tenszin, Tjen, Tien Shinhan, Tianjinfan

Yamcha - Yincha, Yamucha, Yamcha, Jamsha, Jamcia

Chaozu - Jiaozi, Kaoz, Ciaotsu, Jaozzi, Chiaotzu, Kaos

Raditz - Radim, Radditsu, Radic

Kamesennin - Muten Roshi, Kame Sennin, Master Roshi, Wu Tian Laoshi, Brilliant Turtle, Divine Master

Lunch - Ranchu, Lansz

Bra - Bura, Braille, Bull

Broly - Brolly, Burori, Broli

Caulifla - Karifura

Cooler - Hen, Coola

LiShenron - Yi Xing Long, Omega Shenron, Son of Shenron, Liszynron

Super Saiyan - Super Warrior, Le Super Saiyen, Super Saiyan, SSJ1

Super Saiyan 2 - as above, SSJ2

Super Saiyan 3 - as above, SSJ3

Super Saiyan 4 - as above, SSJ4

Super Saiyanin God - Le Super Saiyen Divine, SSJG

Super Saiyan Blue - Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, SSJB

Ultrainstinct - Ultra Instinct, UI

Kaio-ken - Kaito technique, Kaioken

Kamehameha - Kamehame-ha, Kame Hame Ha

Genki-Dama - Spirit Bomb, Genki Dama, Kula Wigoru, universal power

Shenron - Shen Long, Magic Dragon, Dragon God

Dragon Balls - Doragonboru, Dragon Crystal Balls

Senzu - magic beans

Namek - Nameku-sei, the planet of Namek

Dragon Ball - the first anime series based on the Toriyama manga

Dragon Ball Z - the second anime series, also based on the Toriyama manga

Dragon Ball Kai - refreshed and shortened version of Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball GT - the third anime series, without its manga counterpart

Cinema movies - full-length stories intended for the cinema market and VHS / DVD, which usually have nothing to do with the chronology known from anime

Dragon Ball Super - the fourth anime series, currently also having its manga counterpart (with a slightly different course of events and a few more sagas)

Super Dragon Ball Heroes - spin-off series advertising the game of the same title

Dragon Ball Online - no longer working MMORPG, introducing a strictly established chronology into the universe

Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - RPG developing both known and new threads in the history of Goku and the company

Dragon Ball FighterZ - a brawl introducing a new antagonist - super-powerful Android 21

Dragon Ball Multiverse - a fan manga about a great tournament of players from alternative universes

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot - an action RPG focused on presenting the events already known to fans of the franchise


I was delighted with Dragon Ball in my early childhood. Moreover, little has changed since then. Today, of course, I realize that the world of anime does not end with the adventures of Goku and the company, and many productions have seen the light of day, perhaps even better quality, and exploiting similar topics. Nevertheless, Dragon Ball remains one of those simple stories that can move me, make me laugh and make me shiver after so many years. Say what you want, but I don't think the Toei anime and Toriyama manga (and now also Toyotaro) will ever bore me.

Marek Jura | Gamepressure.com

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