Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール, Doragon Bōru, lit. Dragon Ball) is a manga by Akira Toriyama. It was prepublished in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995 and published by Shūeisha in 42 volumes from 1985 to 1995.
Dragon Ball tells the story of Son Goku’s journey from childhood to adulthood. Accompanied by many characters, he searches several times for the seven Dragon Balls. They are magic crystal balls which allow, if they are gathered, to make appear the dragon Shenron, able to grant the wish that anyone pronounces in front of him, thanks to a specific formula (even to resuscitate someone). Throughout his life, Son Goku has to fight stronger and stronger opponents, some of whom become his allies (credit wikipedia)
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