It’s hard for fans to figure out where to start with Dragon Ball since it’s been going on for 35 years, but here’s a guide on how to do it.
After its premiere in 1986, Dragon Ball spawned tons of merchandise, spin-offs, and movies, so with so much content, it can be confusing for anime fans wanting to start one of the most popular series in the world.
For starters, it’s hard to decide whether it’s better to start with the original series or its more well-known spin-off. Dragon Ball Z. Also, there is the remake of DBZ, Dragon Ball Z Kaiand the last installment, Dragon ball super. Sometimes it’s best to start at the beginning, so here are some legal ways to see and read Dragon Ball and its aftermath.
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How to read the Dragon Ball manga
If you prefer to have physical copies of your manga, VIZ Media – the American distributor of Dragon Ball— sells a complete box of the original series and Dragon Ball Z at sites like Amazon, Bookshop.org, and Rightstuf for around $ 139. You can also buy the box or individual volumes at Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and even your local Walmart. If you prefer to support local businesses, chances are your local comic or game store also sells the manga, and if they don’t, they may be able to order it for you if you ask. For those who don’t want to spend a lot on a manga, not sure they will like it, Thriftbooks offers used volumes for around $ 5.89 or new volumes for the full price.
If you don’t have much space or prefer digital to physical, Amazon has individual volumes available to read through Kindle and Comixology for under $ 10. VIZ also allows you to read the first three chapters to Dragon Ball Z, Y Super free and the rest of the chapters if you join their subscription service. For $ 1.99 a month, you can read all the chapters of the Shonen jump catalog, including Dragon Ball Y One piece, Dr stone and other titles. There is a free trial week once you sign up that you can cancel at any time if you don’t like it.
How to watch the anime Dragon Ball
Beginning with Dragon Ball, it’s available on the Funimation website, with subtitles and dubbing, and you can even buy DVD case sets if that’s your preference. Amazon also has all the seasons available to purchase for $ 1.99 per episode, or $ 14.99 per season in SD quality. Hulu and Yahoo only offer the subtitled version of the anime on their platforms.
Dragon Ball Z it’s also available from Funimation with subs and dubs, and of course, box sets, but prices range from $ 20 to $ 45 depending on whether you get standard, Blu-Ray, or Steelbox editions. Amazon has HD versions of the series for $ 2.99 per episode and $ 17.99 per season.
Dragon Ball Z Kai it is only available through Adult Swim or Amazon unless you want a DVD set, which you can order from Funimation. On Amazon, Kai it’s cheaper than its counterpart at $ 1.99 per episode or $ 14.99 per season.
Dragon Ball GT is available on Funimation, Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo as the original series. From Dragon Ball Super The subtitled version is available on Crunchyroll, while both the subtitled and the dubbed can be found on Funimation and can be purchased on Amazon. As for the movies, the only way to see them is buying them through Amazon, Google Play or Vudu; even then, not all are available. Fortunately, allSuper The movies have been condensed into a box that includes Bardock and Future Trunks TV specials available at Amazon. With Funimation’s subscription service, you can stream some of the movies, but currently, only movies 1-4, 6, 7, and 13.
Fortunately, for one of the most famous anime and manga series in the world, there are more than enough locations for every Dragon Ball fan, new or old, to immerse yourself in the adventures of Goku.
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