No. of Episodes:153 episodes
Aired:Feb. 24, 1986 - Apr. 19, 1989
Long, long ago, a boy lived deep in a mountain. Having grown up wildly, he was completely innocent. The story begins one day when a precocious and sexy girl, who is searching for the so-called Dragon Balls, came there by a strange car. Seven such Dragon Balls lie scattered about the world. If a person gathers them all together and chants a magic formula, a sacred dragon is supposed to appear to grant one wish, no matter what it may be. And the ball which the boy has was one of the seven. But he could not hand it over, because that was a memento of an old man who raised him. One the other hand, he also could not go against the old men's directions to be nice to women. So, they set out on a journey in quest of the Dragon Balls together. This series contains magic; apparitions and mutations come and go in it. Moreover, mechanisms with a science fiction touch appear to create an entirely fantastic world. And the various characters appearing in the series proceed to create a thrilling and delightful adventure in each segment as they stake their dreams and ideals to search for the seven Dragon Balls.
(C)BIRDSTUDIO/SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION