Dragonball is a manga series by Japanese draftsman Akira Toriyama. It originally appeared in the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump and comprises 42 volumes with over 8,000 pages. In addition, initially implemented as an anime television series. Due to its success, the franchise now consists of a total of four television series, 17 feature films, two television films and an OVA, as well as a variety of video games.
In 1989 and 2008 followed two real-movie implementations of the manga. The manga can be assigned to the shining genre and influenced today even well-known illustrators such as Eiichiro Oda, Masashi and Seishi Kishimoto. Dragonball is one of the world’s most successful comic series.