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How to Watch Dragon Ball Universe anime? Easy Watch Order Guide

Dragon Ball is an anime that almost everyone has watched in their childhood. From its bright visuals to vintage action scenes, every aspect of the classic Dragon Ball has a nostalgic element on its side.

However, the latest seasons have new animation while sticking to the original character designs and are still capable of entertaining the audience.

Dragon Ball has 5 seasons and a total of 807 episodes. These astounding numbers of episodes cover Goku’s journey, right from his childhood, as he trains to become stronger on the quest to find wish-fulfilling seven Dragon Balls.

The series has become an anime icon, and whether you wish to watch it for the sake of nostalgia or watch it for the first time, it keeps you hooked throughout its course.

1. Release Order

I. TV Series

How To Watch Dragon Ball? Easy Watch Order Guide
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  • Dragon Ball (1986)
  • Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996)
  • Dragon Ball GT (1996-1997)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009-2011)
  • Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018)

II. Movies

  • Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
  • Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle (1987)
  • Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (1991)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming (1994)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
  • Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (2015)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (2022)

III. OVAs

  • Dragon Ball Z: Atsumare! Gokuu World (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin (1993)
  • The World of Dragon Ball Z (2000)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate Super Saiyans OVA Remake (2010)

IV. Specials

  • Dragon Ball Specials (1988)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku (1990)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks (1993)
  • Looking Back at it All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show! (1993)
  • Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy (1997)
  • Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son-Goku and Friends!! (2008)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai: Bring Peace to the Future! Goku’s Spirit is Eternal (2011)
  • Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (2011)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly – Skytree Super (2018)
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes (2018 – ongoing)

2. Where To Watch Dragon Ball

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3. Chronological Order

  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)
  • Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 1- 86)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 87-107)
  • Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock
  • Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might 
  • Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
  • Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 108-123)
  • Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 124-125)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge
  • OVA: The World of Dragon Ball Z
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 126-146)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 146-173)
  • Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 173-194)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 194-207)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 207-250)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly 
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 250-253)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 253-288)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon 
  • Dragon Ball Z (Episodes 288-291)
  • Dragon Ball GT
  • Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai
  • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin
  • Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 1-3)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods 
  • Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 4-18)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
  • Dragon Ball Super (Episodes 19-131)
  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly – Skytree Super
  • Dragon Ball Super Movie: Broly
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes (ONA)
  • Dragon Ball Super Movie: Super Hero
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes (ONA)

4. Conclusion

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The recommended order for fans wanting to revisit the Dragon Ball Series is the chronological order. You can follow the list below if you’re new to the series or are not willing to put in too much effort for a re-watch!

5. How much Time Will It Take To Watch Dragon Ball?

It will take you 284 hours and 3 minutes (approx. 12 days) to watch all Dragon Ball installments.

This includes all the TV series, movies, OVAs, and specials.

Here’s a quick list of each installment and their run time:

  • Dragon Ball: 53 hours and 31 minutes
  • Dragon Ball Z: 96 hours
  • Dragon Ball GT: 22 hours and 24 minutes
  • Dragon Ball Kai: 37 hours and 13 minutes
  • Dragon Ball Super: 31 hours 12 minutes
  • Movies, Specials, and OVAs: 37 hours 59 minutes (Including Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero)
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes (43 episodes): 344 minutes

Note: These are approximate values of the runtimes.

6. About Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama’s brainchild, came into existence in 1984. It has spawned several manga, anime, films, and other media adaptations.

The initial series follows Son Goku and his adventures when he was a child. It is here that we are first introduced to Goku as he meets Bulma, Yamcha, and others.

He trains in martial arts and participates in the World Martial Arts Championship for the first time in this series.

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