Dragonball Canon

Topic started by pelletboy on July 12, 2011. Last post by EganTheVile1 3 years, 1 month ago.
Post by pelletboy (9 posts) See mini bio Level 7
In the Dragon Ball universe, is GT, the anime movies, the OVA's and the specials canon? Also, does GT have a manga version? Please state sources 
Post by MisterShin (2,127 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@pelletboy
DB Manga & DB Online Story are Canon. Written, Drawn & Supervised by Toriyama himself.
Yo Son Goku & Friends is Canon. Written, Drawn & Supervised by Toriyama himself.

GT is not Canon at all.  
GT does not have a Manga.
Movies are not Canon. (Toriyama did do some drawings for some movies if i remember correct)
Post by pelletboy (9 posts) See mini bio Level 7
@MisterShin
What's DB Online Story, Yo Son Goku and Friends?  I thought there's only the manga and the anime?  What are your sources that say GT and the Movies are not canon?
Post by Fire Star (3,730 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@pelletboy said:

@MisterShin: What's DB Online Story, Yo Son Goku and Friends? I thought there's only the manga and the anime? What are your sources that say GT and the Movies are not canon?

Moving this to the Dragon Ball forum. And it seems to me you haven't either read or watched DB, no offense, but have you ever been exposed to it ?

Post by Destinyheroknight (10,379 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@pelletboy:

What's DB Online Story, Yo Son Goku and Friends?

DB Online is Dragon Ball in the future (That go by canon, it don't have any GT or Movies characters in it)

I thought there's only the manga and the anime? What are your sources that say GT and the Movies are not canon?

Akira-sama have never say the movies or GT is canon, that why he didn't have them in DB Online

@MisterShin:

Hey do you think Neko Majin is canon to?

Since this happen

Post by pelletboy (9 posts) See mini bio Level 7
@fire_star said:

@pelletboy said:

@MisterShin: What's DB Online Story, Yo Son Goku and Friends? I thought there's only the manga and the anime? What are your sources that say GT and the Movies are not canon?

Moving this to the Dragon Ball forum. And it seems to me you haven't either read or watched DB, no offense, but have you ever been exposed to it ?
 
I've watched some Dragon Ball back in the 90's.  They didn't have DB Online Story, Yo Son Goku and Friends then only the manga and the anime. I searched Wikipedia for these, now i know what they are.  Does anyone have a complete list of what is canon and what is not complete with official sources?


Post by Destinyheroknight (10,379 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@pelletboy:

Does anyone have a complete list of what is canon and what is not complete with official sources?

MisterShin have pretty much said what canon or not

The Manga is canon and Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! also have a manga to and made by Akira-sama

DB Online is canon, since Akira-sama work on the story and characters (pretty much did all of it by himself)

Anything Akira-sama written is canon (I have to find the source for it)

Post by MisterShin (2,127 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@pelletboy@Destinyheroknight:  
Destiny Hero Knight is correct. 
Everything written by Akira Toriyama is canon. DB Manga, DB Online &  Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! the storyline & drawings were all written by Akira Toriyama himself.
Drawings are not canon, unless they appear within the Canon storyline. (Toriyama did some drawings for some of the movies, however they are not Canon to the Original Storyline) 
 
Toriyama drew Gregory, the insect thing that lives with bubbles & King Kai, specifically for the Anime. He never appears within the Manga at all. Because Gregory does not appear in the Manga, he is not a Canon character. 
 
@Destinyheroknight:  
I have no idea if Neko Majin is Canon to the DB verse. Was it a special chapter? or do they meet again at all?
Post by MisterShin (2,127 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Im pretty sure Arale is canon to DB verse, even though she originates from Toriyama's Dr.Slump Manga. 
She even influences the Storyline by defeating General Blue, which results in him later being killed. 
Her family also fix Goku's broken dragon radar. 
Goku has also featured in Dr.Slump before i believe. Which means that they share the same Universe. 
 
The same may apply to Neko Majin, i might have to do some research.
Post by TheSaiyanGod (102 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Hey isn't Bardock the father of Goku canon as because if I remember correctly it was written by Akira-sama and doesn't contradict the main storyline at all.
Post by Haofan123 (3,675 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@TheSaiyanGod
it is indeed canon
Post by StargunZX (476 posts) See mini bio Level 10
The Bardock OVA is most likely canon since it's even referenced in the manga.
Post by shonen (846 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Trunks movie is also canon as Toriyama along with collaboration with the animation staff redid the story over to give it a drammatic feel. Also nothing contradicts the Bojack unbound movies, so it indeed could be canon.
Post by pelletboy (9 posts) See mini bio Level 7

It is said in Wikipedia that "After Dr. Slump ended in 1984, the manga's characters of returned for an extended cameo in Toriyama's next series Dragon Ball, in which Arale and Goku briefly team up to help Goku defeat General Blue during the Red Ribbon Army storyline." Did Arale appear in both the manga and the anime? What about the new series DBZ Kai? Are there other characters that crossover in the manga and the anime and DBZ Kai?

Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20

You can easily dismiss Super Android 13 and the Broly movies as non-canon just by looking at the events that were going on around the time the main characters were able to do the things they could do.

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