Dragon Ball #1 - The Monkey King

is a manga book published by Viz Media that was released on 11/10/1985

Plot Summary

Before there was Dragon Ball Z, there was Akira Toriyama's action epic Dragon Ball, starring the younger version of Son Goku and all the other Dragon Ball Z heroes! Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls." If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku's help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...

Goku meets Bulma and they agree to team up. They soon meet Kame-sennin, who rewards Goku with the Kinto-Un. Goku defeats the "terrible" Oolong and runs into the desert bandit Yamcha. Goku, Bulma, and Oolong meet Gyuumao and learn of his troubles.

Chapter Titles

  • 1. Bloomers and the Monkey King
  • 2. No Balls!
  • 3. Sea Monkeys
  • 4. They Call Him...the Turtle Hermit
  • 5. Oo! Oo! Oolong!
  • 6. So Long, Oolong!
  • 7. Yamcha and Pu'ar
  • 8. One, Two, Yamcha-cha!
  • 9. Dragon Balls in Danger!!
  • 10. Onward to Fry-Pan ...
  • 11. ...And Into the Fire!


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