Dragonball is the precursor to Dragonball Z
. Where in DBZ Son Goku
is an adult with a child of his own, Dragonball is the story of Goku
's own youth, the beginning of it all.
This includes his meeting Bulma
, his family history, his training alongside Kururin
) under the Turtle Master
, and the beginning of his quest for the Dragonballs
. Among other things.
Dragonball has a significantly different style than Dragonball Z
: it is humorous and fun, with relatively little fighting. It is also filled with perverted jokes
, although DBZ
might have had the same before it was translated into a kid's show
All I know of the original Dragonball is from the manga
, I have heard that although there is a single movie which covers all of Dragonball, that it is horrendous in every way imaginable.