Top anime in the Arab world (based on Arab News Japan's How Arabs view Japan Study)

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball
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Updated 25 February 2022

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Martial Arts

Original run: 1986

“Dragon Ball” is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama.

The series follows a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku who befriends a teenage girl named Bulma. Together, they go on an adventure to find the seven mystical dragon balls which have the ability to summon the powerful dragon Shenron, who can grant whoever summoned him their greatest desire.

According to the ‘How Arabs View Japan survey’ conducted by Arab News and YOUGOV, 37 percent of respondents ranked “Dragon Ball” as their favorite anime of all time

The anime is composed of 153 episodes that were broadcast on Fuji TV from February 1986 to April 1989 and 81 countries worldwide. It is part of the “Dragon Ball” media franchise.