Dragon Ball Watch Order : Here’s How You Should Watch it!

Dragon Ball is one of the most popular & longest-running anime show. This is a guide on dragon ball watch order for people who are new anime fans or haven’t tried this fantastic show till now. I am watching this show from my childhood and still craving for more.

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Dragon ball has 5 seasons with a total of 807 episodes. In this guide, we will show you the best and easy to follow dragon ball watch order.

Release Order

  1. TV Series (5 Seasons)

    • Dragon Ball (153 episodes)
    • Dragon Ball Z (291 episodes)
    • Dragon Ball GT (64 episodes)
    • Dragon Ball Z Kai (167 episodes) (Remake of Z series)
    • Dragon Ball Super (131 episodes)
  2. Movies (20 Films)

    • 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)
  3. OVAs

    • Dragon Ball Z: Atsumare! Gokuu World (1992)
    • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Destroy the Saiyajin (1993)
    • Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate Super Saiyans OVA Remake (2010)
  4. 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)

The run time for Movies, OVAs and Specials is 36 hours

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
  • 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: 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

NOTE : In chronological dragon ball watch order list we have not included Dragon Ball Z Kai Series because it is the remake of Dragon Ball Z series with some new dialogue and updated animation.

Conclusion

The recommendation is always to watch the chronological order but if you are not willing to put so much time than you can also follow the list below let’s call it a standard dragon ball watch order.

Standard Dragon Ball Watch Order

  • Dragon Ball Series (It depend on you if you want to watch it or not if you are someone like me who don’t want to skip any detail then go for it the run time is 53 hours and 31 minutes or you can completely skip this season and jump into DBZ fine for the most part.)
  • Dragon Ball Z (or Kai, as Kai is just the remake of this season and the watch time for Z series is 96 hours on the other hand the run time for kai is only 37 hours and 13 minutes)
  • Bardock: Father of Goku Movie 
  • Dragon Ball Z through the Cell Saga 
  • History of Trunks Movie
  • Dragon Ball Z to the conclusion
  • Dragon Ball GT (The watch time for GT is 22 hours and 24 minutes)
  • Dragon Ball Super (The run time for this season is 31 hours 12 minutes)

 

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