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Theme Guide

Opening Themes


Listed below are the opening themes used throughout the Dragon Ball franchise, including both the movies and television series. The themes are listed by series and then further by order of appearance. The basic information for each theme has been listed, although more detailed information is available for each by clicking their respective listing.

Although there have been fewer opening themes used compared to the franchise’s numerous ending themes, it should be noted that the majority of the opening themes have multiple animations. Each new animation remained almost the same as the previous, but with minor scenes changed to reflect the current story. By modern standards, the original broadcast series of the Dragon Ball franchise had very few opening themes, as most series now typically change opening themes and animation roughly every 25-30 episodes.

The opening theme for Dragon Ball Kai, “Dragon Soul”, is the first new opening theme to the series’ since “Bit by Bit, You’re Charming My Heart” was used for Dragon Ball GT in 1996.

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball OpeningTV Series & Movies 1–3
魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!
Makafushigi Adobenchā!
Mystical Adventure!
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori · Composition: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka · Vocals: Hiroki Takahashi

Dragon Ball Z

1st Dragon Ball Z OpeningTV Series (1-199; TV SP), Movies 1-9, & JSAT SP
チャラ・ヘッチャラ
Chara Hetchara
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Chiho Kiyo’oka
Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama
2nd Dragon Ball Z OpeningTV Series (200-291) & Movies 10–12
ウィ・ガッタ・パワー
Wi Gatta Pawā
WE GOTTA POWER
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Keiju Ishikawa
Arrangement: Keiju Ishikawa · Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama
“Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” Opening
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Chiho Kiyo’oka
Arrangement: FLOW · Vocals: FLOW

Dragon Ball GT

Dragon Ball GT OpeningTV Series & 10th Anniversary Movie
DAN DAN 心魅かれてく
DAN DAN Kokoro Hikarete ‘ku
Bit by Bit, You’re Charming My Heart
Lyrics: Izumi Sakai · Composition: Tetsurō Oda
Arrangement: Takeshi Hayama · Vocals: FIELD OF VIEW

Dragon Ball Kai

ドラゴン・ソウル
Doragon Sōru
Dragon Soul
Lyrics: Yumi Yoshimoto · Composition: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Sei’ichi Kyōda · Vocals: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)
2nd Dragon Ball Kai OpeningTV Series (99-159)
空·前·絶·後 (Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go)
Kū-Zen-Zetsu-Go
Kuu-Zen-Zetsu-Go: Like Nothing Before or After
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Hiromasa Kagoshima · Vocals: Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)

Dragon Ball Super

超絶☆ダイナミック!
Chōzetsu ☆ Dainamikku!
Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition, Arrangement, & Vocals: Kazuya Yoshii
限界突破×サバイバー
Genkai Toppa x Sabaibā
Limit-Break x Survivor
Lyrics: Yukinojō Mori · Composition: Takafumi Iwasaki
Arrangement: Hiroaki Kagoshima · Vocals: Kiyoshi Hikawa