Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter List

Series Information

Original Run:  20 November 1984 – 23 May 1995 (10 years, 6 months, 1 week)
Chapters: 519 chapters + 1 side-story
Page Count: 7,663 pages (166 full color / 555 limited color / 6,942 black and white)
Author: Akira Toriyama (Bird Studio)
Editor(s): Kazuhiko Torishima, Yū Kondō, and Fuyuto Takeda (Shueisha)
Publication: Weekly Shōnen Jump (Shueisha)

Dragon Ball was originally a gag manga (comic) series created and illustrated by famed manga artist Akira Toriyama, that evolved into a martial arts action manga, becoming the standard to which all future shōnen manga would be compared. It is comprised of a total of 520 individual chapters, including one side-story, and began its run on 20 November 1984 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, a popular manga anthology magazine in Japan. The series was serialized from 1984 to 1995, remaining a staple in Japan for nearly ten and a half years.

Each week a new chapter would be published in Weekly Shōnen Jump with approximately 14 pages per chapter. Since its serialization, these weekly manga chapters have been compiled into multiple collected releases. The manga series was adapted by Toei Animation into two animated television series: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. The TV series were sequentially broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV from 1986 to 1996.

Series Chapter Listing

The following list details the series’ chapters and the various collected volumes they have been compiled in since its premiere. Use the check boxes below to alternate between each collected release. For additional information on a chapter, select the page link under a given chapter number to view its respective individual page, which includes title pages, a chapter summary, notes, author comments, and a page breakdown.

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