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Theme Guide

“Dragon Ball” Opening Theme


魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!

Makafushigi Adobenchā!

Mystical Adventure!

Theme Information

Usage: Dragon Ball Opening (Episodes 1-153; Movies 1-3)
Animations: First TV Series Animation (Episodes 1-101)
Second TV Series Animation (Episodes 102-153)
Dragon Ball Movie 1 Animation
Dragon Ball Movie 2 Animation
Dragon Ball Movie 3 Animation

Availability: Dragon Ball – Complete Song Collection (Amazon Japan / CDJapan)

Animations

First TV Series Animation

Usage: Dragon Ball Episodes 001-101
The first of the series’ opening animations draws its inspiration from the first 13 episodes, even though it was used up through the 101st episode of the series. The animation follows Goku’s early adventures in search of the seven Dragon Balls and the eventual formation of the Dragon Team.

Second TV Series Animation

Usage: Dragon Ball Episodes 102-153
The second opening animation used for the TV series was entirely redone, rather than simply replacing a few specific scenes of the first animation. This animation switches focus to the Piccolo Daimaō story line and features a more relevant cast of characters along with some shadowy imagery of Piccolo.

Dragon Ball Movie 1 Animation

The opening animation for the first Dragon Ball movie is an altered widescreen version of the first animation of “Mystical Adventure!”, as used in the Dragon Ball TV series. In this altered version, the Dragon Ball logo does not appear where it normally would in the opening animation, but instead appears separately before the animation sequence. During the opening animation the title, “The Legend of Shenlong”, appears in its place.

Dragon Ball Movie 2 Animation

The opening animation for the second Dragon Ball movie is a widescreen-cropped version of the first animation of “Mystical Adventure!”, as used in the Dragon Ball TV series.

Dragon Ball Movie 3 Animation

The opening animation for this movie is a re-telling of Goku and Kuririn’s training with Kame-Sen’nin before the 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai. It also contains some clips from the second animation of “Mystical Adventure!”, as used in the Dragon Ball TV series. This was the first theatrcial Dragon Ball movie to receive a newly animated opening animation set to the “Mystical Adventure!” theme.

Theme Credits

「魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!」

“Mystical Adventure!”

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

うた

Vocals

森 由里子

Yuriko Mori

いけたけし

Takeshi Ike

田中公平

Kōhei Tanaka

高橋洋樹

Hiroki Takahashi

(コロムビアレコード)

(Columbia Records)