A Comprehensive Guide to the Dragon Ball Arcs

Dragon Ball is a manga and anime series that follows the adventures of Goku as he trains in martial arts and searches for the seven dragon balls. Along the way, he makes friends and enemies alike, all while trying to protect the earth from evil threats. There are many arcs in the Dragon Ball series, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive guide to all of the arcs in the Dragon Ball series!

Emperor Pilaf Arc

First up we have the Emperor Pilaf Arc. In this arc, Emperor Pilaf sends his henchmen, Mai and Shu, to collect the dragon balls so that he can wish for world domination. However, Goku gets in the way of their plans and they are forced to battle him. Along the way, he meets Yamcha, who as we know becomes one of his lifelong friends.

Tournament Arc

This arc is followed by the Tournament Arc, in which Goku enters the World Martial Arts Tournament to compete against the best fighters in the world. During the tournament, he meets Master Roshi, who takes him under his wing and teaches him how to control his newfound powers. He also meets Krillin, who becomes his lifelong friend and rival.

Red Ribbon Army Arc

Next up we have the Red Ribbon Army Arc, in which Goku goes up against the Red Ribbon Army, a powerful military organization that is seeking to collect all of the dragon balls for themselves. This arc features some of the most iconic battles in the series, such as Goku’s battle with Colonel Silver.

General Blue Arc

In the General Blue Arc Goku must face off against the titular General Blue of the Red Ribbon Army. This arc is notable for its comedic moments, such as when Goku gets lost inside General Blue’s body.

Commander Red Saga

Up next we have the Commander Red Saga, which is actually made up of two arcs: the Fortuneteller Baba Saga and the King Piccolo Saga. In the Fortuneteller Baba Saga, Goku must collect the dragon balls for Fortuneteller Baba so that she will revive his deceased friends. This arc introduces Tien Shinhan, who becomes one of Goku‘s strongest allies.

King Piccolo Arc

In the King Piccolo arc, Goku must stop King Piccolo from taking over the world. King Piccolo proves to be one of Goku’s strongest adversaries up until this point in series, and the fight scenes in this arc are by far some of the BEST!

Piccolo Jr. Saga

The last and final Arc of the Dragon Ball series is the Piccolo Jr. Saga. In this arc, Goku must face off against Piccolo Jr., the son of King Piccolo. This arc is notable for its intense battles, as well as for introducing Gohan, who becomes one of the most important characters in the series. 


And that’s all of the arcs in the Dragon Ball series! We hope you enjoyed this comprehensive guide. Until next time, Train hard and stay safe! What are your thoughts on the Dragon Ball series? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more comprehensive guides and analysis of all your favorite manga and anime series! Thank you for reading!

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