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How To Watch Dragon Ball

Relive the Toonami days!

Thanks to the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ, we've all been reminiscing about afternoons spent watching Dragon Ball Z on TV. But if you want to revisit the anime--or if you want to watch any of the Dragon Ball series for the first time--it can be a little tricky to know where to find them. Here, we've compiled a list of every legal streaming service for Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and more for the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia and New Zealand.

Unfortunately for UK fans, most of Dragon Ball isn't available to stream legally due to licensing complications. Blu-ray or DVD are your best options and will feature the widely used Funimation dub, rather than Europe's original English dub (which was based on a French translation and refers to Piccolo as "Big Green").

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Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball adapts the first 194 chapters of Akira Toriyama's manga of the same name and mostly features series protagonist Goku as a child. In the US, it had a few failed runs--an original "Lost Dub" in '89 and another dub in '95, both of which were canceled due to low popularity--before Funimation's re-dubbed version began airing in 2001.

Funimation currently has the exclusive rights to the English dubbed version in the US and Canada.

USFunimation (sub and dub); Hulu (sub only); Yahoo (sub only)
CanadaFunimation (sub and dub)
Australia and New ZealandAnime Lab (sub and dub)

Dragon Ball Z

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Dragon Ball Z adapts the latter 325 chapters of the Dragon Ball manga. The first (censored) English dubs aired in the late '90s, and it was re-dubbed by Funimation in 2005.

US, CanadaFunimation (sub and dub)
Australia and New ZealandAnime Lab (sub and dub)

Dragon Ball GT

Dragon Ball GT is an unofficial sequel to Z and isn't based on Toriyama's manga. In it, Goku is turned back into a child.

USFunimation (sub and dub); Hulu (sub only); Yahoo (sub only)
CanadaFunimation (sub and dub)
Australia and New ZealandAnime Lab (sub and dub)

Dragon Ball Z Kai

There is an HD remastered and recut version of Dragon Ball Z called Dragon Ball Z Kai, which cuts out a lot of the "filler" from the original series that wasn't in the manga. Dragon Ball Z Kai isn't available to stream currently, though you can watch select episodes on the Adult Swim site in the US with a cable login.

Battle of the Gods and Resurrection F

Two recent Dragon Ball films--Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F--are available to stream only in the UK on Netflix. If you're not in the UK, there's always Dragon Ball Super.

Dragon Ball Super

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Dragon Ball Super is the newest anime series based on the franchise and the first Dragon Ball anime with an original story in 18 years. It's an official sequel to Z with Toriyama involved in production, and its early episodes cover the events of the films Battle of the Gods and Resurrection F. Thanks to a partnership between Crunchyroll and Funimation, the English sub is widely available.

US, CanadaCrunchyroll (sub); Funimation (sub and dub)
UKCrunchyroll (sub)
Australia and New ZealandAnime Lab (sub and dub); Crunchyroll (sub)

For more on Dragon Ball, check out our full list of Dragon Ball FighterZ Easter eggs and everything else you need to know about the fighting game. You can also test your Dragon Ball knowledge with our History of Dragon Ball Games.

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Kallie Plagge

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