February 26, 1986 - April 12, 1989
is a Japanese anime series produced in the late 1980s by Toei Doga , being an adaptation of the first sixteen volumes of the ''Dragon Ball'' manga created by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shￅﾍnen Jump manga anthology comic. Volumes 17-42 of the manga were adapted as Dragon Ball Z in the United States. The anime is composed of 153 half-hour episodes and ran in Japan from February 26, 1986, to April 12, 1989. The series...