Want to know where you can watch all the Dragon Ball anime series for free, as long as you don’t mind ads? Well, Crunchyroll does. After all, they’re the ones providing it. They even have a brand new trailer just for the occasion. Check it out below:
Now You Too Can Collect All the Dragon Balls (Again)
Crunchyroll is proud to announce that they are completing their Dragon Ball collection as of today. To be specific, this collection now includes: all 153 episodes of the original Dragon Ball in both Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub, all 281 episodes of Dragon Ball Z (save for episode 110 as of this writing for some unknown reason) in English dub, and all 64 episodes of Dragon Ball GT in both Japanese audio with English subtitles and English dub. To put it in perspective: that’s a total of 498 episodes worth of Saiyans battling it out, minus that specific episode that’s missing for, again, an unexplained reason. That should be pretty satisfying to the most ardent DB fans.
You can watch Dragon Ball here, Dragon Ball Z here, and Dragon Ball GT here. However, one thing I really want to point out is that Crunchyroll has locked all of these episodes behind a paywall as of this writing. You can’t actually watch it for free with ads like with the other anime series on Crunchyroll. You actually have to pay for the premium subscription to access these anime series. It’s a bit troubling that’s the path Crunchyroll seems to be taking these days, but there’s not a lot we can do about it. Not unless Crunchyroll does anything particularly egregious. Or people protest loudly enough. Whichever comes first.
Dragon Ball: Details
For those of who who’ve been living underneath a rock for the past 3 decades: Dragon Ball is the story of a boy named Goku. This happy and innocent little boy has access to super-strength, which comes in handy since he clearly loves fighting. However, he also hides a dark secret: he turns into a giant berserk monkey kaiju thing when the full moon rises. This maniacal monkey wishes only to destroy everything and everyone around it, which is not a good thing to have. Oh, and he goes on an adventures with a female mad genius named Bulma to find the Dragon Balls to summon a dragon god to grant their wishes, but that’s another story for later. You can find Crunchyroll’s synopsis below:
“Goku is a strange, bushy-tailed boy who spends his days hunting and eating—until he meets Bulma, a bossy beauty with boys on the brain.”
Dragon Ball Z: Details
Dragon Ball Z basically continues the story of Goku as he starts a family with his wife Chi-Chi. He has a son with her named Gohan and all seems well. Right up until aliens from space come to Earth to stop that happiness with a lot of glowing, screaming, and punching. You can find the full synopsis from Crunchyroll below:
“Goku—the strongest ﬁghter on the planet—is all that stands between humanity and villains from the darkest corners of space.”
Dragon Ball GT: Details
I can’t even begin to tell you what Dragon Ball GT is about. All I can say is that I assume it will have a lot more glowing Saiyans punching each other while screaming at max volume. Crunchyroll official synopsis can tell you a lot more than I can:
“The Dragon Balls have been scattered to the ends of earth, and if Goku can’t gather them in a year, Earth will meet ﬁnal catastrophe.”