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Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT Join Crunchyroll

Recently, the anime world was hit with the bombshell announcement that Funimation's streaming catalogue was moving to Crunchyroll.  Funimation titles have been gradually added to Crunchyroll's library in the days since. This week they have been joined by the franchise is most closely associated with Funimation, Dragon Ball.

The most recent incarnation Dragon Ball Super was already available, but now it has been joined by the original Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, as well as the less successful Dragon Ball GT. All titles  are available to subscribers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland may be left a little baffled why they have been left out, considering that Funimation has a UK office too (formerly Manga Entertainment, and presumably soon to be Crunchyroll.)

For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past 30 years, The Dragon Ball saga follows the character Goku, who grows from a monkey-tailed borderline feral kid in the original DB to the most powerful warrior in any universe, able to go toe-to-toe with literal gods. It started life as a manga created by Akira Toriyama in 1984 serialised in Shonen Jump and loosely based on the classic novel Journey To The West. It went on to sell more than 260 million copies worldwide. As well as the four TV series and the manga it has also spawned a series of very successful video games and 20 feature films (with another one set to release in Japan this year). It also spawned a US-made live-action adaptation, but we try not to think about that.

The details for the new titles are below:

Dragon Ball 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. 5 Seasons,(153 Episodes). Available with Subtitles and English dubbed.

Dragon Ball Z Goku- the strongest fighter on the planet—is all that stands between humanity and villains from the darkest corners of space. 9 Seasons, (291 Episodes) Available English Dubbed.

Dragon Ball GT The Dragon Balls have been scattered to the ends of the earth, and if Goku can’t gather them in a year, Earth will meet final catastrophe. 2 Seasons (64 episodes). Available with Subtitles and English dubbed.

The Dragon Ball saga joins more than 50 new titles that have been added to Crunchyroll's library from Funimation since the beginning of March- with many more still to come.