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.hack//Legend of the Twilight
Angelic Layer
Aquarian Age: The Movie
Astro Boy
Banner of the Stars
Brain Powered
Carcaptors: The Movie
Castle in the Sky
Crest of the Stars
Detective Conan
Digimon: The Movie
Digimon 02
Dragonball: Mystical Adventure
Dragonball-Z: Dead Zone
Dragonball-Z: The Tree of Might
Dragonball-Z: The World's Strongest
Dragonball-Z: Lord Slug
Dragonball-Z: Super Android #13
Dragonball-Z: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragonball G.T.
Dragon Drive
El Hazard
Figure 17
Final Fantasy: Unlimited
Fruits Basket
Fullmetal Alchemist
Full Metal Panic
Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell 2
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C.
Gundam: 08th M.S. Team
Gundam 0080
Gundam 0083
Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Gundam Seed
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Interstella 5555
Kiki's Delivery Service
Legend of Lemnear
Machine Robo
Magic Knight Rayearth
Pokemon: The First Movie
Pokemon the Movie 2000
Pokemon 3: The Movie
Pokemon: Mew Two Returns
Pokemon 4-ever
Pokemon Heroes
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
Sister Princess
Spirited Away
Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Energon
Transformers: R.i.D
Transformers: The Movie
Ultraman Tiga
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Zoids: Fuzors
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids: Guardian Force

Distributor: FUNimation
Original Story: Akira Toriyama
Volumes: Over 20 (or 4 double-disk DVDs)
Rating: TVY7 (comedic violence)
Anime Code: H

Bulma, an intelligent but foolhardy girl, meets Goku, a young boy with a monkey tail living in the woods.  Together, they set out to find the powerful Dragonballs, which are said to have the power to grant anyone a single wish.  On the way, they meet friends, enemies, and have one whale of a time.

Review: I saw DB-Z before I saw Dragonball so seeing how everyone first met was a real treat for me.  It was a little too slapstick at times but they developed the characters really well. 

Action Level: 4/5
It may come across as light-hearted, but when they cut into the action scenes, they spare no expense.

Romance Level: 3/5
Bulma and Yamcha's relationship started out good, but Bulma seemed to get a little too possessive.  One relationship I thought they could've expanded on was the one between Launch and Tienshinhan.

Comedy Level: 4/5
The action and comedy are neck-and-neck.

Adult Level: 3/5
They show naked children, but not their privates.

Drama Level: 2/5
I guess they were reserving the drama for DB-Z.

Overall Level: 3/5
Very funny, very intense as well.  I don't think you'll fully understand DB-Z until you see Dragonball.