Film/Series: Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
Production Studio: Toei Animation
Adapted from: Dragon Ball (manga) by Akira Toriyama
Summary: A highly influential series and one of the most popular anime of all time, Dragon Ball tells the story of Son Goku, a humanoid alien who ends up on Earth as a baby and goes on adventures to collect the magical wish-granting objects known as Dragon Balls. Dragon Ball Z adapts the second half of the original manga where Goku, now an adult, joins forces with his friends and family to defend the planet from various conquerors, murderous machines, and ancient evils. The Path to Power is a movie retelling of several events in the original Dragon Ball series, as a celebration of the franchise's tenth anniversary.