What is great about the Japanese manga series that has managed to develop a very life all its own. This means that is originally sprang up from Journey To The West, which was a classic Japanese novel, and went on to develop more lives than that of a cat so to speak. The popularity of Dragonball is something that refuses to die and this is a good thing for its creators and fans who simply adore it. If anything, when one aspect of it does pass along, another newer premise is born and takes its place every time.
Dragonball was first written and illustrated in a series that was featured in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1984 to 1995. Its 519 chapters were published individually into 42 volumes by Shueisha. The childhood hero that is featured in Dragonball is no other than the character called Goku, as he grows up from boy to man, and does experience all sorts of adventures along the way. Goku's main goal in life is to seek out the seven orbs that are known as the Dragon Balls and the story does chronicle his adventures to get them.
The 42 volumes belonging to the anime series were adapted into two separate anime series. These two series were called Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. So, with this said, Dragonball does indeed inspire many lives. This is just two more of its very individual lives, as time marches on, and why Dragon Ball does go on.
Dragonball is without a doubt one of the most successful of all the manga and anime series that are out there. If anything, it is one of the most all-time successful ones, if one has to go a step further. This is why it lives on and will always live on!