Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever. See how Goku met his life long friends Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, Master Roshi and more. And see his adventures as a boy, all leading up to Dragonball Z and later Dragonball GT.
Warriors the world over are lining up to compete as the World Martial Arts Tournament prepares to get under way. Unfortunately, all of Master Roshi's pupils are missing, including Goku. With the entry-deadline approaching, the competitive future of our heroes looks bleak, as does Roshi's patience.
The World Martial Arts Tournament gets underway as Goku and the others compete in the exciting preliminary round. But the competition threatens to turn ugly when Goku gets a visit from an old adversary.
The preliminary round continues as Goku, Yamcha, Krillin, and Tien battle one opponent after another in hopes of advancing to the semi-final round. Meanwhile, Master Roshi is confronted by an old rival.
The match between Tien Shinhan and Mercenary Tao begins. Shen (the Crane hermit) is in the audience cheering for his brother Tao. Tien seems to be a lot stronger than Tao and tries to escort him out of the ring until Tao takes off one of his cybernetic hands revealing a knife. The announcer tells Tao that he is disqualified for using a weapon but Tao dosen`t lisen because he wants to kill Tien for deciding to join the Turtle Hermit`s students. Tien breaks the knife. Tao takes off his other hand revealing a cannon for his super Dodon ray. Tao shoots the super Dodon ray at Tien. Tien survives the ray easily by being able to destroy it. Tien punches Tao in the stomach. Tien gives Tao to Shen. Shen and Tao leave the tournament saying that the Turtle Hermit and his students won`t die in peace. And Goku and Anomounous`s match is about to begin.
Goku battles the unknown girl, who seems to be getting more and more angry at him. Eventually, she tells him why she's angry at him: Goku told her he'd marry her! After a funny scene in which Goku finally learns what getting married means, he tells her he doesn't even recall saying this to her. She then tells him that she'll tell him who she is, but only if he defeats her. With that said, Goku easilly knocks her out of the ring. Defeated, the girl reveals that she's Chi Chi(which Oolong already figured out). Goku then realizes that he did promise to marry her, but he admits that he always thought that ""married"" was some sort of food. Chi Chi is sad, but then is overjoyed when Goku proposes to her right in the ring. She then kisses him(which makes Krillin angry). Soon, the next battle begins: Ma Junior(Piccolo) vs. Krillin. The two seem to be even, but Piccolo decides to show Krillin some of his true strength...
With some difficulty, Junior defeats Krillin, even though it looked as though they were evenly matched. Then, Yamcha faces Hero, who is really Kami, using the human to defeat Piccolo Jr.. Does Yamcha have a chance?
Hero starts by acting like a crazy man, however, Yamcha scratches to stay in the ring as Hero reveals his true abilityand identity. Goku and Tien Shinhan must fight one another in a friendly rematch to claim the last remaining spot for the semi-finals.
As the battle between Tien Shinhan and Goku rages, Goku unloads a heavy burden, one that may shift the balance in the extraordinary showdown. All eyes turn to Tien as an embarrassing moment spurs him to make a dangerous choice.
Goku has always been able to handle himself in the ring, but when his fight with Tien Shinhan turns into a war against an army, he finds himself in serious jeopardy. Tien's new technique may spell the end for our hero!
Goku is eager to fight Junior, but Kami fears his inexperience will be his downfall. Hero takes on Junior in the last round of the semi-finals, where his shocking agenda is revealed.
Goku faces the ultimate test as he confronts his greatest nemesis in the final round of tournament. This time his fight is for more than the title. The future of the free world is at stake!
The battle to save the planet continues as Goku tries to take down Junior in the final match of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Goku has an ultimate weapon: The Super Kamehameha Wave. However, if he uses it to destroy Junior, Kami will be sacrificed, having been trapped inside Junior's stomach!
Junior reveals a startling secret that shocks the tournament. Goku finds himself facing a huge dilemma, as his fight for the championship becomes the fight for survival!
As the exhausting battle between Goku and Junior continues, Goku avoids disaster by taking the battle within. Junior surprises all when he unveils a new threat!
The World Martial Arts Tournament begins to fall to pieces as Junior unveils a technique that not only threatens to destroy Goku, but his friends as well. Even the mighty Kami believes that there is no way for Goku to survive in this winner-take-all massacre!
The end of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament finds Goku struggling for survival as Junior gets the upper hand, poised to take the Title and his life. Kami devises a way to rescue the young hero, but his plan calls for the ultimate sacrifice!
Eager to announce their wedding plans, Goku and Chi Chi return to her father's kingdom. The good news is short-lived when Ox King's castle goes up in flames! Goku embarks on a quest to find a sacred tool, which can save Ox King and his future with Chi Chi.
Goku and ChiChi's search for the Basho Fan leads them into the heart of a fiery volcano. Once inside, they must face a mighty creature that consumes flames: the Fire-Eater!
Goku's search for the Basho fan leads him to a treacherous mountain that has a strange curse. ChiChi is faced with the biggest mess of her life when she meets a mysterious old woman, while the Ox King tries to flee the raging fires that threaten to destroy his castle!
After the Basho fan fails to put out the fire threatening the Ox King, Goku and ChiChi set out to find the Magical Furnace, believed to be the last hope for extinguishing the deadly blaze. But before they can complete their quest, Goku must solve the mystery of the Dark World.
Goku and Chi Chi must travel to Mt. Five Elements in a last ditch effort to save her father, the Ox King, from the deadly magical flames, which threaten to consume his kingdom. Before Goku can complete his quest, he must fan the flames of Fate and hope he doesn't get burned!