It is part of the Dragon Ball media franchise. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama. The anime is composed of 153 episodes that were broadcast on Fuji TV from February 1986 to April 1989. It was broadcast in 81 countries worldwide.
See also: Magical Girl Pretty Sammy, Girls und Panzer, The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, Moe (slang), List of Doraemon (1979 TV series) episodes, Erica Mendez.