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Dragon Ball: How old is Son Goku in each part of the anime?

The Dragon Ball series has captivated audiences worldwide with its thrilling battles and charismatic characters. One of the most iconic figures in the anime is Son Goku, the main protagonist. While Goku is often seen as perpetually youthful, he does age throughout the various parts of the series. Let’s take a closer look at Goku’s true age in each part of the anime.
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  • When Goku first graced the screen and embarked on his adventure with Bulma in search of the Dragon Balls, he claimed to be just 11 years old. During this time, Goku joined forces with his newfound friends to thwart Pilaf’s evil plans and later trained under Master Roshi. By the time the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament arrived, Goku had reached the age of 15.
  • Following the tournament, Goku faced off against the formidable Red Ribbon Army and emerged victorious. However, his defeat at the hands of Tien during the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament saw Goku at the age of 15. Subsequently, Goku confronted the menacing demon king Piccolo and underwent training under Kami and Mister Popo. At the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku, now 18 years old, triumphed over Piccolo and soon after tied the knot with Chi-Chi.
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  • The Dragon Ball Z series takes place five years after the events of Dragon Ball, with Goku aged 23. He now has a son named Gohan, who is five years old. Goku sacrifices himself to defeat his brother Raditz and undergoes training on King Kai’s planet for a year, making him 24 when he confronts Vegeta after being revived by the Dragon Balls.
  • Following his victory over Vegeta, Goku continues to train with the Z Warriors for three years in preparation for the impending threat of the Androids. At this point, Goku is 26 years old, both chronologically and biologically. After a year of training with his son Gohan to confront Cell, Goku reaches the age of 27 once the Cell Saga concludes.
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  • Following the Cell Saga, Goku spends seven years in the Other World before being brought back to life by Elder Kai to confront Majin Buu. Though Goku maintains the appearance of a 27-year-old, he is actually 34 when he defeats Buu. After a ten-year time skip, Goku theoretically reaches the age of 37 by the end of Dragon Ball Z, but in reality, due to the timeline, he is 44.
  • Dragon Ball Super picks up roughly six years after the defeat of Buu, with Goku physically aged 31 but biologically 38. Throughout the series, Goku and Vegeta train under the guidance of Beerus and Whis for a year, honing their skills even further.
  • In the Dragon Ball Super: Broly anime and movie, Goku is physically 32 years old, but in real-time, he reaches the age of 39.
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Son Goku’s journey in the Dragon Ball series spans various stages of his life, from his humble beginnings as a young boy to becoming a seasoned warrior. With each new chapter, Goku grows stronger and faces increasingly formidable adversaries, captivating fans with his enduring spirit and unwavering determination.
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