Dragon Ball is a manga and anime franchise by Akira Toriyama. It has spawned into the extremely popular sequel series Dragon Ball Z and a non-canon third installment by Toei Animation titled Dragon Ball GT. It has several of video games on various game consoles each consisting of different game engines. The most common games sprites are ripped from are the Dragon Ball Z arcade games, Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden series and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22. To this day the Dragon Ball series has the most video games than any other anime series.
Due to the wide array of sprite-based games in the series, many Dragon Ball M.U.G.E.N characters have spawned over the years, to the point where it may have the most amount of characters to its name out of any other series, with Goku being the most commonly-made character. For the longest time, however, the majority of the M.U.G.E.N community disliked these characters as most of them were very powerful and overly flashy, which, while accurate to the source, made them very overpowered and even glitchy when fighting other characters. In more recent years, Dragon Ball characters have become increasingly less overpowered, to the point of them being considered balanced, but still retain a hint of cinematic flashiness. Notable creators are CHOUJIN and Team Z2.