Ackchyually if we're talking Dragon Ball, the series that started in 1986 with creator Akira Toriyama, then the episodes would be more inclined to be based on a loose interpretation of the Chinese novel Journey to the West
with the character Son Goku
being their version of Son Wukong
(aka Monkey King) which you can clearly see from the inclusion of the monkey like tail he has along with the staff, which is a copy of the staff it's based on which is called Ruyi Jingu Bang
that had the properties to shrink down to the size of needle and also allowed it to grow to enormous proportions.
An episode of Dragon Ball would much more be influenced by Chinese culture and much less about fighting, which would not become the sole focus of the story until after the Tenkaichi Budōkai
or World Martial Arts Tournament, which even the creator Akira himself felt reluctant to do as he was more of a fan of the Journey to the West
adventure aspect. However, with the increased popularity of the series after the Tenkaichi Budōkai
he felt much better in trying to return to form with things like the Red Ribbon Army Arc but eventually gave up after it showed people had no real interest in that kind of storytelling.
And you would know all of this if you weren't such a void of culture, you vapid uneducated ignoranus.