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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Chikyû marugoto chô kessen (original title)
A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

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Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamcha (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Tenshinhan (voice)
Hiroko Emori ...
Chaozu (voice)
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Piccolo (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Naoko Watanabe ...
Puar (voice)
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Kaiô-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Rezun / Shenlong (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Rakasei (voice)
Yûji Machi ...
Daîzu (voice)
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A Saiyan named Turles has come to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might, which will sap all of the life from earth in order to bear fruit that will greatly increase the strength of whoever eats it. Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with Turles's group for the sake of the planet. Written by charles

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Dragon Ball Z The Movie: The Tree of Might  »

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Trivia

The film was shown at the 1990 Toei Anime Fair film festival, as part of an triple feature titled Akira Toriyama: The World (the other two films were Kennosuke-sama (1990) and Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô (1990), anime versions of his one-shot stories). See more »

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Gohan doesn't detransform when Turles destroys the Power Ball. This contradicts every other Great Ape transformation in the entire series, in which if the moonlight source is eliminated, detransformation happens instantly. See more »

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Turles: [to Piccolo] Who the hell are you?
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While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

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Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995) See more »

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CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Sung by Hironobu Kageyama
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I've been pronouncing his name wrong
20 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another good "Dragonball Z" movie, but I don't think it's one of the best. I think it's mostly because of the villain. He looks just like Goku and I kind of think that was a bit too obvious to represent as an evil counterpart to him. He doesn't have much depth and I felt like they could have done more with him. Hey, we get an environmental message in the series! It's kind of weird to see the Dragon Balls being used for something like that. Besides this, it's still quite watchable.

This introduces Gohan's pet dragon, Icarus. Alright, I'm not sure if he appears in the later movies, but it's interesting to meet this character. I think it's a good idea to have a main character with a pet. There really is something you could do with that and it works here. At first, I thought they wouldn't go all the way and make Gohan the great ape, but they did! The plot is also pretty cool. I like the idea of a giant tree, especially with all the details with the roots. It's a pretty original idea. Turles (I thought his name was pronounced "Turuls" and not "Tur-less") has some colorful henchmen too. ***


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