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Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Kono yo de ichiban tsuyoi yatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 26 May 1998 (USA)
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The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world.

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Pikkoro (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Buruma (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Ûron (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron (voice)
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Dr. Kochin (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino Yukimasa Kishino ... Kishîme (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ... Ebifuryâ (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Misokattsun / Umigame (voice)
Kôji Nakata Kôji Nakata ... Dr. Uirô (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator (voice)
Lisa Ann Beley ... Chi-Chi (Ocean Group dub) (voice)
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Storyline

The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue. Written by page8701

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Deep in the ice is earth's greatest threat that can only be stopped by one man.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,843,141
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Animation, Toei Doga See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie features the final appearance of the Power Pole (Nyoibô). See more »

Goofs

While Goku is in the beam struggle with Dr. Wheelo, the top of his Gi was ripped apart while yelling "Power up!". In the next shot his Gi is intact completely. See more »

Quotes

Goku (AB Groupe dub): A bunch of monsters kidnapped The Old One and Bulma just like that?
Oolong (AB Groupe dub): In-in a way...
Goku (AB Groupe dub): Hm. OK, don't worry. The Old One can defend himself, don't worry, he was martial arts champion of the world many times over. Got any idea where they were taken?
Oolong (AB Groupe dub): Well, maybe I sorta got a hunch but you gotta promise you won't be angry.
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Alternate Versions

The old TV version that was once aired on Cartoon Network (based on the Ocean English dub) was edited for profanity and sexual humor but not for violence. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Record)
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A good way to begin a passion.
24 May 2000 | by GasperSKSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the best movies to help a newcomer to the series to get a handle on all that goes on. A BIT better then Dead Zone, but much better then Tree of Might. Though not in continuity of the series, it's still worth the watch. Highly recommended.


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