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Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988)

Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken (original title)
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Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

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Akira Toriyama (manga "Dragon Ball"), Yoshifumi Yûki (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Arare Norimaki / Lunch (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Buruma (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (Muten Rôshi) (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Pu'erh (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tenshinhan (voice)
Hiroko Emori ... Chaozu (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Sea Turtle (Umigame) (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Tsuru-sen'nin / Karin (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Tao Pai Pai (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron / Senbei Norimaki / Fight Announcer (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Gen. Blue (voice)
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Storyline

Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, Goku and Krillin attend the World Martial Arts Tournament, which is hosted by the Emperor; Bora and his son Upa attempt to hide the dragon ball they found from the emperor's forces, which are under the control of the evil Shen and General Tao; and Bulma conducts her own search for the dragon balls with the help of Yamcha, Puar, and Oolong. Written by page8701

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 July 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,714,846
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

'This is the only time that voice actor 'Mike McFarland' has voiced Emperor Pilaf. In all his other appearances he was voiced by Chuck Huber. Chuck provided the voice of Master Shen. See more »

Quotes

Master Roshi: It doesn't make sense that the Emperor would hurt so many people to get the Dragon Balls. He's such a kind-hearted young man.
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Alternate Versions

Harmony Gold dubbed both 'Mystical Adventure' and 'Curse of the Blood Rubies' and aired it as a double feature on WPSG Philly 57 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the early 1990's, changing the characters names, censoring footage and replacing the original Japanese opening and ending credits. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Makafushigi adobenchâ!
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yuriko Mori
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kôhei Tanaka
Performed by Hiroki Takahashi
(Columbia Records)
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Good fun for early Dragon Ball fans
2 January 2002 | by mgoodroSee all my reviews

As a long time fan of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z I am excited to see this finally find release in the United States. This movie spins off of the early Dragon Ball Tournament Saga very smoothly with a short scenic summary of Goku and Krillin's (Kuririn) training under Master Roshi. There is a lot of good fun and some nice action sequences, including tournament fighting hosted by Chaozu. Familiar Dragon Ball characters are there, including Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha and Pu'ar, and some new characters are introduced, including Tien and the aforementioned Chaozu. Very funny and overall quite enjoyable, though uncut this may be a little too suggestive for many children. I highly recommend this to all Dragon Ball or DBZ fans as well as any fan of lighthearted anime; I actually enjoyed this movie more than many of the Dragon Ball Z movies that follow it.


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