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Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008)

Doragon bôru: Ossu! Kaette kita Son Gokû to nakama-tachi!! (original title)
Goku and his family and friends encounter Vegeta's brother, and a threat from Vegeta's past shows up and causes trouble.

Director:

Yoshihiro Ueda

Writers:

Takao Koyama (script), Akira Toriyama (series based on story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Son Goten (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / Yajirobê
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chichi / Puar / Marron
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Bubbles / Bee
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (voice)
Hiroshi Masuoka Hiroshi Masuoka ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Miki Itô ... No.18 (voice)
Yûko Minaguchi ... Videl (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Mr. Satan / Gyûmaô / Umigame
Masakazu Morita ... Tarble (voice)
Kumiko Nishihara Kumiko Nishihara ... Gure (voice)
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Storyline

It is two years after the defeat of Majin Buu, and Earth is enjoying a time of peace. Mr. Satan invites all of the Z Fighters to a banquet celebrating the opening of his hotel, but while they are enjoying themselves, they are interrupted by the arrival of Tarble, brother of Vegeta, and Tarble's wife. Tarble tells them how two fighters, formerly henchmen of Frieza, are terrorizing the planet that he now lives on, and he asks for their help in vanquishing these new foes. Written by page8701

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Goku grows a crop of radishes. This is an in-joke to Goku's brother Raditz, the first villain from Dragon Ball Z (1989) (and also foreshadows the appearance of Vegeta's brother). See more »

Goofs

Lunch appears the same as she does in Dragon Ball, however in the end of Dragon Ball Z, she appears older, despite the OVA taking place after the Buu Saga. See more »

Quotes

Gure: [bows to Vegeta] How do you do, my brother? I'm Gure. I'm honored.
Vegeta: [bows back] No, the honor's mine.
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Crazy Credits

The intro sequence to the movie is an update of the opening credits of Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989), with updated animation and slight modifications to represent the Z-Fighters and their families and friends in the aftermath of the Buu Saga. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball Z (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Opening theme
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyôka
Arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto
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A great way to revive an excellent anime
23 November 2008 | by pinguino260See all my reviews

I had been looking forward for watching this since it was announced,i was amused and surprised when i heard that a new ova was going to go out after 11 years of dragon ball lack,well i can say after watching this that this special didn't disappointed me.It was interesting watching the great old dragon ball with new animation techniques,brighter colors and higher detailed scenarios.

The plot isn't too deep or original,but dragon ball had never been too deep,so i had no problem with that.A bunch of characters from the series appear and there are new ones,that i liked a lot.

The only complaint i have is the duration,i felt it was too short,but i hope this isn't the last dragon ball material we see.

in conclusion if you're a dragon ball fan you should watch this,you won't be disappointed.


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