Dragon Ball Movie 1: Shen Long no Densetsu


Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説
English: Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies
German: Dragon Ball der Film: Die Legende von Shenlong
Spanish: Dragon Ball la Película: La Leyenda de Shenron
French: Dragon Ball le Film: La Légende De Shenron
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 1986
Producers: Harmony Gold
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.791 (scored by 3397033,970 users)
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Ranked: #48262
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Popularity: #2387
Members: 60,375
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Synopsis

A retelling of Dragon Ball's origins, this is a different version of the meeting of Goku, Bulma, Oolong, and Yamucha. They are all looking for the dragon balls for different reasons when they cross paths with an evil king named Gourmeth, who is also looking for the dragon balls.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamcha

Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese

Shen Long

Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese

Pu'ar

Supporting
Watanabe, Naoko
Japanese

Umigame

Supporting
Gouri, Daisuke
Japanese

Narrator

Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese

Staff

Inoue, Toshiki
Script
Hashimoto, Ushio
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"Makafushigi Adventure!" by Hiroki Takahashi
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Ending Theme

"Romantic Ageru Yo" by Ushio Hashimoto



Apr 26, 2010
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
Having seen this movie, I now understand why the Dragon Ball movie "The Path to Power" (which I watched before this one) is labelled as an "alternative version" to the beginning of Dragon Ball - it essentially does the same thing as this movie, but went about it in a different way. Both of them bring some of the core characters of the franchise: Goku, Bulma, the turtle guy and the pig etc (these guys don't even need names to be honest). The production seems to be higher for this movie, as the animation looks clearer, but this could be because I watched a lower read more
Apr 2, 2017
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Toriyama Akira's Dragonball franchise is one I've looked at before. I've also looked at two films associated with it: Fusion Reborn & Battle of Gods. This time, we're going to kick off film festival week with a look at one of the Dragonball era films, Legend of Shenron. It originally aired in late 1986. Yes, the same year that Dragonball itself started airing. So, let's see how it compares to the others we've looked at.

Story:

We open with soldiers destroying buildings and fields while terrorising the citizens in order to mine rich stones. Clearly, the most creative name for valuable stones ever. We then cut read more
Jan 11, 2020
DanMcMahon (All reviews)
If you are a film buff, literary critic, or even a fan of Japanese history you will adore this time-capsule. This is classic DragonBall with the addition of a look at the political and economic concerns of the time this piece was created. Observing the various references to fear of Industrialisation we see the Japanese rural perspective on the changes going through their country post-WW2. To see it in anime form is both surreal and fascinating to an educated person. Don't misunderstand me, it is in no way like Princess Mononoke, but it serves to be a very entertaining way to reintroduce the characters of read more
Mar 22, 2016
KlownArt (All reviews)
If you are like me you don't mind non-canonical movies. Especially within the Dragon Ball realm. You understand they cannot logically happen, but still enjoy them. This movie is a retelling of the first arc of Dragon Ball. It's not just a shortened down version of the television series. It takes tons of liberties with characters and progression points.

With non-canonical movies you can enjoy them because they are their own thing. This isn't it's own thing though. It's just a worse version of the television series. The story moves to fast and no one really develops. The villain barely gets enough air time. The finale read more

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