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Dragon Ball Movie 1: Shen Long no Densetsu


Alternative Titles

English: Dragon Ball Movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies
Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 17,526 users)
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Ranked: #31952
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Popularity: #1627
Members: 30,181
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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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Bulma
Bulma
Main
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese
Tsuru, Hiromi
Oolong
Oolong
Main
Tatsuta, Naoki
Japanese
Tatsuta, Naoki
Pansy
Pansy
Main
Suzuki, Tomiko
Japanese
Suzuki, Tomiko

Staff

Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Nishio, Daisuke
Nishio, Daisuke
Director
Inoue, Toshiki
Inoue, Toshiki
Script
Hashimoto, Ushio
Hashimoto, Ushio
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

"Makafushigi Adventure!" by Hiroki Takahashi

Edit Ending Theme

"Romantic Ageru Yo" by Ushio Hashimoto




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KlownArt
Mar 22, 2016
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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kajia
Apr 26, 2010
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
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Monochrome - Feb 12, 2011
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Nov 18, 2015 5:39 AM
Did anybody notice they didn't even use the correct voices?
xEPICFAILx - Aug 16, 2009
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