Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaettekita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!

Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son-Goku and Friends!!

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Japanese: DRAGONBALL オッス!帰ってきた孫悟空と仲間たち!
English: Dragon Ball: Yo! The Return of Son-Goku and Friends!!
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2008
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 3077230,772 users)
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Ranked: #49902
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Based on an original concept by the original author Akira Toriyama, the story, set shortly after the defeat of Majin Buu, pits Son Gokuu and his friends against a new, powerful enemy.

This special introduces four new characters: Abo and Kado red and blue aliens wearing battle fatigues similar to Frieza's army, one tiny yellow alien, and a young Saiyan child who vaguely resembles Vegeta named Tarble. Though very little about the plot has been revealed, Tarble has arrived on Earth, being pursued by Abo and Kado.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gohan

Nozawa, Masako


Furukawa, Toshio


Tsuru, Hiromi


Masuoka, Hiroshi


Tanaka, Mayumi


Kageyama, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance
Mori, Yukinojou
Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama

Ending Theme

"Orange Hero" by jealkb


Apr 19, 2015
This is my first review! Although there is no a big fight with powerful enemies I felt that this special was just to bring the anime back to life in the memory of many fans, after 11 years. I loved the way they redid the opening "Chala-Head-Chala" introduced the current characters (Goten and Trunks). The comic side still remains, with the "brawl" between Goku and Vegeta. At the end everyone ends up participating in the battle. is a great special, more not as interesting as the "Episode of Bardock".
Jan 2, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This semi-canon anniversary special loses a lot of it's value in the post-super era, but it's still worth a watch for Dragon Ball fans who want something short and sweet. The special takes place in between the end of the Buu saga and (at the time non-existent) Super, and really it's just an excuse to see our characters we like hanging out only to transition to a low stakes action setpiece predominately featuring (kid) Trunks and Goten. I mistakenly skipped over this when I watched Battle of Gods but now that i've circled back around, I feel like Battle of Gods actually might have taken ...
May 6, 2020
I know this was the first piece of Dragon Ball media in about 11 years when it first came out, and is a pretty weightless 35-minute filler episode designed mostly just to bring back all the old characters in a fanservicey way, but I sure wish it was a little bit less bad.

The story is about Vegeta's long-lost brother who turns up alive after some evil dudes are chasing him. This is pretty good fodder for an actual plot, you know! But instead it's a silly "lol these dudes are weak so let's not take it seriously at all" story where the characters banter ...

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