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


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

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Alternative Titles

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

Statistics

Score: 6.831 (scored by 3077230,772 users)
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Ranked: #49902
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Popularity: #3062
Members: 52,891
Favorites: 35

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Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gohan

Supporting
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese

Piccolo

Supporting
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese

Bulma

Supporting
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese

Muten-Roushi

Supporting
Masuoka, Hiroshi
Japanese

Kuririn

Supporting
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese

Staff

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


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Opening Theme

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"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama
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Ending Theme

"Orange Hero" by jealkb




Reviews

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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