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 3009330,093 users)
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Ranked: #49002
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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.

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Son, Gohan

Nozawa, Masako


Furukawa, Toshio


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Masuoka, Hiroshi


Tanaka, Mayumi


Kageyama, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance
Toriyama, Akira
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Orange Hero" by jealkb


Nov 25, 2008
This is my first review, so please don't take it too seriously. This is the first Dragonball animation in 11 years. I don't know about you, but I was really looking forward to this when I first heard about it.

Nothing too revolutionary, But not as boring as the older Dragonball Z movies. Its kept the Dragon ball Z fighting and humour style.

I thought this was going to be just like the old Dragonball Z series, but I was wrong. They re-did it, it now looks new and clean. The animation is great and the fights are good also.

At the beginning you get introduced with the ...
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 11, 2009
Now don't get me wrong here, i am a huge DBZ fan. I recently joined this site a few days ago and came across Yo Son Goku n Freinds Return so i had to check it out.

On the good side The animation definitely is cleaner and more well done.
Now for the cons...
Goku did not act like Goku at all, Vegeta cant have a brother that young, his father died when he was only about 5 years old, remnants of the Frieza force would NEVER be able to last a second against Goten or trunks, who each at that time have an individual fighting strength ...

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