Dragon Ball Movie 3: Makafushigi Daibouken

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

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Japanese: ドラゴンボール 摩訶不思議大冒険
English: Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure
German: Dragon Ball Film 3: Son Gokus Erster Turnier
Spanish: Dragon Ball Película 3: Gran Aventura Mística
French: Dragon Ball Film 3: Le Château du démon
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 1988
Producers: Harmony Gold
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.821 (scored by 3033530,335 users)
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Ranked: #48912
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Popularity: #2795
Members: 56,495
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Emperor Chiaotzu's wife has gone missing, and he is told by Master Shen that if he collects the seven dragon balls he can call upon the eternal dragon and wish for her return. Meanwhile, Goku and Krillin attend the World Martial Arts Tournament, which is hosted by the Emperor; Bora and his son Upa attempt to hide the dragon ball they found from the emperor's forces, which are under the control of the evil Shen and General Tao; and Bulma conducts her own search for the dragon balls with the help of Yamcha, Puar, and Oolong.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Carletti, Ariane
Theme Song Performance
Toriyama, Akira
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Opening Theme

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"Makafushigi Adventure!" by Hiroki Takahashi

Ending Theme

"Dragon Ball Densetsu (ドラゴンボール伝説)" by Hiroki Takahashi


Jan 9, 2022
After having watched the previous Dragonball movies, it's quite clear this is the superior among them due to the quality of animation, and the ways in which the story is reworked while including most major story beats. There is far less reusing of individual frames, which adds to the watchability significantly. The way in which the story is remixed is interesting that it holds a Dragonball fans attention due to being different enough, while sticking closer to something resembling the Dragonball canon.

Unlike the previous movies which felt more like extended episodes, or filler arcs, this movie really felt closer to an anime movie experience. ...
Oct 16, 2022
Like all original Dragon Ball movies, Dragon Ball Movie 3 Mystical Adventure is basically a retelling of what happened up to that point slidly altered. Chaotzu is an emperor with Master Shen and Tenshinhan being his underlings. Bora, Upa, Tao Pai Pai and Arale appear in this movie but with lesser roles compared to their anime counterpart and some references are made to the main story but without the same impact. In fact, it might be the weakest of all 4 purely Dragon Ball movies simply because the scenes that end up being weak homages could never carry the same impact as most of them ...
Jul 14, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Another Dragon Ball film. Another retelling. This one combines the first and second tournament arc with the Red Ribbon arc. Then it tells it completely differently. For the curious only.

Animation seems a bit sloppy here and there. Certain facial expressions used by our beloved characters don't really match them. Bulma is just all over the place. Everything else just seems like a step down from the anime. It works, but you'll notice it as well. The English voice actors are different from the anime. A few remain the same, but big ones like Goku are wrong. They will annoy you. Goku's voice just lacks conviction. ...

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