Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi


Dragon Ball: The Path to Power

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラゴンボール 最強への道
English: Dragon Ball: The Path to Power
German: Dragon Ball Film 4: Der Weg zur Macht
Spanish: Dragon Ball Película 4: El Camino más Fuerte
French: Dragon Ball Film 4: L'aventure mystique
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 1996
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.131 (scored by 3243832,438 users)
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Ranked: #35492
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Popularity: #2720
Members: 60,913
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Synopsis

A retelling of Dragon Ball's origin with a different take on the meeting of Goku, Bulma, and Kame-Sen'nin. It also retells the Red Ribbon Army story; but this time they find Goku rather than Goku finding them.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gokuu

Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese

Bulma

Main
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese

Oolong

Main
Tatsuta, Naoki
Japanese

Muten-Roushi

Supporting
Aikawa, Kinya
Japanese

Yamcha

Supporting
Furuya, Toru
Japanese

Pu'ar

Supporting
Watanabe, Naoko
Japanese

Shen Long

Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese

Umigame

Supporting
Gouri, Daisuke
Japanese

Jinzouningen 8-gou

Supporting
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese

General Blue

Supporting
Shimada, Bin
Japanese

Staff

Salva, Laurence
Script
Field of View
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Ending Theme

"DAN DAN Kokoro Hikareteku" by FIELD OF VIEW




Reviews

Apr 17, 2013
This movie is just amazing! Despite being, in some ways, a retelling of the original story, I can say that it's an improved DB's beginning, with all main characters (some with minor changes in their appearance, like Staff Officer Black and General White).

Better renderized, it just became beautiful and gives joy to watch. The original magic got stronger with this special animation and it surely won't disappoint anyone who loves DB, and even the ones who had never watched it.

Some characters were excluded, like Pilaf and his comrades, and some members from RR (Colonel Silver, Captain Yellow etc.), but those were less important in the ...
Apr 23, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Wow this anime has no reviews yet. I better add mine before someone else gets the first spot!!

Ahem.

"The Path to Power" is the Dragon Ball 10th Anniversary movie that backtracks to the origin of the series, with apparently an "alternative take" on how Goku met up with his friends.

If truth be told, I was pleasantly surprised by "The Path to Power". Unlike most of the other DB movies that I've seen, this one actually has a story. Yeah, you heard me right. The usual set up for Dragon Ball movies is this: Introduce some new villain(s) within the first 5 minutes that's out to take ...
Mar 7, 2017
To preface: I watched the Funimation Dub.

Story:
For starters, Sikyou e no Michi is noncanon and sorta mashes the first bits of Dragon Ball with the Red Ribbon arc. It spends a lot of time on the former and not so much on the latter, ending with an awkward blend of disjointed scenes that aren't all that engaging or interesting. Now, that last comment is extremely relative, I understand that. How engaged someone is depends on, quite literally, their knowledge of the source material. I couldn't find myself enjoying it all that much because the source material was being butchered in favor of telling an alternate ...

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