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Dragon Ball Z Movie 01: Ora no Gohan wo Kaese!!


Alternative Titles

English: Dragon Ball Z Movie 01: The Dead Zone
Synonyms: DBZ Movie 1, DBZMV1, Dragon Ball Z: Return My Gohan!!
Japanese: DRAGON BALL Z (1989) (ドラゴンボールZ オラの悟飯をかえせッ!!)

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1989
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 41 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.931 (scored by 37,027 users)
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Ranked: #36092
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Popularity: #994
Members: 57,394
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Synopsis

Kami-sama's old nemesis's son has come to exact revenge on Kami-sama for winning the title of Earth's Guardian. After kidnapping Son Gohan and using the dragon balls to gain immortality, he has a final showdown with Goku.

(Source: ANN)

Background

Note: Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, originally released theatrically in Japan as simply Dragon Ball Z and later as Dragon Ball Z: Return My Gohan!! for its Japanese VHS and Laserdisc release.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Son, Gokuu
Son, Gokuu
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Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Son, Gohan
Son, Gohan
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Piccolo
Piccolo
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Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
Garlic Junior
Garlic Junior
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Kamiya, Akira
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Kamiya, Akira

Staff

Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Nishio, Daisuke
Nishio, Daisuke
Director
Vale, Eric
Vale, Eric
Script
Koyama, Takao
Koyama, Takao
Script


Edit Opening Theme

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

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"Dete Koi Tobikiri ZENKAI Power" by MANNA




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Luquillo
Nov 7, 2015
When I look back on the very first DBZ movie, I always find it ironic how it's actually among the best in the line up. Each of the following movies venture the exact same path, which is to provide the viewer with low brow entertainment through lots of action and comedy. I have no beef with this. The problem is, once you get pass the first batch of movies, you start to sense the lack of innovation and even creativity. They become unbelievably gimmicky and that feel of a cash in is all over the place. Dragon Ball Z is definitely an anime series you read more
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LadyDemigra
Jul 25, 2015
When it comes to the Dragonball films in general they usually follow something different. instead of the canon material that the series contains
It instead mixes certain content from the series themselves but only to present a different setting that usually is not always direct from the series.

So therefore, Do not go into watching them expecting anything that great of a premise in the first place since its not meant to do so, except just take them as special added content for its standard viewing alone.

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erwinmm89
Oct 5, 2008
The first Dragon Ball Z movie.

Each character follows the same personality they have in the series, holding every grudge, knowledge, technique, etc., they had up to the release date of this movie. It develops the pre-existing characters very well. However, most of the characters that were introduced exclusively for this movie are not developed.

The story revolves around the Dragon Balls, just like everything else related to this series; some evil character appears and tries to grab a hold on the Dragon Balls in order to rule/destroy the world. It's not unique or original, but it at least entertains.

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djkhaled
Dec 19, 2015
Dragon Ball ZEE Movie 01 is a heart-wrenching tale of a young man (Gohan surname) and his growing struggle with alcoholism. It strives into sickening detail of the euphoric feelings and vivid hallucinations Gohan surname gets from his regretful trips into intoxication land and makes me wish that I, myself, had just sculled 179 proof absinthe instead of watching it three times. Lord knows how many times I plopped myself down in front of the television and watched the VHS I once had when I was but a young sad ejaculate, but that's besides the point. Let's go through this review step by step.

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