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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

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Ranked: #37442
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Popularity: #1058
Members: 62,319
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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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Watanabe, Naoko
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Utsumi, Kenji
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Kami
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Aono, Takeshi
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Staff



Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Dete Koi Tobikiri ZENKAI Power" by MANNA




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Nov 7, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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
Oct 5, 2008
erwinmm89 (All reviews)
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.

The art remains the same as the one read more
Jul 25, 2015
LadyDemigra (All reviews)
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.

So on to the first Dragon Ball Z Movie When I finished watching the film, I thought it was just average. read more
Mar 17, 2017
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
The story is pretty light-weight since the whole purpose of this film - and its subsequent movies - are all about giving us more reason to watch Goku punch stuff, but it's still engaging none-the-less. While the premise was interesting enough for me to keep watching, the risk factor was absent from the beginning. Having the main villain wish and receive immortality despite the fact that the villain is never shown in any other DBZ media immediately makes me comfortable knowing he losses in the end. I understand that that's how every single film is, considering it's all non-canon alt. universe stuff, but it still read more

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