Dragon Ball Z Movie 04: Super Saiyajin da Son Gokuu

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug

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Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ人だ孫悟空
English: Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
German: Dragon Ball Z Film 4: Super-Saiyajin Son Goku
Spanish: Dragon Ball Z Película 4: Son Goku el Super Saiyan
French: Dragon Ball Z Film 4: La Menace de Namec
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 1991
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.541 (scored by 7337873,378 users)
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Ranked: #64322
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Popularity: #1806
Members: 119,514
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Gohan Son and Piccolo are peacefully playing when they sense a powerful entity approaching Earth. It soon reaches everyone's ears that this entity is in fact a small planet on a deadly collision course with Earth. Gokuu Son and Kuririn attempt to change the small planet's path with a Kamehameha, but the attack fails and the two warriors are blown away. However, after coming very close to Earth's surface, the object changes direction on its own and explodes soon after.

The small planet reveals itself to be a vehicle for what seems to be a castle. A large army emerges out of the structure and declares that the planet is now in possession of Slug, king of the universe. While defending the city against the invaders' attack, Gohan loses his Dragon Ball, allowing Slug to take it. After reading Bulma's mind and stealing her Dragon Radar, Slug commands his army to collect the wish-granting relics. With the Dragon Balls in his possession, he uses them to wish his youth back. Now young, wise, and very powerful, Slug commences world domination.

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

Ending Theme

"'Ya' na koto ni wa Genkidama!!" by Hironobu Kageyama


Jul 16, 2016
Ignore all these other reviews! I'm here to let you know that this movie is good! Obviously it has it's issues, but this is the first Dragon Ball Z movie to be enjoyable to watch. The first three movies simmer around mediocrity. It's not canon so feel no obligation to watch it. However, if you want some more fun Dragon Ball Z action, this is a worthwhile experience.

Let's just address this up front. Is Lord Slug a Piccolo rip off? YES! He is a Namekian. He commands an army (like Piccolo did when he originally took on Earth). He hunts the Dragon Balls to get ...
May 9, 2010
Mixed Feelings
After watching 4 Dragon Ball Z movies each better than the last, to my relief, they've finally stopped improving. I was getting worried at one point that I would have to start rating them like 8 or 9 eventually. :P

This is the first Dragon Ball Z movie that I watched in Japanese... and it turns out this is one of the few anime where the sub does not seem like much of an improvement upon the dub, if at all (assuming the dub in this one is of similar quality to those in other Dragon Ball Z movies). I mean, did they find a bunch ...
Jun 6, 2015

Certain questions have always plagued mankind. Can absolute morals exist in the absence of a God or some form of karmic retribution, or does morality become relative and all is permitted because nothing is innately wrong? If highly religious countries always have lower suicide rates than atheist countries due to the fear of eternal damnation, should religion be promoted to stabilize society even if we know many of the stories aren't true? Finally, what IS the worst fucking DBZ movie?!

"plot" 2/10

The story of Lord Slug is that there is a super powerful Namekian that comes to Earth in order to gather the dragon balls and ...

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