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Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku Super Star (1989)
"Doragon bôru Z" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Short, Action  |  15 July 1989 (Japan)
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In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Schemmel ...
Goku (voice)
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Gohan (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Piccolo / Kami / Shenron (voice)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Bulma (voice)
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin (voice)
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Ox King / Narrator (voice)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
Mike McFarland ...
Master Roshi (voice)
Chuck Huber ...
Garlic Jr. (voice)
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Ginger (voice)
Eric Dillow ...
Sansho (voice)
Doug Burks ...
Nicky (voice)
Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
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In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. Written by page8701

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Trivia

When Cartoon Network aired this movie, they edited all uses of the word "Hell" and removed the opening, pre-credits scene. But since the pre-credits segment sets up the rest of the movie, Piccolo's line "I'm gonna pay you back for what you did to me!" no longer makes sense. See more »

Quotes

Son Gokû: Where's Gohan!
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits start, we see a glass shard that contains Garlic JR. and he is banging on the shard, trying to get out (Garlic JR. eventually does escape the dead zone). See more »

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Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

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Dete Koi Tobikiri ZENKAI Power
Performed by 'MANNA'
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a good introduction to the series
16 February 2000 | by (Auburn, AL) – See all my reviews

More a long episode than anything else, Dead Zone is actually the beginning of the Dragonball Z series. Fans of the series who find themselves confused by the plot would do well to watch this (and the next view episodes) if they can find it. It establishes the fact that Goku and Piccolo, two of the show's most important characters, were once enemies, a fact that greatly affects later plot elements but is only occasionally referenced once the series gets underway. Of course, like the rest of the series, Dead Zone is light on substance and heavy on fight sequences, but that's what makes the show fun to watch, anyway. 9/10


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