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

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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

Released on DVD in America twice. The initial release was dubbed by Pioneer with the Ocean Group, and was a very accurate dub. It was later reissued with a new, less-accurate dub by FUNimations in-house voice actors. While this version had a less accurate dub and fewer bonus features, it did feature a superior Japanese subtitled version, translated by Steven J. Simmons. See more »

Quotes

Garlic Junior: I can't die! I've been given immortality! Hahahahaha!
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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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Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995) See more »

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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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