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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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Storyline

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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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

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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Amazing yet simply short for a DBZ Movie.
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Takes place before the Saiyans landed on Earth. Kami's nemesis's son: Garlic Jr. has made his first move in seeking revenge. Due to his father loosing the title of Earth's Guardian to Kami. Junior sends out his minions to collect the Dragon Balls so that way he can wish to be immortal. Gohan was kidnapped during the Dragon Ball hunt, because he was wearing one on his head. Gohan's dad, Goku must rescue his son as well as defeat the "Immortal hungry" Junior.

For only being the first Dragon Ball Z movie. It lives up to being an enjoyable flick. Contains the same opening as the long running TV series. While the the whole thing felt like a two parter episode than a movie. Of course anything shorter than an hour always seems that way. It was the same with the first 3 Dragon Ball Movies. Ignoring that, this feature film is worth watching. I imagine the Kami/Piccolo fans to enjoy this because the play a part in it.

Available to own on DVD as well as the other 12 full length features.


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