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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)

Doragon bôru Z (original title)
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 overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenron (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Sansho (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Nicky (voice)
Jôji Yanami ...
Narrator (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

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 »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
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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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