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Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Kono yo de ichiban tsuyoi yatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 26 May 1998 (USA)
The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world.

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Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
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Pikkoro (voice)
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Kuririn (voice)
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Buruma (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
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Ûron (voice)
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Shenron (voice)
Kôji Yada ...
Dr. Kochin (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino ...
Kishîme (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
Ebifuryâ (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Misokattsun / Umigame (voice)
Kôji Nakata ...
Dr. Uirô (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue. Written by page8701

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Deep in the ice is earth's greatest threat that can only be stopped by one man.


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Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest  »

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$10,843,141
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This movie features the final appearance of the Power Pole (Nyoibô). See more »

Goofs

The film is set after the battle with the Saiyans, yet Piccolo is alive. He was killed by Nappa. Only further adding to the plot hole is the fact that Gohan's "I Love Mr. Piccolo" scene actually shows Piccolo's death scene. See more »

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Chi-Chi: [as Gohan sneaks past her] Where are you going?
Gohan: Um... I gotta pee?
Chi-Chi: Go inside like a civilized boy!
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Followed by Dragon Ball Super (2015) See more »

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Pikkoro-san Da~isuki
(I Love Mr. Piccolo)
Lyrics by Chiroru Taniho
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Masako Nozawa
(Columbia Record)
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I'm Impressed!
20 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

After watching Dead Zone and claiming that it was the only thing I loved about DBZ, I'd say it's that this next film which came out straight after it is good.

I think the voices are contrasted well between conversations, fight scenes and introduction.

I think the music is generally great and I like the snowy atmosphere. Definitely different to other DBZ settings, mainly contrasting Dead Zone.

The only problem I really had was this film did drag on at a few points which kept me waiting for something. In my opinion, its definitely not as amazing as Dead Zone.

I still like it and it has intrigued me to watch the other 13 or so films they have made in the on-going series! 8/10


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