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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)
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The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world.


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Credited cast:
Masako Nozawa ...
Son Goku / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Oolong (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Master Roshi (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenron (voice)
Kôji Yada ...
Dr. Kochin (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino ...
Kishîme (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
Ebifurya (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Misokatsun / Umigame (voice)
Kôji Nakata ...
Dr. Willow (voice)
Jôji Yanami ...
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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26 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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This movie features the final appearance of the Power Pole. See more »


At the end of the fight with Dr. Wheelo, the Z-Fighters are apparently breathing in space, which is impossible. See more »


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


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Excellent animation, but uncharacteristically science-fiction plot
2 July 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is the second Dragon Ball Z movie released during the series' Japanese TV run. This movie's plot, unlike the first DBZ movie, is not a re-telling of a particular moment in the TV series, but more of a side story. While Gohan assists Oolong on a trip up to the Zulmitezubri Mountains to recover Dragon Balls to wish for women's underwear, they stumble upon the Dragon Balls being used by an assistant scientist named Dr. Kochin. He makes a wish to the Eternal Dragon, Shenron, to free his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, from the ice that for fifty years buried him after the heavens punished him and Dr. Kochin for their selfish and inhumane intentions of their scientific endeavors. After the two scientists abduct Piccolo, Master Roshi, and Bulma, Goku sets out to rescue them and save himself from being used as a puppet controlled by Dr. Wheelo's only remains, his brain. This movie's plot is radically different from the usual demons-and-martial-arts affairs. It focuses on science fiction elements, which were actually developed later on into the TV series during the Cell era. The science-fiction story elements often causes the movie to drag inbetween the fight sequences, but the animation continues to be superb and surpasses that of the previous DBZ movie Return My Gohan! a.k.a. Dead Zone.

GRADE: 2.5 out of 5

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