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Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)
"Doragon bôru Z: Kono yo de ichiban tsuyoi yatsu" (original title)

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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:


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)  »

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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 »


While Goku is in the beam struggle with Dr. Wheelo, the top of his Gi was ripped apart while yelling "Power up!". In the next shot his Gi is intact completely. See more »


Dr. Wheelo: Goku, once I've taken control of your body, I'll finally discard this ugly little shell. Then will I fulfill my destiny and become the greatest scientist the world has ever known.
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Best out of the 3 Pioneer Dubbed Movies!
15 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This Dragonball Z Movie is one of my very favorite, It has Excellent fight scenes and a very... Different original story, And on top of that the movie is pretty fun to watch, a lot of variety here. We got Master Roshi fighting, we got Dr. Wheelo's hand transforming into a Gun! and a lot of the fight scenes are some of the best in all of the movies. The fights are long and go pretty much throughout the entire movie, this one is also 60 minutes and is MUCH more better than "The Tree Of Might" which is also 60 minutes... I also found the animation for this movie was the best out of the three Pioneer Dubbed movies, just motion wise, I found that the fight scenes in the Worlds Strongest had more smooth motion fights and a lot of pretty unique fights, As of Dead Zone and The Tree Of Might they had there awesome fights here and there but The Worlds Strongest had excellent smooth animation throughout the entire movie.

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