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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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Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Pikkoro (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Kuririn (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Buruma (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Mayumi Shô ...
Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Ûron (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
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)
Jôji Yanami ...
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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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This is the first Dragon Ball Z movie in which Master Roshi actually fights. However, it would be 25 years later before he would fight again, in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015). See more »

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Gohan has the Power Pole. It should be at Kami's Lookout. See more »

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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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Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 (1992) See more »

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CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Record)
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Who is the strongest fighter in the world...
9 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest is my favorite dragon ball z movie. The animation is smooth, the fights are awesome, and it's just an all around fun film to watch.

The world's strongest takes place somewhere before namek but after vegeta. Doctor Wheelo is a bio-scientist and together with his assistant ko-chin, they plan to take the body of the most powerful being on earth and use it as a vessel for doctor wheelo's genius brain.

The story as far as anime goes is passable, but in comparison to film in general, it's kinda ridiculous. But hey, i don't watch dragon ball z for story. I like it cuz of the crazy fights and fun characters. The World's Strongest delivers this. Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, Master Roshi and Gohan are all in top form. The fights here are great, and as mentioned before, have fluid animation. The voices are are alright but some of the dialogue is annoying. The music is classic original DBZ, which i dislike very much actually. Thankfully there isn't too much of it And i didn't enjoy the dream sequence where gohan falls asleep while doing homework. Oh well, still a great movie. I highly recommend this movie if you are a fan of dragon ball z. Nonfans will be lost and probably unhappy with it, but for real fans, you can't find any better than this.


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