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Doragon bôru: Saikyô e no michi (1996)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 29 April 2003 (USA)
A great retelling of the original Dragonball series, It starts off With Son Goku, meeting Bulma, and then they go off on a Journey to Find the Seven Dragonballs, while running into a lot of... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Bulma (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Oolong (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ...
Puar (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Umigame / Shenlong (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamcha (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Commander Red (voice)
Masaharu Satô ...
Officer Black (voice)
Bin Shimada ...
General Blue (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ...
General White (voice)
Hisao Egawa ...
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Kin'ya Aikawa ...
Jôji Yanami ...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monika Antonelli ...
Puar (voice)
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A great retelling of the original Dragonball series, It starts off With Son Goku, meeting Bulma, and then they go off on a Journey to Find the Seven Dragonballs, while running into a lot of trouble on the way. Including the Red Ribbon Army! Written by Stygian Death <stygian@animeunion.com>

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Dragon Ball: The Path to Power  »

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Trivia

The film uses the same animation as in Dragon Ball GT. See more »

Quotes

Goku: Grandpa, Grandpa!
Bulma: Huh?
[Goku laughs]
Bulma: You live, in this dump?
Goku: Grandpa, I brought a girl-person to our house, the kind you talked about.
[Goku laughs]
Bulma: Ah! You have a Dragon Ball!
[Bulma picks up the Dragon Ball]
Goku: He says hi!
Bulma: My radar worked! It led me straight to it!
[...]
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Connections

Follows Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

DAN DAN kokoro hikareteku
Performed by Field of View
Lyrics by Izumi Sakai
Music by Tetsuro Oda
Arranged by Takeshi Hayama
(Zain Records)
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The Best Animation The Series Has To Offer
24 July 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The only reason I give it an 8 is basically because the animation is very well drawn, the best in the series. Other than that its the same old thing we have all already seen just with minor things changed just like the other 3 Dragonball films 1, 2, and 3.

I have to say that the series is better all around for a better experience, but the animation beats the original series for this film because it is newer and its a movie special.

The film actually feels pretty awkward, things happen too quickly and it definitely doesn't feel like it has anything to hold it up, I got bored half way through it again even though the animation was incredible it just got dull by that time. I think they would of bee better off doing an entire new story that goes off to the side just like how they did with the Dragonball Z movies.

Story 3/5 Music 5/5 Animation 5/5


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