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Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986)

Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru - Shenron no densetsu (original title)
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Guko and his friends must stop King Gurumes from destroying the city for blood rubies and gathering the seven Dragon Balls.

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Masako Nozawa ...
Son Gokû (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Buruma (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Ûron (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ...
Pûaru (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamucha (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Pasuta (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ...
Panji (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenlong (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Panji no chichi (voice)
Reiko Suzuki ...
Panji no haha (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Umigame (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka ...
Untenshu (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Untenshu (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Heishi (voice)
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The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in search of more, resulting in him being cursed and transformed into a monster. He now scours the earth looking for the seven dragon balls, which, once brought together, summon a mighty dragon that grants one wish - a wish which might ease his unending hunger. The king's henchmen find that it is not so easy to steal the dragon ball from Goku, who, once he discovers the plight of the kingdom, decides to free the land from the king's oppression. Written by page8701

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This movie was originally released in Japan in December 1986 and all the advertising and promotional material was under the tile "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru", but in fact the opening credits of the film itself featured "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru - Shenron no densetsu". This official title was first used in product art in the Laser Disc release of 1987. See more »

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Arranged by Kôhei Tanaka
Performed by Hiroki Takahashi
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Every franchise has their own first movie.
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An alternate storyline of the origins in the Dragonball series. The plot and characters are the same. The story is the only thing made different for this movie. Bulma, a girl searching for the seven dragon balls has come across Goku who owns one of them. After they got acquainted with each other, they decided to set off on a journey to search for the other dragon balls.

On the way there are plenty of new friends who have their own reasons for searching the dragon balls. And soon enter a kingdom which is facing it's own depression. Lead by a Gourmeth who has been cursed by the Blood Rubies which changed his personality. Gourmeth is also trying to collect all 7 dragon balls for his own reason. Will Goku save the Kingdom and cure Gourmeth's curse? The introduction and flow of this movie is very different compared to the TV series. And features several characters you won't see anywhere else. Despite it being only being less than an hour, and containing some similar moments from the earlier part of the TV series. Curse of the Blood Rubies is good for Dragonball's first movie.

Even One Piece has a lot of alternate movies made of the series.

I only saw the edited version of this movie. And yet to see the uncut version of it, which is the only uncut Dragonball movie to not have an Uncut DVD. And might be seeing one sometime.


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