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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 ...
Bulma (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ...
Oolong (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ...
Puar (voice)
Tôru Furuya ...
Yamcha (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Pasta (voice)
Tomiko Suzuki ...
Panji (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Shenlong (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Panji's Father (voice)
Reiko Suzuki ...
Panji's Mother (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Umigame (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka ...
Pilot (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Pilot (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Soldier (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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Very funny debut Dragon Ball movie
2 July 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This the first movie released during the Japanese TV run of Dragon Ball. Basically, this movie is a re-telling of how the main characters (Goku, Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha, Puar, and Master Roshi) of Dragon Ball meet. In the movie, however, as they meet, they help a farmer's daughter named Penny save her village from its wicked king, Gurumes, who's seeking the Dragon Balls to wish for lots of food to eat to satisfy his hunger. The movie re-creates some rather hilarious sequences from the Pilaf Saga episodes of Dragon Ball, giving it a generally family-friendly atmosphere. In the U.S., this movie, re-titled "Curse Of The Blood Rubies", was released on syndicated TV as a 2-part series pilot, but the editing and dubbing was done well enough that much of the movie mirrors its original Japanese counterpart.

GRADE: 4 out of 5 stars


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