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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Chikyû marugoto chô kessen (original title)
A group of aliens visit Earth to plant the Tree of Might, a plant that grants cosmic power by draining the Earth's life force.

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Tullece (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tenshinhan (voice)
Hiroko Emori ... Chaozu (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Haiya Dragon / Bubbles (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Puar (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Kaiô-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Rezun / Shenlong (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... Rakasei (voice)
Yûji Machi Yûji Machi ... Daîzu (voice)
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Storyline

A Saiyan named Turles has come to Earth in order to plant the Tree of Might, which will sap all of the life from earth in order to bear fruit that will greatly increase the strength of whoever eats it. Goku and the Z Warriors cannot let this happen and duke it out with Turles's group for the sake of the planet. Written by charles

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z The Movie: The Tree of Might See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,633,074
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Movie is set after the fight with the Saiyans. See more »

Goofs

Gohan gets Hire Dragon (aka Icarus) in this movie, which could never have taken place. Yet Icarus actually shows up later on in the series. See more »

Quotes

Turles: He is a Saiyan. Saiyans never perish. They just skewer!
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Crazy Credits

While other DBZ movies just used whatever opening went with the show at the time the movie was release, Tree of Might features a specially-made opening, featuring the Z-Fighters gathering the Dragon Balls to restore the destroyed forest. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the movie shown as a three-part mini-series on TV is a completely different dub that the Pioneer dubbed version featured on the DVD. Additionally, the TV edit cuts out some profanity, nudity, and violence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Marugoto
(Ending theme)
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka
Lyrics by Dai Satô
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama & Ammy
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A pretty good flick.
3 April 2001 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

If you like the series this is one of the more enjoyable movies I have seen in the series (Dead Zone and the World's Strongest are the only other two I have seen). If you are a DBZ fan one thing to keep in mind is that this does not conincide with the series. It is best to think of them as different entities (I do wish they could get the same people to do the dubbing though). This one is especially good because you actually see some of the other characters involved in the fight for the earth. Yamacha and Tien and Choutzou all actually take part in the action. In the series they rarely do anything after the Saiyan Saga (the one where Vegeta is introduced). Aside from the fact Vegeta is not in this it is very good. Goku fights a Saiyan named Turlos who is threating the earth. There are some very good battles and you get to see Goku use the Kao Ken technique and the spirit bomb. A very good ending fight as well make this movie very entertaining.


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