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Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might (1990)

Dragon Ball Z: Chikyû Marugoto Chôkessen (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.


Daisuke Nishio


Akira Toriyama (original manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




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)


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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Did You Know?


In the Danish and French dub version of the movie, Turles is stated to be Goku's brother. This was likely a way of explaining their physical similarities for that version. See more »


Tien, Chiaotzu, Piccolo, and Yamcha are all alive, but they were killed in the fight with the Saiyans. See more »


Yamcha: Come on, I can totally help Gohan with his school work.
Chi-Chi: That's exactly what I'm afraid of!
Yamcha: Wait, I forgot to call Bulma!
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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

Two version were released in the USA. One version was a three-part mini-series for the series syndication run. It was edited for violence and Gohan's nudity when he changes back from transforming into the massive ape. An uncut version was released on video and DVD which was more faithful to the original Japanese version. See more »


Spun-off from Dragon Ball (1986) See more »


(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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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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