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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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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the only Dragon Ball Z film to have two different replacement soundtracks, the 1997 Ron Wasserman score from FUNimation's initial attempt at an English dub, and the Nathan M. Johnson score from FUNimation's later in-house redub. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Gohan: I'll be better from now on, mom. Promise.
Chi-Chi: Good, because we need a lawyer in the family, Gohan, in case you Z-Fighters are fined for property damage!
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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 »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru (1986) 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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User Reviews

My favorite Dragon Ball Z movie
13 April 2007 | by Todor KunovSee all my reviews

Most DBZ fans think that the earlier DBZ movies suck because the heroes aren't as strong as they are in the more recent sagas of the series, but I totally disagree. I'm pretty sure that this is one of the best DBZ movies ever made.

The FUNimation version (the old uncensored one) is surprisingly well handled. Well, most of the voices are very annoying, but I'm glad that they kept the original music score and were allowed to put the word "hell" in the script. The script is fairly well written and they didn't add as much annoying sound effects as they did in the dubbed versions of the previous movies.

I don't have many complaints about the dub, although some of those Canadian voice actors have unbelievably annoying voices! Anyway, on to the plot - magnificent! Simply the one of the best non-manga adaptation DBZ plots ever. There are plot holes and differences in some of the concepts in this movie and those of the series, but that's just so that the story could be more entertaining. Really good story!

I sincerely recommend this movie, as well as the previous two, their dubbed versions especially. Of course, many of the voices in them are very annoying and there are some really annoying sound effects too, but it's still more enjoyable to listen to them than to read subtitles throughout the entire movie.


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