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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?


The film was shown at the 1990 Toei Anime Fair film festival, as part of an triple feature titled Akira Toriyama: The World (the other two films were Kennosuke-sama (1990) and Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô (1990), anime versions of his one-shot stories). See more »


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


Turles: Kakarot, you raised this Saiyan too much like an Earthling!
Goku: I raised him to know the difference between good and evil, unlike some people!
Turles: I know the difference, I just don't care! But I used to!
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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 »


Followed by Dragon Ball (1995) See more »


(Opening theme)
Composed by Chiho Kiyooka
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Sung by Hironobu Kageyama
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User Reviews

Cool movie, you should watch it..
19 April 2000 | by foxhillSee all my reviews

A cool DBZ movie, from the Dragon Ball Z series, cool background music that fits the scenes perfectly. You have to keep an open mind while watching this if you haven't seen the DBZ series yet. Mild language, I think that there's only one swear word in it, at least in the English version...A good use of animation technique when the scenes change from good-natured to dark and dangerous. Plot is basically that Goku must save the Earth again, without losing his friends and family in the process.

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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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