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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)

Doragon bôru Z (original title)
In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue ... See full summary »

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Sansho (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Nicky (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator (voice)
Lisa Ann Beley ... Chi-Chi (Ocean Group dub) (voice)
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Storyline

In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. Written by page8701

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

15 July 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,060,335
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Animation,Toei Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Cartoon Network aired this movie, they edited all uses of the word "Hell" and removed the opening, pre-credits scene. But since the pre-credits segment sets up the rest of the movie, Piccolo's line "I'm gonna pay you back for what you did to me!" no longer makes sense. See more »

Quotes

Garlic Jr.: The people of the universe better hear my voice now! From this day forward, I, Garlic Junior, will rule over all. I command all evil spirits to come forward and take on their physical forms once again. You are free to walk! A new dark age has finally begun! Vengeance will be mine! All who live shall fear my wrath! Let this world be drenched in the blood of the righteous. Now that I'm immortal, I will rule the universe forever! All creatures will obey me or perish. With every power I posess, my ...
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits start, we see a glass shard that contains Garlic JR. and he is banging on the shard, trying to get out (Garlic JR. eventually does escape the dead zone). See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Detekoi tobikiri ZENKAI pawâ
(Ending theme)
Lyrics by Toshihisa Arakawa
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by MANNA
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a good introduction to the series
16 February 2000 | by Sam_GraySee all my reviews

More a long episode than anything else, Dead Zone is actually the beginning of the Dragonball Z series. Fans of the series who find themselves confused by the plot would do well to watch this (and the next view episodes) if they can find it. It establishes the fact that Goku and Piccolo, two of the show's most important characters, were once enemies, a fact that greatly affects later plot elements but is only occasionally referenced once the series gets underway. Of course, like the rest of the series, Dead Zone is light on substance and heavy on fight sequences, but that's what makes the show fun to watch, anyway. 9/10


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