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Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Kono yo de ichiban tsuyoi yatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 26 May 1998 (USA)
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The Z-Fighters must stop a mad scientist out to take over the world.

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Daisuke Nishio

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Akira Toriyama (original manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Pikkoro (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Buruma (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Ûron (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron (voice)
Kôji Yada Kôji Yada ... Dr. Kochin (voice)
Yukimasa Kishino Yukimasa Kishino ... Kishîme (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ... Ebifuryâ (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Misokattsun / Umigame (voice)
Kôji Nakata Kôji Nakata ... Dr. Uirô (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator (voice)
Lisa Ann Beley ... Chi-Chi (Ocean Group dub) (voice)
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Storyline

The evil Dr. Kochin uses the dragon balls to resurrect his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, in an effort to take over the world. Dr. Wheelo, his body having been destroyed by the avalanche that killed him fifty years before, desires the body of the strongest fighter in the world as his new vessel. Believing Roshi to be the world's strongest warrior, Dr. Kochin abducts Bulma and forces Roshi to surrender himself to save her. When Goku hears of their abduction, he goes to their rescue. Written by page8701

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Deep in the ice is earth's greatest threat that can only be stopped by one man.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

26 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: The Movie - The World's Strongest See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,843,141
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Toei Animation, Toei Doga See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie features the final appearance of the Power Pole (Nyoibô). See more »

Goofs

Gohan has the Power Pole. It should be at Kami's Lookout. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wheelo: Goku, once I've taken control of your body, I'll finally discard this ugly little shell. Then will I fulfill my destiny and become the greatest scientist the world has ever known.
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Alternate Versions

The old TV version that was once aired on Cartoon Network (based on the Ocean English dub) was edited for profanity and sexual humor but not for violence. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
(Columbia Record)
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Excellent animation, but uncharacteristically science-fiction plot
2 July 2002 | by AnthonyRS1983See all my reviews

This is the second Dragon Ball Z movie released during the series' Japanese TV run. This movie's plot, unlike the first DBZ movie, is not a re-telling of a particular moment in the TV series, but more of a side story. While Gohan assists Oolong on a trip up to the Zulmitezubri Mountains to recover Dragon Balls to wish for women's underwear, they stumble upon the Dragon Balls being used by an assistant scientist named Dr. Kochin. He makes a wish to the Eternal Dragon, Shenron, to free his mentor, Dr. Wheelo, from the ice that for fifty years buried him after the heavens punished him and Dr. Kochin for their selfish and inhumane intentions of their scientific endeavors. After the two scientists abduct Piccolo, Master Roshi, and Bulma, Goku sets out to rescue them and save himself from being used as a puppet controlled by Dr. Wheelo's only remains, his brain. This movie's plot is radically different from the usual demons-and-martial-arts affairs. It focuses on science fiction elements, which were actually developed later on into the TV series during the Cell era. The science-fiction story elements often causes the movie to drag inbetween the fight sequences, but the animation continues to be superb and surpasses that of the previous DBZ movie Return My Gohan! a.k.a. Dead Zone.

GRADE: 2.5 out of 5


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