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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,843,141
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Production Co:

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 is the only Dragon Ball Z movie that does not feature any character transforming. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the fight with Dr. Wheelo, the Z-Fighters are apparently breathing in space, which is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Gohan: If he wanna destroy the world anyway, it doesn't matter where we are.
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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: The Return of Cooler (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Pikkoro-san Da~isuki
(I Love Mr. Piccolo)
Lyrics by Chiroru Taniho
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Masako Nozawa
(Columbia Record)
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Awesome
21 February 2000 | by culwinSee all my reviews

Although it probably helps if you are already familiar with the characters and storyline of the Dragonball Z series, it is not a necessity. The animation of Dragonball Z has always focused on fighting, and this movie is no exception. If you've never seen this series and you're wondering what you're missing, this is a good place to start. I also recommend seeing "Dragonball Z: Dead Zone" if you get the chance. Both are must-sees for any die-hard fan.


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