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Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993)

Dragon Ball Z: Moetsukiro!! Nessen Ressen Chô-Gekisen (original title)
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Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal... See full summary »

Director:

Shigeyasu Yamauchi

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bin Shimada ... Broly (voice)
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Iemasa Kayumi Iemasa Kayumi ... Paragus (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Tako Kagaku-sha (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / Baby Trunks (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chi-Chi (voice)
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ... King Vegeta (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Kaiô / Burîfu hakase / Narration (voice)
Hiroko Emori ... Mrs. Brief (voice)
Yasuhiko Kawazu Yasuhiko Kawazu ... Moah (voice)
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Vegeta is lured to the planet New Vegeta by a group of Saiyan survivors in hopes that he will be the king of their new planet. But when he finds that they have ulterior motives of universal domination, he and the Z Warriors must fight Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan. Written by page8701

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Trivia

The Broly character was created by writer Takao Koyama and designed by manga artist Akira Toriyama. See more »

Goofs

While this movie takes place during the 10 day period before the Cell Games, and Goku and Gohan are said to be in Super Saiyan form in that time on the show, they are both seen in regular form in the opening scenes of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Broly: You can say goodbye to your son!
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Alternate Versions

An alternate version by FUNimation was released on VHS and DVD that removes the blood and mild nudity. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Louisiana House Fire. Mid 1950
Written and Performed by Doosu
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As epic as they got for awhile
8 May 2017 | by ericstevensonSee all my reviews

The "Dragonball Z" movies are certainly good, but they ran into this huge problem. They were just too short! These things were as short as 40 minutes sometimes! They are probably the shortest films I have seen in modern times that have been considered feature length, but not this one! Okay, 72 minutes still isn't that long, but this really feels like a movie based on "Dragonball Z". We get introduced to Broly and it's great that we actually get movies that have a recurring villain. We even get a great backstory when we realize he placed literally next to Goku on the day he was born!

I love the allusions to Bardock too. The other main villain is named Paragus. It didn't take too long to figure out that his name was a pun on "Asparagus". I admit that it does seem a stretch to have the villain named "Broly" as a reference to broccoli. They even themselves point this out, so it was fun. The pacing was great and the artwork is as good as anything featured on the show or other movies. I love how they try to make this story personal. Master Roshi shows off his muscles, but still doesn't get to fight. This is why the more recent movies are even better. ***1/2


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$357,322, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$658,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$658,982
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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