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Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle (1987)

Dragon Ball - Doragon bôru: Majinjô no nemuri hime (original title)
Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island.

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original work), Yoshifumi Yûki (composition) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamucha (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Ranchi (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Buruma (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Ûron (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Pûaru (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Shitsuji (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Gasuteru / Umigame (voice)
Yôko Kawanami Yôko Kawanami ... Instructor (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka Ryôichi Tanaka ... Majin (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki Ikuya Sawaki ... Majin (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... Majin (voice)
Kazuo Oka Kazuo Oka ... Majin (voice)
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Storyline

Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island.

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the original Japanese credits, some animation artists given names, like Mihoko Irie and Misae Suzuki were misspelled. See more »

Goofs

The North American DVD box lists the running time as 55 minutes but the actual full uncut time length is 43 minutes. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Makafushigi adobenchâ!
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yuriko Mori
Music by Takeshi Ike
Arranged by Kôhei Tanaka
Performed by Hiroki Takahashi
(Columbia Records)
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Another retelling of Dragonball.
20 November 2007 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

In order for Goku to become an apprentice of Master Roshi/Kame Sennin, he and a bald boy named Kuririn must fulfill an assignment. Master Roshi wants a woman around his home for cooking and cleaning. The assignment is to retrieve the slumbering princess from the lair of Lucifer. Once Goku and Kuririn bring back that princess, then they will become the students of Master Roshi himself.

But both Goku and Kuririn will learn that Lucifer's Lair is a ghoulish and hellish place to visit. As it's fully populated with goblins and night dwelling beasts. With the help of old friends and personal strength, Goku will have a winning chance in retrieving this princess.

Like the previous movie, this is an alternate retelling of how Goku first met Kuririn, how he became Roshi's student, as well as how they first met Lunch(the split personality woman).

The story to this one is enjoyable with all the recognizable and made for the movie characters. Only down side is it's less than an hour. But if you are a fan of the Dragonball series, then you wouldn't mind that at all.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 July 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,195,434
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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