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Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008)

Doragon bôru: Ossu! Kaette kita Son Gokû to nakama-tachi!! (original title)
Goku and his family and friends encounter Vegeta's brother, and a threat from Vegeta's past shows up and causes trouble.

Director:

Yoshihiro Ueda

Writers:

Takao Koyama (script), Akira Toriyama (series based on story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Son Goten (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Yamcha (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn / Yajirobê
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chichi / Puar / Marron
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong / Bubbles / Bee
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (voice)
Hiroshi Masuoka Hiroshi Masuoka ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Miki Itô ... No.18 (voice)
Yûko Minaguchi ... Videl (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Mr. Satan / Gyûmaô / Umigame
Masakazu Morita ... Tarble (voice)
Kumiko Nishihara Kumiko Nishihara ... Gure (voice)
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Storyline

It is two years after the defeat of Majin Buu, and Earth is enjoying a time of peace. Mr. Satan invites all of the Z Fighters to a banquet celebrating the opening of his hotel, but while they are enjoying themselves, they are interrupted by the arrival of Tarble, brother of Vegeta, and Tarble's wife. Tarble tells them how two fighters, formerly henchmen of Frieza, are terrorizing the planet that he now lives on, and he asks for their help in vanquishing these new foes. Written by page8701

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 November 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Gohan and Videl look at the computer, the monitor displays the following:
  • a one-star Dragon Ball
  • the Tori-Bot (a trademark character meant to represent "Dragon Ball" author Akira Toriyama)
  • and Neko Majin (a magical cat and titular character of Toriyama's Dragon Ball spin-off comic).
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Goofs

Gotenks is able to de-fuse instantly after the failed "fat" fusion. But in the series when fighting Buu, and in the movie with Janemba, fusing, successful or not, lasts half an hour. There's no way to end a fusion early, nor is there a way to extend the effects. See more »

Quotes

Vegeta: I'll deal with them, it'll be a good after-dinner workout...
Son Goku: No, Vegeta, leave this to me! I can hardly wait, it's been too long...
Vegeta: Kakarot, this is between me and my brother!
Son Goku: Don't be like that!
Vegeta: No!
Son Goku: Oh, come on...
Vegeta: I said No!
Trunks: Papa, let me fight them!
Son Goten: Me too!
Kuririn: I think I'll fight, too...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The intro sequence to the movie is an update of the opening credits of Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989), with updated animation and slight modifications to represent the Z-Fighters and their families and friends in the aftermath of the Buu Saga. See more »

Connections

Follows Dragon Ball (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
Opening theme
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyôka
Arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto
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Highly anticipated Dragonball flick lives to its expectations
26 July 2009 | by kkumar181286See all my reviews

Nearly a decade after the last Toei animated anime comes a new anime of the title "Yo. Son Goku and His Friends Return." A really mesmerizing concept in its own respect, the youngest of the DBZ movie lives up to its hype and expectations. Not an extremely serious kind of movie like others, it was rather on the merrier side.

Vegeta softened up beyond belief, the only villains in the movie not stronger than the kids Goten and Trunks, Vegeta's brother visits earth out of nowhere and King Kai visiting earth for the first time are some of the highlights of this movie.

This movie is possibly one of those which concludes an immensely huge series with the title "And they happily lived ever after."


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