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Doragon bôru: Ossu! Kaette kita Son Gokû to nakama-tachi!! (2008)

Goku and his family and friends encounter Vegeta's brother, and a threat from Vegeta's past shows up and causes trouble.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Son Gokû / Son Gohan / Son Goten (voice)
... Vegeta (voice)
... Yamcha (voice)
... Kuririn / Yajirobê
... Piccolo (voice)
... Bulma (voice)
... Chichi / Puar / Marron
... Oolong / Bubbles / Bee
... Trunks (voice)
Hiroshi Masuoka ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
... No.18 (voice)
... Videl (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ... Mr. Satan / Gyûmaô / Umigame
... Tarble (voice)
Kumiko Nishihara ... Gure (voice)
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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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24 November 2008 (Germany)  »

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

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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

Tarble: [scans Goku with his scouter] Excuse me, I don't think you have the necessary combat strength.
Vegeta: Dun't rely on your scouter. Combat strength can change very quickly.
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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:
  • at the beginning, Goten pulls out from behind Goku's leg instead of Gohan
  • when Goku and Goten ride the Nimbus, Vegeta is seen flying around them with kid Trunks riding on his back
  • Goten and Trunks run on Shenron's back instead of kid Gohan, and instead of Yajirobe running in the background alone, he is seen with Korin, Kibito Kai, and Old Kai
  • when the other Z Fighters pass the kids, Gohan is seen flying and holding Chi-Chi (in place of Tien and Chiaotzu flying) ; this scene also only features Yamcha, Krillin (with hair), Gohan and Chi-Chi.
  • scenes of the characters with their families are shown
  • instead of Gohan being chased by a dinosaur, Goten and Trunks are the ones seen running away from the dinosaur; later when other characters (Master Roshi with Turtle on his back, Bulma, Oolong, and Puar riding on Bulma's bike, and Kid Gohan) all run from the same dinosaur, it's instead Bulma accompanied by Chi-Chi and Videl
  • when Tien, Yamcha, and Krillin are firing energy blasts, Krillin can be seen with hair; also Yamcha fires a Kamehameha rather than "charging" a Spirit Ball
  • Goten and Trunks run along plains with Shenron in the background, instead of Gohan
  • Gohan falling through the sky and being caught by Goku is replaced with Goten falling through the sky and being caught by Gohan
  • and the final shot of the heroes shows them as they are at this point of the series (post-Buu). Master Roshi is absent, and while Tien and Chiaotzu are seen they do not appear in the feature.
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Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009) 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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Returning Dragon Ball to what it used to be
28 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

The movie is set 2 years after the defeat of Majin Buu. Mr. Satan is planning a banquet for everyone who helped in the fight against Buu and he's also celebrating the opening of his new hotel. The banquet is suddenly interrupted by a strange person wearing a Saiyan armor. It turns out that this young man is actually Vegeta's little brother Tarble. When he was little, he was sent to a distant planet because he was too weak. He came to planet Earth seeking help from his brother Vegeta in order to defeat the evil duo Abo and Cado who are terrorizing his planet. But the evil duo followed him to Earth and a fight is inevitable!

I think the fans won't like this special like the rest of the series because Dragon Ball Z is the most famous part of DB, and the reason why it is so popular is mostly the fighting, which isn't the important thing in this special. Humor is. This movie does have a lot of fighting, and the fighting scenes are great, but there are also Roshi's perverted jokes, funny villains, great dialogues (especially when Goku an Vegeta are arguing) and much more. I for one, liked Dragon Ball more than Dragon Ball Z, and this special was just perfect for me. In the beginning, Dragon Ball was all about the humor, not fighting, and later it became a fighting manga/anime with almost no humor at all. I liked the combination of old-school animation with the latest 3D CG graphics and colouring techniques. And it is great that all the voice actors are present even after 12 years. But for some reason Tien is missing...

To sum it all up, this is a great movie that is definitely worth watching. More than once.

10/10


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