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Dragon Ball: Shenron no Himitsu:                     (12/20/86)
             The Secret of Shenlon, or
             Shenron no Densetsu, or
             The Legend of Shenlon

   This is a retelling of how Goku began his adventures; from the first
encounters with Bulma, Oolong, Puuaru, and Yamcha, up to his learning
Kamehameha just by watching Kamesennin using the technique.  This time,
Goku's origins are tied in with the evil Emperor Gurumesu, who wants the
Dragon Balls to wish for delicious food, and the Emperor's minions, Pasta
and Bongo (these two are using the quest for the Dragon Balls to cover the
fact that they are greedily raping the countryside to gather up valuable
Richi Stones.)  Bulma still wants to wish for a nice boyfriend (Yamcha
wants the Dragon Balls to wish for a woman he can marry), and ends up
summoning Shenlong before Gurumesu can, but the daughter of the local mayor,
Pansy, shouts out her wish first -- for the countryside to be restored to
its original state prior to the discovery of Richi Stones.  Shenlong does
this, and causes the stones to disappear.  Gurumesu becomes a normal
deformed human that likes to eat apples, and Goku zips off to find the #4
Ball again.

Gurumesu -- A gluttonous monster that NEEDS to eat delicious new food.
                     Becomes a normal person eventually.
Pansy    -- A young girl that searches for Kamesennin to ask him to help
                 her village.  Disappears from sight after this movie.
Pasta    -- A greedy blond woman that co-heads Gurumesu's army.
Bongo    -- A huge, mean man that works closely with Pasta.  Both Bongo
                  and Pasta disappear from sight after this movie.
Richi Stone -- "Rich Stone".  The most valuable gem on Earth. 

          Dragon Ball: Majinjou no Nemuri Hime:                (07/18/87)
             The Sleeping Princess of Demon Castle

   Young Goku seeks out Kamesennin to ask to be accepted as a student,
while the little runt priest, Krillin, arrives for the same reason (and uses
a nude magazine as a bribe.)  Kamesennin sends them on a quest far to the
east, where "five mountains stand, called the 'Devil's Hand'."  In a castle
there, is the legendary, and pretty, "Sleeping Princess."  Whoever brings
back the Sleeping Princess will become the old pervert's student.  The two
boys set out, and Krillin uses all the standard tricks to trick Goku.
   A little later, Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha, and Puuaru -- who are on summer
vacation -- arrive at Kame House to find Goku. Kamesennin says that the
two boys have gone far to the east for training, so the friends fly in
Bulma's Capsule jet to the Devil's Hand.  When they near the castle, the
jet is attacked by demons, and Bulma is taken to the Castle.  The owner of
the castle, Lucifer, pretends to treat her as a guest, until it becomes time
to awake the Sleeping Princess.  In the meantime, Goku and Krillin are
fighting monsters, and they drop in on Bulma just before Shitsuji can drain
Bulma of her blood through a giant syringe (Buruma's blood is to be used to
toast the awakening of the Sleeping Princess.)  Then, Ranchi arrives to
steal the Sleeping Princess -- which is really a giant jewel.  Everyone is
captured and encased in a wall of rock.
   It is the night of a full moon, and the moonlight is used to power the
jewel.  The moonlight also turns Gokuu into a were-ape, and everyone
escapes.  They fight Lucifer, and Goku uses Kamehameha to destroy Lucifer's
Princess-powered laser cannon (the full-moon-light is to be used to destroy
the sun, and begin the Reign of Darkness), and kills Lucifer. The heroes
escape, and Krillin acts contrite, but doesn't actually apologize to Goku
for his behavior.  The two boys return to Kame House with Kushami, and
Kamesennin takes them both on as students.  Then, Kushami sneezes, turns
into Ranchi, and shoots Kamesennin full of holes.

Lucifer  -- A typical handsome demon who likes drinking blood, and killing
                people.  Killed by Gokuu.
Shitsuji -- Lucifer's Igor-style henchman.  Short, buckteeth, and one eye
                bigger than the other.  Carries a syringe around a lot.
                Probably killed by Gokuu.
Sleeping Princess -- A huge, priceless gem that is "awakened" by the light
             of the Full Moon, and can be used as a power source for a
              laser cannon. 

        Dragon Ball: Maka Fushigi Daiboken:                  (07/09/88)
             Mysterious "Maka" Adventure

   Another retelling of the Dragon Ball story.  This time, young Goku and
young Krillin are training for a Budoukai to be held in the country of
Miifan.  The Emperor of Miifan, Chau-zu, is trying to find his lost "Ran
Ran." "Duke" Tsuru-sennin stole a Dragon Radar from Pilaf, and is using it
to locate the Dragon Balls.  Duke Tsuru-sennin and Tao Pie Pie claim that
they'll use the wish from Shenlong to locate Ran Ran, but are actually
planning, with Tenshinhan's help, to kill Chau-zu and take over the country.
Blue Commander announced that Ran Ran was being held in Tsuru-sennin's room,
and was killed by Tao Pie Pie for it. Bora and Upa have located the final
Dragon Ball and they take it to Miifan to use it to demand that Miifan's
soldiers be forced to leave the land near Karin Tower.
   Bora is tricked into entering the Budoukai (the winner of the Budoukai
will be granted one wish by Chau-zu), and is then killed by Tao Pie Pie.
Bulma, Oolong, and Ranchi are looking for the other 6 Balls, so Bulma can
wish for a boyfriend.  But, when the balls are located, they're accidently
dropped to the bottom of the moat surrounding Chau-zu's castle.  Tenshinhan
realizes that he likes Chau-zu too much, and doesn't kill his friend;
instead, Ten-chan blows away Tsuru-sennin.  (The story of Blue and Goku
entering Penguin village is included, but this time it is Tao Pie Pie and
Goku that meet Arale-chan, and Gokuu kills Tao Pie Pie with Arale's help.)
   Goku throws the final ball into the moat, and asks Shenlong to resurrect

No new characters.  Nearly everybody from the first series shows up here.
Ran Ran is the name of Chau-zu's favorite doll. 

(Movie 1)                                           (07/15/89)
Dragon Booru Zeto:
Dragon Ball Z

An evil little Namek, Garlic Jr., is gathering all of the Dragon Balls
together to wish for immortality.  Since young Gohan has the #4 Ball sewn to
his cap, Gohan is kidnapped by Garlic's minions.  This causes Goku to seek
out Garlic (whose mansion is located on a black island to the south of Kame
House).  Garlic also wants to get rid of Kami-sama, so his minions attempt to
kill Piccolo (if Piccolo dies, Kami-sama also dies, and vice versa.)  So
Kami-sama and Piccolo join in the battle, as does Krillin.  The minions are
wasted, but Garlic Jr. already made his wish, so he is unkillable.  Garlic
and Kami-sama fight it out, and Garlic wins (he wants to get rid of
Kami-sama to make way for his own "reign of blood", but he doesn't kill
Kami-sama right away).
   Garlic Jr. gets beaten up a bit by Goku and Piccolo, so he decides to
create a "Dead Zone" (a black hole) which threatens to suck everyone in and
kill them.  But Gohan (who had eaten a hallucinagenic apple, and is still
feeling a bit of a buzz) gets angry, and blasts Garlic into the Dead Zone.
The Dead Zone closes, sticking Garlic into a form of eternal hell.

Garlic, Jr. -- Evil little immortal Namek, lost and forgotten.
Ginger -- Garlic's green-skinned, red-eyed demon minion.  Killed by Goku.
Nikki  -- Garlic's blue-skinned, apple-eating minion.  Killed by Goku.
Sansho -- Garlic's big, purple-skinned demon minion.  Killed by Piccolo. 

(Movie 2)                                           (03/10/90)
Kono yo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu:
The World's Strongest

   Oolong steals Bulma's Dragon Radar, and discovers that someone is
gathering up the Dragon Balls.  He and Gohan go into the northern glaciers
in time to see Dr. Kouchin summoning Shenlong and wishing for Dr. Wheel's lab
to be released from the ice.  Piccolo arrives to save Gohan from Kouchin's
bio-men, but the demon is overcome by Wheel's 3 androids (Gohan and Oolong
escape). Later, Kouchin goes to Kame House, and kidnaps Buruma in order to
force Kamesennin to go with him to the lab.  Kamesennin is told to fight the
three androids, and does well for a while, before being defeated by rubbery
Minkattsun.  Bulma learns that Kouchin and Wheel's plan on turning the Earth
into a desert and peopling it with androids.  Dr. Wheel's brain is encased
inside a robot, and he wants the body of the world's strongest man to house
his brain.  But, while Kamesennin was the winner of the Tenkaichi Budoukai
50 years ago, (when Wheel's lab was iced over) the strongest man is now Goku.
   Goku learns what happened to Kamesennin, and goes to the lab, where he
destroys all three androids.  Gohan and Kuririn also arrive, and end up
battling the brain-controlled Piccolo until Gohan's shout of frustration
causes the mind-control bands to shatter.  Dr.Wheel decides to fight Goku,
and as he pulls his robot body free of the wall. The resulting destruction
hurls Kouchin down an energy shaft, and Kouchin's outer coating melts before
his own robot body is destroyed.  Wheel fights the heroes, and looks like
he'll win, when Goku creates a Genki Dama and throws it at Wheel. Wheel
flies up into space to get a breather, and he is destroyed up there.
   Afterwards, Kamesennin says that Wheel got one thing right -- Kamesennin
is the world's strongest guy.  Bulma corrects that to "the world's dirtiest
old man."

Dr. Kouchin -- The Christopher Lee of bio-tech scientists. A robot, he is
                        accidently destroyed by Dr. Wheel.
Dr. Wheel   -- A large brain housed in a robot. Was a deranged scientist
                        until his lab was entombed in ice. Killed by Goku.
Kishiime    -- Electrical android iguanaman. Destroyed by Goku.
Ebifuraiya  -- "Fried shrimp."  Hulking android with weather-control
                     abilities.  Destroyed by Goku.
Minkattsun  -- Blobby, yellow rubberman android. Punctured by Goku.
Bio-man     -- Mindless blue attack robot; like Vegeta's old cybermen. 

(Movie 3)                                           (07/07/90)
Chikuu Marugoto Chou-kessen:
Earth's Ultimate Deciding Battle
(The Tree of Might)

   Oolong, Krillin, Bulma, and young Gohan are on a camping trip, when a
spy satellite crashes into the forest and starts a raging fire.  Kuririn and
Gohan battle to put out the blaze, then gather the Dragon Balls to wish for
the forest to be restored. One of the animals they save is a Haiyaa Dragon
(Higher Dragon) that follows Gohan home to become his pet. The two of
them (and Goku) play together and have a lot of fun, but Chi Chi wants the
dragon sent back to its mountain so it'll stop disrupting Gohan's studies.
   Meanwhile, a Saiyan fighter, Taurus, and his minions are scouting
Earth to locate Kakarot. Taurus wants Kakarot and/or Gohan to join him to
go trash planets. The minions plant a seed for an energy-eating tree near
the restored forest -- Taurus plans on eating the fruit of the tree to get a
"power up." The tree grows quickly and threatens to destroy Earth.
Kaiou-sama alerts Goku to the danger, and everyone (Chi Chi prevents Gohan
from joining in, but Haiyaa Dragon kidnaps the boy to take him to the battle)
goes to fight Taurus. Piccolo joins in to save Gohan, but the demon still
plans on killing Goku later on. Goku denies his Saiyan heritage,
claiming that he's happy to have been hit on the head as a child, rather
than growing up to be like Taurus.  There's a major battle, and Goku uses a
Genki Dama to kill Taurus and destroy the tree.  Afterwards, the Genki Dama
breaks up, and the lifeforce energy repairs the damage from the tree.

Shinseiju -- The energy-eating tree.
Taurus    -- A Saiya-jin Warlord that looks like Gokuu. Killed by Goku.
Amond     -- Taurus's big Indian minion. Killed by Goku.
Daiizu    -- Taurus's muscular punk minion. Killed by Goku.
Kakao     -- Taurus's ugly, silent lava-man minion.  Killed by Goku.
Rezun & Rakasei -- Taurus's arrogant twin runt minions.  Killed by Goku.
Haiyaa Dragon (Icarus)-- Gohan's cute little pet.  Fiercely loyal; like Piccolo is.

(Made-For-TV Special)                               (10/17/90)
Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen:
Lonely Final Battle

   Story of Bardock, Goku's father.  When Goku was still a baby, on the
Saiyan planet, Freeza was using the Saiyan as mercenaries to wipe out
all intelligent life on other planets.  Bardock gets cursed with seeing the
future, and confronts Freeza as Freeza is about to destroy the Saiyan planet.
The planet is wiped out, and the only surviving Saiyans are young Prince
Vegeta, Nappa, and Kakarot (baby Goku). Goku was sent to Earth to destroy
it, but is found and raised by Son Gohan. (The grandfather Son Gohan)

Bardock    -- Gokuu's father.  Killed by Freeza.
Tooma      -- Bardock's big, lean henchman.  Killed by Dodoria.
Toteppo    -- Bardock's grey-skinned, chrome-dome henchman.  Killed by
                     Dodoria's peons.
Pan Buukin -- Bardock's fat henchman.  Killed by Dodoria's peons.
Seripa     -- Bardock's female henchman.  Killed by Dodoria's peons.
Tooro      -- The fishman that gave Bardock the ability to see the future.
                   Killed by Bardock. 

(Movie 4)                                           (03/19/91)
Super Saiyan da Son Goku:
This is the Super Saiyn, Son Goku.

   Young Gohan and the Haiyaa Dragon visit Piccolo to show the demon the new
dance that Gohan taught the dragon. But, Piccolo, in pain, yells for Gohan
to stop.
   A planetoid headed towards Earth causes a panic, and Krillin and Goku go
out to try to deflect the thing with their energy blasts. It still crashes
into Earth, but it turns out to be a spaceship that needs to land for
refueling. The ship is commanded by the imperious Emperor of the Universe
-- Slag, who demands that they leave in 3 days. A weather satellite is
launched to cause a cloud to cover the planet, and freeze it over.  Earth is
now more hospitable for the soldiers living in the ship, and they step
outside to terrorize the Earthlings. Slag recognizes the Dragon Ball that
is sewn into Gohan's cap, and reads Bulma's mind to learn about the Dragon
Radar. The Dragon Balls are rounded up, and Slag wishes for his youth back.
   Goku and Krillin receive Senzu Beans from Yajarobe, and they go to
fight Slag. Piccolo shows up to save Gohan. Slag reveals himself to be a
Super Namek. Goku wastes Slag's minions, and even turns into a Super
Saiyan for a while, but is trashed by Slag when the Super Namek turns
into a giant. Piccolo tears off his own ears, then yells for Gohan to
whistle again; we now learn that Nameks get hurt really bad when Earthlings
whistle. Slag drops to his knees, and Piccolo imparts his energy to Goku.
The Goku/Piccolo fusion beats up Slag, then Goku flies above the black
cloud to get enough energy to create a Genki Dama that kills Slag.  (Slag
accidently trashed his own spaceship, so there's no bad guys left now.)  The
cloud dissipates, and Yajarobe reappears to give Senzu Beans to the heroes.
Piccolo's ears grow back. Finally, Kamesennin, who'd been sleeping through
all this, wakes up from his dreams of naked women, and exercises while
saying that the weather is very nice today.

Slag    -- A big, square-headed evil tyrant Super Namek. Killed by Goku.
Kakuuja -- A Jawa that runs Slag's ship. Accidently killed by Slag.
Zeeun   -- A bull of a man who oversteps his authority and is killed by
Gyooshu -- A Jawa killed by Slag for saying that it would take 10 days to
                   refuel the ship.
Angira  -- The blond god that can burrow underground to trap people's feet.
                Killed by Goku.
Dorodabo - The fat yellow winged demon. Killed by Piccolo.
Medametcha -- A big horned frog that can create energy-sucking copies of
                         itself. Killed by Goku.
Slag's Soldiers -- Most were killed by Slag for running away from Goku
                           and Krillin. 

(Movie 5)                                           (07/20/91)
Tobikkiri no Saikyou tai Saikyou:
Fantastic Ultimate Strength vs Ultimate Strength

   Back when Freeza destroyed Planet Vegeta, and killed Bardock, Freeza's
older brother, Cooler had been watching from his own spaceship. Cooler had
seen Kakarot's space capsule zipping off, but didn't interfere with it. 20
years later, Cooler receives a report stating that Freeza has been killed.
   Goku, Gohan, and Krillin go on a camping trip, and are attacked by
Cooler's henchmen. Cooler wants to fight Goku, and discover the true
strength of the legendary "Super Saiyan."  At the end, Cooler has been
blown into the sun by a massive energy ball, and apparently dies.

Haiyaa Dragon -- Gohan's cute pet dragon. Reappears for this movie.
Cooler -- Freeza's older brother.  Very arrogant and selfish. Not dead
Sauzaa -- Cooler's blond, blue-faced pretty boy minion. Killed by Piccolo.
Neizu  -- Cooler's lizard minion.  Killed by Piccolo.
Doore  -- Cooler's green-skinned ugly minion.  Killed by Piccolo. 

(Movie 6)                                           (03/07/92)
Gekitotsu!! 100 Oku Pawaa no Senshi-Tachi:
Crash!! The 10 Billion-Power Fighters

   A giant metal planet lands on the new Namek planet, and begins eating it.
The Namek elders call to Dende for help, and Dende relays the call. This is
why Goku, Gohan, Krillin, Kamesennin, Oolong, Yajarobe, and Piccolo get
into a spaceship and fly off.  (Vegeta is in his own space capsule, and he
arrives to ensure that Goku lives long enough for him to kill Goku
   Turns out that Cooler has pulled a V'ger trick, and has become part of
the ship that is eating the Namek planet. Cooler's robot are sent out to
round up all of the Namek. Goku's ship arrives in time for the Z
Fighters to also be picked up to be used to power the ship.  Goku and
Vegeta fight Cooler, and get trashed. They are wired into the ship to
provide power for Big Geta Star. Goku and Vegeta push the limits of their
Super Saiyan power, and cause Big Geta Star to overheat. Finally, Goku
blows the real Cooler away, and Big Geta Star explodes.  (First time that
Vegeta shows up in the movies.)

Cooler-- Old Cooler merged with some space junk to become the
               core of a giant spaceship.  Destroyed by Goku.
Big Geta Star -- The name of the planet-eating spaceship.
Metal Cooler  -- Cooler-shaped robots, with self-repairing bodies.
                           All were destroyed when Big Geta Star exploded.
Muuri  -- One of the Namek elders. Lost and forgotten. 

(Movie 7)                                           (07/11/92)
Kyokugen Batoru!!  Sandai Suupaa Saiyan:
Battle Limit!!  The Three Super Saiyans

   Right after Dr. Gero gets destroyed by his androids, #17 and #18, Gero's
computer triggers his earlier creations -- #13, #14, and #15.  The
androids have orders to seek out and kill Goku (while Goku and company are
on a shopping trip). The resulting combat involves Goku, Krillin, Piccolo,
young Gohan, Vegeta, and future Trunks. After #14 and #15 are destroyed,
#13 uses parts of them to undergo a power up. The only way #13 can be
destroyed is for Goku to create a large Genki Dama, and then use the energy
from it as he switches to Super Saiyan. Afterwards, Gero's lab computer
shuts down.

#13 -- Lean, white-haired android. Destroyed by Goku.
#14 -- Big, blue skinned barbarian android. Destroyed by Trunks.
#15 -- Little, funky purple android. Destroyed by Vegeta. 

(TV Special)                                        (02-24-93)
Zebbo he no Hankou!! Nokosareta Chou-Senshi:
Gohan to Torunkusu!! Resist Dispair!! The Ultimate Surviving Fighters: Gohan and Trunks

   A TV version of "Trunk's Story", from volume 33.  #17 and #18 are tearing
up the future Earth, and finally the Z fighters that we know and love are
all dead. Only a one-armed Gohan, and a teenaged Trunks are left (Gyuu Maou
and Chi Chi are still living out in the countryside, but with Goku's death,
Chi Chi has been slowly wasting away.) Gohan trains Trunks to become a
fighter, but the boy can't get angry enough to go to Super Saiyan level.
Gohan faces the androids on his own and is killed. This pushes Trunks over
the edge, but even in SSJ mode, when Trunks fights the androids, he gets
trashed. Finally, Bulma completes work on the time machine that Trunks
uses to visit the past to give Goku his heart medicine, and to warn the Z
Fighters of the impending peril (also succeeding in creating the alternate
timeline that allows Cell to travel to the past and start the Cell Game.)

 No new one-shot characters. 

(Movie 8)                                           (03/06/93)
Moetsukiro!!  Nessen . Ressen . Chou-gekisen:
Burn Your Spirits to the Max!!
A Close Battle, Violent Battle, Super Bloody Battle.

   Goku and Chi Chi go to interview for a school that Chi Chi wants Gohan
to attend, while everyone else is busy partying at a Cherry Blossom-Vewing
Drinkfest. The party is disrupted when a ship lands.  Paragasu steps out to
invite Vegeta to travel with him to the planet New Vegeta, to fight the
Legendary Super Saiyan. A drunk Kamesennin, Kuririn, Trunks, and Gohan
fly off as well. Meanwhile, Kaiou-sama telepaths to Goku to alert the hero
of the danger. Goku teleports out of the interview, leaving Chi Chi in the
lurch. Paragasu introduces Vegeta to Paragasu's wimpy son, Burolii, and
waffles over actually disclosing where the Legendary Super Saiyan is.
Goku teleports in, and Burolii goes berzerk.  After a lot of screwing
around, we find out that Burolii and Goku had been born on the same day.
King Vegeta had ordered Burolii (baby Burolii had already been determined
to be a threat to the Saiyan) and Paragasu to be killed and dumped in the
trash. But, baby Burolii's power saved them.  Burolii grew up to be a
maniacal killer, and had poked out one of Paragasu's eyes. Right after
that, Paragasu had a head band created that effectively lobotomized Burolii.
   Burolii overcomes Paragasu's control and turns into a Super Saiyan; he
trashes everyone. Vegeta loses his nerve at seeing the Legendary Super
Saiyan, and can't fight anymore. Paragasu knows that the planet New
Vegeta will explode soon, so he wants to fly away, killing two birds with
one stone: revenge on the Vegeta family, and disposing of his troublesome
child. But, Burolii crushes the space capsule, killing his father.  Then,
Goku summons the energy from his friends, including Vegeta, to become a
Super Saiyan himself, and killing Burolii. Before the planet explodes,
Goku teleports everyone to Piccolo's ship and they return to Earth.

Paragasu -- A one-eyed Saiyan killer with a hate against Vegeta's
                   family.  Killed by Burolii.
Burolii  (Brolly)-- A mad Saiyan, barely controlled by his father.  Born on
                the same day as Goku, and hence has an affinity for our hero.
                Apparently killed by Goku.
Shamo-saijin -- Ugly little creatures that have been carried off their
                planet of Shamo to do Paragasu's bidding. Saved by Goku.

(Movie 9)                                           (07/10/93)
Ginga Girigiri!!  Butchi-giri no Sugoi Yatsu:
The Strongest Guy in the Universe!!

   The Money Family is hosting a Tenkaichi Budoukai as a birthday present
for 10-year old Dollar Money.  Dollar is hoping for aliens to come from
space and join in the tournament, so four of Mr. Satan's pro-wrestling
students are in costume as the "aliens" in the final rounds of the
competition.  Kaiou-sama and Goku are on Kaiou planet (Kaiou is watching
the game on TV, Goku is playing Go Fish against Bubbles the ape -- the
deck has Uranai Baba and Pilaf's crew on the face cards. )
   The elimination rounds are basically 8 batches of free-for-alls; the last
person standing in each free-for-all goes on to a one-on-one round. The
final four each get a shot into one of four "Battle Stages" to face Satan's
"aliens."  The first person to emerge from the Battle Stage wins the
100,000,000 zenni prize money, a trip to a hot spa, and a chance to fight
Satan. Krillin, Future Trunks, teenaged Gohan, and Dosukoi make it to the
Battle Zones, where they are attacked by real aliens (Satan's students
have already been killed.)
   Kaiou-sama realizes that the aliens are Bojack's team.  A LONG time ago,
the four Kaiou's had battled Bojack, and imprisoned him far, far away.
Bojack has escaped, and come to Earth to destroy it and kill Gohan as
revenge on Kaiou-sama, knowing that Goku is Kaiou's student, Gohan is
Goku's kid, and Earth is Goku's planet.
   There is a lot of fighting as all of the Z Fighters show up to attack
Boujack's 5-man team.  Eventually, the heroes are trashed, and Bojack is
about to crush Gohan's throat. Goku can't take it any more, and the dead
hero teleports in from heaven just long enough to kick Bojack in the face
and save Gohan. With renewed anger, Gohan goes to Super Saiyan 2
(SSJ2), and kills Bojack's remaining minions before killing Bojack.
   Satan had been trying to escape since seeing that the Z Fighters had
entered the tournament, but was pushed into a sled and sent to the Battle
Zone, where he succeeded in destroying the camera televising the fight with
Bojack. At the end of the movie, Satan is again declared savior of Earth,
and no one wins the prize money. (Gohan, Trunks and Krillin are recovering in
a hospital for some reason, while Piccolo and Vegeta are already fully
healed. This movie has lots of continuity flaws and plot holes. Definitely
doesn't fit in with the manga or TV series. The best part of the movie is
the shot of the Pilaf card deck)

Gyousan Money -- Richest man on Earth. Short, fat, and balding. About 50.
Okkanee Money -- "Money Money". Gyousan's prim, tall wife.
Dollar  Money -- Spoiled 10-year-old brat in short-leg bib overalls.
Producer      -- The handsome "suit" producing the Budoukai for Gyousan
                         is never referred to by name.
Udou          -- Huge, fat American cowboy wrestler defeated by Gohan.
Kanfuun       -- Some martial artist defeated in the one-on-one by Dosukoi
Dosukoi       -- Huge sumo wrestler in the Final Four.  Killed by Bidou.
Bojack       -- Big Blue baddy dressed in a pirate's outfit.  Is
                        considered more evil than Demon King Piccolo ever was.
                        Killed by Gohan.
Gokua         -- Blue-skinned punk with a sword.  Quickly killed by Trunks
Bidou         -- Kind of a Viking-Pirate mix.  Is the most interesting of
                      Bojack's team.  Evilly handsome; killed by Gohan.
Puujin        -- Small arrogant Blue-skinned baddy.  Killed by Gohan.
Sangya        -- Pretty, evil Blue woman with LONG golden hair.  A good
                       fighter; killed by Bojack.  Bojack intentionally fired
                       an energy blast at Gohan, through Sangya's back. 

(Movie 10)                                          (03/12/94)
Kikenna Futari! Suupaa Senshi wa Nemurenai:
The Dangerous Pair!  The Super Fighter Cannot Sleep

   Goten, Trunks and Vital are out gathering up the Dragon Balls (just for
the heck of it. When asked, Trunks decides that he wants to ride cool
things to have adventures (pirate ship, train), while Goten wants to eat
delicious cake whenever he wants) and succeed in grabbing the 5th one. When
they zip off to find the sixth one, they come upon a village terrorized by
a monster dragon. The last girl in the village is about to be sacrificed to
appease the monster, when Vital volunteers to take her place. Goten,
Trunks, and Vidal hide next to the supper set out for the monster,
surprise it, and kill it (after much screwing around). In return, Trunks
receives the Dragon Ball attached to the village Shaman's necklace.
   Meanwhile, a Saiyan space capsule crashes to Earth nearby, and the
sleeping Saiyan inside is aroused by vibrations caused by Goten when the
boy wanted to eat the banquet set out for the monster.   The Saiyan turns
out to be Burolii. When Burolii stretches his muscles the next day, Vital
senses it, and goes to investigate. As do Goten and Trunks. Burolii thinks
that Goten is Kakarot, and there is much fighting. The final Dragon Ball is
located during the battle, but Goten doesn't know how to summon Shenlong, so
Trunks gets trashed while trying to distract Burolii (Trunks also has to
take a piss after hiding next to a bunch of waterfalls, and relieves himself
on top of Burolii's head). Gohan senses Burolii's ki, and arrives to join
in the battle. Gohan's blast causes lava to boil up, and Burolii is trapped
in the magma. Gohan passes out as the magma inches near him. (Kuririn is
dressed up like Piccolo as a joke when he saves Gohan.)
   But Burolii is a Super Saiyan, and the magma doesn't phase him. Gohan
and Goten use Kamahameha on Burolii. (And, probably because of the Dragon
Balls nearby, Goku is allowed to show up to perform Kamehameha as part of
the trio.)  Trunks manages to throw an energy ball that distracts Burolii,
and the triple Kamehamaha blows Burolii into space, and into the sun.
Vital recovers, and thinks that Gohan was masquerading as Burolii, and
attacks him. Goten and Trunks go back to the village to get food, and
Krillin wonders why everyone has forgotten about him.  (The Dragon Balls
disperse as if Shenlong has fulfilled a wish.)

Koko      -- Little Dutch girl, about to be sacrificed to the monster.
Chourou   -- Leader of the forest village terrorize by the monster.
Kyouryuu  -- The dragon terrorizing the village.  Turned into cutlets by
                     Trunks and Goten.  Eaten by the village members.
Vital   -- Gohan's girl friend and future wife. Volunteered to take Koko's place.
Kitou-shi -- "Shaman."  The village magician that wants to sacrifice Koko.
Burolii (Brolly)  -- The legendary Super Saiyan apparently wasn't quite
                 completely killed by Goku, and he found a space capsule
                 that took him to Earth.  Killed by Goku, Gohan and Goten's
                 triple kamehameha. 

(Movie 11)                                          (07/01/94)
Suupaa Senshi Gekiha!!  Katsu no Ore da:
Super Fighter Shootout!!  I'm the One Who Will Win

   #18 has gone to Mr. Satan's house to collect on the 20 million zenni
prize money from the Tenkaichi Budoukai that she let Satan win. Satan
claims that the money hasn't been turned over to him yet. Then, a minion
of a guy who was a classmate of Satan's, arrives to blackmail Satan into
going with him to fight some bio-tech warriors.  The minion, Menmen,
threatens to tell the papers that Satan was a bed wetter in 6th Grade.
Satan caves in, and #18 goes along to keep Satan from running away. Goten
and Trunks hide in the back of the car to try to fight these "bio-tech
thingies", and Krillin is forced to take his daughter back to Kame House.
   Baron Jagaa Badda has created some pro-wrestler-strength warriors, and he
wants them to fight Satan, just to put Satan back in his place.  Satan
pretends that #18 and the two boys are his students, and they easily destroy
the bio-tech baddies.  However, Goten recognizes the guy standing beside
Jagaa as being the Shaman from the forest village in the last movie.  Turns
out that the Shaman collected some of Burolii's blood at the battle site,
and sold it to Jagaa. Jagaa had his scientists use the blood to create the
"Ultimate Bio-tech Warrior."  Trunks and Goten try to use Kamehameha on
Burolii's container before Burolii can awaken, but it is too late. However,
the process isn't complete, and Burolii is badly misformed. There is much
fighting, the chemicals used in the bio-tech process get loose and eat up
all living things, and Burolii trashes Goten, Trunks, and #18.  Krillin
arrives to protect his wife, and also gets trashed.
   Finally, the heroes rescue the scientists, and all of the people living
on Jagaa's island escape onto ocean liners. The bio-tech chemicals try to
eat Burolii, and are instead turned into an energy source for him.
Ultimately, Goten discovers that the chemicals lose potency in sea water (or any
liquid with salt, such as pee), so Krillin, Goten, and Trunks use Kamehameha to
create a tidal wave that cleanses the island. Burolii keeps trying to kill Goten,
but is now vulnerable to Goten's and Trunk's energy blast. Burolii dies, and
Mr. Satan tries to swim back home, rather than accepting #18's offer of
saving him for a total of 1 Billion zenni.

Baron Jagaa Badda -- Short, fat, prissy former classmate of Mr. Satan's.
             Has lots of money, and is making bio-tech fighters because he
             can. Doesn't die, but his island does receive much costly
Menmen --    Jagaa's tall, blond-haired minion.  Is actually very inept,
             but pretends to arrogance.
Kitou-shi -- The Shaman is back, trying to make lots of money by selling
             Burolii's blood to Jagaa. Dies when the bio-tech chemicals
             eat him as he is trying to steal cash from Jagaa's office.
Dr. Korii -- The grey-haired scientist creating Jagaa's bio-tech fighters.
Nine      -- Korii's chief assistant. A cute, but vacant-eyed woman.
Hei       -- Jagaa's bio-tech wolf-dog. Eaten by the bio-tech chemicals.
Burolii   -- A misformed bio-tech nightmare.  Maybe stronger than the
             original. Remembers when Trunks had taunted him in the last
             movie. Destroyed by seawater, Goten , Krillin, and Trunks. 

(Movie 12)                                          (03/??/95)

Fukkatsu no Fushion! Goku to Vegeta (or)
The Fusion of Revival! Goku and Vegeta (or)
Strongest Fusion

   We are back in heaven, during the Budoukai held by Dai-Kaiou to
determine who the greatest dead heroic fighter is. The four Kaiou's
quarrel over who has the best student, and the final round is about to
start, between West Kaiou's Son Goku, and South Kaiou's Paikuu-han.
Both fighters want to win cleanly, and they begin sparring. Meanwhile,
Enma Daioh (Heaven's Gatekeeper) is being harsher than normal, sending
many, many souls to hell for one reason or another (the ones going to
heaven get to ride Ten Airlines, while the ones going to Hell get to
pass through a "Spritz Cleaner" machine that removes all the evil from
them. Once cleansed, the evil souls have their memories removed, and
are reincarnated to try again).  Psych Oni, the demon tending the Spritz
Cleaner, is too busy dancing to his walkman tape to notice that the
Cleaner is running in the red.  The Cleaner regulator explodes, and all
of the concentrated evil escapes. Psych Oni tries to contain the mess
before tearfully reporting to Enma Daioh. At this point, the
concentrated evil covering Psych takes effect, turning the boy into a
giant yellow squeeze toy named Janenba. Janenba immediately encases
Enma's Gate House in a magic crystal, and it then amuses itself by
twisting the fabric of space for a while.
   With Enma trapped, the dead residing in Hell can escape and roam
around on Earth.  Gohan and Vidal set out to combat the dead, while
Goten and Trunks search for the Dragon Balls to set everything right
again. Gohan gets to confront Freeza again, and very quickly destroys
the monster. All of the other supporting villians from the previous DBZ
movies also surface, only to be dispatched by the Great Saiyaman team.
Shenlong is summoned, but the Dragon God has to admit that it has no
jurisdiction over the dead, and it can't fix the problem involving Enma.
So, Goten and Trunks spend the movie fighting the endless masses of
Hitler's zombie armies. (Satan is also dispatching zombies easily, but
he's upset that there's no TV crew around to broadcast his exploits; he
plans on calling in a report to the TV station later.)
   Dai Kaiou suspends the Budoukai to let Paikuu-han and Goku run off
to Enma's Gate House to resolve the problem. At first, they try to play
with Janenba, until Goku starts getting mad. Unfortunately, Janenba
can do transdimensional tricks, and it punches one way, only to have his
fist appear elsewhere to blindside Goku. Paikuu-han is told by
Dai-Kaiou to try to free Enma (eventually, Paikuu realizes that by
swearing and insulting people, he can make the magic crystal crack and
flake off.) Janenba can also make copies of itself, as well as warping
Goku so that the hero will appear in front of his own Kamehameha.
Goku switches up to SSJ3 and pummels Janenba. The creature melts,
only to turn into the next-stage version -- Changed Janenba.  Janenba
now uses a series of warp tricks ala "Total Recall", and trashes the
SSJ3 Goku.
   Goku escapes deeper into Hell, first hiding in the Pool of Blood;
then he gets rescued by the dead Vegeta.  (Vegeta reminds Goku that
only Vegeta has the right to destroy Goku.)  Vegeta powers up to SSJ2,
attacks Janenba, and also gets trashed. Vejiita's body flies towards the
Mountain of Needles, and is caught by Goku. Goku tries to get Vegeta
to do Fusion with him, but the Saiyan Prince would rather die first (Goku
points out that Vegeta  is already dead.) Vegeta's pride is tearing him
up, and Janenba attacks the mountain, causing Goku to grab Vegeta's
shoulder and teleporting them both to a safe zone. Vegeta relents, and
Goku shows him the Fusion pose. Vegeta is appalled at the idea of
having to do something so stupid. But, there is no time left, so the
two of them perform Fusion Waza (Fusion Dance).
   Vegeta forgets to extend his right forefinger, and the resulting Fat
Gogeta attracts Janenba's attention. The ensuing battle is plain
slapstick (Fat Gogeta's only successful attack is a series of foul-smelling
farts.) At the last moment, just as Janenba is going to destroy Fat Gogeta,
the Fusion wears off (it took 30 minutes) and the two Saiyans run away
again. Kaiou (West Kaiou was receiving a lot of abuse from his siblings
for having such a useless student) telepaths out that Vegeta botched
the pose. So, they try again. And are interrupted by Janenba.
Paikuu-han succeeds in breaking the magic crystal, and he runs to
confront Janenba to give Goku and Vegeta more time. Janeba
apparently kills the dead Paikuu-han just as the Fusion takes hold.
   True Gogeta looks a lot like Super Saiyan Goku, with a
Persian-style vest and baggy pants. On Earth, Goten and Trunks sense
the energy levels of their fathers, and the two boys also do Fusion to
become Gotenks (Gotenks uses Kamikaze Ghost Attack to create 100
exploding ghosts to destroy Hitler's armies.) Gogeta punches Janenba
up a bit before hitting the monster with a special energy ball. The
ball blows up in the monster's chest, and all of the evil within it
dissipates. Psych returns to normal, takes one look at Gogeta, and
runs away screaming.
   Enma is back in charge, and the dead all return to Hell (including
Vegeta. Vegeta says that he never wants to Fuse again.) Goten and
Trunks promise each other to not tell Gohan and Vital who it was that
saved them all; Gohan and Vidal chase the boys to get answers from
them.  In the last panel, Shenlong asks if this means that no one is
going to ask him for a wish.

Paikuu-han -- A "Frog". A good-guy fighter created for the TV series
              to kill time. Ignorable.
Psych Oni  -- Probably means "Psychedelic", or "work".  A teenaged
              red-skinned demon boy who tends the Spritz Cleaner.
              Wears a skull jacket, striped pants, and a walkman.
Janenba    -- Probably means "a place of evil." At first, this is
              a big yellow goofball that hurts stuff for fun. After
              its transformation, it becomes a human-sized Lucifer-
              type Master of Hell. Uses magic, and a magical sword.
              Created when Psych was dowsed with concentrated evil.
              After Gogeta defeats it, Psych recovers, and runs
              away to disappear from sight forever.

Comment -- This is probably one of the more lame DBZ movies, where
           the set-up takes 55 minutes, and the final climax takes
           only 30 seconds.  Note that the "Other World" Budoukai
           never happened in the manga, and was only created by some
           TV scriptwriter to let the manga story get a few months
           ahead of the TV series. 

(Movie 13)                                          (07/15/95)
Ryuuken bakuhatsu!!  Goku ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru
"Dragon-Fist Explosion!!  If Goku Can't Do it, Who Can?"

   A long time ago, a group of evil magicians brought a huge, skull-faced
demon -- Hirudegarn -- to life to terrorize their planet. The demon could
only be controlled by two gourd whistles and a legendary sword. Taipon and
his little brother, Minosha, had used the gourd whistles to play a song that
calmed Hirudegarn long enough for the demon to be cut in two, and trapped
within the bodies of the two brothers.  Taipon was sealed in a music box
and shot out into space....
   It's a busy day in Satan City for the crimefighting team Great Saiyaman
(Gohan is Saiyaman 1, and Vital is Saiyaman 2) when they get a call that
a crazy old man is trying to commit suicide by jumping from a tower.  The
old man, Hoi, is rescued, and he shows Gohan a box that can't be opened.
The boy tries to turn the crank, but can't. The box is given to Bulmal,
but her science toys can't see inside it.  So, the Z Fighters round up the
Dragon Balls and ask Shenlong to make the box open. This happens, and Taipon
steps out playing the legendary tune.
   Minosha, who used to look just like young Trunks but with red hair, was
killed long ago, and his half of the demon starts stalking Satan city and trashes it.
But Gohan attacks it with fireballs, and the creature disappears.
   Taipon  escapes to a deserted factory plant, and is followed by Trunks (Trunks keeps
bringing food to Taipon, but Taipon keeps chasing him away.) When Taipon
falls asleep, his half of the demon tries to escape from his body, but is
then recaptured when Taipon wakes up again. Eventually, Taipon is
befriended, and he explains everything to Bulma. Bulma tries to make a
demon-capturing bedroom, but Hoi is using his own magic to awaken
Hirudedarn. Taipon's half of the demon escapes Bulma's trap and becomes
whole again.
   The Z Fighters help trash the city in their attempt to defeat the demon,
and Goten and Trunks use Fusion to become Gotenks (but, Gotenks' energy
attacks cause the demon to go into a cocoon phase before emerging as a giant
WINGED demon.) The Z Fighters get mulched, Tapeon tries to use his whistle,
but it shatters. Trunks tries to use Taipon's sword on the demon, but Goku
switches to Super Saiyan 3, and announces that Hirudegarn is HIS to
defeat. Goku pulls out a Super Punch with a golden dragon surrounding it (Ryuuken),
and destroys the demon.
   Afterwards, Bulma makes a time machine to return Taipon to the time when
the boy had been shot into space, and Taipon gives the sword to Trunks
(there by explaining how future Trunks came by the sword that had been used
to carve up Freeza and Freeza's Father in the manga.)

Taipon -- A teenaged elf with a bright red mohawk and a gold band connected
          to the back of his head.  Carries a sword and a gourd whistle.
          Has one half of a demon trapped within his own body.
Minosha -- Younger brother of Taipon. A smaller elf with an orange mohawk.
          He looked like Trunks. Carried a sword and a gourd whistle.
          Killed in a flashback at the beginning of the movie.
Hoi --    An evil little magic user that wants the energy gained from the
          demon when it destroys stuff. Pointed ears, red skin, long bushy
          white hair, and catfish stickers on his cheeks.  Stepped on by
Hirudegarn -- 1000 year old, VERY tall, fire-breathing skull-faced demon.
          Blown into dust by Goku's Dragon Punch.

   There's some VERY GOOD special effects here, and lots of death and
destruction as the demon wastes Earth.  Good mind candy.