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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vegeta's brother is named Tarble. This is a pun: being brothers, Vegeta and Tarble are halves of the word "vegetable". See more »

Goofs

Mr. Satan is building a hotel in honor of his defeating Buu, and the press seem to know of Buu's existence. But Shenron erased everyone's memories of Buu following his defeat. See more »

Quotes

Vegeta: [to Tarble] Didn't Father send you to a distant planet because you couldn't fight?
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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 Z: Broly - Second Coming (1994) 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 mbucicSee 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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