Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly

Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z Super Warrior Defeat!! I'll Be The Winner (Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ 超戦士撃破!!勝つのはオレだ, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Zetto Sūpā Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu No wa Ore da) or by Toei's own English title Dragon Ball Z: Attack! Super Warriors, is a 1994 Japanese animated science fiction martial arts film and the eleventh Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on July 9 at the Toei Anime Fair alongside Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha!! Excited Heart of Summer Vacation and the second Slam Dunk movie. It was the third Dragon Ball Z movie to feature the character of Broly, albeit as a genetic clone.

Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
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Japanese box art.
Directed byYoshihiro Ueda
Screenplay byTakao Koyama
Based onDragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
StarringSee Voice cast
Music byShunsuke Kikuchi
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
July 9, 1994 (1994-07-09)
Running time
46 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥1.9 billion (Japan)[1]

PlotEdit

In a laboratory, humanoids emerge from tanks after having been created by the scientist Dr. Collie who's employer, Mr. Jaguar, plans to use these humanoids to expose the "world's greatest fraud", and laughs madly as a muscular, nude man with a tail lays dormant in another tank.

Android 18 harasses Mr. Satan as he has yet to pay her for purposely losing to him in the World Martial Arts Tournament final while Krillin, Trunks, Goten and Marron wait outside. A businessman named Men-Men arrives and speaks with Mr. Satan, telling him that Mr. Jaguar, who was Mr. Satan's rival at summer camp, has requested his presence on his island laboratory to have him fight his special fighters, and threatens to expose Mr. Satan as a bed wetter if he refuses. Mr. Satan reluctantly accepts with Android 18 accompanying them to make sure Mr. Satan keeps good on his promise for payment. Trunks and Goten stow away, hoping to find a challenging fight.

On the island, a tournament is organized to pit Jaguar's bio-warriors against Mr. Satan. Android 18, Goten and Trunks ask to take part by posing as his pupils. Goten and Trunks easily defeat the bio-warriors and they observe the excommunicated shaman from the village they encountered during their fight with Broly. Trunks and Goten explore the lab and find a tank which appears to house Broly who is supposed to be dead. They confront the shaman who tells them that after Broly was killed, he found a sample of the Legendary Super Saiyan's blood and took it to Jaguar, who used it to have a clone created. Goten and Trunks attempt to destroy the clone but he breaks out of the tank and attacks them. The ensuing struggle causes a major leak of a dangerous bio-fluid that instantly devours matter. The Broly clone is drenched in the bio-fluid and becomes deformed. Jaguar orders Bio-Broly to kill Mr. Satan but Android 18 saves him and is subsequently defeated. Goten and Trunks battle Bio-Broly while the bio-fluid kills all of the bio-warriors, scientists, and the shaman.

Bio-Broly pummels Goten, Trunks, and Android 18. Krillin saves Android 18 but is also defeated. Trunks lures Bio-Broly beneath a bio-fluid tank and destroys it, showering Bio-Broly in more of the fluid which appears to damage him. They attempt to evacuate the island but Dr. Collie tells them that the bio-fluid will continue to spread until it covers the entire Earth. However, they discover that the fluid turns to stone upon contact with seawater so Goten, Trunks and Krillin each fire a Kamehameha wave at the base of the island, causing a massive wave of seawater to flood the island and turn the fluid to stone. A colossal sized Bio-Broly suddenly emerges from the sea but before he is able to attack, he too becomes solidified. Goten, Trunks, and Krillin blast him with a combined Kamehameha wave which destroys him.

In the Other World, Goku receives orders from King Kai to help stop Broly who is rampaging in Hell.

Voice castEdit

Character Japanese English[2]
Goten Masako Nozawa Kara Edwards
Trunks Takeshi Kusao Laura Bailey
Bio-Broly Bin Shimada Vic Mignogna
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Android 18 Miki Itou Meredith McCoy
Mr. Satan Daisuke Gōri Chris Rager
Dr. Collie Masaharu Satoh C.T. Anger
Goku Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Lord Jaguar Naoki Tatsuta Bill Townsley
Maloja Chafūrin R. McCollum
Men-Men Keiji Fujiwara Jim Foronda
Nan Tomiko Suzuki Caitlin Glass
Marron Tomiko Suzuki Meredith Mauldin
Narrator Jōji Yanami Kyle Hebert

A second English dub produced and released exclusively in Malaysia by Speedy Video features an unknown voice cast.

MusicEdit

  • OP (Opening Theme):
  • IN (Insert Song):
    • Chīsa na Senshi~Goten to Trunks no Tēma~ (小さな戦士~悟天とトランクスのテーマ~, "The Young Warriors ~Theme of Goten and Trunks~")
      • Lyrics by Yukinojō Mori
      • Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
      • Arranged by Osamu Totsuka
      • Performed by Susumu Oya
  • ED (Ending Theme):
    • Doragon Pawā Mugendai (ドラゴンパワー∞, "Dragon Power ∞")

SinglesEdit

"Dragon Power ∞" was released as a single on 8mm CD on July 21, 1994 in Japan. It was coupled with the image song "Chīsa na Senshi~Goten to Trunks no Tēma~" performed by Susumu Ōya.

Another CD called ~Sūpā Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu no wa Ore da~ Single +1 (~超戦士撃破!!勝つのはオレだ~Single+1, ~Super Warrior Defeat!! I'll Be the Winner~ Single + 1) was released on 12mm CD at the same time as the 8mm CD. This 12mm CD features a third track, "Kung Fu Taisō" (カンフー体操), also performed by Kageyama.

English dub soundtrackEdit

The score for the English-language version was composed by Mark Menza. The Triple Feature release contains an alternate audio track containing the English dub with original Japanese background music by Shunsuke Kikuchi and original Japanese opening theme of "We Gotta Power" by Hironobu Kageyama.

ReleasesEdit

It was released on DVD in North America on September 13, 2005. It was later digitally remastered and released in Triple Feature set with the original Broly films, Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan and Broly – Second Coming for Blu-ray and DVD on March 31, 2009, in feature full HD 16:9 aspect ratio 1080p format. The film was re-released to DVD on January 3, 2012 in remastered-widescreen set containing the final four Dragon Ball Z movies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "邦画興行収入ランキング". SF MOVIE DataBank. General Works. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly". Behind The Voice Actors. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2017.

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