Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: The Galaxy's at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy (Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ 銀河ギリギリ!!ぶっちぎりの凄い奴, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Zetto: Ginga Giri-Giri!! Butchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu), is a 1993 Japanese animated science fantasy martial arts film and the ninth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on July 10 at the Toei Anime Fair, where it was shown alongside Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! From Penguin Village with Love and the first Yu Yu Hakusho movie. The antagonist Bojack was created by Takao Koyama and was designed by series creator Akira Toriyama.[1] The film is the last to feature Kōhei Miyauchi as Master Roshi, who died two years after its release.

Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
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Japanese DVD cover art
Directed byYoshihiro Ueda
Screenplay byTakao Koyama
Based onDragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
StarringSee below
Music byShunsuke Kikuchi
Production
companies
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
July 10, 1993 (1993-07-10)
Running time
51 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥2.23 billion ($20.1 million)

PlotEdit

A wealthy family hosts an intergalactic martial arts tournament on Earth in which fighters from across the galaxy compete including Gohan, Piccolo, Future Trunks, Tien Shinhan, Yamcha, and Krillin. All but Yamcha (who fell to a misfortune) effortlessly advance much to the concern of Mr. Satan who recognizes them from the battle against Cell and knows he will need to face whichever one of them wins. In the semifinals, Trunks fights Tien and defeats him and Piccolo is annoyed by the lack of challenge and forfeits against Krillin. Gohan, Trunks, and Krillin advance to the finals where they each battle an alien fighter. However, as the alien fighters are revealed, the fight promoter realizes that these are not the staged, fake aliens that he recruited for the event. Trunks is challenged by a sword welding alien warrior named Gokua, Krillin is defeated by a female alien named Zangya, Gohan confronts the mysterious alien Bujin, and another tournament contestant is killed by the alien fighter Bido. Meanwhile, having been complaining of fake stomach pain to avoid fighting, Mr. Satan gets trapped in a transportation pod and sent to the battlefield.

Trunks is surprised by his alien opponent's lethality and is forced to transform into a Super Saiyan to kill him. Trunks is then struck down by an unknown foe while Gohan continues his fight with Bujin until he discovers Trunks and Krillin have been incapacitated. Bojack arrives and tells Gohan about his plans to conquer the universe. Tien and Yamcha join the fight but are quickly defeated by Bojack's minions. Gohan fights them as Bojack watches on in amusement while in the Other World, Goku and King Kai watch the battle with concern and King Kai reveals that centuries prior, the galactic warlord Bojack had been sealed inside of a star by all four Kais, but when Cell exploded on King Kai's planet, this allowed Bojack to become unbound. Gohan is overwhelmed by the trio of minions and is nearly killed by Bojack's energy blast although it is deflected by Piccolo who challenges Bojack but is defeated. Trunks also challenges Bojack but is paralyzed by Bujin's energy absorption technique and nearly impaled by Bido's spear before he is saved by the surprise arrival of Vegeta. Bojack pummels Vegeta and assumes his "full power" form while Trunks is overwhelmed by Bojack's minions. With Vegeta, Trunks, and everyone else incapacitated, Gohan fights Bojack alone but is paralyzed by the combined energy absorption techniques of his minions. Gohan is attacked by Bojack but the sudden arrival of Mr. Satan's incoming pod distracts them. Gohan prepares to fight once again but is struck down by Bojack and his minions as Goku watches on helplessly as his son is captured in a bear hug and tortured.

Against the rules of Other World, Goku abruptly uses his instantaneous movement technique to transport himself to the fight and strikes Bojack before he can kill Gohan. After some advice and reassurance, Goku places his son on the ground safely and vanishes. Gohan, reinvigorated by his father's words, transforms into his Super Saiyan 2 form. Now unaffected by their attacks, Gohan effortlessly kills Bido and Bujin and Zangya is killed when Bojack blasts her toward Gohan. No match for the young Saiyan's power, Bojack is impaled through the abdomen by Gohan's fist and as a last resort, he powers up a massive energy blast which Gohan counters with a Kamehameha wave. The energy beams clash and Bojack is killed. Gohan, exhausted, falls in delight as Goku praises his son from Other World. After the battle, the warriors and their friends laugh as they watch the news from the hospital that Mr. Satan is the one who defeated the alien intruders. On the roof, Vegeta and Piccolo sit, unimpressed by the cheerful tidings.

CastEdit

Character Japanese voice English voice
(AB Groupe, c. 2003)[2] (Funimation, 2004)
Gohan Masako Nozawa Jodi Forrest Stephanie Nadolny
Goku Masako Nozawa David Gasman Sean Schemmel
Bojack Tessho Genda Doug Rand as Boojack Bob Carter
Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Paul Bandey as Big Green Christopher R. Sabat
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sharon Mann as Clearin Sonny Strait
Tien Shinhan Hirotaka Suzuoki David Gasman as Tenshin John Burgmeier
Yamcha Tōru Furuya Doug Rand Christopher R. Sabat
Trunks Takeshi Kusao
Hiromi Tsuru (baby)
Doug Rand
Jodi Forrest (baby)
Eric Vale
Stephanie Nadolny (baby)
Vegeta Ryo Horikawa Ed Marcus as Vejita Christopher R. Sabat
Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Jodi Forrest as Blooma Tiffany Vollmer
Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Ed Marcus as Genius Turtle Mike McFarland
Chi-Chi Naoko Watanabe Sharon Mann Cynthia Cranz
King Kai Jōji Yanami Ed Marcus Sean Schemmel
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta David Gasman Brad Jackson
Chiaotzu Hiroko Emori Jodi Forrest Monika Antonelli
Mr. Satan Daisuke Gori Paul Bandey as Mr. Sahtan Chris Rager
Zangya Tomoko Maruo Jodi Forrest Colleen Clinkenbeard
Gokua (ゴクア) Toshiyuki Morikawa Paul Bandey Ethan Rains
Bido (ビドー, Bidō) Hisao Egawa Ed Marcus Robert McCollum
Bujin (ブージン, Būjin) Hiroko Emori Sharon Mann Christopher Bevins
Gyosan Money (ギョーサン・マネー, Gyōsan Manē) Naoki Tatsuta Ed Marcus as Mr. Multibillionaire Grant James
Okkane Money (オッカネー・マネー, Okkanē Manē) Hiromi Tsuru Jodi Forrest as Mrs. Multibillionaire Jamie Marchi
Dollar Money (ドル・マネー, Doru Manē) Hiroko Emori Sharon Mann as Dollar Multibillionaire Colleen Carroll
Producer Toshio Furukawa David Gasman Dartanian Nickelback
Kim Unknown Unknown Amber Cotton
Narrator Jōji Yanami Ed Marcus Kyle Hebert

A third English version, produced and released exclusively in Malaysia by Speedy Video, features an unknown cast.

MusicEdit

English dub soundtrackEdit

The score for the English-language version was composed by Mark Menza. The Double 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 "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama.

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

At the Japanese box office, the film sold 3.3 million tickets[3] and grossed ¥2.23 billion[4] ($20.1 million).[5]

ReleasesEdit

It was released on DVD and VHS in North America on August 17, 2004. It was later digitally remastered and released in Double Feature set with Super Android 13! for Blu-ray and DVD on February 10, 2009, in feature full HD 16:9 aspect ratio 1080p format. The film was re-released to DVD on December 6, 2011 in remastered-widescreen set containing the second four Dragon Ball Z movies.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ DRAGON BALL 大全集 6: MOVIES & TV SPECIALS (in Japanese). Shueisha. 1995. pp. 212–216. ISBN 4-08-782756-9.
  2. ^ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15614
  3. ^ "予約特典・ドラゴンボール最強への道・劇場版ご近所物語A5サイズ前売特典冊子". Dragon Ball: The Path to Power brochure (in Japanese). Toei Animation. 1996.
  4. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (January 29, 2019). "Japan Box Office: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Becomes Top-Grossing Film in The Franchise". Crunchyroll. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average) - Japan". World Bank. 1993. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ Dragon Ball Z: Movie Pack Collection Two, Funimation Prod, 2011-12-06, retrieved 2016-04-12

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