Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming, known in Japan as The Dangerous Duo! Super Warriors Never Rest (Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ 危険なふたり!超戦士はねむれない, Hepburn: Doragon Bōru Zetto Kiken na Futari! Sūpā Senshi wa Nemurenai) or by Toei's own English title Dragon Ball Z: Dangerous Rivals, is a 1994 Japanese anime science fiction martial arts film and the tenth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was released in Japan on March 12 at the Toei Anime Fair alongside Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo!! Follow the Rescued Shark... and the first Slam Dunk movie. It is the sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan. The second sequel is Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly.

Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming
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Japanese box art
Directed byShigeyasu Yamauchi
Screenplay byTakao Koyama
Based onDragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
StarringSee below
Music byShunsuke Kikuchi
Distributed byToei Company
Release date
March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)
Running time
52 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥2.47 billion ($24.2 million)

PlotEdit

Following his defeat, Broly emerges from a space pod that crashed on Earth after he escaped the comet that destroyed New Vegeta. He slips into unconsciousness as he repeats the name "Kakarot" and is frozen within the crater.

Seven years later, Goten, Trunks, and Videl search for the magical Dragon Balls and encounter a village being terrorized by a supposed monster and a dubious shaman who demands human sacrifice to appease it. They devise a plan to rescue the village by baiting the monster but when Goten inadvertently causes an obstruction, Videl slaps him and he begins to cry. The monster, revealed to be a dinosaur, is drawn out and killed by Goten and Trunks. The village now safe and the shaman exiled, the group departs to continue their Dragon Ball hunt. Unbeknownst to them, Goten's cries awaken Broly. As night falls the group rests after collecting six of the seven Dragon Balls when a loud eruption occurs and Videl takes off to investigate. She soon encounters Broly and fights him but he effortlessly dispatches her and she is left unconscious when Goten and Trunks arrive. They battle Broly but they are no match for the brute and they flee in fear. Gohan saves them as they attempt to gather the Dragon Balls to wish Broly away. Gohan is no match for Broly who directs a lethal sphere of energy towards Videl, Trunks and Goten. In distress, Gohan races towards them and attempts to deflect it and manages to shield them from the blast but the ensuing explosion renders them all unconscious.

Gohan assumes his Super Saiyan 2 form in an effort to defeat Broly who transforms into his Legendary Super Saiyan form, now even more powerful than before. Gohan successfully lures Broly into a pit of lava which consumes him and Gohan passes out from exhaustion before being rescued by Krillin. Moments later, Broly re-emerges, encased in an energy barrier and attacks Gohan after incapacitating Krillin. Gohan is powerless as he is crushed by Broly's bear hug until Videl arrives and unsuccessfully attempts to intervene. Heartened by Videl's effort, Gohan frees himself from Broly's grip and fires a Kamehameha wave at Broly. The Legendary Super Saiyan hurls a gigantic sphere of energy at Gohan which collides with the Kamehameha. Goten joins his brother in the energy struggle but Broly's sphere absorbs their waves and pushes further towards them. Goten wishes their father was there to help them and miraculously the Dragon Balls grant his desperate wish as the sky darkens and Goku appears much to their surprise and Broly's confusion. Goku joins his sons and fires a Kamehameha wave, however their combined effort remains futile as Broly continues to resist until he is distracted by Trunks who fires a blast at him. The family of Super Saiyans unleash a final push propelling the Kamehameha wave which directly pushes Broly into space and he dies when he collides with the sun. Gohan and Goten question if their father was ever there at all and are soon joined by Trunks, Krillin and Videl as they celebrate their victory.

MusicEdit

English dub soundtrackEdit

The following songs were present in the Funimation dub of Broly: Second Coming.[1] The remaining songs featured in the background music were composed by Nathan Johnson, but I.O.N made exclusive songs for the movie:

  • I.O.N. - Set Me Free
  • I.O.N. - Ignored
  • I.O.N. - Why
  • I.O.N. - Deeper
  • I.O.N. - Unaccepted

The score for the English-language version was composed by Nathan Johnson. 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.

CastEdit

Character name Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Gohan Masako Nozawa Kyle Hebert
Goten Kara Edwards
Goku/Kakarot Sean Schemmel
Stephanie Nadolny (baby)
Broly Bin Shimada Vic Mignogna
Trunks Takeshi Kusao Laura Bailey
Videl Yukoh Minaguchi Kara Edwards
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Maloja Chafūrin Robert McCollum
Zalador Hitoshi Takagi Grant James
Coco Junkou Shimakata Monica Rial
Narrator Johji Yanami Kyle Hebert

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

A third English dub produced and released by Solar Entertainment in the Philippines, also features an unknown cast.

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

At the Japanese box office, the film sold 3.7 million tickets[2] and grossed ¥2.47 billion[3] ($24.2 million).[4]

ReleasesEdit

It was released on DVD and VHS in North America on April 5, 2005. Plus, it was released it in a bundle with Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan for Blu-ray on November 13, 2007, both feature full HD 16:9 aspect ratio 1080p format and an enhanced 5.1 surround mix. It was later remastered and released in Triple Feature set with the original Broly films and Bio-Broly for Blu-ray and DVD on March 31, 2009. 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. ^ The Official Dragon Ball Z Website Archived September 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (January 29, 2019). "Japan Box Office: Dragon Ball Super: Broly Becomes Top-Grossing Film in The Franchise". Crunchyroll. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average) - Japan". World Bank. 1994. Retrieved 29 May 2020.

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