Dragon Ball: Makafushigi Daibōken

Title:Dragon Ball: Makafushigi Daibōken
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure
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Notables: Animation - Toei
R1 License - FUNimation
TORIYAMA Akira
An alternate retelling of the events of the Red Ribbon Army and 22nd Budokai sagas that portrays Chaotzu as the young ruler of a kingdom who organizes a martial arts tournament that will grant any wish to the tournament winner, which brings Goku and his friends upon them. Unknown to Chaotzu, his servants have their own sinister plans in store for the kingdom through gathering the Dragon Balls.


45-minute movie that premiered on July 9, 1988.
Animated by Toei Animation
Licensed by Funimation

[edit] The ↗Dragon Ball Franchise:

Main Continuity
  • (1986) Dragon Ball (original series, 153 TV ep.)
  • (1989) Dragon Ball Z (sequel, 291 TV ep.)
  • (2009) Dragon Ball Kai (Retelling of DBZ story, 159 TV ep)
  • (2015) _Dragon Ball Super (sequel, ?? TV ep.)
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Watch 7 6 7 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:2907#1552]
Like the prior two movies, Mystical Adventure is an alternate take on an arc from the Dragon Ball TV anime. In this case, Mystical Adventure combines the key points of the Red Ribbon Army and 22nd Budokai sagas in a 45-minute film with a new plot portraying Chaotzu as a young emperor, Tien his loyal guardian, and Tao Pie Pie and Crane Master being the scheming opportunists. Like the first DB movie, this makes the storytelling of the film sloppy thanks to the rushed pacing it undergoes as the suspenseful, dramatic and comical moments from those arcs are lost thanks to how quickly they are breezed through. The visuals to this aren't much different from the second movie in terms of quality meaning that artwork is up a notch from the TV anime, but animation still cuts corners. Pretty much, this is only worth a look if you're a diehard Dragon Ball fan.

Last updated Wednesday, June 18 2014. Created Wednesday, June 18 2014.

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