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Dragon Ball Z Movie 05


とびっきりの最強対最強

Tobikkiri no Saikyō tai Saikyō

The Incredible Strongest vs Strongest

General Information

Premiered: 20 July 1991 (“Toei Anime Fair”)
EIRIN Code: 25697
Running Time: Approx. 47 minutes
Box Office: Total Gross: Unknown
Net Earnings: ¥1.4 billion (approx. US $10.1 million)
Attendance: 3.9 million
Opening Animation: “CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA” (Dragon Ball Z Movie 5 Animation)
Ending Animation: “The Incredible Strongest vs Strongest”

Availability: VHS and LaserDisc (14 February 1992 – Original Print / 21 July 1997 – Re-issue)
8mm Film (14 February 1992)
Dragon Box The Movies; Disc #03 (14 April 2006)
Dragon Ball The Movies Individual DVD Volume #05 (10 October 2008)

Movie Premiere & Promotion

The movie premiered as part of the 1991 Summer “Toei Anime Fair” (東映アニメフェア; Tōei Anime Fea) on 20 July 1991, along with two other movies from the Magical Taluluto and Dragon Quest series. The event originated from the “Toei Manga Festival” that was established by Toei in 1969 as a way to showcase their popular children’s series as theatrical films during seasonal breaks in the school year. In Japan, almost all schools below the university level run a three-term school year (trimester system) with a vacation period of several weeks to a month at the end of each trimester: spring vacation, summer vacation, and winter vacation. The movies were screened together back-to-back in various cities across Japan, with a typical total running time of roughly three hours. Most festivals would last roughly one month, or as long as the seasonal vacation allowed. Tickets could be purchased at the theater, or discount tickets could be purchased in advance which covered the cost of admission, as well as a bonus item such as a promotional pamphlet describing the featured movies, and various other special presents, such as posters, paper hats, cards, and toys. Additional items, including the official theatrical pamphlet and a variety of other commemorative goods, were available for purchase at cinemas or by mail during this period.

Home Video Release

Up until the Dragon Box DVD sets began being released in the early 2000s, the only Dragon Ball properties released to home video in Japan were the original seventeen theatrical films, most of which were available on VHS, LaserDisc, and 8mm film reels. These home video releases were a luxury for most fans, as they came at a rather high price point for the time. They were later re-released in the late-1990s to replace the then out-of-print VHS tapes with a lower price point and slightly alternate covers.

After releasing the entirety of the three Dragon Ball TV series, Toei released their fifth and final “Dragon Box”, which was entitled “Dragon Box The Movies”. The Dragon Box contained all seventeen original Dragon Ball movies presented in their theatrical 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. As a special bonus for the movie’s first DVD release, Toei dug through their vaults and included some of the movie’s original promotional material.

News Flash (特報)
Running Time: 41 seconds

Following the “Dragon Box”, Toei began releasing each movie individually on DVD. To help promote the sale of movie individual discs, Shueisha handed out a free promotional DVD highlighting the releases at Jump Festa 2009. The DVD contained promotional trailers for each movie which were narrated by veteran Dragon Ball cast member Shigeru Chiba, the voice of such notable characters as Pilaf, Garlic Jr. (TV series), and Raditz. More information about the promotional DVD is available in our “Home Video Guide”.

Movie Synopsis

Off in the depths of space Coola watches on as his brother, Freeza, destroys the Planet Vegeta, along with the entire Saiyan race. However, Coola’s henchmen notice a Saiyan space pod with a baby has escaped, but Coola doesn’t feel it’s necessary to pick up his brother’s messes. Years later, Coola learns of his brothers demise at the hands of a Saiyan from Earth and orders his henchmen to track him down.

Back on Earth, Goku, Gohan, Kuririn, and Oolong venture out into the wilderness on a camping trip, when they unexpectedly feel an abnormal presence nearby. The Coola Armored Squad suddenly appears at the camp site and easily downs Gohan and Kuririn. Goku, who had been off catching dinner, quickly returns to help them, but is too late. He challenges the armored squad and is holding his own against the three of them, but takes an attack head-on from Coola in order to protect Gohan. Goku’s body limply falls from sky into the nearby waterfall, but Coola knows that he isn’t dead and quickly orders his men to find him immediately.

Goku and the others find themselves hiding out in a nearby cave trying to treat Goku’s wounds, but they are quite severe. Gohan sees an opening and decides to head to Karin Tower on Hire Dragon to get some senzu in order to heal his father. However he is spotted by the armored squad on his way back and is in dire straits when Piccolo arrives on the scene. Piccolo’s power quickly overwhelms Dore and Neiz, and he is handily beating Sauzer until Coola shows up to challenge the Namekian. Meanwhile, Gohan manages to make it back to the cave, but unbeknownst to him he has been followed by Sauzer, who burns the senzu. Luckily Gohan manages to feed Goku the last remaining senzu.

After a short barrage of attacks, Sauzer decides it’s time to finish off Gohan and Kuririn, when his scouter suddenly detects a rapidly rising power. The senzu has revived Goku, who becomes extremely angry at seeing his friends attacked, and he quickly blows away Sauzer with merely his aura. Goku and Coola begin their one-on-one battle, and at first it appears Goku has the upper hand, until Coola decides it’s time to transform into his final form. Coola’s increased power pushes Goku’s limits up against the wall, when a golden aura surrounds him… He has finally transformed into a Super Saiyan! Goku quickly begins to overwhelm Coola, who is amazed by his awesome power.

In a last ditch effort Coola fires a gigantic energy blast at Goku, but Goku forces it back at him, knocking him into the sun. Everything seems to have returned to normal, when Sauzer suddenly appears before our bewilder heroes. All seems hopeless, but out of nowhere a Makankōsappō suddenly hits Sauzer, putting him down for good. Gohan looks around to see who it was, but no one is there. Once again, peaceful times have returned to the Earth.

Movie Characters & Items

The following original character profiles were translated from Daizenshuu 6, along with exclusive supplemental information published in Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #25. Additional character design comments from the movie’s character designer, Minoru Maeda, have also been included as published in the “Design Lab” section of the “Dragon Box The Movies” Dragon Book.

  • Coola (クウラ; kūra)
    The older brother of Freeza, who brags that he is the strongest in the universe. He has the same appearance as Freeza’s strongest form, but Coola can transform one more time than his younger brother!!

    Toriyama-sensei drew all the enemy characters, such as Coola and Neiz, up to and including a height-comparison chart. They even came with colors, so there was no need to change them. There would be no point in changing them. (laughs) It made it a breeze being the one making them, so I was grateful.
     — Minoru Maeda

  • Sauzer (サウザー; sauzā)
    Birthplace: Planet Coola No. 98 (formerly “Planet Brench”)
    The leader of the Armored Squad. For his special attack, he can fire his ki from five fingers and concentrate it on his right hand, forming an energy hand blade.
  • Neiz (ネイズ; neizu)
    Birthplace: Planet Coola No. 6 (formerly “Planet Zolt”)
    He has a weird, amphibian-like appearance, and when he’s about to be hit by an attack, he’ll pull his head into his body like a turtle. His weapon is an electric wave.
  • Dore (ドーレ; dōre)
    Birthplace: Planet Coola No. 256 (formerly “Planet Bepper”)
    A strongman-type warrior who specializes in powerful attacks. He’s normally composed, but he quickly gets hot-headed when provoked.

Movie Notes

  • While Akira Toriyama had provided some basic character designs for the previous movies, this marked the first time that he had fully designed all of the main characters. He provided fully colored designs for Coola, including his additional transformation, his Armored Squad, and Son Goku’s Super Saiyan transformation, along with a height comparison chart.
  • As part of the movie’s promotion, an exclusive spread for Coola’s Armored Squad was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #25, just two months before the movie premiered. This spread featured background information about each character, including origin stories, names of their home planets, and their respective battle powers, along with their original character designs by author Akira Toriyama. Unfortunately, this background information has never been made available outside of this Jump issue.
  • Daizenshuu 6 classifies this movie as an event that fits within the continuity of the original story, explaining:

    In the movie Kame-Sen’nin says, “Ever since Goku returned from Planet Namek…” From this we can be sure that this is an event during the three years from when Trunks appeared to the arrival of the artificial humans.
     — “Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials” (p. 78)

  • Although this movie was presented in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio in theaters, it was actually animated in a 4:3 fullscreen format. In fact, when the movie was initially released in 1991 on VHS and LaserDisc, it was presented in this 4:3 fullscreen format. However, the “Dragon Box The Movies” release would later drop this format, instead presenting all of the movies in their original widescreen theatrical format. Overall, this movie has been released to the home market on VHS, LaserDisc, 8mm film reel, and DVD.
  • The movie was eventually adapted and released by Shueisha as a film animation comic in March 1992, and subsequently re-released under Shueisha’s “Jump Remix” line in July 2004.

Name Puns

  • While it is a commonly held belief that Coola’s name is merely based on a “cooler”, the “’92 Memorial” section of Daizenshuu 6 recounts the name pun’s actual origination:

    You’d normally think that since his younger brother is Freeza (freezer) that his name would be Coola (cooler), but it’s not that simple. The truth is that it involves the Shizuoka dialect. The producer Mr. Morishita, who is from Shizuoka, was worried that “Cooler” would be too direct, and remembered that in the dialect of his hometown you’d say “meshi demo kūra” [sort of equivalent to “Let’s chow down”] when eating. Because of this, they used the Shizuoka dialect… and so they decided on the name Coola!! To think that it was so complicated a process…
     — “Dragon Ball Daizenshuu 6: Movies & TV Specials” (p. 86)

  • The “Animation’s Gleanings” section of the Supplemental Daizenshuu lists the name puns for Coola’s Armored Squad, all of which are based on condiments.

    Sauzer — based on “Thousand Island Dressing”:

    サウザー (sa·u·za·a)  ›  サウザンドアイランド (sa·u·za·n·do a·i·ra·n·do)

    Dore — based on “dressing”:

    ドーレ (do·o·re)  ›  ドレッシング (do·re·s·shi·n·gu)

    Neiz — based on “mayonnaise”:

    ネイズ (ne·i·zu)  ›  マヨネーズ (ma·yo·ne·e·zu)

Movie Credits

All credits listed below are as originally presented in the theatrical film. All original credit errors have been corrected to maintain accurate spellings throughout the site. For more information and a complete listing of the series staff, visit the Production Guide.

Cast Credits

The cast credits are listed in order of character importance within the series. For more detailed information about the series cast, visit the Cast Guide.

孫悟空

Son Goku

孫悟飯

Son Gohan

野沢雅子

Masako Nozawa

 

 

ピッコロ

Piccolo

古川登志夫

Toshio Furukawa

クリリン

Kuririn

田中真弓

Mayumi Tanaka

ウーロン

Oolong

龍田直樹

Naoki Tatsuta

チチ

Chi-Chi

渡辺菜生子

Naoko Watanabe

亀仙人

Kame-Sen’nin

宮内幸平

Kōhei Miyauchi

カリン

Karin

永井一郎

Ichirō Nagai

クウラ

Coola

中尾隆聖

Ryūsei Nakao

サウザー

Sauzer

速水 奨

Shō Hayami

ネイズ

Neiz

平野正人

Masato Hirano

ドーレ

Dore

佐藤正治

Masaharu Satō

フリーザ

Freeza

中尾隆聖

Ryūsei Nakao

バーダック

Bardock

野沢雅子

Masako Nozawa

Opening Credits

製作

Executive Producer

今田智憲

Chiaki Imada

茅野力造 (集英社)

Rikizō Kayano (Shueisha)

原作

Original Author

鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama

(週刊少年ジャンプ・連載)

(Weekly Shōnen Jump – Serialization)

企画

Planning

森下孝三

Kōzō Morishita

清水賢治 (フジテレビ)

Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)

週刊少年ジャンプ

Weekly Shōnen Jump

製作担当

Production Manager

末永雄一

Yūichi Suenaga

脚本

Script

小山高生

Takao Koyama

音楽

Music

菊池俊輔

Shunsuke Kikuchi

オープニング テーマ

Opening Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

うた

Vocals

「CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA」

“CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA”

森 雪之丞

Yukinojō Mori

清岡千穂

Chiho Kiyo’oka

山本健司

Kenji Yamamoto

影山ヒロノブ

Hironobu Kageyama

(コロムビアレコード)

(Columbia Records)

エンディング テーマ

Ending Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

うた

Vocals

「とびっきりの最強対最強」

“The Incredible Strongest vs Strongest”

佐藤 大

Dai Satō

清岡千穂

Chiho Kiyo’oka

山本健司

Kenji Yamamoto

影山ヒロノブ

Hironobu Kageyama

Ammy

(コロムビアレコード)

(Columbia Records)

撮影

Photography

福井政利

Masatoshi Fukui

編集

Editing

福光伸一

Shin’ichi Fukumitsu

録音

Recording

二宮健治

Kenji Ninomiya

美術監督

Art Director

松宮正純

Masazumi Matsumiya

作画監督

Animation Supervisor

前田 実

Minoru Maeda

監修

Supervising Director

西尾大介

Daisuke Nishio

監督

Director

橋本光夫

Mitsuo Hashimoto

Ending Credits

声の出演

Voice Performances

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[ Cast Credits ]

協力

In Cooperation With

青二プロダクション

Aoni Production

作画監督補佐

Assistant Animation Supervisor

佐藤正樹

Masaki Satō

原画

Key Animation

中鶴勝祥

Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru

井手武生

Takeo Ide

宮原直樹

Naoki Miyahara

八島善孝

Yoshitaka Yashima

福田道生

Michio Fukuda

木下和栄

Kazue Kinoshita

片田亜紀夫

Akio Katada

島田勘兵衛

Kanbē Shimada

中村 豊

Yutaka Nakamura

青嶋克己

Katsumi Aoshima

佐藤正樹

Masaki Satō

沖本日出子

Hideko Okimoto

山室直儀

Tadayoshi Yamamuro

上野 賢

Ken Ueno

松本 清

Kiyoshi Matsumoto

飯島弘也

Hiroya Iijima

大塚 亨

Tōru Ōtsuka

稲上 晃

Akira Inagami

おぶないみつる

Mitsuru Obunai

 

 

動画

In-Between Animation

中村まゆみ

Mayumi Nakamura

江原 仁

Hitoshi Ehara

伊藤一義

Kazuyoshi Itō

石井久志

Hisashi Ishī

山口幸俊

Yukitoshi Yamaguchi

田中智子

Tomoko Tanaka

川岸隆太

Ryūta Kawagishi

松田千織

Chiori Matsuda

岩長幸一

Koichi Iwanaga

中村敏子

Toshiko Nakamura

玉井志保

Shiho Tamai

関 明美

Akemi Seki

湯川真千子

Machiko Yukawa

佐藤房枝

Fusae Satō

伊勢川直孝

Naotaka Isekawa

阿尻隆司

Takashi Ajiri

沢田 恒

Hisashi Sawada

楠 千津子

Chizuko Kusunoki

白須順子

Yoshiko Shirosu

 

 

動画チェッカー

In-Between Animation Checker

福島伸一郎

Shin’ichirō Fukushima

背景

Backgrounds

中山益男

Masuo Nakayama

松永京子

Kyōko Matsunaga

清水哲弘

Tetsuhiro Shimizu

谷口淳一

Jun’ichi Taniguchi

太田 大

Dai Ōta

横山千草

Chigusa Yokoyama

千葉和美

Kazumi Chiba

鈴木和彦

Kazuhiko Suzuki

沢田栄子

Eiko Sawada

下川忠海

Tadami Shimokawa

仕上

Finishing Touches

今井八重子

Yaeko Imai

大堀陽子

Yōko Obori

佐藤 正

Tadashi Satō

奥山加代子

Kayoko Okuyama

増井美知子

Michiko Masui

江野村みき子

Mikiko Enomura

星野利人

Kazuto Hoshino

豊永真一

Shin’ichi Toyonaga

検査

Inspection

酒井日出子

Hideko Sakai

特殊効果

Special Effects

下川信裕

Nobuhiro Shimokawa

撮影

Photography

片山幸男

Yukio Katayama

武井利晴

Toshiharu Takei

坂西 勝

Masaru Sakanishi

田代儀幸

Noriyuki Tashiro

濵木 淳

Atsushi Hamaki

高橋博子

Hiroko Takahashi

清水政夫

Masao Shimizu

相磯嘉雄

Yoshio Aiso

髙橋 基

Motoi Takahashi

安藤 茂

Shigeru Andō

中得 覚

Satoru Nakatoku

梶原裕美子

Yumiko Kajiwara

音響効果

Sound Effects

新井秀徳

Hidenori Arai

録音助手

Recording Assistant

渋江博之

Hiroyuki Shibue

ネガ編集

Negative Editing

麻生芳弘

Yoshihiro Asō

記録

Documentation

原 芳子

Yoshiko Hara

製作進行

Assistant Production Manager

広瀬公一

Kōichi Hirose

仕上進行

Finishing Manager

植木知子

Tomoko Ueki

美術進行

Art Manager

中村 実

Minoru Nakamura

助監督

Assistant Director

藤瀬順一

Jun’ichi Fujise

布施康之

Yasuyuki Fuse

プロデューサー補

Assistant Producer

蛭田成一

Sei’ichi Hiruta

録音スタジオ

Recording Studio

タバック

TAVAC

現像

Film Developing

東映化学

Toei Chemistry

宣伝協力

Promotional Support

フジテレビ

Fuji TV

おわり

The End

© TOEI ANIMATION STUDIO 1991