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There is a Dragon Ball GT Movie
(With Goku Jr. & Vegeta Jr.)

Rumor Status

There is certainly a fight between Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr., but it does not take place in any sort of movie or special!

“Movie” vs “Television Special”

Let’s start with a recap of “movie” vs “television special”.

Despite what some of the international rights holders may say and market certain material as, there are distinct differences between the Bardock, Trunks, and Goku Jr. features and things like the Tullece, Coola, and Broli features:

  • The former all originally aired on television in the series’ normal timeslot (actually two time blocks, running for a full hour with roughly 45 minutes of content), and did not receive home video releases in Japan until the DVD era;
  • The latter all originally screened as part of theatrical festivals in Japan, and received traditional home video releases during their contemporary time period.

It may seem like a distinction without a difference to those who picked up FUNimation DVDs in 2000, but the distinction is fairly important.

The Dragon Ball GT Television Special

The sole television special for Dragon Ball GT originally aired 26 March 1997, between the series’ 41st and 42nd episodes (placing its airing directly before the Super 17 arc began). This is, again, probably interesting/confusing to hear for those who picked it up via some international licensee’s home video release.

The special takes place 100 years after the “end” of Dragon Ball GT with an old Pan and her great-great-grandson, Goku Jr. It is a sort of “coming of age” story with this very fragile, very unsure Goku Jr. learning about his true potential.

With that in mind…

Dragon Ball GT Episode 64

The very last (64th) television episode of the Dragon Ball GT television series originally aired 19 November 1997, and has a sort of “epilogue” before its end that takes place 100 years in the future. This epilogue takes place after the aforementioned special, with Goku Jr. already able to become a Super Saiyan and ready to battle at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai. Goku Jr. prepares himself for the match when his opponent walks onto the stage. The screen pans up someone with white boots, blue tights, & pointy hair…

It is Vegeta Jr.! The two begin their battle, and Pan spots someone familiar in the stands…

There is no Dragon Ball GT Movie!

The length of time it took to get to the end of Dragon Ball GT (as well as its special) in North America is likely a contributing factor to general fandom confusion, despite the fact that it had come out in Japan back in 1997 (and therefore images and information had been online for years).

To make a long story short, there is no GT-branded movie, though there is a television special, and there is certainly no further animation that shows a full battle between Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr.