Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken) (2000)





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This full length Dragonball movie retells the original Dragonball story yet again, this time following young Goku and Krillin to a martial arts tournament in Mifan, where the emperor Chiaotzu will grant a wish for the winner. Little does Chiaotzu know, however, that Shen and Mercenary Tao are planning to use that wish to locate the Dragon Balls, kill him, and take over the country. Meanwhile, things only get more complicated when Bulma, Oolong, Launch and Pu'er are on the hunt for the other six Dragon Balls, but accidentally drop them into the mote. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Animation , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken)

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Bringing back this alternate story to the original series is a treat for devoted fans, as well as the Arale's cameo. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | August 23, 2016
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Audience Reviews for Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken)

This is the best of the retelling movie of the original Dragon Ball saga. While the previous two movies tried to tell an original story and doesn't work: this one combined the World Martial Arts Saga, the Red Ribbon Saga, and the Tien Saga, albeit loosely. There still some problems like the previous two like they turned Chiaotzu into a Emperor (I think it's kind of dumb) and they put Arale from Dr. Slump out of nowhere (I know she appears in the Red Ribbon Saga, but they could have removed her from the movie), but everything else seemed okay. It's action packed, fast paced, and does have one or two funny moments. While I do like it, I'm going to rule this movie as okay.

Chris Merrill
Chris Merrill

Doesn't do the great show any justice. They just combined elements from different parts of the show and made it into a movie. Some scenes were actually ripped off almost entirely from the show. Unfortunately, this would be a trademark of a lot of these films to come. Also re-introduced characters such as Chiaotzu as the 'emperor'. A better view if your not familiar with the show.

Zack Butson
Zack Butson

This is the third and final Dragon Ball movie released during the series' run on Japanese TV. This Dragon Ball movie is by far the most martial-arts oriented as the series was beginning to lean towards that more over adventure and comedy. This Dragon Ball movie has the best combination of martial arts and comedy and is always filled with high-energy fighting scenes and hilarious comedy re-created from pivotal moments in the TV series.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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