Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Dead zone


Cartoon Network (Toonami)

Broadcast Date

February 12, 1999

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone is the first Dragon Ball Z movie produced and was released between episodes 11 and 12. Upon its theatrical release in 1989 by Toei Animation, it was titled simply Dragon Ball Z: the Movie. It was then dubbed into English by the Canadian company Ocean Group for the American company FUNimation Entertainment, and the title was changed to Dead Zone. It was then re-dubbed by FUNimation itself in 2005.

The movie premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on February 12, 1999. The movie also aired on Toonami on six other occasions:


The movie features the villain, Garlic Jr., who is on a vengeful quest to become Guardian of Earth. In order to have his wish fulfilled, his servants kidnap Goku's son Gohan to get the Dragon Ball he is carrying. Garlic Jr. then summons Shenron using the Dragon Balls and wishes for eternal life. Goku must combine forces with his arch-rival Piccolo Jr. in order to save the world. With Piccolo's, and later Krillin's, help, Goku is able to defeat Garlic Jr.'s evil servants and rescue Gohan.

Feeling responsible for Garlic Jr., Kami arrives and confronts him. However, he is unable to defeat him, and in a last ditch effort Kami decides to sacrifice himself to kill Garlic Jr. However, Piccolo and Goku arrive in time to take on Garlic Jr., but after a long hard battle, they find themselves defeated and exhausted. Garlic Jr. opens a Dead Zone portal in order to trap everyone within.

With time running out, and with the Earth moments away from being sucked into oblivion, Goku realizes that the massive dormant power that lies within his four year old son is Earth's last hope against Garlic Jr.'s Dead Zone. Gohan's hidden power appears, and he sends Garlic Jr. into the portal, trapping him inside, and saving the planet.


Voice CastEdit

CharacterJapanese Voice ActorEnglish (Pioneer)
Voice Actor
English (FUNimation)
Voice Actor
Goku Masako Nozawa Peter Kelamis Sean Schemmel
Gohan Masako Nozawa Saffron Henderson Stephanie Nadolny
Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Scott McNeil Christopher R. Sabat
Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Lalainia Lindbjerg Tiffany Vollmer
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Terry Klassen Sonny Strait
Ox King Daisuke Gōri Dave Ward Kyle Hebert
Chi-Chi Mayumi Shō Lisa Ann Beley Cynthia Cranz
Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Don Brown Mike McFarland
Kami Takeshi Aono Dale Wilson Christopher R. Sabat
Shenron Kenji Utsumi Don Brown Christopher R. Sabat
Garlic Jr. Akira Kamiya Don Brown Chuck Huber
Ginger Kōji Totani Terry Klassen Troy Baker
Sansho Yukitoshi Hori Ward Perry Eric Dillow
Nicky Shigeru Chiba Paul Dobson Doug Burks
Narrator Jōji Yanami Doc Harris Kyle Hebert


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See AlsoEdit


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