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  Daizenshuu EX - Guides - Movie Guide - DragonBall Movie # 2  

DragonBall Movie # 2

"Majin-Jô No Nemuri Hime"
("The Sleeping Princess in the Devil's Castle")

"Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle"


Basic Synopsis

Young Goku seeks out Kame-Sen'nin to ask to be accepted as a student, while the little runt monk, Kuririn, arrives for the same reason (and uses a porno magazine as a bribe). Kame-Sen'nin sends them on a quest far to the east, where "five mountains stand, called the 'Devil's Hand'." In a castle there, there lies the legendary, and beautiful, "Sleeping Princess." Whoever brings back the Sleeping Princess will become the old pervert's student. The two boys set out, and Kuririn uses all the standard tricks to trip Goku up.

A little later, Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha, and Pu'er -- who are on summer vacation -- arrive at Kame House to find Goku. Kame-Sen'nin says that the two boys have gone far to the east for training, so the friends fly in Bulma's Capsule jet to the Devil's Hand. When they near the castle, the jet is attacked by demons, and Bulma is taken to the Castle. The owner of the castle, Lucifer, pretends to treat her as a guest, until it becomes time to awaken the Sleeping Princess. In the meantime, Goku and Kuririn fight monsters, and they drop in on Bulma just before the Butler can drain Bulma of her blood through a giant syringe (Bulma's blood is to be used to toast the awakening of the Sleeping Princess). Then, Lunch (in her evil, blonde state) arrives to steal the Sleeping Princess -- which is really a giant jewel. Everyone is captured and encased in a wall of rock.

It is the night of a full moon, and the moonlight is used to power the jewel. The moonlight also turns Goku Ôzaru (Giant Ape), and everyone escapes. They fight Lucifer, and Goku uses a Kamehame-Ha to destroy Lucifer's Princess-powered laser cannon (the full-moonlight is to be used to destroy the sun, and begin the Reign of Darkness), and kills Lucifer. The heroes escape, and Kuririn acts contrite, but doesn't actually apologize to Goku for his behavior. The two boys return to Kame House with Lunch, and Kame-Sen'nin takes them both on as students. Then, Lunch sneezes, transforms, and shoots Kame-Sen'nin full of holes.

[ paraphrased synopsis courtesy Curtis Hoffman's movie descriptions ]


Release / General Information

Japanese Premiere Date: 18 July 1987
Japanese Premiere Location: Toei Manga Festival
Japanese Availability: VHS
Domestic Release Date: 26 April 1999
Domestic Availability: VHS (English Dubbed, Uncut)
VHS (English Dubbed, Edited)
DVD (Hybrid English / Japanese, Uncut) - soon!
Opening Theme : "Makafushigi Adobenchâ!"
("Mystical Adventure!")
[ Lyrics ]
Ending Theme: "Romantikku Ageru Yo"
("I’ll Give You Romance!")
[ Lyrics ]


Main Staff

Executive Producer: Chiaki Imada
Original Story: Akira Toriyama (Weekly Shônen Jump Serialization)
Planning: Keizô Nanajô
Production Supervisor: Matsuji Kishimoto
Script: Keiji Terui
Background Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Art Director: Iwamitsu Itô
Animation Director: Minoru Maeda
Director: Daisuke Nishio


Principal Cast

Son Goku: Masako Nozawa Stephanie Nadolny
Bulma: Hiromi Tsuru Tiffany Vollmer
Kuririn: Mayumi Tanaka  
Yamcha: Tôru Furuya Christopher Sabat
Lunch: Mami Koyama Monika Antonelli
Kame-Sen'nin: Kôhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland
Pu'er: Naoko Watanabe Monika Antonelli
Butler: Shôzô Iizuka  
Ghaster: Daisuke Gôri  
Lucifer: Nachi Nozawa  
Narration: Jôji Yanami Christopher Sabat