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  Daizenshuu EX - Guides - Movie Guide - DragonBall Z Movie # 7  
[ Main Information ] [ Detailed Synopsis ]

DragonBall Z Movie # 7

"Kyokugen Batoru!! San Dai Sûpâ Saiya-jin"
("Extreme Battle!! The Three Great Super Saiyans")

"Super Android 13!"


Basic Synopsis

Dr. Gero is attacked by Artificial Humans 17 and 18; against his own wishes, he has resorted to activating them in an attempt to kill Son Goku and his friends. Unfortunately, they are more powerful and aware than he had anticipated, and turn against their master. #17 decapitates Dr. Gero, and crushes his head. Elsewhere in his laboratory, we see Dr. Gero's blood dripping down into a room with a computer still working hard, hooked up to three more giant capsules large enough to hold a person inside. The numbers on them read out 13, 14, and 15.

Goku and his friends are in the city, all enjoying different aspects of the day out (beauty contest, shopping, eating, the works). Two strange looking beings (a short purple-skinned one with a hat and a large blue-skinned one with a pony tail), both wearing Red Ribbon Army symbols, approach the mall where everyone's eating, and begin blowing things up. They zone in on Goku, and the fight begins.

Goku quickly realizes that they are both Artificial Humans, as he can sense no Ki from them. At first, Goku battles them both, with Trunks joining in shortly. Gohan insists that he also leave to fight (much to Chi-Chi's delight, of course). Kuririn thinks that the fight is far above his own capabilities, but Chi-Chi thinks differently. Kuririn wonders if he'll ever get married...

The fight continues, and soon a third being shows up. This one is very humanoid looking, and even has a cheesy baseball cap (with the Red Ribbon emblem, of course). During the fight, Vegeta makes a surprise entrance, as does Piccolo. Each of the three Saiyans takes on an Artificial Human, and appears to be beaten up badly. All three turn themselves into Super Saiyans, much to Kuririn's and Gohan's delight, as the tables seem to turn on the Artificial Humans.

#14 and #15 are destroyed by Trunks and Vegeta. #13 is surprised, but still has a trick up his sleeve. The remaining chips from the two defeated Artificial Humans float up into #13, and he absorbs them, beginning his transformation into a giant, blue, pupil-less monster. Everyone is thrashed by this "Super 13," and Goku is eventually tossed into the ocean. Despite being nearly killed, Goku raises his arms into the air (although he's upside down!), and asks for everyone to contribute their energy. Goku slowly rises up from the ocean, and a Genki-Dama gradually forms in the air above him. Super 13 repeatedly attempts to defeat Goku, but is repelled each time by Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, and Piccolo. As Piccolo is crushed under the weight of Super 13's foot, he yells out for Goku to show him the true power of a Super Saiyan. Goku indeed turns into a Super Saiyan, but Kuririn remarks that it will be impossible for Goku to use the Genki-Dama with a heart full of anger and hatred (which is necessary in order to turn into a Super Saiyan).

In a shocking (and highly illogical) move, Goku begins to absorb the energy from the Genki-Dama AS a Super Saiyan. Blue energy surrounds both him and Super 13, destroying the ground around them. Super 13 tries (and fails) to punch Goku, who (with a blood-curdling scream) punches directly through Super 13, and tosses him up into the surrounding energy.

Gohan wakes up to see his father sitting above him on a rock, saying, "Yo!"

Back at the hospital (where everyone was apparently brought), Kuririn offers up an explanation as to what probably happened with the Genki-Dama, while Goku laughs and says he has no idea. Gohan asks where Piccolo and Vegeta are; the scene cuts to the both of them, sitting silently and facing away from each other on opposite sides of an ice floe, out in the middle of the ocean. A fish jumps out of the water, and the ending credits begin!

[ synopsis written by Michael LaBrie ]


Special Notes

DBZ movie seven continues the trend of music from Mark Menza (who would later go on to provide the score for the English dub of DragonBall GT). Movie seven also marks the first appearance of Trunks. The Japanese version (found only on the uncut DVD) retains the original Japanese score (why wouldn't it?), and has superbly-translated subtitles provided by Steven J. Simmons (Daimao), himself.


Release / General Information

Japanese Premiere Date: 11 July 1992
Japanese Premiere Location: Toei Anime Fair
Japanese Availability: VHS
Domestic Release Date: 4 February 2003
Domestic Availability: VHS (English Dubbed, Edited)
VHS (English Dubbed, Uncut)
DVD (English Dubbed, Edited)
DVD (Hybrid English / Japanese, Uncut)
Opening Theme: "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA"
[ Lyrics ]
Ending Theme: "GIRIGIRI --Sekai Kyokugen--"
(“At the Brink: The Earth's Limit”)
[ Lyrics ]


Main Staff

Producers: Chiaki Imada
Yoshio Anzai (Shueisha)
Original Story: Akira Toriyama (Weekly Shônen Jump Serialization)
Planning: Kôzô Morishita
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Kôji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Weekly Shônen Jump
Production Supervisor: Toshio Kozuka
Screenplay: Takao Koyama
Background Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Art Supervisor: Yûji Ikeda
Art Director: Hitoshi Nagasaki
Animation Director: Minoru Maeda
Director: Katsuhito Kikuchi


Principal Cast

Son Goku: Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Son Gohan: Masako Nozawa Stephanie Nadolny
Piccolo: Toshio Furukawa Christopher Sabat
Kuririn: Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Trunks: Takeshi Kusao Eric (Johnson) Vale
Vegeta: Ryô Horikawa Christopher Sabat
Kame-Sen'nin: Kôhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland
Chi-Chi: Naoko Watanabe Cynthia Cranz
Oolong: Naoki Tatsuta Bradford Jackson
Artificial Human #13: Kazuyuki Sogabe  
Artificial Human #14: Hisao Egawa  
Artificial Human #15: Toshio Kobayashi  
Dr. Gero: Kôji Yada Kent Williams
Narration: Jôji Yanami Kyle Hebert