Doragon Boru Z: Ginga Giri-Giri!! Butchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu
1993 / 50m - Japan
Action, Fantasy - Animation
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound poster


July 19, 2023


A slight step up from previous films. The main reason is the lighter tone and the longer introduction. It takes a while before the main villain is introduced, which means the final fight is shorter and there's mere silliness before the fighting starts. Other than that, this is just more of the same.

The DBZ folks have entered a fighting tournament. They have little trouble getting through the preliminaries, while Mr Satan waits to take on the remaining fighter. He isn't too keen on participating and tries to flee. Meanwhile, Bojack and his cronies are using the tournament as a guise to conquer the planet.

The first 25 minutes or so are rather funny. The art style is still too basic and angular for my liking, and the animation quality is low for a franchise of this stature, but at least they brought the fun back into the series. This isn't great cinema, but it is one of the better DBZ films so far. It makes a bit more hopeful for what follows.