Doragon Boru Z: Gekitotsu!! 100-oku Power no Senshi-tachi
1992 / 46m - Japan
Action, Fantasy - Animation
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler poster


July 03, 2023


The title says it all. If you're just watching the films and neglecting the series, things move pretty fast though. From picnics and Earthly abductions to space travel and planetary destruction in just 10 films is quite the leap. At least Nishio returned for this installment, which improves things ever so slightly.

No time for goofy fun or lengthy introductions this time around. Cooler is returning (as a robot) and targets the people of New Namek. Son Goku and his gang travel to this distant planet to prevent Cooler from doing any harm. What follows is a lengthy battle that takes up most of the film's runtime.

The animation quality is a step up again from earlier films, which makes the action scenes a tad more attractive. That's pretty nice, as that's about all there is. The fight itself isn't all that interesting though, as the powers are random and the outcome is predetermined. It's not the worst, but it's still lacking the charm of the original Dragon Ball.