Doragon Boru Z: Ryûken Bakuhatsu!! Gokû ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru
1995 / 52m - Japan
Action, Fantasy - Animation
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon poster


August 12, 2023


And we're back to square one. After the jolly madness that was Fusion Reborn, Wrath of the Dragon is once again a more traditional Dragon Ball Z film, with a strong focus on a single enemy and a fight that lasts more than half the film. It's a good thing these films are pretty short.

The DBZ crew is approached by an old man who wants to revive an old hero. They collect the dragon balls to make his wish come true, not realizing that they're about to unleash a terrible evil. Tapion is a Kaiju-like monster with incredible powers who can easily avoid their strongest attacks.

The art style remains a bit crummy, and the animation is not quite as good as you'd expect from a popular franchise like this. Tapion is an amusing monster, but that's about all there is here. Too serious for its own good, and hardly any memorable moments for a film that lasts only 50 minutes.