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Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure

Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (2000)

November. 21,2000
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Master Roshi has succeeded at the one mission he valued most: to train Goku and Krillin to become ultimate fighters. So, he arranges for them to test their mettle at a competition hosted by Emperor Chiaotzu. Not everyone's playing by the rules, however, as a member of the ruler's household schemes to use the Dragonballs to extort money and power from the royal.


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Sadly Over-hyped


Excellent, Without a doubt!!


At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.


what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.


Probably the most drastic change to the "Dragon Ball" story, this takes a whopping 6 sagas and crams it into only 45 minutes. This would be rather impressive, if it was actually good, but it's not. At least, not good enough to justify replacing the episodes to watch this. I know "Dragon Ball" as a whole has quite a bit of filler, but I've never had a problem with it, compared to this, which has less than no filler, it's like watching the show in fast forward. This might sound good, but in doing so, they've forgotten the charm of "Dragon Ball" itself. All the major moments are here pretty much, but characters like General Blue and Emperor Pilaf are just afterthoughts here. It's alright for a 45 minute watch, but I just wish they stuck with the story and made just a few changes instead of changing almost everything. Or make 2 movies out of it, covering 3 sagas each, something other than this.

John Doe

This Dragon Ball movie tells an alternate version of a era of Dragon Ball in which Goku enters a Martial Arts Tournament.This has been dubbed twice into English in North America and also there is a English dub that was done in France by AB Groupe and one in Malaysia.The movie is humorous and has a good story to it. It is in my opinion better then 'Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle'.I give Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure a 7/10.


Takes place after Goku and Krillin finished their year training with Master Roshi. As they head for the World Martial Arts Tour. They'll soon learn there's trouble upon the royal palace, where Master Crane & Mercenary Tao are both plotting something that involves harming Prince Chaozu who is also searching for something he lost.Out of all 4 movies this one is the most alternate reality of the Original DragonBall. The roles of Chaozu, Tien, Mercenary Tao, Upa, Bora, & Master Crane are entirely different in this movie. Even General Blue & Sergent Metalic are completely different people.Not only are the characters taking part of unique role plays. The feature shows an alternate meeting of Upa & Bora as well as a different visit to Penguin Village. It's the same flow as the other 2 movies. Only the word "Alternate" would best describe the story to it. Because everything about it is alternate from head to toe.If you liked the first 2 which had different flows too. Then you'll mostly likely like this one too. Only down side is it's the same length as the first two. Making you wish that there was a Director's Cut of this movie.


As a long time fan of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z I am excited to see this finally find release in the United States. This movie spins off of the early Dragon Ball Tournament Saga very smoothly with a short scenic summary of Goku and Krillin's (Kuririn) training under Master Roshi. There is a lot of good fun and some nice action sequences, including tournament fighting hosted by Chaozu. Familiar Dragon Ball characters are there, including Bulma, Oolong, Yamcha and Pu'ar, and some new characters are introduced, including Tien and the aforementioned Chaozu. Very funny and overall quite enjoyable, though uncut this may be a little too suggestive for many children. I highly recommend this to all Dragon Ball or DBZ fans as well as any fan of lighthearted anime; I actually enjoyed this movie more than many of the Dragon Ball Z movies that follow it.