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Encyclopedia > Curse of the Blood Rubies
The Legend of Shenlong

Japanese box art
Directed by Daisuke Nishio
Produced by
Written by Toshiki Inoue (screenplay)
Akira Toriyama (story)
Starring Masako Nozawa (Son Gokū)
Shuuichirou Moriyama (Gourmeth)
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Cinematography
Editing by
Distributed by
Released December 20th, 1986
Running time 50 minutes
Language Japanese
Budget
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IMDb profile

Dragon Ball: The Legend of Shenlong (Japanese: ドラゴンボール 神龍の伝説, Rōmaji: Doragon Bōru: Shenron no Densetsu) is the 1st DB movie. Originally released in Japan on December 20th, 1986, between episodes 43 & 44. In its original theatrical run, it was just titled Dragon Ball, but for subsequent video release in Japan it was renamed. FUNimation's title is Curse of the Blood Rubies. Image File history File links DB_THE_MOVIE_NO._1. ... Akira Toriyama Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明 Toriyama Akira, born on April 5, 1955 in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture) is a Japanese manga artist. ... Nozawa Masako (jp: 野沢 雅子, née Tsukada Masako or å¡šç”° é›…子) is a veteran seiyu who was born on October 25, 1936 in Tokyo, Japan. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Like the other Dragon Ball movies, this film is not canonical to either the anime series or the original manga. In specific, this movie is a heavily modified retelling of the gathering of the Dragon balls in the "Son Gokū Saga" (FUNimation's saga: Emperor Pilaf Saga), but with King Gurmes taking Pilaf's role as the center villian. (Some footage from this movie, or perhaps vice versa, was used in the first handful of episodes of the series.) Like that initial saga, it depicts how Son Gokū meets up with Bulma, Yamcha, Oolong, and Pu-erh, and the first quest for the Dragon Balls. (These events would be retold again in the 10th Anniversary Movie, The Path to Ultimate Strength.) Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ... A page from the Marmalade Boy manga, volume 1 (Japanese version) Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for comics and/or cartoons (not necessarily animated, this includes print cartoons); outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... The Emperor Pilaf Saga (called The Saga of Goku in the KidMark dub) is the first fictional saga in the Dragon Ball manga and anime. ... Son Goku is the main character in the Dragon Ball series, and one of the most recognizable anime characters in the West, usually with spiky black hair and his trademark orange/red and blue clothes. ... Teenage Bulma in the 3rd Dragon Ball Movie, Mystical Adventure Bulma (Romaji: Buruma, full name commonly accepted as Bulma Briefs) is a fictional Human who is the Dragon Ball seriess longest appearing female character. ... Yamcha, the desert bandit, is a fictional character from the manga Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. He is a human who was introduced early in the series as an antagonist of Goku but quickly reformed and became an ally. ... Oolong in the Majin Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Oolong (or as he might prefer, Oolong the Terrible) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and the Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime series. ... Puar in the Freeza Saga of Dragon Ball Z Puar (or Puar) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z manga and anime series. ... The Path to Power is the fourth Dragon Ball movie. ...


The original Japanese movie featured a surprising amount of cartoon nudity, as did the early episodes of the series. For the US video release, this was censored out. Although the movie was released with the first 13 episodes on an uncut DVD set in Australia by FUNimation, it's still the edited dub from 1995. FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is a company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ...


Music

Opening Themes
"魔訶不思議アドベンチャー!" / "Makafushigi Adobenchā!" / "Mystical Adventure!"
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori
Music: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka
Performance: Hiroki Takahashi
Ending Theme
"ロマンティックあげるよ" / "Romantikku Ageru Yo" / "I’ll Give You Romance"
Lyrics: Takemi Yoshida
Music: Takeshi Ike
Arrangement: Kōhei Tanaka
Performance: Ushio Hashimoto

External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

Dragon Ball television series and feature films
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TV Specials: Dragon Ball Volume 1 (Japanese version). ... Dragon Ball is the first part of the anime adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga written by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... Dragon Ball Z is a very long-running sequel to the popular anime Dragon Ball. ... Dragon Ball GT (Japanese: ドラゴンボールGT Doragon Bōru Jī Tī) is the sequel to the anime Dragon Ball Z, but is the only series that is not based on a manga by Akira Toriyama. ...

Bandai Video Releases: Bardock: Father of Goku is a Dragon Ball Z movie, which is part of the Dragon Ball Z series. ... The History of Trunks (Japanese title: Zetsubō e no Hankō!! Nokosareta Chō-Senshi • Gohan to Torankusu, Translation: Resistance to Despair!! The Remaining Super-Warriors, Gohan and Trunks) is an hour-long tv-special (#2) that is part of the Dragon Ball series of Anime. ...

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