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Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku the Super Saiyan

Japanese box art
Directed by Mitsuo Hashimoto
Produced by Chiaki Imada
Rikizô Kayano
Written by Story:
Akira Toriyama
Takao Koyama
Starring Masako Nozawa
Naoki Tatsuta
Hiromi Tsuru
Mayumi Tanaka
Toshio Furukawa
Naoko Watanabe
Yûsaku Yara
Kohei Myauchi
Kenji Utsumi
Joji Yanami
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Release date(s) March 19, 1991 (1991-03-19), August 7, 2001 in North America and Europe
Running time 49:00
Language Japanese and English
Preceded by Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge

Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, known in Japan as ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ人だ孫悟空 (Doragon Bōru Zetto Sūpā Saiyajin da Son Gokū "Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku the Super Saiyan" ?), is the fourth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was originally released in Japan on March 19, 1991, between episodes 82 and 83. It was translated in North America by FUNimation, and Bridge Entertainment's title is Super Saiya Son Goku. It is the first Dragon Ball Z feature movie (not counting the Ultimate Uncut edition of the previous movies) to be dubbed with FUNimation's English voice cast. It's American dub is also the first Dragonball Z film dub to have actual bands' songs in a film and not just the show's composer's music. The movie was released on Steel Case DVD and Blu-ray along with Tree of Might as well as the season 6 box set



Piccolo and Gohan arrive and square off against Slug's goon squad, only to be defeated. All hope seems lost, until Goku and Krillin show up, and they easily defeat Slug's men. With all his men defeated, Lord Slug emerges and Krillin challenges him, only to lose in one punch. Goku battles Lord Slug, but quickly loses the advantage, being no match for Slug's power. When Lord Slug finally decides to finish Goku with the final punch, Goku retaliates by catching it and his anger explodes, causing him to turn into a Giji Super Saiyan (which is misinterpreted as an actual Super Saiyan in the movie, causing it get its name Giji Super Saiyan, meaning False Super Saiyan). In a flash of powerful blows, Goku completely crushes Lord Slug's arm and when it seems Goku is about is about to win, Slug reveals his Namekian hertiage, ripping off his broken arm and regenerating a new one. The shock then regresses Goku back to his normal state and before his eyes Lord Slug transforms into a gigantic version of himself. Slug regains the advantage but before he is able to finish Goku off, Piccolo remembers the Namekian weakness: their sensitive hearing (revealed in the beginning of the movie). He then orders Gohan to whistle again and before Gohan can do so, he immediately rips off his own ears to protect himself from the disturbing sounds. Slug is immediately caught off-guard, saving Goku.

Piccolo then gives all his energy to Goku and with his power regained, Goku uses the Kaioken attack to knock down Slug long enough to create a Spirit Bomb. Goku then hurls the powerful energy sphere at the Namekian tyrant, easily destroying him. With the villains defeated, the heroes celebrate over their victory. The movie ends with Master Roshi waking up from his nap, wishing something interesting had happened.


Character Name Voice Actor (Japanese) Voice Actor (English)
Goku Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Gohan Masako Nozawa Stephanie Nadolny
Piccolo Toshio Furukawa Christopher Sabat
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Yajirobe Mayumi Tanaka Mike McFarland
Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Tiffany Vollmer
Chi-Chi Naoko Watanabe Cynthia Cranz
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Bradford Jackson
Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland
Shenron Kenji Utsumi Christopher Sabat
King Kai Jōji Yanami Sean Schemmel
Icarus Naoki Tatsuta Christopher Sabat
Angira Keiichi Nanba John Burgmeier
Kakûja Shōzō Iizuka Christopher Sabat
Zeiun Kōji Totani Bradford Jackson
Doradobo Daisuke Gōri John Freeman
Medamatcha Yukitoshi Hori Sean Schemmel
Lord Slug Yusaku Yara Brice Armstrong
Narrator Jōji Yanami Kyle Hebert


  • Opening Song
    1. "CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA" (Chara Hetchara)
  • Introduction Song
    1. 口笛の気持ち (Kuchibue no Kimochi The Feeling of Whistling ?)
      • Performed by Hajime Ueshiba
  • Ending Song
    1. 「ヤ」なことには 元気玉!! (“Ya” na Koto ni wa Genki-Dama!! There's a Genki-Dama in Bad Things!! ?)
      • Lyrics: Dai Satō, Music: Chiho Kiyoka, Arrangement: Kenji Yamamoto, Vocals: Hironobu Kageyama, Chorus: Shines

Funimation Dub Soundtrack

The following songs were present in the Funimation dub of Lord Slug:[1]


  1. ^ Imada, Chiaki (Producer), & Hashimoto, Mitsuo (Director). (2001 Aug 7). Lord Slug [Motion picture]. Japan: FUNimation.

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