Dragon Ball GT
|Anime television series|
|title||Dragon Ball GT|
|Original title||ド ラ ゴ ン ボ ー ル ジ ー テ ィ ー|
|transcription||Doragon Bōru Jī Tī|
|Country of production||Japan|
|genre||Shōnen , action , martial arts , comedy|
|First broadcast||February 7, 1996 to November 9, 1997 on Fuji TV|
|October 30 to December 5, 2006 on RTL II|
Dragon Ball GT ( Japaneseド ラ ゴ ン ボ ー ル GT, Doragon Bōru Jī Tī ) is the second sequel to the anime series Dragon Ball . It was conceived as an anime from the start and, like the previous anime series Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z , is not based on the original plot of the manga by the Japanese artist Akira Toriyama . Toriyama only worked as an artistic advisor on Dragon Ball GT.
Dragon Ball GT begins ten years after the plot of the original manga ended and its implementation as an anime series. The plot, which is mainly based on battles and individual adventures, can be subdivided into different sections - so-called sagas - which both address previous events of the original plot, but also successively build on each other, condition each other and lead to a finale.
Super Dragon Balls
Episodes 1 to 22
Son-Goku and Oob train in God's palace, into which Prince Pilaw sneaks, who now finally wants to fulfill his wish for world domination. He finds the Super Dragon Balls created by Piccolo, but he inadvertently wishes that Goku would be as small as he used to be. The Super Dragon Balls are now spread across the galaxy and will destroy the planet they were used on if they are not reassembled on it within a year. So Goku, Trunks and Pan, now stuck in a child's body, go in search of them.
After a few initial opponents that are not a serious obstacle, the group meets a religious cult that eventually leads them to Doctor Mu and his experiments on so-called bio-cyborgs, which also include the restoration of a Tsufurian named Baby , that of the Saiyan were once wiped out. Mu also collects the Super Dragon Balls, but Goku, Trunks and Pan can thwart his plans and continue the search. However, Doctor Mu escapes with the Tsufurian and its maturation chamber in a spaceship.
Episodes 23 to 40
After Baby has matured and emerges from his room, he is the last Tsufurian to seek revenge on the Saiyan and is the first to kill Doctor Mu, whom he does not want to obey. When he is taken to an intergalactic hospital by Son-Goku, Trunks and Pan without being recognized, he slips into Trunks' body and takes it over. But he underestimates its powers and has to leave the body again when Trunks turns into a super Saiyajin. Baby decides to conquer the earth and slips into the bodies of Son-Goten, Son-Gohan and finally Vegeta one after the other, while he lays eggs in the rest of the population of the earth, through which he gains the necessary strength to keep the Saiyan even then to control when they transform into Super Saiyans. Only Boo , Mister Satan, Pan and Oob are not infected because they are either immune or hide from baby.
When Son-Goku, Pan and Trunks successfully return from the search for the Dragon Balls, they notice at first that their families are behaving quite strangely, but they think nothing of it until Trunks is under the baby's control again and their adversary turns to them disclosed. Left alone, Son-Goku has no chance in his child's body, so that he is saved by Kibitoshin with the instant teleportation - shortly before the baby can kill him in Vegeta's body . After a detour via an in-between world, Son-Goku ends up back in the world of the Kaioshins, where the old Kaioshin from 15 generations ago explains to him that Son-Goku needs his monkey's tail to survive against Baby. While a ceremony is held to encourage the growth of the tail, Baby uses the Super Dragon Balls to wish the restoration of his Tsufuru homeworld , which was destroyed by the Saiyan in battle with the Tsufurian people.
Son Goku finally faces his opponent again on Tsufuru and gradually transforms himself into a four-fold Super Saiyan through his longing for the earth. After babies "subjects" have been freed from the Tsufurian eggs with the super holy water, a kind of panacea , Son Goku succeeds in killing the baby for good. Following this fight, Son-Goku relocates all living beings on earth to Tsufuru, only Piccolo remains behind so that the Super Dragon Balls disappear with him through his death. After a while, Son-Goku and his friends collect the Dragon Balls that Dende brought to Tsufuru and call the holy dragon Shenlong, who restores the earth.
Super number 17
Episodes 41 to 47
After some time, peace seems to have returned to earth, when Doctor Mu, who was killed by Baby, meets Doctor Gero, who was also killed by his creation C17, in Hell. Together, the two forge a plan to get revenge on Goku and conquer the galaxy. They create number 17 , an exact copy of C 17, who is still living on earth. The two cyborgs allow them to create a hellhole , a passage between hell and the world of the living, through which every opponent from Son-Goku's past opens up the earth gets - with the exception of Cell and Freezer.
Son-Goku flies to hell to see if everything is going well, but falls into a trap. While occupied by Freezer and Cell, C 17 and its Earth likeness fuse. The resulting warrior with the name Super Number 17 exceeds the capabilities of Goku's sons and friends. When Son-Goku succeeds in returning to the world of the living with the help of Piccolo and Dende, he too is confronted with an overpowering opponent, and even as a four-time Super Saiyan he has nothing to oppose Super Number 17 , mainly because of that because the cyborg is able to absorb Goku's energy.
It turns out, however, that super number 17 can only absorb the energy of his opponents in a certain pose, so Son-Goku succeeds with the help of C 18, the opponent with his super dragon fist known from the movies and a subsequent one Defeat Kamehameha .
Episodes 48 to 64
The imbalance between the worlds caused by the Hellmouth and the many wishes in the past have left some cracks in the Dragon Balls. Nevertheless, the Dragon Balls are gathered again to call Shenlong to undo the damage caused in the fight against Super Number 17 and to revive those who were killed. However, Shenlong no longer appears, but another dragon. Shortly thereafter, the Dragon Balls disappear again, from which seven devil dragons arise, which were created by the individual wishes of Son-Goku and his friends and which now have to be defeated in order to free the Dragon Balls from the negative energy and set the world again to preserve from destruction.
One after the other, Pan and Goku succeed in regaining the Dragon Balls, but the final opponent turns out to be a tough nut to crack. Even as a four-time Super Saiyan, Son Goku does not succeed in defeating him. Fortunately, Bulma has now succeeded in developing a machine that also enables Vegeta to transform himself into a four-fold Super Saiyan. The two decide to merge after the transformation in order to become a super warrior, which even this last devil dragon has nothing to oppose. The merger breaks up before they can defeat him, however, because they haven't considered that the merger won't last as long at this stage as it usually does. However, Son-Goku can finally defeat his opponent with the help of the Genkidama, which came about from the energy of all living beings in the universe.
Son Goku says goodbye
Although the Dragon Balls have been restored, it is clear that the seven magical balls must not be used again without hesitation and that in future people will have to face the consequences of their actions without the help of Shenlong. But the dragon fulfills one last wish of those who have called him over and over again over the past decades: Before they both disappear from the scene, Son-Goku can say goodbye to Muten Roshi, Kuririn and Piccolo before the Dragon Balls with Son-Goku merge and Shenlong disappears with him.
About a hundred years later, the earth is a peaceful place, and there is another great martial arts tournament in honor of Son Goku and Mister Satan, during which their descendant Son Goku jr. with Vegeta's descendant Vegeta jr. face the children's section in the final. The aged Pan thinks she sees her grandfather in the crowd of the audience as he watches the two fighters, but he disappears as suddenly as he appeared to her.
Origin and publications
In 1996, Toei Animation studio produced the 64-part series, directed by Minoru Okazaki. The character design comes from Akira Toriyama. The series was broadcast from February 7, 1996 to November 19, 1997 on the program of the Japanese television station Fuji TV .
The series was televised in English in North America, the UK and Australia. It was also broadcast in Latin America, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. In contrast to the rest of the world, Poland broadcast all 64 episodes. The American version left out the first 16 episodes; instead, a new episode entitled A Grand Problem was cut from the 16 episodes . The omitted episodes were broadcast after the series ended.
Dragon Ball GT was broadcast from October 30 to December 5, 2006 in the afternoon program in double episodes on RTL II . RTL II had the episodes shortened considerably before the German dubbing and omitted episodes 29, 38, 46, 47, 54 to 57 and 59 to 63, which means that only 51 of the 64 episodes exist in the German dubbed version. For some of the gaps, separate reviews have been edited in order to briefly recount the content that was skipped over. Animax repeated the series from August 28, 2012, also in the heavily cut RTL II version.
Kazé Germany announced a German release of Dragon Ball GT for spring 2013 on DVD. The missing episodes are only contained in the original version with subtitles, while the remaining episodes are only contained in the heavily cut German version.
German DVD release
|DVD name||Episodes||Disks||Release date||Additional Information|
|Box 1||21st||4th||April 26, 2013||Contains the first 21 episodes of the series
|Box 2||20th||4th||June 28, 2013||Contains episodes 22 through 41 of the series
|Box 3||23||4th||August 30, 2013||Contains episodes 42 through 64 of the series
Most of the speakers from the previous series were recruited for the German-language dubbing; there were only a few short-term replacements. The recordings were made in the Berlin dubbing studios of MME Studios GmbH.
|role||Japanese speaker ( seiyū )||German speaker|
|Son Goku (child)||Masako Nozawa||Amadeus Strobl|
|Son Goku (adult)||Tommy Morgenstern|
|Pan||Yūko Minaguchi||Jamie Lee Blank|
|Trunks||Takeshi Kusao||Sebastian Schulz|
|GIL||Shinobu Satouchi||Santiago Ziesmer|
|Oob||Atsushi Kisaichi||Carsten Otto|
|Vegeta||Ryō Horikawa||Oliver Siebeck|
|Gohan||Masako Nozawa||Robin Kahnmeyer|
|Son Goths||Ozan Unal|
|Mister Satan||Daisuke Gōri||Elmar Gutmann|
|Boo||Kōzō Shioya||Uwe Büschken|
|infant||Yūsuke Numata||Gerald Schaale|
|Piccolo||Toshio Furukawa||David Nathan|
|Dende||Tomiko Suzuki||Raúl Richter|
|Dr. Gero||Kōji Yada||Hans-Werner Bussinger|
|Dr. Mu||Kazuyuki Sogabe||Kaspar Eichel|
|Bulma||Hiromi Tsuru||Claudia Urbschat-Mingues|
|Videl||Yūko Minaguchi||Isabelle Schmidt|
|Chichi||Naoko Watanabe||Julia digit|
|Krillin||Mayumi Tanaka||Vanya Gerick|
|C18||Miki Ito||Diana Borgwardt|
|Bra||Hiromi Tsuru||Jill Schulz|
|Freezer||Ryūsei Nakao||Thomas Nero Wolff|
|Cell||Norio Wakamoto||Stefan Gossler|
|teller||Jōji Yanami||Roland Hemmo|
The music in the series was composed by Akihito Tokunaga. The opening title is Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku (DAN DAN 心 魅 か れ て) from Field of View. The following were used for the credits:
- Hitori Ja Nai (ひ と り じ ゃ な い) from Deen
- Don't you see! from Zard
- Blue Velvet by Shizuka Kudou
- Sabitsuita Machine Gun de Ima o Uchinukou (錆 び つ い た マ シ ン ガ ン で 今 を 撃 ち 抜 こ うSabitsuita Mashingan de Ima wo Uchinukou ) from Wands
- Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku from Field of View
The German version of the original opening credits with the title Hand in Hand (director: Carsten Schmelzer ), which was already used in the DVD release of the television special Dragon Ball GT - The Movie: Son-Goku Jr. , was not used as the opening credits , but a new version produced by Toyco with the same melody, but changed text under the title Sorae (for Japanese In den Himmel ) recorded, sung by Fred Röttcher . In addition, Toyco produced its own closing credits with the title They want you , sung by Noel Pix . Andy Knote wrote the lyrics .
- Anime News Network on the series
- René Quakernack: Cut reports on the German television version of Dragon Ball GT. (No longer available online.) In: animedigital.de. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015 ; Retrieved December 8, 2015 .
- Dragon Ball GT on RTL 2 - Comment by oehler81. In: schnittberichte.com. Retrieved January 20, 2013 .
- Anime no Tomodachi - Dragon Ball GT
- Message about the Dragon Ball GT release at AnimeY
- It's not available as a manga - Son Goku's last adventure is coming up! In: kaze-online.de. Retrieved January 20, 2013 .
- Anime on DVD: Voice Actors - Dragon Ball GT. Retrieved August 1, 2008 .
- Dragon Ball GT - The Movie: Son-Goku Jr. , published in 2003 by Polyband
- Carsten Schmelzer: References - Carsten Schmelzer (PDF). Retrieved November 15, 2019 .