Dragon Ball: Season 2
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Justin Cook, Stephanie Nadolny, Tiffany Vollmer, Sonny Strait
The search for the seven magic balls continues!
After meeting his match in the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku embarks on a mission to recover the Four Star Dragon Ball that once belonged to his grandfather. His treacherous quest will take him from the terrifying heights of Muscle Tower to the darkest depths of the deep blue sea. But with the Flying Nimbus under his feet and Bulma’s Dragon Radar leading the way – there’s nothing mighty Goku can’t handle.
With a dangerous new adversary out to get him, this will be Goku’s most dangerous adventure yet. The sinister Red Ribbon Army, led by cigar-chomping Commander Red, is determined to seize the seven Dragon Balls and use them to conquer the world! Watch as colonels, generals, ninjas, android pirates, and giant pink monsters use every dirty trick in the book to stop Goku from getting his hands on the magic Dragon Balls!
Enjoy the next chapter in the saga of this legendary warrior with Dragon Ball: Season Two!
The second season of the hit fantasy Dragon Ball
concludes the story line involving pint-sized Emperor Pilaf and focuses on Goku's battles with the nasty officers of the Red Ribbon Army. The evil General Red wants the magic Dragon Balls to make him ruler of the world; Goku wants the Four Star Ball as a souvenir of his adoptive grandfather, who owned it. Chuckling merrily as he goes from battle to battle, the irrepressible Goku dispatches the minions of General White in Muscle Tower and befriends android Number Eight (whose appearance and kindly demeanor may remind American viewers of Milton the Monster
). After a visit to Bulma, Goku tackles effete General Blue and a robot pirate on a hidden island. Season 2 ends as Goku challenges Korin, the cat who controls magical, strength-giving water atop a precipitous tower. Goku needs the water to grow stronger and defeat assassin Tao Pai Pai, who murdered his friend Oopa's father, Bora.
Although Goku's adventures will delight legions of fans, these episodes include some of the most egregious stereotypes in the Dragon Ball
franchise: Oopa and Bora are clichéd American Indians in war paint and feathers, while General Blue minces and swishes (his dialogue in the subtitles is quite offensive). Parts of the episodes set at Muscle Tower were recut into the fourth Dragon Ball
movie, The Path to Power
(Saikyou e no Michi
, 1996), also known as "The Way to Become the Strongest." Rated TV 14, but appropriate for ages 12 and up: nudity, risqué and toilet humor, cartoon violence, ethnic stereotypes, alcohol and tobacco use). --Charles Solomon
(32. The Flying Fortress: Vanished! 33. The Legend of a Dragon, 34. Cruel General Red, 35. Cold Reception, 36. Major Metallitron, 37. The Ninja Murasaki Is Coming! 38. Five Murasakis, 39. Mysterious Android No. 8, 40. Horrifying Buyon, 41. The Fall of Muscle Tower, 42. The Secret of Dr. Flappe, 43. A Trip to the City, 44. Master Thief, Hasky, 45. Danger in the Air, 46. Bulma's Bad Day, 47. Kame House--Found! 48. Deep Blue Sea, 49. Roshi Surprise, 50. The Trap Is Sprung, 51. Beware of Robot, 52. The Pirate Treasure, 53. Blue, Black and Blue, 54. Escape from Pirate Cave, 55. Penguin Village, 56. Strange Visitor, 57. Arale vs. Blue, 58. The Land of Korin, 59. The Notorious Mercenary, 60. Tao Attacks! 61. Korin Tower)