Dragon Ball GT presents an all new adventure for Goku and his allies, sending them on an interplanetary quest to find the mysterious Black Star Dragon Balls and save the Earth! It’s going to be a tough journey – but who’s along for the ride?
New Kid Goku. “Aren’t you a little short for a Super Saiyan?” Goku is suffering from a very odd mid-life crisis in Dragon Ball GT – he’s been reverted to his childhood body thanks to a poorly-considered wish by the nefarious-yet-bumbling Emperor Pilaf! While Goku’s adult memories are intact, his smaller, younger frame can’t handle the immense power of his chi. With the search for the strange new Dragon Balls taking him to bizarre worlds and bringing him face to face with some of the toughest foes in the universe, Earth’s saviour has a lot of growing up to do, and not a lot of time to do it!
Trunks. Time travel gets confusing – although the Trunks of Dragon Ball GT looks like the toughened, post-Apocalyptic warrior first introduced in Dragon Ball Z, this is actually the Trunks born years after that nightmarish future was averted. Having grown up in times of comparative peace, this Trunks has succeeded his mother, Bulma, as CEO of Capsule Corporation yet still become one of Earth’s toughest fighters under the strict tutelage of his father, Vegeta. The challenge of running a company isn’t quite the thrill he craves though, so when he’s called to accompany Goku and Gohan on their space travels, he’s all too eager to go along! Except….
Pan. Tired of being coddled by her extended family, 14-year old Pan is out to prove herself every bit as tough, resourceful and adventurous as her father Gohan or grandfather Goku. Sneaking onto the ship meant to take them to the stars, she triggers an early launch with only herself, Goku, and Trunks on board. Despite forcing her way onto the crew, she becomes an invaluable member, helping the others out of numerous scrapes. As the least experienced, she also retains a sense of wonder at the splendour and beauty of the strange worlds they encounter along the way. Feisty and determined, Thanks to her Saiyan heritage, Pan is potentially the strongest woman alive but is also prone to the usual doubts and conflicted emotions of most teenagers, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
Giru. Discovered on the first planet our heroes land on, this metal-munching alien robot gobbles up the all-important Dragon Radar, leaving them without a clue where to go – and the universe is a big place to get lost in! When Trunks notices the radar’s detection systems have been incorporated into the droid’s evolving architecture, it becomes the fourth crew member. Initially a source of annoyance for Pan, Giru slowly grows on them all – although the mysteries of its origins and strange tech-absorbing properties demand explanation.
Pilaf. One of Goku’s oldest enemies, diminutive Emperor Pilaf has long been in search of the Dragon Balls, planning to wish for dominion over the world. A bonafide genius with unlimited resources at his disposal, Pilaf is aided by dog-man Shu and warrior woman Mai, seemingly his only two subjects. Sadly for them, comic misfortune follows the trio wherever they go, making them a recurring joke as much as recurring villains!
Dragon Ball GT, the first set, is available on UK DVD from Manga Entertainment.