Sent to the Earth from the planet Vegeta as a newborn baby. The Saiyan child Kakarot was programmed to destroy the planet. After losing his memory in the spacepod landing, he was found by a martial arts master and renamed to Goku.
Goku was trained very well by his master Gohan, and he eventually grew up to become the planets savior. He now dedicates his life to protecting the weak and innocent from all evil, which includes his own barbaric race of Saiyans, cold blooded androids, and other super powered beings.
For those who may not know, Dragon Ball Z is the second series in the franchise and the direct sequel to Dragon Ball, as well as the predecessor to Dragon Ball GT. Dragon Ball Z is somewhere around almost 300 episodes long and it follows the hero Goku, an alien from another planet raised on Earth who dedicated his life to protecting it from the forces of evil. Either it be against power mad Earth-based Androids, or intergalactic tyrants that can destroy entire planets. The movies are not exactly newbie friendly though, and they require some knowledge of the main series before coming into. Despite this, more often than not, the movies rarely fall into normal continuity and plot holes to the main story are almost always present.
The Z-fighters have participated in an Earthbound tournament where the winners will face off against extra-terrestrials, and later in the final match against martial arts champion of the world Mr. Satan. The tournament takes another turn, and it's interrupted by a new foe named Bojack. Who is he, and what exactly does he want?-summary
Bojack: Unbound is the ninth movie in the long running Dragon Ball Z series, and I have to say it's not only among my most hated movies in the franchise, but also in the anime genre altogether. Even for a DBZ movie, there is no imagination or any attempt whatsoever to at least make the already beaten path the least bit tolerable. It's so by the numbers that after watching the first eight movies, you can actually create a checklist and start marking off plot related elements as you go.
After a few very boring fights and mind-numbingly lame comedy; Trunks, Gohan, and Krillin advance in the tournament and leave for a new area to continue fighting. From there they meet Bojack, his minions, and then several brawls occur. DBZ is an all out action anime, this is something we all know and there's nothing wrong with that. However, this movie is just way too by the numbers and very bland. The side characters are nothing but bodies to be dominated. They make very dramatic appearances as if they're going to actually pose a threat, yet they're beaten quicker than they show up. If a new viewer came into this movie first, I can't imagine them wanting to delve deeper because no one comes off looking like a bad ass at all. Bojack and his gang are nothing but cookie cutter baddies with about as much personality as a pimple between them all.
This movie takes place after Goku's death which occurred during the Cell Saga, and his son Gohan arose as Earth's new protector. Instead of developing him in that way, he comes off needing support from his dead father. There was so much potential to develop the entire cast as a team, plus mentor Gohan along the way. Instead, they clearly find a way to cram Goku into it, thus proving there was no way the show could have possibly survived without him. Many fans believe that this movie can actually fit in the DBZ main continuity in between the Cell Games Saga and The Great Saiyaman. Well, without nitpicking in the characters dialog it actually can; but that's not a reason to praise this movie or even consider it rental material.
While the backgrounds have moments of looking very good, from the peaceful looking prairies, to the dark and menacing ruins in the battle ground. The animation unfortunately is the usual reused-cels found in the DBZ series. In other words, very quick, blurred motions passing off as action, the laziest path to take when it comes down to delivering action scenes. There really isn't much choreography, as there's a heavy reliance on a light show. While plenty of the explosions and energy attacks look nice, the actual fighting has always failed to register with me. Up to this day I still haven't heard the sub, and I have no desire to. However, the dub is pretty good with the usual suspects featuring Chris Sabat playing both Piccolo and Vegeta, along with Eric Vale as Trunks. And please don't come into this expecting the fun rock scores you heard in Cooler's Revenge or Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan; what you get here is some boring ass elevator music.
Everything about this movie screams "lazy money draining succubus". If someone told me it took Toei Animation 10 minutes to come up with this movie, it would be lies to me and I'll swear it took less. In closing, this movie is only for Dragon Ball Z fans. Everyone else do yourself a favor and avoid it. If you're looking for a fun anime feature minus the psycho-babble, Redline or even Read or Die would make better choices. If you want something with a deep storyline that doesn't run for 10 hours, Area 88 OVA will be a great choice. Skip this 50 minute waste of time.
Pros: It isnt up to Goku to save the day! Cons: It isnt up to Goku to save the day... The Bottom Line: If you're into DBZ you might as well watch it. =P Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. Dragon Ball Z. A long running series with a total of 13 movies to speak of. This is movie #9. Dont know what DBZ is? Well, its too long of a story to explain here, so if you really wanna know, … more
Another action-packed movie version of the Dragon Ball Z anime television series, BOJACK UNBOUND finds the Z fighters battling powerful new enemies. Led by the ruthless Bojack, a gang of criminals infiltrate a worldwide martial arts tournament in hopes of taking over the universe. But when Goku fails to stop the menacing marauders, it's up to his young son Gohan to save the day.