Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
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Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, released in Japan as Dragon Ball: Majin Jō no Nemuri Hime (ドラゴン ボール 魔神 城 の ねむり 姫, Doragon Bōru: Majin Jō no Nemuri Hime), was released in Japan on July 18, 1987 between "We Are the Five Warriors" and "Deadly Battle". As with the last film, it features mostly new animation, but does tend to reuse bits and pieces from various episodes of Dragon Ball.
This film marks the very first appearance of FUNimation's new cast of voice actors even before the Ginyu Saga had been broadcast on TV or released on VHS, however, Stephanie Nadolny (Son Goku), Tiffany Vollmer (Bulma Brief), Meredith McCoy (Lunch), and Brice Armstrong (Narrator) were not yet cast and different actors were used.
This is also part of Dragon Box: Movie Box.
Twelve year old Son Goku seeks out Turtle Hermit to ask to be accepted as a student just before Krillin, a monk from a far off village, arrives for the same reason (and used a dirty magazine as a bribe). Turtle Hermit sent them on a quest far to the west, where "five mountains stand, called the 'Devil's Hand'." In a castle there, there lies the legendary, and beautiful, "Sleeping Princess." Whoever brought back the Sleeping Princess would become the old pervert's student. The two boys set out, and Krillin used all the standard tricks to trip Goku up.
A little later, Bulma Brief, Oolong, Yamucha, and Pu-erh – who were on summer vacation – arrived at the Kame House to find Goku. Turtle Hermit told them that the two boys had gone far to the east for training, therefore the friends flew in Bulma's Capsule Jet to the Devil's Hand. When they neared the castle, the jet was attacked by Demons and Bulma was taken to the castle. The owner of the castle, Lucifer, pretended to treat her as a guest until it was time to awaken the Sleeping Princess. In the meantime, Goku and Krillin fight monsters, and they drop in on Bulma just before the Butler can drain Bulma of her blood through a giant syringe (Bulma's blood is to be used to toast the awakening of the Sleeping Princess). Lunch (in her bad, blonde personality) then arrives to steal the Sleeping Princess – which is really a giant jewel. Everyone is captured and encased in a wall of rock.
It is the night of a full moon, and the moonlight is used to power the jewel. The moonlight also turns Goku into a Great Ape, and everyone escapes. They fight Lucifer and Goku uses a Kamehameha to destroy Lucifer's Sleeping Princess-powered laser cannon (the full moonlight is to be used to destroy the Sun, and begin the Reign of Darkness), and kills Lucifer. The heroes escape, and Krillin acts contrite, but doesn't actually apologize to Goku for his behavior. The two boys return to Kame House with Launch, and Master Roshi takes them both on as students.
 Current release
FUNimation released this on DVD in Australia and New Zealand on July 26, 2006 with the Texas-based English dub and optional Japanese audio.
 Cast list
OP (Opening theme)
- "Makafushigi Adventure!" (魔訶不思議ア ドベンチャー!; Literally meaning "Mystical Adventure!")
ED (Ending theme)
- "Romantic Ageru Yo" (ロマンティック あげる よ; Literally meaning "Romantic Bring I")
- This is the only one of the original Dragon Ball movies in which the Dragon Balls are not a part of the plot.
- The scene where Goku turns into a Great Ape and holds Launch with his hand is a homage to the film King Kong. The same situation also happened previously during the Emperor Pilaf Saga with Bulma.