Dragon Ball: Gokū no Kōtsū Anzen
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Dragon Ball: Gokū no Kōtsū Anzen (ドラゴン ボール 悟空 の 交通 安全, Doragon Bōru: Gokū no Kōtsū Anzen; Literally meaning "Dragon Ball: Goku of Traffic Safety") is a 1988 public service announcement that aired in Japan promoting traffic safety. It aired on TV between shows and was distributed to schools as a safety demonstration video.
It was Bulma Brief's birthday and Son Goku tried to find his way to Metro West to get to her birthday party. On the way, he encountered a Tiger on a log bridge who would not let him pass, but Goku used the Zanzo-ken and outsmarted him. This caused him to slip and hang onto the log.
In the city, Turtle Hermit and Kuririn were on their way to Bulma Brief's birthday party but they seemed to have gotten lost. While looking through the directions, they saw a boy who was playing with his toy car almost get hit by a Bear speeding in a truck. The Bear managed to slam the breaks at the last second and destroyed the toy car, but the kid was safe. A Traffic Agent Lady quickly arrived to see if the boy was okay and told him that he should be careful where he walked or he would end up like the toy car, horrifying him. She also yelled at the Bear for driving too fast and not paying attention. After she informed them, Roshi and Kuririn had her help them get to Bulma's house.
Meanwhile, Goku, who was also on his way to Bulma's party, found a girl named Suno at a freeway and asked for her help in getting to West City. She got mad at Goku for recklessly crossing the street, and helped him get to West City since she was going there to see her cousin. When they arrived at West City, Suno saw her cousin, Tomu, aunt, and uncle. Tomu almost got ran over when running into the street to go see them, but Goku saved him with his Power Pole. The Traffic Lady showed up and informed Shinseki to not run into the street and taught him and Goku about stoplights.
When Goku finally arrived at Bulma's party, he managed to eat all of the food and left any none for anyone else. In anger, the all tried to fight Goku. Goku ran out of Capsule Corporation with everybody else chasing after him, but the Traffic Lady appeared and blew her whistle, making them all stop and not run into the street.
This short was released in Japan as part of the Dragon Box DVD set in 2004.
This video is widely considered non-canon due to it fitting nowhere in the Dragon Ball continuity. The characters are in their appearances in the Tien Shinhan Saga, but this could not have happened due to the events of the King Piccolo Saga which happened exactly after. Goku meeting Suno in this film also contradicts the Red Ribbon Army Saga since that is when he officially met her.
- This short was produced along with another educational special called Dragon Ball: Gokū no Shōbō Tai about fire safety.
- There is some controversy surrounding the Fukei's character design. Although her appearance seems to be a mixture of both versions of Lunch and they both share the same voice actress (Mami Koyama), she is clearly not Lunch. The Dragon Book, however, mentions the appearance of Lunch in the film.
- A Tiger who looks like the Tiger Thief in "Terror and Plague" makes an appearance in this film.
- This short features a special version of "Makafushigi Adventure!" as the ending theme song.