Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, known in Japan as , is the twelfth Dragon Ball Z feature movie. It was originally released in Japan on March 4, 1995 at Toei Anime Fair, where it was shown alongside the Slam Dunk movie Shohoku Saidai no Kiki! Moero Sakuragi Hanamichi and the movie version of Marmalade Boy. It was released to select theaters in North America on March 17, 2006, making it the first Dragon Ball movie to be released theatrically in the United States, with Dragon Ball Z: Return of Cooler following. Following that, it had been released on March 28, 2006 in North America on DVD.
The movie begins with Goku fighting in another Other World Tournament against Pikkon after the Buu saga. At the same time, a teenage "psyche ogre" that is attending the evil-purification machine is distracted with his heavy metal music. He doesn't pay attention and one of the tanks on the machine gets full and breaks, releasing all of the evil energy at once. As a result, on Earth, many of the dead have been brought back to life, including previous villains from the Dragon Ball Z series and movies, and some real life ones like Hitler (however he is named "The Dictator" in the English version) and Gohan and Videl are called on.
The Grand Kai sends Goku and Pikkon to see King Yemma. When they arrive, they find that the Other World has been changed, filled with colorful jelly bean-like objects. King Yemma has been imprisoned within a barrier. Goku and Pikkon attempt to break the barrier, but it absorbs any energy thrown at it. King Yemma informs them that a monster created by the evil spiritual energy is atop the check-in station. Goku begins fighting the monster while Pikkon attempts to destroy the barrier. The monster named Janemba has a child-like mentality and possesses strange powers that allow him to defy reality (such as creating a portal to punch through that leads right to Goku), and even as a Super Saiyan 2, Goku is losing. He then powers up to Super Saiyan 3 to defeat the monster, making Janemba the second enemy (after Majin Buu) to force Goku to turn Super Saiyan 3. Goku swiftly dominates Janemba. Though seemingly defeated, Janemba reduces into a smaller, more powerful form.
On Earth, Mr. Satan (Hercule in the English version) is winning over the zombie. Frieza and his henchmen arrives shortly after Gohan and Videl get rid of a large group of zombies. Frieza begins to taunt Gohan. Gohan defeats him with one punch and all the other villains flee. Back in the Other World, Pikkon discovers that cursing at the jelly bean prison causes it to crack. Meanwhile, Janemba creates a sword from a spiked mallet, and easily gains the upper hand against Goku eventually launching him into the Blood Pond trapping him within. Janemba then slices the Pond down piece by piece until he traps Goku within a tiny portion.
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