Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! Release Date, Voice Cast, Plot, And Everything We Know So Far

Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! It is a 35-minute Japanese animated short film based on Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball manga that premiered as part of the Jump Super Anime Tour from September 21 to November 23, 2008. Following the tenth-anniversary feature, The Path to Power, it was the first animated Dragon Ball film in twelve years.

Voice Cast

  • Son Goku / Kakarot voiced by Masako Nozawa
  • Vegeta voiced by Ryō Horikawa
  • Tarble voiced by Masakazu Morita
  • Son Gohan voiced by Masako Nozawa
  • Son Goten voiced by Masako Nozawa
  • Chi-Chi voiced by Naoko Watanabe
  • Bulma, voiced by Hiromi Tsuru
  • Trunks voiced by Takeshi Kusao
  • Master Roshi, voiced by Hiroshi Masuoka
  • Krillin voiced by Mayumi Tanaka
  • Piccolo, voiced by Toshio Furukawa
  • Android 18, voiced by Miki Ito
  • Yamcha, voiced by Toru Furuya
  • Puar voiced by Naoko Watanabe
  • Oolong, voiced by Naoki Tatsuta
  • Mr. Satan voiced by Daisuke Gori
  • Videl, voiced by Yuko Minaguchi
  • Abo voiced by Yusuke Numata
  • Kado voiced by Kazunari Tanaka
  • Aka voiced by Yasunori Masutani
  • Gure voiced by Kumiko Nishihara
  • Gotenks voiced by Masako Nozawa and Takeshi Kusao
  • Turtle, voiced by Daisuke Gori
  • Ox-King, voiced by Daisuke Gori
  • ZTV Reporter, voiced by Umeka Shoji
  • Yajirobe voiced by Mayumi Tanaka
  • Marron, voiced by Naoko Watanabe

What is the Release date of Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!?

On November 24, 2008, the Monday after the Super Tour’s final stop, the website Jumpland began streaming the video to both Japanese and English-speaking audiences. It was put on hold on January 31, 2009. Soon after the film’s finish, it was announced that it, in addition to Tegami Bachi: Light and Blue Night Fantasy and One Piece: Romance Dawn Story, would be published on a triple feature DVD that would only be available through a mail-in offer limited to Japanese residents. On September 13, 2013, the special was included as an extra feature on the more widely accessible, limited edition home release of the 2013 film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.


The manga adaptation, illustrated by Naho Ishi, was announced in the February issue of V Jump and released in the magazine’s March 21 and April 21, 2009 issues. On September 3, 2010, it was compiled into a single tankbon volume.

Who Is The Director Of Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!?

Yoshihiro Ueda directed this film. Yoshihiro Ueda is a Toei Animation director from Japan. Ueda has directed episodes of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT. He also worked on Dr. Slump films (Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! The Treasure of Nanaba Castle and Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! The Treasure of Nanaba Castle). Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, and Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock were all directed by him.

What is The Plot of Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!?


Mr. Satan invites Goku, Vegeta, and their families to dinner two years after Majin Buu’s defeat by Goku, feeling bad that his new hotel is named after what the majority of Earth perceives to be his victory over Buu. Two Saiyan spaceships descend during supper, and a strange Saiyan and his wife approach the heroes at the hotel. Tarble, Vegeta’s younger brother, reveals himself and says that he was judged weak by their father and taken to a faraway planet before Planet Vegeta was destroyed. He also presents Gure, a little extraterrestrial humanoid, as his wife. Tarble approaches his brother for assistance in dealing with Abo and Kado, troops from Frieza’s army destroying his world.

As Abo and Kado come to Earth, the heroes choose radishes from Goku’s garden to see who will face the two, and Goten chooses the longest. Under pressure from his father, Trunks selects a radish that stretches for kilometers. Trunks are joined in the fight by Goten. The kids overcome the two soldiers until Abo and Kado duplicate themselves. Goten and Trunks take the upper hand thanks to Gohan’s support. Abo and Kado combine to make the bigger, more powerful Aka.


After Aka destroys Goten and Trunks, they perform the Fusion Dance, failing on the first attempt but succeeding on the second. He quickly seems to defeat Aka now that he is fully powerful as Gotenks. While everyone is enjoying themselves, Aka attacks again after Gotenks taunts him, but Piccolo stops the attack. As the threat grows, Aka destroys most of the hotel, and Goku and Vegeta join the fight. Nonetheless, Goku fools Vegeta into glancing aside as he beats Aka with a Kamehameha wave. After the battle, everyone returns to what remains of the hotel to resume the dinner. Abo and Kado engage in the festivities. The episode concludes with Goku and Vegeta arguing over food and changing into Super Saiyans while they do so.

Is Yo Son Goku and friends canon?

I guess yo son Goku and his friend’s return movie is no longer canon. Neither is battle of gods or fukkatsu no f. in yo son Goku, which happens two years after kid buu is killed. Gohan and Videl are not yet married and don’t even live together.

Who is the best friend of Son Goku?


As the series progresses, Krillin becomes Goku’s closest ally and best friend as he fights every villain along with Goku or before him and is often depicted as the comic relief.

Who was Vegeta’s brother?


Brother Tarble

Vegeta’s brother Tarble was introduced in Dragon Ball: The Return of Son Goku and Friends!, a movie that never even got an English dubbed release.

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