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Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (ドラゴンボールZ 超戦士撃破!!勝つのはオレだ, Doragon Bōru Zetto: Sūpā Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu No wa Ore da; lit. "Dragon Ball Z: Super Warrior Defeat!! I'm The One Who'll Win") is the eleventh Dragon Ball Z movie. It was released in Japan on July 9, 1994, between episodes 232 and 233. It is the sequel to Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming and the final installment of the Broly films. FUNimation Entertainment dubbed it into English in 2005.




18 leaves Satan House, prepared to take the prize money at a later time

The film opens with a group of strangely colored humanoids emerging from tanks in a laboratory. The scientists responsible for these creations, Dr. Collie and Nain among others, are congratulated by their employer, Lord Jaguar, who plans to make these "Bio-Humans" into the strongest fighters on Earth. Despite warnings from his cousin, Men-Men, Jaguar laughs maniacally as one of his unfinished bio-humans wags his furry tail in his tank.

The Bio-Mutants

As Mr. Satan has not yet paid Android 18 the prize money she demanded for letting him beat her in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, she begins smashing Satan House up, particularly his undeserved prizes from the tournament. Mr. Satan, cowering, tries to tell 18 that he has not gotten the money yet, but she does not believe him, and continues to ransack his home. His screams of fright are heard by Krillin, Marron, Trunks, and Goten, who are waiting outside.


Trunks and Goten cheerfully looking out the trunk of Men-Men's car

Mr. Satan is visited by Men-Men, who claims to be the cousin of the champion's old martial arts rival Jaguar. It seems that Jaguar is blackmailing Mr. Satan into visiting his laboratory island to fight his Bio-Warriors, as Jaguar is the only other person who knows of Mr. Satan's bed wetting secret when he was younger. Mr. Satan agrees, and departs to Mei Queen Castle with Men-Men, followed by 18, Trunks, and Goten.

Upon arriving, Mr. Satan is coldly greeted by Jaguar, who sets up a tournament for him to fight the Bio-Warriors, but when they demonstrate their incredible fighting abilities, they are more than Mr. Satan can handle, Goten, Trunks, and 18 intervene. Goten and Trunks are then confronted by a familiar face: Maloja, the Priest from Natade Village whom they met in the previous movie, Broly - Second Coming.

Broly in tank

Goten and Trunks discover Broly's clone in his holding tank

Enraged, Jaguar reveals his greatest weapon: a Super Bio-Warrior. But when Trunks and Goten see the Super Bio-Warrior, they recognize him as none other than the Legendary Super Saiyan himself, Broly. They confront the priest, who tells them that he sold Broly's frozen blood to Jaguar, and that the Super Bio-Warrior is Broly's clone. Trunks and Goten prepare to destroy Bio-Broly before he can be revived, but he had sensed the attack, which awakened Broly's Saiyan instincts. He breaks out of stasis, only to be drenched in the bio-liquid and turns into a horribly deformed, slime covered bio-mutant, giving him the name Bio-Broly. Meanwhile, Maloja is taking all the money in Jaguar's safe, only for the liquid to come behind him and kill him as he tries to ward it off with an evil banishment prayer. Many scientists try to evacuate, most are killed by the fluid.

Battling the Legendary Super Saiyan: Round 3

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Bio-Broly attacking Goten and Trunks

Jaguar commands Bio-Broly to attack Mr. Satan, but 18 intervenes at the last minute, only to get pounded by the Bio-Saiyan. Just before Bio-Broly can kill Satan, Goten and Trunks intervene and save him in time. They then attack Bio-Broly head-on, and prove to be an equal match for the Bio-Saiyan, until Goten abandons the battle to save some trapped scientists from the flooding and dangerous bio-liquid that will absorb anything with a different genetic structure to its own and grow stronger.

As Bio-Broly pounds Trunks around, 18 recovers and tries to stop him, but she too is beaten. Just before Bio-Broly can kill her, Krillin shows up in time and rescues 18, but Bio-Broly finds them both and almost kills them. Goten and Trunks then fight Bio-Broly again, but they get seriously pounded, and Bio-Broly almost kills Goten until Trunks lures the menace away.

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Krillin saves a badly beaten 18

Trunks manages to lure Bio-Broly away from his battered friends, and then fires an upside-down Finish Buster at him, only for it to miss. It seems that Trunks is doomed, until a tank that had been hit by the Finish Buster ruptures, causing bio-liquid to shower on Bio-Broly and supposedly melt him. Unfortunately, this only makes the bio-liquid more powerful, and it soon starts to flood the entire island, seemingly unstoppable. Goten, Trunks, Krillin and 18 manage to get as many people as they can out of the lab, including the reluctant Jaguar and Men-Men, who want to die shamefully along with their deadly creations, but Trunks rescues them anyway, and Mr. Satan manages to escape by jumping into the water.


Bio-Broly turns to stone

To everyone's surprise, the bio-liquid seems to be solidifying by touching the sea water, so Trunks, Goten, and Krillin use a triple Kamehameha to blast the water by the island so high that the entire island is flooded with sea water, which solidifies all the bio-liquid. Unfortunately, the celebrations are cut short when Bio-Broly emerges from the sea as a giant. However, as fast as Bio-Broly emerges, he then turns to stone, due to having been drenched in sea water. Seeing their chance, Goten and Trunks blast the gigantic Bio-Broly statue into smithereens, ridding the universe of Broly for good.

Mr. Satan emerges from the sea water, calling for help. Laughing, 18 says that she will help him if he promises to pay her 100,000,000 zeni. Fuming, Satan swims off. In Other World, Goku is informed that Broly is causing trouble in Hell. Along with Pikkon, Goku is sent to stop Broly, after he finishes an enormous meal.

Timeline placement

This film may take place during the Buu Saga, after the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament and shortly before Super Buu arrives on Kami's Lookout.[1] It would likely take place between the episodes "Return to Other World" and "Gotenks is Born", due to Goten and Trunks not having mastered the Fusion Dance yet and Goku being in Other World (as shown at the end of the film). This placement would also account for Gohan and Vegeta being absent throughout the movie, Gohan training with the Z Sword and Vegeta having recently died in this period.

In the Dragon Ball manga/anime, after the tournament, Android 18 goes with Bulma and the others to find the Dragon Balls,[2] and then Goku takes them to Kami's Lookout, where she remains with Krillin, Marron, and the others. Goten and Trunks are also taken to the lookout after Majin Buu was released and train for performing the Fusion Dance. They, Krillin and Marron could have joined #18 in pursuing Mr. Satan to get the 20 million zeni he owed her before Super Buu came to the lookout (and before Goten and Trunks enter the Hyperbolic Time Chamber).[3]

Android 18 could also have asked Mr. Satan for the money after the Kid Buu Saga, but Goku is seen dead on Grand Kai's planet at the end of the movie.


Bio-Broly was originally released on VHS and Laserdisc in Japan. In 2006, Toei Animation released Bio-Broly as part of the final Dragon Box DVD set, which included all four Dragon Ball films and thirteen Dragon Ball Z films. These were presented in a new widescreen transfer from the original negatives with a 16:9 aspect ratio that was matted from the original 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, the complete Japanese audio of Bio-Broly was released on CD entitled Dragon Ball Z – Sūpā-Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu No wa Ore Da in Japan on August 20, 1996.[4]

FUNimation released Bio-Broly for DVD on September 13, 2005 in uncut form.[5]. As was the case with all previous releases, the movie was released in an unmatted 4:3 aspect ratio. The DVD featured an English dub with a soundtrack featuring an original score done by Mark Menza. In 2006, FUNimation bundled Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan with Broly - Second Coming and Bio-Broly in a new DVD box set entitled "Broly Triple Threat". It was released on September 12, 2006 in uncut form only.[6]

FUNimation re-released Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly - Second Coming, and Bio-Broly on DVD and Blu-ray on March 31, 2009 as a the only "Triple Feature" in their "Double Feature" line.[7] This new set featured a brand-new widescreen transfer from Video Post & Transfer and a new audio mix for the English dub featuring the original Japanese score done by Shunsuke Kikuchi in addition to the old mix featuring the Menza score.

FUNimation repackaged the Double Feature DVDs into three new thinpak sets, the third of which was released on January 3, 2012 and included Broly - Second Coming, Bio-Broly, Fusion Reborn, and Wrath of the Dragon. These three sets were also released together in the Canada-only Dragon Ball Z: Complete Movie Collection featuring reversioned artwork of Goten and Trunks from Bio-Broly on the cover.

Cast list

Character Name Voice Actor (Japanese) Voice Actor (FUNimation)
Goten Masako Nozawa Kara Edwards
Trunks Takeshi Kusao Laura Bailey
Android #18 Miki Itō Meredith McCoy
Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait
Mr. Satan Daisuke Gōri Chris Rager
Marron Tomiko Suzuki Meredith McCoy
Lord Jaguar Naoki Tatsuta Bill Townsley
Goku Masako Nozawa Sean Schemmel
Bio-Broly and Broly Bin Shimada Vic Mignogna
Narrator Joji Yanami Kyle Hebert


  • Goten, Trunks, and Android 18 vs. Bio Warriors
  • Android 18 vs. Bio-Broly
  • Goten (Super Saiyan) and Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. Bio-Broly
  • Goten (Super Saiyan), Trunks (Super Saiyan), Android 18, and Krillin vs. Bio-Broly
  • Goten (Super Saiyan), Trunks (Super Saiyan), and Krillin vs. Bio-Broly (Giant Form)

Techniques Used

  • Power Blitz - Used by Android 18 to destroy Jaguar's tournament screen before her fight with his Bio Warriors.
  • Kamehameha - Used numerous times by Goten and Trunks, and once by Krillin, to combat Bio-Broly. Also used by Goten alongside Trunks' Big Tree Cannon to destroy the solidified giant Bio-Broly.
  • Friend Kamehameha - Used twice by Goten and Trunks; once in an attempt to destroy the container Bio-Broly was in before his revival, and second to land a considerable blow during their fight.
  • Explosive Wave - Used by Bio-Broly to destroy the container he was being held in.
  • Eraser Cannon - Used many times by Bio-Broly while fighting the Z-Fighters. Used in attempts to kill Mr. Satan and Goten before being interrupted both times.
  • Double Eraser Cannon - Used by Bio-Broly in his fight with Goten and Trunks, however the two young Saiyans dodged the attack.
  • Continuous Energy Bullet - Used by Bio-Broly in his fight with Goten and Trunks, unintentionally destroying many parts of the factory they were fighting in. Also used by Goten and Trunks.
  • Gigantic Spike - Used by Bio-Broly to injure and knock out Trunks.
  • Bio-Hyper Beam - Used by Bio-Broly to attack Android 18 before directly punching her. Used again to attack Jaguar while he was barking out orders.
  • Trap Shooter - Used by Bio-Broly in an attempt to finish off a beaten Android 18, who was saved by the last minute by Krillin.
  • Mouth Energy Wave - Used by Bio-Broly to injure and knock out Goten.
  • Kakarot! - Used by Bio-Broly to power himself up in anger while mistaking Goten with Goku.
  • Destructo Disc - Used by Krillin to attack Bio-Broly, however it is ineffective as the fluid covering Bio-Broly counters the attack.
  • Body Manipulation/Regeneration - Used by Bio-Broly due to his body being malleable from the culture fluid to recover from Krillin's Destructo Disc.
  • Finish Buster - Used by Trunks to ambush Bio-Broly by destroying a barrel above him to shroud Bio-Broly in the culture fluid.
  • Multiple Kamehameha - Used by Goten, Trunks and Krillin to direct a large amount of the ocean's seawater to counteract the culture fluid affecting the factory.
  • Big Tree Cannon - Used by Trunks alongside Goten's Kamehameha to destroy the solidified giant Bio-Broly.
  • Miracle Knee! - Used by Mr. Satan in response to Lord Jaguar's order to Bio-Broly to rid the world of its Champion & Hero.
  • Taunt - Used by Goten and Trunks to mock Bio-Broly.
  • High Tension Turn - Used by Goten and Trunks at the same time on Bio-Broly, causing him to cough up a mixture of culture fluid and blood.


The movie was released in theaters in Japan on July 9th 1994 and was part of a double feature alongside Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha!! Excited Heart of Summer Vacation. It grossed a total of ¥1.75 billion (US $18.0 million). [8]


  • This is first movie where Android 18 plays an active role (she briefly appears along with her brother in Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!, but does not play a large role). This is also the only movie where she fights alongside her husband, Krillin.
  • This is the first movie in which Marron makes an appearance. Also Meredith McCoy voices her instead of Laura Bailey.
  • Krillin, Trunks and Goku are the only characters to appear in all three Broly movies. Trunks appears as a baby in the first Broly movie and Goku appears as a baby in the movies. Nonetheless, he did have a speaking dialogue and physical appearance in body format. This is the only Broly movie where Krillin actually fights against Broly.
  • The scene showing Trunks' penis was edited out in most English dubs, and when he gives Bio Broly the middle finger, it is turned into a fist. In the TV Dub, Trunks' face is crudely (with no resizing and rather low quality) zoomed in on.
  • When Bio-Broly is getting covered by the Culture Fluid, Trunks is shown with darker-than-normal colored eyebrows.
  • This is the first time Trunks uses the Kamehameha on-screen.
  • Right before they fire the Kamehameha to spread seawater over the island, Krillin has a golden aura instead of the regular white ki aura which manifests for most humans when they gather up their energies.
  • This is the last movie to have the main antagonist's name on the title in the American version.
  • From this movie until Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, the main villains do not speak (or at the most say only a single word). A theme of the later movies involve the antagonists' speech level going down. Bojack gets few lines in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Broly only gets one line aside from "Kakarot!" in Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, Bio-Broly does not speak (except yelling "Kakarot!" when emerging from the sea), neither does Janemba (except for when he is in his first form, in which case he only says his own name) in Fusion Reborn, and neither does Hirudegarn in Wrath of the Dragon.
  • Although the film states that Broly had been killed as a direct result of being blasted into the Sun from Second Coming, the video game Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 disagrees with it by revealing that Broly has not only survived the action, but also became even stronger and gained a Super Saiyan 3 transformation as a result.
  • The 21st Shunsuke Kikuchi music package for the franchise starts here. The cues were designated "M19XX" codes, and this package would make its series debut in Buu's Mutiny.


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