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Dragon Ball Z

Season 17 Episode 12

Fusion Reborn

Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Unknown on Cartoon Network
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Fusion Reborn

A worker from other world is supposed to change jars filled with souls from bad people, but his carelessness led to overfilling one and the machine exploded, not only mutating the worker into a beast called Janemba, but also affect entire Other world. Grand Kai send Goku and Pikkon to investigate what is happening at the Checking station and what they see is an entire world of crazy. While Pikkon tries to free king Yama from the glass prison, Goku battles Janemba in hell. Later on Vegeta joins the fight, but his pride almost led to his destruction, and the only way to stop Janemba was through fusion.


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  • Fusion Reborn.

    Fusion Reborn takes place most in Other World when a worker mutates from a spilled jar of souls.Goku and Pikkon-san were fighting on other world tournament, when everything started to change in a wierd way.They went to the check in station while earth was filled with the dead.King Yama was trapped in a glass force field which can be broken by harsh words.While Goku battles Janemba (the mutated worker) down in hell, Goha, Videl, Goten and Trunks battle the dead on earth.Goku is forced to turn into Super Saya-jin 3 and fight Janemba with all force.When Goku kills Janemba, Janemba turns into a red skinned warrior and Vegeta goins the fight.He doesn't want to listen to Goku about Fusion, before Janemba gave him a really hard time, so finally Goku and Vegeta fuse and form Gogeta.moreless
  • Action, comedy. Dbz

    This movie is the funniest of all. When Vegeta doesn't want to fuse with Goku and the hole "I won't fuse with my greatest enemie" thing starts and Vegeta's facial expressions because he knows he has to fuse with Goku. Superb. Then we have Janemba, who is one of my favorite charcaters. His powers (fading away in a LEGO way and creating portals to teleport his attacks, also used to defend & the converting anything on sword power) It was awesome. I love Goku SSJ3, which is here. The battla SS3 vs Janemba is awesome. Then its the Hitler scenes like "We'll rule the world again". I'm against the war and all that stuff, but he was like...I dunno, he souldn't have been used. And finally Gogeta. I had a toy of him and stuff. He's awesome! Too bad he was like...a minute or so. And something to remark is that (in a way) Vegeta beats the villain for the 1st time hehe..moreless
  • Slow beginning, good ending.

    The beginning starts out at the other world martial arts competition, where Goku and Pikkon are fighting. After a couple minutes, the border between other world is opened because of a worker at king yemma's check in station's carelessness. As Gohan, Videl, Goten, and Trunks are on Earth trying to defeat all of the people that escaped hell (including Frieza!), Goku tries to defeat Janemba (when Janemba is defeated, the barrier betwen otherworld will return). After much failed effort, Vegeta appears and decides to help Goku fight Janemba. After Vegeta is defeated, Goku and Vegeta decide to do a fusion. Their first fusion attempt is a failure..but after the 30 minutes are up, Pikkon appears to fight off Janemba while Goku and Vegeta redo the fusion. This time, Vegeta and Goku do a successful fusion, forming Gogeta! Gogeta quickly destroys Janemba, and the barrier between otherworld is destroyed. After Goku thanks Vegeta for participating in the fusion, Vegeta dissappears, and then all of the dead people on Earth are sent back to otherworld.moreless
  • Dragon Ball Z (¥É¥é¥´¥ó¥Ü©`¥ëZ, Doragon B¨­ru Zetto?, commonly abbreviated as DBZ) is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation). Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime, which covers the first 16 volumesmoreless

    Dragon Ball Z (¥É¥é¥´¥ó¥Ü©`¥ëZ, Doragon B¨­ru Zetto?, commonly abbreviated as DBZ) is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation). Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime, which covers the first 16 volumes of a 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama, while Dragon Ball Z adapts the last 26 volumes of the original manga.

    Dragon Ball Z (¥É¥é¥´¥ó¥Ü©`¥ëZ, Doragon B¨­ru Zetto?, commonly abbreviated as DBZ) is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei Doga (now Toei Animation). Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime, which covers the first 16 volumes of a 42 volume Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama, while Dragon Ball Z adapts the last 26 volumes of the original manga.moreless
  • goku and vegeta take on a powerful enemy

    heaven and hell are corrupted and the dead are walking among the living. gohan and his girlfriend videl fight the evil souls that come from hell to earth while goku and pikkon are sent to hell (not cause they were bad. it was an assignment) to see what was causing the other world to act strangely. the monster, janemba, fights goku and proves to be a difficult enemy. but when goku goes super saiyan 3, janemba gets his ass kicked. suddenly, janemba turns into a strange looking demon and overpowers goku. vegeta shows up to save him, but also loses to the beast. goku and vegeta are eventually able to perform the fusion dance which creates gogeta. gogeta easily destroys janemba, and peace is returned to earth, heaven, hell, and every where elsemoreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow


Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara


Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Cell does not appear in this movie despite all of the other previous villains escaping from hell.

    • The events of this movie cannot be placed even in the anime continuity and probably has the most plot holes of any of the movies. Since Baba brought the dead Goku to Earth, Goku has never been on the Supreme Kai's planet. After the death of Vegeta, Gohan was either thought to be dead or on Supreme Kai's planet, and Chi-Chi, Bulma, and Videl were either searching for the Dragon Balls to wish back Vegeta's victims or on Kami's Lookout. Not to mention Shenron can only grant two wishes at this point, not three.

    • Goku tells Janemba he is the only one aside from Majin Buu who made him go SSJ3, which means Goku already fought Majin Buu in this episode. also, Vegeta here is dead (the halo), which means he is still dead. This means this movie happened within the Buu saga.

    • Part of Veku's voice sounds exactly like King Kai's voice. That's because Goku and King Kai are done by the same actor.

    • When Vegeta joins in fighting Janemba, Goku uses instant transmission to transport himself and Vegeta to an isolated area to learn to fuse. However, unlike the Supreme Kai's instant transmission, Goku is only limited to reaching areas with life. For example, the reason Goku was able to reach Kame house during the Trunks Saga was because Roshi and Turtle were there.

    • During Gohan's fight with Frieza, Captain Ginyu can be seen in his frog form. However, he is incorrectly colored dark brown, instead of bright blue/green.

    • Although Shenron remains summoned throughout the movie, the skies alternate between dark during the Shenron scenes, and light during the rest of the movie.

    • Goof: Goku's top suit is completely ripped after a fight scene as a Super Saiyan 3. In a later shot, the right side is undamaged!

  • QUOTES (31)

    • (After the battle is over and the fusion has worn off)
      Goku: Vegeta, thanks.
      Vegeta: For what? I should be the one thanking you.
      Goku: Nah, what do you mean? I loved every minute.
      (Vegeta's body disappears)
      Goku: Goodbye, my friend.

    • Janemba: Janemba! Janemba!
      Goku: Oh! You like me, don't you? I'm the one you want to fight, aren't i?

    • Shenron: Is some one going to make a wish or what?

    • Hitler: Regroup men, regroup!
      Kid Trunks: Hey Goten, lets give him a little scare and turn into Super Saiyans.
      Goten: Okay.
      Hitler: Blonde hair, Blue eyes, super strength, why aren't we Recruiting them?

    • Veku: (Talking to Janemba, after being beaten up by him) Are you out of your mind horn head!? You beast! I'm the ultimate warrior combo pack! Heh!
      (Janemba starts punching Veku like a boxing bag)

    • Goku: (Turning into Super Saiyan 3) Raaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!
      (Cut to Grand Kai)
      Grand Kai: Whoa! I feel like I'm in a dingy in the ocean and Goku's a hurricane.

    • Pikon: (Yelling at barrier) MINDLESS BARRIER! WHACKED OUT WALL! I HATE YOU!

    • Goku: (Looking at Mini Janempas) Hah. Heh. Heh. They're actually kind of cute! Not much going on in those noggins though.
      Mini Janempas: Janempa! Janempa! Janempa!

    • King Kai: (Referring to Veku) Oh no! What a fiasco! His port's bigger than mine!
      South Kai: I know we were keen on Gogeta, but in this form, I'd say he's more of a Veku
      East Kai: Veku the bloated.
      West Kai: I have a book of names!
      Grand Kai: It always takes a disaster for you four to be nice to each other.
      King Kai: Gosh. You're right.

    • Goku: The Fusion Technique is just like traditional fighting stance with water ballet. Without the water
      Vegeta: Ballet?!

    • Goku: (looks at Janempa) He doesn't look like a monster.
      Janempa: Janempa! Janempa! Huh, huh, huh!
      Goku: Wow! What power though!
      Janempa: (Points to Goku) Janempa!
      Goku: Me! You want to fight me!? Yay! Woo-hoo!

    • Vegeta: If I live - it's hell. If I die - it's hell. That leaves me no choice. I'll do it. I'll do the stupid Fusion.
      Goku: Great!

    • Goku: Janempa. You act all innocent, but you are dangerous.
      Janempa: Huh, huh, huh! Janempa! Janempa!

    • Goku: Aww come on Vegeta, you should be proud you kept your power level the same, even though you didn't have a body to train in.
      Vegeta: Don't belittle me with your pity Kakarot. I don't know about you but the after-life for me sucks.

    • Veku: Janemba, you leave me no choice but to use my rabbit feet technique! (runs away)
      Janemba: (stares blankly) Grrrrr! (chases Veku)

    • Trunks: Goten! Here it is! I found it! The four-star ball!
      Goten: Yay! (laughs) Let's see!
      Trunks: Check it out! The last one! Cool, huh?
      Goten: Yeah, no one can hunt Dragon Balls as fast as we can! Ha ha, we're the best! (golf ball hits him) Ow! Whoever did that is mean!
      Trunks: Any day now, Goten! Come on!
      Goten: I'm coming. I'll hide it, serves them right. (puts ball in golf hole)
      (cuts to old man)
      Old Man: A hole in one! After all these years! (begins to cry)

    • Gogeta: I am not Goku or Vegeta; I am Gogeta! It's over, Janempa! I've come for you!

    • Gotenks: Kamikaze Ghost Attack! Line up! Ghosts ATTACK! (ghosts blow up soldiers)

    • (after Goku and Vegeta fuse correctly)
      Goten: Hey, our dads fused!
      Trunks: Yeah, let's join 'em!
      Both: Fusion, HA!
      (Gotenks stands ready)

    • Woman: A ghost! Grandpa's ghost! H-have you come back to tell us something?!
      Ghost: Oh no, and it's funny. I remember dying, but I don't feel dead. Ghosts can't have stinky feet, can they?
      Woman: No, you're alive!

    • Michael: Juliana! Ohhoho, it's really you!
      Juliana: Michael, is that you?
      Michael: Of course it's me, darling!
      Juliana: Oh, you look so old. What happened?
      Michael: My love, you died 60 years ago! Can't you cut an old guy a little slack?!

    • Mr. Satan: Yeah, I did it!
      (thinking) Haha, I don't believe it! Finally, an adversary that I can really beat!
      This is monumental, what an opportunity! Where's the stinkin' press? Those vultures are never around when you need them! Hey, what do you think you're doing? (punches out zombie) There's no sense wasting my punches here. I need to do this where people can see me! (turns to leave with several zombies following him)

    • Great Saiyaman: You don't recognize me, but I'm no stranger. I fought you on Namek years ago!
      Frieza: What's that?! Ah, you're that little brat, aren't you?!
      Great Saiyaman: I see that you've forgotten my name. Allow me to remind you. (removes disguise) I am son of Goku, guardian of all that is good-- Gohan! (does a series of poses)
      Videl: Well done! Remember that one, Gohan!

    • Gohan: It's Frieza!
      Frieza: A common stranger knows my name?

    • Great Saiyaman:(blows up a crowd of zombies) Yeah! Chalk up one for peace and justice!!

    • Trunks: This guy is too much. He can't read the writing on the wall.
      Goten: He's funny!
      Trunks: Hey, let's give him a little scare and turn into Super Saiyans! (they both transform)
      Hitler: Blond hair, blue eyes, super strength... I should be recruiting them.

    • Hitler: Achtung! This is your new ruler speaking! Surrender or die! Hahaha, I love this! It's been too long! Do not resist! This country now belongs to me!
      Trunks: That guy's nuts!
      Goten: Hey, you can't call dibs on a whole country!

    • King Yemma: Pikkon! You'd be through already if you weren't taking a break every two minutes!
      Pikkon: You ungrateful tub of lard!

    • Pikkon: (trying to break through barrier) Not even my super energy bomb has an effect. Darn you, you stupid, stinking barrier! (barrier cracks) Huh? You've got to be joking! You can take my blasts, but not my harsh words?! Could such a phenomenom even be possible? Huh... I guess there's only one way to find out. Dirty Barrier! You smell like a trash heap! Yeah, that's right! (pause) That's strange. It cracked the last time I railed on it. It must have been a coincidence. (a larger part of the barrier craks) Hmm... maybe not.

    • Vegeta: There are some things a warrior just can't do! I'd rather die!
      Goku: You've been dead. Didn't you just say that anything was better than life here?

    • Pikkon: You're part of that insidious barrier, aren't you? ...Which means you must have the same weakness! (Janemba rushes him) Disgusting freak!!
      (Janemba's skin begins to shatter)

  • NOTES (26)


    • Janemba has very many characteristics of Buu.Both absorbed carefree people to reach their first form such as Dai kaio and Majin Buu, & the teenage ogre Saike & the evil of the history of earth combined(Janemba).Both were once sealed away deep in a sacred area. Both have a first form where they are big fat, can only say their name, stupid, have bulgy eyes, and force Goku to turn SSJ3. Both turn into a new, stronger creature who can stretch their arms, beat Vegeta effortlessly, skinnier, dont say their name as much as the first form, but laugh more, and have no eye brows. Also, both creatures could only be overpowered by fusion between Goku and Vegeta (minus Kid Buu and the spirit Bomb)

    • A game for the PSP called Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai is based on this movie.

    • The transporting ability Janemba uses to attack is sort of like the power of the golden tiger claws in Xiaolin Showdown, which can transport anything or anyone to any where the user thinks of.

    • Janemba's mutating the worlds allows dead people access to the Living World. Of them were the well known Count Dracula, Romeo and Juliana (a spoof of Romeo and Juliet), and the Dictator and his army (a spoof on Adolf Hitler).