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Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, (ラゴンボール 魔神城のねむり姫, Doragon Bōru: Majin-Jō No Nemuri Hime) also known as Dragon Ball: Sleeping Beauty in Devil Castle is the second animated film adaptation of the Dragon Ball manga and anime, released on July 18, 1987 in Japan. The movie is a direct continuation of the previous film, and an alternate retelling of Goku meeting Krillin and their initial training.


Goku and Krillin want to be trained in the martial arts by the great Master Roshi. The only way he will agree to train them is if they go to Devil's Castle to find the Sleeping Princess, who is being held prisoner by Count Lucifer, and bring her back to his island.

Dubbing History[]

Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle was the first in-house dub of an anime done by FUNimation in Dallas, Texas. According to Mike McFarland, roughly 150 actors auditioned to voice act in the special in 1997. In the end, only eight actors were chosen for the entire English voice cast of the project. With the success of the video release of the dub, FUNimation would continue to dub anime with their own talent pool based in Texas, finishing Dragon Ball Z on their own after the dub of it by Ocean Productions was cancelled. While their dub was mostly uncut, the opening was replaced with the Dragon Ball theme from the BLT dub, composed by Peter Berring. This would later be removed for the remastered DVDs.

In Europe, another dub was produced for European English-speaking areas by the AB Groupe with a France-based voice cast, airing on Toonami in the United Kingdom.


Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Creative FUNimation AB Groupe
Goku Masako Nozawa Nesty Calvo Ramirez Ceyli Delgadillo Jodi Forrest
KrilinDBM2 Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Apollo Abraham Laurie Steele Sharon Mann
BulmaDBM2 Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Ethel Lizano Leslie Alexander
RoshiDBM2 Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Nesty Calvo Ramirez Mike McFarland Ed Marcus
YamchaDBM2 Yamcha Tōru Furuya Apollo Abraham Christopher Sabat Sharon Mann
Lunch2DBM2 Launch Mami Koyama Ethel Lizano
(good self)
Monika Antonelli
(good self)
Jodi Forrest
LunchDBM2 Mitch Pellicer
(bad self)
Christine Marten
(bad self)
OolongDBM2 Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Apollo Abraham Brad Jackson David Gasman
PuarDBM2 Puar Naoko Watanabe Mitch Pellicer Monika Antonelli Jodi Forrest
Lucifer Nachi Nozawa Ray Buyco Mike McFarland Paul Bandey
GhastelDBM2 Ghastel Daisuke Gōri ¿Manuel R. Abello? David Gasman
IgorDBM2 Igor Shōzō Iizuka Apollo Abraham Christopher Sabat Ed Marcus
TurtleDBM2 Turtle Daisuke Gōri Paul Bandey
InsertDBM2 Narration Jōji Yanami Nesty Calvo Ramirez Ed Marcus

Additional Voices[]


  • The only casting choices that would be retained in future dubs are Laurie Steele as Krillin, Christopher Sabat as Yamcha and Turtle, Brad Jackson as Oolong, Mike McFarland as Master Roshi, and Monika Antonelli as Puar. Ceyli Delgadillo would also reprise Goku in Mystical Adventure.
  • After Launch steals the Sleeping Princess as a jewel, she taunts Lucifer and the ogres by uttering the words "Monster mash, graveyard smash". These were lyrics taken from the 1962 novelty song "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett.
  • This is the only time in an English dub that Launch's good half and bad half are voiced by two different voice actresses.
  • Although Harmony Gold never dubbed the movie, clips from it appear in their edit of the opening theme.

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
Regal Home Video 199? VHS Creative NTSC Philippines Philippines
Speedy Video 1998 VCD Speedy PAL Malaysia Malaysia
FUNimation Entertainment VHS FUNimation NTSC United States United States
2005 DVD 1
  • Release was part of 4-pack with the other Dragon Ball movies

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