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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Sansho (サンショ Sansho) is one of Garlic Jr.'s original trio of henchmen in Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone.


He had long red-purple sideburns, a muscular body type, and a head that somewhat resembles a pickle.


Sansho is the strong and silent type of the group.


Dragon Ball Z[]

Dead Zone[]

SuperSansho DZ

Sansho powering up

Sansho is first seen when he attacks Piccolo with Ginger and Nicky while he was in the middle of training. He and his comrades then kidnap Gohan at Goku's House in order to have the Dragon Ball on his hat. Later, Sansho and Ginger find and bring the last Dragon Balls to Garlic Jr. who then summons Shenron and wishes for immortality.

Sansho, Ginger and Nicky fight Goku after transforming into a powered up Super state after Goku arrives at Garlic Castle to save Gohan. At one point, Sansho becomes separated from his comrades and tries to attack Krillin but is stopped by Piccolo. Though he states that he does not need Ginger and Nicky's help to finish the Namekian off, Sansho is still quickly slain after Piccolo punches him through several pillars and is killed by a Ki Blast.

Fusion Reborn[]

Along with countless other Dragon Ball antagonists, Sansho makes a cameo appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn when the residents of Hell make their escape to Earth.



As he is normally, Sansho is comparable to his ally Ginger who is strong enough to defeat Chi-Chi with a simply Kiai. In his Super state he is more powerful than before but even when fighting alongside Nicky and Ginger in the same state, they are on the losing side against Goku while still wearing his weighted clothing and he is easily beaten by Piccolo.

Video Games

In Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan, his power level is 1,300.



Sansho and Nicky's Full Power Energy Waves

  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Energy Wave – The most basic form of Ki Blast. Used in Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan.
  • Unaju Fire – A fully-powered red energy wave shot from the palm. Named in Dragon Ball Heroes.
  • Unnamed Spinning Technique – Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho spin around their opponent, forming a vortex where they all attack while flying around, and then catch the opponent and slam them into the ground.

Super Sansho

Sansho in his giant form

By calling out his signature phrase, Sansho can power up into this larger and more muscular state. Sansho takes on his buff form while combating Goku.

While this state appears to be the same as the one used by Garlic Jr., Spice and Vinegar, Daizenshuu 7 oddly does not include Sansho among the users of their transformation, while Daizenshuu 6 identifies Sansho's transformation as being the same as Garlic Jr.'s.

Majin Sansho

Majin Sansho is a character in Dragon Ball Heroes, making his debut in Jaaku Mission 5 as an enemy in the Majin Garlic Jr. mission.

Video Game Appearances[]

In Kyōshū! Saiyan, Sansho's character model re-appears later in the game under the name Cinnamon (シナモン Shinamon) as a common foe whose power level is 270.

Voice Actors[]


  • Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky vs. Piccolo
  • Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky vs. Goku
  • Sansho vs. Piccolo


  • "Sansho" is also the Japanese name for Sichuan pepper.
  • While in the Japanese voice it is "Unaju" (eel rice), in the Ocean Group dubs, his battle cry was "Pepperoni"; however, in the Funimation dub, his battle cry has been changed to "Cheese!"; in the AB Groupe dub, his battle cry was simply "Ready, loser?" and in the Speedy dub it was "Yunago".
  • Sansho was the only member of Garlic Jr.'s trio of villains from Dead Zone who did not share his name with a town featured in the Imperfect Cell Saga.
    • He is also the only one killed by Piccolo as Ginger and Nicky were killed by Goku.
  • In the AB Groupe dub of Dead Zone, he goes through three different voice actors.[2]



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