List of Dragon Ball Z Kai episodes
Dragon Ball Z Kai (known in Japan as Dragon Ball Kai) is a revised version of the anime series Dragon Ball Z, produced in commemoration of the original's 20th anniversary. It was broadcast in Japan on Fuji Television from April 5, 2009 to March 27, 2011. It features remastered high definition picture, sound, and special effects as well as a re-recorded voice track by most of the original cast. As most of the series' sketches and animation cels had been discarded since the final episode of Dragon Ball Z in 1996, new frames were produced by digitally tracing over still frames from existing footage and filling them with softer colors; thus reducing visible damage to the original animation. Some frames were selectively cropped, while other frames feature new portions added to scenes that were hand drawn to conform to the designated picture ratio. Much of the material from the Dragon Ball Z anime that was not featured in the Dragon Ball manga has been left out in Kai; significantly reducing the total episode count. Thus, Kai is more of a streamlined re-telling of the series focusing more on the material that was in the manga and taking out the extra content of the original anime that was used to pad out the series. The initial broadcast in Japan concluded before airing the final story arc of the original anime series and source manga and was replaced by Toriko with no information at the time as to whether or not the final arc would ever see production. However, on November 6, 2012, Mayumi Tanaka, voice of Krillin in the series posted news on her blog confirming that Kai will be continuing as voice work was already under way for the early stages of the Majin Buu story arc. Her post goes on to specify that the series revivial is for the overseas market, and as of the time of her post there are no plans to air the new episodes in Japan.
The series uses three pieces of theme music. The opening theme, titled "Dragon Soul," is performed by Takayoshi Tanimoto, who also performed the first ending theme, titled "Yeah! Break! Care! Break!". Both pieces are part of a unit called Dragon Soul with guitarist and composer Takafumi Iwasaki. The second ending theme, used from episode 55 onwards, is titled "Kokoro no Hane" (心の羽根 "Wings of the Heart" ) performed by Team Dragon from AKB48, an all-female group composed of members from AKB48. The background music for the series was composed by Kenji Yamamoto, whose music was used for most of the series; however, Yamamoto's music was later replaced with music cues originally composed for Dragon Ball Z by Shunsuke Kikuchi, after Yamamoto was accused of infringement. Although the story footage is taken from existing material, the opening and closing sequences were made from scratch using updated animation methods. The first Blu-ray and DVD compilation was released in Japan on September 18, 2009, with individual volumes releasing monthly as well as Blu-ray box sets.
In 2010, Funimation licensed Kai for an English-language release in the U.S. Funimation's dub of Kai features most of the voice actors from their in-house dub of Dragon Ball Z (though also several re-casts), as well as a more faithful adaptation of the Japanese dialogue than their previous dub. The series aired on Nicktoons, in addition to The CW's Toonzai programming block (later renamed Vortexx). Furthermore, Funimation has also released bilingual uncut Blu-ray and DVD volume and season box sets of the series in North America. In the U.K., the kids TV channel Kix! aired the opening edited episodes in December 2012, followed by a full series run commencing in January 2013.
Season 1: Saiyan Saga (2009)
|No.||Translated title/Dub title||Original air date||American airdate|
|1||"Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son Goku" / "Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!"
"Tatakai no Makuake! Kaette Kita zo Son Gokū" (闘いの幕開け! 帰ってきたぞ孫悟空)
|April 5, 2009||May 24, 2010|
|The series begins with a flashback of the destruction of Planet Vegeta at the hands of Frieza, and the upbringing of Goku on Earth as depicted in the original Dragon Ball series. Five years have passed since Goku's victory over Piccolo at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, and he has since married Chi-Chi and now has a son named Gohan. Goku and Gohan are heading towards a reunion with Goku's friends at Master Roshi's island. Elsewhere, an odd-looking spacecraft crash lands on Earth. A man in battle armor emerges from the vessel and flies off to scout out a powerful life form he locates with the help of an apparatus on his eye. Piccolo is nearly killed by the stranger, but this is averted when the man leaves to scout out a more powerful life form. The other strong life form is Goku, who at the Kame House presents his son to Roshi, Krillin, and Bulma. The stranger arrives and surprises everyone when they notice he has a monkey-like tail, just like Goku used to have.|
|2||"The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors"
"Teki wa Gokū no Ani!? Saikyō Senshi Saiyajin no Himitsu" (敵は悟空の兄!? 最強戦士サイヤ人の秘密)
|April 12, 2009||May 24, 2010|
|The stranger claims that his name is Raditz, and that he is Goku's older brother. Goku cannot remember this, as he suffers from brain damage caused by a fall when he was a child. Raditz reports that he and Goku are of an alien race called the Saiyans and that he and Goku are among the last four remaining. Raditz then asks Goku to join them in exterminating the population of Earth, taking Gohan hostage when Goku refuses. Piccolo appears and offers to help Goku defeat Raditz; Goku accepts his offer and together they follow after Raditz. Goku and Piccolo confront the Saiyan at his space pod's crash site, but Raditz is not impressed and tells them that the other two remaining Saiyans are even stronger than he.|
|3||"A Life-or-Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Ferocious Suicide Attack" / "A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack!"
"Inochi o Kaketa Tatakai! Gokū to Pikkoro Sutemi no Mōkō" (命をかけた闘い! 悟空とピッコロ捨て身の猛攻)
|April 19, 2009||May 25, 2010|
|Goku and Piccolo are no match for Raditz in direct conflict, so they decide to have Goku distract Raditz while Piccolo gathers energy for an attack strong enough to defeat Raditz. This plan fails, as does Goku's attempt to stop Raditz by grabbing his tail ends when Goku gets tricked by his brother. Raditz tortures Goku, causing Gohan to unleash his latent abilities in a fit of rage, and he strikes Raditz in the chest. Goku uses this opportunity to grab Raditz from behind, allowing Piccolo to use his Special Beam Cannon technique on Raditz - killing them both. Before he succumbs to his wound, Raditz tells his enemies that the other Saiyans will arrive on Earth within a year. Bulma, Krillin, and Master Roshi arrive to witness Goku's death.|
|4||"Run in the Afterlife, Son Goku! The One Million Snake Way!" / "Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake Way"
"Anoyo de Hashire Son Gokū! Hyaku-man Kiro no Hebi no Michi" (あの世で走れ孫梧空! 100万キロの蛇の道)
|April 26, 2009||May 25, 2010|
|Kami takes Goku along with his body to the Other World. Bulma takes Raditz's scouter in order to repair it and find Yamcha, Tien Shinhan, and Chiaotzu. Piccolo takes Gohan into his custody and flies off, intending to train the boy in preparation for the two Saiyans' arrival. In Other World, Kami arranges for Goku to be allowed to travel to King Kai via the million-mile-long Snake Way; King Kai will then train Goku in advanced fighting techniques, in hopes that by the time he is re-animated Goku will be strong enough to face the new Saiyans who are heading towards Earth. While Goku starts his journey along the long road, Krillin unsuccessfully attempts to tell Chi-Chi of her husband's death and her son's kidnapping. Meanwhile, Piccolo tells Gohan of his father's fate. Gohan doubts that he has any significant intrinsic power, so Piccolo uses a dramatic method to demonstrate Gohan's hidden power - he throws Gohan at a rock, which Gohan destroys reflexively.|
|5||"Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan"
"Kōya no Sabaibaru! Tsukiyo ga Gohan o Yobisamasu" (荒野のサバイバル! 月夜が悟飯を呼び覚ます)
|May 3, 2009||May 26, 2010|
|Gohan's survival training begins. After a length of time spent alone on a mountaintop, Gohan sees the full moon, which causes him to transform into a Saiyan "Great Ape." Rather than let him rampage unchecked, Piccolo destroys the moon, making any further transformations impossible for both Gohan and the other Saiyans, and removes Gohan's Saiyan tail, before leaving to begin his own training. Meanwhile, Bulma repairs the scouter, and Yajirobe delivers a summons to Krillin, telling him that the two of them, along with Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu, are to report to Kami's Lookout for training.|
|6||"The End of the Line is Reached! Playful Trials of Kaiosama" / "The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test!"
"Tadori Tsuita Shūten! Kaiōsama no Ochame na Shiren" (辿り着いた終点!界王様のおちゃめな試練)
|May 10, 2009||May 26, 2010|
|Six months have passed since Gohan's incident with the full moon, and he has since become much more adept at surviving in the wilderness. Piccolo then begins training the boy personally in martial arts. Meanwhile, Goku has arrived at the end of Snake Way, meeting King Kai on his planet, which, despite its small size, has ten-times Earth's gravity. In order for Goku to train under King Kai's teachings, he must attempt to make the master laugh. After Goku's accomplishment of making him laugh, King Kai tells Goku to catch his pet monkey, Bubbles. This proves to be a difficult task for Goku due to the planet's intense gravity, but he is persistent and refuses to give up.|
|7||"The Battle With 10-Times Gravity! Goku, Your Training is a Race" / "The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock!"
"Jū-bai Jūryoku to Tatakae! Gokū yo Shugyō wa Kakekko da" (10倍重力と闘え!悟空よ修行はかけっこだ)
|May 17, 2009||May 27, 2010|
|After three weeks, Goku succeeds in catching Bubbles. He is then issued his second challenge, to hit Gregory, the flying grasshopper, with a large mallet. After two weeks of trying, Goku succeeds and fully masters the planet's gravity in the process. King Kai then proceeds to teach Goku his signature technique: the Kaio-ken. On Earth, Gohan's training with Piccolo comes to a close, while the rest of the Z Fighters finish their training with Kami and go their separate ways.|
|8||"Come Forth, Shenlong! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth" / "Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected!"
"Ide yo Shenron! Saiyajin Tsui ni Chikyū Tōchaku" (いでよ神龍!サイヤ人ついに地球到着)
|May 24, 2009||May 27, 2010|
|King Kai has also taught Goku the Spirit Bomb technique, and tests Goku's ability to create a Spirit Bomb with a large brick as a target; Goku destroys it with no problems. However, King Kai warns Goku of the potential danger of creating a Spirit Bomb on Earth. So Goku decides to only use it as a last resort. With his training complete, Goku is ready to be resurrected. Only then is it revealed that the Saiyans will be arriving sooner than the expected; additionally, King Kai had forgotten to allow sufficient time for Goku to travel back along Snake Way to reach Earth before the Saiyans arrive there. Goku sends an urgent telepathic message to Master Roshi via through King Kai's telepathy, insisting that the dragon balls be used to resurrect him with all possible haste. On Earth, Roshi, Bulma, and Oolong summon the Eternal Dragon Shenron and fulfill Goku's wish. Goku then begins the long journey back along Snake Way; fortunately, with all of his training, increased strength and speed, and new techniques, the return journey will be far quicker than the original. The next day, the Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa land on Earth to begin their search for the dragon balls.|
|9||"Yamucha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibaimen" / "Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen!"
"Yamucha Funtō! Osoru Beshi Saibaiman" (ヤムチャ奮闘!おそるべし栽培マン)
|May 31, 2009||June 1, 2010|
|Vegeta and Nappa emerge from their two space pods and Nappa wipes out Metro East with a single blast. The two Saiyans then fly off towards the island where Piccolo and Gohan have been training. Krillin arrives first, and the three face off with Vegeta and Nappa. Piccolo learns for the first time that he is a Namekian, a member of an alien race from the planet called Namek, when told by Nappa. At Vegeta's order, Nappa plants seeds in the ground, and six Saibamen are born. Tien, Chiaotzu, and then Yamcha fly in to join in the battle. Vegeta suggests they have a game of one-on-one and instructs the Saibamen to use all of their power during their fights. Tien faces off first against a Saibaman. Tien overpowers the Saibaman, but before he's able to finish it off, Vegeta accuses the Saibaman of having held back his full power and subsequently destroys the Saibaman as incentive to the remaining five to obey the order to use their full strength. Next, Yamcha decides to fight in place of Krillin; the Saibaman latches onto him and self-destructs, killing Yamcha.|
|10||"Sit Tight, Chaozu! The Screaming Kikoho of Tenshinhan" / "Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!"
"Matte ro Chaozu! Tenshinhan Zekkyō no Kikōhō" (待ってろ餃子! 天津飯絶叫の気功砲)
|June 7, 2009||June 2, 2010|
|Nappa faces off against the Z Fighters and proves to be a formidable opponent. During Nappa's attack, Tien loses his arm. In an act of desperation, Chiaotzu attaches himself to Nappa's back and sacrifices himself using a kamikaze technique, but Nappa is unharmed by it. Grief stricken by Chiaotzu's sacrifice, Tien uses his Tri-Beam technique on Nappa, but this also fails, and Tien dies of exhaustion as a result. With the Z Fighters now down three, the team can do nothing but hope for Goku's arrival, which is expected in three hours. The Saiyans soon learn of this trump card and scoff at the notion that any one new fighter could change the course of the battle, until Krillin informs the duo of Goku's special training. Intrigued by the possibility of challenging a newly strengthened Goku, Vegeta issues a three-hour reprieve to wait for Goku to arrive.|
|11||"Will Son Goku Be in Time?! 3 Hours Until the Battle Resumes" / "Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes!"
"Maniau ka Son Gokū!? Sentō Saikai Made Sanjikan" (間に合うか孫悟空!? 戦闘再開まで3時間)
|June 14, 2009||June 3, 2010|
|Goku fails to arrive within the three-hour reprieve and the battle with the Saiyans recommences. At that moment however, Goku finally reaches the end of Snake Way, is teleported back to Earth by Kami, and flies straight to the battlefield on the Nimbus Cloud. Upon sensing Goku's impending arrival on his scouter and discovering that Goku's power level is now far greater than before, Vegeta orders Nappa to kill the remaining Z Fighters, including Piccolo. The Saiyans reveal that they came to Earth for the specific purpose of obtaining and using Earth's dragon balls, which they learned about by monitoring Raditz's conversations while he was on Earth. Vegeta claims that he and Nappa can later go to Planet Namek and use the original Namekian dragon balls to wish for immortality for Vegeta, since Earth's dragon balls have already been recently used. Nappa fires a powerful ki blast at Gohan, but Piccolo jumps in the way at the last second to shield Gohan from the blast.|
|12||"Tears Shed by Piccolo... Son Goku's Furious Counterattack!" / "Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack!"
"Pikkoro ga Nagashi ta Namida... Son Gokū Ikari no Dai Hangeki!" (ピッコロが流した涙…孫悟空怒りの大反撃!)
|June 21, 2009||June 7, 2010|
|Piccolo dies from Nappa's ki blast, resulting in Kami's death and the destruction of Earth's dragon balls. However, Goku finally arrives at the battlefield just in time to save Gohan and Krillin. After healing the two with a Senzu bean from Korin, Goku engages Nappa in battle. Despite the mighty Nappa's efforts, it quickly becomes clear that he is no match for Goku's new level of power. Realizing this, Vegeta finally decides to step into the fight.|
|13||"This is the Kaioken! The Critical Battle of Goku vs. Vegeta" / "The Power of the Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta!"
"Kore ga Kaiōken da!! Genkai Batoru no Gokū tai Bejīta" (これが界王拳だ!! 限界バトルの悟空VSべジータ)
|June 28, 2009||June 8, 2010|
|With Vegeta ready to enter the fight, Nappa realizes that he has lost, and prepares to attack Gohan and Krillin. However, Goku disables Nappa by using his new Kaio-ken technique. With his partner now useless, Vegeta launches Nappa into the sky and mercilessly kills him with a powerful ki blast. Goku tells Gohan and Krillin to leave so he can fight Vegeta without distraction. After moving to a new battleground, the last two Saiyans begin their epic battle. However, Vegeta is much more powerful than Nappa was, and Goku eventually realizes that even the two-times Kaio-ken isn't enough to defeat his opponent. He then decides to break his promise to King Kai and use the three-times Kaio-ken.|
|14||"The Impact of the Kamehameha! Vegeta's Tenacious Transformation" / "An All-Out Kamehame-Ha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation!"
"Gekitotsu Kamehameha! Bejīta Shūnen no Dai-henshin" (激突かめはめ波! ベジータ執念の大変身)
|July 5, 2009||June 9, 2010|
|Goku powers up with the three-times Kaio-ken and attacks Vegeta with his increased power and speed. Vegeta is filled with rage as he's realized that Goku's power level exceeds his own, so he attempts to destroy Earth with his Galick Gun technique. Goku counters this with the Kamehameha wave and overcomes Vegeta's blast by using the four-times Kaio-ken. Vegeta then searches for the moon to transform into a Great Ape and increase his power level. Realizing the moon has been destroyed, Vegeta releases a ball of ki that simulates the moon, and uses its energy to transform into a Great Ape, which multiplies his power level by 10. Krillin and Gohan sense Vegeta's increased power and decide to return to help Goku.|
|15||"Goku in Absolute Peril! Entrust Your Wishes to the Genki Dama" / "Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb!"
"Zettai Zetsumei no Gokū! Genki Dama ni Negai o Takuse" (絶体絶命の悟空! 元気玉に願いを託せ)
|July 12, 2009||June 10, 2010|
|Goku uses Tien's Solar Flare technique to blind the Great Ape Vegeta in order to buy time to create a Spirit Bomb, but Vegeta attacks Goku the instant he finishes gathering ki. Even in his battered state, Goku manages to wound Vegeta's eye, but he ends up with Vegeta crushing him in his hand and breaking most of his body and bones in the process. While hiding, Gohan and Krillin watch the fight and try to come up with a plan to cut off Vegeta's tail. They fail, but Yajirobe seizes an opening and severs Vegeta's tail with his sword, forcing Vegeta back into his original form. Vegeta then angrily confronts Gohan, who is reluctant to fight at first, until he gets support from Goku. Goku entrusts Krillin with the remaining ki from the Spirit Bomb.|
|16||"The Invincible Vegeta Defeated! Son Gohan Summons a Miracle" / "Defeat the Invincible Vegeta! Work a Miracle, Gohan!"
"Datō Fujimi no Bejīta! Kiseki o Okose Son Gohan" (打倒不死身のベジータ! 奇跡を起こせ孫悟飯)
|July 19, 2009||June 14, 2010|
|Krillin throws the Spirit Bomb at Vegeta, but the Saiyan Prince manages to dodge it at the last second. Following Goku's advice, Gohan rebounds the Spirit Bomb back at Vegeta, though, surprisingly, Vegeta survives the hit. Before Vegeta can finish the Z Fighters off, however, Gohan's tail suddenly grows back and he transforms into a Great Ape thanks to the artificial moon Vegeta had created earlier. After being thrashed around by the Great Ape, Vegeta cuts Gohan's tail off in mid-air, but Gohan falls on top of him as turns back to normal, crushing the Saiyan Prince to the brink of death. Finally defeated, Vegeta summons his space pod and attempts to escape, but Krillin grabs Yajirobe's sword and prepares to finish Vegeta off.|
|17||"Dawn of the Fierce Battle... The Star of Hope Is Piccolo's Homeland/Dawn of the Fierce Battle! The Star of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland!"
"Gekisen no Yoake... Kibō no Hoshi wa Pikkoro no Furusato" (激戦の夜明け... 希望の星はピッコロの故郷)
|August 2, 2009||June 15, 2010|
|Before Krillin deals the final blow to Vegeta, Goku intercedes. He asks Krillin to allow Vegeta to live, as Goku wishes to train harder and challenge Vegeta again in honorable combat. Krillin reluctantly agrees and Vegeta leaves Earth. Master Roshi, Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Korin fly to where Goku, Gohan, and Krillin are. They gather their injured, and the bodies of their deceased friends, and set off to the hospital. Krillin informs them that Kami is a Namekian, and that the planet Namek should have more inhabitants able to create dragon balls. After brainstorming on how to get there in a reasonable amount of time, they realize that Nappa's space pod is still a working vessel. Bulma decides to run it through some tests and see if it's still viable.|
|18||"The Spaceship that Sleeps in Yunzabit! Blast Off for Planet Namek" / "The Ship Resting in Yunzabit! Time to Blast Off for Planet Namek!"
"Yunzabitto ni Nemuru Uchūsen! Namekkusei e Iza Hasshin" (ユンザビットに眠る宇宙船! ナメック星へいざ発進)
|August 9, 2009||June 16, 2010|
|Goku, Krillin, and Gohan are in the hospital recovering from the battle with Vegeta. Their friends and family come visit. When the television is turned on, they see a report about Nappa's space pod. Bulma presses a button on the spaceship's remote control which she thinks will summon it to them, but instead it self-destructs the pod. Before everyone gives up hope, Mr. Popo arrives, and tells them that he knows of another spaceship. It's the Namekian ship that Kami used to come to earth when he was a boy. Bulma reluctantly agrees to inspect it up in Yunzabit Heights with him. They realize the craft is voice-activated in the native Namekian language. Bulma converts the language to English in a few weeks and learns how to use the ship; Gohan and Krillin deciding to accompany her on her journey to Planet Namek in search for the Namekian dragon balls.|
|19||"A Formidable New Enemy! Emperor of the Universe, Freeza" / "A Powerful New Foe! Frieza, Ruler of the Universe!"
"Arata Naru Kyōteki! Uchū no Teiō Furīza" (新たなる強敵! 宇宙の帝王フリーザ)
|August 16, 2009||June 17, 2010|
|While on their month-long journey to Namek, Gohan and Krillin practice image training. Meanwhile, Vegeta has landed on Planet Frieza No. 79, and after being healed from the injuries sustained on Earth, Kui tells him Frieza is currently on Namek attempting to retrieve the dragon balls. Vegeta is incensed and decides to chase Frieza to Namek to try to use the dragon balls for himself. After 30 days aboard Kami's old spaceship, Bulma, Krillin, and Gohan arrive on Namek. Bulma uses her radar and notices that four of the seven dragon balls are together already. Gohan senses an evil presence, but Bulma is more optimistic and believes that the Namekians probably are the ones who have them. They notice Vegeta's space pod fly overhead and land in the distance, along with a second space pod shortly thereafter. Vegeta is not too thrilled to find out that Frieza's henchmen Zarbon and Dodoria are accompanying Frieza.|
|20||"Rebellion Against Freeza! Vegeta, Burning with Ambition" / "The Rebellion Against Frieza! Vegeta's Burning Ambition!"
"Furīza e no Hangyaku! Yabō ni Moeru Bejīta" (フリーザへの反逆! 野望に燃えるベジータ)
|August 23, 2009||June 21, 2010|
|Frieza continues to collect the Namekian dragon balls, while Vegeta goes to Frieza's ship and slaughters Kui. Meanwhile, Krillin and Gohan battle more of Frieza's minions, but not before they destroy the spaceship they used to reach the planet. Back on Earth, Yajirobe delivers Korin's new batch of Senzu beans to Goku at the hospital. After eating one of the beans, making a complete recovery from his injuries in the process, Goku immediately prepares to journey towards Planet Namek himself.|
|21||"Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekian Offensive" / "Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekians' All-Out Attack!"
"Mamore Doragon Bōru! Namekkuseijin Sōkōgeki" (守れドラゴンボール！ナメック星人総攻撃)
|August 30, 2009||June 22, 2010|
|Goku arrives at the Capsule Corporation, where Bulma's father Dr. Briefs has prepared a spaceship for him to travel to Namek in six days, and which also contains sophisticated battle training equipment, the most of important of which is an artificial gravity device which allows for increasing the gravity in the ship up to 100-times Earth gravity. Goku begins to train at 20-times Earth's gravity as he takes off for Namek. Meanwhile, the Namekians begin to fight back against Frieza's men, however Zarbon proves too powerful. Discovering that their people are being located via their scouters, the Namekians destroy the scouters. Dodoria, filled with rage, rushes into the fray to make the locals regret the day they ever crossed Frieza.|
|22||"Dodoria in Terrifying Hot Pursuit! Vegeta Learns the Truth" / "Dodoria's Terrifying Chase! A Truth Revealed to Vegeta!"
"Mōtsui Dodoria no Kyōfu! Bejīta ni Akasu Shinjitsu" (猛追ドドリアの恐怖! ベジータに明かす真実)
|September 6, 2009||June 23, 2010|
|Krillin and Gohan save a young Namekian boy named Dende from Dodoria's attack. The three fly away and manage to hide from the pursuing Dodoria; shortly after this he is attacked by Vegeta. The two fight briefly. Dodoria begs for his life, offering to tell Vegeta the true story of his home planet's destruction. Vegeta releases Dodoria from his grip, and Dodoria reveals that it was Frieza who destroyed Planet Vegeta out of fear for the Saiyan race's potential. Vegeta is furious at being lied to and being used by Frieza, and kills a fleeing Dodoria.|
|23||"Vegeta's Secret Plan! Tragic Attack Upon the Namekians" / "Vegeta's Covert Maneuvers! A Tragic Assault on the Namekians!"
"Anyaku no Bejīta! Namekkuseijin wo Osō Higeki" (暗躍のベジータ! ナメック星人を襲う悲劇)
|September 13, 2009||June 24, 2010|
|During his time on Earth, Vegeta has learned to sense energy without needing a scouter; he senses Gohan, Krillin, and Dende in the distance. Gohan and Krillin lower their ki enough to avoid being detected further, but Dende doesn't know how to. Before Vegeta can home in on Dende's power, though, a giant Namekian fish appears, giving Vegeta the thought that it was the source of ki he detected - he has not yet completely mastered all of the subtlties of sensing energy without a scouter. He later comes across a village of 20 or so Namekians, and demands to be given the dragon ball. When the elder Namekian of the village denies him the dragon ball, Vegeta slays all the Namekians and finds the dragon ball in one of the huts. He then proceeds to throw it in a nearby lake so that Frieza and his men cannot find it. Meanwhile, Dende takes Krillin with him to see the Grand Elder of Namek.|
|24||"Resurrected Companions! The Beauty Soldier Zarbon's Demon Transformation" / "Friends Reborn! Zarbon's Hideous Transformation!"
"Yomigaeru Nakama-tachi! Bisenshi Zābon Akuma no Henshin" (甦る仲間たち! 美戦士ザーボン悪魔の変身)
|September 20, 2009||June 28, 2010|
|Krillin and Dende continue their trek toward the Grand Elder's home, while Vegeta begins battling Frieza's right-hand man Zarbon. Vegeta appears to be winning when Zarbon reveals a transformation that powers him up immensely, shifting the battle in his favor. Meanwhile, King Kai informs Goku via telepathy that Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo have arrived at his planet in the Other World to receive training, much as Goku did when he died. After learning that Frieza is the tyrant terrorizing Planet Namek, King Kai warns Goku to stay away at all costs as he fears that no one is powerful enough to defeat the mighty Frieza.|
|25||"Kuririn's Power-Up! The Foreboding Squirming of Freeza" / "Power Up, Krillin! Frieza's Mounting Apprehension!"
"Pawā Appu da Kuririn! Ugomeku Furīza no Yokan" (パワーアップだクリリン! うごめくフリーザの予感)
|September 27, 2009||June 29, 2010|
|Krillin and Dende arrive at the Grand Elder's location - a conspicuous tower out in the open - and are greeted by Nail, one of the strongest Namekian warriors and a bodyguard to the Elder. The Elder speaks with them about the dragon balls, his ailing health, and the need for someone to help his Namekian children. He telepathically reads Krillin's past and learns of the history of Kami, including how Piccolo is the evil portion of Kami which Kami shed in order to become the Guardian of Earth. The Elder also learns that Krillin's intentions are pure, and that he has dormant power, which the Elder awakens. Krillin's power increases dramatically and he asks the Elder if Gohan can also have his dormant power awakened, to which the Elder replies yes. Meanwhile, Zarbon reports to Frieza that he has defeated Vegeta, even though Vegeta's corpse was not found. Frieza condemns Zarbon for destroying Vegeta as he thinks Vegeta has a dragon ball hidden and needs Vegeta to reveal its location, so he sends Zarbon to retrieve Vegeta and bring him back to the ship to heal. Zarbon finds Vegeta still alive and places him in a rejuvenation chamber inside Frieza's spaceship.|
|26||"The Conspiracy Completely Shatters! Vegeta's Counterattack vs. Zarbon" / "The Scheme Is Shattered! Vegeta Strikes Back at Zarbon!"
"Kudake Chire Inbō! Gyakushū no Bejīta tai Zābon" (砕け散れ陰謀! 逆襲のベジータVSザーボン)
|October 4, 2009||June 30, 2010|
|Vegeta is fully rejuvenated and conceives a plan to steal the five dragon balls where Frieza has been keeping them. He severely damages the ship with a single blast and throws all five dragon balls out of the ship. Meanwhile, Krillin arrives back at the Capsule House with a dragon ball that the Grand Elder had given him. Unfortunately, both Vegeta and Zarbon have followed him; the two quickly begin battling over possession of the dragon ball. Meanwhile, Gohan heads toward the village Vegeta attacked, discovering that there is still a dragon ball there. Eventually, Zarbon is killed by Vegeta, and Gohan retrieves the dragon ball which Vegeta had hidden in the lake and begins heading back to Bulma and the camp.|
Season 2: Frieza Saga (2009–2010)
|No.||Translated title/Dub title||Original air date||American air date|
|27||"A Hair-Trigger Pinch! Gohan, Protect the Four Star Ball" / "A Touch-and-Go Situation! Gohan, Protect the Four-Star Ball!"
"Isshokusokuhatsu no Pinchi! Gohan yo Sūshinchū o Mamore" (一触即発のピンチ! 悟飯よ四星球を守れ)
|October 11, 2009||July 1, 2010|
|Krillin surrenders his dragon ball to Vegeta after Zarbon is killed, knowing he doesn't stand a chance against Vegeta. While returning to his stashed dragon balls, Vegeta senses Gohan. Gohan also senses Vegeta, so he masks his ki and hides his newly found dragon ball. Vegeta eventually coaxes Gohan out but doesn't see the hidden dragon ball. Thinking he has all seven dragon balls, Vegeta lets Gohan live and takes off. After returning to the nearby Namekian lake, Vegeta realizes Gohan had taken his hidden dragon ball and goes berserk. Meanwhile, Frieza is informed that the Ginyu Force, an elite fighting team, will be arriving shortly, bringing much needed state-of-the art scouters as well as extensive fighting strength. Goku continues his training at intense gravity levels within his spaceship.|
|28||"The Super Decisive Battle Draws Near! The Ginyu Special-Squad Has Arrived!" / "The Countdown to Battle Begins! Enter, The Ginyu Force!"
"Semaru Chōkessen! Ginyū Tokusentai Tadaima Sanjō!" (迫る超決戦! ギニュー特戦隊只今参上ッ!)
|October 18, 2009||July 7, 2010|
|Krillin takes Gohan to see the Grand Elder to have his inner power released. However, Vegeta senses them while they are flying toward the tower, and confronts them. Nail informs the trio of a powerful evil force approaching the planet. Vegeta knows it is the Ginyu Force, Frieza's five most elite henchmen. Reluctantly, Gohan and Krillin agree to ally with Vegeta to use the dragon balls to make Vegeta immortal so that he can defeat the Ginyu Force, and Frieza, more easily. Krillin, Gohan, and Vegeta rush to retrieve the dragon ball which Gohan had left with Bulma (who wonders why Vegeta stole the Dragon Ball) and meanwhile, the Ginyu Force lands on the planet and meets up with Frieza. Goku completes his training at 100-times Earth's gravity on the way to Namek and discovers his results are much more impressive than he anticipated.|
|29||"The Special-Squad's Frontline Man! Break Gurudo's Spell" / "First Up for the Ginyu Force! Guldo’s Time Freeze!"
"Tokusentai no Ichibante! Gurudo no Jubaku o Uchi Kuzuse" (特戦隊の一番手! グルドの呪縛を打ち崩せ)
|October 25, 2009||July 8, 2010|
|Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan race to the remaining five dragon balls that Vegeta had hidden, in an attempt to grant Vegeta the wish of eternal life in order to stand a chance against the Ginyu Force. The Ginyu Force beats them there, and with speed and a time freeze, swipe the two remaining dragon balls. Captain Ginyu takes the seven dragon balls to Frieza, and allows the other members to play Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who gets to fight who. Recoome wins a fight with Vegeta and Guldo wins a fight with Krillin and Gohan. Krillin and Gohan fight Guldo first. After realizing that they are no easy match for him, Guldo paralyzes the two with his ESP-based "time freeze" technique. Vegeta, however, kills Guldo before any harm is done to the Earthlings, so Recoome decides he's next to fight. Meanwhile, Goku is ten minutes away from landing on Namek.|
|30||"The Hellish Recoome! Keep Me Entertained, Vegeta-chan" / "The Nightmare Recoome! Come Out and Play, Vegeta!"
"Jigoku no Rikūmu! Tanoshimasero yo Bejīta-chan" (地獄のリクーム! 楽しませろよベジータちゃん)
|November 1, 2009||July 14, 2010|
|Vegeta begins battling Recoome, the big brute of the Ginyu Force. While the Saiyan prince manages to get in a few good blows, ultimately Recoome doesn't seem to be suffering any damage. Gohan and Krillin enter battle after Vegeta becomes too badly injured to continue fighting, but quickly find themselves similarly beaten and outclassed by the hulking Ginyu Force member. Elsewhere, Frieza attempts to use the dragon balls but nothing happens, prompting him to leave Ginyu to guard the balls while he himself goes to look for Namekians to tell him how to activate the dragon balls so he can use a wish to become immortal. Just when all seems lost in Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan's fight with Recoome, Goku's Capsule Corporation ship finally touches down on Planet Namek.|
|31||"Son Goku Finally Arrives! Knock the Ginyu Special-Squad Around" / "Goku Arrives At Last! Take Down the Ginyu Force!"
"Son Gokū Tsuini Tōchaku! Kechirase Ginyū Tokusentai" (孫悟空ついに到着! 蹴散らせギニュー特戦隊)
|November 8, 2009||July 15, 2010|
|Goku enters the battle after giving Senzu beans to Krillin, Gohan, and Vegeta, and things quickly take a turn for the better. Recoome, charging up a deadly attack, is defeated by a single blow from Goku. Jeice and Burter leap into battle trying a variety of techniques - none of which have the least bit of effect on Goku. Burter is knocked out by a few swift attacks from Goku, as Jeice stares in awe at his latest opponent - having never faced someone so powerful. Vegeta comes to suspect that Goku has become the first "Super Saiyan" in over 1000 years, but has difficulty accepting the idea that a "low-class" Saiyan like Goku could become a Super Saiyan more easily than an "elite-class" warrior like himself.|
|32||"Star Performer Entry!? Commander Ginyu vs. Son Goku" / "The Star Player Appears! Ginyu vs. Goku!"
"Shin'uchi Tōjō!? Ginyū Taichō VS Son Gokū" (真打ち登場!? ギニュー隊長VS孫悟空)
|November 15, 2009||July 21, 2010|
|Goku tells Jeice to take the beaten Recoome and Burter and leave the planet forever. Jeice flees to Captain Ginyu and tells him what has happened. Ginyu has Frieza's men bury the dragon balls then sets out with Jeice towards Goku. Meanwhile, Vegeta kills Burter and then Recoome. Also, Krillin and Gohan realize that Frieza is heading towards the Grand Elder in order to obtain the password to summon the Namekian Dragon. Shortly after this, Ginyu and Jeice arrive to battle Goku. Goku tells Krillin and Gohan to leave. Vegeta tricks Goku and flies away, leaving Goku to fight alone. Goku and Captain Ginyu fight, and after a while Ginyu asks Goku to release his true power. Goku abides and begins to power up via the Kaio-ken.|
|33||"Son Goku at Full Power! There's a Secret Plan in the Shaking Ginyu!?" / "Full Power, Goku! Captain Ginyu’s Desperate Attack!"
"Furu Pawā da Son Gokū! Ononoku Ginyū ni Hisaku Ari!?" (フルパワーだ孫悟空! おののくギニューに秘策あり!?)
|November 22, 2009||July 22, 2010|
|Using the mighty Kaio-ken technique, Goku powers up to his maximum level - which is far greater than Ginyu expected. The captain can do nothing but gawk at his more powerful opponent. The Grand Elder unlocks Dende's hidden powers and sends him off to meet the Earthlings - the Elder has realized the Earth warriors do not know how to use the Namekian dragon balls - and Nail begins battling Frieza to stall for time while Dende travels. While Frieza is clearly the stronger of the two, he is surprised at Nail's ability to regenerate lost limbs. Gohan and Krillin rescue Bulma from a dinosaur attack, and take the dragon radar to find where Frieza stashed the dragon balls. As the episode ends, Ginyu makes the strange move of wounding himself, and firing a strange beam at Goku.|
|34||"Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku!?"
"Bikkuri! Gokū ga Ginyū de Ginyū ga Gokū!?" (ビックリ! 悟空がギニューでギニューが悟空!?)
|November 29, 2009||July 28, 2010|
|The beam Ginyu fires at Goku causes the two of them to switch bodies. Goku is now trapped in Ginyu's wounded body. Krillin and Gohan arrive at Frieza's ship and dig up the dragon balls. Ginyu, in Goku's body, and Jeice arrive back at the ship as well, but when Ginyu tries to power up his level is only 23,000, far less than the 180,000 level Goku had before the body switch. Realizing that great strength requires unity of mind and body, Goku (in Ginyu's body) arrives and shouts to Krillin and Gohan that they can easily defeat Ginyu. Vegeta kills Jeice and boasts that he is close to becoming a Super Saiyan.|
|35||"A Great Turnabout for Goku?! Super Shenlong, Come Out Right Now!" / "Goku’s Comeback! Call Forth Porunga!"
"Gokū Dai-Gyakuten!? Ima Koso Ide yo Chō-Shenron!" (悟空大逆転!? 今こそいでよ超神龍!)
|December 6, 2009||July 29, 2010|
|After killing Jeice, Vegeta sets his sights on Ginyu (still in Goku's body). Vegeta effortlessly pummels Ginyu, and an attempt by Ginyu to switch into Vegeta's body is thwarted by Goku who intercepts the beam, sending Ginyu and Goku back to their respective original bodies. Ginyu tries again to switch with Vegeta, but Goku, although wounded by Krillin and Gohan attacking his body when it was taken over by Ginyu, throws a Namekian frog in the path, resulting in Ginyu switching into the frog's body. With the Ginyu Force completely defeated, Vegeta places Goku in a rejuvenation chamber inside Frieza's spaceship, and gives battle armor to Krillin and Gohan. Krillin leaves to find the Grand Elder to learn the appropriate summoning ritual for the Namekian dragon balls. Krillin meets up with Dende on the way over, as Dende had been heading for the Earth team already. It is revealed that the summoning has to be done in the Namekian language, so Dende will act as the translator to summon the dragon and request the wishes. Meanwhile, Nail continues to fight Frieza to stall for the time needed for Dende to reach Krillin and Gohan. Nail eventually reveals this to Frieza after realizing he will never last if he continues; the enraged tyrant immediately charges back towards his spaceship to try to regain control of the dragon balls. Krillin, Gohan, and Dende take advantage of the fact that Vegeta is napping, and take the dragon balls away from the ship and successfully summon Porunga, the Eternal Dragon of Namek.|
|36||"An Enraged Freeza Approaches! Porunga... Please Grant Our Wish!" / "Frieza Closes In! Mighty Porunga, Grant Our Wish!"
"Gekikō Furīza ga Semaru! Porunga yo... Negai o Kanae Tamae!" (激昂フリーザが迫る! ポルンガよ…願いを叶えたまえ!)
|December 13, 2009||September 6, 2010|
|Krillin and Gohan discover that although the Namekian dragon balls can grant three wishes, they can resurrect only one person per wish, unlike the Earth's dragon balls. After consulting with their dead friends via King Kai's telepathic abilities, they use the first wish to revive Piccolo, which also brings Kami and the Earth's dragon balls back. They then use the second wish to teleport Piccolo to Namek so he can assist them in their fight with Frieza, but they are not specific enough in their wish; as a result Piccolo is indeed transported to Namek, but ends up quite a distance away from his friends and the imminent battle with Frieza. At this point Vegeta awakens and learns he's been duped, and speeds angrily to where Porunga is hovering over Namek. He is about to attack Krillin and Gohan until they tell him there is still one wish left; after some debate it is decided to let Vegeta use the wish to become immortal, as it seems to be the only possible way to defeat Frieza. Dende speaks the wish, but just before it can be granted, the Grand Elder dies and the Namekian dragon balls become useless; Porunga disintegrates and the balls turn to plain stone. Just as Vegeta thinks his luck couldn't get any worse, Frieza finally arrives, and is not happy at all that his own plans for immortality have been thwarted.|
|37||"A Tormenting Super Transformation! Freeza's One Million Fighting Power" / "A Nightmare Transformation! Frieza's Power Level-One Million!?"
"Akumu no Chō Henshin! Sentōryoku Hyaku-man no Furīza" (悪夢の超変身! 戦闘力100万のフリーザ)
|December 20, 2009||October 20, 2010|
|Piccolo arrives on Planet Namek following being resurrected and wished there. He begins rushing towards the battlefield, and along the way encounters an ailing Nail, on the brink of death. Piccolo reluctantly performs Namekian fusion with Nail, which increases his power substantially, and begins rushing back to the battlefield. Meanwhile, Frieza, after battling the Earthlings and Vegeta in his first form, transforms to his second form following some goading from Vegeta - and this increases the tyrant's power level to over a million. With his increased power, Frieza charges at Krillin in the air, impaling him on one of his horns.|
|38||"Freeza Bares His Fangs! Gohan's Transcendent Power Attacks" / "Frieza Bares His Fangs! Gohan's Overwhelming Attack"
"Kiba o Muku Furīza! Chōzetsu Pawā ga Gohan o Osō" (牙をむくフリーザ! 超絶パワーが悟飯を襲う)
|December 27, 2009||October 21, 2010|
|After impaling Krillin, Frieza slings him into the water. Gohan rushes to rescue his friend, but his path is blocked by the tyrant. Gohan's rage from seeing a friend in pain gets the better of him, and he immediately starts unloading on Frieza, much to Vegeta's surprise; Vegeta had never seen how strong emotion dramatically increases Gohan's power levels. As Gohan knocks Frieza out of the air, Dende saves Krillin from drowning and heals him - this was one of his hidden powers that the Grand Elder had unlocked. Frieza charges towards Gohan to get his revenge, only to be blasted in the back by Vegeta - which, to the Saiyan prince's disappointment, does absolutely nothing. Frieza begins thrashing Gohan, but is rescued by the healed Krillin, who distracts the tyrant with numerous attacks and escapades - buying just enough time for Dende to heal Gohan. Unfortunately, it becomes clear that Frieza outclasses them all, so the three warriors begin blasting him with everything they've got. Once again, it has no effect, but as they are about to charge him in their moment of desperation, Piccolo finally arrives on the battlefield, announcing that he will be the one to win the battle.|
|39||"The Reborn Piccolo Shows Himself! An Enraged Freeza's Second Transformation" / "Piccolo Reborn! Frieza's Second Transformation"
"Shinsei Pikkoro Arawaru! Gekido Furīza Dai Ni no Henshin" (新生ピッコロあらわる! 激怒フリーザ第2の変身)
|January 10, 2010||October 27, 2010|
|Fortified by his combining with Nail, Piccolo begins battling Frieza - and surprisingly manages to hold his own. The two exchange blows pretty evenly for a good portion of the fight. Piccolo eventually realizes Frieza slightly holds the upper hand, so Piccolo removes his weighted training clothing and begins winning against the tyrant. Frieza finds himself backed into a corner, so he decides it is best to transform again to fight Piccolo. Becoming his grotesque, ugly third form, Frieza once again gains the upper hand and begins obliterating Piccolo with a rapid finger beam blast. Gohan rushes to rescue his mentor, and when Krillin tries to follow suit, Vegeta stops him - revealing to Krillin that he may have a strategy that will allow him to defeat the tyrant.|
|40||"Freeza's Final Transformation! The Ultimate Nightmare Begins!" / "Frieza's Final Transformation: The Ultimate Nightmare Begins"
"Furīza Saigo no Chō Henshin! Jigoku Ijō no Kyōfu ga Hajimaru" (フリーザ最後の超変身! 地獄以上の恐怖がはじまる)
|January 17, 2010||October 28, 2010|
|Frieza dodges Gohan's attack but quickly finds himself on the receiving end once again - the young half Saiyan unleashes a massive ki blast that even the tyrant himself has difficulty deflecting. Frieza then decides to transform to his fourth form - the final and most powerful. Vegeta's plan to defeat Frieza involves having himself mortally wounded and then being healed by Dende - which the Saiyan prince achieves by having Krillin shoot an energy blast through his chest. Vegeta has realized that each time a Saiyan is badly injured, his power level will increase substantially after he is healed. Vegeta lowers his shields to allow Krillin's attack to succeed, and Krillin proceeds to deliver a devastating blow to Vegeta. What nobody realizes is that Dende has no interest in healing Vegeta; Dende runs from Vegeta and instead heals Piccolo, who eventually convinces him to heal Vegeta as well. Frieza eventually reaches his final form, and immediately kills Dende with a ki blast - having witnessed his healing abilities while transforming, Frieza realizes this may be the key to defeating the others. Krillin, Gohan, and Piccolo go on the attack but the tyrant dodges every single attack they throw his way. Vegeta watches them fight from a hill, preparing to charge up to his newfound power level as Gohan finds himself on a direct collision course with another one of Frieza's blasts.|
|41||"The Moment We've Waited For! Son Goku is Revived" / "The Moment of Truth Approaches! Goku Back in Action!"
"Machinimatta ze Kono Shunkan! Son Gokū ga Fukkatsu da" (待ちに待ったぜこの瞬間! 孫悟空が復活だ)
|January 24, 2010||November 3, 2010|
|Vegeta intervenes, using his newfound power and speed to rescue Gohan from Frieza's blast. While Gohan is grateful, Vegeta tells him he doesn't care about him as a person and only did it as a demonstration of his abilities - now that he has declared himself a Super Saiyan. The Saiyan prince powers up to unbelievable levels of strength, which leave Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo in awe - but no matter how much he powers up, and how many deadly attacks he dishes out, Frieza dodges and deflects everything. Vegeta quickly finds himself on the wrong end of the tyrant's attacks, and is quickly beaten once he realizes he has not actually achieved Super Saiyan status. Gohan attempts to help but is stopped by Piccolo, who claims Gohan wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. However, just as all hope seems lost, Goku emerges from the rejuvenation chamber inside Frieza's spaceship - fully recovered and with his power once again increased beyond his expectations.|
|42||"Defeat Freeza, Son Goku! The Proud Vegeta's Tears" / "Defeat Frieza, Goku! The Tears of the Proud Sayian Prince!"
"Furīza o Taose Son Gokū! Hokori-Takaki Bejīta no Namida" (フリーザを倒せ孫悟空! 誇り高きベジータの涙)
|January 31, 2010||November 4, 2010|
|Vegeta is no match for Frieza and is quickly incapacitated. Piccolo, Gohan and Krillin are forced to stand idly by while Frieza continues to thrash the Saiyan prince. However, Goku finally arrives at the battlefield and confronts the tyrant. Surprisingly, Frieza finds Goku's appearance very familiar. When Vegeta mocks Frieza, claiming that Goku is the "real" Super Saiyan, the tyrant blasts Vegeta through the heart, giving him just seconds to live. Before his death, Vegeta informs Goku that Frieza was responsible for the destruction of the Saiyan planet and the entire Saiyan race; Vegeta begs Goku to defeat the tyrant and avenge their people, and even sheds true tears, which greatly moves Goku. Goku then makes a grave and buries Vegeta, before setting his sights on Frieza himself - vowing that he will defeat the merciless tyrant.|
|43||"Son Goku vs. Freeza! The Curtain Opens on the Super Decisive Battle!" / "Goku vs. Frieza! The Super Showdown Begins!
"Son Gokū tai Furīza! Chō-Kessen no Makuake da!" (孫悟空VSフリーザ! 超決戦の幕開けだ!)
|February 7, 2010||November 10, 2010|
|Goku jumps into battle against Frieza, and quickly proves to be more of a challenge than Frieza thought. The two exchange powerful blows and discover their levels of strength are nearly equal. As Goku and Frieza attempt to one-up each other, Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo back away to watch the battle from a safe distance, while Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu watch from King Kai's planet in the Other World. At one point during the battle, Goku is able to take advantage of Frieza's inability to sense another's ki, but Frieza counters this by trapping Goku in an exploding ball of energy that nearly kills him. However, Piccolo claims that even after all this, neither Goku nor Frieza is fighting at full power just yet.|
|44||"A Physical War That Exceeds All Limits! Goku and Freeza and Ginyu, Again?!" / "A Boundary-Pushing Brawl! Goku, Frieza, and Ginyu Again?"
"Genkai Toppa no Nikudansen! Gokū to Furīza to Ginyū Futatabi!?" (限界突破の肉弾戦! 悟空とフリーザとギニュー再び!?)
|February 14, 2010||November 11, 2010|
|Goku and Frieza's battle continues, with the two pretty evenly exchanging blows. However Goku is in for a shock when he discovers the tyrant has only been using a small amount of his total power. Frieza then boosts his power up to 50%, and Goku is quickly overwhelmed, even with the use of the 10-times Kaio-ken. Meanwhile, Bulma meets the frog Ginyu, and Ginyu steals her body, leaving Bulma in the frog form. Ginyu heads for the battlefield; Bulma has managed to accompany him and both soon arrive at the battlefield where Goku and Frieza are continuing to duke it out - with Goku quickly outclassed by the powered-up tyrant.|
|45||"It's a 20-Fold Kaioken! A Kamehameha with Everything on the Line" / "Kaio-Ken Times Twenty! An All-Or-Nothing Kamehame-Ha!"
"Nijū-bai Kaiōken da! Subete o Kaketa Kamehameha" (20倍界王拳だ! すべてを賭けたかめはめ波)
|February 21, 2010||November 17, 2010|
|Ginyu tries to steal Piccolo's body, but is foiled by Gohan who throws the frog body containing Bulma's personality back in the way, putting Bulma back in her own body and once again trapping Ginyu in the frog body. Meanwhile, Goku continues to be thrashed by Frieza. However, he sees a vision of how Frieza could destroy everyone he loves - and as a result, he uses the 20-times Kaio-ken alongside a massive Kamehameha against Frieza. However, even this is not enough to defeat the tyrant, and the use of the 20-times Kaio-ken severely weakens Goku. He then has another vision, this time of Vegeta and other Saiyans of the past, reminding him that should he fail, Frieza will finally succeed in exterminating the entire Saiyan race. Motivated once again, Goku stands his ground as Frieza lunges at him.|
|46||"This Is the Last Trump Card! Goku's Extra-Large Genki Dama" / "The Final Trump Card! Goku's Ultimate Spirit Bomb!"
"Kore ga Saigo no Kirifuda da! Gokū no Tokudai Genki Dama" (これが最後の切り札だ! 悟空の特大元気玉)
|February 28, 2010||November 18, 2010|
|Despite his renewed confidence, Goku realizes he still has no chance of victory using direct physical attacks against Frieza, who is still using only 50% of his full power. At this point, Goku decides to use his ultimate technique - the Spirit Bomb. With so little ki from living things left to absorb on Namek, Goku absorbs ki from neighboring worlds as well. Creating a Spirit Bomb of this size takes extensive time and concentration, and Frieza continues to pummel him. Piccolo decides to intervene, taking what energy Gohan and Krillin have left and attacking Frieza to draw attention away from Goku and the Spirit Bomb he is creating. Before Frieza can obliterate Goku with a beam to the forehead, Piccolo stops him with a full-force kick to the head. The now-distracted Frieza goes after Piccolo, whose attacks do nothing to faze him. The Namekian is quickly floored by Frieza as Goku continues charging the Spirit Bomb.|
|47||"Awaken Warrior of Legend... Super Saiyan, Son Goku!" / "Awaken, Legendary Warrior! Goku the Super Saiyan!"
"Mezamero Densetsu no Senshi... Sūpā Saiyajin, Son Gokū!" (目覚めろ伝説の戦士... 超サイヤ人、孫悟空!)
|March 7, 2010||November 27, 2010|
|Goku completes the Spirit Bomb and hurls it down upon Frieza. The tyrant manages to catch it, but is unable to stop it from exploding on him. The Z Fighters celebrate their apparent victory and start making plans to return to Earth. However, Frieza reappears and, though badly damaged from the Spirit Bomb, he is still powerful enough to take them all out. Frieza fires a beam straight at Goku, but Piccolo jumps in the way and takes the beam to the chest, which knocks him unconscious. Frieza next sets his sights on Krillin and causes Krillin's body to explode from the inside, killing him. Enraged by these sacrifices, Goku undergoes a radical transformation in which his eyes turn from black to green, his black hair turns blonde, and his body is surrounded in an aura of golden light. With his powers now greatly enhanced, Goku orders Gohan to take Piccolo to his spaceship, find Bulma, and leave Namek, while he handles Frieza.|
|48||"The Angry Super Saiyan! Throw Your Hat in the Ring Son Goku!" / "The Angry Super Saiyan! Goku Throws Down the Gauntlet!"
"Okoreru Sūpā Saiyajin! Nanori o Agero Son Gokū!" (怒れる超サイヤ人! 名乗りを上げろ孫悟空!)
|March 14, 2010||November 27, 2010|
|The transformed Goku renews his battle with Frieza and proves to now be far superior to Frieza's power. Frieza launches several counter-attacks at Goku, but they have no effect at all. As the tyrant stares in awe at his more-powerful opponent, he realizes that his worst nightmare has come true - a legendary Super Saiyan, which Frieza had long secretly feared, has finally been born. In a desperate attempt to defeat Goku, Frieza hurls an attack down upon Namek itself, in an effort to destroy the planet and everyone on it.|
|49||"Exact Vengeance Son Goku! The Countdown to the Planet's Collapse" / "Avenge the Fallen, Goku! Countdown to the Planet's Destruction!"
"Ada o Ute Son Gokū! Wakusei Hōkai no Kauntodaun" (仇を討て孫悟空! 惑星崩壊のカウントダウン)
|March 21, 2010||December 16, 2010|
|Frieza's attack on Namek detonates the planet's core, and he claims that Namek will explode in five minutes. Super Saiyan Goku is confident that he can defeat Frieza within that time, however, Frieza then decides to power up to 100% of his full power. Much to King Kai's amazement, Goku allows Frieza to reach his full power rather than attacking while Frieza powers up, wishing to defeat the tyrant at his best.|
|50||"Do-or-Die Full Power of Freeza! Shenlong, Heed This Wish" / "Full Power Frieza! Shenron, Grant Our Wish!"
"Furīza Kesshi no Furu Pawā! Negai o Todokete Kure Shenron" (フリーザ決死のフルパワー! 願いを届けてくれ神龍)
|March 28, 2010||December 16, 2010|
|As the epic battle between Goku and Frieza rages on the dying Planet Namek, King Kai is informed by Kami on Earth that Mr. Popo has gathered all seven of Earth's dragon balls. Upon learning of the Earth's dragon balls' ability to resurrect multiple people despite being limited to one wish per use, King Kai asks that they be used to bring back to life all those on Namek who were killed by Frieza and his minions, thus also bringing back the Grand Elder, as well as the Namekian dragon balls, which still have one more wish to be used. King Kai plans to use this final wish to teleport everyone on Namek to Earth except for Frieza, leaving the tyrant to be the only one present when Namek explodes. Mr. Popo then summons Shenron and fulfills King Kai's first wish.|
|51||"Furious Battle Cry of Goku! Make It in Time... The Resurrection Wish!" / "Goku's Furious Roar! A Last-Minute Wish!"
"Gokū Gekido no Osakebi! Ma ni Ae... Kishi-Kaisei no Negai!" (悟空激怒の雄叫び! 間に合え…起死回生の願い!)
|April 4, 2010||February 5, 2011|
|Shenron succeeds in resurrecting everyone killed by Frieza and his henchmen on Namek (minus Krillin), and the Grand Elder and the Namekian dragon balls are also brought back. King Kai immediately contacts the Elder and quickly informs him of the situation. The Elder then sends Dende to Porunga in order to use the final wish to teleport everyone on Namek to Earth, except for Frieza. However, Goku requests that he remain on Namek as well, so he can finish Frieza once and for all. Porunga fulfills this wish and teleports everyone to Earth execpt Goku and Frieza. The two combatants then prepare themselves for the final round before Namek's explosion.|
|52||"Two Remain on a Vanishing Planet! This Is the Final Showdown" / "Duel on a Vanishing Planet! The Final Showdown!"
"Kieyuku Hoshi ni Nokotta Futari! Kore ga Saishū Kessen da" (消えゆく星に残った2人! これが最終決戦だ)
|April 11, 2010||February 9, 2011|
|As the battle continues, it seems neither warrior is going to win before Namek's explosion. However, Goku soon notices that Frieza's power is quickly decreasing, due to his 100% full power taking its toll on his body. Satisfied that he has won, Goku decides to call it quits and begins to depart towards his spaceship. Unable to accept this, Frieza launches a pair of heat-seeking ki disks at Goku. The Super Saiyan manages to avoid this, however, and eventually Frieza is sliced in half by his own attack.|
Season 3: Androids Saga (2010)
|No.||Translated title/Dub title||Original air date||American air date|
|53||"The Final Blow, Son Goku... Planet Namek Scatters Throughout Space" / "Goku's Final Attack! Countdown to Planet Namek's Destruction!"
"Son Gokū, Saigo no Ichigeki... Namekku-sei Uchū ni Chiru" (孫悟空、最後の一撃... ナメック星宇宙に散る)
|April 18, 2010||February 10, 2011|
|On Earth, the Grand Elder dies again, but before his death, he gives his power to Moori, one of his eldest sons, making him the new Grand Elder, and thereby preserving the power of the Namekian dragon balls. Meanwhile, on Namek, the dying Frieza begs for mercy from Goku. Despite his better judgement, Goku cannot ignore Frieza's pleas for help and gives the tyrant some of his own ki before departing. However, Frieza lets his pride get the better of him and unleashes one final ki blast at Goku, but the Super Saiyan easily repels the blast right back at the tyrant and seemingly destroys Frieza in the process. Goku then attempts to escape in Frieza's spaceship, but is unable to make it take off. Namek finally explodes and it appears that Goku perishes along with the planet.|
|54||"Goku Vanishes in Space... Return to Life! Super Warriors" / "Goku Vanishes Into Space! Welcome Home, Super Warriors!"
"Uchū ni Kieta Gokū... Yomigaere! Chō Senshi-tachi" (宇宙に消えた悟空... 甦れ! 超戦士たち)
|April 25, 2010||February 16, 2011|
|Following Namek's destruction, King Kai informs Bulma and the others on Earth of Goku's apparent death, and that even though the Namekian dragon balls can resurrect Goku and Krillin, they will be brought back to where Namek used to be and die again in the vacuum of space. However, Vegeta comes up with the idea of using the dragon balls to first bring Goku and Krillin's souls to the Earth's check-in station in the Other World, from where they can be resurrected on Earth. 130 days after their use on Namek, the Namekian dragon balls become re-active, and the first two wishes are used to successfully revive Krillin; it is revealed that Goku is actually still alive and that he will return to Earth on his own later. Yamcha is then brought back to life with the third wish. Another 130 days later, the Namekian dragon balls are used to revive both Tien and Chiaotzu, and are then used to teleport all of the native Namekians to a new planet. The Z Fighters then return to their peaceful lives, waiting patiently for Goku to return.|
|55||"That's Earth, Papa... Frieza and His Father Strike Back" / "There Is Planet Earth, Father! Frieza and King Cold Strike Back!"
"Are ga Chikyū da yo Papa... Furīza-Oyako no Gyakushū" (あれが地球だよパパ... フリーザ親子の逆襲)
|May 2, 2010||February 17, 2011|
|A year has passed and still Goku has not returned to Earth. However, it is revealed that Frieza managed to survive his battle with the Super Saiyan, has been rebuilt into a cyborg by his father King Cold, and is heading towards Earth, intending to exact revenge on Goku. The rest of the Z Fighters gather to defend the Earth from Frieza, despite knowing the odds are against them. However, as soon as Frieza, King Cold, and their army of soldiers arrive on Earth, they are met by a mysterious teenager wielding a sword, who claims that he's come to kill them.|
|56||"I'll Defeat Freeza! Another Super Saiyan" / "I Will Defeat Frieza! Another Super Saiyan!"
"Furīza wa Boku ga Taosu! Mō Hitori no Sūpā Saiyajin" (フリーザはボクが倒す! もう一人の超サイヤ人)
|May 9, 2010||February 23, 2011|
|The mysterious teenager easily takes out Frieza's soldiers, then surprises Frieza by transforming into a Super Saiyan. The evil tyrant attempts to destroy this second Super Saiyan, but has no success. Eventually, the teenager slices Frieza into pieces with his sword, before blasting him away. King Cold tries to defeat the Super Saiyan himself, but is also easily destroyed. After reverting to his normal state, the teenager spots the Z Fighters and claims that Goku will be arriving nearby soon. Despite their skepticism, the Z Fighters agree to join him in awaiting Goku's arrival.|
|57||"Welcome Back Son Goku! The Confession of the Mysterious Young Boy Trunks" / "Welcome Back, Goku! Confessions of the Mysterious Youth, Trunks!"
"Okaeri Son Gokū! Nazo no Shōnen Torankusu no Kokuhaku" (おかえり孫悟空! 謎の少年トランクスの告白)
|May 16, 2010||February 24, 2011|
|After three hours of waiting, a space pod crash lands on Earth and Goku emerges from it. There is no time for celebration, however, as the mysterious teenager pulls Goku aside to talk with him in private. After testing Goku's Super Saiyan powers, the teenager reveals that his name is Trunks and that he comes from an apocolyptic future 20 years from the present, as well as that he is the future son of Bulma and Vegeta. He further informs Goku that in three years from now, a pair of deadly androids, built by Doctor Gero of the former Red Ribbon Army, will begin a rampage on Earth and kill all of the Z Fighters, except for Goku, who will have died from a heart virus six months before their assault. Trunks then supplies Goku with a heart antidote made in his future timeline, instructing him to take it when the virus attacks him. Piccolo hears the whole conversation using his special hearing. Goku promises that he and the other Z Fighters will train hard for the next three years to prepare for the androids' assault, and Trunks then returns to the future in his time machine.|
|58||"New Technique of Goku, Instant Movement! Special Training Staked on 3 Years From Now" / "Goku's New Move, Instant Transmission! The Three-Year Training Session Begins!"
"Gokū no Shin Waza, Shunkan Idō! San-nen Go ni Kaketa Tokkun" (悟空の新ワザ、瞬間移動! 3年後に賭けた特訓)
|May 23, 2010||March 2, 2011|
|At Vegeta's request, Goku explains to the others that he managed to survive Planet Namek's destruction by escaping in one of the Ginyu Force's space pods just seconds before Namek exploded. He further explains that he eventually landed on a planet called Yardrat and was nursed back to health by the friendly inhabitants of the planet. He also reveals that he learned from them a special teleportation technique called Instant Transmission. The Z Fighters then go their separate ways to each begin preparing themselves for the androids' assault. After three years of intense training, they all head off to meet on the island on which Trunks had indicated that the androids would begin their attack.|
|59||"The Pair Who Don't Leave a Trace! The Artificial Humans Appear" / "Undetectable Monsters! The Androids Appear!"
"Kehai o Motanu Futari-gumi! Jinzōningen, Arawaru" (気配を持たぬ2人組! 人造人間、あらわる)
|May 30, 2010||March 8, 2011|
|The Z Fighters gather at the island in anticipation of the androids' attack. However, as the time approaches, the androids are nowhere to be seen. Yajirobe arrives to deliver Korin's new batch of Senzu beans to the others, but as soon as he departs, the androids shoot down his ship and immediately descend into the nearby city before the Z Fighters can get a glimpse of them. Gohan goes to rescue Yajirobe, while the rest of the Z Fighters fly down to the city as well to search out their enemies. After a period of searching, Yamcha becomes the first victim of the androids, after having his energy absorbed by Android #20, and then being impaled. The others arrive just in time to save him, and Goku eventually persuades the androids to move to a new location to fight after a large portion of the city is destroyed.|
|60||"Attacked on Both Sides by an Internal Enemy?! Son Goku vs Artificial Human #19" / "The Unbeatable Enemy Within! Goku vs. Android 19!"
"Uchi-naru Teki to no Hasami-Uchi!? Son Gokū tai Jinzōningen Jūkyū-gō" (内なる敵との挟み撃ち!? 孫悟空VS人造人間19号)
|June 6, 2010||March 9, 2011|
|As Goku, Piccolo, and Tien take the androids to a new location to battle, Krillin revives Yamcha with a Senzu bean. However, once Yamcha reveals the androids' ability to absorb energy, he, Krillin, and Gohan head off to warn the others. Meanwhile, it is revealed to Goku that the androids are a result of years of research conducted by Dr. Gero, in which miniature spy robots were used to analyze Goku's fighting techniques and developments in strength, all in an attempt to exact revenge on Goku for destroying the Red Ribbon Army. However, Gero did not analyze Goku during his time on Planet Namek, and thus the androids are unaware of his ability to transform into a Super Saiyan, which Goku gladly demonstrates in front of them. A battle then ensues between Goku and Android #19, and though Goku clearly has the upper hand, he soon appears to be losing energy. Eventually, Goku is seen clutching the left side of his chest, which Gohan immediately recognizes as a symptom of the heart virus that Trunks had warned Goku of. However, the virus is attacking Goku's heart much later than Trunks had predicted. As Goku struggles to stay conscious, #19 prepares to finish the battle by absorbing Goku's remaining energy. Piccolo tries to intervene, however, Android #20 blasts Piccolo with his eye beams, which sends him crashing to the ground.|
|61||"No Chance of Victory Against #19! Super Vegeta Arrives Late" / "No Victory for Android 19! Enter Super Vegeta!"
"Jūkyū-gō ni Shōki Nashi! Okurete Kita Sūpā Bejīta" (19号に勝機なし! 遅れてきた超ベジータ)
|June 13, 2010||March 10, 2011|
|Before Android #19 can finish draining Goku's energy, Vegeta finally arrives, saving Goku by kicking the android in the face. Yamcha then escorts Goku back home in order to administer the heart antidote to him. Vegeta then squares up to the androids, and much to everyone's surprise, transforms into a Super Saiyan. It is revealed that, whereas Goku's first transformation was triggered by his rage over Frieza's murder of Krillin, Vegeta's was triggered by his rage at simply being unable to surpass Goku. The battle then begins, and it's clear that Vegeta has the edge over #19. Even the android's energy absorption attack proves futile, as Vegeta tears off the android's hands, making it impossible for it to absorb anymore energy from its opponents. As the android runs away in fear, Vegeta launches his Big Bang Attack and finishes the battle, leaving nothing but the android's head intact. Android #20 then escapes into the nearby cliffs, planning to use the terrain to launch a surprise attack on the Z Fighters.|
|62||"Piccolo's Assault! The Missing #20 and the Future Gone Askew" / "Piccolo's Assault! Android 20 and the Twisted Future!"
"Pikkoro Kyōshū! Kieta Nijū-ō to Nejireru Mirai" (ピッコロ強襲! 消えた20号とねじれる未来)
|June 20, 2010||March 16, 2011|
|The Z Fighters split up to search the area for Android #20. Frustrated at his enemy's deceptiveness, Vegeta fires a large ki blast at the cliffs, planning to level the area. Seeing this opportunity, #20 emerges from his hiding place, only to absorb Vegeta's blast and run away before Vegeta can catch up. The android then attacks Piccolo from behind and begins to drain his energy, although this is thwarted by Gohan, who senses Piccolo's fading ki and attacks the android. After receiving a Senzu bean, Piccolo then faces off against his attacker, and proves to be more than a match for the android. Meanwhile, Trunks finally returns from the future, and is disturbed to find that the remains of Android #19 are different from the androids that he faced in his own timeline. He then arrives at the current battlefield, and also seems not to recognize #20. Realising that he has no chance of victory, #20 decides to retreat to his laboratory, but not before launching a huge blast that engulfs most of the area - including Bulma's ship, which plummets towards the ground.|
|63||"Pursue! Doctor Gero... The Search for the Mysterious Laboratory!" / "The Hunt for Doctor Gero! Discover the Hidden Laboratory!"
"Tsuigeki! Dokutā Gero... Nazo no Kenkyūjo o Sagase!" (追撃! ドクター・ゲロ... 謎の研究所を探せ！)
|June 27, 2010||March 17, 2011|
|As the dust settles, Android #20 is nowhere to be seen, and it is assumed that he plans to return to the laboratory to awaken Androids #17 and #18 - the androids causing havoc in Trunk's timeline. Meanwhile, Trunks rescues his mother and young self, and berates Vegeta for failing to protect his family. Bulma then reveals that #20 may actually be the androids' creator, Dr. Gero, who has seemingly converted himself into one as well. The group then plan to find the lab and destroy the androids before Gero can activate them. Vegeta also sets off to find the lab, but with the intentions of fighting the androids as a demonstration of his power. Trunks leaves to stop his father, while Piccolo finally unveils the truth of Trunks' origin to the rest of the group. He knew this because he overheard the conversation between Trunks and Goku. Meanwhile, Piccolo, Krillin and Tien split up and search the mountains where Gero's lab is rumoured to be located, while Gohan takes Bulma, baby Trunks, and Yajirobe home. Meanwhile, Krillin is attacked by the doctor, but is spared when Gero senses Piccolo nearby and escapes.|
|64||"#17 and #18, and...! The Artificial Humans Awaken" / "Number 17 and Number 18! The Androids Awaken!"
"Jūnana Gō to Jūhachi Gō, Soshite...! Mezameru Jinzōningen-tachi" (17号と18号、そして...! 目覚める人造人間たち)
|July 11, 2010||May 30, 2011|
|Dr. Gero finally makes it to his laboratory, with Krillin in hot pursuit. Tien, Piccolo, Vegeta, and Trunks soon locate him and break into the lab, although by this point Gero has already awakened Androids #17 and #18. Although initially appearing loyal, the duo demonstrate their independence when #17 destroys Gero's remote, ensuring that he cannot deactivate them should they disobey him, and #18 attempts to activate Android #16 - a fully mechanical model deemed a failure by Gero. #17 then kills Gero, by severing and then crushing his head. In an act of desperation, Trunks launches a large ki blast at the androids, hoping to destroy #16 before he is activated. Although the entire lab is decimated, both androids and #16's pod remain intact, and he is awakened anyway. The trio then decide to carry out their initial orders, and set out to kill Goku. However, their plans are disrupted when Vegeta intervenes, challenging the three androids to a battle. After #16 refuses to fight, #18 steps up to face Vegeta.|
|65||"A Cute Face and Super Power?! #18 vs Vegeta" / "A Sweet Face and Super Power?! Android 18 vs Vegeta!"
"Kawaī Kao de Chō Pawā!? Jūhachi Gō tai Bejīta" (かわいい顔で超パワー!? 18号VSべジータ)
|July 18, 2010||June 2, 2011|
|Android #18 fights with Super Saiyan Vegeta and wins easily. Super Saiyan Trunks tries to help his father, but is also easily defeated and gets his sword broken in the process. Piccolo and Tien then get beaten down effortlessly by Android #17, while Krillin stays behind and watches the horror, and Android #16 simply observes the nearby birds. After the fight, the androids leave, but before they do #18 kisses Krillin on the cheek.|
|66||"The Time has Come to Become One Again… Piccolo's Decision for Ultimate Power!" / "The Time for Reunification Has Come! Piccolo's Unshakeable Resolve!"
"Hitotsu ni Modoru Toki ga Kita... Pikkoro Saikyō he no Ketsui!" (1つに戻る時がきた... ピッコロ最強への決意!)
|August 1, 2010||June 9, 2011|
|Krillin feeds the remaining Senzu beans to each of his fallen comrades. Vegeta flies off in anger, having been beaten, while Trunks explains to the others how the androids of the future are different from the ones they just fought. The androids of the present are apparently more powerful, but they seem to be less cruel. There also was not an Android #16 in Trunks' time period. Piccolo then flies off to try to convince Kami to merge with him once again, believing that it is the only way to stop the androids. However, Kami believes that the androids are not entirely evil and that the only reason they fought against the Z Fighters was because the Z Fighters attacked first. Kami then decides to wait and see what happens as Piccolo sits down waiting until Kami agrees to merge with him.|
|67||"One More Time Machine?! Bulma Unveils a Mystery" / "Another Time Machine?! Bulma Uncovers a Mystery!"
"Mō Hitotsu no Taimu Mashin!? Buruma ga Shiraseta Misuterī" (もう1つのタイムマシン!? ブルマが知らせたミステリー)
|August 8, 2010||June 16, 2011|
|Bulma receives a phone call about one of her company's products from Capsule Corporation. She is sent a photograph of what appears to be Trunks' time machine that he travelled in. Trunks investigates this with the others only to discover that it is the exact time machine that he came in but three years later in his world. He recognizes it because of the word 'Hope' that Bulma wrote on the time machine. Kami realizes that the evil he felt four years ago wasn't the androids but it was the monster that travelled back in the time machine.|
|68||"And So the Monster Makes its Move... Take Off! It's the Super Namekian!" / "The Monster Goes into Motion... Strike of the Super Namekian!"
"Soshite Kaibutsu ga Ugokidasu... Shutsugeki! Sūpā Namekku-seijin da!" (そして怪物が動き出す... 出撃! 超ナメック星人だ!)
|August 15, 2010||June 23, 2011|
|Trunks, Gohan, and Bulma are investigating the other time machine when Gohan notices a strange shell that has been cast off by an unknown creature. On the way back to her house, Bulma watches a news broadcast about thousands of people in nearby Gingertown who have inexplicably disappeared, as if they simply melted away in their clothes. Kami also watches in horror as the people are killed, and finally decides to merge with Piccolo. After the merging, Piccolo states that he is neither Piccolo nor Kami anymore, but a Namekien "who has long since forgotten his name." He departs from the lookout and arrives at an empty, ghostly-quiet Gingertown, where the monster steps out of the shadows to confront him.|
|69||"I am Your Sibling! The Monster with the Ki of Goku" / "I Am Your Brother! The Monster With Goku's Energy!"
"Ore wa Omae no Kyōdai da! Goku no Ki wo Motsu Monsutā" (オレはお前の兄弟だ! 悟空の気を持つモンスター)
|August 22, 2010||June 30, 2011|
|While staring down Piccolo, the monster pierces the man he'd been dragging and appears to absorb him, leaving only his clothing. The others are confused, claiming that the android is emanating multiple ki readings characteristic of Frieza, Vegeta, and Goku. Krillin and Trunks head toward Gingertown, where Piccolo and the monster begin fighting. Piccolo has the advantage, but is surprised when the monster uses Piccolo's own Special Beam Cannon technique on him. The two exchange blows, and then the monster states that Piccolo only has the upper hand because he [the monster] has not yet reached his "perfect form." He then surprises everyone by powering up a Kamehameha and launching it point-blank. Piccolo's dodge leaves him open to the monster's follow-up attack, which he uses to trap Piccolo in a hold and pierce his arm. Piccolo manages to escape, but his left arm has been completely incapacitated. Sensing he has won, the monster states that his name is Cell and reveals that he is an android.|
|70||"Escape Tactic, Taiyoken! Chase after the Artificial Human Cell" / "The Dizzying Deception and the Daring Escape! Defeat the Android Cell!"
"Uzumaku Senryaku, Taiyōken! Jinzōningen Seru o Oe" (渦巻く策略、太陽拳! 人造人間セルを追え)
|August 29, 2010||July 6, 2011|
|Sensing that he has defeated Piccolo, Cell explains that he was created from the cells of the greatest warriors--including Goku's, Piccolo's, Vegeta's, King Cold's, and Frieza's--as a project started by Dr. Gero and continued for 24 years by his computer. Cell furthermore reveals that by absorbing Androids #17 and #18, he will achieve his "Perfect Form," making him "invincible," since Dr. Gero's computer predicted that in his Perfect Form, Cell would be the most powerful being in the known universe. With the androids destroyed in his own timeline, he was forced to travel to the present one in Trunks' time machine, after killing him. Having learned Cell's identity and intentions, Piccolo regenerates his arm and prepares to attack. At this point, Trunks and Krillin arrive, and Cell realizes he has no chance of winning. He surprises everyone by using Tien's Solar Flare technique to blind them, and then flees. Vegeta and Tien arrive, and Piccolo explains everything he's learned. Meanwhile, Cell heads toward Nickytown to absorb more people, until his power exceeds that of the androids'.|
|71||"Attack the Elusive Cell! Son Goku, Finally Revived!" / "The Hunt for Cell Is On! Goku, Back in Action!"
"Shinshutsu-Kibotsu no Seru o Ute! Tsui-ni Fukkatsu, Son Gokū!" (神出鬼没のセルを討て! ついに復活、孫悟空!)
|September 5, 2010||July 7, 2011|
|After Piccolo debriefs everyone on Cell's objective, Vegeta states that he intends to develop a power that surpasses even that of a Super Saiyan. Trunks and Krillin go to Dr. Gero's laboratory, where they discover a set of blueprints for Android #17. In hopes that the prints will allow Bulma and Dr. Briefs to uncover a weakness in the androids, they take the prints before destroying the developing Cell and the rest of the laboratory. Trunks goes to find Vegeta while Krillin delivers the prints to Bulma. Several days go by, during which Piccolo and the others are unable to locate Cell. However, back at the Kame House, Chi-Chi and Master Roshi start hearing thunderous booms on the island and rush to the window to find a fully recovered Goku launching Kamehameha waves into the horizon. The three share a joyous moment before Goku turns serious and states that he'd fare no better against the androids than Vegeta did. Also like Vegeta, he states his goal of surpassing the level of Super Saiyan.|
|72||"Surpass Super Saiyan! Now, Into the Room of Spirit and Time" / "Break the Super Saiyan Barrier! Into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber!"
"Sūpā Saiyajin o Koero! Iza, Seishin to Toki no Heya e" (超サイヤ人を超えろ! いざ、精神と時の部屋へ)
|September 12, 2010||July 13, 2011|
|Goku uses his Instant Transmission ability to take Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks with him to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber inside Kami's Lookout. The chamber only has a capacity of two so Goku allows Vegeta and Trunks to go in first. Goku explains a years worth of training in the chamber is actually only one day in the outside world. When Trunks and Vegeta step inside the chamber, all they see is a vast amount of nothingness. While this is going on, the androids arrive at the Kame House and ask for Goku's whereabouts. Piccolo refuses to tell them, which results in a fight between Piccolo and Android #17. Piccolo overpowers #17 and tries to finish him off, but #17 manages to dodge the attack. Back at Kami's Lookout, Vegeta and Trunks are due to be coming out of the time chamber any second now, which will reveal if it is possible to go beyond the level of a Super Saiyan.|
|73||"This is the Power of a Super-Namekian! #17 vs. Piccolo!" / "The Super Namekian Powers Up! Piccolo vs. Android 17!"
"Kore ga Sūpā Namekku-seijin no Chikara! Jūnana Gō Tai Pikkoro" (これは、超ナメック星人の力! 17号対ピッコロ!)
|September 19, 2010||July 14, 2011|
|Bulma is hard at work trying to figure out Dr. Gero's prints. Meanwhile, Piccolo and Android #17 are fighting each other. After #17 gets serious, it turns out that he and Piccolo are evenly matched. Cell senses the two fighting and starts making his way towards them, stating that his power level is now higher than theirs. Krillin, and the others on a nearby island, receive a call from Bulma saying that she has completed the switch to shut down the androids and prepares to deliver it to the others. #17 states that since his stamina and power level will never drop, he will be the victor of the battle. However, Cell arrives at the scene of the battle, leaving Piccolo shocked. Meanwhile, Goku and Gohan are still waiting for Vegeta and Trunks to come out of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.|
|74||"Run #17! Piccolo, A Battle for Suicidal Resistance" / "Run Android 17! Piccolo's All-or-Nothing Struggle!"
"Nigero Jūnana Gō! Pikkoro, Kenmei no Kōsen" (逃げろ17号! ピッコロ、懸命の抗戦)
|September 26, 2010||July 20, 2011|
|At Chi-Chi's suggestion, Krillin leaves the Kame House to intercept Bulma so he can obtain her shut-down device before Cell absorbs Androids #17 and #18. Unwilling to wait helplessly, Tien leaves the Kame House, as well, to help Piccolo on the battlefield. Meanwhile, #17 refuses to heed Piccolo's warnings about Cell, and is quickly defeated. Piccolo tries to ward off Cell, but Cell has become too powerful for him to handle. Cell quickly breaks Piccolo's neck, before blasting him through the chest at point-blank range, and then Cell tosses Piccolo's body into the sea. Then, Cell turns his attention to Android #17.|
|75||"Unmeasured Power! The Silent Warrior #16, Makes his Move" / "Power Unknown! Android 16 Breaks His Silence!"
"Jitsu-ryoku Mi-chisū! Kamoku na Senshi Jūroku Gō, Ugoku" (実力未知数! 寡黙な戦士16号、動く)
|October 3, 2010||July 21, 2011|
|Android #16 decides to enter the fight in order to prevent Cell from reaching his Perfect Form, because Cell's goal is not to kill Goku, but to destroy life. The two fight at an even level, with #16 landing a massive blast on Cell. However, Cell survives and uses the opportunity to absorb Android #17. Cell transforms into his Semi-Perfect Form and gains incredible power, after which #16's attacks prove utterly ineffective. Just when all hope is lost, Tien appears and uses his Tri-Beam technique to hold off Cell so Android #18 can escape.|
|76||"Tenshinhan's Do-or-Die Shin Kikoho! Save Your Brother-in-Arms, Son Goku" / "Tien's Desperate Attack! Save Your Friends, Goku!"
"Tenshinhan, Kesshi no Shin Kikōhō! Senyū o Sukue, Son Gokū" (天津飯、決死の新気功砲! 戦友を救え、孫悟空)
|October 10, 2010||July 27, 2011|
|To Goku and Gohan's great concern, Tien repeatedly fires his Tri-Beam, drastically draining his ki in order to hold Cell down while Androids #16 and #18 escape. Tien eventually runs out of ki and collapses, at the mercy of a furious Cell. Unwillingly to wait idly at Kami's Lookout anymore, Goku uses Instant Transmission to come to Tien's aid. While confronting Cell, Goku also notices that Piccolo is still alive, and teleports back to the Lookout with the two fallen warriors. Shortly afterward, Trunks and Vegeta emerge from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, stating that they have successfully surpassed the level of Super Saiyan. They leave to confront Cell, while Goku and Gohan prepare to enter the time chamber for their own training. Meanwhile, Cell begins destroying islands in a bid to make #18 show herself.|
|77||"Super Saiyan Surpassed! The Daring Vegeta Strikes Cell" / "Beyond Super Saiyan! Vegeta Confronts the Monster Cell!"
"Sūpā Saiyajin o Koeta! Futeki na Bejīta, Seru o Utsu" (超サイヤ人を超えた! 不敵なべジータ、セルを討つ)
|October 17, 2010||July 28, 2011|
|Cell continues to destroy islands until only one remains, on which Androids #16 and #18 are hiding. Before he can launch his attack, Vegeta and Trunks arrive as Super Saiyans. After some taunting, Vegeta initiates a transformation that produces a form beyond that of Super Saiyan--evidenced by increased muscle size and an intense golden aura. As an Ascended Super Saiyan, Vegeta makes easy work of Cell while Trunks watches from the sidelines. Meanwhile, Goku and Gohan begin their training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, where Goku states that he will not only make Gohan a Super Saiyan, but that he will make Gohan stronger than even himself.|
Season 4: Cell Saga (2010–2011)
|No.||Translated title/Dub title||Original air date||American air date|
|78||"The Surging Resentment of Cell! Kuririn, Destroy #18" / "Cell on the Verge of Defeat! Krillin, Destroy Android 18!"
"Seru Dotō no Kuyashigari! Kuririn, Jūhachi Gō o Hakai se yo" (セル怒涛の悔しがり! クリリン、１８号を破壊せよ)
|October 24, 2010||August 3, 2011|
|Goku continues to train Gohan, who is still trying to achieve the Super Saiyan form. Meanwhile, Vegeta effortlessly pushes Cell around and inflicts significant damage. When Cell uses Vegeta's own Galick Gun to no effect, he realizes that he will not be able to absorb Android #18. Enraged, Cell goes on about how if he was able to absorb #18 then he would become his perfect form and be able to defeat Vegeta easily. He attempts to persuade Vegeta into letting him absorb #18 by appealing to the Saiyan's passion for fighting strong opponents. Not far away, Krillin contemplates whether or not to use the emergency shutdown controller, and he has trouble deciding due to his embarrassing moment with Android #18 during their first encounter (when Android #18 kissed Krillin).|
|79||"And So the Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst... Cell Attacks #18!" / "The Battle Turns for the Worst... Cell Attacks Android 18!"
"Soshite Sai'aku no Jitai he... Seru, Jūhachi Gō ni Osoikakaru!" (そして最悪の事態へ... セル、１８号に襲いかかる!)
|October 31, 2010||August 4, 2011|
|Krillin decides not to destroy #18, and stomps on the controller, which shocks Android #18. Krillin tells her that now is their chance to get off the island, and that she and Android #16 must leave now. Cell successfully persuades Vegeta to let him find and absorb Android #18, but Trunks is determined to prevent this and delivers his own beating to Cell. During a break in the action, Cell spots the androids and Krillin, who are distracted by their own awkward meeting. Vegeta attempts to keep Trunks from interfering, forcing Trunks to attack his own father in order to prevent him from allowing Cell to reach his perfect form. While this is going on, Cell is savoring the moment and leisurely going about picking off Android #16 and Krillin. Despite their best efforts and a sound beating from Trunks, Cell is ultimately able to blind everyone via the Solar Flare, absorb #18, and achieve his Perfect Form.|
|80||"The Tables Have Turned! Perfect Form Cell, Finally Goes into Action" / "The Tables Are Turned! Witness the Power of Perfection!"
"Keisei Gyakuten! Kanzentai Seru, Tsui ni Shidō" (形勢逆転! 完全体セル、ついに始動)
|November 7, 2010||October 10, 2011|
|Gohan asks Goku to be serious in his training, so Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan and fires a Kamehameha on Gohan. Gohan thinks of all the times he has let his friends down and gets angry, resulting into him finally turning into a Super Saiyan himself. Back at the battlefield, Vegeta disregards Cell's Perfect Form as nothing special and he is just the same as before. Meanwhile, Krillin is angry at Cell for absorbing Android #18, so he charges towards Cell and attempts to attack him by using his Destructo Disk technique, but the attack has no effect whatsoever. Cell then lightly kicks Krillin to one side, leaving him almost dead, but Trunks rushes to his aid and feeds him a Senzu bean, saving him from near death. Vegeta starts his fight with Cell and after a short while he soon realizes Cell's power far exceeds his own. In the background, Krillin and Trunks are talking about how Trunks has hidden his own true power, one even greater than Vegeta's but kept secret from him due to Vegeta's towering pride. Trunks plans to fight Cell when Vegeta is unconscious in order to hide his powers from Vegeta to prevent his father from losing his pride.|
|81||"Full-Power Strike of Vegeta! But the Terror of Cell Grows and Grows" / "Vegeta's Final Push! Defeat the Invincible Cell!"
"Bejīta Zenryoku no Ichigeki! Shikashi Takamaru Seru no Kyōfu" (ベジータ全力の一撃! しかし高まるセルの恐怖)
|November 14, 2010||October 19, 2011|
|Desperate to kill Cell, Vegeta resorts to using his ultimate attack, the Final Flash. Vegeta calculates his attack and avoids destroying the entire Earth and also manages to take off Cell's right arm, but with Piccolo's genes Cell easily regenerates his arm. Cell knocks Vegeta unconscious and Trunks takes this chance to unleash his hidden powers onto Cell. Trunks momentarily lets Cell push him around a little in order to create a chance for Krillin to take the unconscious Vegeta to a safe location. Now that Vegeta is gone, Trunks and Cell can begin their real fight.|
|82||"Super Power Awakening! Trunks Surpasses his Father" / "The Strongest Super Saiyan! Trunks' Power Unleashed!"
"Chō Pawā Kakusei! Chichi o Koeta Torankusu" (超パワー覚醒! 父を超えたトランクス)
|November 21, 2010||October 20, 2011|
|Trunks powers up to Ultra Super Saiyan, which appears to make him significantly stronger than Vegeta. Trunks and Cell seem to be evenly matched at first, but after a while Trunks' attack cease to hit Cell. Trunks decides to power up even more but he is still unable to connect his attacks to hit Cell. In the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Goku manages to power up to the same bulked-up transformation as Trunks, but decides not to use that form, because in order to achieve that form, even though great power is gained, Goku concludes the decrease in speed is too much - and having power but not being able to hit your opponent is useless, so he decides to focus on mastering his normal Super Saiyan form instead. This turns out to be the same reason why Trunks cannot defeat Cell, and Trunks power level begins to drop due to the strain of maintaining his transformation. Cell learns that Goku is training to defeat him, so in order to waste time he decides to hold his own World Martial Arts Tournament where anyone can enter to fight him.|
|83||"The Television Has Been Hijacked! A Live Broadcast of the Cell Games Press Conference" / "Cell Invades the Airwaves! Announcing,"The Cell Games"."
"Terebi ga Nottorareta! Seru Gēmu Kaiken Namahō" (テレビが乗っ取られた! セルゲーム会見生放)
|November 28, 2010||October 26, 2011|
|When Krillin and Vegeta arrive, Trunks informs everyone of the tournament to be held by Cell and Android #16 asks to be taken back to Capsule Corporation where he can be fixed. Bulma also notifies everyone at Kami's Lookout to go there to meet up. After Cell finishes arranging his tournament, he then heads off to a news station to broadcast his message via television announcing details about his tournament, the "Cell Games," and states if that all the warriors lose to him, he will kill every single last human being. Meanwhile Goku and Gohan are still training.|
|84||"Training Completed! Does Goku, have the Composure to Defeat Cell?!" / "Training Complete! Goku Sizes Up the Competition!"
"Shūgyou Kanryō! Gokū, Datō Seru ni Yoyō Ari?!" (修行完了! 悟空、打倒セルに余裕あり!?)
|December 5, 2010||October 27, 2011|
|The people of Earth are in a panic after Cell's announcement of the Cell Games. Meanwhile, Goku and Gohan finish their training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, and emerged as Full Power Super Saiyans. Goku immediately requests that Mr. Popo prepare a meal and Trunks explains the latest Cell developments. Goku then teleports to the site of the Cell Games and confronts Cell. After returning to the Lookout, Goku announces he and Gohan will not be entering the time chamber again. Instead, for the remaining nine days until the Cell Games, they will train in the real world. Goku and Gohan then fly down to the Kame House to greet Chi-Chi and their remaining friends.|
|85||"An Interrupted Rest! The Self-Defense Army, Launches a General Offensive Against Cell" / "The Truce is Broken! The Defense Force Strikes Back at Cell!"
"Yaburareta Kyūsoku! Bōeigun, Seru ni Sōkōgeki" (破られた休息! 防衛軍、セルに総攻撃)
|December 12, 2010||November 2, 2011|
|As Piccolo completes his training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, and Vegeta takes his place, Goku and Gohan are spending their days relaxing at home. Meanwhile, the Self-Defense Army attempt to launch an offensive strike against Cell, but they are completely wiped out. Hearing about this over the radio, Goku asks Piccolo if it is possible to separate with Kami, so he can use the dragon balls to revive all the people Cell killed. Since Piccolo can't separate, Goku theorises that he can convince another Namekian to stay on Earth and create a new set of dragon balls, and goes to see King Kai in the Other World so he can find the Namekians.|
|86||"A New God! The Dragon Balls are Finally Revived" / "A New Guardian! The Return of the Dragon Balls!"
"Atarashī Kamisama! Doragon Bōru Tsui ni Fukkatsu" (新しい神様! ドラゴンボール遂に復活)
|December 19, 2010||November 3, 2011|
|After getting help from King Kai in locating the new planet where the Namekians are living on, Goku travels there via Instant Transmission and explains the situation. The Grand Elder offers Dende to be the new Kami, and Goku takes him back to Earth. Dende revives the dragon balls, revealing that this time they can grant two wishes. During the remaining days leading up to the Cell Games, Goku searches for the newly awakened dragon balls, Vegeta and the others finish their training, and the 24th World Martial Arts Tournament champion Mr. Satan announces to the world that he will defeat Cell. On the day of the Cell Games, it is revealed that if the new dragon balls are used to revive a mass of people, people who died before won't be revived. Despite the others' concern, Goku remains positive and they all head towards the Cell Games.|
|87||"Satan's Legion Runs Wild! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games" / "Hercule Takes the Stage! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games
"Satan Gundan Ōabare! Seru Gēmu no Makuaki" (サタン軍団大暴れ! セルゲームの幕開)
|December 26, 2010||November 9, 2011|
|As Mr. Satan hypes himself in front of the media, Vegeta, Android #16, Goku and the others arrive at the stage. Mr. Satan insists he goes before him first, though when his students Caroni and Piroshki arrive, he allows them to go first, but they are defeated without Cell needing to move. Mr. Satan tries to intimidate Cell by breaking some tiles and then goes on the attack, but Cell knocks him out of the ring with a single blow, not even bothering to kill him. Cell wishes to take on a proper opponent, and Goku steps into the ring.|
|88||"Decisive Battle! Cell vs Son Goku" / "Showdown! Cell vs. Goku!"
"Kessen! Seru Tai Son Gokū" (決戦! セル対孫悟空)
|January 9, 2011||November 10, 2011|
|Full Power Super Saiyan Goku and Cell begin to fight, and despite putting on an impressive performance, Gohan and Vegeta both realize that neither of them is using their full power yet. Both fighters then raise their power level to their maximum. After a brief battle, Cell begins to attack using techniques 'inherited' from other characters--first Tien's Multi-Form technique, then Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon, and finally Frieza's heat-seaking Destructo Disk attack. When Goku overcomes each of these techniques, Cell prepares a full-power Kamehameha capable of destroying the Earth. Goku diverts the attack away from the planet by taking to the sky, and then uses Instant Transmission to escape back to the ring. However, when Cell utilizes his full speed, he becomes to fast for Goku to keep up with him.|
|89||"A Battle of the Highest Level! Defeat Cell, Son Goku" / "Battle at the Highest Level! Goku Goes All Out!"
"Saikō Reberu no Tatakai! Seru o Taose, Son Gokū" (最高レベルの戦い! セルを倒せ、孫悟空)
|January 16, 2011||November 16, 2011|
|The battle between Goku and Cell continues, and Goku begins fighting at his max, with the two fighters reaching a pace that is barely visible to most of the onlookers. The power levels of both fighters are equal, and they land powerful blows on each other. Cell then decides to destroy the tournament ring, ensuring that their battle cannot be ended by a ring out and can continue until one of them either dies or surrenders. The battle becomes even more intense, culminating with Goku flying high into the sky building up a powerful Kamehameha. Cell and everyone else states that Goku is bluffing, since from his position in the sky, such an attack would easily destroy the Earth. Goku then unexpectedly uses Instant Transmission to teleport in front of Cell and executes the blast at point-blank range. While the rest of the world celebrates what they believe to be Cell's ultimate defeat, Goku and company watch as Cell's remaining lower half rises and regenerates his missing parts. While the ki of both fighters has depleted considerably, the battle continues on. Although Goku told Cell that Cell had depleted much of his power to regenerate himself, Goku has used up even more of his power, and the battles begins to turn in favor of Cell. Goku then launches a barrage of ki blasts at Cell in a desperate attempt to finish him.|
|90||"Conclusion to the Death Match! Time for Goku's Decision" / "The Opening Round Is Concluded! Goku's Moment of Decision!"
"Shitō ni Ketchaku! Gokū Ketsudan no Toki" (死闘に決着! 悟空決断の時)
|January 23, 2011||November 17, 2011|
|Despite everyone's hopes, Goku's barrage of ki blasts fails to destroy Cell when the android activates his energy barrier at the last second. Furthermore, it is clear to the rest of the Z Fighters that Goku has spent the last of his own energy. With all eyes and ears glued to this moment of truth for Goku's mysterious plan, the battle-worn Super Saiyan surprises everyone by surrendering. Adding further shock, he announces that Gohan will be the next and last contestant to fight Cell. Piccolo and Krillin protest this decision, but Gohan agrees and takes Cell on. Gohan impresses everyone with his power--which proves indeed to be on par with Goku's--but nevertheless finds himself on the losing side of the fight against Cell.|
|91||"Get Angry Gohan! Release Your Dormant Power" / "Get Angry, Gohan! Release Your Hidden Power!"
"Ikare Gohan! Nemureru Chikara o Hodoki" (怒れ悟飯! 眠れる力を解き)
|January 30, 2011||November 25, 2011|
|Full Power Super Saiyan Gohan shows no willingness to fight, and tries to convince Cell to end the Cell Games by explaining that if his hidden powers are brought to the surface, he will lose control and kill Cell. Counter to Gohan's intentions, this actually intrigues Cell, who decides to deliberately enrage Gohan by inflicting enough pain to force him to unleash his true strength. After watching Gohan take Cell's punishment, Android #16 intervenes. Taking advantage of the fact that he emits no detectable ki, #16 grabs Cell from behind and declares that he is going to trigger his self-destruct bomb.|
|92||"The Tears that Disappeared into the Sky! The Angry Super Awakening of Gohan" / "Tears For An Android! Gohan's Inner Rage Bursts Forth!"
"Sora ni Kieta Namida! Gohan, Ikari no Chō Kakusei" (空に消えた涙! 悟飯、怒りの超覚醒)
|February 6, 2011||December 19, 2011|
|To Android #16's surprise, Krillin reveals that Bulma had removed his self-destruct bomb during his repairs. With the risk of setting off the bomb gone, Cell blasts through #16--causing his body to shatter and leaving only his head intact. Cell realizing that Gohan cannot unleash his hidden powers in response to physical pain, he devises a plan to kill Gohan's friends by spawning seven offspring--the 'Cell Juniors'. Only Vegeta, Trunks, and Piccolo are able to hold their own against the Cell Juniors, while Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, and the fatigued Goku are unable to fight back. Gohan wants to unleash his power, but cannot figure out how. Meanwhile, #16's head has Mr. Satan carry him to Gohan. He sympathizes with Gohan's desire not to kill, but encourages him that it is okay to unleash his anger to save those that he loves. Cell crushes #16's head--an action that finally pushes Gohan over the edge, and triggers his transformation into a Super Saiyan 2.|
|93||"Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan, Pulverizes the Cell Juniors" / "Unleash the Warrior Within! Gohan Takes the Offensive!" 
"Mayoi-naki Tōshi! Gohan, Seru Junia Funsai" (迷いなき闘志! 悟飯、セルジュニア粉砕)
|February 13, 2011||December 20, 2011|
|After witnessing the death of Android #16 at the hands of Cell, Gohan's anger is ignited and causes him ascend to the level of Super Saiyan 2. Cell is excited that the fight will be more interesting, but Gohan is unamused and snatches the stolen Senzu beans from Cell. Gohan then proceeds to take on all of the Cell Juniors, proving himself impervious to their attacks and effortlessly destroying them. He then throws the Senzu beans to Trunks, who distributes them to his injured comrades. Gohan now focuses his attention on Cell, and from the onset of the battle, it is clear that Gohan holds the advantage.|
|94||"The Perfect Form Breaks Down! Explosion, the Super Iron Fist of Rage" / "Perfection's End! A Fury, Beyond Super Saiyan!"'
"Kanzentai Hōkai! Sakuritsu, Ikari no Chō Tekken" (完全体崩壊! 炸裂、怒りの超鉄拳)
|February 20, 2011||December 21, 2011|
|Cell finally unleashes his full power against Gohan, but even at maximum strength his attacks have no effect on the Super Saiyan 2. Gohan cripples Cell with 2 powerful punches, leaving him in shock. Cell resorts to using two heat-seeking Destructo Disks, but Gohan is able to catch and destroy them. Then, Cell uses his Special Beam Cannon, which Gohan easily deflects, and Cell's Death Beams are absorbed by Gohan. After being easily bested in battle, Cell attempts to destroy Gohan and the Earth with a giant, full-power Kamehameha, but Gohan produces an even stronger wave and reflects Cell's attack with ease. Gohan's attack absorbs Cell's, and the blast eventually overcomes Cell when he fails to deflect it. As the rest of the fighters predict an easy victory, Goku recalls that even in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Gohan displayed strength far beyond that of a normal Super Saiyan, recalling how Gohan had briefly transformed into a Super Saiyan 2 during their training (before passing out). Gohan's attack has also taken off Cell's legs, and parts of his arm and head. Goku then tells Gohan to deliver the finishing blow to Cell, but Gohan insists that Cell must suffer first. Cell regenerated his missing limbs, then utilizes his bulked-up form, but the increase in muscle mass lowers his speed greatly, and as a result none of his attacks connect with Gohan. Gohan counters with a powerful blow to Cell's head, and to his stomach, causing Cell to regurgitate Android #18 and revert back to his Semi-Perfect Form. As the fighters assume that this means victory for Gohan, Cell's body begins to expand to a gigantic size.|
|95||"Bye-Bye Everyone! This is the Only Way to Save the Earth" / "A Hero's Sacrifice! Last Chance to Save the World!"
"Bai-Bai Min'na! Kore ga Chikyū o Sukū Yui'itsu no Michi" (バイバイみんな! これが地球を救う唯一の道)
|March 6, 2011||December 22, 2011|
|In a desperate attempt to destroy Earth, Cell begins to self-destruct. With mere seconds left, Goku says goodbye to his son and teleports himself and Cell to King Kai's planet, the only safe place he could think of. Upon arrival, Cell finally explodes, destroying the planet and killing everyone there. As Gohan and the rest of the Z Fighters are left on Earth to grieve, Goku and King Kai realize that Cell hasn't accompanied them to the Other World, and therefore must have survived the explosion. Using Goku's Instant Transmission technique, Cell returns to Earth, where he kills Trunks with a single blast through the chest, using his Full Power Death Beam. Cell then reveals that not only did his nucleus survive the explosion, but he was able to regenerate into his Perfect Form - and thanks to his Saiyan genetics, he is far stronger than ever before (Cell's Super Perfect Form). Enraged by the death of his son, Vegeta unleashes a furious barrage of ki blasts at Cell, but is easily defeated, and is only saved from certain death when Gohan intercepts Cell's blast and takes the full force of the attack. With Gohan injured and his left arm disabled, and nobody left to challenge Cell, Cell prepares one final Kamehameha to destroy Gohan and the Earth once and for all.|
|96||"Combine Our Power! The Mightiest Final Kamehameha" / "Combine Your Strength! The Final Kamehame-Ha!"
"Chikara Awasero! Saikyō Saigo no Kamehameha" (力合わせろ! 最強最後のかめはめ波)
|March 20, 2011||December 23, 2011|
|Super Perfect Cell continues to charge his Kamehameha, and reveals that not only has he gathered enough energy to destroy the Earth, but he also now has enough power to destroy the entire solar system with this blast. Cell also reveals that he will be able to use Instant Transmission to teleport away to safety before the blast detonates, allowing him to escape the Earth's destruction unscathed. Meanwhile, Vegeta apologizes to Gohan for his recklessness. As Gohan and the others watch on hopelessly, Goku contacts his son from the Other World via King Kai's telepathy and tells him that even in his injured state he has enough power to defeat Cell. Reinvigorated, Gohan prepares a final, one-handed Kamehameha to repel Cell's blast. As the two warriors struggle to overpower each other, Piccolo, Tien, Yamcha, and Krillin bombard Cell with ki blasts in a knowingly futile attempt to help, but are easily repelled. As Goku coaxes Gohan to release his full power against Cell, Vegeta returns to the battlefield and launches one final Big Bang Attack, which temporarily distracts Cell. Seeing the opportunity, Gohan finally releases his full strength, and Goku briefly returns from Other World to help boost Gohan's power. Together, they overpower Cell's blast, obliterating Cell and saving the Earth from destruction. Gohan has won and the Cell Games are finally over.|
|97||"Farewell with a Smile! Heading for New Days..." / "A Bittersweet Victory! Until We Meet Again!"
"Egao no Wakare! Atarashī Hibi e..." (笑顔の別れ! 新しい日々へ...)
|March 27, 2011||January 1, 2012|
|Following Cell's defeat, Gohan and the others return to Kami's Lookout. Mr. Satan, however, takes credit for defeating Cell, and the public celebrates Mr. Satan's "victory." At the Lookout, Dende heals Gohan of his injuries and then summons Shenron. The first wish is used to successfully revive everyone killed by Cell, including Trunks. However, Goku cannot be revived, as Shenron has already brought him back to life once before. Dende suggests they can use the Namekian dragon balls, but at that moment, Goku contacts them from Other World through King Kai once more. Goku claims that he wishes to remain dead, believing that the Earth will be safer without him attracting anymore villains there. With that, Goku bids his son and friends a final fond farewell. Krillin then asks Shenron to use the second wish to remove the bombs from inside Androids #17 and #18. The Z Fighters go their separate ways, and Gohan informs a heartbroken Chi-Chi of Goku's fate. The next day, Trunks bids farewell to everyone and begins his journey back to the future. As Trunks departs in his time machine, Gohan is seen smiling at his father's spirit in the sky.|
|98||"Bring Peace to the Future! Goku's Spirit is Eternal" / "Peace For the Future! The Spirit of Goku is Forever!"
"Mirai ni Heiwa o! Gokū no Tamashii yo Eien ni" (未来に平和を! 悟空の魂よ永遠に)
|N/A||February 8, 2013|
Trunks returns to the future and is reunited with Bulma. As tranquility seems to return, the androids are attacking again. Trunks saves an elderly man from being killed by Androids #17 and #18. Thanks to his training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Trunks easily destroys the two androids. Three years later, Trunks prepares to head back into the past to tell everyone of his victory. However, there is still one more android to stop: Cell, in his Imperfect Form. After a brief fight, Trunks launches Cell into the air and destroys him with ease as well. Peace is finally restored to the future timeline. Back in the present, Goku begins his new "life" in the Other World.This episode was originally scheduled to air in Japan on March 27, 2011 as the 98th episode, but Fuji TV postponed the airing of this episode and several other television programs, to air news coverage on the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was eventually released as an "extra" episode on Blu-ray and DVD in Japan on August 2, 2011, and in North America on June 5, 2012.
Season 5: Buu Saga (2014)
On November 11, 2012, Mayumi Tanaka, the Japanese voice actor for Krillin and Yajirobe, announced that she and the rest of the cast are recording for more episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai. She stated that the show will not air in Japan, but will continue overseas. On April 24, 2013, voice actors Sean Schemmel and Kyle Hebert, the English Dub voices of Goku and Gohan, announced that they've started recording for these episodes. In November 2013, when questioned about it on their Facebook page, it was stated by Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment that the Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai should be released sometime in 2014, as they are just waiting on dubs to be finished.
DVD and Blu-ray release
Region 1 (North America)
March 15, 2012 (re-release)
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