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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 twentieth anniversary.[1] It began broadcasting on Fuji Television on April 5, 2009.[2] It features remastered high definition picture, sound, and special effects as well as a re-recorded voice track by most of the original cast.[3] 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 original Dragon Ball manga will be left out in Kai, thus reducing the total episode count [4] to the point that the "Cell" arc is now planned to end on episode 98.[5]

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.[6] The second ending theme, starting 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.[7] Although the story footage is taken from existing material, the opening and closing sequences were made from scratch using different animation methods.[8] The first DVD and Blu-ray Disc compilation was released on September 18, 2009,[9][10] with individual volumes releasing monthly as well as Blu-ray box sets.[11]

In 2010, Funimation Entertainment licensed the series for an English-language release in North America.[12][13] Soon after, Nicktoons announced that the series would be broadcasting on their channel, and the series made its U.S. premiere on May 24, 2010.[14] Funimation's dub of Kai features most of the voice actors from their in-house dub of Dragon Ball Z, along with several re-casts, as well as a more faithful adaptation of the Japanese dialogue and episode titles than their previous dub. In addition to Nicktoons, Kai also began airing on The CW's Toonzai programming block on August 14, 2010.[15]

Episode list

No. Translated title/Dub title Original airdate American airdate
1 Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son 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[16] May 24, 2010[17]
The episode 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 Tenkaichi Budokai, 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. 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 Master Roshi's 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[16] May 24, 2010[17]
The stranger says 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. He then asks Goku to join them in exterminating the population of Earth, taking Gohan hostage when Goku refuses. Piccolo appears and offers to help him 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 Saiyans are even stronger than him.
3 A Life-or-Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Ferocious Suicide 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[16] May 25, 2010[17]
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 he 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 Makankosappo technique on Raditz, killing him as well as Goku. Before he succumbs to his wound, Raditz tells his enemies that the other Saiyans will be on Earth within a year. Bulma, Krillin, and Master Roshi arrive to witness Goku's death.
4 Run in the Next World, Son Goku! The Million-Kilo-Long Serpentine Road
"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[16] May 25, 2010[17]
Kami takes Goku along with his body to the afterlife. Bulma takes Raditz's scouter in order to repair it and find Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu. Piccolo takes Gohan into his custody and flies off, intending to train the boy in the martial-arts. In the afterlife, Kami arranges for Goku to be allowed to travel to King Kai via the Snake Way. While Goku starts his journey along the 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 and demonstrates to Gohan the power that the boy possesses by throwing him 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[16] May 26, 2010[17]
Gohan's training begins. After a length of time spent alone on a mountaintop, Gohan sees the moon, which causes him to transform into a Great Ape. Rather than let him rampage unchecked, Piccolo destroys the moon, making any further transformations impossible, and removes his 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! Kaio-sama's Playful Trials
"Tadori Tsuita Shūten! Kaiō-sama 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[16] May 26, 2010[17]
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 decides to begin training the boy personally. Meanwhile, Goku has arrived at the end of Snake Way, meeting King Kai on his planet, which, despite its small size, is 10 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 him to catch his monkey, Bubbles. Having Bubbles run around his planet, Goku must chase after the monkey; a difficult task for him due to the planet's heavy gravity.
7 The Battle With 10-Times Gravity! Goku, Your Training is a Race
"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[16] May 27, 2010[17]
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, Shenron! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth
"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[16] May 27, 2010[17]
King Kai tests Goku's ability to create a Spirit Bomb with a large brick as a target, and 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, through King Kai, sends a telepathic message to Master Roshi to use the dragon balls to resurrect him. 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. The next day, the Saiyans Nappa and Vegeta land on Earth to begin their search for the dragon balls.
9 Yamucha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibaimen
"Yamucha Funtō! Osoru Beshi Saibaiman" (ヤムチャ奮闘!おそるべし栽培マン)
May 31, 2009[16] June 1, 2010[17]
Vegeta and Nappa emerge from their two space pods and Nappa wipes out East City with a single blast. They then fly off towards the island where Piccolo and Gohan are in search of the dragon balls. Krillin arrives first, and the three face off with Vegeta and Nappa. Piccolo learns for the first time that he is a Namekian 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. Tien faces-off first against a Saibaman. Tien overpowers the Saibaman but before he's able to finish it off, Vegeta destroys it as incentive to the remaining five. Next, Yamcha decides to fight in place of Krillin, but the Saibaman latches onto him and self-destructs, killing Yamcha.
10 Sit Tight, Chaozu! Tenshinhan's Screaming Kikoho
"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[16] June 2, 2010[17]
Nappa faces off against the Z Fighters and proves to be a formidable opponent. During his 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. The Saiyans soon learn of their trump card and scoffs at the notion until Krillin informs the duo of Goku's special training. Intrigued by the possibility of Goku's increased strength, Vegeta issues a three-hour reprieve to wait for Goku to arrive.
11 Will Son Goku Be 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[16] June 3, 2010[17]
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 his power level is now far greater than before, Vegeta orders Nappa to kill the remaining Z Fighters, including Piccolo, claiming that they can later go to Planet Namek and use the Namekian dragon balls. 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!
"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[16] June 7, 2010[17]
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 burly Nappa's power, it quickly becomes clear that Goku is the superior fighter. Realizing this, Vegeta finally decides to step into the fight.
13 This is the Kaio-ken! The Critical Battle of 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[16] June 8, 2010[17]
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 breaking his back. 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 2x Kaio-ken isn't enough to defeat his opponent. He then decides to break his promise to King Kai and use the 3x Kaio-ken.
14 The Impact of the Kamehameha! Vegeta's Tenacious 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[16] June 9, 2010[17]
Goku powers up with the 3x Kaio-ken and attacks Vegeta with his increased power and speed. Vegeta is filled with rage as he's realizes 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 4x Kaio-ken. Vegeta then searches for the moon to transform into a Great Ape and increase his attributes. Realizing it has been destroyed, Vegeta releases a ball of ki that simulates the moon and transforms into a Great Ape. 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
"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[16] June 10, 2010[17]
Firming his resolve, Goku tries to create a Spirit Bomb, but the Great Ape Vegeta attacks Goku the instant he finishes gathering ki. He manages to wound Vegeta's eye in his battered state, but he ends up with Vegeta trying to crush him in his hand. 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 it with his sword. After returning to his original form, Vegeta angrily bouts with Gohan, who is reluctant at first to fight 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
"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[16] June 14, 2010[17]
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, he 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. 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 he lands, 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 him off.
17 Dawn of the Fierce Battle... The Star of Hope Is Piccolo's Homeland[18]
"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[16] June 15, 2010[17]
Before Krillin deals the final blow to Vegeta, Goku intercedes. He asks Krillin to allow Vegeta to live, as he wishes to train harder and challenge him again. Krillin reluctantly agrees and Vegeta leaves Earth. Master Roshi, Bulma, Chi-Chi, and Korin fly to where Goku, Gohan, and Krillin are. They gather 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
"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[16] June 16, 2010[17]
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, thinking she's pressed the button that will have it fly towards them, instead 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 with Gohan and Krillin deciding to accompany her on her journey to Planet Namek in search for the dragon balls.
19 A Formidable New Enemy! Emperor of the Universe, Frieza
"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[16] June 17, 2010[17]
While on their journey to Namek, Gohan and Krillin practice image training. Meanwhile, Vegeta has landed on Planet Frieza No. 79, and after being revived, heads to Namek to collect the dragon balls once Kui tells him Frieza is currently there. 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 reassures them 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 spacepod shortly after. Vegeta is not too thrilled to find out Zarbon and Dodoria are also accompanying Frieza.
20 Rebellion Against Frieza! Vegeta, Burning with 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[16] June 21, 2010[17]
Frieza continues to collect the Namekian dragon balls, while Vegeta 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, Goku is completely healed, thanks to Korin's new batch of senzu beans, and he prepares to journey towards Namek himself.
21 Protect the Dragon Balls! The Namekian Offensive
"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[16] June 22, 2010[17]
Goku arrives at Capsule Corp. where Dr. Briefs has prepared a spaceship for him to travel to Namek in six days, as well as train. Goku begins to train at 20x 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
"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[16] June 23, 2010[17]
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, who is soon after 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
"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[16] June 24, 2010[17]
Zarbon wonders why Dodoria hasn't returned, but Frieza is unconcerned. Vegeta, using his new earthbound abilities, 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, a giant Namekian fish appears, giving Vegeta the thought that it was the source of ki he detected. 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
"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[16] June 28, 2010[17]
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 tells Goku that Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu, and Piccolo have arrived at his 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.
25 Kuririn's Power-Up! Frieza Foreboding's Squirming
"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[16] June 29, 2010[17]
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 Namekians. The Elder speaks with them about the dragon balls, his ailing health, and the need for help to his Namekian children. He reads Krillin's past through telepathy where he learns of the history of Kami; of how Piccolo is the evil shed from Kami in order for Kami to become a god. He also learns that Krillin's intentions are pure, and that he has dormant power; which he awakens. Krillin's power increases dramatically and he asks the Elder if Gohan can have his dormant power awakened, to which the Elder replies yes. Meanwhile, Zarbon reports to Frieza saying how he defeated Vegeta, even though he didn't find his corpse. Frieza condemns him when he thinks Vegeta has a dragon ball hidden, so he sends Zarbon to retrieve him and bring him back to the ship to heal. Zarbon finds Vegeta and places him in a rejuvenation tank inside Frieza's spaceship. Frieza has a preminition of losing to a Saiyan, but not Vegeta.
26 The Conspiracy Completely Shatters! Vegeta's Counterattack vs. Zarbon
"Kudake Chire Inbō! Gyakushū no Bejīta VS Zābon" (砕け散れ陰謀!逆襲のベジータVSザーボン)
October 4, 2009[16] June 30, 2010[17]
Krillin arrives back at the Capsule House with a dragon ball that the Grand Elder had given him. Unfortunately, Vegeta and Zarbon have followed him, and quickly take to battling to decide who will be taking it. Meanwhile, Gohan heads toward the village Vegeta attacked, discovering that there is still a dragon ball there. Eventually, Zarbon (even in his powered-up state) is killed by Vegeta, and Gohan locates the dragon ball and begins heading back.
27 A Hair-Trigger Pinch! 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[16] July 1, 2010[17]
Krillin surrenders his dragon ball to Vegeta after Zarbon is killed, knowing he doesn't stand a chance against him. 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 will be arriving shortly and Goku continues his training at intense gravity levels.
28 The Super Decisive Battle Draws Near! The Ginyu Special-Squad Has Arrived!
"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[16] July 7, 2010[17]
Krillin takes Gohan to see the Grand Elder to have his inner power released. However, Vegeta senses them while flying toward the tower, and confronts them. Nail informs the trio of a powerful force approaching the planet. Vegeta knows it is the Ginyu Force, Frieza's five most elite henchmen. Reluctantly, Gohan and Krillin agree to use the dragon balls to make Vegeta immortal so that he can defeat them easier. They rush to retrieve the Dragon Ball they left with Bulma, and meanwhile, the Ginyu Force lands on the planet and meets up with Frieza. Meanwhile, Goku completes his training at 100x Earth's gravity on the way to Namek and discovers his results are much greater than he anticipated.
29 The Special-Squad's Frontline Man! Break Gurudo's Spell
"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[16] July 8, 2010[17]
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 proving that they are no easy match for him, Guldo paralyzes the two with his ESP. 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
"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[16] July 14, 2010[17]
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 taking any pain. Gohan and Krillin enter battle after Vegeta becomes too badly injured to continue fighting, but quickly find themselves beaten and outclassed by the hulking Ginyu Force member as well. Meanwhile, 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 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
"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[16] July 15, 2010[17]
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.
32 Star Performer's Entry!? Commander Ginyu vs. Son 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[16] July 21, 2010[17]
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 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!?
"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[16] July 22, 2010[17]
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. After the Grand Elder unlocks Dende's hidden powers and sends him off to meet the Earthlings, Nail begins battling Frieza. 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 took the dragon balls to. 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[16] July 28, 2010[17]
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, while Vegeta gets a fresh suit of armor. 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. 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, boasting that he is close to becoming a Super Saiyan.
35 A Great Turnabout for Goku?! Super Shenlong, Come Out Right Now!
"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[16] July 29, 2010[17]
After killing Jeice, Vegeta sets his sights on Ginyu (still in Goku's body). Vegeta effortlessly pummels Ginyu, and an attempt by Ginyu to get Vegeta's body is thwarted by Goku who intercedes, leaving Ginyu back to his original body and Goku in his. Ginyu tries again to switch with Vegeta, but Goku throws a Namekian frog in the path, leaving Ginyu in the frog's body. With the Ginyu Force completely defeated, Vegeta places Goku in a rejuvenation tank inside Frieza's spaceship, gives battle armor to Krillin and Gohan, then falls asleep. Meanwhile, Nail continues to fight Frieza to stall for time. Nail eventually reveals this to Frieza after realizing he will never last if he continues and the enraged tyrant immediately charges back towards his spaceship. Krillin, Gohan, and Dende take the dragon balls away from the ship and summon Porunga, the Eternal Dragon of Namek.
36 An Enraged Frieza Approaches! Porunga... Please 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[16] September 6, 2010[17]
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. Vegeta eventually awakens and learns he's been duped, but before he can use the final wish to become immortal, the Grand Elder passes away and the Namekian dragon balls become useless. 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! Frieza's One Million Fighting Power
"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[16] October 20, 2010[17]
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 his horn.
38 Frieza Bares His Fangs! Gohan's Transcendent Power Attacks
"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[16] October 21, 2010[17]
After impaling Krillin, Frieza ejects 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. 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 - 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 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[16] October 27, 2010[17]
Armed with the combined power of 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 he removes his weighted 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 he may have a strategy that will allow him to defeat the tyrant.
40 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[16] October 28, 2010[17]
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. Dende has no interest in healing Vegeta (who harmed so many of his people), however, and instead heals Piccolo, who then 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. 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
"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[16] November 3, 2010[17]
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 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. Gohan attempts to help but is stopped by Piccolo, who claims he wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. However, just as all hope seems lost, Goku emerges from the rejuvenation tank inside Frieza's spaceship; fully recovered and with his power once again increased beyond his expectations.
42 Defeat Frieza, Son Goku! The Proud Vegeta's Tears
"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[16] November 4, 2010[17]
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 arrives at the battlefield, and surprisingly, Frieza finds his appearance very familiar (this is because he resembles his father Bardock, who lead a lonely last stand in attempt to save Planet Vegeta). When Vegeta mocks Frieza, claiming that Goku really is a Super Saiyan, the tyrant blasts him through the heart, giving him just seconds to live. Before his death, Vegeta informs Goku that Frieza was responsible for the destruction of the entire Saiyan race, begging him to defeat the tyrant and avenge their people. Goku then makes a grave and buries Vegeta, setting his sights on Frieza himself - preparing for his toughest battle yet.
43 Son Goku vs. Frieza! The Curtain Opens on the Super Decisive Battle!
"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[16] November 10, 2010[17]
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 our hero and the tyrant 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 afterlife. At one point during the battle, Goku is able to take advantage of Frieza's inability to sense another's presence, but Frieza counters this by trapping Goku in an exploding ball of energy that nearly kills our hero. 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 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[16] November 11, 2010[17]
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 10x Kaio-ken. Meanwhile, Bulma meets Captain Ginyu (still in a Namekian frog's body), and gets her body stolen. The two of them 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 Kaio-ken! A Kamehameha with Everything on the Line
"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[16] November 17, 2010[17]
Ginyu tries to steal Piccolo's body, but is foiled by Gohan who throws the frog body back in the way, restoring he and Bulma back to the way they were. 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 20x Kaio-ken alongside a massive Kamehameha against Frieza. However, even this is not enough to defeat the tyrant, and the use of the 20x 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, he stands his ground as Frieza lunges at him.
46 This Is the Last Trump Card! Goku's Extra-Large Genki Dama
"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[16] November 18, 2010[17]
Despite his renewed confidence, Goku realizes he still has no chance of victory against Frieza, who remains to be 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. As he tries to concentrate, Frieza continues to pummel him. Piccolo decides to intervene, taking what energy Gohan and Krillin have left. 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!
"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[16] November 27, 2010[17]
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 his body to explode from the inside, killing him. Enraged by the sacrifice of his former rival and the loss of his best friend, Goku undergoes a radical transformation in which his eyes turn green, his hair turns a golden color, 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!
"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[16] November 27, 2010[17]
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 finally come true - the legendary Super Saiyan has 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
"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[16] December 16, 2010[17]
Frieza's attack 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, wishing to defeat the tyrant at his best. Meanwhile, Gohan drops off the injured Piccolo at Goku's spaceship and goes to find and pick up Bulma, succeeding just seconds before she is crushed to death by fallen rocks.
50 Do-or-Die Full Power of Frieza! Shenlong, Heed This 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[16] December 16, 2010[17]
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 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 (whose natural death was hastened just slightly by all the suffering Frieza had caused his planet), 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[16] TBA
Shenron succeeds in resurrecting everyone killed by Frieza and his henchmen on Namek (including Vegeta and Dende), 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 and use the final wish to teleport everyone on Namek to Earth except Frieza. However, Goku requests that he remain on Namek as well, so he can finish Frieza for good. 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
"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[16] TBA
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.
53 The Final Blow, Son Goku... Planet Namek Scatters Throughout Space
"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[16] TBA
On Earth, the Grand Elder passes away again, but before his death, he gives his power to one of his eldest sons, making him the new Grand Elder. 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. 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 it.
54 Goku Vanishes in Space... Return to Life! 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[16] TBA
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. 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 afterlife. 130 days later, the Namekian dragon balls are re-active, and the first two wishes are used to successfully revive Krillin, but it is revealed that Goku is 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 Namekians (minus Piccolo) 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
"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[16] TBA
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 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[16] TBA
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
"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[16] TBA
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 die from a heart virus six months before their assault. Trunks then supplies Goku with a heart antidote that Future Bulma made for him, instructing him to take it when the virus attacks him. 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
"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[16] TBA
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 Planet 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 that Trunks informed Goku where the androids will begin their attack.
59 The Pair Who Don't Leave a Trace! The Artificial Humans 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[16] TBA
The Z Fighters (plus Bulma with a young Trunks) gather at the island in anticipation of the androids' attack. However, as the time approaches, Gohan reasons that due to being artificial humans, their enemies have no readable ki and can therefore only be found visually. The fighters then descend into the nearby city to search out their enemies. After a period of searching, Yamcha becomes the first victim of the androids, after being impaled and having his energy absorbed by Android #20. 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
"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[16] TBA
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, the three of them (Yamcha, 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 analyse Goku's fighting techniques and developments in strength, all in an attempt to exact revenge on Goku for destroying the Red Ribbon Army. As a battles ensues between Super Saiyan Goku and Android #19, it becomes evident that Goku is losing the upper hand, especially once the android absorbs the ki from Goku's Kamehameha. Gohan then reveals that Goku never became sick from the heart virus (as was predicted by Trunks), and that it seems to have affected him six months later than planned. As Goku struggles to fight, the android prepares to finish the battle by absorbing Goku's remaining energy.
61 No Chance of Victory Against #19! Super Vegeta Arrives Late
"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[16] TBA
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 away from the battlefield. 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 transformation was triggered by the desire to protect his friends and family, Vegeta's was triggered purely by the desire to become stronger, as well as his anger at being surpassed by Goku. The battle then begins, and it's clear that Vegeta has the edge over Android #19. Even the android's energy absorption attack proves futile, as Vegeta tears off the android's arms, making the technique impossible to use. As the android runs 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 fighters.
62 Piccolo's Assault! The Missing #20 and the Future Gone Askew
"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[16] TBA
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, Android #20 emerges from his hiding place, only to absorb Vegeta's blast and run away before Vegeta can catch up. He 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 recognise Android #20. Realising that he has no chance of victory, Android #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!
"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[16] TBA
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 Android #20 may actually be the androids' creator, Doctor Gero, who has seemingly converted himself into one as well. The group then plan to find the lab and destroy the androids before Doctor 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. Meanwhile, Piccolo, Krillin and Tien split up and search the mountains where Dr Gero's lab is rumoured to be located, while Gohan takes Bulma, baby Trunks and Yajrobe to Goku. 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
"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[16] TBA
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 Doctor Gero has already awakened Androids #17 and #18. Although initially appearing loyal, the duo demonstrate their independence when Android #17 destroys Gero's remote, ensuring that he cannot deactivate them should they disobey him, and Android #18 attempts to activate Android #16 - a fully mechanical model deemed a failure by Dr. Gero. Android #17 then kills Doctor 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 Android #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 Android #16 refuses to fight, Android #18 steps up to face Vegeta.
65 A Cute Face and Super Power?! #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[16] TBA
Android #18 fights with Vegeta in Super Saiyan mode and wins easily. First Trunks tries to help Vegeta but gets taken down with one hit and the others also get beaten down effortlessly, except Krillin who stays behind and watches the horror. After the fight, Androids #16,#17,#18 leave but before they do #18 kisses Krillin on the cheek. Krillin then goes and feeds everyone Senzu Beans. Trunks explains how these androids are much stronger than the ones back in his world. Vegeta flies off in anger having being beaten.
66 The Time has Come to Become One Again… Piccolo's Decision for Ultimate Power!
"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[16] TBA
Trunks explains how the Androids back in his world were different. The Androids in this world were much more stronger but they seem to be less cruel and also there wasn't an Android #16. Piccolo flies off to try and convince Kami to fuse with Piccolo as it is the only way to stop the androids however Kami believes that the androids are not all that evil and that the only reason they battled against them was because they fought with them 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
"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[16] TBA
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!
"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[16] TBA
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
"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[16] TBA
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 to detect ki readings Frieza, Vegeta, and Goku (even as he sleeps just meters away). Krillin and Trunks head toward Gingertown, where Piccolo and the monster begin fighting. Piccolo has the advantage, but it surprised when the monster uses his own Makankosappo 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! The Artificial Human Cell Attacks
"Esukēpu senjutsu, Taiyoken! Jinzōningen Seru kōgeki" (渦巻く策略、太陽拳!人造人間セルを追え)
August 29, 2010[16] TBA
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, and Frieza's--as a project started by Dr. Gero and continued for 20 years by his computer. Cell furthermore reveals that by absorbing Androids 17 and 18, he will achieve his "perfect form." With the Androids destroyed in his own timeline, he was forced to travel to the present one in Trunks' time machine. Having learned Cell's identity and intentions, Piccolo regenerates his arm (deservedly calling Cell an idiot...) 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, 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!
"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[16] TBA
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. On his way back to Kame House, Krillin discovers Cell chasing down a woman and her young daughter. He takes Cell on in a fray involving the Solar Flare technique and an aerial battle atop an airplane. Cell easily gains the upper hand, but flees the battle when he spots Piccolo and Tien about to arrive. Several days go by, during which Piccolo and the others are unable to locate Cell. Chi-Chi and Master Roshi start hearing thunderous booms on their island, and rush to the window to find a fully recovered Goku launching energy blasts into the horizon. The three share a joyous moment before Goku turns serious and states that he'd fair 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
"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[16] TBA
Goku uses his Instant Transmission technique to take Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks with him to the Room of Spirit and Time. The room only has a capacity of two so Goku allows Vegeta and Trunks to go in first. Goku explains a years worth of training in that room is actually only one day in the outside world. When Trunks and Vegeta step inside the room, all they see is a vast amount of nothingness. While this is going on, the Androids arrive at Master Roshi's house and ask for Goku's whereabouts. Piccolo refuses to tell them which results in a fight between Piccolo and Android #17. Piccolo overpowers Android #17 and tries to finish him off but Android #17 manages to dodge the attack. Back at the Room of Spirit and Time, Vegeta and Trunks are due to be coming out of the room any second now which will reveal if it is possible to go beyond a Super Saiyan.
73 This is the Power of a Super-Namekian! #17 vs. Piccolo!
"Kore ga Sūpā Namekku-seijin no Chikara! Jūnana Gō Tai Pikkoro" (これは、超星人のパワーです!いいえ、17対ピッコロ!)
September 19, 2010[16] TBA
Bulma is hard at work trying to figure out Dr.Gero's prints meanwhile Piccolo and Android #17 are fighting each other. After Android #17 gets serious it turns out that he and Piccolo are evenly matched. Cell senses them 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 starts bringing it over. Android #17 states that since his stamina 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 Room of Spirit and Time.
74 Run #17! Piccolo, A Battle for Suicidal Resistance
"Nigero Jūnana Gō! Pikkoro, Seikatsu no Tame no Tatakai" (ラン17号!ピッコロ、生活のための戦い)
September 26, 2010[16] TBA
At Chi-Chi's suggestion, Krillin leaves 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 Kame House, as well, to help Piccolo on the battlefield. Meanwhile, Android #17 refuses to heed Piccolo's warnings about Cell. Piccolo tries to ward off Cell, but Cell has become too powerful and blasts point-blank through Piccolo's chest before tossing his body into the sea.
75 Unmeasured Power! The Silent Warrior #16, Makes his Move
"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[16] TBA
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 #17. Cell takes on a new 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 #18 can escape.
76 Tenshinhan's Do-or-Die Shin Kikoho! Save Your Brother-in-Arms, Son 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[16] TBA
To Goku and Gohan's great concern, Tien repeatedly uses his Tri-Beam technique, drastically draining his ki in order to hold Cell down while Androids #18 and #16 escape. Tien eventually runs out of ki and collapses, at the mercy of a furious Cell. Unwillingly to wait idly at Kami's lookout, Goku uses Instant Transmission to come to Tien's aid. While confronting Cell, Goku also notices that Piccolo is still alive, and rescues the two fallen fighters with Instant Transmission. Shortly afterward, Trunks and Vegeta emerge from the Room of Spirit and Time, stating that they have successfully surpassed the level of Super Saiyan. They leave to confront Cell, while Goku and Gohan prepare to enter the Room of Spirit and Time for their own training. Meanwhile, Cell begins destroying islands in a bid to make Android #18 show herself.
77 Super Saiyan Surpassed! The Daring Vegeta Strikes 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[16] TBA
Cell continues to destroy islands until only one remains, on which Androids #18 and #16 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 enter the Room of Spirit and Time, where Goku states that he will not only make Gohan a Super Saiyan, but that he will make Gohan stronger than even himself.
78 The Surging Resentment of Cell! Kuririn, Destroy #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[16] TBA
Goku continues to train Gohan, who is still trying to achieve Super Saiyan form. Meanwhile, Vegeta effortlessly pushes Cell around and inflicts significant damage. When Cell's Gallick Gun has no effect on Vegeta, he realizes that he will not be able to absorb Android #18. Enraged, Cell goes on about how if he was able to absorb Android #18 then he would become his perfect form and be able to defeat Vegeta easily. He attempts to persuade Vegeta into letting him absorb Android #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 decides not to destroy Android #18 by stomping on the controller.
79 And So the Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst... Cell Attacks #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[16] TBA
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 Androids #18 and #16 as well as 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 blind everyone via the Solar Flare technique, absorb Android #18, and achieve his perfect form.
80 The Tables Have Turned! Perfect Form Cell, Finally Goes into Action
"Keisei Gyakuten! Kanzentai Seru, Tsui ni Shidō" (形勢逆転!完全体セル、ついに始動)
November 7, 2010[16] TBA
Gohan asks Goku to be serious in his training so he transforms into a Super Saiyan and uses a Kamehameha on Gohan. Gohan thinks of all the times he has let his friends down and gets angry, resulting into him also turning into a Super Saiyan. At first, Vegeta disregards Cell's Perfect Form as nothing special and he is just the same as before. Meanwhile Krillin is angry for letting Cell absorb Android #18, so he charges towards Cell and attempts to attack him by using his Kienzan technique, but the attack has no effect whatsoever. Cell then easily 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 it secret from him due to his 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
"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[16] TBA
Desperate to kill Cell, Vegeta resorts to using his ultimate attack 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 he 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 right.
82 Super Power Awakening! Trunks Surpasses his Father
"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[16] TBA
Trunks and Cell seem to be evenly matched at first but after a while Trunks' attack cease to hit Cell so Trunks decides to power up even more but he is still unable to connect his attacks to hit Cell. Goku manages to power up to the same level of power as Trunks but decides not to use that form because in order to achieve that form, even though great power is gained, Goku concluded the decrease in speed is too much (due to the large muscles) and having power but not being able to hit your opponent is useless so he decides to opt for his normal Super Saiyan form. This turns out to be the same reason why Trunks cannot defeat Cell. Cell learns that Goku is training to defeat him so in order to waste time he decides to hold a martial arts tournament where anyone can enter to fight him.
83 The TV Has Been Hijacked! A Live Broadcast of the Cell Games Press Conference
"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[16] TBA
When Krillin and Vegeta arrive Trunks informs everyone of the Tenkaichi Tournament 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 house to go there too to meet up. After Cell finishes making his tournament then he heads off to a news station to broadcast his message via television announcing details about his tournament the Cell Games and 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?!
"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[16] TBA
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. 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 Hyperbolic 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 to Kame House and greet their remaining friends.
85 An Interrupted Rest! The Self-Defense Army, Launches a General Offensive Against Cell
"Yaburareta Kyūsoku! Bōeigun, Seru ni Sōkougeki" (破られた休息!防衛軍、セルに総攻撃)
December 12, 2010[16] TBA
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 (as they disappeared since they fused together). 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 find King Kai so he can find the Namekians.
86 A New God! The Dragon Balls are Finally Revived
"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[16] TBA
After getting help from King Kai in locating the planet where the Namekians are staying, Goku travels there 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 use two wishes. During the the ten days leading up to the Cell Games, Goku searches for the newly awakened dragon balls, Vegeta and the others finish their training and a martial arts champion, Hercule, steps up to fight 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
"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[8] TBA


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