Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 09 Review

Episode 9, "Yamcha's Hard Struggle! The Terrifying Saibamen"

Synopsis: Vegeta and Nappa, now on Earth, use their scouters to find the two strongest ki on the planet- Piccolo and Gohan. Kururin joins them just as the Saiyans find them. Nappa plants strange creatures called Saibamen. Tenshinhan, Chouzu, and Yamcha arrive, and they decide to each go one-on-one with the six creatures. Tenshinhan easily defeats his opponent, which Vegeta finishes off to motivate the others. Yamcha seemingly defeats his, but it recovers and grabs onto him, self-destructing. The blast kills Yamcha, angering Kururin, who prepares an attack of his own.

Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 08 Review

Episode 8, "Come Forth, Shenron! The Saiyan Finally Arrive On Earth"


Synopsis: On the last day of training on Kaio's planet, Goku practices the Genki Dama (Spirit Bomb) attack and contacts Master Roshi to tell him to use the Dragon Balls to ressurect him. Master Roshi summons Shenron and Goku is wished back to life. As he heads back to Earth, however, the Saiyans arrive.


Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 07 Review

Episode 7, "Battle with 10-Fold Gravity! Goku, Your Training is a Footrace"


Synopsis: Goku, wearing his weighted clothing, chases Bubbles across Kaio-sama's planet, eventually catching him. Meanwhile, Piccolo trains Gohan in battle. Kururin, Tenshinhan, Chouzu, Yamcha, and Yajirobe continue to train at Kami's palace. Back at Kaio's planet, Kaio gives Goku a new test: to hit his grasshopper friend Gregory with a heavy mallet. Goku manages to complete this task, prompting Kaio to begin Goku's real training.


Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 06 Review

Episode 6, "Finally Reached the End! The Strange Exam of Kaio-sama"


Synopsis: Time passes, and little Gohan has grown acostumed in living in the wilderness, prompting Piccolo to start his formal battle training. Meanwhile, Goku reaches the end of Snake Way, and a small little planetoid with extremely high gravity, the home of the word pun-loving Kaio-sama. Requesting training from him, Goku's first task is to adjust to the planet's gravity by catching Kaio's monkey friend, Bubbles.


Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 05 Review

Episode 5, "Wilderness Survival! The Moon Awakens Son Gohan"


Synopsis: Piccolo leaves Gohan in the wilderness to survive on his own for six months, much to the child's distress. Kami contemplates on the change in Piccolo and his pending death. Goku continues down Snake Way, nearly falling off and discovering that below lies a whirlpool to Hell. Master Roshi informs Chi-Chi and Ox King of the current situation. Gohan transforms when he gets a glance of the full moon, but Piccolo destroys the moon and removes his tail to prevent it from happening again.


Dragon Ball Z Kai- Episode 04 Review

Episode 4, "Run in the Afterlife, Son Goku! The One Million Kilometer Snake Road"



Synopsis: After Goku passes away, his body disappears from the mortal plane, so that Kami can convince King Yemma to let him train with Kaio-sama (I should just go with "King Kai", right?). Bulma takes the scouter from Raditz's body to adjust to find Yamcha and the others. Piccolo takes Gohan off to train for the oncoming threat of the Saiyans while Goku is approved to train under Kaio. Piccolo demonstrates Gohan's hidden power and Goku begins down Snake Road.


Dragon Ball Z Kai - Episode 03 Review

Episode 3, "A Battle with Their Lives on the Line! Goku and Piccolo's Fierce Suicidal Attack!" *****SPOILERS***** Synopsis: Goku and Piccolo attack Raditz, who proves to be more than a match for the both of them. Piccolo attempts a new attack, but Goku is unable to keep him distracted long enough for it to work. Beaten, Goku is surprised when Gohan bursts from Raditz's pod and headbutts Raditz, injuring him. Goku grabs Raditz and holds him so Piccolo can attack, and Piccolo's beam attack pierces the brothers. Piccolo brags about the Dragon Balls to a dying Raditz, who transmits the conversation to his colleagues on another planet. Goku passes away as Kururin and the others arrive.

Dragon Ball Z Kai - Episode 02 Review

Episode 2, "The enemy is Goku's older brother?! The secret of the Saiyans, strongest of warriors"

* ****SPOILERS***** Synopsis: The armored man, whose name is Raditz, and is Goku's brother, reveals that he and Goku are both part of a race of alien warriors called the Saiyans and Goku's real name is "Kakkarot". He insists that Goku accompany him to destroy a planet, and when Goku refuses, Raditz kidnaps little Gohan.

DBZ Kai Episode 01 Review

Episode 1, "The curtain opens on battle! Son Goku's back" *****SPOILERS***** Synopsis: A man named Son Goku, a young hero who was born "Kakkarot" on the planet Vegeta, home of the Saiyans, and was sent to Earth, visits his old friends on Kame Island. Along with him is his son, Son Gohan, named after the man who raised him. However, an armored man from space lands, looking for "Kakkarot", scaring even the demon Piccolo, and showing up before Goku and his friends. Comments: For those of you uninitiated to the world of Dragon Ball, this would probably come off as a pretty dizzying first episode, since they cram so much into it.

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