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Dragon Ball
First Aired: February 26th, 1986
Status: Ended
Air Time: Daily, 06:30 PM
Network: Fuji TV
Summary: Long ago in the mountains, a fighting master known as Gohan discovered a strange boy whom he named Goku. Gohan raised him and trained Goku in martial arts until he died. The young and very strong boy was on his own, but easily managed. Then one day, Goku met a teenage girl named Bulma, whose search for the dragon balls brought her to Goku's home. Together, they set off to find all seven dragon balls in an adventure that would change Goku's life forever. See how Goku met his life long friends Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, Master Roshi and more. And see his adventures as a boy, all leading up to Dragonball Z and later Dragonball GT.
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Season 5
Lost and Found
Episode 1: Lost and Found
Air Date: August 17th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: With Piccolo's reign of terror at an end, Goku has time to mend his wounds. As he heals he learns that there may be a way to revive his lost friends - a face to face meeting with the creator of the Dragonballs! The only problem is that the only way to get to the mysterious Kami is by using his Power Pole, and it's gone missing!
Temple Above the Clouds
Episode 2: Temple Above the Clouds
Air Date: August 24th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku finds his lost Power Pole and uses it to climb to Kami's temple in the sky. The only problem is that when he arrives he must face off against Kami's assistant Mr. Popo in a test of strength. Does Goku have what it takes to pass this test and earn a meeting with the mysterious Kami?
Earth's Guardian Emerges
Episode 3: Earth's Guardian Emerges
Air Date: August 31st, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku cannot defeat Mr. Popo, and thus, cannot see Kami! Goku decides to be trained by Popo. Kami eventually does reveal himself, and Goku is shocked to see he looks just like Piccolo(the logic!)! Kami tells Goku of how he split his good self from his bad in order to take the throne of Kami-sama, but because of it, Piccolo was created. Kami tells Goku that he can't bring the dead back to life... but Shenron can. He will be able to bring Shenron back to life to restore everyone.
Eternal Dragon Resurrected
Episode 4: Eternal Dragon Resurrected
Air Date: September 14th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: After Goku mistakes Kami for the villainous Piccolo it is time for the young warrior to begin his grueling three year training for the next World Martial Arts Tournament. In exchange for Goku's promise Kami agrees to revive the Eternal Dragon!
Quicker Than Lightning
Episode 5: Quicker Than Lightning
Air Date: September 21st, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku's first task under his new teacher is a death-defying mission to the top of Mount Rumble to fetch the legendary Sacred Crown. But the mystical artifact has a deadly secret! Goku will have to be quicker than lightning to accomplish this task alive!
Secret of the Woods
Episode 6: Secret of the Woods
Air Date: September 28th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Continuing his training, Goku follows Popo's instruction and enters the deep, dark woods. While searching for a worthy sparring partner, Goku stumbles across a surprising discovery hidden deep within the secluded labyrinth and finds help a most unexpected way!
The Time Room
Episode 7: The Time Room
Air Date: October 12nd, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku journeys through time, where he meets a young Master Roshi! But Roshi has a problem of his own his arch rival, Shen! While the two rivals battle for the affections of the same girl, Goku attempts a new power with the help of Master Mutaito.
Goku's Doll?
Episode 8: Goku's Doll?
Air Date: October 19th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it!? Goku learns this lesson the hard way when he asks Popo for the ultimate sparring partner to aid in his training. What he gets is the battle of his life! Meanwhile, Yamcha and the others continue their long journey to reach Korin's Tower, in hopes of receiving training from the wise Master.
Walking Their Own Ways
Episode 9: Walking Their Own Ways
Air Date: October 26th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Preparing for the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku gets some important training tips from Mr. Popo. Meanwhile, Tien, Yamcha, Chaiotzu and Krillin make their way to Korin's Tower for some training of their own. Unfortunately they are sidetracked by a village celebrating a mysterious festival to their mountain spirit. Once the mountain erupts it's up to our heroes to put a lid on the active volcano!
Hotter Than Lava
Episode 10: Hotter Than Lava
Air Date: November 2nd, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: While Goku continues his training, Tien, Yamcha, Chiaotzu and Krillin find themselves in a very hot situation! A remote village is threatened by an erupting volcano and it's up to the good guys to put a lid on it. The time has come to put their new training to the test!
Episode 11: Changes
Air Date: November 9th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Warriors the world over are lining up to compete as the World Martial Arts Tournament prepares to get under way. Unfortunately, all of Master Roshi's pupils are missing, including Goku. With the entry-deadline approaching, the competitive future of our heroes looks bleak, as does Roshi's patience.
Preliminary Peril
Episode 12: Preliminary Peril
Air Date: November 16th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: The World Martial Arts Tournament gets underway as Goku and the others compete in the exciting preliminary round. But the competition threatens to turn ugly when Goku gets a visit from an old adversary.
Battle of Eight
Episode 13: Battle of Eight
Air Date: November 23rd, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: The preliminary round continues as Goku, Yamcha, Krillin, and Tien battle one opponent after another in hopes of advancing to the semi-final round. Meanwhile, Master Roshi is confronted by an old rival.
Tien Shinhan vs Mercenary Tao
Episode 14: Tien Shinhan vs Mercenary Tao
Air Date: November 30th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: The match between Tien Shinhan and Mercenary Tao begins. Shen (the Crane hermit) is in the audience cheering for his brother Tao. Tien seems to be a lot stronger than Tao and tries to escort him out of the ring until Tao takes off one of his cybernetic hands revealing a knife. The announcer tells Tao that he is disqualified for using a weapon but Tao dosen`t lisen because he wants to kill Tien for deciding to join the Turtle Hermit`s students. Tien breaks the knife. Tao takes off his other hand revealing a cannon for his super Dodon ray. Tao shoots the super Dodon ray at Tien. Tien survives the ray easily by being able to destroy it. Tien punches Tao in the stomach. Tien gives Tao to Shen. Shen and Tao leave the tournament saying that the Turtle Hermit and his students won`t die in peace. And Goku and Anomounous`s match is about to begin.
Anonymous Proposal
Episode 15: Anonymous Proposal
Air Date: December 7th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku battles the unknown girl, who seems to be getting more and more angry at him. Eventually, she tells him why she's angry at him - Goku told her he'd marry her! After a funny scene in which Goku finally learns what getting married means, he tells her he doesn't even recall saying this to her. She then tells him that she'll tell him who she is, but only if he defeats her. With that said, Goku easilly knocks her out of the ring. Defeated, the girl reveals that she's Chi Chi(which Oolong already figured out). Goku then realizes that he did promise to marry her, but he admits that he always thought that ""married"" was some sort of food. Chi Chi is sad, but then is overjoyed when Goku proposes to her right in the ring. She then kisses him(which makes Krillin angry). Soon, the next battle begins - Ma Junior(Piccolo) vs. Krillin. The two seem to be even, but Piccolo decides to show Krillin some of his true strength...
The Mysterious Hero
Episode 16: The Mysterious Hero
Air Date: December 14th, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: With some difficulty, Junior defeats Krillin, even though it looked as though they were evenly matched. Then, Yamcha faces Hero, who is really Kami, using the human to defeat Piccolo Jr.. Does Yamcha have a chance?
Episode 17: Rematch
Air Date: December 21st, 1988, 06:30 PM
Summary: Hero starts by acting like a crazy man, however, Yamcha scratches to stay in the ring as Hero reveals his true abilityand identity. Goku and Tien Shinhan must fight one another in a friendly rematch to claim the last remaining spot for the semi-finals.
Goku Gains Speed
Episode 18: Goku Gains Speed
Air Date: January 11st, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: As the battle between Tien Shinhan and Goku rages, Goku unloads a heavy burden, one that may shift the balance in the extraordinary showdown. All eyes turn to Tien as an embarrassing moment spurs him to make a dangerous choice.
The Four Faces of Tien
Episode 19: The Four Faces of Tien
Air Date: January 18th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku has always been able to handle himself in the ring, but when his fight with Tien Shinhan turns into a war against an army, he finds himself in serious jeopardy. Tien's new technique may spell the end for our hero!
Kami vs Piccolo
Episode 20: Kami vs Piccolo
Air Date: January 25th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku is eager to fight Junior, but Kami fears his inexperience will be his downfall. Hero takes on Junior in the last round of the semi-finals, where his shocking agenda is revealed.
Battle for the Future
Episode 21: Battle for the Future
Air Date: February 1st, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku faces the ultimate test as he confronts his greatest nemesis in the final round of tournament. This time his fight is for more than the title. The future of the free world is at stake!
Super Kamehameha
Episode 22: Super Kamehameha
Air Date: February 8th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: The battle to save the planet continues as Goku tries to take down Junior in the final match of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. Goku has an ultimate weapon - The Super Kamehameha Wave. However, if he uses it to destroy Junior, Kami will be sacrificed, having been trapped inside Junior's stomach!
Junior no More
Episode 23: Junior no More
Air Date: February 15th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Junior reveals a startling secret that shocks the tournament. Goku finds himself facing a huge dilemma, as his fight for the championship becomes the fight for survival!
Goku's Trap
Episode 24: Goku's Trap
Air Date: February 22nd, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: As the exhausting battle between Goku and Junior continues, Goku avoids disaster by taking the battle within. Junior surprises all when he unveils a new threat!
Goku Hangs On
Episode 25: Goku Hangs On
Air Date: March 1st, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: The World Martial Arts Tournament begins to fall to pieces as Junior unveils a technique that not only threatens to destroy Goku, but his friends as well. Even the mighty Kami believes that there is no way for Goku to survive in this winner-take-all massacre!
The Victor
Episode 26: The Victor
Air Date: March 8th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: The end of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament finds Goku struggling for survival as Junior gets the upper hand, poised to take the Title and his life. Kami devises a way to rescue the young hero, but his plan calls for the ultimate sacrifice!
Dress in Flames
Episode 27: Dress in Flames
Air Date: March 15th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Eager to announce their wedding plans, Goku and Chi Chi return to her father's kingdom. The good news is short-lived when Ox King's castle goes up in flames! Goku embarks on a quest to find a sacred tool, which can save Ox King and his future with Chi Chi.
The Fire-Eater
Episode 28: The Fire-Eater
Air Date: March 22nd, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku and ChiChi's search for the Basho Fan leads them into the heart of a fiery volcano. Once inside, they must face a mighty creature that consumes flames - the Fire-Eater!
Outrageous Octagon
Episode 29: Outrageous Octagon
Air Date: April 5th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku's search for the Basho fan leads him to a treacherous mountain that has a strange curse. ChiChi is faced with the biggest mess of her life when she meets a mysterious old woman, while the Ox King tries to flee the raging fires that threaten to destroy his castle!
Mystery of the Dark World
Episode 30: Mystery of the Dark World
Air Date: April 12nd, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: After the Basho fan fails to put out the fire threatening the Ox King, Goku and ChiChi set out to find the Magical Furnace, believed to be the last hope for extinguishing the deadly blaze. But before they can complete their quest, Goku must solve the mystery of the Dark World.
The End, The Beginning
Episode 31: The End, The Beginning
Air Date: April 19th, 1989, 06:30 PM
Summary: Goku and Chi Chi must travel to Mt. Five Elements in a last ditch effort to save her father, the Ox King, from the deadly magical flames, which threaten to consume his kingdom. Before Goku can complete his quest, he must fan the flames of Fate and hope he doesn't get burned!