"The Saiyans Arrive!!"
Kanji サイヤ人来たる!!
Rōmaji Saiyajin Kitaru!!
Viz The Day of the Saiyans
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 18
Previous Chapter 212
Next Chapter 214
Arc Saiyan Arc
Japanese February 28, 1989
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ021 & DBZ022
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK008 & DBK009
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Saiyans Arrive!!" (サイヤ人来たる!!, Saiyajin Kitaru!!; Viz "The Day of the Saiyans") is the two hundred thirteenth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, and the nineteenth chapter of Part II of the manga.


The Saiyan space ships crash into the planet, and much to the surprise of everyone in the city, two men step out of them. At the same time, all the members of the Dragon Team sense the ki of these new invaders, surprised that the Saiyans have arrived so early. The taller Saiyan, Nappa, releases a powerful Shockwave that entirely destroys the Eastern Capital. The explosion is visible from across the planet, but the shorter Saiyan, Vegeta, lectures Nappa on damaging the resale value of the planet and potentially having destroyed a Dragon Ball.

They then begin to use their Scouters to seek out the highest power levels on the planet, surprised to see strength topping a thousand on Earth. Finding two powerful readings, Vegeta and Nappa head off towards the source — Gohan and Piccolo. The other members of the Dragon Team head off in their directon, hoping to be of assistance. On the news, the Saiyan attack is being broadcast, and Roshi, Bulma, Oolong, Puar, and Umigame are forced to remain helpless, unable to do anything and only wait for Gokū. At 12:20 PM, Kuririn arrives next to Gohan and Piccolo, and the Saiyans arrive only minutes after.

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