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DBK001(Jap)

DBK001(Eng)

"The Curtain Opens on the Battle! Son Gokū Returns"
Kanji 闘いの幕開け!帰ってきたぞ孫悟空
Rōmaji Tatakai no Makuake! Kaette Kita zo Son Gokū
FUNimation Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son Goku!
Episode Info
Next DBK002
Arc Saiyan Arc
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ001 & DBZ002
Manga Chapters #195 & #196
First Broadcast
Japanese April 5, 2009
English May 24, 2010
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this episode
Tool debut(s)

"The Curtain Opens on the Battle! Son Gokū Returns" (闘いの幕開け!帰ってきたぞ孫悟空, Tatakai no Makuake! Kaette Kita zo Son Gokū; FUNimation "Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son Goku!") is the first episode of the Dragon Ball Kai anime.

Summary

The series begins with a flashback of the destruction of planet Vegeta at the hands of Freeza, and the upbringing of Gokū on Earth as depicted in the original Dragon Ball series. Five years have passed since Gokū's victory over Piccolo at the 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, and he has since married Chi-Chi and now has a son named Gohan. Gokū and Gohan are heading towards a reunion with Gokū's friends at Muten Rōshi's island. Elsewhere, an odd-looking spacecraft crash lands on Earth. A man in battle armor emerges from the vessel and flies off to scout out a powerful life form he locates with the help of an apparatus on his eye. Piccolo is nearly killed by the stranger, but this is averted when the man leaves to scout out a more powerful life form. The other strong life form is Gokū, who at the Kame House presents his son to Rōshi, Kuririn, and Bulma. The stranger arrives and surprises everyone when they notice he has a monkey-like tail, just like Gokū used to have.

Credits

Role Seiyū FUNimation dub Voice Actor
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji English
Son Gokū
孫悟空
Son Gokū
Masako Nozawa
野沢雅子
Nozawa Masako
Sean Schemmel
Son Gohan
孫悟飯
Son Gohan
Masako Nozawa
野沢雅子
Nozawa Masako
Colleen Clinkenbeard
Burdock
バーダック
Bādakku
Masako Nozawa
野沢雅子
Nozawa Masako
Simon Derksen
Kuririn
クリリン
Kulilin
Mayumi Tanaka
田中真弓
Tanaka Mayumi
Sonny Strait
Bulma
ブルマ
Buruma
Hiromi Tsuru
鶴 ひろみ
Tsuru Hiromi
Monica Rial
Piccolo
ピッコロ
Pikkoro
Toshio Furukawa
古川登志夫
Furukawa Toshio
Christopher R. Sabat
Chi-Chi
チチ
Chichi
Naoko Watanabe
渡辺菜生子
Watanabe Naoko
Cynthia Cranz
Raditz
ラディッツ
Radisshu
Shigeru Chiba
千葉 繁
Chiba Shigeru
Justin Cook
Freeza
フリーザ
Furīza
Ryūsei Nakao
中尾隆聖
Nakao Ryūsei
Linda Young
Umigame
ウミガメ
Umigame
Takahiro Fujimoto
藤本たかひろ
Fujimoto Takahiro
Chris Cason
Farmer
農夫
Nōfu
Kei'ichi Sonobe
園部啓一
Sonobe Kei'ichi
John Swasey
Freeza's Underling
フリーザの手下
Furīza no Teshita
Daisuke Matsubara
松原大典
Matsubara Daisuke
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Freeza's Underling
フリーザの手下
Furīza no Teshita
Shunzō Miyasaka
宮坂俊蔵
Miyasaka Shunzō
-
Kame Sennin
亀仙人
Kamesennin
Masaharu Satō
佐藤正治
Satō Masaharu
Mike McFarland
Narration
ナレーション
Narēshon
Jōji Yanami
八奈見乗児
Yanami Jōji
Doc Morgan
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