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Saiyan Arc[1]
Kanji サイヤじんへん
Rōmaji Saiya-jin Hen
Other FUNi Vegeta Saga/Saiyan Saga[Notes 1]
Chronology
Series Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Kai
Previous 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Next Freeza Arc
Series Information
Anime Original Run April 26, 1989-February 20, 1990
Manga Original Run October 4, 1988-September 26, 1989
Corresponding Episodes 1-35
Corresponding Chapters 195-243

The Saiyan Arc (サイヤじんへん) is an arc in the Dragon Ball series that spanned from through majority of Volume #17 and concluded within the first few chapters of Volume #22. It accumulated a total of 48 chapters, published on Weekly Shōnen Jump on October 4, 1988 to September 26, 1989. Which started on Chapter 195 and concluded on Chapter 243.[1]

It is the first arc in the Dragon Ball Z series, but is the ninth overall arc in the manga. In the anime, it is referred to as the Attack of the Saiyan! (らい しゅう!サイヤじん, Raishū Saiya-jin; Literally meaning "Saiyan Invasion")[2] that first aired on April 26, 1989 to February 20, 1990 spanning from episodes 1 to episode 35,[3] as well as episodes 1 to 17 of the Dragon Ball Kai anime. It is preceded by the 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc and followed by the Freeza Arc.

Summary

In September 20, Age 761, there is a mysterious invader that has scoured the depths of space to arrive at this point. After the tumultuous first skirmish there is said to be two more invaders that possess a big danger to world than the first.

Characters

Major Battles

Chapters

# Translated title Kanji title Rōmaji title Viz title
195 The Mysterious Alien Warrior 謎の異星人戦士 Nazo no Iseijin Senshi The Mysterious Warrior From Space
196 Kakarotto カカロット Kakarotto Kakarrot
197 Son Gokū's Past!! 孫悟空の過去!! Son Gokū no Kako!! Tails of Future Not-Quite-Past
198 A Powerful Enemy in Common 共通の大敵 Kyōtsū no Taiteki An Enemy in Common
199 Showdown with Raditz ラディッツとの対決 Radittsu to no Taiketsu An Unexpected Strength
200 An Unprecedented Terror かつてない恐怖 Katsute Nai Kyōfu Nothing Up My Sleeve…
201 Piccolo's Trump Card ピッコロの切り札 Pikkoro no Kirifuda Piccolo's Farewell to Arms!?
202 The Makankōsappō 魔貫光殺砲 Makankōsappō A Surprise Appearance
203 Son Gokū's Last Resort!! 孫悟空最後の手段!! Son Gokū Saigo no Shudan!! Goku's Last Chance
204 Farewell, Son Gokū さようなら孫悟空 Sayōnara Son Gokū Sayonara, Goku
205 A Fight in the Afterworld!! あの世でファイト!! Ano Yo de Faito!! A Warrior in Hell
206 Son Gohan and Piccolo Daimaō 孫悟飯とピッコロ大魔王 Son Gohan to Pikkoro Daimaō Gohan and Piccolo
207 Son Gohan Grieves なげく孫悟飯 Nageku Son Gohan Son Gohan, the Inconsolable
208 An Incident Under the Full Moon 満月の出来ごと Mangetsu no Dekigoto Deeds Done by the Full Moon
209 Everyone's Year それぞれの1年間 Sorezore no Ichinenkan Goku and Gohan's Training Begins!!!
210 The Father and Son's Harsh Training 親子二代の荒修業 Oyako Nidai no Ara Shugyō Masters and Students
211 Do Your Best with Kaiō-sama, Dead Son Gokū! 界王さまと、がんばる死人孫悟空! Kaiōsama to, Ganbaru Shinin Son Gokū! The Hardest Time of His Death
212 The Saiyans Approach!! サイヤ人迫る!! Saiyajin Semaru!! Closer… Closer…
213 The Saiyans Arrive!! サイヤ人来たる!! Saiyajin Kitaru!! The Day of the Saiyans
214 Vegeta's Game ベジータのゲーム Bejīta no Geimu Let the Games Begin!
215 Yamcha's Premonition ヤムチャの予感 Yamucha no Yokan One Down…
216 Frightened Warriors 怯える戦士たち Obieru Senshitachi Heroes in Terror
217 Hurry, Son Gokū! いそげ!孫悟空 Isoge! Son Gokū Hope Runs Out
218 The Final Kikōhō 最後の気功砲 Saigo no Kikōhō The Last Blast
219 Three Hours 3時間 San-jikan Goku, Hurry!
220 A Faint Light わずかな光 Wazuka na Hikari Back From the Other Side
221 The Cornered Mouse Bites the Cat 窮鼠、猫を咬む Kyūso Neko o Kamu The Time Draws Near
222 Son Gokū Approaches!! 孫悟空大接近!! Son Gokū Daisekkin!! The Death of a God!!
223 Piccolo and Gohan ピッコロと悟飯 Pikkoro to Gohan Piccolo's Last Stand
224 Son Gokū's Quiet Anger 孫悟空の静かな怒り Son Gokū no Shizuka na Ikari The Quiet Wrath of Son Goku
225 Nappa, Completely Helpless!! ナッパ手も足も出ず!! Nappa Te mo Ashi mo Dezu!! Vengeance
226 The Mystery of the Kaiōken 界王拳の謎 Kaiōken no Nazo The Mystery of the Kaiōken
227 The Emperor Stirs 動きはじめた帝王 Ugoki Hajimeta Teiō The Last of Nappa
228 One-on-One Combat!! 一騎打ち!! Ikkiuchi!! Mano a Maniac!!
229 A Fateful Super Decisive Battle!! 天下分け目の超決戦 Tenkawakeme no Chōkessen!! The Decisive Battle at Last!
230 The Dangerous Three-Fold Kaiōken! あぶない3倍界王拳! Abunai Sanbai Kaiōken! Too Much Power?
231 Battle in the Red Zone! レッドゾーンの闘い! Reddo Zōn no Tatakai! Battle in the Red Zone!!
232 The "Moon" 「月」 "Tsuki" The "Moon"
233 Can He Unleash It?! The Genki Dama!! だせるか!?元気玉!! Daseru ka!? Genkidama!! The Energy Sphere
234 What Will Happen?! The Genki Dama!! どうなる!?元気玉!! Dō Naru!? Genkidama!! All That Power…
235 Son Gokū, At Death's Door!! 孫悟空、虫の息!! Son Gokū, Mushi no Iki!! The Last Heartbeat
236 A Meek Resistance ささやかな抵抗 Sasayaka na Teikō Least Resistance
237 Once Again, the Genki Dama!! もういちど元気玉!! Mō Ichido Genkidama!! One More… the Sphere!
238 The Genki Dama's Course!! 元気玉の行方!! Genkidama no Yukue!! The Hopes of a Planet
239 The Worn Out Warriors ボロボロの戦士たち Boroboro no Senshitachi The Worn Out Warriors
240 A Final Gamble!! 最後の賭け!! Saigo no Kake!! Monkey in the Moon
241 Son Gokū's Request… 孫悟空の頼み… Son Gokū no Tanomi… Goku's Request
242 A Gloomy Closing Scene… 憂うつな幕切れ… Yūtsu na Makugire… The Bittersweet End
243 Go For It! The Planet Namek めざせ!ナメックの星 Mezase! Namekku no Hoshi Destination Namek

Episodes

Dragon Ball Z

# Translated title Kanji title Rōmaji title FUNimation title
1 Mini Gokū is Just Precious! I'm Gohan ミニ悟空はおぼっちゃま!ボク悟飯です Mini Gokū wa Obotchama! Boku Gohan Desu The New Threat
2 The Strongest Warrior in All of History is Gokū's Brother! ミニ悟空はおぼっちゃま!ボク悟飯です Shijō Saikyō no Senshi wa Gokū no Ani Datta! Reunions
3 Alright! This is the Strongest Combo on Earth! やった!これが地上最強のコンビだ! Yatta! Kore ga Chijō Saikyō no Konbi da! Unlikely Alliance
4 Piccolo's Trump Card! Gohan is a Crybaby ピッコロの切り札!悟飯は泣きむしクン Pikkoro no Kirifuda! Gohan wa Nakimushi-kun Piccolo's Plan
5 Gokū Dies! There's Only One Chance Left ミニ悟空はおぼっちゃま!ボク悟飯です Gokū Shisu! Rasuto Chansu wa Ichido dake Gohan's Rage
6 Even Enma-sama is Surprised — A Fight in the Afterworld エンマ様もびっくりあの世でファイト Enma-sama mo Bikkuri Ano-yo de Faito No Time Like the Present
7 Dinosaur Survival! Gohan's Difficult Training 恐竜とサバイバル!悟飯のツライ修業 Kyōryū to Sabaibaru! Gohan no Tsurai Shugyō Day 1
8 The Great Transformation on a Moonlit Night! The Secret of Gohan's Power 月の輝く夜に大変身!悟飯パワーの秘密 Tsuki no Kagayaku Yoru ni Dai-Henshin! Gohan Pawā no Himitsu Gohan Goes Bananas!
9 Sorry Robot-san — The Tears that Vanished in the Desert ゴメンねロボットさん砂漠に消えた涙 Gomen ne Robotto-san Sabaku ni Kieta Namida The Strangest Robot
10 Don't Cry Gohan! His First Fight 泣くな悟飯!はじめての闘い Naku na Gohan! Hajimete no Tatakai A New Friend
11 The Saiyans, Strongest Warriors in the Universe, Awaken! 宇宙一の強戦士サイヤ人めざめる! Uchūichi no Kyō-senshi Saiya-jin Mezameru! Terror on Arlia
12 Catnap on the Serpent Road — Gokū Takes a Tumble 蛇の道でいねむり悟空が落っこちる Hebi no Michi de Inemuri Gokū ga Okkochiru Global Training
13 Hands Off! Enma-sama's Secret Fruit 手を出すな!エンマ様の秘密の果物 Te o Dasu na! Enma-sama no Himitsu no Kudamono Goz and Mez
14 Such Sweet Temptation! The Snake Princess's Hospitality あまーい誘惑!蛇姫さまのおもてなし Amāi Yūwaku! Hebi Himesama no Omotenashi Princess Snake
15 Escape from Piccolo! Gohan Summons a Storm ピッコロからの脱出!嵐を呼ぶ悟飯 Pikkoro kara no Dasshutsu! Arashi o Yobu Gohan Dueling Piccolos
16 Run, Gohan! Longing for Mount Paozu, Where Chi-Chi is Waiting 走れ悟飯!チチの待つなつかしのパオズ山 Hashire Gohan! Chichi no Matsu Natsukashi no Paozu Yama Plight of the Children
17 City of No Tomorrow! The Long Road to Victory 明日なき街!勝利への遠い道のり Asu Naki Machi! Shōri e no Tōi Michinori Pendulum Room Peril
18 Last Stop on Serpent Road! Are you Kaiō-sama? 終点~ん蛇の道!おめえ界王様か? Shūtennn Hebi no Michi! Omē Kaiō-sama ka? The End of Snake Way
19 The Battle with Gravity! Catch Bubbles-kun 重力との戦い!バブルス君をつかまえろ Jūryoku to no Tatakai! Baburusu-kun o Tsukamaero Defying Gravity
20 The Return of the Saiyan Legend! Gokū's Roots よみがえるサイヤ人伝説!悟空のルーツ Yomigaeru Saiya-jin Densetsu! Gokū no Rūtsu Goku's Ancestors
21 Come Forth, Shenron! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth いでよ神龍!サイヤ人ついに地球到着 Ide yo Shenron! Saiya-jin Tsui ni Chikyū Tōchaku Counting Down
22 Unbelievable!! Saibaimen, Born from the Soil んなバカな!!土から生まれたサイバイマン 'nna Baka na!! Tsuchi kara Umareta Saibaiman The Darkest Day
23 Yamcha Dies! The Terror of the Saibaimen ヤムチャ死す!おそるべしサイバイマン Yamucha Shisu! Osoru Beshi Saibaiman Saibamen Attack!
24 Farewell Ten-san! Chaozu's Suicide Strategy さよなら天さん!餃子の捨て身の戦法 Sayonara Ten-san! Chaozu no Sutemi no Senpō The Power of Nappa
25 Tenshinhan Cries Out!! This is My Last Kikōhō 天津飯絶叫!!これが最後の気功砲だ Tenshinhan Zekkyō!! Kore ga Saigo no Kikōhō da Sacrifice
26 An Intense 3-Hour Delay! The Kintoun Bullet-Express ひたすら待って3時間!弾丸飛行の筋斗雲 Hitasura Matte Sanjikan! Dangan Hikō no Kinto'un Nappa's Rampage
27 Leave it to Me! Gohan's Great Burst of Anger ぼくにまかせて!悟飯、怒りの大爆発 Boku ni Makasete! Gohan, Ikari no Daibakuhatsu Nimbus Speed
28 Ferocity of the Saiyans! God and Piccolo Both Die! サイヤ人の猛威!神様もピッコロも死んだ Saiya-jin no Mōi! Kami-sama mo Pikkoro mo Shinda Goku's Arrival
29 Father is Awesome! The Ultimate Finishing Technique – Kaiōken 父さんすげえや!究極の必殺技・界王拳 Tōsan Sugē ya! Kyūkyoku no Hissatsuwaza · Kaiōken Lesson Number One
30 A Hot, Unbounded Battle! Gokū versus Vegeta 限界を超えた熱い戦い!悟空対ベジータ Genkai o Koeta Atsui Tatakai! Gokū Tai Bejīta Goku vs. Vegeta
31 Now, Gokū! A Final Technique with Everything on the Line いまだ悟空!すべてを賭けた最後の大技 Ima da Gokū! Subete o Kaketa Saigo no Ōwaza Saiyan Sized Secret
32 Battle Power Times Ten!! Vegeta's Great Transformation 戦闘力10倍!!ベジータ大変身 Sentō-ryoku Jū-Bai!! Bejīta Dai-Henshin Spirit Bomb Away!
33 Don't Die, Father!! This is Gohan's Hidden Strength 死なないで父さん!!これが悟飯の底力 Shinanaide Tōsan!! Kore ga Gohan no Sokojikara Hero in the Shadows
34 Shoot, Kuririn! The Genki Dama, Packed with Hope 撃てクリリン!願いをこめた元気玉 Gute Kuririn! Negai o Kometa Genki Dama Krillin's Offensive
35 Cause a Miracle! The Super Saiyan, Son Gohan 奇跡を起こせ!スーパーサイヤ人孫悟空 Kiseki o Okose! Sūpā Saiya-jin Son Gohan Mercy
36 We're Off Into Space! The Planet of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland 飛び出せ宇宙へ!希望の星はピッコロの故郷 Tabidase Uchū e! Kibō no Hoshi wa Pikkoro no Furusato Picking Up the Pieces

Dragon Ball Kai

# Translated title Kanji title Rōmaji title FUNimation title
1 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 Prologue to Battle! The Return of Son Goku!
2 The Enemy is Gokū's Older Brother!? The Secret of the Saiyans, Strongest of Warriors 敵は悟空の兄!?最強戦士サイヤ人の秘密 Teki wa Gokū no Ani!? Saikyō Senshi Saiya-jin no Himitsu The Enemy is Goku's Brother?! The Secret of the Mighty Saiyan Warriors
3 A Battle with Their Lives on the Line! Gokū and Piccolo's Fierce Suicidal Attack 命をかけた闘い!悟空とピッコロ捨て身の猛攻 Inochi wo Kaketa Tatakai! Gokū to Pikkoro Sutemi no Mōkō A Life or Death Battle! Goku and Piccolo's Desperate Attack!
4 Son Gokū Runs in the Afterworld! The Million Kilometer Serpent Road あの世で走れ孫梧空!100万キロの蛇の道 Ano-yo de Hashire Son Gokū! Hyaku-man Kiro no Hebi no Michi Run in the Afterlife, Goku! The One Million Mile Snake Way
5 Wilderness Survival! The Moon Awakens Gohan 荒野のサバイバル!月夜が悟飯を呼び覚ます Kōya no Sabaibaru! Tsukiyo ga Gohan o Yobisamasu Wilderness Survival! A Moonlit Night Awakens Gohan
6 Finally Arriving at the End! Kaiō-sama's Playful Test 辿り着いた終点!界王様のおちゃめな試練 Tadori Tsuita Shūten! Kaiō-sama no Ochame na Shiren The End of Snake Way! King Kai's Bizarre Test!
7 Battle with 10-Fold Gravity! Gokū, Your Training is a Footrace 10倍重力と闘え!悟空よ修行はかけっこだ Jū-Bai Jūryoku to Tatakae! Gokū yo Shugyō wa Kakekko da The Battle with Ten-Times Gravity! Goku's Race Against the Clock!
8 Come Forth, Shenron! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth いでよ神龍!サイヤ人ついに地球到着 Ide yo Shenron! Saiya-jin Tsui ni Chikyū Tōchaku Shenron Appears! The Saiyans Arrive Sooner than Expected!
9 Yamcha's Hard Struggle! The Terrifying Saibaimen ヤムチャ奮闘!おそるべし栽培マン Yamucha Funtō! Osoru Beshi Saibaiman Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen!
10 Wait, Chaozu! Tenshinhan's Screaming Kikōhō 待ってろ餃子!天津飯絶叫の気功砲 Matte ro Chaozu! Tenshinhan Zekkyō no Kikōhō Sit Tight, Chiaotzu! Tien's Screaming Tri-Beam!
11 Will Son Gokū Make It?! The Battle Resumes in 3 Hours 間に合うか孫悟空!?戦闘再開まで3時間 Maniau ka Son Gokū!? Sentō Saikai Made Sanjikan Will Goku Make it in Time?! Three Hours Until the Battle Resumes!
12 The Tears Piccolo Shed… Son Gokū's Furious Counterattack! ピッコロが流した涙…孫悟空怒りの大反撃! Pikkoro ga Nagashita Namida… Son Gokū Ikari no Dai-Hangeki! Farewell, Piccolo! Goku's Furious Counterattack!
13 This is the Kaiōken!! A Battle to the Limit: Gokū versus Vegeta これが界王拳だ!!限界バトルの悟空VSべジータ Kore ga Kaiō-Ken da!! Genkai Batoru no Gokū Tai Bejīta The Power of the Kaio-Ken! Goku vs. Vegeta!
14 Kamehameha Clash! Vegeta's Tenacious Grand Transformation 激突かめはめ波!ベジータ執念の大変身 Gekitotsu Kamehameha! Bejīta Shūnen no Dai-Henshin An All-Out Kamehame-Ha! Vegeta's Terrible Transformation!
15 Gokū in Absolute Peril! Entrust Your Wishes to the Genki Dama 絶体絶命の悟空!元気玉に願いを託せ Zettai Zetsumei no Gokū! Genki-Dama ni Negai o Takuse Goku on the Ropes! Pin Your Hopes on the Spirit Bomb!
16 The Invincible Vegeta Defeated! Son Gohan Summons a Miracle 打倒不死身のベジータ!奇跡を起こせ孫悟飯 Datō Fujimi no Bejīta! Kiseki o Okose Son Gohan Defeat the Invincible Vegeta! Work a Miracle, Gohan!
17 Dawn of the Fierce Battle… The Planet of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland 激戦の夜明け…希望の星はピッコロの故郷 Gekisen no Yoake… Kibō no Hoshi wa Pikkoro no Furusato Dawn of the Fierce Battle! The Star of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland!


Trivia

  • In the Dragon Ball Full Color Release, the Saiyan Arc spans from chapters 195 to 245.[4]
  • In Dragon Ball XenoVerse the arc is divided into two arc, which are called the; Raditz Assault Arc (強襲ラディッツ編, Kyōshū Radittsu-hen) and the Threat of the Saiyans Arc (脅威のサイヤ人編, Kyōi no Saiya-jin Hen).

Notes and References

Notes

  1. In the initial release it is split into various portions, where it's orange brick releases continued to span from episodes 1-39, as well as the Bluray re-release

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Daizenshū 2, pages 64-68
  2. Daizenshū 5, pages pages 155-156
  3. .Daizenshū 5, pages 225-229
  4. Dragon Ball Full Color Release

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