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See also: List of Dragon Ball Z episodes The Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas,[1] also known as Season 2, is the second season of the Dragon Ball Z anime. It spans from episodes 40 through 74 in the original Japanese anime and FUNimation dub, and episodes 29 through 60 in the original dub.[Note 1] It adapts chapters 246 to 291 from the Dragon Ball manga. It is preceded by the Saiyan Saga and succeeded by the Frieza Saga.

Summary

Namek Saga

Captain Ginyu Saga

Episodes

Namek Saga

Edited Version

# Original dub title Airdate
29 Friends or Foes? September 20, 1997
30 Hunt for a Dragon Ball September 20, 1997
31 Who's Who?! September 27, 1997
32 Touchdown on Namek September 27, 1997
33 Face-off on Namek October 4, 1997
34 The Ruthless Frieza October 4, 1997
35 The Nameks Versus Frieza October 11, 1997
36 Escape from Dodoria October 11, 1997
37 Secrets Revealed October 18, 1997
38 A Collision Course October 18, 1997
39 Stay Away from Frieza October 25, 1997
40 Zarbon Transformed October 25, 1997
41 The Eldest Namek November 1, 1997
42 Get Vegeta! November 1, 1997
43 Vegeta Revived November 8, 1997
44 A Heavy Burden November 8, 1997
45 Immortality Denied November 15, 1997
46 Big Trouble for Bulma January 31, 1998
47 Scramble for the Dragon Balls! February 7, 1998
48 Arrival of the Ginyu Force February 7, 1998
49 Elite Fighters of the Universe… The Ginyu Force February 14, 1998
50 Time Tricks and Body Binds February 14, 1998
51 No Refuge from Recoome May 16, 1998
52 Enter Goku May 23, 1998
53 Goku… Super Saiyan? May 23, 1998

Uncut Version

# O.D. #

[2]

Translated title Japanese date FUNimation title English date Chapters
40 29 Really, for Real? There Lies Namek, Planet of Hope March 14, 1990 Held Captive August 22, 2005[3] #246 (Mostly Filler)
41 29 Kind-hearted Aliens — There's the Five-Star Ball Already March 21, 1990 Look Out Below August 23, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
42 30 Planet Freeza Number 79 — Vegeta Recovers!! April 4, 1990 The Search Continues August 24, 2005[3] #246 (Mostly Filler)
43 31 The Dragon Balls Are All Here! Piccolo-san Comes Back to Life April 11, 1990 A Friendly Surprise August 25, 2005[3] #246 (Partial/Half Filler)
44 32 A Tough New Enemy! Emperor of the Universe, Freeza April 18, 1990 Brood of Evil August 29, 2005[3] #247 (Half Filler)
45 33 Vegeta's Ambition! I am the Greatest Warrior in the Universe!! April 25, 1990 Frieza Strikes! August 30, 2005[3] #247, #248 & #249
46 34 Gokū's Power at Full-Force!! Six Days to the End of the Galaxy May 2, 1990 Defying Orders August 31, 2005[3] #250 & #251
47 35 Surprise Attack!! The Elder's Target was the Scouter May 9, 1990 Namek's Defense September 1, 2005[3] #252, #253 & #254
48 36 Gohan in Peril! A Pursuing Dodoria Summons Death May 16, 1990 The Hunted September 5, 2005[3] #254, #255 & #256
49 37 Dodoria Dies by Explosion! Vegeta's Fearsome Shockwave May 23, 1990 The Prince Fights Back September 6, 2005[3] #256 & #257
50 38 Escape From a Burning Planet!! A Life-or-Death Kamehameha May 30, 1990 Unexpected Problem September 7, 2005[3] #258 & #259 (Half Filler)
51 39 Courage Times One Hundred! The Warriors Gather Under Kaiō June 6, 1990 Vegeta Has a Ball September 12, 2005[3] #259, #260 & #261
52 39 Listen to Me Gokū! Hands Off Freeza June 20, 1990 The Past and Future September 13, 2005[3] #261 & #262
53 40 Nothing but Goosebumps! The Handsome Warrior Zarbon's Devilish Transformation June 27, 1990 Zarbon's Surprise September 14, 2005[3] #263 & #264
54 41 Defend the Planet of Hope!! Kuririn's Astonishing Power-Up July 4, 1990 Guru's Gift September 15, 2005[3] #264 & #265
55 42 Back from the Brink of Death — The Miracle Man, Vegeta July 18, 1990 Piccolo vs. Everyone September 19, 2005[3] #265 (Mostly Filler)
56 43 An Enormous Battle Power!! Freeza's Strategy is Shattered August 1, 1990 Zarbon's Mission September 20, 2005[3] #266 & #267
57 44 I'm Back to My Old Self Again!! Gokū Takes on 100 Times Gravity August 8, 1990 Gohan, the Hunted September 21, 2005[3] #267 & #268 (Partial Filler)
58 45 Freeza's Secret Weapon! The Devilish Ginyū Special Squad August 22, 1990 Unknown Enemies September 22, 2005[3] #269 (Partial Filler)
59 46 Bulma, Watch Out!! The Four-Star Ball Falls into Freeza's Hands August 29, 1990 Destination: Guru September 26, 2005[3] #270 (Half/Partial Filler)
60 47 Charge!! The Kaiōken and Kamehameha of an Indomitable Spirit September 5, 1990 Bulma's Big Day September 27, 2005[3] #270 & #271 (Mostly Filler)
61 48 The Great Battle Approaches! The Ginyū Special Squad Takes the Stage!! September 12, 1990 Hidden Power September 28, 2005[3] #270, #271 & #272 (Mostly Filler)
62 49 Gokū on Final Approach! Smash through Freeza's Dragnet September 19, 1990 New Ally, New Problem September 29, 2005[3] #272 & #273
63 50 Is This Some Super-Magic or Just a Trick?! Mr. Gurd is Angry! September 26, 1990 Guldo's Mind Binds October 3, 2005[3] #274
64 51 The Savage Reacoom! The Bad, Strong, and Outrageous Guy October 24, 1990 Recoome Unleashed October 4, 2005[3] #275, #276 & #277
65 52 Don't Die, Gohan! Gokū Finally Touches Down on the Battlefield October 31, 1990 Let the Battle Begin October 5, 2005[3] #277 & #278 (Partial Filler)
66 53 Uncommon Strength!! The Legendary Super Saiyan, Son Gokū November 7, 1990 Goku's New Power October 6, 2005[3] #279 & #280
67 53 Lightning Balls of Red and Blue! Jheese and Butta Attack Gokū November 14, 1990 A Legend Revealed October 10, 2005[3] #281 (Half Filler)

Captain Ginyu Saga

# O.D. #

[2]

Translated title Japanese date FUNimation title English date Chapters
68 54 At Last, a Direct Confrontation!! Captain Ginyū Takes the Field November 21, 1990 Ginyu Assault September 13, 1999 #282 & #283
69 55 Incredible Force!! Did You See It, Gokū's Full Power? November 28, 1990 Incredible Force! September 13, 1999 #284
70 56 What of the Battle's Outcome?! Freeza's Evil Hand Closes Around the Eldest December 5, 1990 Frieza Approaches September 14, 1999 #285
71 57 Surprise!! Gokū is Ginyū and Ginyū is Gokū December 12, 1990 Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku September 15, 1999 #286 & #287
72 58 Come Forth, Super Shenron!! Grant Me My Wish December 19, 1990 Calling the Eternal Dragon September 16, 1999 #287 & #288
73 59 That Ain't Me! Gohan, Don't Lose Your Nerve, Hit Your Father!! January 16, 1991 Gohan, Defeat Your Dad!! September 17, 1999 #288 & #289 (Half Filler)
74 60 A Huge Miscalculation!! Ginyū Has Turned into a Frog January 23, 1991 Captain Ginyu… The Frog September 20, 1999 #290 & #291

Notes

  1. The original dub was eventually discontinued at episode 53.

References

  1. Dragon Ball Z, Season 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Original Dub
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 Full List of Dragon Ball Z (Uncut) Episodes

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