|Dragon Ball Z Side-Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans|
|Kanji||ドラゴンボールＺ 外伝 サイヤ人絶滅計画|
|Rōmaji||Doragon Bōru Zetto Gaiden Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku|
|Japanese||August 6, 1993|
Dragon Ball Z Side-Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans (ドラゴンボールＺ 外伝 サイヤ人絶滅計画, Doragon Bōru Zetto Gaiden Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku) is the first Dragon Ball original video animation. It was premiered on August 6, 1993, as a two-part "Official Visual Guide" for the Nintendo Famicom (NES) game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Shin Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku.
Dr. Raichi is one of the only survivors of the Tuffles, a race that once lived on Planet Plant before the coming of the Saiyans. The Saiyans not only massacred the entire Tuffle race, but also stole their technology and conquered the planet, renaming it Planet Vegeta in honor of their king. Raichi managed to escape with a capsule and found refuge on the Dark Planet, a world at the end of the universe. His only wish is to eradicate the last remaining Saiyans.
To do this, Dr. Raichi puts devices on Earth that emit Destron Gas and destroy all life. When Mr. Popo finds out that only a few hours are left until the planet's destruction, Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, and Piccolo rush to destroy the evil devices located around the planet. They manage to destroy all but one that is protected by an impenetrable energy barrier. However, Freeza, Cooler, Turles and Slug appear and engage the heroes in individual fight. It is revealed by Kai-sama that the villains are ghost warriors, and will continually come back to life when killed unless defeated in the same way their lives were originally ended.
The heroes track Dr. Raichi down to the Dark Planet and engage him, discovering that his ghost warriors are generated by a machine called Hatchihyack, a device powered by the hate of the Tuffles. It is also revealed that Dr. Raichi is a ghost warrior himself, generated by Hatchihyack. When Vegeta vaporizes Raichi, preventing him from re-materializing, the hate Dr. Raichi had causes Hatchihyack to exceed its limit. Hatchihyack appears in a powerful android body, whose power is said to match or perhaps even exceed Broly's, according to Goku. Hatchiyack devastates the heroes until the Saiyans, after having transformed into their Super Saiyan states, combine their powers together into one massive wave of energy, ending the threat of the ghost.
See also: Music
2010 Remake Version
Main article: Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans In 2010, Namco Bandai Games created a remake of the OVA called Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans that was released with Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The overall story remained the same as the “Official Visual Guide” version with a few minor alterations.
- OVA is stated to set in the alternate timeline, during the ten days before the Cell Games, and after the events of Dragon Ball Z: Burn Up!! A Red-Hot, Raging, Super-Fierce Fight.
- In 1994, footage from the OVA was turned into two video games for the Playdia console (Chikyū-Hen and Uchū-Hen), with some new scenes.
- ↑ Dragon Ball: RB2 Game to Add New 1/2-Hour Anime
- ↑ Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 to Include Exclusive Dragon Ball Anime Episode
- ↑ Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku on Kanzenshuu.