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See also: List of Dragon Ball Z episodes The Saiyan Saga,[1] also known as Season 1, is the first season of the Dragon Ball Z anime. It spans from episodes 1 through 39 in the original Japanese anime and FUNimation dub, and episodes 1 through 28 in the original dub. It adapts chapters 195 to 246 of the Dragon Ball manga. It is succeeded by the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas.

Summary

Episode List

Edited Version

# Original dub title Airdate
1 Arrival September 13, 1996
2 The World's Strongest Team September 20, 1996
3 Gohan's Hidden Powers September 27, 1996
4 Goku's Unusual Journey October 4, 1996
5 Gohan's Metamorphosis October 11, 1996
6 Gohan Makes a Friend October 18, 1996
7 Trouble on Arlia October 25, 1996
8 Home for Infinite Losers November 1, 1996
9 Princess Snake's Hospitality November 8, 1996
10 Escape from Piccolo November 9, 1996
11 Showdown in the Past November 15, 1996
12 The End of Snake Way January 3, 1997
13 A Fight Against Gravity… Catch Bubbles! January 10, 1997
14 The Legend of the Saiyans January 17, 1997
15 A Black Day for Planet Earth January 24, 1997
16 The Battle Begins… Goku Where are You? February 1, 1997
17 The Saibamen Strike February 8, 1997
18 Nappa… the Invincible? February 15, 1997
19 Tien Goes All Out!! February 22, 1997
20 Time's Up! April 12, 1997
21 The Return of Goku April 19, 1997
22 Goku Strikes Back April 26, 1997
23 Goku vs. Vegeta… A Saiyan Duel! May 3, 1997
24 Vegeta… Saiyan Style! May 10, 1997
25 Stop Vegeta Now! May 17, 1997
26 The Battle Ends May 24, 1997
27 A New Goal… Namek September 13, 1997
28 Journey to Namek September 13, 1997

Uncut Version

# O.D. #

[2]

Translated title Japanese date FUNimation title English date Chapters
1 1 Mini Gokū is Just Precious! I'm Gohan April 26, 1989 The New Threat June 14, 2005[3] #195
2 1 The Strongest Warrior in All of History is Gokū's Brother! May 3, 1989 Reunions June 15, 2005[3] #196 & #197
3 2 Alright! This is the Strongest Combo on Earth! May 10, 1989 Unlikely Alliance June 16, 2005[3] #198 & #199
4 3 Piccolo's Trump Card! Gohan is a Crybaby May 17, 1989 Piccolo's Plan June 20, 2005[3] #200, #201 & #202
5 4 Gokū Dies! There's Only One Chance Left May 24, 1989 Gohan's Rage June 21, 2005[3] #203 & #204
6 4 Even Enma-sama is Surprised — A Fight in the Afterlife June 7, 1989 No Time Like the Present June 22, 2005[3] #205 & #206
7 5 Dinosaur Survival! Gohan's Difficult Training June 14, 1989 Day 1 June 23, 2005[3] #207
8 5 The Great Transformation on a Moonlit Night! The Secret of Gohan's Power June 21, 1989 Gohan Goes Bananas! June 27, 2005[3] #208 & #209
9 6 Sorry Robot-san — The Tears that Vanished in the Desert June 28, 1989 The Strangest Robot June 28, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
10 6 Don't Cry Gohan! His First Fight July 5, 1989 A New Friend June 29, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
11 7 The Saiyans, Strongest Warriors in the Universe, Awaken! July 12, 1989 Terror on Arlia June 30, 2005[3] #209 (Mostly Filler)
12 8 Catnap on the Serpent Road — Gokū Takes a Tumble July 19, 1989 Global Training July 4, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
13 8 Hands Off! Enma-sama's Secret Fruit July 26, 1989 Goz and Mez July 5, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
14 9 Such Sweet Temptation! The Snake Princess's Hospitality August 2, 1989 Princess Snake July 6, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
15 10 Escape from Piccolo! Gohan Summons a Storm August 9, 1989 Dueling Piccolos July 7, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
16 10 Run, Gohan! Longing for Mount Paozu, Where Chi-Chi is Waiting August 16, 1989 Plight of the Children July 11, 2005[3] N/A (Filler)
17 11 City of No Tomorrow! The Long Road to Victory August 30, 1989 Pendulum Room Peril July 12, 2005[3] #210 (Mostly Filler)
18 12 Last Stop on Serpent Road! Are you Kaiō-sama? September 6, 1989 The End of Snake Way July 13, 2005[3] #210 (Mostly Filler)
19 13 The Battle with Gravity! Catch Bubbles-kun September 13, 1989 Defying Gravity July 14, 2005[3] #210 & #211
20 14 The Return of the Saiyan Legend! Gokū's Roots September 20, 1989 Goku's Ancestors July 18, 2005[3] #211 (Mostly Filler)
21 15 Come Forth, Shenron! The Saiyans Finally Arrive on Earth September 27, 1989 Counting Down July 19, 2005[3] #212 & #213
22 16 Unbelievable!! Saibaimen, Born from the Soil October 11, 1989 The Darkest Day July 20, 2005[3] #213 & #214 (Partial Filler)
23 17 Yamcha Dies! The Terror of the Saibaimen October 18, 1989 Saibamen Attack! July 21, 2005[3] #214 & #215
24 18 Farewell Ten-san! Chaozu's Suicide Strategy October 25, 1989 The Power of Nappa July 25, 2005[3] #216 & #217
25 19 Tenshinhan Cries Out!! This is My Last Kikōhō November 1, 1989 Sacrifice July 26, 2005[3] #218 & #219 (Partial Filler)
26 19 An Intense 3-Hour Delay! The Kintoun Bullet-Express November 8, 1989 Nappa's Rampage July 27, 2005[3] #219 & #220 (Mostly Filler)
27 20 Leave it to Me! Gohan's Great Burst of Anger November 22, 1989 Nimbus Speed July 28, 2005[3] #220, #221 & #222
28 21 Ferocity of the Saiyans! God and Piccolo Both Die! November 29, 1989 Goku's Arrival August 1, 2005[3] #223, #224 & #225
29 22 Father is Awesome! The Ultimate Finishing Technique – Kaiōken December 6, 1989 Lesson Number One August 2, 2005[3] #225, #226 & #227
30 23 A Hot, Unbounded Battle! Gokū versus Vegeta December 13, 1989 Goku vs. Vegeta August 3, 2005[3] #227, #228, #229 & #230
31 23 Now, Gokū! A Final Technique with Everything on the Line December 20, 1989 Saiyan Sized Secret August 4, 2005[3] #230, #231 & #232
32 24 Battle Power Times Ten!! Vegeta's Great Transformation January 17, 1990 Spirit Bomb Away! August 8, 2005[3] #233 & #234
33 25 Don't Die, Father!! This is Gohan's Hidden Strength January 24, 1990 Hero in the Shadows August 9, 2005[3] #235, #236 & #237
34 25 Shoot, Kuririn! The Genki Dama, Packed with Hope January 31, 1990 Krillin's Offensive August 10, 2005[3] #237, #238 & #239
35 26 Cause a Miracle! The Super Saiyan, Son Gohan February 7, 1990 Mercy August 11, 2005[3] #239, #240 & #241
36 27 We're Off Into Space! The Planet of Hope is Piccolo's Homeland February 14, 1990 Picking Up the Pieces August 15, 2005[3] #241, #242 & #243
37 27 The Mysterious Yunzabit! The Search for God's Spaceship February 21, 1990 Plans for Departure August 16, 2005[3] #243 & #244
38 28 Blast-off for Planet Namek! The Terror Awaiting Gohan and Company February 28, 1990 Nursing Wounds August 17, 2005[3] #245 (Partial Filler)
39 28 Friends or Foes? Children of the Mysterious Giant Spaceship March 7, 1990 Friends or Foes? August 18, 2005[3] #246 (Mostly Filler)

References

  1. Dragon Ball Z, Season 1
  2. 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 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 Full List of Dragon Ball Z (Uncut) Episodes

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