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Episode Guide

Heavenly Training arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 17 August 1988 – 02 November 1988 (12 weeks; spent 2 weeks on break)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episodes 123 – 132 (10 episodes)
Dragon Ball Chapters 162 – 165 (4 chapters; approx. 0.4 chapters per episode)
Filler Content: 35% Canon / 65% Filler
Rating Shares: Average: 17.6%
Maximum: 20.0% (Episode 132)
Minimum: 16.1% (Episode 129)

Arc Synopsis

After learning the secret of the Nyoi-Bō from Karin, Goku heads to God’s Palace to receive special training. There he learns the truth about the connection between God and Piccolo Daimaō, and that Piccolo is still alive. Goku vows to train as hard as he can to become strong enough to defeat Piccolo once and for all. After having God revive Shenlong, Goku begins his training. In the meantime, everyone learns of Goku’s special training and so they begin training as well. But as Goku and co. train for the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai, Piccolo begins to train as well…

Episode List (123 — 132)

Dragon Ball Episode 123Air Date: 17 August 1988
如意棒の秘密
Nyoi-Bō no Himitsu
The Secret of the Nyoi-Bō
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada & Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Storyboard: Osamu Kasai · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 124Air Date: 24 August 1988
雲の上の神殿
Kumo no Ue no Shinden
The Temple Above the Clouds
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto · Animation: Yukio Ebisawa
Storyboard: Yutaka Satō · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Episode 125Air Date: 31 August 1988
神様登場!!
Kami-sama Tōjō!!
God Appears!!
Scenario: Yoshiyuki Suga · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 07 September 1988
悪いの、ナイターで休みなんじゃ~
Warui no, naitā de yasumi nanja~
Our bad, we took a break for a nighttime game~
Shen (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 126Air Date: 14 September 1988
よみがえる神龍!!
Yomigaeru Shenron!!
Shenlong is Revived!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Katsumi Aoshima · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 127Air Date: 21 September 1988
カミナリよりも速く!!
Kaminari yori mo Hayaku!!
Faster Than Lightning!!
Scenario: Yoshiyuki Suga · Art: Shigenori Takada · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Osamu Kasai · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 128Air Date: 28 September 1988
空のように静かに
Sora no yō ni Shizuka ni
As Quietly As the Sky
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto · Animation: Mitsuo Shindō
Storyboard: Satoru Kusuda · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 05 October 1988
バラエティ特番で放送、休み・・・
Baraeti toku-ban de hōsō, yasumi…
A variety special was broadcast, took a break…
Mister Popo (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 129Air Date: 12 October 1988
時をかける悟空
Toki o Kakeru Gokū
Time Traveling Goku
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 130Air Date: 19 October 1988
悟空の敵は…悟空!?
Gokū no Teki wa… Gokū!?
Goku’s Opponent is… Goku?!
Scenario: Hajime Satsuki · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Daisuke Nishio · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Episode 131Air Date: 26 October 1988
それぞれの道をめざして
Sorezore no Michi o Mezashite
Each On His Own Path
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation/Storyboard: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Episode 132Air Date: 02 November 1988
マグマより熱く
Maguma yori Atsuku
Hotter Than Magma
Scenario: Takao Koyama · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki