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Piccolo Daimaō arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 24 February 1988 – 10 August 1988 (25 weeks; spent 4 weeks on break)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episodes 102 – 122 (21 episodes)
Dragon Ball Chapters 135 – 161 (27 chapters; approx. 1.3 chapters per episode)
Filler Content: 80% Canon / 20% Filler
Rating Shares: Average: 17.1%
Maximum: 20.4% (Episode 107)
Minimum: 13.7% (Episode 110)

Arc Synopsis

Goku flies off against Kame-Sen’nin’s orders, only to fail at his attempt to avenge Kuririn’s death. From the insignia that was left behind, Kame-Sen’nin determines that Kuririn’s murderer was Piccolo Daimaō. Piccolo Daimaō was a villain who had long ago plunged the world into terror, and was supposedly sealed away through the Mafūba, the secret technique of Kame-Sen’nin’s master, Mutaito. But Pilaf and his gang had revived Piccolo Daimaō, plotting world domination!

Piccolo Daimaō finally appears before Goku, who had cooperated with Yajirobe to defeat Piccolo’s underlings. Goku fiercely assaulted Piccolo Daimaō, but he was completely and utterly beaten to a pulp. So Yajirobe takes Goku to the Karin Holy Land and the two climb Karin Tower. Meanwhile, Kame-Sen’nin tries to seal Piccolo Daimaō with the Mafūba, but tragically fails and dies a lamentable death. Finally, Piccolo Daimaō gathered all seven Dragon Balls, has his wish of a “restored youth” granted, and kills the now unneeded Shenlong. As Piccolo Daimaō storms the King’s castle, Goku drinks the Super God Water, increasing his power many times over.

Goku arrives just as Tenshinhan was about to be killed by Piccolo Daimaō’s underling Drum. The final battle between Goku and Piccolo Daimaō begins. Goku soon gains the upper hand, but Piccolo Daimaō takes Tenshinhan hostage and one-sidedly attacks Goku. Not giving up, Goku eventually wins the battle by bursting through Daimaō’s body with his right arm, the only mobile limb he had left.

Episode List (102 — 122)

Dragon Ball Episode 102Air Date: 24 February 1988
クリリンの死恐ろしき陰謀!!
Kuririn no Shi Osoroshiki Inbō!!
Kuririn’s Death – A Terrible Conspiracy!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball Episode 103Air Date: 02 March 1988
ピッコロ大魔王の恐怖!!
Pikkoro Daimaō no Kyōfu!!
The Terror of Piccolo Daimaō!!
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 104Air Date: 09 March 1988
よみがえれ孫悟空!!
Yomigaere Son Gokū!!
Come Back to Life, Son Goku!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball Episode 105Air Date: 16 March 1988
怪男児・ヤジロベー登場!!
Kaidanji · Yajirobee Tōjō!!
The Strange Guy – Enter Yajirobe!!
Scenario: Michiru Shimada · Art: Shigenori Takada · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Satoru Kusuda · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 106Air Date: 23 March 1988
魔獣・タンバリンがやってくる!!
Majū · Tanbarin ga Yatte Kuru!!
The Demonic Beast – Tambourine Draws Near!!
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation/Storyboard: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 30 March 1988
バラエティ特番でお休みだぎゃー!
Baraeti toku-ban de oyasumi da gyā!
Took a break for a variety special’s airing!
Yajirobe (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 107Air Date: 06 April 1988
孫悟空・怒り爆発!!
Son Gokū · Ikari Bakuhatsu!!
Son Goku – An Explosion of Anger!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Katsumi Aoshima · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Episode 108Air Date: 13 April 1988
ピッコロ大魔王降り立つ!!
Pikkoro Daimaō Oritatsu!!
Piccolo Daimaō Comes Down!!
Scenario: Shun’ichi Yukimuro · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 109Air Date: 20 April 1988
孫悟空対ピッコロ大魔王
Son Gokū Tai Pikkoro Daimaō
Son Goku vs Piccolo Daimaō
Scenario: Miho Maruo · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 27 April 1988
ナイター中継で休みだ・・・ククク!
Naitā chūkei de yasumi da… kukuku!
Took a break for a pre-recorded nighttime game… kukuku!
Piccolo Daimaō (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 110Air Date: 04 May 1988
がんばれっ!孫悟空!!
Ganbare! Son Gokū!!
Hang in There! Son Goku!!
Scenario: Michiru Shimada · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto · Animation: Mitsuo Shindō
Storyboard: Satoru Kusuda · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Episode 111Air Date: 11 May 1988
亀仙人の最後の魔封波!!
Kame-Sen’nin no Saigo no Mafūba!!
Kame-Sen’nin’s Final Mafūba!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Episode 112Air Date: 18 May 1988
若がえるか!?ピッコロ大魔王
Wakagaeru ka!? Pikkoro Daimaō
Piccolo Daimaō’s Youth Restored?!
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball Episode 113Air Date: 25 May 1988
キングキャッスルの攻防!!
Kingu Kyassuru no Kōbō!!
King Castle on the Offensive-Defensive!!
Scenario: Michiru Shimada · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball Episode 114Air Date: 01 June 1988
悟空のねがい!!カリン様もなやむ
Gokū no Negai!! Karin-sama mo Nayamu
Goku’s Wish!! Even Karin-sama is Worried
Scenario: Shun’ichi Yukimuro · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 115Air Date: 08 June 1988
手に入れろ!謎の超神水
Te ni Irero! Nazo no Chō-Shinsui
Get Your Hands On It! The Mysterious Super God Water
Scenario: Michiru Shimada · Art: Shigenori Takada · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Satoru Kusuda · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 15 June 1988
ナイター中継でお休みじゃ!
Naitā chūkei de oyasumi-ja!
Took a break for a pre-recorded nighttime game!
Karin (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 116Air Date: 22 June 1988
生きていた亀仙人!?
Ikite Ita Kame-Sen’nin!?
Kame-Sen’nin’s Alive?!
Scenario: Michiru Shimada · Art: Shigenori Takada & Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Episode 117Air Date: 29 June 1988
孫悟空ついに発進!!
Son Gokū Tsui ni Hasshin!!
Son Goku Finally Departs!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation/Storyboard: Katsumi Aoshima · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Episode 118Air Date: 06 July 1988
天津飯の決意!!
Tenshinhan no Ketsui!!
Tenshinhan’s Determination!!
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball — No Episode AiredDate: 13 July 1988
ナイター中継で放送はなかったぞ!
Naitā chūkei de hōsō wa na kattazo!
There was no broadcast due to a pre-recorded nighttime game!
God (source: “Dragon Ball: Tenka’ichi Densetsu”)
Dragon Ball Episode 119Air Date: 20 July 1988
きまるか!?伝説の魔封破
Kimaru ka!? Densetsu no Mafūba
Will It Work?! The Legendary Mafūba
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball Episode 120Air Date: 27 July 1988
悟空・怒りのフルパワー!!
Gokū · Ikari no Furu Pawā!!
Goku – Anger at Full Power!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Episode 121Air Date: 03 August 1988
孫悟空最大の危機!!
Son Gokū Saidai no Kiki!!
Son Goku’s Greatest Crisis!!
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 122Air Date: 10 August 1988
最後の賭け!!
Saigo no Kake!!
The Final Gamble!!
Scenario: Hajime Satsuki · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Minoru Okazaki