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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball Z: Freeza arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 23 January 1991 – 11 September 1991 (34 weeks; spent 1 week on break)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Z Episodes 075 – 107 (33 episodes)
Dragon Ball Chapters 291 – 329 (39 chapters; approx. 1.2 chapters per episode)
Filler Content: 75% Canon / 25% Filler
Rating Shares: Average: 21.7%
Maximum: 25.9% (Episode 080)
Minimum: 16.9% (Episode 104)

Arc Synopsis

Kuririn leaves to talk to the Eldest, but instead comes into contact with the surviving Namekian Dende, who knows the password for the Dragon Balls. Calling forth Porunga, they revive the dead Piccolo on Kaiō’s planet and bring him to Planet Namek. However, in the middle of their wishing, the Eldest dies. And then, learning that his wish would not be granted, Freeza explodes in anger.

Thinking that he couldn’t lose against Freeza, the reborn Piccolo displays his power. However, Freeza finally transformed into his third-form and then his final-form. Even Vegeta, who had become even stronger after once again coming back from the brink of death, was no match. In the midst of the hopeless situation, Goku was finally completely revived. Taking the pride of the fallen Saiyan Vegeta, Goku challenges Freeza. However, even fighting at full power his attacks were of no effect. And even then Freeza was only putting out 50% of his power. A fading Goku raised the bar to Kaiō-Ken x10, but even that still didn’t faze Freeza. Even a Kaiō-Ken x20 powered Kamehameha fired with all of his strength couldn’t defeat Freeza.

Goku decided to use his final trump card, the Genki-Dama. In order to bring down the powerful enemy Freeza, Goku had to make it especially large. Suffering through Freeza’s fierce attacks, he at last succeeds with the Genki-Dama attack. However, it wasn’t enough to defeat Freeza. On top of that, Freeza killed Kuririn with his psychic powers. Goku quivered with rage, and finally became the legendary warrior, the Super Saiyan. Through Kaiō’s tactics, the Namekians are revived and sent to Earth. The final battle to determine the strongest in the universe had now begun between Goku and Freeza.

Freeza is quickly beaten by the Super Saiyan Son Goku, who has overwhelming speed and power. Still, Goku is caught up in the explosion of Planet Namek, and is thought to be dead. But the others learn that he somehow managed to survive when they try to revive him with the Namekian Dragon Balls. Porunga announces Goku wants to return to Earth on his own, and so they use the wishes to revive everyone else.

Episode List (075 — 107)

Dragon Ball Z Episode 075Air Date: 23 January 1991
七ッの玉を揃えし者よ…さあ合言葉を言え!
Nanatsu no Tama o Soroeshi Mono yo… Sā Aikotoba o Ie!
Thou Who Hast Gathered the Seven Balls… Now Speak Forth the Password!
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Kayoko Koitabashi
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Z Episode 076Air Date: 30 January 1991
神様も生き返った!超神龍でピッコロが復活
Kami-sama mo Ikikaetta! Sūpā Shenron de Pikkoro ga Fukkatsu
God Also Returns to Life! Piccolo is Resurrected by Super Shenlong
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Masahiro Shimanuki · Director: Tatsuya Orime
Dragon Ball Z Episode 077Air Date: 06 February 1991
最強戦士の誕生か!?ネイルとピッコロが合体
Saikyō Senshi no Tanjō ka!? Neiru to Pikkoro ga Gattai
Birth of the Mightiest Warrior?! Nail and Piccolo Merge
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball Z Episode 078Air Date: 13 February 1991
悪夢の超変身!!戦闘力100万のフリーザ
Akumu no Chō-Henshin!! Sentō-ryoku Hyaku-Man no Furīza
A Nightmare Super-Transformation!! Freeza’s Battle Power Reaches One Million
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Kayoko Koitabashi
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 079Air Date: 20 February 1991
ここまでか!?凶悪超絶パワーが悟飯を襲う
Koko made ka!? Kyōaku Chōzetsu Pawā ga Gohan o Osō
Is This the End?! A Brutally Transcendent Power Attacks Gohan
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Tatsuya Orime
Dragon Ball Z Episode 080Air Date: 27 February 1991
一気に形勢逆転!!遅れてきた戦士・ピッコロ
Ikki ni Keisei Gyakuten!! Okurete Kita Senshi · Pikkoro
The Tide Suddenly Turns!! Piccolo, the Warrior Who Came Late
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Masazumi Matsumiya
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Z Episode 081Air Date: 06 March 1991
ピッコロの自信!フリーザを倒すのはオレだ
Pikkoro no Jishin! Furīza o Taosu no wa Ore da
Piccolo’s Self-Confidence! I Will Be the One to Defeat Freeza
Scenario: Takao Koyama · Art: Kayoko Koitabashi · Animation: Masahiro Shimanuki
Storyboard: Daisuke Nishio · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 082Air Date: 13 March 1991
出撃だ悟空!!激怒のフリーザが第2の変身
Shutsugeki da Gokū!! Gekido no Furīza ga Dai-Ni no Henshin
Sally Forth, Goku!! A Furious Freeza’s 2nd Transformation
Scenario: Takao Koyama · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 083Air Date: 20 March 1991
恐怖しろ!! フリーザは3度の変身で勝負する
Kyōfu Shiro!! Furīza wa Sando no Henshin de Shōbu Suru
Fear Me!! Freeza Does Battle With a 3rd Transformation
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Masazumi Matsumiya
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 084Air Date: 27 March 1991
デンデの死…でてこい!とびきり全開パワー
Dende no Shi… Dete Koi! Tobikiri Zenkai Pawā
The Death of Dende… Come Forth! Intense, Full-Force Power
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Kayoko Koitabashi
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Tatsuya Orime
Dragon Ball Z Episode 085Air Date: 03 April 1991
待ちに待ったぜ、この瞬間!!!孫悟空が復活だ
Machi ni Matta ze, Kono Shunkan!!! Son Gokū ga Fukkatsu da
The Moment We’ve Waited For!!! Son Goku is Revived
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 086Air Date: 10 April 1991
無念…!!誇り高きサイヤ人・ベジータ死す
Munen…!! Hokori Takaki Saiya-jin · Bejīta Shisu
Such Regret…!! The Proud Saiyan, Vegeta Dies
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Masuo Nakayama & Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 087Air Date: 17 April 1991
超決戦の幕開けだ!!おめえだけはオラが倒す
Chō-Kessen no Makuake da!! Omē dake wa Ora ga Taosu
The Curtain Opens on the Super Decisive Battle!! I Am Going to Defeat You
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Tomoko Yoshida · Animation: Masahiro Shimanuki
Storyboard: Kosaka Harumi · Director: Akihiko Yamaguchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 088Air Date: 24 April 1991
激突の2大超パワー!本気同士の肉弾戦!!!
Gekitotsu no Ni Dai-Sūpā Pawā! Honki Dōshi no Nikudansen!!!
The Two Great Superpowers Collide! A Physical Battle Where Both Get Serious!!!
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 089Air Date: 01 May 1991
フリーザ恐怖の宣言!手を使わずお前を倒す
Furīza Kyōfu no Sengen! Te o Tsukawazu Omae o Taosu
Freeza’s Terrible Declaration! I Will Defeat You Without Using My Hands
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama · Animation: Yukio Ebisawa
Storyboard: Kazuhisa Takenōchi · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 090Air Date: 08 May 1991
ハッタリじゃねえぞ!!大胆素敵な奴・孫悟空
Hattari ja Nē zo!! Daitan Suteki na Yatsu · Son Gokū
That Ain’t No Bluff!! The Audaciously Wonderful Guy, Son Goku
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 091Air Date: 15 May 1991
決着だ!!炎の化身20倍界王拳のカメハメ波
Ketchaku da!! Honō no Keshin Nijū-Bai Kaiō-Ken no Kamehameha
Showdown!! The Embodiment of Flame in a 20-Fold Kaiō-Ken Kamehameha
Scenario: Aya Matsui · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Z Episode 092Air Date: 22 May 1991
超特大の元気玉 これが最後の切り札だ!!
Chō-Tokudai no Genki-Dama Kore ga Saigo no Kirifuda da!!
An Extra-Large Genki-Dama — This is the Final Trump Card!!
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Z Episode 093Air Date: 29 May 1991
チャンスを生かせ!!ピッコロ捨身の援護射撃
Chansu o Ikase!! Pikkoro Sutemi no Engo Shageki
Seize the Chance!! Piccolo’s Suicide Support Strike
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Masahiro Shimanuki · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 094Air Date: 05 June 1991
元気玉の超破壊力!!生き残ったのは誰だ!?
Genki-Dama no Chō-Hakairyoku!! Ikinokotta no wa Dare da!?
The Incredible Destructive Force of the Genki-Dama!! Who Will Survive?!
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 095Air Date: 12 June 1991
ついに変身!!伝説の超サイヤ人・孫悟空
Tsui ni Henshin!! Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin · Son Gokū
Transformed At Last!! The Legendary Super Saiyan, Son Goku
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 096Air Date: 19 June 1991
怒り爆発!!悟空よ、みんなの仇を討ってくれ
Ikari Bakuhatsu!! Gokū yo, Min’na no Kataki o Utte Kure
An Explosion of Anger!! Goku, Avenge Everyone’s Deaths
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Z Episode 097Air Date: 26 June 1991
ナメック星消滅か!?大地を貫く魔の閃光
Namekku-sei Shōmetsu ka!? Daichi o Tsuranuku Ma no Senkō
The Destruction of Planet Namek?! A Demonic Flash Penetrates the Ground
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 098Air Date: 10 July 1991
勝つのはオレだ…生き残りをかけた最終攻撃
Katsu no wa Ore da… Ikinokori o Kaketa Saishū Kōgeki
I Am Going To Win… Risking Survival, A Final Attack
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Kazuya Hisada · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 099Air Date: 17 July 1991
神龍よ宇宙を走れ!!迫るナメック星消滅の時
Shenron yo Uchū o Hashire!! Semaru Namekku-sei Shōmetsu no Toki
Shenlong, Fly Through Space!! The Time of Namek’s Destruction Draws Near
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 100Air Date: 24 July 1991
ボクは孫悟空の息子だ!!悟飯、再び決戦場へ
Boku wa Son Gokū no Musuko da!! Gohan, Futatabi Kessenjō e
I am Son Goku’s Son!! Gohan Returns to the Battlefield
Scenario: Katsuyuki Sumisawa · Art: Yoshito Watanabe · Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama
Storyboard: Mitsuo Hashimoto · Director: Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Z Episode 101Air Date: 31 July 1991
オレはこの星に残る!!勝利への最後の願い
Ore wa Kono Hoshi ni Nokoru!! Shōri e no Saigo no Negai
I’m Staying on This Planet!! A Final Wish Toward Victory
Scenario: Takao Koyama · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 102Air Date: 07 August 1991
とことんやろうぜ!!消えゆく星に残った二人
Tokoton Yarō ze!! Kieyuku Hoshi ni Nokotta Futari
Let’s Get It On!! Two Remain on a Vanishing Planet
Scenario: Takao Koyama · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Z Episode 103Air Date: 14 August 1991
哀れフリーザ!震えだしたら止まらない!!
Aware Furīza! Furuedashitara Tomaranai!!
Pathos of Freeza! Once He Starts Shaking He’s Unstoppable!!
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Yoshito Watanabe
Animation: Kazuya Hisada · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Z Episode 104Air Date: 21 August 1991
悟空の勝利宣言だ!!フリーザが自滅する時…
Gokū no Shōri Sengen da!! Furīza ga Jimetsu Suru Toki…
Goku’s Declaration of Victory!! As Freeza Destroys Himself…
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 105Air Date: 28 August 1991
フリーザ敗れる!!すべての怒りをこめた一撃
Furīza Yabureru!! Subete no Ikari o Kometa Ichigeki
Freeza Defeated!! A Single Blast Packed With a Totality of Rage
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Tomoko Yoshida
Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama · Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Z Episode 106Air Date: 04 September 1991
ナメック星大爆発!!宇宙に消えた悟空
Namekku-sei Dai-Bakuhatsu!! Uchū ni Kieta Gokū
Planet Namek’s Great Explosion!! Goku Disappears into Space
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Tsutomu Fujita
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Z Episode 107Air Date: 11 September 1991
生きていた孫悟空 Z戦士が全員復活だ!!
Ikite Ita Son Gokū Zetto Senshi Zen’in Fukkatsu da!!
Son Goku Survived — The Z Warriors Are All Resurrected!!
Scenario: Hiroshi Toda · Art: Chigusa Yokoyama
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Daisuke Nishio