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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball Kai: Artificial Human arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 02 May 2010 – 08 August 2010 (15 weeks; spent 2 weeks on break)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Kai Episodes 055 – 067 (13 episodes)
Dragon Ball Chapters 330 – 358 (29 chapters; approx. 2.2 chapters per episode)
Filler Content: To Be Determined
Rating Shares: Average: 10.0%
Maximum: 11.9% (Episode 057 and Episode 058)
Minimum: 8.4% (Episode 061)

Arc Synopsis

Freeza has survived, and along with his father King Cold, he comes to Earth. This was a hopeless situation, but a mysterious boy with a sword appeared and in a single instant defeated them both. He was the Super Saiyan warrior Trunks, son of Vegeta and Bulma, who had come from a tragic future. He spoke of the Artificial Humans, mighty enemies that would appear before Goku and co. in three years.

The Artificial Humans finally appear. Their “ki” is completely insensible, and on top of that they can suck energy. Goku and co. are bewildered by the arrival of these unprecedented powerful enemies. Goku is afflicted by illness, and finally loses to the Artificial Humans. However, a now Super Saiyan Vegeta destroyed No. 19 with extreme ease. A pale No. 20 awakens the remaining two Artificial Humans, No. 17 and No. 18. However, the two of them didn’t listen at all to the orders of No. 20 (Doctor Gero).

Filled with vigor, Vegeta challenges Artificial Humans No. 17, No. 18, and No. 16, who they awakened. However, the unfathomably powerful Artificial Humans defeated everyone in an instant. Seeing the overwhelming gap in their power, Vegeta goes off to train, seeking to become even more powerful. Also, Piccolo fuses with God to become the ultimate Namekian warrior. But down on Earth, a new terrifying monster has emerged…

Episode List (055 — 067)

Dragon Ball Kai Episode 055Air Date: 02 May 2010
あれが地球だよパパ…フリーザ親子の逆襲
Are ga Chikyū da yo Papa… Furīza-Oyako no Gyakushū
That’s Earth, Papa… Freeza and his Father Strike Back
Script: Takao Koyama & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 056Air Date: 09 May 2010
フリーザはボクが倒す!もう1人の超サイヤ人
Furīza wa Boku ga Taosu! Mō Hitori no Sūpā Saiya-jin
I’ll Defeat Freeza! Another Super Saiyan
Script: Aya Matsui, Takao Koyama, & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda, Mitsuo Hashimoto, & Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 057Air Date: 16 May 2010
おかえり孫悟空!謎の少年トランクスの告白
Okaeri Son Gokū! Nazo no Shōnen Torankusu no Kokuhaku
Welcome Back, Son Goku! The Confession of the Mysterious Boy, Trunks
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi, Mitsuo Hashimoto, & Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 058Air Date: 23 May 2010
悟空の新ワザ、瞬間移動!3年後に賭けた特訓
Gokū no Shin-Waza, Shunkan-Idō! San-nen Go ni Kaketa Tokkun
Goku’s New Technique, Instant Movement! Special Training Staked on 3 Years From Now
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Kazuhito Kikuchi, & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 059Air Date: 30 May 2010
気配を持たぬ2人組!人造人間、あらわる
Kehai o Motanu Futari-gumi! Jinzōningen, Arawaru
The Pair Who Don’t Leave a Trace! The Artificial Humans Appear
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto & Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 060Air Date: 06 June 2010
内なる敵との挟み撃ち!?孫悟空VS人造人間19号
Uchi-naru Teki to no Hasami-Uchi!? Son Gokū tai Jinzōningen Jūkyū-Gō
Attacked on Both Sides by an Internal Enemy?! Son Goku vs Artificial Human No. 19
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Jun’ichi Fujise, Shigeyasu Yamauchi, & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 061Air Date: 13 June 2010
19号に勝機なし!遅れてきた超ベジータ
Jūkyū-Gō ni Shōki Nashi! Okurete Kita Sūpā Bejīta
No Chance of Victory Against No. 19! Super Vegeta Arrives Late
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 062Air Date: 20 June 2010
ピッコロ強襲!消えた20号とねじれる未来
Pikkoro Kyōshū! Kieta Nijū-Gō to Nejireru Mirai
Piccolo’s Assault! The Missing No. 20 and the Future Gone Eschew
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda, Kazuhito Kikuchi, Mitsuo Hashimoto, & Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 063Air Date: 27 June 2010
追撃!ドクター・ゲロ…謎の研究所を探せ!
Tsuigeki! Dokutā Gero… Nazo no Kenkyūjo o Sagase!
Pursue Doctor Gero…! The Search for the Mysterious Laboratory!
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Takao Koyama
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai — No Episode AiredDate: 04 July 2010
2010 FIFAワールドカップ ハイライト
2010 Fifa Wārudo Kappu Hairaito
2010 FIFA World Cup Highlights
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 064Air Date: 11 July 2010
17号と18号、そして…!目覚める人造人間たち
Jūnana-Gō to Jūhachi-Gō, Soshite…! Mezameru Jinzōningen-tachi
No. 17, No. 18, and…! The Artificial Humans Awaken
Script: Takao Koyama
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Jun’ichi Fujise
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 065Air Date: 18 July 2010
かわいい顔で超パワー!?18号VSべジータ
Kawaī Kao de Chō-Pawā!? Jūhachi-Gō tai Bejīta
A Cute Face, and Super Power?! No. 18 vs Vegeta
Script: Aya Matsui & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto & Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Kai — No Episode AiredDate: 25 July 2010
FNSの日26時間テレビ 2010
超笑顔パレード絆 ~爆笑!お台場合宿!!~
FNS Day’s 26-Hours of Television 2010
Super Smiling Faces Parade of Bonds: Roaring Laughter! Camping in Odaiba!!
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 066Air Date: 01 August 2010
1つに戻る時がきた…ピッコロ最強への決意!
Hitotsu ni Modoru Toki ga Kita… Pikkoro Saikyō he no Ketsui!
The Time has Come to Become One Again… Piccolo’s Decision for Ultimate Power!
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 067Air Date: 08 August 2010
もう1つのタイムマシン!?ブルマが知らせたミステリー
Mō Hitotsu no Taimu-Mashin!? Buruma ga Shiraseta Misuterī
One More Time Machine?! Bulma Unveils a Mystery
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Mitsuo Hashimoto