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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball Kai: Cell arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 15 August 2010 – 27 March 2011 (33 weeks; spent 3 weeks on break)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Kai Episodes 068 – 098 (30 broadcast episodes + 1 unaired episode)
Dragon Ball Chapters 359 – 420 (62 chapters; approx. 2 chapters per episode)
Filler Content: To Be Determined
Rating Shares: Average: 9.4%
Maximum: 11.1% (Episode 096)
Minimum: 6.8% (Episode 070)

Arc Synopsis

The ultimate life-form Cell, who came from the future, begins to absorb humans across the globe. After merging with God, Piccolo confronts first-form Cell and the two battle in Ginger Town. The battle grounds were left in shambles by Piccolo’s power, which was beyond imagination, but Cell escapes. In an attempt to prevent Cell from achieving his perfect-form, Piccolo challenges No. 17 to a one-on-one battle. However, during this battle, Cell drew near to the battle ground, and ultimately ended up absorbing No. 17. Having changed into his second-form, Cell stretched his evil hand toward No. 18 in order to become complete. However, through the great efforts of No. 16 and Tenshinhan, No. 18 was able to escape from Cell’s grasp.

In order to absorb No. 18, Cell explored the nearby islands. Meanwhile, Vegeta and Trunks completed their training in the Room of Spirit and Time. From there the two of them quickly head off to battle Cell. Second-form Cell was like a child before the powered up Vegeta. The bitter Cell discovers No. 18 and provokes the proud Vegeta, who allows Cell to absorb No. 18. Vegeta fights the now perfect-form Cell, but is done in before Cell’s overwhelming strength.

With Vegeta defeated, Trunks shows his true power. However, his transformation relied on power, but sacrificed speed. Because of this, he could not defeat Cell. With Trunks admitting that he has lost, Cell announces to him the opening of the Cell Games. After completing their training, Goku and his family rest before the battle with Cell. And then, on the appointed day, Goku and the other warriors gather one after the other at the tournament grounds. As the battle was about to start, Mister Satan appeared. Being beaten all too quickly, he retreats.

With all his allies watching, Goku stepped up to the Cell Games arena. At first glance it looked like an even battle, but while Goku was fighting desperately, Cell was calm and composed. Gauging Cell’s true strength, Goku willingly surrendered and entrusted everyone’s fate to Gohan. Ignoring his allies’ concerns, Gohan radiated a gigantic ki. However, Goku’s miscalculation was that Gohan had no taste for battle. Loosing his temper at Gohan, who wouldn’t fight seriously, Cell gives birth to the Cell Juniors and has them attack Goku and co. With his friends in jeopardy, Gohan finally lets loose!

Before Gohan, who had let loose his true power, Cell quickly found himself no match for the young Saiyan. Having lost his perfect-form from Gohan’s attack, Cell tries to kill Gohan and take out the Earth by blowing himself up. Realizing the danger Goku transports Cell to Kaiō’s planet, but is caught in the explosion and dies. As everyone was gripped with sorrow, Cell, who had managed to revive into his perfect-form, once again comes after Gohan. Gohan injures his arm protecting Vegeta, but with Goku’s encouragement he defeats Cell!

Episode List (068 — 098)

Dragon Ball Kai Episode 068Air Date: 15 August 2010
そして怪物が動き出す…出撃!超ナメック星人だ!
Soshite Kaibutsu ga Ugokidasu… Shutsugeki! Sūpā Namekku-seijin da!
And So the Monster Makes its Move… Take Off! It’s the Super Namekian!
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 069Air Date: 22 August 2010
オレはお前の兄弟だ!悟空の気を持つモンスター
Ore wa Omae no Kyōdai da! Gokū no Ki o Motsu Monsutā
I Am Your Brother! The Monster Who Possesses Goku’s Ki
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio, Jun’ichi Fujise, & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 070Air Date: 29 August 2010
渦巻く策略、太陽拳!人造人間セルを追え
Uzumaku Sakuryaku Taiyō-Ken! Jinzōningen Seru o Oe
A Devious Trick, the Taiyō-Ken! Chase After the Artificial Human Cell
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 071Air Date: 05 September 2010
神出鬼没のセルを討て!ついに復活、孫悟空!
Shinshutsu-Kibotsu no Seru o Ute! Tsui-ni Fukkatsu, Son Gokū!
Attack the Elusive Cell! Son Goku is Finally Revived!
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 072Air Date: 12 September 2010
超サイヤ人を超えろ!いざ、精神と時の部屋へ
Sūpā Saiya-jin o Koero!! Iza, Seishin to Toki no Heya e
Surpass Super Saiyan! Now, Into the Room of Spirit and Time
Script: Aya Matsui & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 073Air Date: 19 September 2010
これが超ナメック星人の力!17号VSピッコロ
Kore ga Sūpā Namekku-seijin no Chikara! Jūnana-Gō tai Pikkoro
This is the Power of a Super Namekian! No. 17 vs Piccolo
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 074Air Date: 26 September 2010
逃げろ17号!ピッコロ、懸命の抗戦
Nigero Jūnana-Gō! Pikkoro, Kenmei no Kōsen
Run, No. 17! Piccolo’s Suicidal Resistance
Script: Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto & Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 075Air Date: 03 October 2010
実力未知数!寡黙な戦士16号、動く
Jitsu-ryoku Mi-chisū! Kamoku na Senshi Jūroku-Gō, Ugoku
Unmeasured Power! The Silent Warrior No. 16 Makes his Move
Script: Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi, Mitsuo Hashimoto, & Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 076Air Date: 10 October 2010
天津飯、決死の新気功砲!戦友を救え、孫悟空
Tenshinhan, Kesshi no Shin-Kikōhō! Senyū o Sukue, Son Gokū
Tenshinhan’s Do-or-Die Shin Kikōhō! Save Your Brother-in-Arms, Son Goku
Script: Aya Matsui & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda, Daisuke Nishio, & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 077Air Date: 17 October 2010
超サイヤ人を超えた!不敵なべジータ、セルを討つ
Sūpā Saiya-jin o Koeta! Futeki-na Bejīta, Seru o Utsu
Super Saiyan Surpassed! The Daring Vegeta Strikes Cell
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Sumio Uetake
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto, Jun’ichi Fujise, & Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 078Air Date: 24 October 2010
セル怒涛の悔しがり!クリリン、18号を破壊せよ
Seru Dotō no Kuyashigari! Kuririn, Jūhachi-Gō o Hakai-se yo
Cell’s Surging Resentment! Kuririn, Destroy No. 18
Script: Sumio Uetake & Takao Koyama
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Ueda, & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 079Air Date: 31 October 2010
そして最悪の事態へ…セル、18号に襲いかかる!
Soshite Sai’aku no Jitai e… Seru, Jūhachi-Gō ni Osoikakaru!
And So, The Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst… Cell Attacks No. 18!
Script: Takao Koyama & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto, Kazuhito Kikuchi, Takahiro Imamura, & Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 080Air Date: 07 November 2010
形勢逆転!完全体セル、ついに始動
Keisei Gyakuten! Kanzentai Seru, Tsui-ni Shidō
The Tables Have Turned! Perfect Form Cell Finally Goes into Action
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Jun’ichi Fujise, & Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 081Air Date: 14 November 2010
ベジータ全力の一撃!しかし高まるセルの恐怖
Bejīta Zenryoku no Ichigeki! Shikashi Takamaru Seru no Kyōfu
Vegeta’s Full-Power Strike! But Cell’s Terror Grows and Grows
Script: Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 082Air Date: 21 November 2010
超パワー覚醒!父を超えたトランクス
Chō-Pawā Kakusei! Bejīta o Koeta Torankusu
The Awakening of Super Power! Trunks Has Surpassed his Father Vegeta
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi & Masahiro Hosoda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 083Air Date: 28 November 2010
テレビが乗っ取られた!セルゲーム会見生放送
Terebi ga Nottorareta! Seru Gēmu Kaiken-Namahōsō
The Television’s Been Hijacked! A Live Broadcast of the Cell Games Press Conference
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Jun’ichi Fujise & Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 084Air Date: 05 December 2010
修行完了!悟空、打倒セルに余裕あり!?
Shūgyō Kanryō! Gokū, Datō Seru ni Yoyū ari?!
Training Completed! Does Goku have the Composure to Defeat Cell?!
Script: Aya Matsui & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 085Air Date: 12 December 2010
破られた休息!防衛軍、セルに総攻撃
Yaburareta Kyūsoku! Bōeigun, Seru ni Sōkōgeki
An Interrupted Rest! The Self-Defense Army’s General Offensive Against Cell
Script: Aya Matsui, Katsuyuki Sumisawa, Sumio Uetake, & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio, Mitsuo Hashimoto, & Masahiro Hosoda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 086Air Date: 19 December 2010
新しい神様!ドラゴンボール遂に復活
Atarashī Kami-sama! Doragon Bōru Tsui ni Fukkatsu
A New God! The Dragon Balls are Finally Revived
Script: Sumio Uetake & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto, Masahiro Hosoda, Daisuke Nishio, & Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 087Air Date: 26 December 2010
サタン軍団大暴れ!セルゲームの幕開
Satan-gundan Ō-abare! Seru Gēmu no Maku’aki
Satan’s Legion Runs Wild! The Curtain Rises on the Cell Games
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Sumio Uetake
“Z” Director: Kazuhito Kikuchi & Hiroki Shibata
Dragon Ball Kai — No Episode AiredDate: 02 January 2011
正月特番のため番組は休みだ
Shōgatsu toku-ban no tame bangumi wa yasumi da
Took a break for a new-year program special airing.
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 088Air Date: 09 January 2011
決戦!セル対孫悟空
Kessen! Seru Tai Son Gokū
The Decisive Battle! Cell vs Son Goku
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Mitsuo Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Ueda, & Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 089Air Date: 16 January 2011
最高レベルの戦い!セルを倒せ、孫悟空
Saikō Reberu no Tatakai! Seru o Taose, Son Gokū
A Battle of the Highest Level! Defeat Cell, Son Goku
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio & Atsutoshi Umezawa
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 090Air Date: 23 January 2011
死闘に決着!悟空、決断の時
Shitō ni Kecchaku! Gokū, Ketsudan no Toki
A Conclusion to the Death-Match! Goku, Time to Make a Decision
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Atsutoshi Umezawa & Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 091Air Date: 30 January 2011
怒れ悟飯!秘めた力を解き放て
Ikare Gohan! Himeta Chikara o Tokihanate
Get Angry, Gohan! Unleash Your Hidden Power
Script: Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Masahiro Hosoda & Hiroki Shibata
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 092Air Date: 06 February 2011
空に消えた涙!悟飯、怒りの超覚醒
Sora ni Kieta Namida! Gohan, Ikari no Chō-Kakusei
The Tears that Disappeared into the Sky! Gohan’s Angry Super Awakening
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Hiroki Shibata & Mitsuo Hashimoto
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 093Air Date: 13 February 2011
迷いなき闘志!悟飯、セルジュニア粉砕
Mayoi-naki Tōshi! Gohan, Seru Junia Funsai
Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan Pulverizes the Cell Juniors
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Yoshihiro Ueda & Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 094Air Date: 20 February 2011
完全体崩壊!炸裂、怒りの超鉄拳
Kanzentai Hōkai! Sakuretsu, Ikari no Chō-Tekken
The Perfect Form Breaks Down! The Super Iron Fists of Rage Explode
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio, Kazuhito Kikuchi, & Masahiro Hosoda
Dragon Ball Kai — No Episode AiredDate: 27 February 2011
東京メトロスポーツスペシャル 東京マラソン2011
Tokyo Metoro Supōtsu Supesharu – Tokyo Marason 2011
Tokyo Metro Sports Special – Tokyo Marathon 2011
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 095Air Date: 06 March 2011
バイバイみんな!これが地球を救う唯一の道
Bai-Bai Min’na! Kore ga Chikyū o Sukū Yui’itsu no Michi
Bye-Bye Everyone! This is the Only Way to Save the Earth
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Aya Matsui
“Z” Director: Masahiro Hosoda & Hiroki Shibata
Dragon Ball Kai — No Episode AiredDate: 13 March 2011
FNN 地震の報道特番
Fuji Nyūsu Nettowāku – Jishin no Hōdō Tokuban
Fuji News Network – Earthquake News Special
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 096Air Date: 20 March 2011
力合わせろ!最強最後のかめはめ波
Chikara Awasero! Saikyō Saigo no Kamehameha
Combine Our Power! The Mightiest, Final Kamehameha
Script: Hiroshi Toda & Katsuyuki Sumisawa
“Z” Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi & Kazuhito Kikuchi
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 097Air Date: 27 March 2011
笑顔の別れ!新しい日々へ…
Egao no Wakare! Atarashī Hibi e…
Farewell With a Smile! Heading for New Days…
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa & Takao Koyama
“Z” Director: Daisuke Nishio & Masahiro Hosoda
Dragon Ball Kai Episode 098Unaired / Home Video Release Only
未来に平和を!悟空の魂よ永遠に
Mirai ni Heiwa o! Gokū no Tamashī yo Eien ni
Bring Peace to the Future! Goku’s Spirit is Eternal
Script: Takao Koyama & Hiroshi Toda
“Z” Director: Masahiro Hosoda & Hiroki Shibata