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Dragon Ball Super Episode 023


地球が!悟飯が!絶体絶命!早く来てくれ孫悟空!!

Chikyū ga! Gohan ga! Zettaizetsumei! Haku Kite kure Son Gokū!!

The Earth and Gohan in Dire Peril! Come Quick, Son Goku!!

Episode Information

Premiered: 13 December 2015 (9:00 – 9:30AM, Sunday, Fuji TV)
Ratings Share: 4.7% (9th)
Opening Animation: “Chōzetsu ☆ Dynamic!” (Second Animation)
Eyecatch: Part A: Gohan & Mister Satan / Part B: Goku
Ending Animation: “Starring Star”

Availability: Dragon Ball Super DVD Box #02 (02 March 2016)
Dragon Ball Super Blu-ray Box #02 (02 March 2016)

Episode Summary

Piccolo is laying on the ground after getting hit with Freeza’s attack. Bulma wonders what he is doing and shouts for him to get up, but Trunks says that he can no longer feel Piccolo’s ki. Freeza is thoroughly enjoying listening to Gohan’s sounds of lamentation, saying that this is exactly what he was hoping for. Jaco says that this is precisely why he considers Earth too dangerous and will have it removed from his jurisdiction once he gets back, while Bulma angrily asks where Goku and Vegeta are at a crucial time like this. Over on Beerus’ planet, Goku and Vegeta are in fact still sparring together inside Whis’ staff, while Beerus heartily eats pizza outside. However he runs out of pizza and demands more, but Whis explains that the rest is all inside his staff. He cannot take the pizza out with Goku and Vegeta training inside, and it was Beerus’ idea to put them in there in the first place. But Beerus insists, so Whis extracts Goku and Vegeta from his staff. Goku complains, saying that they were at a good part just then; even Beerus says that they seem to have done substantial training and Whis heals the two. The pizza boxes pop out as well, but they all turn out to be empty. Goku and Vegeta ate all the pizza when they were inside the staff; otherwise they would have starved to death.

While Beerus angrily chases Goku and Vegeta around, Whis starts to use his staff to contact Bulma and order more pizza, but he notices there is already a message from her. Whis and Beerus are both entranced by the strawberry sundae Bulma is offering, and Whis quickly contacts her. She is mad at Whis for being so late to respond, and tells him to notify Goku and Vegeta that Freeza has come back to life and Earth is in big trouble. Freeza’s grown far stronger than before, and even Piccolo died protecting Gohan! Meanwhile, Freeza and Sorbet notice Bulma is talking with someone. Sorbet asks if they should kill her, but Freeza realizes that she is probably contacting Goku. Unfortunately, Whis says that it will take him 35 minutes to bring Goku and Vegeta back to Earth… but Beerus points out that Goku has his own teleportation technique. However, Earth is too far away from Beerus’ planet, and so Goku cannot lock on to anyone’s ki.

Overhearing the conversation, Freeza realizes Goku will not be arriving for a little while, so Ginyu offers to finish off the remaining Earth warriors. Jaco declares that he has urgent business and tries to leave, but Bulma restrains him. Still beaten to a pulp and emotionally devastated, Gohan reflects on having gone so long without fighting that he no longer has the power to protect everyone. If only he had continued his training like Goku and the others, then Piccolo would not have died. Kuririn responds that there is nothing wrong with that; it is only natural to prioritize family over fighting. Hearing that Gohan is a family man, Freeza promises to wipe out his family in the blink of an eye. Gohan says he must stop Freeza in order to protect his family, and begins powering up. While he briefly becomes a Super Saiyan once again, ultimately Gohan’s body is too worn out to handle the power; he reverts back to his normal form and seems to lose consciousness. Fortunately though, Goku is able to sense his heightened power, and teleports himself and Vegeta to Earth just in time to save Gohan from one of Freeza’s attacks.

It turns out that raising his ki high enough to summon Goku had been Gohan’s goal all along. Goku compliments Gohan for working so hard to make sure he could sense his ki. Sorbet wonders if this is really the Saiyan who defeated Freeza, and Freeza confirms that he could never forget Goku’s face. Bulma asks Vegeta how long he was going to leave his beautiful wife alone. Goku reassures Gohan that they can use the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive Piccolo. He teleports away with Piccolo’s body, and Freeza recognizes the technique as belonging to the people of Planet Yardrat. Goku quickly returns, and explains that he took Piccolo’s body over to Dende’s. He asks Goten and Trunks to go over there and explain the situation right away. The two of them instead want to stay and watch Goku defeat Freeza, but he insists, saying that this is no place for children. Vegeta likewise tells them to do as Goku says. Jaco asks them to take him somewhere safe too, but Bulma again grabs him and forces him to stay there (Jaco thinks to himself that Bulma is scarier than Freeza). Kuririn gives Gohan a senzu, and Gohan wonders about everyone else’s portions. However, Kuririn says they don’t need them, as even back at full health they would not be of much help at this point.

Freeza is thrilled that the time has finally come for him to get revenge on Goku… though he is a bit surprised to see that Vegeta is with him as well. Goku wonders how Freeza returned to life, but Vegeta guesses it was probably with the Dragon Balls. Freeza confirms this, and agonizes over the torments he suffered in Hell. Goku is unsympathetic, since it was Freeza’s own fault that he came to Earth and got killed by Trunks. Freeza blames Goku as the start of all his misfortune, and cannot rest easy as long as Goku remains alive. Ginyu butts into the conversation, saying that he feels the same way, so much so that it hurts. Goku vaguely remembers Ginyu as the one who stole his body on Planet Namek, and Vegeta recalls how Ginyu ended up turned into a frog. Ginyu says the two of them do not understand how hard it was for him being a frog, but Vegeta is unsympathetic. After all, if Ginyu had remained a frog, he probably would not have died… And with that, Vegeta very quickly blows Ginyu to pieces.

Goku is angry at Vegeta, as there was no reason to kill Ginyu. But Vegeta says he just would have gotten in the way during the fight. Freeza is impressed with how much stronger Vegeta has grown, saying that he will be sure to kill him once he is done with Goku. Freeza explains that after his resurrection, he trained in order to battle Goku once more, which was the most effort he had ever put into anything in his life. As a result, he acquired power far surpassing anything he had imagined. Goku is not too impressed though. Freeza may have gotten stronger, but he has grown much stronger as well. Freeza says that last time he was caught off guard, so this time he will go straight to his final form. The massive surge of power from Freeza’s transformation wipes out all of his remaining soldiers apart from Sorbet, leaving a massive crater in the ground that goes straight down to the sea. As Freeza finally emerges in his final form, Goku wonders what kind of training he underwent. He calls dibs on fighting Freeza first, since Vegeta already fought with Ginyu. Goku tells Freeza that if he were not so evil, he might have made a good rival, and Freeza notes that Goku has not lost his knack for saying things that annoy him. Freeza wonders why Goku is not becoming a Super Saiyan, but Goku is sure there is no need for him to go that far anymore. Impressed with Goku’s confidence, the two prepare for battle, and Freeza is ready for his revenge to begin.

Next Time:
“Clash: Freeza vs Son Goku! This is the Fruit of My Training!”

Episode Credits

All credits listed below are as originally presented in the episode. The credit structure used in Dragon Ball Super is actually quite simple; the staff involved with the production of the series as a whole are listed in the opening credits and the staff involved with this specific episode are listed in the ending credits. All original credit errors have been corrected to maintain accurate spellings throughout the site. For more information and a complete listing of the series staff, visit the Production Guide.

Cast Credits

孫悟空

Son Goku

孫悟飯

Son Gohan

孫悟天

Son Goten

野沢雅子

Masako Nozawa

 

 

 

 

フリーザ

Freeza

中尾隆聖

Ryūsei Nakao

ブルマ

Bulma

鶴 ひろみ

Hiromi Tsuru

ベジータ

Vegeta

堀川りょう

Ryō Horikawa

クリリン

Kuririn

田中真弓

Mayumi Tanaka

トランクス

Trunks

草尾 毅

Takeshi Kusao

ビルス

Beerus

山寺宏一

Kōichi Yamadera

ウイス

Whis

森田成一

Masakazu Morita

ソルベ

Sorbet

斎藤志郎

Shirō Saitō

ジャコ

Jaco

花江夏樹

Natsuki Hanae

ギニュー

Ginyu

小西克幸

Katsuyuki Konishi

兵士

Soldier

千葉俊哉

Toshiya Chiba

服部想之介

Sōnosuke Hattori

五味滉一

Kōichi Gomi

深川和征

Kazumasa Fukagawa

ナレーション

Narration

龍田直樹

Naoki Tatsuta

Opening Credits

原作・ストーリー原案・キャラクター原案

Original Author / Story Draft / Character Drafts

鳥山 明 (集英社「ジャンプコミックス」刊)

Akira Toriyama (Published in Shueisha’s “Jump Comics”)

企画

Planning

情野誠人 (フジテレビ)

Masato Seino (Fuji TV)

渡辺和哉 (読売広告社)

Kazuya Watanabe (Yomiko Advertising, Inc.)

森下孝三

Kōzō Morishita

プロデューサー

Producer

野﨑 理 (フジテレビ)

Osamu Nozaki (Fuji TV)

佐川直子 (読売広告社)

Naoko Sagawa (Yomiko Advertising, Inc.)

木戸 睦

Atsushi Kido

音楽

Music

住友紀人

Norihito Sumitomo

オープニングテーマ

Opening Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

Vocals

「超絶☆ダイナミック!」

“Chōzetsu Dynamic!”

森 雪之丞

Yukinojō Mori

吉井和哉

Kazuya Yoshii

吉井和哉

Kazuya Yoshii

(日本コロムビア/トライアド)

(Nippon Columbia / Triad)

製作担当

Production Manager

末竹 憲

Ken Suetake

美術デザイン

Art Design

行 信三

Shinzō Yuki

色彩設計

Color Design

堀田哲平

Teppei Hotta

キャラクターデザイン・作画監修

Character Design & Supervising
Director of Animation

山室直儀

Tadayoshi Yamamuro
 

シリーズディレクター

Series Director

地岡公俊

Kimitoshi Chioka

制作協力

Production Coordination

東映

Toei

制作

Production

フジテレビ

Fuji TV

読売広告社

Yomiko Advertising, Inc.

東映アニメーション

Toei Animation

Ending Credits

脚本

Script

小山 真

Makoto Koyama

声の出演

Voice Performances

~~~~

[ Cast Credits ]

協力

In Cooperation With

青二プロダクション

Aoni Production

原画

Key Animation

石川 修

Osamu Ishikawa

村 俊太郎

Shuntarō Mura

堀井伸雄

Nobuo Horii

スタジオ歩

Studio Ayumu

ミュウ

Myū

池田智美

Tomomi Ikeda

楠木智子

Tomoko Kusunoki

松井京介

Kyōsuke Matsui

舘 直樹

Naoki Tate

檜垣賢一

Ken’ichi Higaki

岩田幸大

Kōdai Iwata

武遊

Buyū

Toei Phils.

Toei Animation Philippines

山内亜紀

Aki Yamauchi

大西麻衣子

Maiko Ōnishi

 

 

作画監督補佐

Assistant Animation Supervisor

楠木智子

Tomoko Kusunoki

田中千皓

Chihiro Tanaka

動画

In-Between Animation

Toei Phils.

Toei Animation Philippines

武遊

Buyū

ミュウ

Myū

彩色

Digital Coloring

Toei Phils.

Toei Animation Philippines

武遊

Buyū

ミュウ

Myū

色指定

Color Designation

加藤良高

Yoshitaka Katō

デジタル特殊効果

Digital Special Effects

下川信裕

Nobuhiro Shimokawa

デジタルアーティスト

Digital Artist

牧野 快

Kai Makino

佐藤光裕

Mitsuhiro Satō

辰口智樹

Tomoki Tatsukuchi

奥村崇之

Takayuki Okumura

古橋 宏

Hiroshi Furuhashi

長谷川晃子

Akiko Hasegawa

背景

Backgrounds

アテネアートスタジオ

Athens Art Studio

斉藤信二

Shinji Saito

木下千春

Chiharu Kinoshita

山本真生

Mao Yamamoto

大谷正信

Masanobu Ōtani

赤保谷則子

Noriko Akahoya

勝又アイ子

Aiko Katsumata

デジタル撮影

Digital Photography

AMGA

AMGA

競 昌則

Masanori Kisoi

服部 安

Yasushi Hattori

平井智朗

Tomoaki Hirai

姜 亜偉

Ai Kyō

岡田由紀

Yuki Okada

西 重成

Shigenari Nishi

杉浦仙一

Sen’ichi Sugiura

茂木邦夫

Kunio Mogi

 

 

エンディングテーマ

Ending Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

Vocals

「スターリングスター」

“Starring Star”

首藤義勝

Yoshikatsu Shutō

首藤義勝

Yoshikatsu Shutō

KEYTALK & NARASAKI

KEYTALK & NARASAKI

KEYTALK

KEYTALK

(ビクターエンタテインメント)

(Victor Entertainment)

音響監督

Audio Director

本田保則

Yasunori Honda

編集

Editing

西村英一

Ei’ichi Nishimura

録音

Recording

伊東光晴

Mitsuharu Itō

録音助手

Recording Assistance

新垣未希

Miki Arakaki

音響効果

Sound Effects

西村睦弘 (フィズサウンド)

Mutsuhiro Nishimura (Fizz Sound)

記録

Documentation

沢井尚子

Naoko Sawai

アシスタントプロデューサー

Assistant Producer

出樋昌稔 (フジテレビ)

Masatoshi Dasuze (Fuji TV)

静 美保 (読売広告社)

Miho Shizuka (Yomiko Advertising, Inc.)

音響製作

Audio Production

タバック

TAVAC

録音スタジオ

Recording Studio

サウンドイン

Sound Inn

東映デジタルセンター

Toei Digital Center

オンライン編集

Online Editing

東映デジタルラボ

Toei Digital Lab

音楽協力

Music In Association With

東映アニメーション音楽出版

Toei Animation Music Publishing

フジパシフィックミュージック

FUJIPACIFIC MUSIC

企画協力

Planning In Cooperation With

集英社「Vジャンプ」編集部

Shueisha’s “V-Jump” Editorial Department

演出助手

Assistant Director

栗原ひとみ

Hitomi Kurihara

製作進行

Assistant Production Manager

福田一夫

Kazuo Fukuda

美術進行

Art Manager

西牧正人

Masato Nishimaki

仕上進行

Finishing Manager

河本隆弘

Takahiro Kawamoto

CG進行

CG Manager

渡辺克博

Katsuhiro Watanabe

荒牧壮也

Sōya Aramaki

玉野 希

Nozomi Tamano

CG協力プロダクション

CG Production In Cooperation With

サンライズD.I.D.スタジオ

Sunrise D.I.D. Studio

ドロイズ

drawiz

演技事務

Talent Coordination

角 康昭

Yasuaki Tsuno

広報

Public Relations

山本麻未子 (フジテレビ)

Mamiko Yamamoto (Fuji TV)

美術

Art Director

杦浦正一郎

Sei’ichiro Sugiura

総作画監督

Chief Animation Supervisor

井手武生

Takeo Ide

作画監督

Animation Supervisor

石川 修

Osamu Ishikawa

木下由衣

Yui Kinoshita

絵コンテ

Storyboard

貝澤幸男

Yukio Kaizawa

演出

Director

中尾幸彦

Yukihiko Nakao