Fuji TV has announced the final episode titles for Dragon Ball Kai — here is a quick run-down of what to expect in the upcoming weeks as Kai comes to a close:
“Farewell with a Smile! Heading for New Days”
“Bring Peace to the Future! Goku’s Spirit is Eternal”
The title for episode 97 is a combination of the titles from Dragon Ball Z episodes 192 and 193, indicating it will cover the entirety of both. However, the title for episode 98 is a bit more interesting, as it combines the title of Dragon Ball chapter 420 with a standard, if somewhat rare, Japanese phrase. This phrase is often used to indicate that something is ending, and is nearly identical to that of the last chapter of the Kinnukuman manga series (and subsequently the anime series’ as well), with both ending in the phrase “(something) yo, towa ni“, meaning “(something) forever”, or that (something) is “eternal”. If anything, it is a nice touch to the last episode of Kai, showing us that the spirit of Goku, and in essence Dragon Ball, will indeed live on for a long, long time.
Finally, with the recent news concerning Kai‘s music infringement, it will be interesting to see just how these events may drastically affect these last three episodes. Fortunately we should not have to speculate too much longer, as the next episode will air in only a few days. We will be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.