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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball Kai Episode 001


    

闘いの幕開け!帰ってきたぞ孫悟空

Tatakai no Makuake! Kaette Kita zo Son Gokū

The Curtain Opens on the Battle! Son Goku Returns

Episode Information

Premiered: 05 April 2009 (9:00 – 9:30AM, Sunday, Fuji TV)
Ratings Share: 11.3%
Opening Animation: “Dragon Soul” (First Animation)
Eyecatch: 1st Eyecatch
Ending Animation: “Yeah! Break! Care! Break!”
Corresponding:
Manga (Weekly Shōnen Jump)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)

Availability: Dragon Ball Kai Volume #01 (18 September 2009)
Dragon Ball Kai Starter Blu-ray Volume #01 (18 September 2009)

Episode Synopsis

Kakarrot, the son of the Saiyan warrior Bardock, was sent to Earth to destroy all humanity. Son Gohan finds Goku and adopts him as his own, naming him Son Goku. Goku grows up on Earth, facing many fierce opponents and expanding his fighting abilities. After defeating Ma Junior, Goku settles down and has a son, Gohan, named after his adoptive grandfather. After five peaceful years, everyone reunites at Kame House, but their celebration is disrupted by a mysterious alien warrior!

Next Time:
“The Enemy is Goku’s Older Brother?! The Secret of the Saiyan, Strongest of Warriors”

Episode Notes

  • The word “paradise” was misspelled as “paradice” in the opening theme lyrics of this episode’s initial broadcast. This error did not appear in any other subsequent episode and has since been corrected for all re-airings and home video releases of this episode.
  • This episode begins with a recap of Son Goku’s origin and growth on Earth, which were not originally shown in the series. Scenes from the first Dragon Ball Z TV special are also shown, along with brief clips from throughout the Dragon Ball series. These clips highlight most of the major events from the series, but for some reason skip over both the Red Ribbon Army and Uranai Baba story arcs.
  • The name of Kame-Sen’nin’s voice actor, Masaharu Satō, was erroneously misspelled in the ending credits as “佐藤正” rather than the correct spelling of “佐藤正”.
  • While the original broadcast of this episode featured Kenji Yamamoto’s musical score, the background music in all subsequent re-airings have been replaced by Shunsuke Kikuchi’s original musical score from Dragon Ball Z due to allegations of musical infringement. The credits below reflect those from the original broadcast in which Kenji Yamamoto is credited as the series’ musical composer, although Shunsuke Kikuchi is credited as such in all subsequent re-airings and home video releases featuring his replacement score.

Re-animated Scene Gallery

This collection compiles all re-animated scenes featured in this episode’s original broadcast, listed in order of appearance. Each re-animated scene will be presented with a screen shot from the original Dragon Ball Z TV series (left) and another taken from the Dragon Ball Kai TV broadcast (right). In Japan, Dragon Ball Kai was broadcast in widescreen, so these comparisons will maintain this proper aspect ratio. All original comparison screen shots were taken from the Japanese Dragon Boxes and maintain their proper 4:3 aspect ratios. It should be noted that some of these re-animated scenes only appear in the widescreen presentation of the series and were possibly omitted from fullscreen releases, both domestically and internationally.











Episode Credits

All credits listed below are as originally presented in the episode. The credit structure used in Dragon Ball 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

The cast credits are listed in order of character importance within the series. For more detailed information about the series cast, visit the Cast Guide.

孫悟空

Son Goku

孫悟飯

Son Gohan

バーダック

Bardock

野沢雅子

Masako Nozawa

 

 

 

 

クリリン

Kuririn

田中真弓

Mayumi Tanaka

ブルマ

Bulma

鶴 ひろみ

Hiromi Tsuru

ピッコロ

Piccolo

古川登志夫

Toshio Furukawa

チチ

Chi-Chi

渡辺菜生子

Naoko Watanabe

ラディッツ

Raditz

千葉 繁

Shigeru Chiba

フリーザ

Freeza

中尾隆聖

Ryūsei Nakao

ウミガメ

Umigame

藤本たかひろ

Takahiro Fujimoto

農夫

Farmer

園部啓一

Kei’ichi Sonobe

フリーザの手下

Freeza’s Underling

松原大典

Daisuke Matsubara

宮坂俊蔵

Shunzō Miyasaka

亀仙人

Kame-Sen’nin

佐藤正治

Masaharu Satō

ナレーション

Narration

八奈見乗児

Jōji Yanami

Opening Credits

企画

Planning

松崎容子

Yōko Matsuzaki

森下孝三

Kōzō Morishita

原作

Original Author

鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama

「Dragonball」集英社刊

“Dragon Ball” Published by Shueisha

プロデュサー

Producer

情野誠人

Masato Seino

木村京太郎

Kyotaro Kimura

小原康平

Kōhei Obara

音楽

Music

山本健司

Kenji Yamamoto

オープニング テーマ

Opening Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

Vocals

「Dragon Soul」

“Dragon Soul”

吉元由美

Yumi Yoshimoto

岩崎貴文

Takafumi Iwasaki

京田誠一

Sei’ichi Kyōda

谷本貴義 (Dragon Soul)

Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)

(コロムビアミュージックエンタテインメント)

(Columbia Music Entertainment)

エンディング テーマ

Ending Theme

作詞

Lyrics

作曲

Composition

編曲

Arrangement

Vocals

「Yeah! Break! Care! Break!」

“Yeah! Break! Care! Break!”

森 由里子

Yuriko Mori

岩崎貴文

Takafumi Iwasaki

京田誠一

Sei’ichi Kyōda

谷本貴義 (Dragon Soul)

Takayoshi Tanimoto (Dragon Soul)

(コロムビアミュージックエンタテインメント)

(Columbia Music Entertainment)

製作担当

Production Manager

風間厚徳

Atsunori Kazama

制作協力

Production Coordination

東映

Toei

制作

Production

フジテレビ

Fuji TV

東映アニメーション

Toei Animation

Ending Credits

脚本

Script

小山高生

Takao Koyama

隅沢克之

Katsuyuki Sumisawa

シリーズ構成協力

Series Composition

佐渡和隆

Kazutaka Sado

キャラメル・ママ

Caramel Mama

声の出演

Voice Performances

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[ Cast Credits ]

協力

In Cooperation With

青二プロ

Aoni Production

「ドラゴンボールZ」演出

“Dragon Ball Z” Directors

西尾大介

Daisuke Nishio

葛西 治

Osamu Kasai

オープニング・エンディング

Opening & Ending

山室直儀

Tadayoshi Yamamuro

長峯達也

Tatsuya Nagamine

志田直俊

Naotoshi Shida

後藤康徳

Yasunori Gotō

編集

Editing

福光伸一

Shin’ichi Fukumitsu

編集協力

Editing Assistance

古庄賢太郎 (パセリプロモーション)

Kentarō Furushō (Parsley Promotion)

音響監督

Audio Director

長崎行男

Yukio Nagasaki

録音

Recording

伊東光晴

Mitsuharu Itō

録音助手

Recording Assistant

新垣未希

Miki Aragaki

オリジナルサウンドエフェクトデザイン

Original Sound Effect Design

新井秀徳 (フィズサウンド)

Hidenori Arai (Fizz Sound)

録音スタジオ

Recording Studio

タバック

TAVAC

音楽協力

Music Collaboration

八木 仁

Hitoshi Yagi

川口真太郎

Shintarō Kawaguchi

小西岳夫

Takeo Konishi

宮下令文

Reibun Miyashita

HD演出協力

HD Production Coordination

門田英彦

Hidehiko Kadota

演出助手

Assistant Director

小山保徳

Yasunori Koyama

広報

Public Relations

鈴木麻衣子 (フジテレビ)

Maiko Suzuki (Fuji TV)

堀毛敦子

Atsuko Horike

デジタルマスタリング

Digital Mastering

キュー・テック

Q-TEC

HD編集

HD Editing

塚田徹郎

Tetsurō Tsukada

丸尾恵美

Megumi Maruo

デジタルマスタリング協力

Digital Mastering Coordination

小林宣弘

Nobuhiro Kobayashi

演出

Director

野渡康弘

Yasuhiro Nowatari

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