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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball Kai Episode 004


    

あの世で走れ孫梧空!100万キロの蛇の道

Ano-yo de Hashire Son Gokū! Hyaku-man Kiro no Hebi no Michi

Son Goku Runs in the Afterlife! The Million Kilometer Serpent Road

Episode Information

Premiered: 26 April 2009 (9:00 – 9:30AM, Sunday, Fuji TV)
Ratings Share: 11.1%
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 #02 (23 October 2009)
Dragon Ball Kai Blu-ray Box #01 (23 October 2009)

Episode Synopsis

Piccolo steals the unconscious Gohan from Bulma and the others, and takes him off to train in preparation of the Saiyan’s arrival. God has a plan as well, and takes the dead Goku to see Enma-daiō. God says that before Goku will be brought back to life with the Dragon Balls, he will train under Kaiō, who stands at the peak of all the gods in the universe! After receiving permission from Enma-daiō to meet Kaiō, Goku begins running along the Serpent Road, said to be as long as a million kilometers. Elsewhere, Kuririn visits Goku’s house, but is too uncomfortable to tell Chi-Chi and Gyūmaō about Goku and Gohan. Meanwhile, upon testing out Gohan’s dormant power, Piccolo tells Gohan to strengthen himself so as to be able to draw that power out.

Next Time:
“Wilderness Survival! The Moon Awakens Gohan”

Episode Notes

  • The next episode title was not originally typed in the broadcast episode’s next episode preview, but was later added for the home video release.
  • 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of this episode featured Kenji Yamamoto’s musical score, the background music in all subsequent re-airings have been replaced by Shunsuke Kikuchi’s original musical score from Dragon Ball Z due to allegations of musical infringement.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

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

牛魔王

Gyūmaō

郷里大輔

Daisuke Gōri

蛇の道への案内人

Serpent Road’s Guide

織田優成

Yūsei Oda

亀仙人

Kame-Sen’nin

佐藤正治

Masaharu Satō

神様

God

青野 武

Takeshi Aono

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

照井啓司

Keiji Terui

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

竹之内和久

Kazuhisa Takenōchi

橋本光夫

Mitsuo Hashimoto

岡崎 稔

Minoru Okazaki

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

朝倉みなみ

Minami Asakura

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