“Dragon Ball Super” Episode 001

Dragon Ball Super is finally here! Today, July 5 in Japan, Dragon Ball Super episode one has finally aired! For those that do not know, Dragon Ball Super is the first all new Dragon Ball television series in 18 years. Here is our complete episode summary.

Much like Toyotarō’s manga adaptation, episode one starts off with flashbacks of Goku’s epic battle with Majin Buu. Following that, we see Goku driving a plowing a field. It was first revealed that Goku began radish farming in the 2008 Jump Super Anime Tour Special. Goku is clearly bored, and hungry, as Goten brings him some food. Goku then asks Goten to take over for him on the tractor while he eats.

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After Goku finishes up his lunch, he transforms into a Super Saiyan and begins to train. Goku leaves Goten alone driving the tractor, when suddenly Goten looks away as Goku trains and drives off a cliff! Goku realizes this and quickly uses instantaneous movement to save Goten before the tractor and him hit the ground1*.

Following this, things change pace and we see some new characters, an alian race of sorts, who clearly fear Beerus. With that said, Beerus is introduced, along with Whis2*. The aliens are clearly afraid of him as they serve him large meal trying to please him with their best food. Beerus is not pleased. He then taps on the table, and blows up just half the planet3*, as opposed to the whole thing since the food was just “OK”.

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Back on earth, Mister Satan is participating in a press conference regarding him receiving his 100 million zenny for saving the world! Bragging as usual, Majin Buu barges and interrupts, expressing his hunger! A reporter says that it was rude for someone to just randomly barge in during his press conference. Mister Satan states that Buu is his #1 deciple! He then turns to Majin Buu and tries to be the tough guy and they engage in a stare down. Buu is unhappy with his Mister Satan, and he blows off steam. Mister Satan eventually does manage to get Buu away. Mister Satan then promises Buu lots of food and treats later, as he calls out for Videl to get him chocolate, however, Videl is out with Gohan. Once again the scene changes and we see a scholarly Gohan alongside Videl walking down the street. Videl purchased a book for Gohan, and Gohan feels guilty that Videl is always the one buying things, but Videl isn’t bothered buy this at all. Atop a rooftop we see Piccolo in disgust as he watches Videl and Gohan walking arm-and-arm on the side-walk.

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Following this, we see Goten talking to Trunks, who is doing one-fingered push-ups, about how he wants to buy a present for his soon to be sister-in-law Videl. Trunks and Goten then go to a jewelery store looking for a gift, but clearly fall short. Customers in the store are amazed that there are two people flying in the store! Trunks then remembers something his mother, Bulma, stated and he gets an idea of what Goten can get Videl! The boys then go to a store and look for a bodywash of sorts, but fall short again due to lack of funds. They then overhear an old man complaining about the prices as well, but also about talking about a hot spring that makes your skin really soft! Goten and Trunks inquire and they are pointed in the direction of a certain hot spring to gather water from. When following the old mans directions they are indeed led to a hotspring, but it is filled with old people. The boys then go to an ordinary river to gather some water, but not before a brief encounter with a large snake. Goten and trunks finally are able to gather the water, and bring it to Videl.

Upon receiving the water, Videl realizes that this is just plain old water, but she is happy for what Goten had done. Following this, we see Goten and Goku watching the sunet. Goten tells his father about his day, and also about how large Gohans house is. Goku notes that it was very nice of Mister Satan to build such a nice house for them. Mister Satan suddenly is driven up in a vehicle. He expresses to Goku how he beleives that he deserves the prize money for saving the world. He states that Vegeta had already turned down the money. At first Goku refuses the money, but then accepts after listening to Goten explain that Chi-chi would allow him to train at Kaiōs with this amount of money in their possession. After finally accepting Mister Satan’s money, Chi-chi is exstatic! She allows him to go off and train with Kaiō, but states that ONLY if he comes home every now and then! Goku then uses his instantaneous movement and goes of to Kaiō’s. We then see Roshi come in the room in which Chi-chi is saying that he wants some money so that he can buy some dirty videos. Of course, Chi-chi, in disgust, refuses, and tells him to leave.

The scene then changes to the Kaiōshin planet. We see East Kaiōshin and the Elder Kaiōshin talking, and East Kaiōshin points out that another planet has been destroyed in the distance.

Next Time on Dragon Ball Super“Onward to the Promised Resort! Vegeta Goes on a Family Trip?!”

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Episode Notes:

1*In the manga adaptation Goten is thrown from the tractor, as opposed to falling while still sitting in the tractor in the anime. In the manga Goku is still in his Super Saiyan state when he saves Goten. In addition, while Goku is training, the manga shows him imagining him fighting Cell, Freeza, and others, while in the anime we do not see this taking place. In addition, we see nothing of Beerus talking of the legendary Super Saiyan God, however, we do in the manga adaptation.

2*Beerus and Whis are first introduced in the Dragon Ball Z 2013 movie, Battle of Gods, which takes place 3 years following the defeat of Majin Buu. This is the first time in an animated series that we see these characters, which takes place just 6 months following the deafeat of Majin Buu.

3* In Toyotarō’s manga adaptation, Beerus detroys the entire planet.

Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super will began in syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. No information has been given regarding an international release.  Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Buu. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.