“Dragon Ball Super” Episode 004

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Aim for the Dragon Balls! The Pilaf Gang’s Great Strategy!

Episode Summary: 

Beerus and Whis are halfway through their trip to Kaiou’s planet. While waiting, Beerus gets hungry and decides to eat the lunch Whis packed for him. However, he is discouraged when he sees what’s inside: salmon from Planet Watrin and chicken from Nebula 65. Even though he has only eaten this same meal once 160 years ago, Beerus is sick of the taste. Although, upon hearing they are only about 10 minutes away from their destination, Beerus scarfs it all down in seconds anyway.

Sensing that the God of Destruction is nearing evermore, Kaiou is getting more and more worried. He is also surprised Goku is still there after hearing about Bulma’s birthday party. He decided not to go to the party since he feels he doesn’t fit in well with them. Goku still has no idea what Kaiou acting so weirdly about, and he tries to get answers, but Kaiou tries everything to avoid the subject, even dancing and shouting “I’m weird!” after Goku questions his strange attitude.

Meanwhile, everyone at the party is having a lively time. Buu eats happily, Chaozu entertains Marron as Yamcha and Tenshinhan converse, Roshi and Oolong read dirty magazines. The only one not having a good time is Bulma, still angry about her husband choosing training over celebrating her birthday. Kuririn wonders how old Bulma is, which she finds extremely rude. Gohan is stuck in the middle of her bad attitude, trying to attend to her and cheer her up any way he can. No. 18 asks if the bingo prizes listed are legitimate. They include a castle, an airplane, and a big diamond. How wonderful being the richest family in the world! Chi-Chi wants to win the Bingo Tournament, as does No. 18 (well, she’s fine with the second place castle at any rate), but neither of them know what’s in store for the grand prize…! Chi-Chi is also frustrated with Goku’s decision to train, although her reasoning is that with fewer people, there are fewer chances to win a prize.

Speaking of prizes, Trunks takes Goten to the prize room to show off all the cool stuff. Goten stares in awe at the amazing sight of all the bingo prizes. There’s even a convertible sports car up for grabs! But Trunks assures Goten that he hasn’t seen anything yet. Regardless of the extremely tight security placed on it, Trunks intends to show Goten the grand prize. Goten is disappointed that they probably can’t see it, but Trunks bypasses the security simply by unplugging the device. He apparently also knows the pass code to open the container itself. Something arises from the container, but what…?

On a small, deserted island in the middle of the ocean, a familiar face is hungry, and tries to fish to no avail. This is none other than Emperor Pilaf, now shrunken down to the body of a child! His lackeys, Mai and Shuu, have the same problem. As we found out in Battle of Gods they used the Dragon Balls to make themselves young again, but did not specify just how young they wanted to be, and as a result, are now children again. Why are they on this island? As it turns out, Pilaf had bought a shady “treasure map” for a whopping price of 50 zenny, and this map, albeit illegible, had led them to this island, where the treasure apparently rests. However, as one would expect, they cannot find a thing, but Pilaf insists on searching harder. Mai gives up and begins complaining about Pilaf’s rash financial decisions. He bought a boat for cheap and the engine broke, so they can’t leave the island. They’re stuck! No food or water, stranded. Meanwhile, back in the prize room, the grand prize is revealed to be none other than the seven Dragon Balls! As soon as they appear, a Dragon Radar in Pilaf’s pocket begins to react. This maximum-security container blocked the signals and waves emitted by the Dragon Balls, much like a very similar device used by the Pilaf Gang themselves back in the original Dragon Ball, but now that they are no longer secured, radars can pick them up again. Pilaf is shocked to see that all seven Dragon Balls are collected together, and they are headed right for the island! Once Trunks puts the Balls back in the device, though, the signal is lost once again. Shuu and Mai think Pilaf is just so hungry he began to hallucinate, but he is absolutely sure he saw them. The gang decides to row their way to the yacht, but their boat begins to flood. They row as fast as they can, but Shuu and Mai soon give up and break down, unsure that the Dragon Balls are even on the yacht in the first place. Their boat then capsizes and a shark begins to chase them. They narrowly escape by hanging on the yacht for dear life. Hearing their voices, Goten and Trunks let down a ladder and save them. When asked what they were up to, Pilaf almost messes up, but is saved by Mai and Shuu. They are there not for the Dragon Balls, but because they were filming a brand new television Drama, albeit without any cameras. The gang smells the delicious food nearby, and Trunks offers them some, but Pilaf refuses to give in. All of them soon change their minds, though, and they happily feast on a huge plate of food given to them by the boys.

At the Capsule Corporation, Vegeta continues to train. He seems to be having trouble with150x Earth’s gravity, but all of a sudden the training room shuts off. A secretary walks in with a call for Vegeta from Bulma, who rages at him for not showing up. Vegeta doesn’t want to go waste his time when he could be productively training.

Goku continues to train as well while Kaiou paints his new house. Goku’s Kamehame-Ha angers Kaiou, and the shock of both the blast and the deity falling off a tree causes the just-built house to capsize once again. Goku just wants to get stronger, and seeing this attitude, Kaiou accidentally says this is why he doesn’t want Goku to meet Beerus. In a pinch, he cannot keep it a secret anymore. Kaiou explains that Beerus is a fearsome god at about the same level as the Kaioushin, who oversees the universe’s destruction, taking his title to heart and destroying whatever annoys him until he gets tired. To create a balance in the universe, though, gods like Beerus must exist. Just as there are gods of creation, there are also gods of destruction. Not a single being, not even Goku, can hold a candle to him, and for that reason Kaiou wants Goku not to do anything stupid like challenging the deity. Goku promises not to touch him, but Kaiou still isn’t satisfied, making Goku hide in the broken house. Beerus and Whis then appear in front of Kaiou, shaking in fear.

Next time on Dragon Ball Super…

界王星の決戦!悟空VS破壊神ビルス
Kaiō-sei no Kessen! Gokū Tai Hakaishin Birusu
Showdown on Kaiō’s Planet! Goku vs God of Destruction Beerus

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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”.