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Baby Saga

Episode #1

(Aired 2/07/96)

Nazo no DB Shuugen!! Gokuu wa kodomo ni!?
The mysterious Dragonballs appear!! Gokuu becomes a child!?

Gokuu and Uubu are in Kami-sama's palace, training and smashing away at each other. Around 10 years have passed since the end of Dragon Ball Z, and Uubu looks to be a very strong teenager now. The damage to the Palace is enormous, and Mr. Popo and Dende are getting nervous over it.
Meanwhile Pilaf, Shuu and Mai (all three of them looking really old now) are in a set of robots, climbing the outside of the Palace. When they get inside, they eventually locate all seven Dragon Balls (lying in a skeleton-filled urn.) These are the Ultimate Dragon Balls, created by the the Namek child that had come to Earth long ago. After making the Ultimate Dragon Balls, the Namek child purified himself to become Kami-sama. The concentrated evil turned into the Great Demon King Piccolo. The Ultimate Dragon Balls (also called the Black Star Dragon Balls) is rumored to be better than Kami-sama's set.
Eventually, Uubu and Gokuu finish their training, step out into the open, and collapse. Dende and Mr. Popo heal them. Everyone trades greetings and words of thanks. Uubu and Gokuu promise to get together a year later to fight again. Then, Uubu flies off to return to his own life.
Before Pilaf can summon Shenlon, Shuu is overcome with emotion at getting this far for the first time, and Mai reminds them that this is about the point where they always get interrupted. Pilaf hopes to avoid all interruptions this time. Pilaf is again dreaming of world domination, and he summons Shenlon. The Ultimate Shenlon is yellow, and REALLY big. Meanwhile, Gokuu empties Dende's larder; still hungry, he wanders the Palace and notices that the sky has suddenly turned dark.
Confused, Gokuu tries to find out what's going on, and happens upon Pilaf. Gokuu is surprised to see Pilaf after so many decades, and he marvels over this. Pilaf rages that Gokuu is so big now, and he orders his robots to launch missiles at Gokuu. Gokuu easily catches the missiles, and Pilaf insanely wishes that Gokuu was small again, and therefore easier to defeat.
Shenlon says "So be it", and Gokuu is turned into a child once more.
Shenlon claims that the wish has been fulfilled, and all 7 Balls fly off in separate directions. Dende and Mr. Popo arrive, and are shocked to see Gokuu transformed.



[Commercial Break]

Kaiou-sama telepathically tells Dende and crew that only the Ultimate Dragon Balls can be used to reverse the wish, and the Balls have been scattered across the galaxy. Gokuu is taking being a kid in stride, and since there's nothing else that he can do at this point, he decides to fly down to Earth to get something more to eat. In Satan City, Pan (who is now a young girl, and dressed like a "slacker" version of Beederu) and a potential boyfriend are wandering the streets. Pan wants to go to a movie, and the boyfriend wants to keep pressing against her. Meanwhile Kamesennin has hit the city as well, and is trying to track down Pan (he makes sure that he bumps into the tushes of every pretty woman along the way).
However, there is a hostage situation at a bank near the theater, and the police have cordoned off the area. The bad guys have fun shooting up cars and terrorizing the police. The police had decided to send in a disguised police woman to give the villains meals spiked with knockout drops. Unfortunately, the villains expected this, and they feed the food to a hostage cop -- the cop passes out. The villains continue to blow up the city. The resulting shockwaves disturb Gokuu's meal at a nearby Chinese restaurant. He comes out to see what is wrong.
Gokuu anticipates being able to beat up baddies, but is thwarted by Pan, who tells the little boy to not get in the way. Pan beats the snot out of the bad guys as Gokuu watches. The potential boyfriend becomes scared of Pan's prowess, and runs away (not the first time this has happened, either.) Then, Kamesennin arrives and both children yell out his name. Kamesennin quickly believes that this is a weird little Gokuu, but Pan thinks that there is something wrong here. (It's been a long time since anyone's seen Gokuu, or since he's seen any of them.)
The group goes to Gokuu's house, and everyone speculates over whether the original Dragon Balls can restore Gokuu, until Kaiou-sama calls in to mention a problem he'd missed before. It seems that the Ultimate Dragon Balls are MUCH stronger than any of the other Earth sets. Having been used, the Ultimate Dragon Balls put a lot of stress on the planet. They must be gathered together again within one year, or the Earth will explode. Everyone is shocked at this.
And so, Gokuu's new adventure begins.

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NOTE: the new opening credit song is standard Japanese pop, and seems to be aimed more towards the fans of magical girls shows. This might be one sign that the producers are shifting the show away from the traditional DB audience.

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Episode #2
(Aired 2/14/96)

Shuyaku wa watashi! Pan uchuu ni tobitatsu!!
I am the Leader! Pan Flies into Space!!

The episode starts with a straight-laced Future Trucks being escorted to his office as president of Capsule Corp. However, he can't stand the attention from his staff, or the pressures of a desk job, and he manages to escape out a window (again.) Meanwhile, Pan is interrupting Goten's phone call to a new girlfriend.
The rest of the family is upset at the idea of Gokuu going off to face danger alone, so Gohan volunteers to go with. Pan wants to join them, but Chi Chi tries to scare the girl off with ghost stories. (The key to the events that follow is -- Gokuu likes being a kid again, while Pan is desperately trying to be accepted as an adult. Pan is disgusted with her grandfather's behavior, and refuses to take orders from him. Pan will constantly take on the role of "parent" from this point on.)
At Capsule Corp., Bulma comments on the fact that her space ship is not all that big -- it can only hold three people. Outside, a thug is watching the building, waiting for some girl to step out where he can grab her. Vejiita, now sporting more of an "old punk" look, with a flat top and a mustache, is dismissed by the thug's partner as being a lousy kidnap victim. The rest of the heroes work on prepping the ship; all except Pan, who is rebuffed by all of them. Frustrated, Pan kicks the wall of the ship, damaging one of the engines (she covers the dent with a parts cart.) Pan leaves, but can't avoid being tailed by a bored Gokuu. Ultimately, Pan flies off just as the thug leaps forward. Gokuu gets kidnapped.



[Commercial Break]

At Mr. Satan's martial arts school, Satan is watching in horror as Pan trashes his entire class. The girl wants to keep fighting, but Satan is the only fighter left, and he claims to have a cold.
Elsewhere, Gokuu is being fed lots of food, as the first thug tries to get his friend to use the boy in their fiendish plot (the meal comes to 700,000 zenni.) The second thug calls Capsule Corp., and tries to talk Bulma into paying a ransom. Unfortunately, the thug's phone card runs out first. Bulma wonders why Gokuu keeps getting into weird situations.) Pan and Satan go to a cafe, where the girl complains about always being treated as a child, while she tries drink black coffee (she hates the taste) and Satan chows down on a parfait. Satan TRIES to build up Pan's feelings, but succumbs to the need to hug his "cute little grand daughter".
The two thugs keep trying to ransom Gokuu, but the next phone call is to Vejiita. Vejiita tells them to do what they want to the boy. At the end of the day, the thugs are disheartened, and Gokuu wants to go back home. The second thug wants to make one more phone call. They stop in an area devoid of phone booths, so Gokuu flies off to get a phone for them. Thug 2 finally believes Thug 1's claim that Pan had flown away from him that morning. When Gokuu returns with the booth, the thugs drive away in terror.
Later, Trunks is again escaping from his office, when he is interrupted by Vejiita. Vejiita now knows about Gokuu's planned space trip, and he wants Goten and Trunks to go along with, for the experience. (Bulma can take care of Capsule Corp. on her own, and Goten's date is beneath notice.)
It's now time for the big launch. Trunks and Gokuu enter the ship, but Goten receives a call from his girlfriend and he stands outside to talk on his cellular phone. Beederu asks Gohan when Pan is, and Gohan answers "with Bra." But, Bra is standing next to Vejiita (Bra is quite a knock-out), and Pan is nowhere in sight. Inside the ship, Pan is waiting for Gokuu and Trunks to enter. She presses the ignition switch -- the ship leaps into space. Goten is left behind, to meet his date.
And, a loose component falls from the ship and lands by Bulma's feet.

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NOTE: the two kidnappers look somewhat like the villians in the movie "Home Alone". It's possible that this was deliberate.

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Episode #3
(Aired 2/21/96)

Chou Gametsui!! Shounin no Wakusei Imegga
The Ultimate Moneygrubbers!! Imegga, Planet of Merchants

Life in the ship is pretty rough for Trunks, who wants to get the main control key from Pan so that they can return to Earth. Pan counters by dropping the key down her shirt. Trunks gives up. On Earth, Chichi is hoping that Gokuu and company are doing ok, after having spent one week in space already. Bulma is studying with her computers, but she can't figure out what the loose component was. Pan is also bossing the other two around, assigning housekeeping chores to them. Trunks isn't so upset about this, as he is about Pan calling him "Trunks", instead of "Trunks-san".
Suddenly, the ship lurches, and one of the engines floats off. Trunks goes into shock. Bulma's computers match up the loose part as a stabilizer component -- her glee turns to horror. She hopes that the trio will be ok. The ship is suffering from severe backfire, and Trunks tells the two kids to strap in. Pan doesn't want to die until she can at least have her first real date (and hell with the Dragon Balls). They reach a planet, and Trunks takes them down for a rough landing.
The heroes reach a nearby market town, and are quickly overwhelmed by merchants that tell them how good they look in various silly costumes. Trunks says that they are only interested in space ship parts, and merchants whip out loose ship components. All of the bills are presented, and the trio has tomorrow to pay them off.



[Commercial Break]

The trio cautiously enter a hotel, fearful of finding more merchants. They get a room, while complaining of the prices of their trinkets. The concierge assures them that he is not as money grubbing. A robot bellboy treats Gokuu as luggage, and takes them to their room. It is a really impressive room, with lots of comfortable furniture and food. All of which is really expensive and is being added to their tab (the bellrobot won't release Gokuu until getting a tip.) Trunks watches TV
(charged to the room) -- the news broadcast introduces the leader of Planet Imegga -- Don Kia (a blank-faced dweeb with lots of make-up).
The trio escape the room (Trunks has to break the chain holding him to the bed) and find themselves out in the rain a night. Pan complains about this horrible planet, and she wants to return to Earth. She falls through a paper-thin wall, into the apartment of a poor Imeggan family. The family is what is known in Japan as "the honest poor" -- moneyless, but still happy in having their own integrity. The Imeggans explain that people here are so money hungry because of Don Kia.
Then, the rent police arrive. This Imeggan family is behind on their rent to Don Kia, so the robots of the rent police dismantle the apartment and take the last of the furniture. Gokuu volunteers to fight the robots, but the Imeggans dismiss him as being just a child; they are afraid of the might of Don Kia's soldiers. With no reason to fight the robots, the trio wait until morning and return to the village. They are willing to let the poor Imeggan family suffer under the rules set by other Imeggans.
Pan wonders if this planet has a Dragon Ball. Trunks pulls out the Dragon Radar, and is so surprised at hearing a strange voice that he drops it. The Radar lands next to a small robot (the one appearing in the eye catches) that keeps saying "energy". The robot eats the Radar, and becomes more lively. It calls out "the energy has returned", and refuses to return the Radar because it is getting energy from the device. Nearby, a salvage team starts towing away the Earth spaceship, which acts as a distraction that allows the robot to escape. Gokuu catches the robot, but their spaceship disappears on the horizon.

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NOTE: "Gametsui" is a slang term that was made popular in a movie a few years ago. It was applied to the people of Osaka, as being very greedy (but also diligent and hardworking in their greed.) The monetary unit on this planet is the Gametsu, and the symbol for it is kind of a backwards "F".

Right after W.W.II, most Japanese were poor and devastated. With lots of hard work, they made their country rich again. However, there is still a reverence towards people that can survive with little to no money. This is called "honest poverty", which is the opposite of "artificial/shallow rich people." The Imeggans embrace both qualities, which makes them "very Japanese".

The names for the new characters are still tentative, since they have not appeared in print in romaji yet. Their status is:
Hokiro -- The robot calls out "Hokiro sanjou", which I first took to mean "Hokiro is here." But, on further inspection, it just seems to be the robot's way of saying that it has an energy supplement again.
Don Kia -- This is what it sounds like. I'm not sure where the compilers of the other set of summaries came up with spelling Donquia.
Rejjik -- This is how it is spelled in the title for episode 5 (in katakana), and also how it is pronounced. I'm not sure why my rivals have chosen "Reddick".

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Episode #4
(Aired 2/28/96)

Uontedo!! Gokuu ga shimeite hai!?
Wanted!! Gokuu is a criminal!? (See note below)

Pan and Trunks intend on following after the truck, but Gokuu suggests that they teleport instead. The robot tries to sneak away, but while it has the Dragon Radar, Pan won't let it out of her sight -- she ties it up and stuffs it in her pack (which Trunks gets to carry.) However, after a couple of painful attempts at teleporting (the trio only goes a few feet forward and 30 feet down) they discover that Gokuu has lost the ability to teleport (probably because he's a child again).
In his palace, Don Kia is interrupted during his pudding break by two minions -- they've found a strange spaceship, which is being analyzed as they speak. Don Kia, though, only cares for fast money, and orders the ship to be sold for scrap. That night, the trio infiltrate the research center where the ship is being held. Pan expects it to be located in a hard-to-find place, but Gokuu spots it out in the middle of a courtyard. (Pan is annoyed that Gokuu showed her up like that.) They close in, past all of the guards, but make several silly slip-ups (for comic effect). The ship is in an open area, well-lit. Gokuu volunteers to fight it out with the guards, and Pan dismisses him. Finally, a guard throws a coke can into the darkness, hitting Pan in the head. Pan breaks down, but Gokuu and Trunks keep her from crying out loud. A rock hits Trunks on the head, and he lands backwards atop of the robot. It complains and the guards are alerted.



[Commercial Break]

The shooting begins. Gokuu wonders why Pan wants to fight now, when she wouldn't let him do it before. She answers that they have to judge things "case-by-case." Gokuu hears it as "cake on cake" and wants to eat again. The good guys easily trash the baddies. Gokuu frees the ship from it's skyhook, down onto a flatbed hovercraft. Pan takes the hovercraft's wheel. Don Kia's two minions show up (one is called something like "Kiru-sama") Pan can brake, but she can't drive worth beans. Many statues of Don Kia get destroyed. The two minions are waiting on the road for the hovercraft, and they use a twin energy ball attack -- which is defeated by Gokuu's counterattack. Gokuu's energy ball arcs up along one building, and is easily batted away by a weird leopard man. The leopard and Gokuu spot each other, and the new villain thinks that the boy may be a Saiya-jin. The trio escape with the ship.
Back in his palace, Don Kia is chewing out the two minions for losing the money that the ship represents. He goes too far in handing out his insults, and Rejjik (the weird leopard) speaks up. Don Kia immediately falls over himself in sucking up to Rejjik. (The two minions are charged several million Gametsu as a result of their bungling.) Fortunately, the trio had been caught on camera, and the villains wonder what it is that the aliens wanted. Don Kia, at least, doesn't think that the trio will escape very easily.
The next day, Trunks works on the ship, then they go into town to get food for all of them. When they arrive, the townsfolk panic and bolt, revealing all of the ugly "wanted" posters on the walls. Pan is upset at being portrayed this way, but Gokuu finds it fun. Then the police arrive, and are easily evaded.
At night, it rains again; which irritates Pan. All of them suffer from hunger pangs. The robot starts sounding off, causing Pan to hit it in the backpack. However, Trunks notices that the robot is acting like a giant Dragon Radar, and he runs off to see if there is a Dragon Ball nearby. Soon after, the police arrive again, trapping the trio inside a poor section of town.

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NOTE: the title is redundant. Literally, it is "Wanted!! Gokuu is designated as wanted!?" An alternative title could be "Gokuu has a bounty on his head!?"

The names for the new characters are still tentative, since they have not appeared in print in romaji yet. The new name status is:
Kiru -- This seems to be the name of the little red dwarf that works for Don Kia.
Geal -- The Female minion that works with Kiru (she is named in episode 5.) It is pronounced "Gail".

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Episode #5
(Aired 3/6/96)

Tsuyoi yatsu mikke!! Youjinbou Rejjik
See, the Strong Guy!! The Bodyguard Rejjik

The local police search the city, overlooking the trio hiding behind the giant wanted posters. While they are waffling over their next steps, a local female leaves her apartment, and finds them. Gokuu states that while they are wanted criminals, they're really not bad folks. Pan tries to do spin control, but the female screams and bolts, alerting the police. The trio run away, leaping over buildings. Don Kia's two minions lay an ambush, while Kiru (the little red dwarf minion) wants the criminals alive, to exact revenge for the day before. Pan and Trunks easily leap over the street where Kiru is waiting, but Gokuu stumbles, falls towards Kiru, and uses the dwarf's face as a springboard (Kiru's response -- This can't be happening).
A few buildings later, Pan falls through a roof, and she and Trunks land on top of Gokuu. Pan grouses about this hateful planet; Gokuu tells her to get off him, then complains that Pan is fat. They are interrupted by an old couple that recognizes them from the posters. The trio realize that they can't explain their way out of this mess. They apologize and try to leave. The old couple soften up, and state that if the evil Don Kia is against something, that something must by rights be ok. The woman invites them to dinner (over her husband's objections).
The couple hear about the trio's problems, and the woman tells us that Don Kia also arrived on this planet in a ship, along with Rejjik. Pan wonders why the villagers don't fight back, and is told that Rejjik is too strong for them to handle. Gokuu flashes back to last night's fight, and remembers Rejjik's face. The woman apologizes to Gokuu that there is not enough food for seconds. The trio realize that they've just eaten all of the couple's food. This is the last straw for Pan, and she decides to take on Don Kia. The old couple are concerned for their safety, and Pan tells them to not worry because the heroes are so strong.
Soon, the trio walks into the midst of the police. Geal (pronounced "Gail") and Kiru dread another fight, and are stunned when the fugitives peacefully surrender. They are handcuffed and hauled away.
In his office, Don Kia is making love to his money. He is told by intercom that Geal has captured the three fugitives. Don Kia tells the intercom to have them delivered to his office. Suddenly, a guard flies through the door, and the trio burst in. Don Kia asks where Geal is; he finds her on camera -- downstairs, with the rest of the defeated guards.



[Commercial Break]

Pan wants vengeance on Don Kia, but is caught in a cylindrical force field. Don Kia's office contains a hidden arsenal, which he activates and opens fire on Pan. But the assault is interrupted when Rejjik arrives and says that weapons are useless on these guys. Don Kia tries to order Rejjik to attack, but Rejjik doesn't take orders from anyone. He just wants to know how strong the trio really is. Trunks attacks and is easily batted aside. Gokuu confronts Rejjik while telling Trunks to rescue Pan. Rejjik and Gokuu start fighting. There are many energy balls, kicks, and punches. Rejjik uses a semi-magical set of swords (which Gokuu catches and breaks) and a spear (which Gokuu evades only to be batted to the ground.) Don Kia's palace gets demolished along the way.
Gokuu is now getting interested in the battle, and he starts round two by going SSJ-1 (Rejjik discloses that he recognizes Gokuu as being Saiya-jin, but doesn't elaborate.) Gokuu shatters Rejjik's spear, and bashes the bodyguard. They both switch to energy attacks, with Gokuu's Kamehame-ha blowing Rejjik back into the palace.
Gokuu stops fighting, knowing that Rejjik is down for the count. Rejjik disses the brat as being fickle, and Gokuu agrees with the fickle part, but not at being called a child (Rejjik doesn't understand.) Pan is now free, and she and Trunks confront Don Kia. Don Kia grabs his money and tries to bribe Rejjik into rescuing him. Rejjik kicks the dictator away, and tells Gokuu that Rejjik will win their next fight. Gokuu answers back that it won't be him losing in the battle.
Don Kia apologizes, and promises to do anything they want. He balks at being told to stop charging rent, so Gokuu is allowed to smash him up. After much thought, Don Kia acquiesces. The next morning, the trio arrive at the village carrying a HUGE vault containing all of Don Kia's money, and a promise that the villagers will get their planet back.
Then, their ship is ready to launch again, and Gokuu asks Pan how they're going to find the Balls without the Dragon Radar. Pan notices that the robot has escaped again, and she roughs it up a bit. This attracts Trunks' attention, and he takes pity on the almost-human robot. Pan asks Trunks what they're going to do without the Radar. The robot opens a panel in its back to reveal a Dragon Radar screen (confirming what Trunks suspected the previous episode). Now that they can study the screen, they see that the closest Ball is within the Imeggan solar system. Pan is initially excited at being able to continue the adventure. But on the trip out, she and Gokuu fall asleep.

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Episode #6
(Aired 3/13/96)

Chotto itee zo!? Gokuu no haisha
It hurts, eh!? Gokuu the dentist

The ship reaches the next planet. Gokuu asks the robot its name, and gets the serial number "DD4649T22006RS" back in reply. It announces that the Dragon Ball is on the planet before them, and Pan threatens to turn it to scrap if it is lying. Trunks brings them in for a landing, but the ship trips on a rock outcropping and they crash down (roughed up but safe.) Trunks apologizes -- this is the first time he's flown a space ship. The ship keeps getting rocked -- the "island" they're on is actually the back of a gigantic turtle. They escape a whole herd of island-sized turtles, and Gokuu leaves the ship on his own; of course, Pan has to do the same.
Everything on this planet is hundreds of times bigger than normal. Gokuu rides the back of a horned beetle, and Pan dresses herself up as a cute insect (Gokuu doesn't see it that way.) Pan is taken by the beauty of a butterfly swarm and flies off with them. Trunks arrives, looking for the Dragon Ball and Pan. Gokuu thinks that the two of them can find the Ball alone. Pan finds a big flower, enjoys the sweet nectar and comfortable "bed", until a swarm of bees swoop down and carry her off.
Trunks finds the Ball in a giant apple orchard, but Gokuu knocks a apple out of the tree and the apple lands on the Ball. A huge bird flies up and makes off with the apple (the Dragon Ball embedded in the side of the apple.) A giant "human" thunders past, the bird drops the apple in the giant's hand, the apple goes into a bag, and the bird settles on the giant's shoulder. Before Trunks and Gokuu can give chase, they hear Pan scream. Gokuu isn't concerned, but Trunks says that they can locate the Ball via the Radar, so they should help Pan first. Gokuu is bemused by this.
The bees return to their hive, and put Pan in the main chamber. Pan complains about this, until she notices the 40+ bee eggs moving around. The baby bees hatch, and are so cute that Pan settles down and starts to enjoy herself.



[Commercial Break]

Trunks finds a giant spider, and what looks like Pan wrapped up in the spider's web. Gokuu gets webbed (he hates the taste) and Trunks kicks the spider to the ground. But, when the webbing is torn open, they find a human-sized queen bee inside. In the hive, worker bees start bringing balls of honey to Pan. At first, she is confused. Then she rebels at the thought of being "mother" to the baby bees. She apologizes to the babies, and leaves the hive. Followed by the entire swarm. Her attempts at evasion fail, and they all fly by the giant "human", who is now catching a massive trout in his arms.
Pan and Gokuu nearly collide; Trunks explains what is happening. The bees return to their hive, with their queen. Gokuu wonders how the bees could be so stupid as to mistake Pan for a queen (ie -- pretty princess).
Pan is surprised that the boys haven't gotten the Dragon Ball yet. And, as Gokuu is playing with the robot, it runs out of power. Hitting on the robot doesn't fix it. Trunks wonders where they'll find an energy source here, and Gokuu's empty stomach prompts him into saying that he also needs "energy". They find the giant -- with the aid of Gokuu's nose -- cooking the fish over a fire. Gokuu is envious. Being so small, the trio needs an arrow so that we can follow them as they walk through the grass towards the pile of food. The arrow approaches the giant as Gokuu tries to get to the huge cooked fish.
They reach the pile of apples, and the Ball is easily seen in the top apple. Gokuu flies to get the Dragon Ball, but one of the giant's pets nudges the apple and it falls to the giant's feet. The giant pops the apple in his mouth and throws away the core. Pan imagines that the giant will have to run to the toilet to pass out the Ball, and she panics. Trunks tries to calm her down by saying that they can look for the other Balls first, then they are interrupted as the giant starts thrashing around in pain.
Gokuu flies up to ask the giant what is wrong, and he sees the Ball jammed inside a cavity on one of the giant's molars. Gokuu flies into the giant's mouth, and tries to keep it propped open long enough to let Trunks in to get the Ball. The giant's teeth close down on Gokuu first, and the boy is trapped inside the giant's mouth. (This scene is fun.) Gokuu resorts to using Kamehame-ha, just as the giant opens his mouth again. The entire molar is knocked into the air and Gokuu escapes. Gokuu comments on how big the cavity is. Eventually, the giant realizes that the pain is gone and he calms down. The trio gets their first Dragon Ball. Gokuu returns the tooth, with an admonition to brush more. They fly back to the ship. The giant waves good-bye to them.
The ship returns to space, and Pan comments on how pretty the Ball is. This is the first time she's ever seen one. Pan congratulates the robot (which is now recharging), and asks it for its help in finding the next one. The robot replies "giro giro" as usual. Gokuu decides to call it "Gill". Trunks and Pan agree to that.

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Episode #7
(Aired 3/20/96)

Itoshi no Hanii!? Hanayome wa Torankusu
Beloved Honey!? The Betrothed is Trunks

Pan blows her stack and ties up Gill after it has tried to eat some of the ship's circuit boards (she's looking very menacing with a pair of scissors.) Gill asks Trunks for help, and Trunks wants Pan to settle down. Gokuu, who is eating again, also takes Gill's side. When Pan claims that Gill will eat the entire ship, it chows down on her scissors. Then, they find a beautiful planet that Gill confirms has a Dragon Ball. They set the ship down in a nice countryside setting, and walk until they find a village. At first, it appears empty (Gokuu complains of being hungry again, and Pan complains that he's cleaning out the cupboard). Eventually, they find all the villagers crowded around one house. Trunks asks what's happening and is told "Zuunama".
Gill points out the fact that a woman in the house has a Dragon Ball woven at the end of her ponytail. The trio rush into the house, and verify that it's what they're looking for -- the #6 Ball.) Trunks says that they came a long way from Earth to find it, but the woman's boyfriend -- Doma -- brushes them off angrily, saying that they don't know when Zuunama will be coming back. Gokuu and Pan ask who Zuunama is, and Trunks suggests that the trio should talk to him when he arrives. The villagers look confused.
While Gokuu eats, an elder explains that Zuunama is a horrible monster that had been demanding a lot of food. This time... Gill senses something approaching. It is a giant catfish, with the ability to create earthquakes by going into a dance and wiggling its 2 long whiskers. (Gill runs around in a panic until Pan trips it and tells it to shut up.) Zuunama has come to demand... a woman as a bride. The elder completes his sentence "his daughter is the one chosen to be the bride." At first, Zuunama is happy, but his betrothed doesn't come out; so Zuunama starts a big earthquake. Reenu, the elder's daughter, runs out to demand that Zuunama take her as a bride, and stop the earthquake.



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The villagers hold Doma back, while Zuunama accepts her, and says it'll be back for her tomorrow. But, it wants her to look prettier than she does now. Zuunama thunders off, singing about the roars of earthquakes. Reenu faints. That evening, the village women prepare a feast for Zuunama, preventing a starving Gokuu from eating anything. Pan is incensed over the situation with Zuunama, and wants to defeat the monster. Pan tells the villagers that Trunks is Earth's #2 strongest fighter, and the boy hedges, commenting on his dad, Piccolo, et al being stronger. Doma wants to join with, and Pan agrees. The elder gives his blessing.
Pan is impressed with Reenu's wedding dress (which was intended for her marriage to Doma), and she tries to force Gokuu to wear it. Gokuu demands to know why. Pan answers that he's to be a decoy until Zuunama is so drunk that it is helpless when Pan's giant scissors are used to cut its whiskers off. Trunks wonders where the scissors came from. Gokuu and Pan finally realize that Gokuu makes a lousy decoy. So, Trunks is forced to sit through a make-up session (partly because the Dragon Ball has been promised as a reward if they succeed).
The next morning, Trunks sadly poses in costume, glad that his parents aren't there to see him. Doma arrives, ready to head out. A kitchen woman arrives with a container of really strong sake, that Gokuu wants to drink (he can't because he is a kid). Then, Zuunama arrives, singing "here comes the bride". Trunks runs out on the second floor balcony and trips, while Zuunama is angrily looking into the ground floor entrance. It demands that Reenu come out NOW.
Trunks speaks out in his own voice, in woman's language. Pan gets on his case, so he changes pitch and says that he has a cold. Zuunama is cool with this, and tells the "girl" to come closer so it can look "her" over better.

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NOTE: The artwork is substandard at times in this episode, and the next one. Gokuu's head is often the wrong size, and the star pattern on the Dragon Ball is wrong. The star pattern is corrected in episode 9.

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Episode #8
(Aired 4/17/96)

Gokuu mo dokkan!! Ohige pawaa zenkai
Gokuu also Thunders!! The Whiskers' Power is at Full

Trunks is forced to get closer so Zuunama can tell if "she" is prettier than yesterday. Trunks stalls, while Pan hides behind a fake cactus and tells the "bride" to get moving. It looks like the plan will fail, and Gokuu wants to just cut to the combat -- Pan tells him to wait. Turns out that Zuunama LIKES Trunks better than Reenu, and they return to its mountain.
Zuunama comments on Trunks' beard stubble, and has to be told to stop touching "to avoid getting sick". They jump into a pool, and swim in under the mountain to the caves inside. The rescuers lose Trunks and try to figure out what happened. Doma guesses that they went swimming in the pool, and Gokuu strips down to the skin. Pan complains about seeing Gokuu naked, and the boy says that he'd taken a bath with her many times when she was younger. Pan claims that it was different then, and Doma can't understand how the boy can be Pan's grandfather. (Pan drop kicks Gill when the robot's panicking gets too distracting.) Gokuu finds the underwater entrance.
In the cave, Trunks finds a magma pool, and wipes the sweat from his face -- smearing his lipstick. He also loses his wig, as Zuunama is pulling out lingerie for "her". Zuunama decides that "Torairansu" looks even prettier than Reenu. They sit down to eat, and "Torairansu" tries to get the monster to drink the sake as a "toast". Turns out that Zuunama is a teetotaler. So, Trunks has to trick it into looking the other way so he can splash the sake on some fruit. Zuunama eats them all (stuffed into his face by the eager Torairansu.) (This is a funny scene.) Zuunama comments on the strange taste. It quickly gets drunk -- an angry ugly drunk. It wants more fruit, ignoring the fact that it's eaten them all. The other heroes show up in the chamber at this point, and are seen by Zuunama.



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Zuunama is pissed at the interruption, and starts bashing everyone. Gokuu eagerly looks forward to the fight, but the monster passes out. Trunks changes out of the dress, saying it's good that Zuunama normally doesn't drink. Doma cuts one whisker, and the kids laugh at Zuunama's weird-looking face. It sneezes, blowing Doma away, and wakes up. It asks why Torairansu has changes clothes -- Trunks answers and adds "I am male". Zuunama discovers its mustache has been cut, and it starts making a huge earthquake. Which quickly ends. Zuunama thinks that the earthquake is still going and asks if the intruders are scared. Pan realizes that Zuunama doesn't create earthquakes -- it only senses when an earthquake is about to happen and takes credit for it. Doma is angry at having been taken in for so long. Zuunama discovers that its fraud has been uncovered and still tries to fake it. But, the lava pool below the cavern explodes, and everyone is forced to run (Zuunama blames its lack of control on the scissors and the sake.) They leap into the pool with the lava close behind.
Gokuu uses an energy bolt to propel him into Zuunama, and hence pushing all of them to the outside world, and to safety. The mountain is threatening to go volcanic, pouring lava down on the village. Gokuu uses Kamehame-ha to blow it out. Instead, he blows it up. Gokuu doesn't really care.
Later, at the ship, Pan gets Reenu's Dragon Ball. Zuunama has been accepted by the villagers as an earthquake early warning system. Suddenly, the Ball floats up out of Pan's hand, and into the hands of one villager. The villager's disguise disappears to reveal a blue-faced alien. The alien flies up to his ship. The alien ship flies away into space.

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