Dragon Ball Kai

The BEST episodes of Dragon Ball Kai

Every episode of Dragon Ball Kai ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dragon Ball Kai!

Rejoin Goku and his friends in a series of cosmic battles! Toei has redubbed, recut, and cleaned up the animation of the original 1989 animated series. The show's story arc has been refined to better follow the comic book series on which it is based. The show also features a new opening and ending. In the series, martial artist Goku, and his various friends, battle increasingly powerful enemies to defend the world against evil. Can Earth's defender defeat demons, aliens, and other villains?

Last Updated: 11/19/2022Network:Fuji TV
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Delay Majin Buu, The Limit! Super Saiyan 3!!
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10.28
29 votes

#1 - Delay Majin Buu, The Limit! Super Saiyan 3!!

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 10/19/2014

Realizing that Majin Buu is headed for Capsule Corp., Trunks breaks off from his Fusion training, and heads home to retrieve the Dragon Radar. To buy him the time he needs, Goku engages Majin Buu, and showcases a new level of power. Far away from the fighting, Mr. Satan pledges to save the people of Earth from Majin Buu.

Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan, Pulverizes the Cell Juniors
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10.12
85 votes

#2 - Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan, Pulverizes the Cell Juniors

Season 1 - Episode 93 - Aired 2/13/2011

After witnessing the death of Android 16 at the hands of Cell, Gohan's anger is ignited and causes him ascend to the level of Super Saiyan 2. Cell is excited that the fight will be more interesting, but Gohan is unamused and snatches the stolen Senzu beans from Cell. Gohan then proceeds to take on all of the Cell Juniors, proving himself impervious to their attacks and effortlessly destroying them. He then throws the Senzu beans to Trunks, who distributes them to his injured comrades. Gohan now focuses his attention on Cell, and from the onset of the battle, it is clear that Gohan holds the advantage.

Directors: Yashuhiro Nowata
Writer: Takao Koyama
And So the Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst... Cell Attacks #18!
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10.11
57 votes

#3 - And So the Situation Takes a Turn for the Worst... Cell Attacks #18!

Season 1 - Episode 79 - Aired 10/31/2010

Cell convinces Vegeta to allow him to absorb Android 18 leaving Trunks to try to stop Cell. While fighting Trunks Cell finally finds Android 18 and results in asking for Vegeta's help. Vegeta attacks Trunks so that Cell may get to Android 18, this leaves Krillin and Android 16 helplessly trying to stop Cell. Will Cell get to Android 18?

Directors: Yashuhiro Nowata
Writer: Takao Koyama
Buu's Trick - Gotenks is Absorbed?!
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10.00
28 votes

#4 - Buu's Trick - Gotenks is Absorbed?!

Season 2 - Episode 45 - Aired 3/1/2015

Playing on Gohan’s over-confidence, Super Buu challenges Gotenks and uses the ploy to absorb Gotenks and Piccolo. Super Buu gains the advantage over Gohan.

Peace in the Future! The Spirit of Goku is Forever!
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10.00
56 votes

#5 - Peace in the Future! The Spirit of Goku is Forever!

Season 1 - Episode 98 - Aired 8/2/2011

Trunks returns to the future and is reunited with Bulma. As tranquility seems to return, the androids are attacking again. Trunks saves an elderly man from being killed by Androids #17 and #18. Thanks to his training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Trunks easily destroys the two androids. Three years later, Trunks prepares to head back into the past to tell everyone of his victory. However, there is still one more android to stop: Cell, in his Imperfect Form. After a brief fight, Trunks launches Cell into the air and destroys him with ease as well. Peace is finally restored to the future timeline. Back in the present, Goku begins his "life" in the Other World.

Directors: Yashuhiro Nowata
Writer: Takao Koyama
The Great Kaiōshin’s Bright Idea! Son Goku is Revived!!
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10.00
28 votes

#6 - The Great Kaiōshin’s Bright Idea! Son Goku is Revived!!

Season 2 - Episode 46 - Aired 3/15/2015

With Gohan struggling, the Other World makes strides towards sending Goku and Vegeta back to Earth. Old Kai gives up his life, for Goku.

One Time Only Miracle… Will the Super Combination With That Guy Come About?
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10.00
28 votes

#7 - One Time Only Miracle… Will the Super Combination With That Guy Come About?

Season 2 - Episode 47 - Aired 3/22/2015

Armed with fusion earrings, Goku goes to the battle and attempts to fuse with Gohan. One of the earrings gets lost and Super Buu manages to absorb Gohan. With no one to fuse with, Vegeta arrives. Can Goku convince him to fuse?

Invincible! Ultimate Warrior Vegito!
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10.00
28 votes

#8 - Invincible! Ultimate Warrior Vegito!

Season 2 - Episode 48 - Aired 3/29/2015

A reluctant Vegeta and Goku fuse, and a new super fighter is born! Vegito! Instantly holding the upper hand, Super Buu makes a desperate move – entering Vegito’s body and attempting to control him from within.

The Ace Up Buu's Sleeve! The Warriors are Absorbed!!
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10.00
28 votes

#9 - The Ace Up Buu's Sleeve! The Warriors are Absorbed!!

Season 2 - Episode 49 - Aired 4/5/2015

Vegito manages to dispel Super Buu from his body. Super Buu manages to turn him into candy, but even Candy Vegito is still stronger. Utilizing a piece of himself from the battlefield, Super Buu manages to surprise Vegito and absorb him.

Rescuing Gohan and Company! Goku and Vegeta's Infiltration Mission!
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10.00
28 votes

#10 - Rescuing Gohan and Company! Goku and Vegeta's Infiltration Mission!

Season 2 - Episode 50 - Aired 4/12/2015

Vegito willingly was absorbed and placed a shield over himself before being absorbed. Inside, Goku and Vegeta de-fuse, mysteriously, and search for the others. With all the fighters removed, what will happen to Super Buu’s form?

Emergency Escape from Inside the Body! Buu's Reverse-Transformation is the Worst!!
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10.00
28 votes

#11 - Emergency Escape from Inside the Body! Buu's Reverse-Transformation is the Worst!!

Season 2 - Episode 51 - Aired 4/19/2015

Instead of weakening after the loss of those he absorbed, Original (Kid) Buu is powered up and stronger than ever!

Earth Disappears!! The Original Buu's Single Cruel Blast!!
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10.00
28 votes

#12 - Earth Disappears!! The Original Buu's Single Cruel Blast!!

Season 2 - Episode 52 - Aired 4/26/2015

Old Kai explains Majin Buu’s origins. The new Kid Buu decides to try his powers out…on the entire Earth!

The Savior of the World is You! Everyone's Spirit Bomb is Completed!
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28 votes

#13 - The Savior of the World is You! Everyone's Spirit Bomb is Completed!

Season 2 - Episode 58 - Aired 6/7/2015

Vegeta pleads with the people of the Earth to give Goku energy. None of the fighters pleas make it through…except for one, Mr. Satan steps in and the Earth begins to pour in energy.

Son Goku is the Strongest After All!! Majin Buu is Annihilated
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10.00
28 votes

#14 - Son Goku is the Strongest After All!! Majin Buu is Annihilated

Season 2 - Episode 59 - Aired 6/14/2015

Goku fires the Spirit Bomb at Kid Buu, who attempts to fight it. Vegeta makes the final wish from Porunga to restore Goku to full power. At long last, Majin Buu is final defeated!

And So, After 10 Years... The First Tenka'ichi Budōkai in a Long Time!
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10.00
28 votes

#15 - And So, After 10 Years... The First Tenka'ichi Budōkai in a Long Time!

Season 2 - Episode 60 - Aired 6/21/2015

10 years have passed since the defeat of Majin Buu. The World Tournament is upon the fighters and there is a new human with the potential to defeat Goku and Vegeta?

Even Stronger! Goku's Dream Never Ends!!
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28 votes

#16 - Even Stronger! Goku's Dream Never Ends!!

Season 2 - Episode 61 - Aired 6/28/2015

Uub is strong, but has no fighting experience. Goku decides to take it upon himself to train with Uub, hoping one day his power will be strong enough to fight him. Goku and Uub say farewell, and fly off into the distance…

Give Me Energy! We'll Make a Huge Spirit Bomb!!
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10.00
28 votes

#17 - Give Me Energy! We'll Make a Huge Spirit Bomb!!

Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired 5/31/2015

Having the Namekian dragon wish back the Earth and all of its people, Goku attempts one final attack. The Spirit Bomb!

Final Decisive Battle! A Conclusion in the Realm of the Kais!!
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10.00
28 votes

#18 - Final Decisive Battle! A Conclusion in the Realm of the Kais!!

Season 2 - Episode 53 - Aired 5/3/2015

Kid Buu follows the fighters to the world of the Kai’s. He begins his destruction by attacking Grand Kai’s planet. Kid Buu located Goku and Vegeta, who plays rock, paper, scissors to see who goes first. Goku is up

Do Your Best, Kakarot! You Are No. 1!!
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10.00
28 votes

#19 - Do Your Best, Kakarot! You Are No. 1!!

Season 2 - Episode 54 - Aired 5/10/2015

Goku powers up to Super Saiyan 3 and continues to fight Kid Buu. As Vegeta observes the fights, he reminisces of his fights with Goku.

A One Minute Battle Vegeta's Life Risking Stall Tactics!
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10.00
28 votes

#20 - A One Minute Battle Vegeta's Life Risking Stall Tactics!

Season 2 - Episode 55 - Aired 5/17/2015

Kid Buu is still too powerful. Goku steps aside and offers the battle to Vegeta, who declines, knowing he is no match. Goku has used up all his power.

A Secret Plan Comes Together in a Flash Please Grant These Two Wishes!
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28 votes

#21 - A Secret Plan Comes Together in a Flash Please Grant These Two Wishes!

Season 2 - Episode 56 - Aired 5/24/2015

After Vegeta attempts to stall for Goku, he is on the verge of death. Can Goku power up in time? Fat Buu enters the fight and manages to stall for a little time. Goku has one last idea.

You Kept Everyone Waiting! A Reborn Gohan Returns to Earth!
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10.00
28 votes

#22 - You Kept Everyone Waiting! A Reborn Gohan Returns to Earth!

Season 2 - Episode 43 - Aired 2/8/2015

Gotenks fusion time is nearly up and his power is waning. As Super Buu moves in, a newly powered up Gohan arrives.

A Trying Time, Obtain the Strength of Legends!
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10.00
28 votes

#23 - A Trying Time, Obtain the Strength of Legends!

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 10/12/2014

Despite the protestations of others at Kami's Lookout, Videl continues to believe that Gohan survived his fight with Majin Buu. As it happens, Gohan, both alive and well, draws out the legendary Z-Sword, and, believing that it will be the key to victory, begins training with it. Babidi and Majin Buu continue their tour of destruction, and receive some important information.

True Worth Beginning to Show The Treacherous Buu!
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10.00
28 votes

#24 - True Worth Beginning to Show The Treacherous Buu!

Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired 10/26/2014

Trunks arrives at Capsule Corp., and hurries to find the Dragon Radar, although his grandparents seem unconcerned with the danger they are in. Meanwhile, Goku desperately tries to delay Majin Buu, and learns first-hand the terrifying power that Buu possesses. Enticed by the promise of an even greater opponent than Goku, Buu begins to question his subservience to Babidi.

Awful Looking!? Special Training, Fusion Pose!
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10.00
28 votes

#25 - Awful Looking!? Special Training, Fusion Pose!

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 11/2/2014

Free from Babidi's control, Buu heads off on a rampage. Goku reveals that, as a result of his Super Saiyan 3 transformation during his fight with Buu, he has less than one hour left on Earth. Betting everything on Goten and Trunks, Goku shows them the Fusion Pose, but it turns out to be an embarrassing dance.

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