Goku vs. Pikkon! Gohan in High School! A new era begins!
Christopher P. Cecena | Pine Valley, CA USA | 04/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The tournament in the aftelife is near a close, with only two fighters left: Goku and the green-skinned Pikkon(Kyle Hebert/Hikaru Midorikawa). Goku's in for quite a tough time! After all, Pikkon was able to take Cell down in one blow! Does the fighter even stand a chance? To win, Goku will need to keep all his speed, strength, and wits together! Despite the fact that this is a 5-part filler arc, the battle between the two dead combatants itself is well-done, with faced paced animation that really shakes things up. The end of the second episode also shows Gohan all grown up! The final episode is also quite fun, as the teenaged Gohan has his first day in high school, and has to do his best to blend in with the crowd(of course, having half-saiyajin genes doesn't make things easy!), especially when his classmate/daughter of Mr. Satan, Videl Satan(in her first appearance) starts to become suspicious. This in turn leads into quite a few hilarious incidents. The episode is also the 1st to feature the new opening and closing themes, "We Gotta Power," and "We Were Angels." The dubbing is a bit better(though of course the English SCRIPTS are another matter), and Kyle Hebert, who takes over the role in the US version as Gohan's adult voice, actually does a pretty good job. Kara Edwards joins the dub cast as Videl(Goten doesn't show up until the next episode, which is the next volume), and she's OK, but I do have to say she's no Yuko Minaguchi. This is a pretty good DBZ volume, one I really suggest fans should pick it up. It's the start of a new era for DBZ, one that's going to be a blast."
Christopher P. Cecena | 11/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE BEST DVD EVER! GOKU BATTLES MARAIAKOH AND THEN PIKKON AND THEIR FIGHT IS AWSOME! THEY SPIN IN SPACE AND THERE IS A TORNADO AND WWWWOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!! BUY THIS TODAY!"