Dragon Ball Z

Season 16 Episode 16

Goku's Next Journey

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Aired Weekdays 10:30 PM Apr 07, 2003 on Cartoon Network
9.0
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Uub, growing stronger as the battle rages, is able to learn to fight during his match with Goku, soon becoming the Saiyan's equal! Neither warrior gives an inch in this fast paced, destructive battle. But before the match is decided, Goku makes a startling offer to Uub.

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  • All Good Things Must Come To An End!

    10
    The final episode of DragonBall Z! The tenkaichi Budokai tournament is still going on and there is a showdown between Goku and Uub (who is Buu reincarnated). Uub, growing stronger as the battle rages, is able to learn to fight during his match with Goku, soon becoming the Saiyan's equal! Neither warrior gives an inch in this fast paced, destructive battle. But before the match is decided, Goku makes a startling offer to Uub, come train with me to become the world's next guardian. With his plan revealed, Goku must say bye to his loved ones, leaving Chi-Chi hysterical. Goku and Uub depart the arena leaving a stunned crowd in their wake. Not only did Goku say bye to his loved ones on the show but also to all who follow his journey from the beginning and feel in love with the Z Fightersmoreless
  • a great ending for a good show

    9.6
    This episode was so good and made be think back to the whole dragonball z series. Goku and Uub kept fighting and Uub was strong but not strong enough so before the fight was finished goku made a decision to leave his friends and family to train Uub which I thought was very cool but it showed how bad goku wanted to fight him because he was the reincarnation of Buu.



    This episode was really sad because it was the end of the show one of my favorite shows. I haven't seen dragon ball GT but I hope its as good as dragonball z.moreless
  • The End of the best anime ever.

    9.8
    We'll, the series is over. Goku and his gang have been through a lot, but now there journey's end in this episode. I remember when Dragonball started it all, when Goku was a young boy who was training and one day his Grandpa died. Then, Dragonball Z started when Goku was a full-grown man, and was much stronger then he was. There was the Saiyan Saga, where Vegeta; Goku's rival was introduced and Nappa came and killed Tien and Krillin along with Chiaotzu. Then, the Frieza saga where Goku turned Super Saiyan for the first time and beat up Frieza. Next, the Cell Saga where Gohan beat Cell and turned Super Saiyan 2 and achieved it before Goku, his own father. Finally, the Final Saga in the anime/manga series Dragonball Z where Goku and his gang by Beating Buu and saving the earth. This was definatley one of the best anime ever, if not the best anime of all time.moreless
  • Goku and Uub continue to fight exchanging blow after blow. Uub is growing more powerful each second, and Goku might be over the edge on this one. Laters, Goku makes an offer to Uub--to make him stronger for his village. Together...Goku and Uub fly out ofmoreless

    10
    A good way to end the second Dragon Ball series. The next one is Dragon Ball GT (Grand Tour). The fight between Goku and Uub was really tough, and intense. I loved the ending, and the funny scene had Master Roshi looking at girls... (Edited out in the english version.)...!
  • Great Way to Finish!

    10
    This was such a good episode! Of course Akira would have Goku's Dragonball journeys end with Goku off again to train! I'd really rather they hadn't done GT at all. It ruined this perfect ending! Besides, GT would have been a lot beter of Bruce Faulconer had done its music instead of lamo Mark Menza. Goku went off to train Uub so HE could look after Earth! The last few episodes of DBZ, Goku siad things like that he wouldn't be around forever and that heroes shouldn't drop from the sky. Vegeta also said to Goku, "How many times have you saved the Earth?" Goku said "Well, about six I guess." Vegeta: "Well I think its time the Earth fended for itself for once." He then explains about the Spirit Bomb with Goku in doubt. Vegeta: "Do not underestimate the combined power of the human race."

    Basically, all of that added up to the idea with Uub that humans should be able to save themselves. But of course, the producers had tio make "more money". So they slapped together some cheap story and once more put Goku in the drivers seat, made him kill three times as many people as he actually did in DBZ mercilessly, had him use the Kamehameha for practically everything, Uub was forgotten and cast aside, Vegeta became a background character, and they ended te stupid thing with Goku once more using the friggin Spirit Bomb! Total lack of imagination and total waste of time.



    Anyway, this was an awesome episode. So eleoquent, and Bruce Faulconer did a masterful job at producing the music for the end of the Finale. I don't care about GT, THIS was the true ending of the story of the Dragonballs!



    Narrator: "Youn Uub has been taken in by the greatest martial arts master in the Universe: Goku...the orphan who fell from the stars to become the savior of mankind...as the two set off on a new adventure, one thing is for certain:



    As long as Goku lives, peace and prosperity, shall reign..."moreless
Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Additional Voices

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

King Kai (1996-1998)

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Additional Voices (1996)

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Goku

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Maggie Blue O'Hara

Bulma

Scott McNeil

Scott McNeil

Piccolo/Nappa/Jeice (1996-1998)

Kate Bristol

Kate Bristol

Pan (Funimation)

Guest Star

Brenna O'Brien

Brenna O'Brien

Pan

Guest Star

Parisa Fakhri

Parisa Fakhri

Bulla

Guest Star

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Young Gohan (1999-2000)/Additional Voices (2001-)

Recurring Role

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Kid Trunks (2001-)

Recurring Role

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Cell/Adult Gohan/Killa/South Kai/Bora

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Well assuming Vegeta's opponent did somehow recover, Vegeta said something along the lines of "Tell the officilas my opponent has forfeited." That is by no way official, and I do recall that one of the Buokai rules is no fighting outside the ring. So technically, Vegeta should be disqualified.

    • It seems unlikely that an amatuerish punch from Uub, sending Goku softly through the air and landing on the edge of the arena, could cause a giant hole in the arena ground.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Goku: Hey Vegeta, sorry to disappoint you, I was really looking forward to one more bout with the prince of all Saiyans.

    • (Last line in Dragonball Z, for the books!)

      Narrator: Young Uub has been taken in by the greatest martial arts master in the Universe: Goku...the orphan who fell from the stars to become the savior of mankind...

      As the two set off on a new adventure, one thing is for certain: as long as Goku lives, peace and prosperity, shall reign...

  • NOTES (11)

    • Japanese Airdate: January 31st, 1996

    • This was supposed to be the end of the Dragonball Z series until Dragonball GT was made.

    • Japanese Title: To Become Stronger! Son Goku's Dream is to Surpass it!!

    • Goku leaves with Ubb to go train.

    • Throughout DB and DBZ, almost every single martial arts tournament has been messed up somehow.


      1 - Goku transforms into an oozarou


      2 - Piccolo blows up the stadium


      3 - Vegeta blows up the stadium


      4 - Goku takes Uub and leaves

    • The fight between Pan and Goten was just for kicks. In the Japanese version, the "Tenkaichi Budokai" sign had the word, "canceled", over it. It was discontinued due to Goku and Uub's departure.

    • Vegeta says "the next time we fight, we'll need a whole planet to battle on". In Dragon Ball GT, Vegeta (controlled by baby) and Goku battle on the whole planet Tuffle.

    • This episode was part of the DVD/VHS titled "Kid Buu - A New Beginning."

    • After the airing of this season, Cartoon Network aired the season again, and the again combined with Season 6. After that, they began showing Captain Ginyu saga reruns all the way to the Androids saga. And then, on October 3rd, Dragonball GT airs, after having released numerous tapes over the spring and summer.

    • This episode marks the end of the Dragonball Z series. Dragonball GT is a series completely made up by Toei Animation, although the creator of Dragonball, Akira Toriyama, did help make the episodes.

    • At the end of the episode, scenes show Goten fighting Pan. This means that he defeated Majin Buu in Round 1 of the Tournament, which seems rather unusual. The only way this theory is incorrect is if the fights got switched around due to Goku and Uub's absences.

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