Dragon Ball

Season 1 Episode 19

The Tournament Begins

Aired Weekdays 6:30 PM Sep 13, 2001 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The Tournament Begins
All of the training for the World Martial Arts Tournament is about to be put to the test. Goku and Krillin are also given new uniforms that bear the mark of the Turtle Hermit. At the location of the Worlds Martial Arts Tournament, old and new friends meet at last. In addition to Goku and Krillin, Yamcha and a host of others have signed up. There are only eight spots to be had, so each fighter had better be ready to secure their place in the Elimination Rounds.moreless

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  • Roshi the pervert part 2

    Well another episode, and even though its called The Tournament Begins it actually dosent. Goku and Krillin finish their training. Roshi tryies to see up lauches skirt. Goku, Krillin,Rosh travel to the Tournament and meet up with bulma and the rest of their old friends and thats about it really. The episode is entertaing and once again shows a certain amount of adult humor about it. Overall its a good episode and we see all our heros together again before the start of the world martial arts championship. We also see Yamcha look very different throughout the episode. 8 out of 10moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Goku: Wow, there are stars on the ground!
      Roshi: Those are lights in the city.
      Goku: You think they'll give me a star, Master?
      Krillin: Caveman...

  • NOTES (6)

    • Original Air Date: July 2nd, 1986

    • Japanese Title: The World Championship Martial Arts Tournament Begins

    • In the Japanese version, while having dinner, Kame (Master Roshi), drops a meatball under the table. When he gets down to pick it up, he is watching Launch's legs and he is about to pull up her skirt, to get an upskirt view, but then, Launch gets up to get more rice. Another cut, is when Kame slaps the stewardess on the butt, while in the airplane.

    • In the Japanese version, "Mezase Tenkaichi" plays when Roshi and everyone arrives on the island. The song is a ballad of what goes on in the 1st Tenkaichi Budokai. It plays a couple more times including during the Jackie Chun/Oozaru Goku fight.

    • Blue Water Dub showed the above scenes mentioned, however they cut the bit where Roshi attempted to lift up Launch's dress and on the plane, Roshi accidently grabbed the Stewardess' butt by accident when he was stretching his arms while yawning.

    • Canadian Title: To the Tournament