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Ginyu Assault (ついに直接対決!! ギニュー隊長のおでましだ, Tsui ni Chokusetsu Taiketsu!! Ginyu Taicho no Odemashi da) is the first episode of the Captain Ginyu Saga and the sixty-eighth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on November 21, 1990. Its original American air date was September 13, 1999.



Vegeta executes Burter

Burter can not believe that someone was faster than him. Engulfed in rage, Burter started to attack Goku head on. Jeice also enters the fight. This only leads to Goku slipping out of the way and Burter and Jeice punched themselves instead of their opponent, Goku. Then, Goku knocks out Burter with the Kaio-ken Finish. With that, Jeice leaves the scene in order to get his boss, Captain Ginyu.


Frieza's soldiers bury the Dragon Balls

Vegeta then kills Burter and Recoome with a couple of attacks, breaking Burter's neck and blasting Recoome. He then told Goku that he is too soft and that he should not give anyone compassion when on the battlefield. Goku refuses to listen to Vegeta.


Captain Ginyu wants to face Goku after Jeice alerts him of the threat

Vegeta also thought that Frieza had already made his wish for immortality. However, Krillin and Goku disagreed as firstly when you call upon the Dragon, large thunder, dark clouds and raging winds occur. Also, there is a password for summoning the Dragon that only the Nameks know.

Meanwhile, at Frieza's spaceship, Jeice tells Captain Ginyu what happened. Captain Ginyu could not believe that his Ginyu Force could have been destroyed. Captain Ginyu then tells Jeice that if he wants his job back as part of the Ginyu force, he would first have to show the militants some Ginyu style and so they did. After that, they left for the battlefield. The battle is set, Captain Ginyu versus Goku.


  • Goku vs. Burter and Jeice

Major events

  • Burter is defeated by Goku.
  • Burter and Recoome are killed by Vegeta.


  • The characters' voices change, as FUNimation Entertainment takes over vocal production. Even after FUNimation redubbed the earlier episodes, and parts of this episode years later, several voices are different.
  • When FUNimation first dubbed this episode, it was actually the second half of the previous episode (the old FUNimation/Saban dub ended at the end of the first half of the previous episode), and the first half of this one. Many scenes were cut as an effort to catch up to pace. FUNimation was able to catch up in 4 episodes. The missing scenes and original format was restored for the Uncut VHS tapes, Uncut DVD singles, and Remastered boxsets.
  • When Jeice tries to tell Captain Ginyu what happened, Ginyu asked "Where are Burter and Recoome?", but does not ask about Guldo. It is possible he suspected he would die and did not care. However he did later mention his name when listing his squad members that died.
  • This is the first episode that introduced the then new score made by Bruce Faulconer and his partner Scott Morgan whom helped with the recordings of the soundtracks. This was when they were just starting out making the soundtrack for the rest of the FUNimation dubbed episodes from here and to the end of DBZ. They were experimenting at this time, till the end of the Ginyu Saga and start of the Frieza Saga when it was more organized.
  • In the original FUNimation dub version of this episode, Burter is in disbelief at Goku's speed. When he states he cannot believe there is anyone as fast as him, Jeice says "well apparently he is." When he mentions this later to Goku, Goku partially echoes the line by saying "well apparently I am." Because the DVD releases correspond to the original Japanese episodes and not the FUNimation TV edits, Goku's line is intact but the earlier Jeice one is not, ruining the joke.
  • A few changes are made in the remastered dub:
    • Before the eyecatch, Jeice's added lines are redone. Also, before he and Ginyu take off, he makes an added grunt while gritting his teeth and says "I hear you, Captain."
    • The Closing Theme playing after the episode title card is rearranged to fit in with the panning shot that was cut in the original dub.
    • Before the eyecatch during Ginyu's scene, the original dub music is replaced with "Finding The Capsule", "Call Out the Dragon" and the unreleased "Angry Vegeta" theme.


Captain Ginyu Saga
Ginyu Assault · Incredible Force! · Frieza Approaches · Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku · Calling the Eternal Dragon · Gohan, Defeat Your Dad!! · Captain Ginyu... The Frog

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