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Let the Battle Begin (死ぬな悟飯! 悟空, ついに決戦場に到着だ, Shinu na Gohan! Goku - Tsui ni Kessenjo ni Touchaku da) is the thirtieth episode of the Namek Saga and the sixty-fifth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on October 31, 1990.



Gohan's punch missing Recoome

Captain Ginyu delivers the seven Dragon Balls to Frieza, but they are unable to summon the Eternal Dragon because he does not know what the code is to summon Porunga, the Namekian dragon. Frieza leaves to find the Grand Elder Guru in order to force him to reveal the code.


Recoome snaps Gohan's neck and spine, critically injuring him

Meanwhile, Recoome is still crushing the life out of Gohan, but Goku's arrival on Namek turns the tide.


  • Gohan vs. Recoome


Character Name FUNimation dub Saban dub Original Japanese
Recoome Christopher R. Sabat David Kaye Kenji Utsumi
Gohan Stephanie Nadolny Saffron Henderson Masako Nozawa
Krillin Sonny Strait Terry Klassen Mayumi Tanaka
Vegeta Christopher R. Sabat Brian Drummond Ryō Horikawa
Frieza Linda Chambers-Young Pauline Newstone Ryusei Nakao
Captain Ginyu Brice Armstrong Richard Newman Hideyuki Hori
Burter Christopher R. Sabat Alec Willows Yukimasa Kishino
Jeice Christopher R. Sabat Scott McNeil Kazumi Tanaka
Chi-Chi Cynthia Cranz Laara Sadiq Mayumi Sho
Dr. Brief Chris Forbis Scott McNeil Daisuke Gōri
Mrs. Brief Cynthia Cranz Jane Perry Hiroko Emori
Nail Sean Schemmel Michael Dobson Katsuji Mori
Goku Sean Schemmel Peter Kelamis Masako Nozawa
Guru Christopher R. Sabat Robert O. Smith Junpei Takiguchi
Dende Laura Bailey Paulina Gillis Tomiko Suzuki


Namek Saga (Uncut Episodes)
Picking Up the Pieces · Plans for Departure · Nursing Wounds · Friends or Foes? · Held Captive · Look Out Below · The Search Continues · A Friendly Surprise · Brood of Evil · Frieza Strikes! · Defying Orders · Namek's Defense · The Hunted · The Prince Fights Back · Unexpected Problem · Vegeta Has a Ball · The Past and Future · Zarbon's Surprise · Guru's Gift · Piccolo vs. Everyone · Zarbon's Mission · Gohan, the Hunted · Unknown Enemies · Destination: Guru · Bulma's Big Day · Hidden Power · New Ally, New Problem · Guldo's Mind Binds · Recoome Unleashed · Let the Battle Begin · Goku's New Power · A Legend Revealed
Namek Saga (Edited Episodes)
A New Goal... Namek · Journey to Namek · Friends or Foes? · Hunt for a Dragon Ball · Who's Who?! · Touchdown on Namek · Face-off on Namek · The Ruthless Frieza · The Nameks Versus Frieza · Escape from Dodoria · Secrets Revealed · A Collision Course · Stay Away from Frieza · Zarbon Transformed · The Eldest Namek · Get Vegeta! · Vegeta Revived · A Heavy Burden · Immortality Denied · Big Trouble for Bulma · Scramble for the Dragon Balls! · Arrival of the Ginyu Force · Elite Fighters of the Universe... The Ginyu Force · Time Tricks and Body Binds · No Refuge from Recoome · Enter Goku · Goku... Super Saiyan?

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