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The Other World Saga or Anoyoichi Saga[1] is the eleventh saga of Dragon Ball Z. It is entirely filler and thus does not appear in the manga. Originally considered part of the Great Saiyaman Saga in Funimation's older releases, it is listed as its own saga in the FUNimation Dragon Box Sets. It aired in Japan in 1993.


Spoiler Warning: Spoiler details may follow.

After the events of the Cell Games where Gohan has defeated Cell on Earth, a deceased Goku is summoned with the top student of the West Kai, Pikkon, to solve a disturbance in Hell, where Frieza, his father King Cold, Cell and the Ginyu Force are terrorizing the guards to tell them the way out. Goku rescues a guard who is almost killed by spikes then easily dispatches of the Ginyu Force. However, when Cell heads straight for Goku, Pikkon intervenes, taking him out with ease, and also Frieza and King Cold.

After peace in the Other World is returned, Goku is informed by King Kai of an Other World Tournament that is taking place. During the tournament, Goku & Pikkon defeat their opponents up until the finals, and then face each other for the tournament victory. At first, both seem equal in strength, but then Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan and Pikkon starts fighting at his full power by removing his weighted clothing. As the battle gets more intense, Pikkon seems to have the upper hand, taking down Goku with his Hyper Tornado and Thunder Flash techniques. But at the last moment, when Pikkon decides to use his Thunder Flash for the third time, Goku utilizes his Instant Transmission and counters with his Kamehameha, blasting Pikkon out of the arena, seemingly giving Goku a victory until the Grand Kai disqualifies them both because they touched the ceiling, which is not allowed, thus ending the match in a draw. However, Grand Kai agrees to train Goku and Pikkon in about 200-300 years, giving him time to get back in shape. Meanwhile on Earth, a teenaged Gohan has finally went back to studying as he begins his first day of High School and he goes on his Nimbus Cloud and Chi-Chi tells Gohan to be careful as the story is continued in the Great Saiyaman Saga.


Major characters

Supporting characters

Battles featured

  • Goku vs. Jeice, Burter, Recoome, and Guldo (anime only)
  • Pikkon vs. Cell, Frieza, and King Cold (anime only)
  • Caterpy vs. Goku (anime only)
  • Olibu vs. Chapuchai (anime only)
  • Tapkar vs. Torbie (anime only)
  • Arqua vs. Goku (anime only)
  • Maraikoh vs. Froug (anime only)
  • Torbie vs. Pikkon (anime only)
  • Goku vs. Maraikoh (anime only)
  • Pikkon vs. Olibu (anime only)
  • Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Pikkon (anime only)



FUNimation VHS/DVD Volumes

  • Great Saiyaman Saga - Opening Ceremony (180-182)
  • Great Saiyaman Saga - Final Round (183-185) (only episodes 183-184 are part of the Other World Saga)

Note: FUNimation released both edited and uncut VHS volumes, while the DVDs are uncut only.

FUNimation Remastered DVD Sets

FUNimation Dragon Box Sets

FUNimation Season Blu-ray Sets

Episode list

Dragon Ball Z (5 episodes)

Ep# Title
195 "Warriors of the Dead"
196 "Tournament Begins"
197 "Water Fight"
198 "Final Round"
199 "Goku vs. Pikkon"

Video Games

The events of this saga were covered in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.


  • The Other World Tournament seems to share several similarities with the Tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7.


  1. FUNimation Dragon Box Sets volume 5 Dragon Book, 2011