Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku?! (ビックリ！悟空がギニューでギニューが悟空!? Bikkuri! Gokū ga Ginyū de Ginyū ga Gokū!?) is the thirty-fourth overall episode in the Dragon Ball Z Kai series. It first aired on November 29, 2009. Its original American air date was July 28, 2010. Its Dragon Ball Z counterparts are "Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku", "Calling the Eternal Dragon", and "Gohan, Defeat Your Dad!!".
After switching bodies with Goku, Ginyu and Jeice return to the Dragon Balls only to find them already dug up. Krillin and Gohan mistake him for the real Goku but soon discover the truth. Goku appears in Ginyu's body and explains the whole ordeal. He reveals that Ginyu's mind must be connected with his body to unlock its full power. Goku's body at full power was 180,000 yet Ginyu could only get 23,000 out of it much to his shock. Krillin and Gohan take him on and knock him around with ease. As Jeice is about to step in, Vegeta appears in front of him. The Saiyan surprises Jeice with his newfound power. He claims that he is in fact a Super Saiyan and then finishes him off.
Differences from Dragon Ball Z
- The following scenes were edited out: When Ginyu gets better control of Goku's body and when Goku joins the fight against Ginyu.
- In the Funimation dub, when Vegeta approaches Frieza's ship and blasts the guards, a can be heard from one of them and another one is heard a few seconds afterwards. This is only present in the English-dubbed DVD/Blu-ray version and the version that aired on Toonami. Curiously, a similar scene appears in the online parody series Dragon Ball Z Abridged, in which an similar series of events occurs while two guards are discussing the ubiquity of the scream in movies and television. It should be noted that several staff members of Funimation-- including the Dragon Ball Kai voice cast-- are friends with Team Four Star, the creators of Dragon Ball Z Abridged.
|Captain Ginyu Saga|
|← Namek Saga||Frieza Saga →|
|The Star Player Appears! Ginyu vs. Goku! • Full Power, Goku! Captain Ginyu’s Desperate Attack! • Surprise! Goku is Ginyu and Ginyu is Goku?! • Goku's Comeback! Call Forth Porunga!|
|With Allies Like These... · Ginyu Steps In · A Matter of Pride · The Last Three Namekians · Nail, Champion of Namek · The Switch · Goku or Ginyu?! · Ginyu's Mistake! · The Final Switch · Nail's Sacrifice|
|Goku vs. Ginyu · The Wrath of Freeza|