Dragon Ball Z: The Saiyans is the second volume of the original Pioneer Dragon Ball Z DVD and VHS releases. It included three installments from the Saiyan Conflict, episodes 5, 6, and 7. It was also collected on The Saiyan Conflict box set, which collected volumes 1-8.
- Gohan's Metamorphosis – Piccolo takes Gohan to a deserted wasteland to train him to utilize his incredible power later. Gohan is left alone to survive for six months, while Piccolo watches over him from afar. On the night of the first full moon, Piccolo witnesses an incredible scene as Gohan becomes a gigantic ape.
- Gohan Makes a Friend – Gohan gradually gets used to living in the wasteland, even though he misses his parents. One day, he helps an injured Apatosaurus and the two become friends. Later, Gohan's new friend is attacked and eaten by the Paozusaurus that used to pursue Gohan in the wasteland.
- Trouble on Arlia – Gohan is showing improvement from training. Elsewhere the evil Saiyan warriors Vegeta and Nappa are getting closer to Earth, eager to gather the seven Dragon Balls and realize their wish for immortality. On the way to Earth, the two warriors decide to stop by planet Arlia to "have some fun".