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Yamcha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibamen! (ヤムチャ奮闘!おそるべし栽培マン Yamucha Funtō! Osoru Beshi Saibaiman, lit. "Yamucha's Struggle! The Terrible Saibaimen") is the ninth overall episode in the Dragon Ball Z Kai series. The episode first aired on May 31, 2009. Its original American air date was June 1, 2010.



Yamcha's last moments before exploding with the Saibaman

Vegeta and Nappa emerge from their space pods and Nappa wipes out East City with a single devastating blast. They then fly off towards the island where Piccolo and Gohan are in search of the Dragon Balls. Krillin arrives first, and the three face off with Vegeta and Nappa. Piccolo learns for the first time that he is a Namekian when told by Nappa. At Vegeta's order, Nappa plants seeds in the ground, and six Saibamen are born. Tien Shinhan, Chiaotzu, and then Yamcha fly in to join in the battle. Vegeta suggests they have a game of one-on-one. Tien faces-off first against a Saibaman. Tien overpowers the Saibaman but before he is able to finish it off, Vegeta destroys it as incentive to the remaining five. Next, Yamcha decides to fight in place of Krillin, but the Saibaman latches onto him and self-destructs, killing Yamcha outright.

4Kids editsEdit

  • When Vegeta sees Tien has the upper hand in this battle, he destroys the Saibaman as a warning to the others to go all out from the start. The Saibaman blowing up and having its guts spewed on the ground are cut out.
  • When Yamcha's dead body is shown, the Saibamen's claw is edited out.
  • After Yamcha gets blown up by the Saibaman, he is heard groaning in pain. This is done to avoid any references to death.

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