DBZ Episode 279

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"Seize the future! The Big Battle over the universe"

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English titleBattle for the Universe Begins
Japanese title未来をつかめ!!宇宙をかけた大決戦
Romaji titleMirai o Tsukame!! Uchū o Kaketa Daikessen
Literal titleSeize the future! The Big Battle over the universe
Dragon Ball Z
SagaKid Buu Saga
Episode number (position in saga)279 (4)
Edited episode number (position in saga)265 (5)
Japanese airdateSeptember 20, 1995
English airdateMarch 19, 2003
Previous episodeMagic Ball of Buu

Battle for the Universe Begins is the fourth episode of the Kid Buu Saga and the two hundred seventy-ninth overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut version of the Dragon Ball Z series. The original Japanese title is "Mirai o Tsukame!! Uchu o Kaketa Daikessen" (未来をつかめ!!宇宙をかけた大決戦). The episode first aired on September 20, 1995. It's original American air date was March 19, 2003.

[edit] Summary

A little recap, with the destruction of Earth, Kid Buu, Goku, Vegeta, Bee, Dende, and Hercule arriving on the Kai Planet. They are now prepared for the showdown that will determine the final destiny of the universe.

Goku, in his Super Saiyan form, is ready to fight Kid Buu, who finds the situation quite funny. Knowing that the universe will be doomed unless he goes all-out, he tells Kibito Kai and the Elder Kai to teleport far away from the planet. Hercule cannot be found, so Dende, Kibito Kai, and Elder Kai teleport away to a safe place. They continue to watch the fight through their crystal ball. They know now that this fight will determine everything.

Goku and Vegeta both decide that Goku will fight first, and Goku says that he will probably be able to win. A recap of Earth's destruction goes through Goku's mind, and he powers up to Super Saiyan 2. Kid Buu (who fell asleep) is now ready to fight, and the final battle begins. Kid Buu begins to power up to his maximum.

Hercule finds his dog, and sees Kid Buu powering up. He, of course, missed the only way he could have gotten off the Kai Planet, and is now trapped there while the battle takes place.

Goku is throwing everything he has against Kid Buu in his Super Saiyan 2 form, but Kid Buu won't fall. Kid Buu begins to show why he is the ultimate weapon, and he is starting to win. Hercule can only cheer for Goku, although he is not sure what to think of the ordeal. Goku at last reaches his final form, Super Saiyan 3.

[edit] Battles

  • Goku vs. Kid Buu
Kibitokai art error.

[edit] Errors

  • In one instance in this episode, there's an error in regards to artwork where Kibito Kai appears. Near the very beginning of the episode, Kibito Kai is shown with red skin, and in the very next shot, he is shown with purple skin.
  • In one scene, the Old Kai's Halo disappears.

Kid Buu Saga
Evil Kid Buu! · End of Earth · True Saiyans Fight Alone · Battle for the Universe Begins · Vegeta's Respect · Minute of Desperation · Old Buu Emerges · Earth Reborn · Call to Action · People of Earth Unite · Spirit Bomb Triumphant · Celebrations with Majin Buu · He's Always Late · Granddaughter Pan · Buu's Reincarnation · Goku's Next Journey
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Brief summaryThe Supreme Kai transports himself, Dende, The Supreme Kai transports himself, Dende, and the Elder Kai to a distant planet so they will be out of Goku and Vegeta's way. Unfortunately, they forget to take Hercule and Bee along. Goku and Vegeta play rock, paper, scissors or jengen to decide who will fight first, and Goku wins. He powers up to Super Saiyan 2, and starts beating on Buu. He blasts him apart, but he reforms. Buu creates another massive energy ball and throws it down at the planet. Goku is able to deflect it, but Buu guides the ball back around and into the planet. Powerful earthquakes rock the surface of the planet, leaving the ground ragged and uneven. Goku decides to power up to Super Saiyan 3. oku decides to power up to Super Saiyan 3.