Dragon Ball Z Episode 22
The redrawn scenes are becoming more and more prominent in this episode. One of them was Dende's poor brother Kargo getting obliterated by a blast from Dodoria. I thought they might fix it so that it was Freeza who killed him, like in the manga, but they didn't. Oh well. We'll see Freeza kill a child later, there's no rushing it. Still, sometimes the redrawns can be a little distracting.
Dragon Ball Z Episode 22
A good portion of the episode is spent on Gohan, Kuririn, and Dende being chased by Dodoria, but I believe they cut it down a bit to get right to Vegeta's confrontation. Gohan has some guts to just attack Dodoria with both Freeza and Zarbon there. They've felt their strong "ki", doing that was pretty risky.
We hear Dende speak for the first time in this episode, and his voice is that of Aya Hirano, famous for being the voice of the titular character in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, as well as Misa Amane in Death Note. This is definitely some stunt casting, but she doesn't overplay the role. Dende sounds fine, so there's nothing to complain about. It wasn't necessary to give her the role, but maybe they're hoping it will help cell character song CDs. I can't imagine Dende having much to sing about, though. Well, there is that thing about most of his family being killed, but Hirano doesn't do the blues.
In Japan, Dragon Ball Z was aired year-round continuously, with regular off-days for sporting events and television specials taking place about once every six weeks on average. The English broadcast was divided into eight separate near-continuous blocks with breaks varying between four months to over a year between each block. Only in one instance, between episodes 194 and 195, was there actually parity between the DVD release and the actual broadcast sequence in terms of the end of one "season" and the beginning of the next.
Operation: R.E.P.O.R.T. is the first story in the ninth episode of Season 2 of Codename: Kids Next Door. It first aired on December 5, 2003 on Cartoon Network and was the second "art" episode in the series.
When a KND Sector fails a mission, all of the operatives involved must give a personal account of the mission and what went badly. The episode consists of the very obviously exaggerated and inaccurate reports of Sector V after a failed mission.
The episode begins with a three-dimensional computer-animated sequence similar to ReBoot, introduces a CGI Nigel materializing in a mostly featureless grid-based plane. In the opening narration, Nigel explains that it is his task to retrieve "the goods", which appears as a floating white box. Placed throughout the space between Nigel and his objective are several obstacles and booby traps, which he quickly gets past. After he obtains the box, another trap is activated which in the process of escaping, Nigel drops the box, which then floats away from him as he lies on the ground while the voice of the Delightful Children From Down the Lane "thanks" him for picking up the box for them.
The next sequence is a parody of Dragon Ball Z, with Wally as Goku or in his case "Numbuh Four Go", and The Delightful Children From Down the Lane as Frieza fighting over the "Rectanguloid Power Charm". Animesque Numbuh Four Go uses a Kame-hame-ha-like gumball attack, which seemingly defeats the villains. They then return and activate their "Full Power Evolution". In response, Numbuh Four Go uses his own transformation, which unfortunately does nothing other than cause his hair to grow to a ridiculous size. He is defeated and loses the Rectanguloid Power Charm, vowing to never fail again as the scene ends.
After all five segments, the episode finally cuts to reality, where Numbuh 86 is yelling at the members of Sector V for failing their usual mission: picking up a pizza. (The morons thought the mission was to steal the pizza from an enemy, instead of just picking up an order.) All five look down shamefully as the screen brightens and the black words "End Transmission" (in a list of pizza toppings with the text's box checked) come over in the screen.
Several years have past since the last Gurren Lagann episode I had deemed worthy of merit, and now the crew has matured and grown quite literally - which means the audience for such things has grown more mature and excitable. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? WILL THEY FORM THEIR OWN COMPANY, OR WILL THEY REMAIN UNDER THE FOOT OF THE FICTIONAL WORLD ANIME GOVERNMENT?!?!? (Only the grotesque extraneous punctuation knows for sure!!
Everything Yu-Gi-Oh! related usually finds itself in the same category; rediculous nonsense that I cannot wait to eviscerate with my dull-defined pop-culture wit! Luckily, anything Yu-Gi-Oh! related has become such an easy target that I don't even have to try! Especially when the plot around the new episode revolves around Yusei, the Yugi surrogate, has to reclaim his best card from an impriomptu card-battle from an underling via the internet!
The scene was removed from the ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z which had several episodes worth of content removed, but the scene was kept in FUNimation's dub. The Dragon Ball Kai version of the bath scene was still kept on the Nicktoons and CW4kids Toonzai broadcast of the episode but Bulma's cleavage is covered up by extra digitally animated bubbles. 041b061a72