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Battlefield Namek (ナメックせいじんていこう Namekku-seijin no Teikō, lit. "The Namekian Resistance") is the twenty-second volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on July 10, 1990 in Japan, and on March, 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume six, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It continues through the Namek Saga.


Battlefield Namek

On the green skies and blue plains of Planet Namek, a war rages between two equally evil forces: Emperor Freeza, who wants to use Namek's Dragon Balls to become immortal, and Vegeta, last prince of the Saiyans, who has betrayed his former master in search of the same prize. Trapped between these two mighty enemies are the peaceful Namekians and Earth's heroes Kuririn, Gohan and Bulma! As Freeza's henchmen Dodoria and Zarbon trade blows with the ever-stronger Vegeta, the Earthlings put their own lives at risk to protect the Namekians until Son Goku's spaceship arrives. But can even Goku's new training regimen—under 20 times Earth's gravity—prepare him for what awaits on this alien world?[1]


Son Goku has Earth greatest hero, and the magical Dragon Balls were Earth's greatest treasure. But when Goku's evil alien kinsmen, the Saiyans, learned of their existence, their leader Vegeta lead an assault on Earth to steal the Dragon Balls and eliminate the human race. After a grueling battle, Vegeta retreated, but not before many of our heroes died and the Dragon Balls themselves were destroyed. In search of a way to resurrect their friends, Bulma, Gohan and Kuririn went into outer space to planet Namek, where the Dragon Balls where originally made. To their horror, they found that Namek had been invaded by Vegeta's ex-boss—Freiza—and by Vegeta as well! To rescue his son and friends, Goku now heads to Namek himself…[1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama[]


The cover flap image

"So after the toothache (see DBZ Vol. 4), one of three lumps of fat on my left buttock became inflamed and painful. It was pretty much right exactly where I put my weight when I sit down, so I went right away to the hospital to have it surgically removed. The surgery was done without anesthesia, so it hurt so bad much I thought I was gonna die! After two weeks, when that wound from the surgery was healing up, I had the other two lumps removed too. So for about one month, I had to work while sitting on my right buttock. Yes indeed, it was hell…"[1]



Info below is retrieved from Viz Media.[1]

  • Son Goku - The greatest martial artist on Earth, he owes his strength to the training of Kame-Sen'nin and Kaiô-sama, and the fact that he's an alien Saiyan. To get even strongest, he is training under 20 times Earth's gravity.
  • Kaiô-sama - Also known as the "Lord of the Worlds", he is one of the deities of the Dragon Ball universe. He lives in the Other World at the end of the Serpent Road.
  • Bulma - Goku's oldest friend. Bulma is a scientific genius. She met Goku while on a quest for the seven magical Dragon Balls, which, when gathered together, can grant any wish.
  • Son Gohan - Goku's four year-old son, a half-human, half-Saiyan with hidden reserves of strength. He was trained by Goku's former enemy Piccolo.
  • Kuririn - Goku's former martial arts schoolmate.
  • Zarbon and Dodoria - Freeza's right-hand men.
  • Freeza - Major landowner and possible ruler of the universe. After learning of the existence of Dragon Balls from Vegeta, he has come to Namek to to fulfill his wish for immortality.
  • Vegeta - The prince of Planet Vegeta, homeworld of the Saiyans. He once served Freeza, but has betrayed him and now seeks the Dragon Balls for his own evil purposes.
  • Kame-Sen'nin - Kame-Sen'nin, also known as the "Turtle Hermit" or Muten-Rôshi (the "Invincible Old Master"), helped train Goku and Kuririn in the martial arts.



Chapter # Title
(DBZ 59)
(DBZ 60)
"Ten Seconds of Death"
Ten Seconds of Death
(DBZ 61)
"Son Gohan Snaps!"
Son Gohan Snaps!
(DBZ 62)
"Death in Flight"
Death in Flight
(DBZ 63)
"Vegeta vs. Dodoria"
Vegeta vs. Dodoria
(DBZ 64)
"Hide and Seek"
Hide and Seek
(DBZ 65)
"The Sixth Dragon Ball"
The Sixth Dragon Ball
(DBZ 66)
"The Last Dragon Ball"
The Last Dragon Ball
(DBZ 67)
"The Four Dead Heroes"
The Four Dead Heroes
(DBZ 68)
"Vegeta vs. Zarbon"
Vegeta vs. Zarbon
(DBZ 69)
"Zarbon's True Power"
Zarbon's True Power
(DBZ 70)
"The Great Elder's House"
The Great Elder's House


  • Zarbon & Dodoria vs. Namekians
  • Krillin & Gohan vs. Dodoria
  • Vegeta vs. Dodoria
  • Vegeta vs. Zarbon



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viz Media (May 6, 2003).

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