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"Buu is Hatched" (ふっかつさせない!! ていこうのかめはめ Fukkatsu Sasenai!! Teikō no Kamehameha, lit. "I Won't Allow the Revival!! A Kamehameha of Resistance") is the first episode of the Majin Buu Saga and the two hundred thirty-second overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on July 6, 1994. Its original American airdate was November 5, 2001.


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Gohan remembers Goku's words

This episode starts off with the Sealed Ball in which Majin Buu is sealed starting erupting. Gohan promises he will not stand aside like he did against Cell. He fires an Electric Kamehameha at the cocoon, hoping to destroy the evil energy within it. After the first wave, he sends another, and then another. The steam erupting from the cocoon stops, and it opens.

Gohan tries to destroy the cocoon

Gohan fires his Electric Kamehameha in a desperate attempt to destroy Majin Buu's cocoon

Babidi is horrified to find the cocoon empty, and the Supreme Kai explains that Majin Buu's years in captivity must have weakened him. Babidi then decides that he will destroy the Supreme Kai, and Gohan with the help of Dabura, but the Supreme Kai is not worried as he believes Gohan's powers are enough to stop the both of them. Only Gohan knew the disastrous truth, something had come out of the cocoon, and it was accumulating in the sky. The steam morphs into a pink fat rubbery type creature, Majin Buu. Unfortunately for Babidi, Majin Buu will not listen to him and just wants to play.


Goku and Vegeta's epic battle rages on

Meanwhile, Goku and Majin Vegeta stop fighting, realizing that Majin Buu has been hatched. At the World Martial Arts Tournament, Mr. Satan is crowded by reporters and somehow gets the crowd to come back. Goten and Trunks are still speeding towards Babidi's Spaceship. Buu continues to play, and the episode ends.

Major Events[]

  • Majin Buu is released from his cocoon and is seen for the first time.


  • Goku (Super Saiyan 2) vs. Majin Vegeta (Super Saiyan 2)






Bruce Faulconer tracks[]

  • "Pre-Buu" - When the Supreme Kai explains to Gohan about Majin Buu's origins.
  • "Kame's Tale" - When Goku and Vegeta butt each others heads.

Differences from the manga[]

  • Goten and Trunks sensing energy from two different locations and choosing the one destination based on birds fleeing from that area is exclusive to the anime.
  • Mr. Satan calming a horde of people panicking after the Earth shakes from Gohan's Kamehameha is exclusive to the anime.
  • In the manga, Gohan only fires the one Kamehameha at the Sealed Ball. In the anime, he fires three.
  • While Goku did fight Vegeta in the manga, the particular scene in this episode of them fighting and the choreography involved was nowhere to be seen in the manga.


  • The flashback where Gohan defeated Cell is taken from "Save the World".
  • In the Ocean/Westwood dub this episode is titled Majin Buu Appears.
  • Majin Buu makes his debut in this episode.
  • In the original Japanese broadcast, the first 15 seconds of the next episode preview were devoted to next week's show, and the other 15 seconds were devoted to a movie ticket lottery drawing for Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly (released in theaters on July 9, 1994). This preview was not included in the Dragon Box. Instead, the preview used was the rerun version for the next normal episode, "The Losses Begin".


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