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Dragon Ball Z: Departure is the ninth volume of the original Pioneer Dragon Ball Z DVD and VHS releases. It includes final installments from the Saiyan conflict as well as an installment from the battle on Planet Namek: episodes 26, 27 and 28. It was also included on the Namek Saga box set, which collected volumes 9-17.

Cover art

The cover art features Goku in a fighting stance with Vegeta in the background kicking upwards. Both warriors are depicted fierce and relentless as they are in the heat of battle and engaged in their furious scuffle.


  • Battle's End - Even after getting hit by the Spirit Bomb, Vegeta is still alive! Although he is injured and weak, Vegeta seems still too strong for the Earth's warriors. Just as Vegeta is about to finish off Gohan, Gohan's tail grows back again! Gohan then transforms to a giant ape and starts attacking Vegeta!
  • A New Goal... Namek - The damaged Vegeta leaves the Earth, promising he will be back to destroy everyone. Goku wants to bring back the other Earth's warriors, but the Dragon Balls don't exist any more on Earth! Krillin remembers that the Saiyans had said that the Dragon Balls could be found on the planet Namek, so Mr. Popo and Bulma go to find out if Kami's original spaceship will still work.
  • Journey to Namek - Kami's spaceship is reconstructed and ready for the long journey, so the Dragon Balls search crew – Bulma, Krillen, and Gohan – takes off to Namek. At first, they enjoy a nice ride, but all of sudden they are attacked and captured by a mysterious spaceship run by refugees! Meanwhile, the injured Vegeta travels back to his army base to recover.


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