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Dragon Ball Z: Desperation is the twenty-fifth volume of the original Funimation Dragon Ball Z DVD and VHS releases. It includes three installments from the Frieza Saga: episodes 76, 77, and 78.

Cover art

The cover art shows Goku gathering energy to form a large Spirit Bomb.


  • Embodiment of Fire - Goku is in hot water when even his Kaioken Attack as no effect on Frieza who is only at fifty - percent of his manumum power level! But when it looks like Frieza has dealt the final blow, a dreamlike vision helps Goku to awaken to an even higher level of power and strength!
  • Trump Card - Once again Goku is rescued from the depths of despair by a vision! This time Vegeta talks to Goku from beyond the grave to offer the ailing Saiyan new hope and encouragement! But when the renewed Goku realizes that the battle against Frieza is futile, he turns to his last resort: the Spirit Bomb!
  • Keep the Chance Alive - Yamcha, Tien, and Chiaotzu are shivering in their boots when the members of the Ginyu Force pay them a surprise visit at King Kai's Planet! Meanwhile, back on Namek, Frieza puts a stop to Goku's struggling efforts to gather enough energy to form the Spirit Bomb, and Piccolo has to intervene to buy Goku the precious time that he needs!


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