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"Global Announcement" (てん トランクスぜんかいめいはい Goten Torankusu Zensekai ni Shimei Tehai, lit. "Goten and Trunks — The World's Most Wanted") is the tenth episode of the Majin Buu Saga and the two hundred forty-first overall episode in the original dubbed and the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on September 28, 1994. Its original American airdate was September 19, 2002.

Summary

Squeeze

Majin Buu attempts to enter a dessert store

Kibito tries to sense Shin and once he does, he goes off flying to find him. Shin keeps saying stuff about Gohan still being alive and that he's the "only one". Meanwhile, Majin Buu and Babidi are flying and then stop in the middle of some traffic. As a guy yells at him, Buu takes some of his pink blubber and throws it at the guy, tying him up. Buu then makes his way to a dessert store and says that he wants all the food, so he starts eating everything in sight. Babidi says to stop and time to go, but Buu ignores him and smashes through a wall to see the cakes being made, eating the cakes as they come off the assembly line. Buu walks away to find more food and Babidi follows, but the wizard is stopped by a worker who says he has to pay for all the damage and the cakes that Buu ate. Babidi threatens to do something horrible to her, but she doesn't care and tells Babidi to pay up. As she spins Babidi around and around by his cape, Babidi makes her disappear and reappear on top of a flagpole hanging on for dear life. Babidi then orders Buu to stop eating the cakes and Buu actually listens this time. Some police officers arrive to arrest Buu, but their handcuffs are too small and Buu easily dispatches them.

Meanwhile, Kibito finds and heals Shin, who then suggests that they should find Gohan right away, as Majin Buu's energy is increasing and they don't have much time left. Kibito spots a badly injured Gohan, and before Kibito can heal him, Supreme Kai stops him and tells him they are taking him to their sacred realm. Although it is not permitted, he has to in order to save Gohan's life. Kibito reluctantly agrees and the pair teleport away, taking Gohan with them.

Goku reveals the bad news

Goku delivers the bad news about Gohan and Vegeta

On Kami's Lookout, Chi-Chi asks where Gohan and Goten are. Krillin freaks out and Bulma asks where Trunks and Vegeta are, while Piccolo thinks back to the incident. Krillin tells Goku to tell them what happened. After composing himself, Goku reveals that Vegeta was killed by Buu - and believes Gohan has suffered the same fate as well. Everyone is horrified by this, with Chi-Chi collapsing into Ox-King's arms. Bulma starts screaming hysterically at the news that her husband is dead, with Yamcha's attempts to console her proving fruitless. Videl is also startled, and she refuses to believe that Gohan is actually dead.

Piccolo reminds Goku that Trunks and Goten need to be taught the Fusion Dance but, as Goku asks Mr. Popo to wake up the boys, Babidi's voice is suddenly heard. Babidi is telepathically speaking to the people of Earth, telling them that they are to blame Trunks, Goten and Piccolo for "any and all destruction" because they refuse to "show themselves". Majin Buu then begins his campaign of destruction by using telekinesis on the people of a city: he lifts them up, turns them into candy of various colors and devours them all. Babidi concludes his broadcast by saying this is what will happen to the rest of the world if Trunks, Goten, and Piccolo do not show their faces within the next few hours.

Major Events

  • Goku tells everyone that Gohan and Vegeta are dead.
  • Babidi telepathically speaks to everyone on the planet, asking them to bring Goten, Trunks and Piccolo to him.
  • Majin Buu turns an entire city full of people into candy.

Battles

  • Innocent Buu vs. Police

Appearances

Characters

Locations

Objects

Bruce Faulconer tracks

  • "Sage Music" - When Goku tells everyone at Kami's Lookout that Gohan and Vegeta were killed by Majin Buu.

Differences from the manga

  • Majin Buu stopping in a city where he feasts himself on cake and is attacked by the police is exclusive to the anime.
  • Korin makes an appearance on The Lookout warning the others of the threat that Making Buu is. In the manga, he does not appear.

Trivia

  • When Goku tells the others that Gohan was killed by Majin Buu, they begin to mourn his death. However, having just used the Dragon Balls a few hours before to wish back everyone good killed that day, they should have known that Gohan would be revived as well. Therefore, by not being able to sense Gohan's energy at the lookout, Goku and the others would figure out that he was either in another world or never died in the first place.
  • When the police open fire on Majin Buu outside of the bakery, there appears to be a cop that oddly resembles Inspector Harry Callahan, the Clint Eastwood character in Don Siegel's Dirty Harry who is often caricatured in Akira Toriyama's early manga.
  • Although Goku tells everybody that Gohan and Vegeta were killed by Majin Buu, this is actually inaccurate, as Gohan was actually knocked unconscious, while Vegeta destroyed himself with a Final Explosion in a failed attempt to kill Majin Buu.
  • When Shin is healed by Kibito, his earrings are briefly blue instead of yellow.

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