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"Keep the Chance Alive" (チャンスをかせ!!ピッコロすてえんしゃげき Chansu o Ikase!! Pikkoro Sutemi no Engo Shageki, lit. "Seize the Chance!! Piccolo's Suicide Support Strike") is the 19th episode of the Frieza Saga and the ninety-third overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on June 5, 1991. Its original American airdate was October 14, 1999.


Goku continues to gather energy for the Spirit Bomb. Frieza watches on in curiosity, as do Piccolo, Gohan and Krillin. Finally, Frieza begins to grow impatient and starts hitting Goku to make him retaliate, but Goku merely keeps his hands in the air, laughing at Frieza's ignorance.


Goku prepares a Large Spirit Bomb

Meanwhile, on King Kai's Planet, King Kai, Yamcha, Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu receive an unwelcome visit by the deceased Ginyu Force members, Recoome, Burter, Jeice and Guldo. As they begin toying around with their fighting poses and testing their abilities by destroying King Kai's things, the Z Fighters stand up to them. King Kai himself emerges and orders the Ginyu Force to leave, but Recoome mocks King Kai, who then challenges Recoome to a fight. Just then, King Kai senses that Goku is using the Spirit Bomb.


Piccolo stalls Frieza so Goku can prepare the Spirit Bomb

Finally, on Namek, Frieza's patience with Goku reaches its end and he begins attacking Goku relentlessly. Desperate to help Goku, Piccolo has Gohan and Krillin transfer their remaining energy to him in order to hold Frieza off. As Frieza moves in to finish Goku, he notices the Spirit Bomb's reflection in the sea and sees it in the sky, realizing what Goku was up to. Frieza prepares to finish Goku off with a Death Beam directly between the eyes, but Piccolo jumps in at the last second and lands a kick in Frieza's face, sending him plunging into the water. Frieza furiously rises back up and sets his eyes on Piccolo.

As Piccolo prepares to hold Frieza off, the Z Fighters on King Kai's planet decide to fight the Ginyu Force off themselves.

Major Events[]

  • Goku continues to gather energy for the Spirit Bomb.


  • Goku vs. Frieza (Final Form-50%)
  • Piccolo vs. Frieza (Final Form-50%)





Bruce Faulconer tracks[]

Differences from the manga[]

  • Bulma reminiscing about Goku's strength ever since he was little to Captain Ginyu (as a frog) is exclusive to the anime.
  • The deceased members of the Ginyu Force and their appearance on King Kai's Planet is exclusive to the anime.


  • In the Remastered Edition, Christopher Sabat does not re-dub his voice work as Recoome, creating a continuity error between Recoome's more dimwitted-sounding voice in the Namek Saga and his intelligent and refined-sounding voice shown here.
  • The Recoome Eraser Gun is called the Recoome Breath Blast Attack here.
  • During the flashback of Goku's previous battles, in the remastered edition, Nappa and child Krillin are still voiced by Sean Schemmel and Sonny Strait rather than Phil Parsons and Laurie Steele, who voiced them in the Remastered editions.
  • In the English dub, Bulma tells the Ginyu frog that Goku won every competition he entered as a kid while flashback footage of Goku as a kid training under Master Roshi is shown. This is false, since Goku was the runner up in the 21st and 22nd World Martial Arts Tournaments, making the 23rd the only one that he won.
  • When the Ginyu Force is setting up their poses, when Burter lands, he is missing the armored points on his boots. When Recoome reminds the others to test their powers, Burter's right ear is colored white like a scouter, even though none of the Ginyus wear one in the afterlife.
  • Jeice's bare chest is exposed when he voices the Ginyus' desire to conquer King Kai's Planet when it is usually covered by his black jumpsuit.
  • King Kai comes outside of his home as if the ruckus caused by the Ginyu Force had started out there when in the previous episode, he was standing outside with Tien, Chiaotzu, and Yamcha before they heard the commotion caused by the Ginyus and their roughing up of Bubbles and Gregory.
  • Tien's line from the original dub "If I'm not mistaken, wasn't the Ginyu Force the lowlife band of mercenaries hired by Frieza?" is changed in the remastered dub. There he says "You can say that again (about the Ginyus being idiots), and if I'm not mistaken, wasn't this the same Ginyu Force who Vegeta fought and got beat?" The original dub is more accurate to the Japanese version.
  • When Gohan and Krillin are transferring their ki to Piccolo, the close up of Krillin's arms show him wearing the same blue sleeves as Gohan.


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