The Society Survival Saga (社会サバイバル編 Shakai Sabaibaru Hen) is a spin-off saga of the Universe Survival Saga.
In the English localization of World Mission it is called the Surviving City Life Saga.
In the midst of the economic depression of the space scale said to be once in centuries, the country-born Son Goku miraculously decided to get a job!
The scenario that we waited there was not only to wait for jobs to be given, but also to get them.
Is there a crisis of in-house faction fighting and company hijacking ...? We look forward to the success of Goku whom he struggle strictly and have an enjoyable social life!
- Episode 1
Goku and Vegeta have just joined DB Commercial Affairs, the two have a rock-paper-scissors showdown to decide who will buy lunch, with Goku losing.
- Goku - New employee for DB Commercial Affairs.
- Vegeta - New employee for DB Commercial Affairs, and Goku's rival.
- Krillin - New employee for DB Commercial Affairs.
- Gohan - Section chief for DB Commercial Affairs, in charge of newcomers.
- Piccolo - Head of personnel department for DB Commercial Affairs.
- Master Roshi - Chief clerk for DB Commercial Affairs.
- Good Buu - Member of the PR department of DB Commercial Affairs.
- Tien Shinhan - Member of the client liaison department for DB Commercial Affairs.
- Grand Minister - DB Commercial Affairs company president.
- Zeno - DB Commercial Affairs chairman.
- Android 17 - Works for Gero Corporation.
- Android 18 - Works for Gero Corporation.
- Frieza - Works for Cold Co.
Video Game Appearances
The Society Survival outfits appeared as alternate costumes for Team Universe 7 in Dragon Ball Heroes (other than Good Buu, Frieza received an outfit instead of him).
The saga also has a plot, such as the Goku turning into the suited warrior of legend, the Super Corporate Freshman to battle Frieza after he tricks Krillin into leaving DB Incorporated during Part 2.
"Goku finally got a real job?! See how he handles the daily grind!"
The two parts of the saga are Surviving City Life Part 1 and Surviving City Life Part 2.
"Goku's first day on the job and he's already clashing with clients!"
— Surviving City Life Part 2 Age Info description in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, Surviving City Life Part 1 and Part 2 appear as Arcade Mode Ages though both are collectively known as the Surviving City Life Saga. Additionally, DB Commercial Affairs is localized as DB Incorporated (often abbreviated as DB Inc.).