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"The Dragon Team Returns!" (ドラゴンチーム集合!! Doragon Chīmu Shūgō!!, lit. "The Dragon Team Gathers!!") is the two hundred thirty sixth chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the four hundred thirtieth overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover of this chapter shows the Dragon Team who are contestants in the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. This image is used as a scene in "We Gotta Power", the second opening for Dragon Ball Z.


The World Martial Arts Tournament draws ever closer. Those who plan to participate have been finalizing their training and getting into the spirit. Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Goten, Trunks, Videl, Mr. Satan (reading a magazine), and Goku all continue their training. "And so, it has begun at last!!! The World Martial Arts Tournament, that is, after such a truly long time. almost everyone is headed to the tournament in a plane being flown by Bulma. Chi-Chi asks Yamcha if he'll be participating, but he says not this time. In the front row of the plane, Gohan doubts his father will recognize Krillin with his hair, which makes Krillin chuckle.

Gohan then asks Vegeta, Goten, and Trunks not to turn Super Saiyan at the tournament, with Bulma thinking that's a good idea since they'll be on TV and could be recognized from the battle with Cell. Vegeta thinks he could destroy all the TVs, but Gohan says he mustn't. Vegeta relents, though, saying he’ll win either way. The boys are okay with that, too. At the tournament, there's a huge crowd, and they don't see Goku anywhere. Mr. Satan arrives, and the crowd rushes toward him. He greets his fans, and they start chanting “SATAN” for him. An interviewer starts talking to Mr. Satan and he tells her that he has a 120% chance of winning. The interviewer tries to ask Videl about her haircut, but she ignores it. Goten then spots Piccolo, and Gohan goes over and asks him if he's seen his father, but he hasn't. Just then, Goku lands, with Fortuneteller Baba beside him.

Pretty much everyone starts to tear up, and runs to hug him, except Piccolo, Vegeta, Android 18, and the two boys. Baba says she'll be back in twenty-four hours, and heads off. Goku then wonders if that lookalike is his son, but Goten just hides behind Chi-Chi. Piccolo suggests that they all hurry up and sign in. At the registration table Trunks is annoyed to find out that there's now a Youth Division, for everyone under fifteen, although Krillin is happy to hear that… The fighters all head inside, and everyone wishes them their best.



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Volume 36: The New Generation
Herculopolis High · Undercover · A Hero Is Born! · Videl's Emergency!! · Revealed!!! · Strongest in the Heavens! · Let the Training Begin! · Videl Learns to Fly · Fathers · The Dragon Team Returns! · The Preliminaries Begin · The Two Little Warriors