Dragon Ball Episode 144
Super KamehamehaEnglishJapaneseJapanese Nameでた究きゅう極きょくの超ちょうカメハメ波はRomaji nameDeta! Kyūkyoku no Chō-KamehamehaLiteral NameUnleashed! The Ultimate Super KamehamehaSeriesSagaPiccolo Jr. SagaEpisode #144Chapter counterpartTesting the Waters
The Real Fight
The Super Kamehameha
Japanese airdateFebruary 8, 1989English airdateNovember 12, 2003Previous episodeBattle for the FutureNext episodeJunior No More
Dragon Ball Episode 144
"Super Kamehameha" (でた究きゅう極きょくの超ちょうカメハメ波は, Deta! Kyūkyoku no Chō-Kamehameha, lit. "Unleashed! The Ultimate Super Kamehameha") is the twenty-second episode of the Piccolo Jr. Saga and the one hundred forty-fourth episode in the Dragon Ball series. This episode first aired in Japan on February 8, 1989. Its original American airdate was November 12, 2003.
Piccolo's FollyEnglishJapaneseJapanese Nameピッコロ痛つう恨こんの大だい失しっ敗ぱいセルが街まちに放はなたれたRomaji namePikkoro Tsūkon no Dai-Shippai! Seru ga Machi ni Hanatareta!Literal NamePiccolo's Grievous Mistake! Cell Escapes Into the City!SeriesSagaImperfect Cell SagaEpisode #144Kai counterpart:The Dizzying Deception and the Daring Escape! Defeat the Android Cell!
Chapter counterpartCell Laughs Last
Japanese airdateJune 17, 1992English airdateOctober 10, 2000Previous episodeHis Name is CellNext episodeLaboratory Basement
"Piccolo's Folly" (ピッコロ痛つう恨こんの大だい失しっ敗ぱいセルが街まちに放はなたれた, Pikkoro Tsūkon no Dai-Shippai! Seru ga Machi ni Hanatareta!, lit. "Piccolo's Grievous Mistake! Cell Escapes Into the City!") is the fifth episode of the Imperfect Cell Saga and the one hundred forty-fourth overall episode in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. This episode first aired in Japan on June 17, 1992. Its original American airdate was October 10, 2000.
Imperfect Cell now has gotten away and decides to visit the nearest city, Nicky Town, but is side tracked by some football players in spiked shoulder pads. Imperfect Cell easily dispatches them and manages to suck up one of them for power. Then out of the blue, Imperfect Cell catches a glimpse of Vegeta flying. Imperfect Cell sucks up the energy of the remaining players and their coach/driver, then enters the city.
Piccolo's Folly is the fifth episode of the Imperfect Cell Saga and the one hundred forty-fourth overall episode in the uncut version Dragon Ball Z series. The original Japanese title is "Pikkoro Tsuukon no Dai Shippai! Celu ga Machi ni Hanatareta!" (ピッコロ痛恨の大失敗! セルが街に放たれた!). The episode first aired on June 17, 1992. It's original American air date was October 10, 2000.
Imperfect Cell now has gotten away from Future Trunks, Piccolo and Krillin and decides to visit the nearest city for some lunch, but is side tracked by some football players in spiked shoulder pads. Imperfect Cell easily dispatches the Jocks and manages to suck up one of them for power. Then out of the blue, Imperfect Cell catches a Glimpse of Vegeta flying toward the extremely high power level. Imperfect Cell sucks up the remaining players of the team, then enters the city.
All credits listed below are as originally presented in the episode. The credit structure used in Dragon Ball is actually quite simple; the staff involved with the production of the series as a whole are listed in the opening credits and the staff involved with this specific episode are listed in the ending credits. All original credit errors have been corrected to maintain accurate spellings throughout the site. For more information and a complete listing of the series staff, visit the Production Guide.
Kai features remastered high definition picture, sound, and special effects as well as a re-recorded voice track by most of the original cast. As most of the series' sketches and animation cels had been discarded since the final episode of Dragon Ball Z in 1996, new frames were produced by digitally tracing over still frames from existing footage and filling them with softer colors. This reduced visible damage to the original animation. To convert the 4:3 animation to 16:9 widescreen, some shots were selectively cropped while others feature new hand drawn portions; an uncropped 4:3 version was made available on home video and international releases for the first 98 episodes. Some countries would also air it in 4:3. Much of the anime-exclusive material that was not featured in the original manga was cut from Kai (ultimately abridging the 291 episodes of Dragon Ball Z down to 167).
The series would return in 2014, running for an additional 61 episodes in Japan, and 69 episodes internationally. The international version of the 2014 series was titled Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters by Toei Europe and Funimation, and had initially only been earmarked for broadcast outside of Japan. The home media releases of The Final Chapters contain a Japanese audio track for all episodes, including those that were never broadcast in Japan.
The first Blu-ray and DVD compilation was released in Japan on September 18, 2009. Individual volumes and Blu-ray box sets were released monthly. France was the first country to release all 167 episodes on Blu-ray and DVD.
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The Ocean dub originated as an early English dub of Dragon Ball Z produced by Saban and FUNimation Productions for FoxKids and Kids WB and was later shown on Cartoon Network. The Ocean Group, a production/distribution company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, was contracted by FUNimation and Saban to provide the English voice recordings for "Saiyan" and "Namek" sagas. These episodes, which were recorded by InterPacific Productions Inc at Ocean Studios, were heavily edited for content by Saban, and covered the first 67 uncut episodes of the series, reducing them to 53. The third movie was also dubbed in this form as an episode of the series, while the first three movies were given uncut dubs using the same voice cast in association with Pioneer.
FUNimation Entertainment acquired certain rights to the wildly popular Japanese television series Dragon Ball and its sequel, Dragon Ball Z, in 1995. They immediately began work on an English dub for Dragon Ball and completed the first 13 episodes of the series in the same year. The network ratings for Dragon Ball were poor, however, so FUNimation opted for the more action-oriented Dragon Ball Z instead. At the time, FUNimation was a relatively new company (founded in 1994) and did not have the financial wherewithal to produce a dub entirely on their own. Therefore, they collaborated with other production and entertainment companies to meet their ends: namely BLT Productions and Trimark for Dragon Ball, and then Pioneer Entertainment (now Geneon Entertainment), Saban Entertainment, and The Ocean Group for Dragon Ball Z. FUNimation drew from the same Vancouver voice over talent pool for both Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Therefore, the same voice actors appeared in both shows, albeit some in different roles. That aside, Dragon Ball was put on indefinite hold and work on the first English dub track of Dragon Ball Z commenced in 1996, with Ocean dubbing the first 53 episodes (first two seasons, covering roughly the first 67 uncut episodes).
During its formative years, the show had difficulty finding its target market/audience, principally due to poor marketing with the show airing in awkward timeslots. As a result, financing for the series worsened to the point where Saban Entertainment (distributor of the series and its major financer) and FUNimation (the series' producer) parted ways. However, not long after, the series' target audience was eventually found when the first two seasons aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block during the summer of 1998. Ratings were positive and the series found new life, thus warranting its continued dubbing. By this point, FUNimation decided to continue dubbing the project in Texas with non-union actors, due to not being able to afford the Vancouver actors without Saban's financing. From episode 54 onward (the beginning of season 3, mid-way through uncut Episode 67), FUNimation began using their in-house talent, based in Ft. Worth, Texas, to dub the rest of the series. Until these new episodes were recorded and produced, re-runs of the Ocean dubbed Saiyan and Namek sagas ran indefinitely for months. Ocean Studios continued to assist FUNimation with scripting and editing.
However, Canadian broadcasting rules limit the use of non-Canadian programming, and the episodes of Dragon Ball Z dubbed by Ocean Studios were considered "Canadian content" due to the voice production being done in Canada. When the series switched to an American-based voice cast, Dragon Ball Z was no longer considered "Canadian content", and the Canadian and European distributor, AB Groupe, contacted Westwood Media to make an alternate English dub produced using mostly the same Vancouver actors to meet Canadian broadcast demands. This English dub was also distributed in English-speaking territories in Europe, and wherever AB Groupe owned the license to the Dragon Ball franchise, since continuing to distribute the FUNimation dub would've been the more expensive option. The FUNimation dub continued to be distributed in Australia and New Zealand since the license holder in those territories had no connection to AB Groupe. 041b061a72