For those of you have only seen Dragon Ball Z, take a look at this DVD. At long last, we're getting to the end of the original Dragon Ball series, and most of the characters and places are starting to look very familiar to fans of DBZ.
Kami, Mr. Popo, and the Lookout make their first appearance in this DVD. Anyone who knows Mr. Popo as the gentle servant of Kami will get a surprise here as he gives Goku the fight of his life! Once Goku gets past Popo, he gets a big shock when he sees Kami (AAAGH, KING PICCOLO CAME BACK TO LIFE!!). But Kami, as we know, is a good guy, and as the creator of the Dragon Balls is glad to help Goku repair King Piccolo's damage.
In a very real sense, though, King Piccolo IS alive again. The egg that King Piccolo spat out at his death has hatched out a nasty little Namek who has begun his own minor reign of terror. This is Piccolo Jr., better known as the Piccolo of DBZ. Before long, Piccolo Jr. grows into a nasty big Namek out to destroy Goku and avenge his father's death. Piccolo Jr. finds his chance at the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
Of course, Goku is there, now the tall, muscular young man we see him as in DBZ. Krillin's grown up a little too, and so has Chi Chi. It's been six years since Goku and Chi Chi have last met, and now they meet in the fighting ring. Chi Chi may want the prize money, but she seems much more interested in having Goku try some of that "marriage" that he refused before.
Among the other top fighters at the tournament are Mercenary Tao, who we THOUGHT died with the Red Ribbon Army. Tao is out to avenge his brother (Tien and Chiaotzu's former sensei, the Crane Hermit). After Tao takes down Chiaotzu, Tien fights Tao with renewed passion. Finally, a perfectly ordinary looking guy turns out to be a serious fighter with a bone to pick with Piccolo Jr. Who is Mr. Perfectly Ordinary? You'll have to stay tuned for the Piccolo Jr. Part 2 DVD!