Good morning my loyal Painkillers, anime fans, and especially Dragonball fans. Welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I’m doing something a bit different than normal. Normally I hate filler episodes. Simply due to the fact that they don’t add anything to the main story. This one on the other hand, showed some promised, and my favorite character was pretty much the lead in this ark. So the DBZ saga that I will be talking about today is the Garlic Jr saga.
This takes place after the Frieza Saga, but before the Trunks Saga. Its only 10 episodes long. This saga starts off with Goku still somewhere in space after his battle with Frieza. Garlic Jr, who was defeated by a four year old Gohan and was sent to the Dead Zone, has escaped from his prison, and is dead set on revenge. Along with his henchmen the Spice Boys(yes you read that right) they use the Black Water Mist to brainwash the entire planet. It is now up to Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo to stop Garlic Jr and his men, and to reverse the effects of the Black Water Mist.
I truly enjoy this saga. Even though this is filler, it shows the potential that Gohan has in him. It was the first time that you can see that Gohan if needed to, could be the savior of Earth if needed be. At the time I first saw this, it was nice to see my favorite character in a position like that. I was hoping that we would get more of that, but we all know what happened there. Anyway, if you want to check this saga out for youself they are episodes 108-117 in the series. Since they are filler episodes, they are not in the Kai version of the series. Until next time everyone!
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