Dragon Ball Z : The Arrival of Raditz (1989)

Genres - Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Anime, Fantasy Comedy, Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |  
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First telecast in Japan on May 3 1989, "The Arrival of Raditz" was episode one of the four-part DragonBall Z introductory adventure "The Arrival." Long a resident of Earth, Saiyan expatriate Goku attends a reunion at Master Roshi's place, where he is reunited with several old friends--all of whom are surprised that Goku has a son named Gohan. The festivities are interrupted by Saiyan warrior Raditz, who reveals that he is Goku's older brother and that Goku has forgotten his original mission to destroy all mankind. When Goku refuses to rejoin Raditz, the latter retaliates by kidnapping Gohan and thus the saga begins. "The Arrival of Raditz" was shown in the US on September 13, 1996.