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Series Name
Season 01, Episode 01
Air date April 21, 2024
Written by MaryLucario

Yoshifumi Fukushima
Toyotarou

Directed by MaryLucario

Tatsuya Nagamine

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The Avatar of Death, Son Goku (死の化身、孫悟空 Shi no Keshin, Songokū?) is the first episode of Demon Hunter Goku: A Dragon Ball Alternate Story season 1. The episode first aired in Japan in April 21, 2024 and in Worldwide in October 6, 2024. It was the first episode of the new series to feature its original plotline in nineteen years.

Summary:[]

Preview Overview: Kind but serious and a bit stern Son Goku, alongside with his childhood friends and fellow group mates, Vegeta and Chi-Chi were recruited by Bardock to join the Demon Hunters near both West City and Saiyan City to stop demons who invaded the four cities.

Overview: Bardock's second son, Son Goku were tasked by Nappa, who were one of the founding members of the Demon Hunters to recruit his childhood friends Vegeta (Goku's childhood best friend) and Chi-Chi (Goku's childhood lover-turned-wife), who are at the rooftop of the building that the demons chased them both inside and outside of the building.

Plot:[]

Eighteen years before Goku joins the Demon Hunters, Goku and his adopted grandfather, Grandpa Gohan are living peacefully at Grandpa Gohan's house as Grandpa Gohan tells Goku a story about how Bardock sealed Frieza past years ago, he explained to Goku about the Pendant of Ragnarok, whom Bardock passed the pendant to him. Goku explains his worry for his father's safety after a long years ago due to his overseas with King Vegeta, who is the father of Vegeta and Tarble. To this, he explained his desire and aspiration for everyone that he will become a demon hunter and a martial artist, which his adopted Grandfather has a strong agreement to him after the latter. Later at night, Goku and Grandpa Gohan spotted the strange red moon that appeared. Grandpa Gohan explained the strange red moon to Goku that if the red moon has appeared, it indicates that the demons has come to their arrival, after Frieza's return from the sealing. Goku was fully aware about the demons arriving as he and Grandpa Gohan are ready to take stance for the battle. This foreshadows to the point where Cooler and his demons appeared as it swarms through Grandpa Gohan's house. Goku and Grandpa Gohan fight side by side against demons as they fought against Cooler. Things began to turn to the pressure when demons trapped both of them, one demon used his claw that overpowered both Goku and Grandpa Gohan as it sends them flying. Cooler then asks both Goku and Grandpa Gohan to have any last words, and Grandpa Gohan made a decision by getting Goku run safely to his biological family, much to his pleading horror. To his horror, he finds his adoptive grandfather died at the hands of Cooler as he runs safely and faster all the way to his father's manor in order to see his biological family as vengeance has blinded Goku upon seeing Cooler killing his adoptive grandfather.

Eighteen years later, Goku, having his right eye scarred by a demon during in the middle of escorting Chi-Chi away from demons alongside Vegeta and already joined Demon Hunters at the age of twenty four was walking in streets of the West City with his pet dog Raider and his pet tiger Blaze as he checks the signs of demons attacking by utilize his death vision. As he and his pets are detecting the signs of demons attacking, his death vision detects the sight of demons attacking people in the streets of the West City. Right after Goku and his pets arrived to the destination, a horde of demons approached him as Goku stares at the demon menacingly by convincing them to stop attacking innocent people. The demons rejects his offer as it charges forward against him, but Goku was too agile as he dodged the demons' attacks as he utilized his dual pistols and gunshots the demons in the head, causing their blood to come out. Much to the demons' great shock, Goku points his dual pistols at demons menacingly as his eyes were glowing vibrant red before he gunshots the demons in the head. Bardock and Nappa are riding in the black car as they detect the demon attacking at the streets of the West City. Nappa tells Bardock to speed up so they can get through the streets of the West City, much to Bardock obliged his decision as he speeds up the car to find his son, Goku. At the streets of the West City, demons kept getting slaughtered from near and far by Goku with between his dual pistols and dual katanas. More hordes of demons came to an appearance as when Goku was in pressure, the three deity communicators Shinigami, Susanoo and Raijin came to an appearance and countered demons away from Goku. The Saiyan from Earth and the three gods of death and thunder fight side by side against the demons in the process.

Major Events:[]

  • Grandpa Gohan sacrificed his life to save his adopted grandson as Cooler killed Grandpa Gohan as a result, but Goku runs safely to his biological family.
  • Shinigami, Susanoo and Raijin, the deity partners of Goku appears for the first time.
  • Goku infuse with Shinigami and performed his forbidden demon hunter arts, Grasping Reap of the Dead for the first time.
  • Goku meets Vegeta and Chi-Chi in the west city, who he later rescued them, although he stands in the moonlight in the rail of the building in stern expression.

Characters Appearance in order:[]

  • Son Goku
  • Grandpa Gohan
  • Demons
  • Cooler
  • Raider
  • Blaze
  • Bardock
  • Nappa
  • Shinigami
  • Susanoo
  • Raijin
  • King Vegeta
  • Vegeta
  • Chi-Chi
  • Trunks
  • Bulla
  • Goten

Script:[]

Notes:[]

  • Saga: Test Chamber Saga
  • The opening song, LIVE ALIVE by Shonan no Kaze is played at the end of the episode.
  • Characters appeared in the preview: Goku, Vegeta and Chi-Chi
    • Demon Hunter Mystery: Goku's Demon Hunter Mystery was revealed by Chi-Chi that he is expert at taming wild animals, this includes his pet tiger Blaze.
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