Dragon Ball Z

10 Best Episodes of Dragon Ball Z - Season 8

The adventures of Earth's martial arts defender, Son Goku, continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origins. Now Goku and his allies must defend the planet from an onslaught of new extraterrestrial enemies.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Dragon Ball Z - S8E28

#15 - The Fusion Dance (Season 8 - Episode 28)

Liberated from his master, Majin Buu becomes even more destructive than before, wiping out entire cities in mere seconds! Earth's only hope now rests on the shoulders of two young warriors! Goku tries to teach Goten and Trunks the art of the Fusion, but can he finish the job before his own time runs out?

The episode was rated 8.07 from 95 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E21

#14 - Revival (Season 8 - Episode 21)


With nowhere else to turn, Goku presents an amazing new strategy for defeating Majin Buu: the art of Fusion! By joining two fighters of equal size and strength, an entirely new fighter can be created. But only one such pair remains, Goten and Trunks! Can these young half-Saiyans be taught to save the world? Meanwhile, Bulma summons the Eternal Dragon!

The episode was rated 8.08 from 97 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E12

#13 - Magic Ball of Buu (Season 8 - Episode 12)

Gohan and the Supreme Kai confront Babidi in the depths of his space ship. With the fight between Goku and Vegeta supplying vast quantities of energy for Majin Buu, there's not a moment to lose! Can Gohan muster up the strength to stop the evil wizard before it's too late?

The episode was rated 8.10 from 123 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E29

#12 - Goku's Time is Up (Season 8 - Episode 29)


The difficulties of learning the Fusion Technique cause tensions to rise, as Goten and Trunks' duel with Majin Buu approaches. Meanwhile, how does Buu prepares for the upcoming battle by building himself a home! Goku bids a poignant farewell as he finally returns to the Other World.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 99 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E23

#11 - Learn to Fuse (Season 8 - Episode 23)

Goku begins training Goten and Trunks in the difficult art of Fusion. Gohan is healed in Supreme Kai's world, and tries to remove the legendary Z Sword, which can be used to fight Majin Buu. All the while, Babidi and Buu continue terrorizing innocents to "smoke out" Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks!

The episode was rated 8.13 from 90 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E15

#10 - The Terror of Majin Buu (Season 8 - Episode 15)


With Gohan crashed and struggling to move, the Supreme Kai must use his unique fighting powers to keep Buu at bay, or else lose his life! One mile away, young Goten and Trunks land on the rocky cliffs and stumble onto Piccolo - still frozen in stone - and accidentally shatter him into pieces! And there's more! The King of Demons returns!

The episode was rated 8.14 from 113 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E32

#9 - Gotenks is Born (Season 8 - Episode 32)

After fusing in a couple of comically incorrect ways, Trunks and Goten finally perfect the Fusion Technique and Gotenks is born! Defying Piccolo's command, the fused super-kid immediately leaves to go fight Majin Buu! But does Gotenks really have what it takes to defeat the pink powerhouse?

The episode was rated 8.21 from 106 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E10

#8 - Vegeta's Pride (Season 8 - Episode 10)


The possessed Vegeta gives Goku an ultimatum: fight with him, or watch him annihilate more innocent lives! Goku vows to settle the score between them once and for all, but the Supreme Kai steps between the Saiyans with a bold declaration. To fight Vegeta, Goku will have to destroy the Supreme Kai first!

The episode was rated 8.21 from 129 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E27

#7 - Buu's Mutiny (Season 8 - Episode 27)

Goku uses his new Super Saiyan 3 abilities to combat the evil Majin Buu, buying Trunks the time he needs to locate the missing Dragon Radar. But now that Goku has started the fight, he may not be able to escape!

The episode was rated 8.24 from 95 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E17

#6 - The Warrior's Decision (Season 8 - Episode 17)


With Goku and Gohan missing in action, it's up to Vegeta to end Majin Buu's reign of terror. The Saiyan Prince gives it his all, but Buu's powers seem to be more than even he can handle!

The episode was rated 8.24 from 115 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E34

#5 - I Kill No More (Season 8 - Episode 34)

While the Z Fighters continue their training to battle Majin Buu, the Champ devises some sneakier plans to take him down. But will he even need to carry them out? Is Majin Buu having a change of heart?

The episode was rated 8.25 from 88 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E11

#4 - The Long Awaited Fight (Season 8 - Episode 11)


Super Saiyan powers collide! The long awaited battle between Goku and Vegeta has begun! With Babidi's magic enhancing his already incredible strength, Vegeta matches Goku move for move. But every blow the Saiyan Prince lands is a boost for Majin Buu!

The episode was rated 8.31 from 134 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E9

#3 - The Dark Prince Returns (Season 8 - Episode 9)

In an all out assault against Vegeta, Babidi uses his power to undo the unsuspecting Prince from within. Vegeta is stripped of his good qualities by the wicked wizard, and becomes the heartless warrior that he once was. Vegeta's first senseless act under his new master is attacking Goku!

The episode was rated 8.31 from 127 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E26

#2 - Super Saiyan 3?! (Season 8 - Episode 26)


Trunks searches frantically for the lost Dragon Radar, as Goku powers-up to an unimaginable level...Super Saiyan 3! But will this newfound strength be enough to stop Majin Buu from destroying West City?

The episode was rated 8.44 from 117 votes.

Dragon Ball Z - S8E18

#1 - Final Atonement (Season 8 - Episode 18)

Trunks and Goten save Vegeta from a savage beating, but the headstrong Super Saiyan is determined to destroy Majin Buu by himself. Vegeta is prepared to risk everything to defeat this foe, but is he really ready to give up his own life?

The episode was rated 8.77 from 123 votes.

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