Episode 1: The 29th Tenkaichi Budoukai!
Three years have passed since Goku took off from the Strongest Under the Heavens, for his latest training adventure with his newest student Oob – the reincarnation of the malicious Kid Boo, and gift from the kind King Yemma himself, to Goku, whose last respects to the monster were words of request for a new sparring partner, friendly rival, and better person in hope to become Earth's new protector and savior one day. Everyone has been living in total peace for the past three years...Chapter 1: The New AgeEpisode 1: The 29th Tenkaichi Budoukai! Who will fight who?May 7th, Age 787
"All right, ladies and gentlemen!" The Announcer excitedly hollered, while turning to face the crowd again, after catching his microphone up high in the air, nonchalantly catching it behind his back. "Here we are again for this year's World's Martial Arts Tournament! We have a bunch of tough competitors stacked against each other, who've all made it past the preliminary round, and await their lottery for their next opponent here in the tournament final of twelve-including your previous Champion of Earth, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Satan! It looks like this is going to be a great tournament!" The Announcer faced the crowd, listening to them all cheer in excitement for the lottery session and tournament to get underway.
"!Mr. Satan! Mr. Satan! Mr. Satan!" the crowd screamed, calling for their champion.
"Oh, my..! There are some familiar faces around here, all in one. I really can't believe all of these guys have decided to come back and fight here again!" The Announcer thought to himself, as he was walking back towards the fighters that were waiting by the giant bracket in the middle of the ring. "Even Goku has decided to get in the ring again. Haha. If I can just get him to stay and finish a tournament again, everything will be a blast!"
The competitors of the tournament were all standing in the ring and close by the bracket, as they watched the Announcer approach them.
"Shall we begin the lottery?" the Announcer asked.
One of the monk assistants held up the box that contained the lottery balls, with a number for each contestant to choose their opponent by blind drawing the randomized numbers.
"Psst. Hey, Goku, should Boo use his magic for the lottery again?" Mister Boo asked, staring at Goku with a curious look.
"Hmm... not this time, Boo. I don't think that'll be necessary," Goku said, smiling while looking at Boo. "I think I want to see how everyone's training paid off-no matter how the bracket turns out."
"… Yeah!" Boo said joyfully, turning his attention in another direction.
Oob confidently walked before Goku. "Well, Goku, it looks like we're here again. We've been waiting on this day for quite some time now."
"I know, Oob!" Goku replied, as he smiled and looked down at Oob. "You've improved so much during your training these past few years. I can't wait to see how you'll do in the ring."
Oob smiled big, and switched his attention over to the monk holding the box.
"Let's see.. Our first contestant to draw will be our previous tournament's runner-up, Mister Boo!" The crowd started cheering and applauding loudly.
"Come on up!" The Announcer yelled in his microphone.
"Yay!" Boo shouted, as he hopped over to the monk assistant #1. He then reached his hand inside and pulled out a ball that had his number written on it. He then showed it to the Announcer, with a huge smile and his tongue pointing out in a childish manner.
"Number 11!" The Announcer yelled. The crowd continuously yelled and cheered for Mister Boo as he ran back to his spot next to Goku.
The Monk Assistant #2 wrote Boo's name on the bracket, and waited for more directions from the Announcer.
Goten and Trunks, also waiting patiently, were standing near a corner of the ring.
"How ya feelin'?" Trunks asked, crossing his arms and looking at Goten. "You look beat."
"Uh-h a little." Goten replied, yawning. "I stayed out a little late with Valese last night."
"I figured that much. Good movie?" Trunks questioned.
"Goten!" The Announcer yelled looking over at Goten.
"Coming!" Goten responded as he hurried over to draw his number. "It looks like I have Number 2," Goten said calmly, as he look at the bracket.He turned around and made his way back to Trunks.
"It was good. We may go see another one later on tonight, after the tournament is over." Goten answered, as he stood right in front of Trunks.
"Haha. ChiChi is not going to be very happy when she sees your grade card," Trunks joked.
"Don't remind me. I'd rather not think about that right now. I have to worry about my first round match first." Goten said while laughing, closing his eyes with his hand on the back of his head.
"Next up will be our Champ's granddaughter – 7 year old Pan!" The Announcer announced, pointing in Pan's direction as she sat in her own corner of the ring, meditating all by herself.
The crowd roared as if it was Mister Satan that the Announcer just called to draw his own number.
"My turn?!" Pan shouted, as she jumped to her feet. She ran towards the monk and the Announcer. The monk held the box out so it would be easier for Pan to reach her hand in. She drew her number. "Number 5," Pan said, as she showed the ball to the Announcer.
*=The Upper Spectators' Box=*
"Hey look, there goes Pan," Videl said in an excited tone, pointing out of the window of the spectators' seats, up high above the ring and the regular crowd, for the best view.
"Yeah... There she goes," Gohan said while smiling, sitting by Videl, as he looked upon Pan running back to her private corner in the ring. "Good luck, Pan!" Gohan wished. "Man, she has been focused and training so hard. I'm sure her grandpa is proud."
"Which one?" Bulma asked, laughing in her seat on the other side of Gohan.
With their eyes closed, Gohan and Videl both laughed and faced each other.
"So, Gohan, are you going to be ready to take off for the trip here in a week or so?" Bulma asked.
"More ready than ever," Gohan responded. "I think a space tour would be a nice alternative for all of these busy conferences I've been recently having."
"How long are you three going to be gone?" Videl asked.
"I'm thinking at least a year and a half, maybe two depending on how long we stay at each planet," Bulma informed, looking at Videl. "There are a few planets across the universes that have corporations, just like our own of Capsule Corp. I was contacted and asked if I'd like to travel and chat with them about buying over their businesses, so I can expand Capsule Corp. universal-wide. Well, me for the most part. That is, until Trunks can learn everything from me before he fully takes over for his own. And one of the planets that we're going to has a main organization of Rocketry Science and Hospitalization. I'm sure Gohan would probably like to stay a little longer and learn more about that planet's universal industries, knowledge to bring back here on Earth when we return."
"I see. It sounds like it's going to be one heck of a trip!" Videl replied in excitement, smiling and waiting to hear more.
"For sure," Gohan said. "I'm excited to see what life out in the deep reaches of space have in store. I bet Trunks will be excited, too. He's really been working hard on taking over Capsule Corp, hasn't he, Bulma?"
"Oh yeah," Bulma replied, "especially after dad started getting too old to run the business for himself. I thought Trunks was best suited to take over, after seeing how determined he was to be part of the corporation. He loves fixing and inventing new things for us, so why not help turn him into the number one CEO and inventor in the entire universe?" Bulma said with a smile, as she looked back at the ring.
*=The Tournament Ring=*
"Number 7!" the Announcer shouted. "And one of our previous champs from about just three decades ago, ladies and lentlemen, you'll love him, - Tenshinhan!"
*=The Upper Spectators' Box=*
"There goes Ten," Chaozu said to Launch, who sitting next to him in the spectators' box as well. "I've never seen Ten so happy, since now with him returning here," Chaozu said happily.
"Tenshinhan has been happier than usual here lately, hasn't he? It actually makes me feel kinda tingly and happy myself for some reason," Launch said while blushing.
"Ten..." Chaozu thought to himself as he smiled.
*=The Tournament Ring=*
"Back again, Tenshinhan?" Goku asked, as Ten approached the group.
"It's been way too long. It's really good to see you again, Goku," Tenshinhan said, as he held his hands out to Goku.
"It's good to see you too, Ten," Goku said while putting his hands on top of Tenshinan's. "This is going to be a great tournament."
"Why ,hey, Tenshinhan," Krillin greeted, walking around Goku.
Tenshinhan smiled at Krillin. "Krillin! It's good to see you, man! And you've aged... But I can tell you've definitely continued to get stronger."
"He-he-he," Krillin chucked, "I do try when I get a chance. Though, I still have to care for my family, which is no easy task. I started training two boys, as my steppin' stone to opening up a martial arts school one day - something Eighteen and I have been talking about, so that's what I've been goin' for!"
"Hey Krillin, you're up, ol' bud," The Announcer said while smiling over at Krillin.
"Yeah!" Krillin returned, as he ran over to get his number. "I'm number 8!"
"Ah, it looks like you and Krillin have each other first round, Tenshinhan." Goku expressed. "It's definitely going to be one to remember."
"Of course, I absolutely cannot wait," Tenshinhan said in a battle ready manner.
"It looks like we have each other first round," Krillin informed, as he returned to Goku and Tenshinhan. "It should be a good one," Krillin seriously expressed, while staring at Tenshinhan.
"Right," Tenshinhan responded. "It should be good. I can't wait for you to give me your all." Tenshinhan put his serious game face on and sat quietly, as he continued listening to the Announcer.
"It looks like Number 4 will be Idasa! His last tournament appearance was in the Jr. Division at the 25th World's Martial Arts Tournament. It looks like he's been training and became one of the top fighters in the whole world, from being able to make it into the finals of this year's tournament."
"That's one of my students," Krillin said, as he pointed at Idasa. He and his brother have been coming to Master Roshi's island to get private lessons from me. Their mother spends a lot of Zeni on their classes... So soon I should be able to open up my own school." Krillin added, while he was smiling really big with one fist on his hip, and the other hand giving the peace sign.
"Knock!" The Announcer called.
Knock went and drew his number. " 9!" He told the Announcer.
"Ikose, you're number 12. It looks like you have Boo."
"Goku! It's your turn, ol' friend!" The Announcer shouted.
"Right," Goku said, has he calmly walked to draw his number. "He-He, it looks like I have you, Goten! "Goku shouted, closing his eyes and smiling as he showed the Number 1 ball to both Goten and the Announcer.
"What! I have dad first round?!" Goten yelled surprisingly.
"Haha! Just your luck. You have Goku first round, and you still have to deal with your mom about that grade card like I was saying earlier, Goten. Hahaha."
"Shut up, Trunks," Goten retorted, looking down at the ring.
"Your turn, Trunks." The Announcer said.
"I think I have Pan." Trunks stated in a serious manner. "I'm Number 6."
"Let's see. Oob, come draw your number, kiddo." The Announcer said while fixing his shades.
Oob walked up to draw one of the last two balls inside the box.
"Been training hard, kid?" The Announcer asked.
"Intense for the past three years." Oob replied politely.
"Training with Goku, I wouldn't be surprise if you placed really high, if not win it here, Oob. Looking forward to seeing you in combat, buddy," The Announcer said with a big smile, looking at Oob.
"I'll do my best!" Oob confidently replied.
"And it looks like Vegeta will, for sure, be Number 10. It looks like he and Knock drew each other again for the first round."
Knock looked over at Vegeta, while Vegeta was off in his own world. Knock was sweating like he had just seen a monster.
"Last time he got lucky. There's no way I'll let him catch me like he did last time," Knock thought to himself, sweating even more. "Err.. I'll be the one to show everyone how much of a fake Mister Satan really is!"
"All right! We'll take a 10 minute intermission before we start our first match. Remember to get your stadium Hot Dogs with the new Papaya sauce! You'll love it!" The Announcer finished announcing, as he walked off the ring to take his break.
The whole ring cleared out to the same.
"Well, here it goes," Dende expressed, looking down from the Lookout. "I can't believe everyone decided to gather up for another tournament. This should be good, no doubt." Dende looked up at Piccolo, holding his staff in his serious guardian form.
"Everyone looks happy, Dende," Piccolo responded with a serious smirk. "Everyone looks happy and stronger."
"Goku's new student, Oob, has gotten really strong," Mister Popo said to Dende and Piccolo.
"Why yes he has," Dende replied.
"I can feel that he has the greatest Ki of everyone entered. Goku must be pushing him hard," Piccolo stated.
"They've done nothing but trained since they took off from the last tournament. And it's no shock just from all of the endless expectations and abilities Oob can live up to: that of Majin Boo's. There is no wonder he's great," Dende responded.
"And he's very polite, too." Mister Popo proudly expressed.