Viz Edition Release Date: 2003
Proper Japanese Title: Mezase! Namekku no Hoshi (めざせ！ナメックの星)
In the aftermath of his battle with Goku, Vegeta retreats from Earth, vowing revenge. In search of a way to resurrect their dead friends, Kuririn, Gohan, and Bulma go into space in search of Namek--Piccolo's home planet where the Dragon Balls were originally made. But Namek has become a battleground, where evil emperor Freeza and his minions are slaughtering the peaceful Namekians to fulfill Freeza's wish for immortality! Stranded on a planet full of enemies, the three astronauts radio back to Earth...but "help" comes from an unexpected source as Vegeta turns against his former master Freeza in order to get the Dragon Balls for himself!
Goku and co. barely manage to drive Vegeta from the Earth. However, many of their allies were killed, and the dragonballs ceased to be. Thinking that there might be dragonballs there, Bulma and co. journey by spaceship to Kami-sama's birthplace, Planet Namek. However, at the same time Freeza had also heard of the dragonballs, and headed for Planet Namek aiming to find them. Knowing this, Vegeta came following after him. And then Goku came as well. The various warriors began to all gather on Planet Namek. A new battle now begins.