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on September 14, 2008
Season 7 takes place after the drool-worthy ending to the Cell games in which Gohan obliterates Cell with his one-handed Kamehameha wave.
Now a few years later Gohan is ready to start High School which means no more home school from Chi Chi.
However, directly before this Goku takes part in a filler martial arts tournament from beyond the grave and we get to see Frieza, King Cold, The Ginyu Force and even Cell again one more time. The final battle of the tournament is Goku (duh) vs. Pikkon under supervision of the Grand Kai. This part honestly has nothing to do with the overall plot of the series and was just a filler section before the next arc starts.
Back to Gohan (and the actual story). Gohan is on his way to school, sees a robbery, and transforms to a SSJ to beat his enemies in a flash.
Now the whole town is going on about the "Gold Fighter". So, in order to draw attention from his new superhero Gohan creates another superhero with a disguise so people won't know its him. He creates probably the most godawful yet super hilarious costume and character. He calls himself the "Great Saiyaman" and does little dances to intimidate the enemy.
If somebody who has never watched DBZ sees these episodes as their introduction into the series they probably would turn away immediately, but believe me this part is not THAT bad. I would honestly rather watch this part of the series 5 times in a row than sit through GT again.
Gohan goes to meet Videl, daughter of Hercule, at school and befriends her. She eventually discovers his true identity and in order to prevent blackmail Gohan teaches her how to fly. Goten and Trunks also achieve SSJ while training.
Season 7 might dwell into the World Martial Arts Tournament that takes place next, but probably not very far if it does. Basically mid way through the tournament is when the next Saga starts and we learn of the new deadly threat to the world. Majin Buu.
Season 7 is an essential part of the DBZ collection seeing as how it ties the end of the Cell Saga and beginning of the Buu saga together. The episodes may be most non-serious of the series, but they are there for a reason.
If you've been collecting from Season One be sure to pick up your copy when its released.