"Dragon Ball Kai" Episode #98 Canceled
Toei Animation has announced that Dragon Ball Kai will end with episode #97. It had previously been announced that Dragon Ball Kai would run for 98 episodes, covering chapters #195-420 of the Dragon Ball comic. This change will result in the exclusion of chapters #419-420 of the 519 chapter comic.
Episode #98 was originally scheduled to air on March 27, 2011. However, due to the earthquakes in Japan episode #96 was delayed one week. Episode #97 is now scheduled to air in this final slot, handing the slot over to Toei Animation’s next animated series, Toriko, beginning April 3.
How this will affect repeat runs of the series or Toei Animation’s release of the series on home video is unknown. It is also unknown how this will affect the multiple international licensees’ release of the series.