A Blockbuster Battle
A Blockbuster Battle is the second episode of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! series. In this episode, the people of Cappy Town build Kirby a house to stay in after failing to find a home for him with any of the other residents. King Dedede attempts to thwart this, ultimately calling in the monster Blocky from Night Mare Enterprises, but fails when Kirby defeats it using the Stone ability. This episode features Tokkori and Hana's first speaking roles, and also introduces Chef Kawasaki, the Animal Friends Rick & Kine & Coo, and many more of the Cappies.
The following characters appear in this episode:
|Cast of "A Blockbuster Battle"|
|"Do what you want to, but you're not gonna run Kirby out of Cappy Town!"|
|"Kirby shouldn't be learning how to jump rope, he's a Star Warrior! He should be learning...Star Warrior stuff!"|
|"Well if I can't get rid of Kirby the sneaky way...I'll just have to do it the freaky way!"|
|"It's time for you to make like a tree and leave!"|
|"Is that so? Well any enemy of the King is a friend of mine!"|
|"Yeah, it's out of town!" (in response to Mayor Len)|
|"Sorry, Tiff. Tokkori's a tough ol' bird. Maybe you should try to find another tree."|
|(no dialogue)||Appears only in the Japanese version.|
|*groans* "Don't have snails, they take too long."|
|*singing* "One and one and one is three! We don't like King Dedede!"|
|"Did Kirby ever pump gas before?"|
|"Kirby live here!?" *chuckles* "You're such a kidder!"|
|"Yeah, but at least Kirby has a place to stay."|
|"King Dedede never eats out."|
|"This is the perfect place for Kirby."|
|"Your opponent is made of a super-high-density matter. It is too heavy to be sucked up by Kirby."|
|"King Dedede! We have a special monster we can send you today!"|
|"I've got artifacts from ancient Dream Landian civilization 20,000 years old, so Kirby would have to be very care-FUUULLL!" (as Kirby is sabotaged)|
|"Hi, mate! You must be Kirby! My name's Rick. I believe you're heading this direction. G'day!"|
|"This store is for adults, you know? I don't like to employ someone so small."||Appears only in the Japanese version. Hence, his quote is translated from that version.|
|"Okay, it's your turn, Kirby!"|
The episode begins at Castle Dedede, where the king is spying on Kirby playing with the kids of Cappy Town. He plots to get rid of Kirby by calling in a new monster from Night Mare Enterprises. After Kirby suffers a mishap with a jump rope, Tiff, Tuff, and the other children wonder if he should be playing around when a storm kicks up, prompting all to seek shelter. Kirby tries to flee into an opening in a nearby tree, but is pushed out by Tokkori who is nesting there. Taking shelter at Hana's house, the kids wonder if Kirby can stay with anyone. They ask Hana to let Kirby live in her house but, recalling the dinner scene from episode 1, she curtly refuses with a fake chuckle.
The kids set out to find Kirby a place to stay after the rain stops. They start with Chef Kawasaki, who agrees to take Kirby on as a waiter at his restaurant. Kirby works well at first, but King Dedede and Escargoon drop by to trip Kirby up and make him look bad. The plan works, causing Kawasaki to fire Kirby, even though he knows it's not his fault. The King then colludes with Tokkori, who also wants Kirby gone. Tokkori flies off and finds Kirby in Professor Curio's collection helping inspect relics, and sabotages Kirby's attempts to become Curio's assistant by making him break one of the pots. A similar sabotage prevents Kirby from pumping gasoline with Gus, blowing up the gas station in the process.
After another rejection from Tokkori, the kids plan to build Kirby a treehouse to live in. They recruit many Cappys to help them with construction. Seeing this, King Dedede calls N.M.E. to order a monster to get rid of Kirby. They send Blocky, a rock monster capable of changing sizes. Later on, the townsfolk gather to celebrate the completion of Kirby's tree house, but King Dedede shows up in his Armored Vehicle and destroys it with a blast from his cannon. They then dispatch Blocky to defeat Kirby in combat. After a brief pounding, Kirby attempts to inhale Blocky, but to no avail. During the fight, Blocky topples Tokkori's tree, making the bird realize that Dedede was not on his side.
After getting away from Blocky, Tiff and Tuff try to prepare Kirby for a rematch. Using a tip from Meta Knight, they have Kirby try to inhale stones, but they find he cannot inhale the bigger ones. They do realize he could make them budge, however, so they trick Blocky into standing on a cliff and make it fall, splitting into four smaller Blockys that Kirby is able to inhale. Kirby eats one of the Blocky pieces and transforms into Stone Kirby. Kirby then battles the remaining Blocky pieces and manages to best them. In a last-ditch-effort, Blocky reforms into one monster, but Kirby tricks it by walking to an overhang cliff over the ocean and having Blocky pound through and sink into the water. Kirby reverts to normal and spits out the remaining Blocky piece in the water, as the monster sinks into the ocean depths. The assembled Cappy Town residents cheer at this victory, including Tokkori.
Some time later, a new house is built for Kirby on a hillside near a tree, which resembles the one from the video games. Kirby goes in to have a look and tries the bed, but he is thrown off by Tokkori who was sleeping in it. Tokkori says he is taking over the house, relegating Kirby to the nest in the tree. Despite initial complaints from Tiff, Kirby seems fine with the arrangement, as he immediately falls asleep in the nest. The assembled characters laugh as the episode ends.
Differences between versions
- A minor shot is cut in the 4Kids version from the scene in Chef Kawasaki's restaurant where Kawasaki scolds Kirby after a sabotage from Dedede.
- Two entire scenes are cut from the 4Kids version:
- The first scene involves the kids trying to get Kirby hired at the police station as Chief Borun's deputy. Tokkori sabotages Kirby by throwing a live machine gun in his hands, causing Kirby to panic and shoot the whole building to pieces.
- The second cut scene comes right after, as the kids try to get Kirby a job at Samo's bar as a mixer, but is sabotaged there as well, causing the group to be doused in beer.
- A few visual differences are present between versions:
- King Dedede's Armored Vehicle is painted in toy-like colors in the 4Kids dub, but retains its jungle camouflage motif in the Japanese version.
- During the gas station scene, the sticker Tokkori slaps on the button is different: in the Japanese version, it bears Kirby's likeness with a no symbol over it, but in the 4Kids version, it is a blank green sticker.
- The scenes where the Night Mare Enterprises Teleporter emerges and after Blocky appears from it are much slower-paced in the Japanese version, with additional shots.
- During the scene where King Dedede is lamenting the loss of Blocky, a shot where the King starts punching Escargon is cut from the 4Kids version.
- During the jump rope scene, Lololo & Lalala are simply counting up in the Japanese version, rather than singing a song.
- The 4Kids version cuts out Kirby's line "Stone Kirby!" during the fight with Blocky.
Removed and changed scenes
Names in other languages
||Oh no! The Search for the Soldier's House|
|Brazilian Portuguese||A Batalha Bem-sucedida||The Successful Battle|