Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 059

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Sankai no Akuma!!

The Demon on the Third Floor!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 28 January 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #09)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 036, “The Terror of Muscle Tower”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 05 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku is impressed with Metallic’s composure after taking that attack. Metallic then slams his foot down, and Goku just barely jumps up out of the way. While mid-air, Metallic punches Goku, and he bounces off the floor into the wall. Metallic comes over to finish him off, but Goku gets on his feet, and then jumps up and head butts Metallic in the chin. Metallic is knocked over, and Goku’s head really hurts (because Metallic has a “really hard face”). Metallic gets up again, and Goku tells him he should compete in the Tenka’ichi Budōkai.

Metallic suddenly fires a rocket from his mouth, and there’s an explosion, putting a hole in the wall. It seems Metallic has won, but Goku is safe behind a pillar. He thinks about the Kamehameha-looking thing that came from his mouth, and decides he’ll use his own Kamehameha. Goku shows himself, and launches his Kamehameha at Metallic. When the smoke clears, Metallic’s head is gone, with wires and stuff sticking up from his neck.

Goku thinks he’s done something bad, and claps and begins praying. But Metallic’s arm starts moving slowly, and his fist flies off like a rocket and hits Goku. The other fist then tries to punch Goku, then swats at him, but Goku dodges, and wonders what’s happened. White comes in over the PA system and says Sergeant Metallic is a robot, and so Goku decides to use his reserve strength. But suddenly, Metallic stops moving, and the ninja guy says his batteries have run out… Goku runs upstairs towards the fourth floor, as White yells at the ninja guy to go defend that floor.

Chapter Notes

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:

    Drove to Izu. Relaxed in the hot springs and looked at Mount Fuji: just another day in the life of an old fogey. <Akira>

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.