Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 183

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Kote Shirabe

A Light Warm-Up

Chapter Information

Premiered: 12 July 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #33)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 143, “The Fate of the World at Stake!”
Dragon Ball Episode 144, “Unleashed! The Ultimate Super Kamehameha”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 16 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku and Piccolo rush at each other, blocking each other’s strikes, and then Piccolo headbutts Goku across the ring. Goku lands on his feet, though, and Piccolo flies over behind him. But, Goku kicks back at Piccolo, and then they break. Piccolo then stretches his arm out, but Goku catches it, and tosses Piccolo into the air.

Piccolo sends a shockwave down at Goku, but Goku counters it and sends it back up at Piccolo somehow, knocking Piccolo backwards. Goku jumps up after him, as Piccolo slyly closes a fist. Then Piccolo opens the fist, firing a blast down at Goku, and sending Goku back down toward the ring. Then Piccolo fires a blast at him with his other hand, and then a whole bunch of blasts that all connect as Goku hits the ring.

There’s a huge hole in the ring now, with Goku lying in the center, and Piccolo yells at the announcer to stop counting, Son Goku is faking. Goku easily gets back up, and isn’t hurt much, although he notices his clothes are getting all tattered again, so he takes off the remains of his shirt. Goku and Piccolo decide to go full throttle now, and then rush at each other.

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:

    我が家の目覚ましは息子の佐助腹の上にドンと飛びのってくるので、イヤでも目が覚めるのだ <明>

    My alarm clock at home is my son Sasuke jumping up on my stomach with a thud, so I wake up even if I don’t want to. <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.