Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 185

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The Super Kamehameha

Chapter Information

Premiered: 26 July 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #35)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 144, “Unleashed! The Ultimate Super Kamehameha”
Dragon Ball Episode 145, “Demon King Piccolo’s Super Giant-Form Technique”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 16 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

“Ka…me…ha…me…” Kame-Sen’nin then yells out at Goku to wait; if he kills that guy, God also dies. Goku then stops, and is frustrated at not knowing what to do. Piccolo then says he’s going to wipe out everyone with this next attack, and make this world into a living Hell. Goku yells up at Piccolo, who’s powering up, to not be a coward, and come back down here and fight him, the others aren’t involved.

Then Piccolo prepares to launch his attack, and everyone thinks it’s over. Until Kuririn yells out to Goku that they can revive God with the Dragon Balls, so he can go ahead with that Super Kamehameha. Piccolo yells down that Shenlong died three years ago, and fires his huge blast down toward the ring. Goku yells up that Shenlong was revived, and, “Haaaaa!!!!!”

Goku’s Super Kamehameha flies up at Piccolo’s blast, and overpowers it, then heads toward Piccolo. Piccolo shields himself, and it’s a direct hit. But, Piccolo is still alive, although his clothes are pretty torn up, and he is livid.

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:


    It’s hot. Apparently it’s four degrees hotter than Tokyo. So I’m working in a room with air-conditioning. <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.