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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 200


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かつてない恐怖

Katsute Nai Kyōfu

An Unprecedented Terror

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 November 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #50)
Corresponding:
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 17 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Piccolo and Goku each think about how strong these Saiyans are, and Goku’s pretty excited about fighting such a strong opponent. Goku asks where his son is, and Raditz says he’s in the hole behind them. He put the brat in there because he was so noisy. Goku flies up and looks down into the crater, and tells Gohan to sit tight, Daddy’ll save him. Raditz smugly laughs and says they’ll die before that happens, and then Goku and Piccolo rush at him, repeatedly striking. They each get behind him, but Raditz back kicks both of them, then flies forward.

Goku and Piccolo each charge after him, but Raditz gets in the air above them, so they follow him into the sky. Raditz then fires a blast from each hand down towards the two of them, and both Goku and Piccolo just barely manage to dodge them. Well, Piccolo’s left arm doesn’t exactly get away scot-free. Goku lands, but Raditz appears behind him and kicks him in the back, sending him flying. Raditz is not impressed at all, and Goku asks Piccolo if he’s okay. He notices Piccolo’s left arm is now nothing but a bloody stump, and Piccolo starts talking about a new technique he’s been working on.

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:

    この本が出る頃には結果が出てますが、日本シリーズは、担当→L(ライオンズ)、私→D(ドラゴンズ)と熱い応援合戦です <明>

    By the time this issue comes out, the results will already be out, but for the Japan Series, there’s an all-out war between my editor, who supports the Lions, and me, who supports the Dragons. <Akira>

    The Chūnichi Dragons are Toriyama’s hometown baseball team, so it’s not really a surprise he’d root for them. The Seibu Lions play in Saitama, north of Tokyo.

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.