Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 202

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The Makankōsappō

Chapter Information

Premiered: 22 November 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #52)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 17 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Raditz prepares to attack Goku, who can’t move, but then Piccolo fires off his Makankōsappō at Raditz. However… He only managed to hit his right shoulder. Piccolo can’t believe his speed, as Raditz starts to get seriously pissed over the minor injury. Piccolo thinks it’s all over, and Raditz prepares to unleash an attack, until… Raditz writhes in pain, because now Goku has his tail. Raditz can’t believe this, and Goku squeezes on it harder until he falls to the ground. Piccolo then tells Goku to hold on while he prepares another Makankōsappō.

Raditz begins to plead with Kakarrot about not killing his older brother. Goku tells him to shut up, but Raditz insists he’s had a change of heart and wants to quietly leave this planet. Piccolo yells at Goku to ignore him, but Raditz begs him to please believe him. Goku finally gives in and lets go, but Raditz gets up and elbows him in the face, sending him flying backwards. Raditz flies over and steps on Goku’s chest, saying he isn’t a true warrior. He, on the other hand, has no hang-ups about killing his little brother.

Raditz pushes his foot down hard on Goku’s chest, and tells him death is near as he screams in pain. Piccolo thinks Raditz will just avoid his Makankōsappō if he tries it again. And then the eye device suddenly starts to go off, as Gohan flies up out of Raditz’s space pod, destroying it in the process.

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:

    年末最終号で、オール4色に挑戦!…で大忙しの毎日…だけど寒くてフトンから出るのが大変 <明>

    In the final issue of the year, I’m going to try my hand at an entirely full-color chapter! …so I’m really busy every day… but it’s cold, so it’s tough just getting out of the futon. <Akira>

    Toriyama is referring to Chapter 205, which premiered on 19 December 1988 in Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #03/04.

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.