Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 216

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Obieru Senshi-tachi

Frightened Warriors

Chapter Information

Premiered: 21 March 1989 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #16)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 18 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Kuririn fires the blast right at the bad guys, and the Saibaimen try to fly away. Kuririn then directs the blast into the air, and it comes down and scatters into six blasts. Three of the Saibaimen are blown up, and almost a fourth, and Vegeta and Nappa get hit as well. When the smoke clears, everyone cheers. The Saibaiman who just barely dodged the blast comes at Gohan, but Piccolo grabs it by the arm. He punches it in the stomach, tosses it into the air, and then fires up a mouth blast, disintegrating it. Gohan thanks him, and Piccolo says he wasn’t doing it to save him, but as a warm up for the splendid fight.

Vegeta, along with Nappa, comes out of the dust unscathed saying if a splendid fight is what they want, it’s what they’ll get. Tenshinhan can’t believe they survived, and Kuririn says he’d put his full power into that. Nappa says he wants to take on the five of them himself, and hopes they’ll make it fun for him. Kuririn says the Earth is shaking as Nappa powers up, and Chiaotzu tells Tenshinhan his Chōnōryoku is ineffective. Nappa is ready to strike, and everyone is worried.

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:

    『F・J』(ファミコンジャンプ)の中盤でつまづき停滞中。ついつい他のカセットに浮気しちゃいそうな僕です <明>

    I’m stuck in the middle of Famicom Jump, where I keep slipping up. I think I might end up cheating on it with another cart. <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.