Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 224

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Son Gokū no Shizuka na Ikari

Son Goku’s Quiet Anger

Chapter Information

Premiered: 16 May 1989 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #24)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 19 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Gohan and Kuririn are really happy to see Goku, and Vegeta says he must have come to tell a stupid joke about defeating them. Goku walks over past Nappa toward Piccolo’s body, checking to see if he’s absolutely dead. “Piccolo-san died protecting me…” Goku then sees Tenshinhan and Yamcha’s bodies, and Nappa laughs that there was one more little dude, and Goku realizes Chiaotzu is also dead. And of course now God is too. Vegeta notices that his battle power is now rising, as he walks over near Nappa. Nappa thinks he wants to die, and so he takes a swing at him.

But Goku simply walks right past him over toward Gohan and Kuririn, and splits the last senzu between the two of them. Goku tells Kuririn that he’s gotten really strong, but Kuririn says it still wasn’t enough since everyone’s dead. Goku also compliments Gohan, and Gohan says Piccolo taught him well, but he still couldn’t do anything. Speaking of whom, Kuririn remembers that they can’t use the Dragon Balls anymore, and tells Goku that they’ll need to beat these guys on their three friends’ behalf. Goku says it will be just him fighting this time, but both Kuririn and Gohan object.

Goku ignores them and starts to get mad, and so Kuririn grabs Gohan saying they should leave like he said. He walks over toward Nappa, who laughs and thinks he must want to die real bad. “I won’t forgive you, you bastards…!!” Goku then starts to really power up, with the Earth shaking and rocks flying into the air as he does. Vegeta’s scouter gets to 7,000… 8,000… and then Goku stops. Nappa asks what Kakarrot’s battle power is now, and Vegeta tells him it’s 8,000, as he takes off his scouter and angrily smashes it. Goku tells him not to worry, because he’s still not using the Kaiō-Ken on him. Vegeta wonders about this “Kaiō-Ken”, and Nappa gets pissed. In a brief flash, Goku gets behind Nappa and kicks him face first into the ground.

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:


    I went to Tokyo for the award ceremony in recognition of passing 200 chapters. I went movie-hopping on the side, so it was a day well spent! <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.