Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 231

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Reddo Zōn no Tatakai!

A Fight in the Red Zone!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 04 July 1989 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #31)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 20 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Vegeta can’t believe he, a super elite warrior, could be beaten by a low class warrior. “I’m the greatest in the universe…!!!!” Goku thinks about how much his whole body hurts, and realizes that using Kaiō-Ken x3 really is overdoing it. Vegeta then swipes his hand across his mouth, and notices blood on his glove. He can’t believe his blood was drawn by trash like that, and he really starts to flare up. He threatens to turn the Earth into dust, and flies straight up into the air.

Vegeta is all powered up, and prepares to fire a blast straight at the Earth. Yajirobe freaks out, and Goku decides to counter it with a Kaiō-Ken x3 Kamehameha. Vegeta then fires off what he calls his Galic Cannon, and Goku counters by firing his Kamehameha straight up at it. The two blasts collide halfway, and both attempt to make their blast overcome the other. Goku then screams, “Times four!!!!!” The Kamehameha suddenly becomes much stronger than the Galic Cannon, and Vegeta gets blown away. Goku then powers down and starts panting in exhaustion.

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:

    口絵の『小助さま力丸さま』ですが、楽しい作品ですので、ぜひ皆さま、観てくださいネ <明>

    The headlining feature Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama is a fun work, so everyone, please see it. <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.