Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 236

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Sasayaka na Teikō

A Meek Resistance

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 August 1989 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #36)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 20 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Kuririn is elated Yajirobe did such a thing, while Yajirobe is scared and hiding behind a rock. Gohan is still freaked out and doesn’t know what’s happened, and Vegeta gets pissed and screams that he’ll kill all of them. He charges toward Gohan, but then stops right in front of him, punching him in the gut. Gohan falls forward clutching himself and Vegeta prepares to attack him again, but Kuririn flies in. However Vegeta knows he’s coming and turns around, kicking Kuririn into a nearby rock formation. Vegeta mocks him saying he couldn’t wait his turn, as Yajirobe looks on, scared.

Vegeta turns his attention back to Gohan, and tells him to get up and make this more fun. Vegeta then picks him up by the shirt and thinks he’s trash. He head butts Gohan hard, noting that apparently even trash has red blood. Vegeta decides to be kind and have him die right next to his father, and throws him up next to Goku. Goku tells Gohan that he can’t move, so he asks Gohan to please fight for him. Gohan says it’s no use, he’s too strong. Vegeta decides it’s time to finally kill Kakarrot, followed by Kakarrot’s brat, the bald bastard, and finally that bastard who cut off his tail. Yajirobe freaks out when he hears he remembered that.

Goku tells Gohan that even if he can’t win, he should at least hold him off. He should have more awesome power than Vegeta, and then Kuririn can finish him off. Kuririn slowly starts to get back to his feet, and Gohan says he can’t move. Goku yells at him not to be stupid and remember what Piccolo taught him. Vegeta suddenly lands knee first on Goku’s stomach, and Goku coughs up some more blood. Vegeta starts kicking Goku, and Gohan starts to get pissed. “Stop it!!!!!” Vegeta turns around, and Gohan declares he’ll defeat him.

“You’ll defeat me?”, Vegeta asks smugly. Gohan fires a blast at him, but Vegeta jumps over it. Then Gohan jump kicks Vegeta, sending him flying. Gohan flies after him, but Vegeta turns around and kicks Gohan in the face. Goku asks Kuririn if he can hear him, as Gohan and Vegeta exchange blows. Gohan is sent flying, and Vegeta says, “Don’t mess with Vegeta-sama!!” Vegeta prepares to attack him again, as Kuririn walks over toward Goku, thinking Vegeta’s just too much for them. Goku tells Kuririn he wants to pass the Genki-Dama he gathered from the Earth over to him.

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:


    On my first trip to the movies in a while, I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Between the beautiful imagery and the interesting story developments, I really enjoyed it. <Akira>

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film by Terry Gilliam, late of Monty Python. It opened in West Germany in December 1988, but was not released in Japan until June 1989.

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.