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Dragon Ball Chapter 239

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Boroboro no Senshi-tachi

The Worn-Out Warriors

Chapter Information

Premiered: 29 August 1989 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1989 #39)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 20 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Vegeta walks forward a bit, talking about how these trash have scarred his pride, and then stops and unleashes a huge shockwave. There’s a huge explosion, and Yajirobe is blown away. Kuririn, Goku, and Gohan are all still lying around, and Vegeta decides to take care of them once and for all. Vegeta is still really weak, but then regains his composure and flies over to Gohan. He suddenly notices that Gohan’s tail has grown back. Kuririn realizes it’s just like when Goku had his tail. Vegeta looks up into the sky and notices his Power Ball is still active, and prepares to cut off Gohan’s tail.

But, there’s something behind him… Vegeta turns around, and Yajirobe is coming at him. Yajirobe slashes his sword down Vegeta’s back, cutting through his armor. Vegeta falls over, and Yajirobe begins to celebrate his victory. But then Vegeta slowly works his way back up, and Yajirobe apologizes, saying it was just a joke and that they should be on the same side. Vegeta kicks Yajirobe away from him, and then goes over and punches him in the face, sending him flying into some rocks. Goku suddenly yells at Gohan to look up at the ball of light in the sky, and Vegeta then runs over to try and stop Gohan… But, it’s too late; Gohan has started to transform!

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 August 31st, Kosuke-sama, Rikimaru-sama will air on TV in the Kanto area. Everyone, please watch 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.