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Dragon Ball Chapter 289

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Ginyū Tsūkon no Dai-Gosan!!

Ginyu’s Painful Miscalculation!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 28 August 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1990 #39)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 25 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

‘Goku’ gets knocked back into the ship, but gets up and throws a ki blast at Gohan. Gohan easily blocks it though, and jokes about its ineffectiveness. ‘Goku’ can’t believe this, and Kuririn asks if he heard what Goku said before about not being able to use that body. Kuririn says he should give up, and ‘Goku’ just gets pissed and starts punching at him, but Kuririn easily blocks everything. Meanwhile, Vegeta and Jheese exchange blows, and Jheese wonders how Vegeta isn’t showing up on his scouter. Vegeta says he relies on his scouter too much, and that he’d understand if he fought those guys. Jheese can’t believe Vegeta would be any kind of match for him, but Vegeta says Jheese is just afraid, and tells him to check his beloved scouter. Jheese looks, and freaks out, thinking it must be broken. Vegeta explains that he’s surpassing Saiyan limitations and his strength is continually increasing. “The truth is, I’ve now also realized it… The growth of this power, it’s not like that of an ordinary genius… In other words, I’m also rapidly approaching… becoming a Super Saiyan!”

Jheese tells Vegeta to cut the crap. Vegeta says Kakarrot can’t become a Super Saiyan, but he’s different. Then Vegeta kicks Jheese in the face, flies after him, and bashes Jheese in the chest, busting his armor. Jheese is upside down now, and he coughs up blood as Vegeta puts his palm near Jheese’s face. Then, boom, Vegeta lets off a huge blast right at Jheese, and completely obliterates him. ‘Ginyu’ thinks he over did it, but Vegeta goes on about Kakarrot being too naive, and that’s why he can’t become a Super Saiyan. ‘Goku’ can’t believe Jheese was killed by Vegeta, and Vegeta decides since they still haven’t finished off Ginyu, he’ll do it himself.

Vegeta flies over and hits ‘Goku’ hard in the gut, then punches him off into the distance. Vegeta flies behind ‘Goku’, kicks him up into the air, and then pounds him down into the ground. ‘Goku’ can hardly move, and Gohan and Kuririn are shocked. ‘Ginyu’ tells Vegeta that’s enough, and not to kill him. But Vegeta announces this is the final blow, and begins to fly straight at ‘Goku’. ‘Ginyu’ notices that ‘Goku’ is smirking, and realizes what he’s planning to do. As Vegeta quickly approaches, ‘Goku’ suddenly yells out, “CHAAAAAAAAANGE!!!!!”

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:


    The newest F-1 home video game is interesting, with both well-done graphics and content. <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.