Furīza Dai-Ni no Henshin
Freeza’s Second Transformation
|27 November 1990 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1990 #52)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)
Freeza says to pay attention, as his second transformation will begin now. He begins powering up, spikes shoot out of his back, and his head becomes elongated. Freeza apologizes for the delay, and suggests they begin the second round of their fight. Kuririn doesn’t think he’s changed much, but Vegeta yells at him that he’s completely different from before. Gohan notices that all of the damage Piccolo inflicted is gone, too. Meanwhile, Goku also feels how much stronger Freeza’s ki has gotten, and wonders if he could even win once he’s completely healed.
Freeza thinks that Piccolo removing his equipment has only improved his speed and self-confidence. Then Freeza charges at Piccolo, so Piccolo flies up in the air from the side. Freeza flies after him, and Piccolo thinks that Freeza may have power, but he has the speed. But then Freeza gets ahead of Piccolo, ruining that theory. Freeza starts throwing some tiny superquick shots at Piccolo, first at the knee, then the head, then his chest, and finally just a whole bunch all over the place. Gohan flies off to help him, and Kuririn tries to follow suit, but Vegeta grabs Kuririn’s arm and says it’s pointless for him to go. Instead, Vegeta tells Kuririn to nearly kill him. Vegeta looks down at Dende and thinks that if he has one more recovery from the brink of death, he should become a Super Saiyan!
- The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.
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:
V-Jump is out at last. How was my one-shot? Please tell me what you thought of it. <Akira>
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.