Searching Each Other Out
|Premiered:||29 January 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #08)|
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)
Freeza says Goku is the first, aside from his parents, to ever damage his pride. Freeza also thinks this is the first time since birth he’s been this excited, and wonders how he should “cook” Goku when he’s done. Goku is worried about the fact that Freeza wasn’t even a bit affected by his attack, as Freeza starts to telekinetically move some rocks around and sends them toward Goku. Goku avoids/breaks them all, annoyed that Freeza’s using supernatural powers. Then Freeza suddenly appears above Goku and traps him in big ball of energy, and sends Goku crashing down into an island. When the smoke clears, the island has been completely wiped out.
Kuririn’s amazed at how much Freeza was holding back on them, and Piccolo says that even now he’s just playing around. “He has the power to destroy this planet if he were so inclined…” However, Gohan is more worried about his father, but Piccolo tells him not to worry, because Goku’s not taking this battle serious either. Kuririn doesn’t think Piccolo is telling the truth, but Piccolo tells them to look behind them…
Goku lands behind them, and thinks that was kind of close. Then without saying anything else, he flies back over, surprising Freeza. “Hey, don’t bust up other people’s planets.” Kuririn wonders how Goku did that, and Piccolo explains that he escaped the paralysis with super speed at the same instant as the explosion. Gohan can’t believe it, as Piccolo thinks the both of them are freaks. Freeza tells Goku he’s persistent, and that this has been just a warm up. Goku tells him not to worry, since it was the same for him too. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Chi-Chi wonders if Gohan is doing his homework every day and worries he’s goofing off with Goku. Gyūmaō thinks they should be on their way home by now.
- 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:
For some reason, I seem to dislike snow and cold more and more each year. I wonder if this is what’s typically called “becoming an old fart”. <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.