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Dragon Ball Chapter 313

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Nijū-Bai Kaiō-Ken no Kake

The Twenty-Fold Kaiō-Ken Gamble

Chapter Information

Premiered: 19 February 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #11)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 26 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Freeza elbows Goku in the face, sending him flying. Freeza flies after him, but Goku catches himself mid-air, and flies over to a nearby mountain. Freeza notices this, stops, and quickly charges up his index and middle fingers. He swipes his hand down and cuts straight through the mountain Goku is standing atop, as well as some of the ground, and Goku can’t believe it. Freeza says it’s like he said, he could destroy this whole planet if he wanted to; after all, he was the one who destroyed Planet Vegeta. Goku is worried that he can’t win. Kuririn notes that he sliced through the planet, but figures Goku must be thinking up something. Piccolo says he isn’t thinking of anything, it’s just that Freeza’s true strength is much greater than they, or Goku, thought. Freeza says he can’t control his anger any longer, and will finish this soon.

Tenshinhan is shocked to hear that Goku is already using 10x Kaiō-Ken, and thinks he’s done for. Kaiō says that furthermore, Freeza isn’t even using half of his true strength, and thinks back on telling them to keep their “hands off Freeza no matter what”, and now it’s all over. Meanwhile, Goku is contemplating using a 20x Kaiō-Ken. On one hand, his body probably can’t handle it, but on the other hand, if Freeza really is only at 50%, then he’s completely at a loss anyway. But then he decides he has no choice but to risk it, and hopes Freeza was bluffing. Goku suddenly explodes with tremendous power, surprising Freeza, and he flies in and punches Freeza in the face, sending him flying. Then he flies after Freeza. “Ka…me…” Goku catches up to Freeza and punches at him, but Freeza dodges. “…ha…” Goku ends up in the air, and… “me…haaaa!!!!!” Freeza just puts his hand out to stop it, and the blast envelops him. When the smoke clears, Goku is panting, and Freeza isn’t dead, just bruised a little. Goku says, “Th-That bastard…!!!!”

Chapter Notes

Title Page

  • The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.

Author’s Comment

  • 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:


    Thank you to my fans for the Valentine’s Day chocolate. Even saying so, I’m amazed once more at the sheer variety of chocolate. <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.