Subete no Owari
The End of It All
|Premiered:||04 June 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #26)|
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)
The Eldest tells everyone that they have been returned to life and brought to Earth, but someone (the elder of the village where Dende was from) says he doesn’t see anyone from Elder Tsuno’s village. Vegeta figures that was the village he annihilated, and the wish was only for those killed by “Freeza and his men”, and Vegeta isn’t among them. Some Namekians get pissed at him, until everyone notices a bunch of huge stones falling to the ground. The Eldest says the Dragon Balls have followed them to Earth, and his life is almost up again. He names Muri, the elder from Dende’s village, the new Eldest, and says to use the Dragon Balls when they regain their radiance. “That is my request… Eternal peace for the Namekians…” The Eldest then suddenly disappears. Piccolo says that now he will finally have a peaceful rest, and after hearing him say that Dende realizes he must have united with Nail.
Bulma asks where Goku and Kuririn are, so Gohan explains that Kuririn was killed by Freeza, and that his father stayed behind to fight, but he should be coming back. Piccolo wonders about him staying behind to fight Freeza, and Gohan says it was his own choice, on Kuririn’s behalf. Bulma asks why Kuririn wasn’t returned to life with everyone else, so Gohan explains that someone can’t be brought back twice. Dende is surprised to hear that’s how the Earth Dragon Balls are. The Namekian Dragon Balls can revive a person any number of times aside from natural death. Gohan is excited that they can use Dende’s people’s Dragon Balls to return Kuririn and Chiaotzu to life.
But Piccolo gets pissed at Son Goku’s stupidity, and that he has zero chance of winning. But Gohan says his father can definitely win. He saw him become a Super Saiyan. Vegeta overhears this and freaks out. Back on the battlefield, Freeza can’t believe he actually gave him some energy. Goku says that Freeza can survive in space, so he should hurry up and escape and be thankful for his life. Then Freeza says the planet’s about to explode, and there’s nothing left for Goku but death. Goku figures there’s no time to reach his own spaceship, so he’ll take Freeza’s. But Freeza laughs and says that Vegeta busted his ship up, and wonders if it can even fly. “It’s ironic, huh. You, who won the fight, will die, while I will survive!!!” But Goku intends to live, and flies off. But then Freeza screams, “You’re supposed to get killed by me!!!!!” and fires a blast up at Goku. Goku notices it and turns around, screaming, “You fool!!!!!”, and fires a larger blast back down at Freeza, blowing him away. Then Goku flies off.
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 June 6th, Dragon Ball Z anime mook #2 will go on sale. If you’re a fan, by all means please take a look. <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.