Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 344

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Urotaeru Jinzōningen

The Artificial Humans Lose Their Cool

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 October 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #44)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 29 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

No. 20 can’t believe this, as Vegeta walks up to No. 19. “What’s wrong? Did your junk dolls calculations prove to be wrong?” No. 19 hops back to his feet and flies at Vegeta, but Vegeta ducks it, then kicks No. 19 up into the air. Vegeta flies up after him, blocks a grab from No. 19, and then punches No. 19 in the face. No. 19 appears to have a nosebleed from the punch, and Vegeta asks if that’s blood, or oil? No. 19 shoots eye lasers at him, but Vegeta dodges and appears behind him, knocking No. 19 down into the ground. No. 19 hits hard, creating a huge crater. Vegeta lands down in the crater, where No. 19 looks passed out. But No. 19 suddenly jolts up, grabs Vegeta’s wrists, and screams that he won’t let go until he’s absorbed all of Vegeta’s energy. Vegeta likes the sound of never, and uses his feet to push on No. 19’s face, noting how they absorb energy and add it to their own. Vegeta keeps pushing on No. 19’s face, until No. 19’s hands break off.

Vegeta looks at a broken off hand, noticing a spot on the palm for absorption. Then he throws both hands to the ground and says there’ll be no more absorbing, and notices No. 19 looking scared. “So even artificial humans feel fear…” No. 19 climbs out of the crater and then runs away, and No. 20 gets pissed. Vegeta tells No. 20 they’ll fight after he finishes up this one. Vegeta takes to the air, and starts powering up. Holding his hand out with the palm facing out, he says, “Take this!! This is Super Vegeta’s Big Bang Attack!!!” And he fires a huge ball of ki that hits No. 19 and causes a tremendous explosion. When the smoke clears, there’s nothing left but No. 19’s head. No. 20 says, “Clearly our calculations were off… But, all the same, you have absolutely no chance of victory…!” Vegeta just smirks.

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:


    My kid’s kindergarten sports meet is coming up soon. There’s a competition for the parents as well, which is a worry for someone out of shape like me… <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.