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Dragon Ball Chapter 345


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20号逃げる!

Nijū-Gō Nigeru!

No. 20 Runs Away!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 15 October 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #45)
Corresponding:
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 29 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Vegeta touches down, and de-transforms to normal. He turns to No. 20 and says he’s had a lot of energy absorbed, so now’s a good chance for No. 20 to try and defeat him. No. 20 is hesitant, though. Then Vegeta asks what he meant about “absolutely no chance of victory”, and No. 20 mentions something about artificial humans being strong beyond their imagination, and they couldn’t possibly win. Vegeta thinks he’s just a poor loser. Then, No. 20 suddenly flies off, into the surrounding mountains. Vegeta yells at Kuririn to hurry and give him a senzu. Kuririn hesitates, and Vegeta yells to hurry up before he gets away. Piccolo says to do it, so Kuririn tosses him a senzu. Then Vegeta transforms into a Super Saiyan again, and tells them to all go home and drink their milk, and stay out of his way. Then he flies off. Kuririn gets pissed and asks what he means about drinking milk.

Piccolo says that Vegeta had really lost a lot of strength to confirm that the artificial humans could absorb energy through their palms. He would’ve lost if he fought No. 20 then, but he acted like it was nothing. Vegeta really is a fighting genius, and he may have surpassed Goku. Tenshinhan says in any case, he’s going, to confirm if this really will be the end of the artificial humans. Kuririn says he’s going too, and Gohan. Piccolo says, “I understand… But don’t think you can fight. None of you are a match for him. He’s in the mountains to hide himself. Since he’s an artificial human, you can’t seek him out by feeling his ki. If you find him, tell Vegeta or myself… Be discreet!” And so the four of them fly off as well.

Vegeta is standing over a cliff, and he yells at the coward to come out and show himself. But No. 20 doesn’t move from his hiding spot. Vegeta then decides he’ll make him come out, and launches a huge ball of ki down into the rocks. Kuririn yells out that they’re here too. No. 20 suddenly dashes out and catches the ball, absorbing the whole thing. Vegeta gets pissed and flies down after him, but No. 20 quickly gets away. Vegeta gets really pissed that he’s so fast, and No. 20 is smug about his advantage. However, No. 20 thinks for Vegeta to be at this level… he’ll have to return to the laboratory. Then No. 20 spots Gohan nearby, then picks up Tenshinhan, then Piccolo, and finally Kuririn. No. 20 thinks that if he collects all of their energy and adds it to his own, he could defeat Vegeta!

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:

    いよいよ日本GPが迫ってきた!僕も今回は鈴鹿に観戦に行くつもり。とても楽しみです!<明>

    At last, the Japanese Grand Prix is almost here! This time, I’m also planning to go watch at Suzuka. I’m really looking forward to it! <Akira>

    The 1991 Japanese Grand Prix was held on 20 October 1991 at the Suzuka race course.

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.