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Dragon Ball Chapter 346

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Torankusu Sai-Tōjō

Trunks Returns

Chapter Information

Premiered: 22 October 1991 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #46)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 29 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

“Gohan, Tenshinhan, Piccolo, or Kuririn?” No. 20 wonders which one’s energy to take, and figures that Piccolo should be the strongest after Vegeta. Piccolo is mid-air, looking around, and No. 20 then grabs him from behind, and puts a hand over Piccolo’s mouth. No. 20 says now he can’t call his friends, but he knows where they are, so they won’t find him. However, Piccolo telepathically calls to Gohan. Gohan frantically searches for Piccolo’s location, and then feels a faint ki and flies off toward it. No. 20 tells Piccolo he only has a bit of energy left, and says he’ll die at this rate. But then Gohan whacks No. 20 off of Piccolo, and the others feel this. No. 20 can’t believe Gohan found him, and then notices that Vegeta, Kuririn, and Tenshinhan are all here now too. Gohan tells Kuririn to toss Piccolo a senzu, and Kuririn does so. Piccolo eats it, lands, and tosses off his turban and mantle.

Piccolo tells Vegeta to leave No. 20 to him, and don’t help at all. Vegeta says just don’t give him anymore energy. No. 20 thinks if he absorbs his energy once more, then Vegeta… His train of thought is interrupted by a knee to the face from Piccolo. No. 20 gets pissed and flies at him again, but Piccolo just elbows him down into the rocks. No. 20 can’t believe this, Piccolo shouldn’t be able to beat him, especially after having increased his energy. Elsewhere… Trunks is back, floating over the city the artificial humans had appeared in. Noticing some of the destruction, he thinks he’s too late, Goku and everyone are gone. But the time machine only has enough energy to return home. But then he feels a ki; a fighting ki. They’re just fighting in another location. So he flies off toward them. Piccolo kicks No. 20 in the face, and Kuririn is really impressed with his training.

Bulma is flying an air car, with Yajirobe (holding baby Trunks) in the passenger’s seat. She says she’s going to the place where there was that big explosion. Yajirobe says there’s no need, and they should just go home. Goku and everyone can handle it, and the brat’s here, after all. Trunks flies past their car, and Bulma recognizes him as the kid from the future. He’s probably going to the fight, so she wants to follow him. But Trunks notices something and lands. Meanwhile, Piccolo chops off one of No. 20’s hands, and then gives him a little speech. Gohan thinks Piccolo has won. Elsewhere, Trunks is at the spot of the previous battle, and he spots No. 19’s head. “What… This artificial human… What in the world has everyone been fighting…!?”

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:

    11月発売予定のVジャンプ。そのための読切を執筆するためスケジュールを只今調整中です <明>

    V-Jump is planned to go on sale in November. Right now, I’m adjusting my schedule in order to pen a one-shot for it. <Akira>

    This would be Cashman chapter 3, the last of Toriyama’s original version, for the last of V-Jump’s first trial-run.

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.