Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 379

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Tatareta!? Seru no Kanzentai

Cell’s Perfect Form, Interrupted?!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 23 June 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #29)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 32 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Cell wonders about this Super Vegeta business, and Vegeta says it’d be hard to explain it all. He says Cell should be more worried about himself, since it looks hopeless for him. Kuririn, still floating over the island, says Cell’s changed since before. He is bitter that Cell has already reached his perfect form, and they went through the trouble of making this controller for nothing. Enraged, Cell swats his tail at Vegeta, but Vegeta jumps over it and kicks Cell. Then he kicks Cell in the stomach, and knocks Cell down into the water. Kuririn can’t believe Vegeta’s power, and then spots Trunks on the island, saying he’s gotten strong too. And then he spots the two artificial humans, and figures Cell, Vegeta, and Trunks haven’t noticed them. Kuririn looks hard at the controller, remembering what Bulma said about being within ten meters, so he stealthily lands on the island.

Kuririn nervously sneaks toward them, realizing that Cell hasn’t reached his perfect form yet. But No. 17 is gone, so he must’ve been absorbed. Cell climbs out of the water, and Vegeta decides to tell Cell something even more shocking. “That Trunks guy over there… His true strength is nearly up to my level!” Cell looks over at Trunks, and starts to look nervous. But Vegeta is annoyed that Cell wasn’t so incredible after all, and there’s almost no need to kill him. Cell then starts screaming: “DAMN IT!!!! If I could only reach my perfect form…!!! Then he’d be nothing to me.” Vegeta looks a bit intrigued, as Kuririn approaches the Artificial Humans.

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:

    ついに梅雨の季節。暑い夏は大好きだけど,天気が悪くムシ暑いだけの梅雨はイヤです <明>

    The rainy season is finally here. I love the hot summer, but I hate the monsoon, where it’s nothing but bad weather and humidity. <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.