Run Away, No. 18!!
|Premiered:||30 June 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #30)|
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Vegeta flies over to Cell, and asks if he really thinks he could win if he reached his perfect form. “That’s right!!! I absolutely wouldn’t lose!!! Power! Speed! Technique! Brains! Spirit! All of that, I’d be a perfect being. That’s what the computer told me.” Then Vegeta kicks Cell and sends him flying. No. 18 says Vegeta seemed so weak when she fought him, but No. 16 says that doesn’t matter, something’s happened to him over the past few days. Kuririn gets even closer to them, and ducks behind a rock. He’s shaking, as he peeks over at No. 18. Vegeta walks over to Cell, and again asks Cell if he really thinks he could win if he reached his perfect form. Cell says he’s repeating himself, but yes, he undoubtedly would win. Vegeta looks interested, and Trunks worries about what his dad is thinking.
Kuririn thinks that he has to use this controller to stop No. 18 and destroy her so Cell can’t absorb her. He remembers when she kissed him on the cheek, and then he drops the controller. No. 18 hears it drop and looks over at him. She sees the controller, and knows what it is, wondering why he has it. Cell tells Vegeta that he knows how Saiyans are a fighting race, and they love to battle. So the stronger their opponent, the happier it makes them. He figures Vegeta would like to fight him in his perfect form, and Vegeta says he knows the Saiyans well. Vegeta says he’ll fall for his trick, so go ahead and become perfect. Cell flies off, but then Trunks, now Super Saiyan, gets in Cell’s way. Kuririn apologizes to Bulma, and then steps on the controller, smashing it. Then he tells her to run away and not get absorbed. She asks him why he did that, but Kuririn can’t answer. Cell yells at Vegeta about Trunks being in the way, but then he suddenly spots No. 18 on the island.
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:
I was absent from the judging meetings for the two big manga awards, but I attended the awards ceremonies. It was my first trip to Tokyo in a while. <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.