Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 384

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Bejīta, Shūnen no Hisaku

Vegeta’s Stubborn Secret Plan

Chapter Information

Premiered: 28 July 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #34)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 32 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Vegeta has a shocked look on his face, and Cell tells him to smile. Then Cell flies over and kicks Vegeta through some mountain, but Vegeta catches himself mid-air. Cell says their difference is too great, so the fight will be boring. Trunks is getting pissed, and Kuririn says to go help Vegeta or he really will die. Trunks says he’ll wait until his dad is unconscious, so he won’t notice. Kuririn says he’ll be killed before he goes unconscious. No. 16 prepares to attack Cell from behind, but Cell tells him not to do anything pointless. Cell doubts he could do anything anyway, since he’s just junk now. Vegeta is panting, but he holds his arms out and starts powering up. He brings his arms in, with the hands facing out in a clutching motion. The whole area is shaking like crazy with Vegeta’s powering up.

Vegeta yells at Cell that no matter how much he says he’s reached his perfect form, he’s only gained some courage, and he’s still just a coward. Cell just smirks, while Kuririn wonders if Vegeta plans to blow up the Earth with this technique. Cell stands to take it head on, while Trunks asks his dad to please stop. Kuririn tells Trunks they need to run away, and Vegeta screams, “FINAL FLASH!!!!!” He unleashes a huge blast directly at Cell, and Cell starts to look worried at the last minute. The blast is so great that it shoots out into space. Trunks and Kuririn got off the island in time, and they think Vegeta really did it. Vegeta powers down, while Cell is standing there with a huge chunk of his body missing. Vegeta says, “That’s what you get!!”

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:

    只今劇場版『DBZ』が公開中です。本誌ともTVとも一味違った劇場版も観て下さいね <明>

    Right now, a Dragon Ball Z film is playing in theaters. Please see the movie, which is a bit different from both the manga and the TV show. <Akira>

    The movie playing at this time was Dragon Ball Z movie 7, which does indeed have a different feel, perhaps due to the city scenes at the beginning.

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.