Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 386

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Chichi o Koeta Sūpā Torankusu!

Super Trunks Surpasses His Father!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 11 August 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #36/37)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 33 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Kuririn freaks out at how much Trunks is powering up, as Cell prepares to finish off Vegeta. Cell then notices Trunks, who has bulked up a lot now, and gets a very shocked look on his face. Kuririn tells Trunks his ki has gotten really fierce. Trunks tells Kuririn to take his dad to Muten Roshi’s place, and when the timing is right, give him this senzu. Kuririn asks if he won’t need the senzu himself, but Trunks says he won’t, because he will win. Trunks lands, and Kuririn says he has awesome confidence. Cell thinks Trunks was hiding a lot of power, and Trunks says he’ll kill Cell. They walk toward each other, until they’re face to face.

Cell kicks at Trunks, but Trunks ducks it. Trunks punches at Cell, but Cell dodges it, then hits Trunks in the stomach and kicks him off. Kuririn is surprised, but Trunks looks at him and points to Vegeta. Trunks hops back to his feet as Cell rushes at him, and Cell punches him. But Trunks catches himself, and then holds off a bunch of strikes from Cell. Kuririn reaches Vegeta, as Cell hits Trunks with an elbow and sends him sliding across the ground. Kuririn puts Vegeta over his shoulder, and gives Trunks a thumbs up, then flies off. Trunks gets back to his feet, and smirks. Cell asks if he’ll fight seriously now that Vegeta’s out of the way, and Trunks is surprised he knew. Cell says of course he knew that, but he wasn’t interested in Vegeta anymore. Now he’s interested in Trunks’ true power. Cell says he can show the strength of his perfect form now, too. Trunks says let’s go, and starts powering up more.

Chapter Notes

Weekly Shōnen Jump

  • As part of a double-issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump just before the O-Bon holiday in Japan, this chapter was drawn partly in full color, and was originally published as a double-feature with the bonus chapter “Trunks the Story”.

Author’s Comment

  • 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:

    今週のトランクスの読切を原作にしたTVのDBZ特別版が年内に放送される予定です <明>

    A Dragon Ball Z TV special based on this week’s Trunks one-shot is planned for broadcast within the year. <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.