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Dragon Ball Chapter 399

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Saikō Reberu no Kessen

Showdown at the Highest-Level

Chapter Information

Premiered: 17 November 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #50)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 34 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

The announcer and Satan are shocked, and the announcer asks the cameraman if he got that. The cameraman says he couldn’t get something that fast. Cell, on the ground again, wipes a trickle of blood from the side of his mouth, and then starts up a Kamehameha. Goku yells at him to stop, if he uses a Kamehameha with that much power… Cell continues anyway, and so Goku heads up into the air, and Cell fires it off toward him. The Kamehameha is tremendously huge, shooting way out into space, and Goku just barely manages to escape its path with Shunkan-Idō. Goku reappears behind Cell, and kicks him before he can even react.

Cell is pissed, and wants to know how he can appear and disappear like that. Goku says Shunkan-Idō, and Cell says that’s an annoying technique. Goku also wants to know, if he hadn’t flown up in the sky, would Cell have destroyed the Earth with that Kamehameha. Cell says it doesn’t matter, because he knew Goku would fly up to divert it. Goku thinks Cell is skilled in the head, too. Though, Cell doesn’t intend to destroy the Earth, because then his fun would be over. Cell then charges forward, before Goku can react, and knocks Goku in the face. Goku tries to hit him back, but Cell hits him from behind, knocking Goku into the ground. Goku pushes himself up into the air, but Cell is already up there behind Goku, and knocks him back into the ring. Cell says that even though he can’t use Shunkan-Idō, he’s confident in his speed.

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:
    担当が,近藤氏から武田氏に替わった。超強力コンビで頑張りますので期待して下さい <明>

    My editor has changed from Kondō to Takeda. We’ll do our best as a super-powerful duo, so please look forward to it. <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.