Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 401

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Kamehameha Furu Pawā

A Full Power Kamehameha

Chapter Information

Premiered: 01 December 1992 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #52)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 34 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku is still mid-air, aiming down at Cell, and Piccolo wonders if he really intends to fire that full power Kamehameha. Kuririn thinks he won’t, since the Earth would get blown up, and Cell doubts it too. Goku doesn’t halt, and Cell and Vegeta both realize he does intend to fire it. But then Goku suddenly teleports and appears right in front of Cell, and he fires the Kamehameha full on. Cell is blown away, and when the smoke clears, Cell’s headless, armless body is laying on the ground. Yamcha gets really excited, but Trunks and Kuririn don’t. Satan thinks he did fairly well. Goku thinks Cell still has a lot of ki left for being in that condition, and Kuririn yells that Cell will probably revive himself.

The remains of Cell hops back to its feet, then sprouts out a new head and arms and everything. The announcer and Satan freak out, while Goku realizes he can regenerate himself. Cell says just like Piccolo. Goku didn’t think he could really win so easily, but at least now Cell’s ki has dropped a lot. Cell notes that Goku’s ki has also dropped a lot, and he’s breathing hard. Cell advises Goku not to do anymore pointless attacks, so he doesn’t use up his strength and make the fight boring. Goku agrees, and charges at Cell with a punch, but Cell dodges. Goku blocks a kick, but then takes a hit to the face.

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:

    I received a video from someone at Bandai of a plane that was once called a marvel. I’ll watch 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.