Cell, Driven to the Wall
|Premiered:||23 February 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #12)|
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)
Cell can’t believe he has so much power, while Vegeta states how the kid countered Cell’s ridiculously huge Kamehameha with an even huger Kamehameha. Gohan just stands there smirking, and Goku yells at him to hurry up and finish Cell off. Gohan says, “Finish him already? Haha, it’s still too soon, Father. I must make someone like him suffer more.” Goku and Piccolo can’t believe Gohan would say that. Cell prepares to regenerate, while Goku yells at Gohan that he must finish Cell since he’s the only one who can. Gohan just smirks, as Cell’s body returns to normal. Cell catches his breath, and then starts screaming, “DAMNIT!!!!!”
Cell bulks up so he’s really huge and then lands with a mad grin on his face. He says there’s no way he could possibly lose and swings at Gohan, but Gohan easily avoids it. He swings again, but Gohan backs off, then flies toward Cell again and kicks him in the face. Trunks notes that Cell is using the transformation that focuses too much on power and ignores speed, which he’d told Trunks was a mistake. Cell then gets a weird look on his face, before finally spitting up… No. 18! Because of this, Cell ends up turning back to his second form. Gohan thinks this is boring now, and Cell gets pissed and starts screaming. But then Cell starts to expand, getting really fat.
- 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:
Apart from when my Assistant-kun comes over, I’ve been working in the living room instead of my workroom. As long as I have space for the kotatsu, I can work. <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.