Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 412

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Seru Gēmu no Ketsumatsu

The End of the Cell Game

Chapter Information

Premiered: 02 March 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #13)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 35 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Everyone wonders what’s going on, and Goku realizes this is bad. Cell laughs, and says he’s going to blow himself up in one minute. He’ll die, but so will all of them, and the Earth. Cell tells Gohan there’s nothing he can do to stop it, and Gohan prepares to attack him. But Cell says to go ahead, since attacking him will just make him explode right now. Cell bloats up even more, and says there’s thirty seconds now. Gohan freaks out, as does everyone else. Piccolo says there’s nothing more they can do. Cell says there’s twenty seconds. Gohan remembers about how Goku had warned him to kill Cell right away, and he realizes it was just as his father had said. Gohan slams the ground with his fists, saying it’s all his fault. If only he’d finished Cell sooner… Trunks thinks there’s ten seconds now, and Piccolo says the Earth will soon be gone. Cell just laughs.

Goku gets a serious expression on his face, looks at the others, and smiles. “Well, it’s occurred to me that this is the only way to save the Earth. Bye-bye everyone…” Goku teleports away and Kuririn hopes he doesn’t mean… Cell says there’s only four seconds now, and laughs about being satisfied to see the look of pain on Gohan’s face. Goku reappears right next to Cell, and puts his hand on Cell’s huge belly. “You’ve done well up until now, Gohan. You were awesome! Tell your mom I said I’m sorry.” Then Goku teleports away with Cell. Gohan, Kuririn, Vegeta, Piccolo, Trunks, Yamcha, and Tenshinhan all look on with various expressions. And then Kaiō has a very shocked expression. Goku and Cell have appeared on his planet. “Sorry, Kaiō. I didn’t know where else but here.” But then Cell suddenly explodes. The others on Earth are worried, and Piccolo says Goku’s ki has vanished.

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:
    今週末からDBZの映画が,日曜から天下一試験会が始まる。DBのイベント目白押しだ <明>

    The Dragon Ball Z movie opens this weekend, and the “Tenka’ichi Test Tournament” starts on Sunday. Dragon Ball events are just jostling each other for prominence. <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.