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Dragon Ball Chapter 415

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Son Gokū kara no Messēji

A Message From Son Goku

Chapter Information

Premiered: 23 March 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #16)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 35 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Cell repeats his threat to destroy the entire Earth, and Gohan looks worried. Gohan thinks, “Father, I’m sorry. I couldn’t protect the Earth from Cell. The Earth I was supposed to be able to protect…” Vegeta weakly sits up, and tells Gohan he’s sorry for being in the way. “For Vegeta to apologize… He must have realized there’s absolutely nothing else that can be done…” Piccolo then gets really pissed at the situation. Cell powers up for the Kamehameha, disrupting the entire Earth, and says now he has the power to destroy the entire solar system. People in cities around the world wonder about the sudden earthquakes. The announcer says that Cell is now shining with a weird light, and making everything shake. Satan insists it’s a trick. Cell dares Son Gohan to show him a last defense. Gohan says to just do it, they both know any counter he does is useless. Cell thinks this’ll be a boring, quick final scene then.

“You’re not giving up are you, Gohan?!” Gohan looks around for his father, asking where he is. “In That World! With Kaiō’s help, I’m getting to talk to you. Throw out your own all-out Kamehameha!! If you do, you can win!! Definitely!!” Gohan says he can’t even use his left arm, and his ki has gone way down. Cell thinks he’s so scared, as he’s talking to himself. “It’s okay, you can win!! Believe in your own power!! Show me to the end… The power we’ve both made!” Gohan says he’ll do what he can. “Good luck! At this rate, if you can’t do it, then we’ve just died like dogs. Avenge us!” Gohan apologizes to his father for causing his death. “Don’t worry about it! I’ll have fun here with Kaiō! You have fun being alive on Earth! Okay?!!” Gohan says okay.

Gohan gets serious, surprising Cell and everyone else. With his one hand, “Ka…me…ha…me…” Gohan manages to make a lot of power flare up around himself, just like Cell did. Both of them are all powered up, and Piccolo says Gohan can’t win, his ki is definitely the weaker one. Cell launches his Kamehameha, and then Gohan launches his own one-handed one. And then Goku, with his hands in Kamehameha form, appears right behind Gohan.

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 went to Disneyland for the first time in a while. It’s fun, but I’m definitely not suited to large crowds!! <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.