Doragon Chīmu Shūgō!!
The Dragon Team Gathers!!
|Premiered:||13 July 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #32)|
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“The Tenka’ichi Budōkai draws ever closer. Those who plan to participate have been finalizing their training and getting into the spirit.” Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, Kuririn, Goten, Trunks, Videl, Mister Satan (reading a magazine), and Goku all continue their training. “And so, it has begun at last!!! The Tenka’ichi Budōkai, that is, after such a truly long time.” Most everyone is headed to the tournament in a plane being flown by Bulma. Chi-Chi asks Yamcha if he’ll be participating, but he says not this time. In the front row of the plane, Gohan doubts his father will recognize Kuririn with his hair, which makes Kuririn chuckle.
Gohan then asks Vegeta, Goten, and Trunks not to turn Super Saiyan at the Budōkai, with Bulma thinking that’s a good idea since they’ll be on TV and could be recognized from the battle with Cell. Vegeta thinks he could destroy all the TVs, but Gohan says he mustn’t. Vegeta relents, though, saying he’ll win either way. The boys are okay with that, too. At the Budōkai, there’s a huge crowd, and they don’t see Goku anywhere. Mister Satan arrives, and the crowd rushes toward him. He greets his fans, and they start chanting “SATAN” for him. An interviewer starts talking to Mister Satan and he tells her that he has a 120% chance of winning. The interviewer tries to ask Videl about her haircut, but she ignores it. Goten then spots Piccolo, and Gohan goes over and asks him if he’s seen his father, but he hasn’t. Just then, Goku lands, with Uranai Baba beside him.
Pretty much everyone starts to tear up, and runs to hug him, except Piccolo, Vegeta, No. 18, and the two boys. Baba says she’ll be back in twenty-four hours, and heads off. Goku then wonders if that lookalike is his son, but Goten just hides behind Chi-Chi. Piccolo suggests that they all hurry up and sign in. At the registration table Trunks is annoyed to find out that there’s now a Youth Division, for everyone under fifteen, although Kuririn is happy to hear that… The fighters all head inside, and everyone wishes them their best.
- In the second panel on the fifth page, Vegeta is seen wearing a light-colored (not blacked-in) shirt, but when he is next seen in the first panel of the following page, his shirt is dark-colored (blacked-in), and remains so up until he changes into his fighting clothes.
- 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:
With summer vacation before my very eyes, my dreams swell ever larger. But before that, I have to take care of all this work that’s piling up. <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.