Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 435

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“Shōnen no Bu” Shōsha Kettei!

The “Youth Division” Winner is Decided!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 24 August 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #38)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 37 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Trunks says he can win without using his left hand, but Goten doesn’t believe him. Trunks then flies forward, hitting with his right arm only, but Goten blocks it and then kicks him in the face. Goten blocks another hit and punches Trunks in the face, and they break away. Trunks shoots a small blast toward Goten, but it hits the ring as Goten flies up into the air. Goten composes himself and then dives straight down at Trunks. Trunks realizes what he’s planning, and decides to hold still, until he jumps out of the way at the last moment. Goten manages to fly after Trunks instead of crashing into the ring, and so Trunks turns Super Saiyan in desperation and blasts Goten in the back using his left hand. The little blast knocks Goten into the audience. Ring out, Trunks wins!

Goten goes back to the ring and yells at Trunks for cheating. Not just for going Super Saiyan, but he used his left hand, too. Trunks says Goten had used Super Saiyan as well, and he didn’t directly hit him with his left hand. Goku is surprised Trunks can become a Super Saiyan as well, but Vegeta just laughs about his son being better. Trunks tells Goten he can have three of his toys, which makes Goten happy again. The announcer comes into the ring, saying that up next is the special attraction fight against the world champion, Mister Satan. Satan, standing backstage, is absolutely speechless.

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:
    僕も出席したマルチワールドが大盛況の内に幕。東京だけじゃなく他でも開催したいね <明>

    Multimedia World, which I also attended, closed out as a roaring success. I want it to be held in other places than just Tokyo. <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.