Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 437

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Fushigi na Futari

A Mysterious Pair

Chapter Information

Premiered: 07 September 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #40)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 37 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

The announcer says that the Adult Division will begin at 1:40 PM, after a thirty minute intermission. Kuririn suggests they get some food in the meantime. An attendant stops them and says only those who’ve passed the preliminaries can pass, but Kuririn insists they’ve passed. Their names are Kuririn, Son Goku, No. 18, Vegeta, and Ma Junior. Goku asks about “Ma Junior”, and Piccolo says that “Piccolo” might be unpleasant. They’re allowed through, with the attendant telling them that the match order drawing will be at 1:30. Kuririn says that only them and Gohan will be any good, and Goku doesn’t have any use for prize money right now. Kuririn says he doesn’t even age while he’s dead, and Goku asks if he wants to try it. Kuririn says he’s incredibly happy now, so he’ll pass on the offer.

Trunks calls Goten over, and they’re looking at an adult participant wearing a mask. Trunks says he’s passed the preliminaries if he’s over there, and thinks they can “use” him. They could fit into his clothes, and then fight with the adults dressed as him. Goten says they can’t, but Trunks insists, and then runs over to the guy. Trunks tells the guy a pretty girl wanted to talk to him, and leads him behind a building, then knocks him out. They take off his clothes, and Goten thinks they’re too small for these. That’s why they’ll both wear it. Trunks sits on Goten’s shoulders, and then they put on the outfit, and voila! Goten pokes eye holes through the shirt so he can see, too. And then they run off looking quite odd.

Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta are chowing down on plate after plate of food, as everyone else watches on after finishing. Kuririn wonders if it’s okay to eat so much, doubting that dead people even get hungry. Goku says it doesn’t matter if you eat or not in That World, and says the food of the lower world is much yummier. Gohan and Videl arrive, and Gohan joins in eating a lot, too. Kuririn wonders about Saiyan stomachs. After finishing up all their food, they head back and Gohan asks Videl if she didn’t eat because she’s on a diet, but she says nothing. As they walk around, they bump into a strange pair.

A very tall solemn man, and a small little guy with spiked hair, who’s floating. Piccolo and Goku are speechless, as Videl comments on the floating. The little guy says hello to “Son Goku-san“, explaining that he’s heard of him. He has also passed the preliminaries, and hopes to fight against Goku. He doubts he could beat Goku, but he’d love to find out how strong he really is. Then he wants to shake Goku’s hand. They shake, and the guy says Goku does indeed have a good soul. The pair heads off, and Goku thinks it won’t be so easy for them to win after all. Kuririn didn’t think anything special of them, though.

Chapter Notes

Title Page

  • The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.

Author’s Comment

  • 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,No.44の表紙とNo.45のポスターの色を塗ってます。それにしてもPP(パソコンペインティング)は楽だったなァ <明>

    Right now, I’m doing the coloring for the cover of issue #44 and the poster for issue #45. Even so, painting by computer sure was easy. <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.