Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 443

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Ugoki Hajimeta Sakusen

The Plan Goes into Motion

Chapter Information

Premiered: 19 October 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #46)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 37 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

The announcer informs the crowd that Videl’s life is not in danger, and starts to announce the fourth match, but Gohan rushes out to ask him to wait a little bit because they’re getting a special medicine for Videl. Goku then returns, with three senzu (that’s all Karin had), and Gohan asks Kibito to hold on for just a bit longer while he helps Videl. Gohan goes into the medical room and tells Videl to eat this bean, but the doctor protests him giving weird food to his patients. Videl says that since it’s Gohan, something strange will probably happen. Satan tells her not to listen to him and spit that out, but she chews it anyway. Gohan has to leave for his match now, and Satan thinks he’ll really make that kid suffer. Videl’s eyes suddenly widen and she sits up in astonishment, fully healed. She stands up, excited, while Satan and the doctor are in complete shock.

The fourth match is about to begin, with Great Saiyaman vs Kibito. Erasa and Shapner recognize that name as Satan City’s friend of justice, and their classmate looks through his binoculars and says that looks just like Son Gohan. Shapner looks through them to see for himself, and agrees. Erasa figures Gohan’s just borrowing that name to compete in secret, because he is so shy. Shapner wonders if he knows how to fight, while the other kid says they should cheer for him, hopeless as it may be. “Fight, Gohan! Even though you can’t win, at least pass the first round!!” Gohan realizes he’s been completely exposed, and sighs as he tosses away his sunglasses.

The match begins, but Gohan is worried about the fuss that will be caused if the kids at school know how strong he is, especially since Kibito doesn’t look like a very easy opponent. But his worries quickly vanish when Kibito asks him to turn into that Super Saiyan thing, it could really help them. Gohan wants to know how he knows about Super Saiyan, and what does he mean by “help us”. Kibito says he’ll know soon enough. Gohan is hesitant to transform in front of this crowd, though. Backstage, Yamu asks about them, and Spopovitch, holding a weird looking meter says nope, their energy is low. Piccolo yells out to Gohan, and Goku asks Piccolo if something is wrong. He doesn’t know, but… Kaiōshin interrupts him, and apologizes, but they need to use Gohan. And no matter what happens, all of them must stay here and not interfere. Gohan decides to do it, thinking he’ll just have to give up school. Vegeta says he won’t listen to someone he doesn’t even know, but Piccolo tells them this is Kaiōshin, god of all the Kaiō. Everyone is shocked to hear this, and Goku says he has heard of him. Meanwhile, the crowd is growing restless that they’re not fighting, but then Gohan starts to power up.

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:
    今週末から「ジャンプゲームワールド」が始まる。DBZ超武闘伝もあるので楽しみだ <明>

    “Jump Game World” starts this weekend. Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden will be there too, so I’m looking forward to it. <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.