Koketsu ni Irazunba…
One Must Enter the Tiger’s Den…
|Premiered:||23 November 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #51)|
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Dabra flies up to Kibito, puts his hand to his face, and fires a ki blast at him, killing him. Dabra then spits at Kuririn and Piccolo, who were unable to react to Kaiōshin’s warning about his saliva and they’re both turned to stone. Goku asks if there’s a way to turn them back, and Kaiōshin says only if Dabra dies. Goku is glad it’s such a simple method. Dabra flies back into the ship, and Goku and Gohan agree to follow. Kaiōshin yells at them that it’s exactly what the enemy wants, but Vegeta says they’re no good at waiting, and follows as well. Kaiōshin reluctantly goes after them. The four of them enter the door, and fly down a long shaft, until they come to a large round room.
Kaiōshin tells them that the only way out of the ship is to defeat Bobbidi. Vegeta thinks he could just destroy the ship, but Kaiōshin protests, as a strong shock could wake up Majin Boo. Even without full energy, Majin Boo could kill all of them and destroy the Earth in a short time. Bobbidi is watching through a crystal ball, and tells Pui-Pui to go take their energy. Pui-Pui enters the room where they’re waiting and tells them that Bobbidi is on the lowest floor. However, they won’t get past him. Goku thinks otherwise, though.
- The title page for this chapter is not included in the tankōbon release.
- 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:
For the New Year #3/4 double-issue, I’m drawing color pages for the beginning of the magazine for the first time in a while. My schedule adjustment is right on the money!! <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.