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Dragon Ball Chapter 451

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Majū Yakon no Gochisō

The Demon Beast Yakon’s Feast

Chapter Information

Premiered: 14 December 1993 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #02)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 38 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Bobbidi wonders what happened, saying his aura is different from before, but Dabra thinks he’s just glowing. Bobbidi tells a nearby henchman to go get him the strongest energy measuring device there is. Back on Stage Two, Goku informs Yakon that it’s futile even in total darkness. Yakon chuckles and says he understands very well. Goku wonders why he doesn’t seem shocked. The device says Goku has a reading of 3,000 kiri, and Dabra says a race with a 3,000 kiri reading should not exist. Bobbidi considers that the device is malfunctioning, but if it’s right, Yakon’s energy is only 800 kiri… Yakon suddenly opens his mouth and begins sucking the Super Saiyan aura off of Goku in a big ball of light, and swallows it. Goku is back to normal again, and no one can see anymore.

Everyone wonders what happened, and Kaiōshin remembers that the beast Yakon eats light energy. Goku’s Super Saiyan energy must be a great meal for him. Yakon says that was good, he’s never eaten light of such delicious volume before. Gohan yells out to his father to not become a Super Saiyan anymore, because he eats light energy. Yakon confirms this, but he would still love to have another serving of that great light. Goku decides to give it to him, and transforms again. Kaiōshin thinks he’s really stupid, but Vegeta assures him he has something planned. Yakon starts sucking away his aura again, and Goku has trouble maintaining his transformation. Bobbidi yells at Yakon that he’s stupid to be sucking up the energy, instead of inflicting damage so that the energy can be absorbed by Majin Boo.

Goku then suddenly increases his energy and Yakon sucks it all up, until he gets too large and explodes. Goku is exhausted now, as the floor panel opens up. Vegeta thinks, “So, that Kakarrot bastard has also climbed over the wall… The Super Saiyan wall…” As they fly down the hole to the next stage, Gohan says his father had such an incredible ki when he defeated that monster. Bobbidi can’t believe Yakon exploded, but Dabra says he was just a fool to eat more light energy than he could handle. Bobbidi disagrees, because of the way that Yakon swelled up near the end. Bobbidi thinks those guys aren’t normal, and so Dabra volunteers to handle Stage Three personally. Bobbidi says it’s all over if Dabra loses, and wonders if he has a chance of success. “Chance of success? Fufufu… I am Dabra, king of the Demon Realm. No one exists that can stand up to my power.”

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:

    It’s always like this, but in December the mood is hectic. Both my body and my mind feel tense. <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.