Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 453

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Kesshōsen no Yukue

The Fate of the Finals

Chapter Information

Premiered: 05 January 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #05/06)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 38 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Satan thinks he’ll use a flashy technique to take out the masked bastard, which will frighten the pretty girl, and he’ll proceed to gently push her out of the ring. Satan calls on Mighty Mask, and heads toward “him” using his Rolling Attack. Then he attempts to use a Satan Punch, but Mighty Mask flies toward No. 18, and the two begin exchanging blows while Satan is left confused. Trunks and Goten have a little trouble holding themselves against No. 18, and head up into the air, but she follows. Trunks and Goten are rather clumsy fighting together under their outfit, and No. 18 flies above them and hammers them back down into the ring, where they crash hard. But they get up, and Trunks tells Goten to try kicking.

No. 18 fires a blast down at them, and they just barely fly out of the way, losing their boots in the process. Goten suggests they go Super Saiyan, and Trunks agrees that they won’t be discovered in these clothes. They transform, but No. 18 notices their aura. Trunks thinks they should try a Kiaihō (lit. “ki blast”), as No. 18 begins to realize who they are. The two boys fire off a huge blast together, which actually scares No. 18, but she dodges it and it explodes off in the surrounding ocean. No. 18 is really shocked by the incredible speed and destructive power of that ‘energy bomb’. She decides to end this soon, and says, “I’m going to win!! Trunks! Goten!” Then she throws an energy disc at the boys, and they both try to avoid it by flying opposite directions. The disc cuts their outfit in half, separating the two of them. The boys fly away, as the announcer says they’re disqualified for fighting as a pairs. No. 18 lands back in the ring, and Satan thinks he’s gonna die.

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:

    Oh ho ho, I’ve actually finished the manuscripts up through issue #8. So, I can stay in the New Year’s mindset for a little while longer. <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.