Majin Bū Shutsugen ka!?
Majin Boo Appears?!
|Premiered:||01 March 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #13)|
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Steam is shooting up from Majin Boo’s ball, and Kaiōshin tells Gohan they should run away. Gohan says he can’t leave things like this, but Kaiōshin insists that not even Gohan could win against Majin Boo. Bobbidi is excited, and Kaiōshin yells at Gohan to hurry. But Gohan thinks he should attack now, and then powers up a bit. Gohan fires a Kamehameha at the ball, which Bobbidi and Dabra barely manage to avoid. The impact is tremendous and the ball is knocked from its platform. It rolls a little, until it cracks open. But… it’s empty. Bobbidi can’t believe it, and Kaiōshin thinks this is really lucky, and begins lecturing Bobbidi about Majin Boo having been asleep for too long. Dabra tells Bobbidi to cheer up, as he’s still there, and he even has control of Vegeta, sort of.
Kaiōshin takes note of the near equal fight between Goku and Vegeta. He’ll take down Bobbidi, and if Gohan can defeat Dabra, all of Bobbidi’s evil ambitions will be gone. Gohan disagrees, however, and says a tremendous ki is swelling up. He looks into the sky, and the smoke from the ball is collecting into one big cloud. Everyone watches in awe, as the smoke begins to take shape. And then Majin Boo appears!
- On the first panel of the chapter’s sixth page, a glove is visible on Gohan’s right hand as he fires his Kamehameha, in spite of its being turned to stone and shattered by Dabra back in Chapter 455. (The same phantom glove is briefly visible in Chapters 458 and 459.) His hand is properly gloveless for the remainder of the chapter, though the glove will continue to reappear sporadically for the next three chapters.
Weekly Shōnen Jump Notes (1994 #13)
- This issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump marked the beginning of the “Jump Character Goods Idea Contest”, where readers came up with ideas for Jump-themed toys. Toriyama’s example was a doll called “non-dress-up Satan-kun”. Toriyama mentions the contest in his comments for issues 1994 #24, #25, and #27, and the results were announced in 1994 #31.
- 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:
Very soon, it’ll be my kids’ spring vacation; we’ve made travel plans, but of course it’ll be crowded. Everywhere is during this period. <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.