Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 461

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Koitsu ga Majin Bū!?

This is Majin Boo?!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 March 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #14)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 38 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Boo stands there smiling as everyone watches on. Dabra asks if this is really Majin Boo, but Bobbidi says Kaiōshin is the only one who’s seen him before. Kaiōshin says he’d never forget such a terrifying face. Boo continues smiling, and begins stretching. Gohan had thought a majin would be bigger, and Kaiōshin says there’s no running away now. Gohan thinks Boo certainly has an incredible ki, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll do anything. Meanwhile, Goku and Vegeta are both catching their breath. Vegeta prepares to attack again, but Goku tells him to hold up, a huge ki has appeared, probably Majin Boo.

Vegeta stops, and then laughs. He thinks this Majin Boo’s Battle Power isn’t anything to be concerned about, just as he thought. He and Kakarrot have become too strong. Vegeta had never thought Kaiōshin was that great either, so something that’s terrifying to him is nothing to them. Goku doesn’t think so though, saying that Boo’s ki seems abnormal. Vegeta gets pissed and says he won’t let him run away from their fight. Meanwhile, Bobbidi introduces himself to Boo, he’s the son of his creator, Bibbidi. He’s revived him from his ball, and now he’s his master. Boo “hmph”s, crosses his arms, and turns away. Bobbidi scolds him, but Boo ignores him. Then, Boo suddenly looks at Bobbidi and sticks his tongue out, scaring the hell out of Bobbidi. Boo laughs about this, and Dabra thinks he’s just an idiot.

Bobbidi thinks Boo came out flawed somehow, with no brains or power. Boo looks at Dabra, and then dances around with his fists in the air. Dabra smirks and thinks he’s stupid if he wants to fight him. Gohan thinks Boo is flawed, but Kaiōshin says he’s not flawed at all. Boo has tiny holes in his head, and he starts to shoot steam out from them, making an evil grin now. Boo then gouges Dabra’s eyes out, and kicks Dabra into a nearby mountain. Boo then dances, and claps with a happy smile. Bobbidi is impressed, now.

Chapter Notes


  • On the fourth panel of the seventh page, Gohan can be seen with a glove on his right hand, in spite of the glove’s being turned to stone and shattered by Dabra back in Chapter 455. (The same phantom glove was also briefly visible in Chapters 458, 459, and 460.) The digitally colorized edition compounds this error by coloring Gohan’s left hand in flesh tones, as though he is not wearing his other glove. His right hand is otherwise properly gloveless for the remainder of the chapter, though the glove will continue to reappear sporadically for the next two chapters.

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:

    At long last, the Toei Anime Fair starts this weekend, featuring Dragon Ball Z and Dr. Slump. Absolutely please go see it. <Akira>

    The Spring ’94 Toei Anime Fair featured Dragon Ball Z Movie 10.

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.