Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 462

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Majin Bū no Kyōi

Majin Boo’s Menace

Chapter Information

Premiered: 15 March 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #15)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 38 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Bobbidi compliments Boo as he dances around, and Gohan can’t believe Boo’s power, how it explosively grew in just a moment. Meanwhile, Trunks says he felt an awesome ki, and wonders what happened. Goten wonders which way they should go, and Trunks thinks they should head toward the creepy ki, which is probably the majin. So, they zoom off. Goku notes that Majin Boo’s ki has gotten incredible, and it’s their fault he’s been awakened. Vegeta knows, but it doesn’t concern their fight. Goku tells him everyone will be killed, even Bulma and Trunks. “Shut up… Shut up, shut up!!! I sold my soul to Bobbidi so that I could get rid of that softness!!! I don’t care what happens to anyone!!!” But Goku knows he hasn’t completely sold his soul.

Vegeta hesitates, but then decides to concede. He knows that Goku hasn’t really concentrating on the fight ever since he noticed Majin Boo, anyway. Vegeta then asks for a senzu. Goku thinks they can definitely beat Majin Boo if they fight together, as he pulls the senzu pouch out. Vegeta then hits Goku on the back of the neck, knocking him out. Vegeta picks up the senzu and eats one, and says he was the one who brought out Majin Boo, so he’ll be the one to take care of him. He’ll finish this fight later, if he’s still alive.

Bobbidi tells Boo to obey him. If he doesn’t, well, he’s studied Papa’s notes, and knows the spell to seal him in the ball. Boo then starts paying more attention, and Bobbidi says that’s better. Gohan thinks that Boo seems very childlike, so he wouldn’t be so bad if they defeated Bobbidi. Kaiōshin says without Bobbidi, there’s no way to seal Majin Boo up. He insists that Boo really is a fierce monster in spite of how he looks, and the time will come when Bobbidi will need to seal him in the ball, so they should wait until then. Kaiōshin had thought that he could defeat Bobbidi and prevent Boo’s revival. Had he known that these mortals held such greater power than he, he could’ve done it “that way”. Gohan wonders what “that way” is, but Kaiōshin says it’s too late now, since they’re pretty much dead and can’t even run away.

Bobbidi’s first order for Boo is to kill those two, and so Gohan grabs Kaiōshin and flies off, saying he’s confident in his own speed. Boo watches them and then zooms off in an instant, appearing ahead of them. Boo smacks Gohan off into a nearby mountain, and then Kaiōshin attempts to blow Boo back with a telekinetic technique. But Boo is barely affected, and he claps his hands together, smashing Kaiōshin’s face, and then pounds him into the ground. Gohan starts to get up from the rubble, and Bobbidi is just loving this.

Chapter Notes


  • On the second panel of the chapter’s ninth page, Gohan once again appears wearing gloves on both hands, in spite of having lost his right glove in the fight with Dabra back in Chapter 455. (It previously appeared on one page each in Chapters 458 through 461.) His right hand is otherwise properly gloveless, although the phantom glove with reappear once more in the following chapter before disappearing for good.

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:

    The second leg of the Toriyama Exhibition, which has been really popular, starts on April 9th in Iwaki City. Once again, everybody please go see it. <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.