Ikaru Majin Bū
Majin Boo Gets Angry
|Premiered:||05 April 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #18)|
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Vegeta continues attacking Boo with a barrage of punches and kicks, as Bobbidi wonders what Boo is doing. Kuririn is impressed, and Trunks is happy. Piccolo notes that he’s also surpassed Super Saiyan, and his power is even greater than Gohan’s was when he fought Cell. But then Piccolo remembers even Gohan was killed by Majin Boo. Vegeta sends Boo flying with a massive punch, but Boo simply hops back to his feet and heals all of the damage dealt by Vegeta. Boo looks up and is shocked to see Vegeta powered up and pointing his hand out toward him. Vegeta suddenly shoots out a thick ki blast, straight through Boo’s stomach. Boo falls to the ground, looking dead, and scaring Bobbidi. Vegeta smirks, and Trunks gets excited, until Boo gets back up, again.
Boo heals the large hole in his stomach, and angrily says that was a little painful. Vegeta thinks he’s rather creepy, as Bobbidi dances for joy. Boo starts creating a large energy ball surrounding himself, and now fully enraged, screams that he hates Vegeta. Everyone is shocked and really starts to worry now. Then in a blinding instant, Boo unleashes all of the energy he had harnessed. Bobbidi quickly casts a barrier around himself, Piccolo and the others attempt to run away, but Vegeta only has time to stand there and try to shield himself. There’s a massive explosion and entire area is blown up, with Vegeta and the downed Kaiōshin taking the brunt of it. Afterwards, all that’s left is a tremendous crater, with Boo and Bobbidi floating over it. Piccolo, Kuririn, Trunks, and Goten had managed to get away. Piccolo worries about Kaiōshin, while Trunks notices Papa, who is badly damaged now.
- 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:
People ask me if there might be a model for Majin Boo in the editorial department, but to be clear, there isn’t!? I think… <Akira>
It is typically said that the model for Majin Boo was Fuyuto Takeda, Toriyama’s editor at the time. Toriyama himself has been far more ambiguous on the matter, however, denying that he did it intentionally, but without actually saying it’s outright false.
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.