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Dragon Ball Chapter 494

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Ganbare Sūpā Gotenkusu-kun

Do Your Best, Super Gotenks-kun

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 November 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #49)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 41 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Gotenks flies at Boo, headbutting him straight through the temple’s main structure and out into mid-air, surprising Boo. Gotenks comes at him again and Boo just barely manages to dodge a punch, and then grabs Gotenks’ fist and slings him around. He tosses Gotenks through the temple floor, knocking off a big chunk of it. Boo screams out with rage, as Gotenks laughs at how mad he is and Piccolo laments over the temple’s destruction. Boo curls himself up into a ball, and comes flying toward them. Gotenks dodges, and so Boo shoots straight through the temple floor out into the air again. Boo continues doing this, until the temple is completely destroyed, aside from the floor below them. Gotenks prepares to counter, but Boo busts up their remaining floor from underneath as he does his poses. Piccolo yells at Gotenks to just do it without posing. Gotenks disappointedly obeys and fires his Rapid-Fire Super Donut attack at Boo.

Gotenks shoots out a bunch of donuts, which surround Boo and trap him into a ball. Piccolo excitedly thinks Majin Boo has been sealed away, but Gotenks says he’ll break free soon, so they’ll just damage him now. “Clash Ultra Boo-Boo Volleyball!!!!” Gotenks wants Piccolo to help, and instructs him to say “Okay!” after he says “Here I go!” Piccolo reluctantly agrees. Gotenks says, “Here I go!”, and Piccolo responds with “Okay!” Gotenks passes, Piccolo tosses, and Gotenks attacks, spiking the Boo volleyball down toward the Earth. Piccolo realizes he wasn’t much help after all. Gotenks flies down after Boo, and notices that he’s left a large crater in the Earth, as though a meteorite had crashed own, and laughs.

Chapter Notes

  • 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:

    I heard the stats on the Toriyama Exhibition in Asahikawa. Sounds like they’re off to a promising start. The cold season is about to begin. Hang in there! <Akira>

    Asahikawa is Japan’s northernmost large city, in Hokkaido. Its winters are indeed quite cold, sometimes resembling the climate of Russia more than Japan.

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.