Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 497

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Son Gohan no Dai-Gyakushū!!

Son Gohan’s Grand Counterattack!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 29 November 1994 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1994 #52)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 41 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Everyone wonders it is that has such a powerful ki, and Boo stands up to look as well. Piccolo thinks it may be a new enemy, until it gets closer and Piccolo realizes it’s Goku. But Goten quickly corrects him, “No!!! Brother… It’s Brother!!!!” Piccolo can’t believe it. Gohan lands in front of them, glad he made it in time. Gohan says Kaiōshin had saved him, and he had been with him until now. Piccolo thinks that he hadn’t recognized him because he’s somehow different now, even his facial features. The make-up of his ki is also different, with the softness gone. Gohan learns from Trunks that Majin Boo killed everyone, even his mom and Dende. Gohan is angry that everyone is gone, along with the Dragon Balls. Boo says they were delicious, but Gohan does sense a faint ki somewhere… Gohan smirks and walks up to Boo, staring him down. Boo questions whether he intends to fight him… “No. I intend to kill you.”

Boo laughs, and remembers that he’d beaten up Gohan before. Piccolo thinks Gohan can’t possibly win, and the boys prepare to use Fusion to help out. Gohan suddenly powers up and punches Boo in the face, kicks him, blocks a punch, kicks him again, punches him in the gut, kicks Boo into the air, follows after, and then kicks Boo toward the ground. Boo lands hard and quickly looks up to try to find Gohan, but he doesn’t see him. “Over here.” Boo is shocked to hear Gohan’s voice right behind him, and turns to look. ” Smirking, Gohan tells Boo he’s such a fool. Piccolo, Trunks, and Goten’s jaws drop in astonishment.

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:

    The Jump Super Anime Tour (JSAT) location I’ll be participating at has been decided. Have a look at the JSAT page in the New Year #1 issue. <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.