Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 516

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Chapter Information

Premiered: 25 April 1995 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1995 #21/22)
Dragon Ball Z (Original Broadcast)
Dragon Ball Kai (“Refreshed” Broadcast)

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 42 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku tells Vegeta to move or else he’ll be caught up in it, but Vegeta says not to worry about him and just do it. Boo suddenly throws a blast at Goku, and Goku quickly vanishes from beneath the Genki-Dama to evade it. When he reappears, he notices Vegeta’s not near Boo anymore. Satan is running off with Vegeta slung over his shoulder. “You’ve done it, haven’t ya, Satan!!! You really are the world’s…” Boo prepares to attack Goku. “…Savior!!!!” Goku launches the Genki-Dama. “Drop dead, you bastard!!!!” Boo tries to counter the Genki-Dama with a Kamehameha, but it’s no use. However, Boo is barely able to hold the Genki-Dama off from smothering him. Goku tries pushing further, wishing he had just a bit more left in him.

Vegeta realizes Kakarrot doesn’t have enough physical strength to fully launch the Genki-Dama. Everyone on Namek, as well as Enma-daiō‘s company, all contributed their power to it and wish Goku their best. Dende asks Kaiōshin to please take him back to the Kaiōshin Realm to heal Goku, but Kaiōshin says he can’t teleport again yet because of his own lack of physical strength. Porunga is getting really impatient about the final wish, and Dende then gets the idea to ask Porunga to restore Son Goku’s strength. Porunga says this is very possible, and Dende informs Goku he’s made this wish.

Goku then feels his strength return, and thanks the Dragon Balls. He turns Super Saiyan, and says to Boo, “You’re awesome. You’ve really done your best… All by yourself… This time, be reborn as a good guy… I wanna fight you one-on-one… So I’ll be waiting… And I’ll increase my strength lots and lots… Later!” Goku pushes the Genki-Dama down, and finally, Boo is completely obliterated.

Original Ending

Goku drops his Super Saiyan state, and sighs with relief that it’s finally all over. Vegeta smirks and says, “Hmph… Took you long enough…” Goku grins, giving Vegeta a thumbs up.

Kanzenban Ending

Goku drops his Super Saiyan state, and sighs with relief that it’s finally all over. Vegeta smirks and says, “Phew… Took you long enough…” Goku grins, giving Vegeta a thumbs up. “What’s with that goofy look on his face… I seriously can’t stand you… Hmph…”

Chapter Notes

  • The kanzenban release included three new pages at the end of the chapter that expanded the original final page, providing a more dramatic depiction of the destruction of Majin Boo. With the exception of three new panels, with the main one being Majin Boo getting hit by the Genki-Dama head on, all of the artwork was recycled and expanded from the original version. While some of the dialogue was very slightly modified, the final two panels included the only bits of actual new dialogue. These additional panels were drawn by Akira Toriyama.
  • 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 Toriyama Exhibition started at the Mitsukoshi Art Gallery in Shinjuku on April 22nd. They’re selling a brand new lithograph from me, too! <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.