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Dragon Ball: Artificial Human arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 25 June 1991 – 14 January 1992 (30 weeks)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Chapters 330 – 356 (27 chapters)
Page Count: 414 pages (6 full color / 24 limited color / 384 black and white)

Arc Synopsis

Freeza has survived, and along with his father King Cold, he comes to Earth. This was a hopeless situation, but a mysterious boy with a sword appeared and in a single instant defeated them both. He was the Super Saiyan warrior Trunks, son of Vegeta and Bulma, who had come from a tragic future. He spoke of the Artificial Humans, mighty enemies that would appear before Goku and co. in three years.

The Artificial Humans finally appear. Their “ki” is completely insensible, and on top of that they can suck energy. Goku and co. are bewildered by the arrival of these unprecedented powerful enemies. Goku is afflicted by illness, and finally loses to the Artificial Humans. However, a now Super Saiyan Vegeta destroyed No. 19 with extreme ease. A pale No. 20 awakens the remaining two Artificial Humans, No. 17 and No. 18. However, the two of them didn’t listen at all to the orders of No. 20 (Doctor Gero).

Filled with vigor, Vegeta challenges Artificial Humans No. 17, No. 18, and No. 16, who they awakened. However, the unfathomably powerful Artificial Humans defeated everyone in an instant. Seeing the overwhelming gap in their power, Vegeta goes off to train, seeking to become even more powerful. Also, Piccolo fuses with God to become the ultimate Namekian warrior. But down on Earth, a new terrifying monster has emerged…

Chapter List

フリーザ親子地球に降り立つ
Furīza Oyako Chikyū ni Oritatsu
Freeza and his Father Descend to Earth
25 June 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #29
謎の少年
Nazo no Shōnen
The Mysterious Boy
02 July 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #30
ふたりめの超サイヤ人
Futarime no Sūpā Saiya-jin
A Second Super Saiyan
09 July 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #31
帰って来た孫悟空
Kaette Kita Son Gokū
Son Goku Comes Home
16 July 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #32
未来から来た少年
Mirai kara Kita Shōnen
The Boy From the Future
23 July 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #33
恐怖のメッセージ
Kyōfu no Messeiji
A Message of Terror
30 July 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #34
3年後の賭け
San-Nengo no Kake
A Three Year Gamble
06 August 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #35
集う超戦士たち
Tsudō Sūpā Senshi-tachi
The Super Warriors Assemble
13 August 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #36/37
人造人間街へ…
Jinzōningen Machi e…
The Artificial Humans Head to the City…
27 August 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #38
ヤムチャ間一髪!!
Yamucha Kan’ippatsu!!
A Close Call for Yamcha!!
03 September 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #39
孫悟空対レッドリボン軍の恨み
Son Gokū Tai Reddo Ribon Gun no Urami
Son Goku vs The Red Ribbon Army’s Grudge
10 September 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #40
どうした孫悟空
Dō Shita Son Gokū
What’s Wrong, Son Goku?
14 September 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #41
悟空、敗れる!
Gokū, Yabureru!
Goku, Defeated!
21 September 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #42
ベジータ出現
Bejīta Shutsugen
Vegeta Makes His Appearance
01 October 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #43
うろたえる人造人間
Urotaeru Jinzōningen
The Artificial Humans Lose their Cool
08 October 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #44
20号逃げる!
Nijū-Gō Nigeru!
No. 20 Runs Away!
15 October 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #45
トランクス再登場
Torankusu Sai-Tōjō
Trunks Returns
22 October 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #46
トランクスの疑惑
Torankusu no Giwaku
Trunks’ Confusion
29 October 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #47
研究所へ…!!
Kenkyūjo e…!!
To the Laboratory…!!
02 November 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #48
目覚めた17号、18号
Mezameta Jūnana-Gō, Jūhachi-Gō
No. 17 and No. 18 Are Awakened
12 November 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #49
17号・18号、そして…16号
Jūnana-Gō · Jūhachi-Gō, Soshite… Jūroku-Gō
No. 17, No. 18, and… No. 16
19 November 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #50
謎の16号
Nazo no Jūroku-Gō
The Mysterious No. 16
26 November 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #51
ベジータ対18号
Bejīta Tai Jūhachi-Gō
Vegeta vs No. 18
03 December 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1991 #52
さすがのベジータ
Sasuga no Bejīta
As You’d Expect of Vegeta
10 December 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #01/02
余裕の人造人間たち
Yoyū no Jinzōningen-tachi
The Composed Artificial Humans
18 December 1991
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #03/04
ピッコロの決意
Pikkoro no Ketsui
Piccolo’s Resolution
06 January 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #05
神様の条件
Kami-sama no Jōken
God’s Conditions
14 January 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #06