Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Super Chapter 3

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Birusu no Ikari

Beerus’ Wrath

Chapter Information

Premiered: 21 August 2015 (V-Jump, October 2015 Issue)
15 July 2016 (Viz Website) (English)
Author: Toyotarō

Availability: Tankōbon Volume 01, “Warriors of Universe 6” (04 April 2016)
Digital Color Edition: Volume 01 (03 April 2020)

Chapter Synopsis

As Goku lays in pain on the ground, Kaiō asks if he is all right. Goku thinks so, but admits he really was no match for Beerus. Kaiō says that is an understatement, which is why he told him to stop, but of course that is not in Goku’s nature. Goku sits up, remembering that Beerus mentioned something about heading to Earth.

Back on Earth, Bulma’s cruise-ship-birthday-party has been interrupted by Beerus, who has stopped by to inquire about this supposed “Super Saiyan God”. Boo had apparently eaten all the pudding, leading Beerus to take out his frustration on the attendees. Gohan and Boo are already down for the count, so Gotenks powers-up to Super Saiyan 3… though he is easily flicked aside. Piccolo starts to make his move, but Vegeta tells him not to bother. Vegeta has a flashback to a childhood memory of Beerus standing atop King Vegeta, who apologies for the Saiyans getting a bit full of themselves. Beerus chuckles at Vegeta’s well-informed introduction. Bulma walks up and slaps Beerus for ruining her party; Beerus responds in kind with a slap of his own. Vegeta powers-up in a rage of emotion, launching himself forward with a barrage of attacks. While impressive in their own right, Vegeta’s attacks are ultimately nothing against Beerus.

Meanwhile, the Elder Kaiōshin picks up on another planet disappearing, despite the fact that they are watching Beerus on Earth at that very moment. The two Kaiōshin tune in with their crystal ball and come across the duo in space in search of some particular “wish orbs”; the attendant notes that they should move on before they are noticed. As the Kaiōshin make the connection with the “wish orbs” and the Dragon Balls, the duo turn around to glare back through the crystal ball straight back at the Kaiōshin. “Champa” and his attendant say hello to the “Kaiōshin of Universe 7” before grilling them on how much they overheard. The Kaiōshin pretend to have not heard anything at all; Champa does not seem fully convinced, but takes off with his attendant anyway. The Kaiōshin begin to panic a bit, believing Champa to be referring to the Dragon Balls on Planet Namek.

Just as Vegeta concedes defeat to Beerus, who intends on destroying Earth, Goku arrives with a request: could he please hang on just a little bit longer?

Chapter Notes

  • This chapter of the manga essentially skips all of the setup in episode six of the TV series to jump straight to the essential material from episodes seven and eight.
  • In the corresponding TV series material, Gotenks does not power up beyond the first stage of Super Saiyan.
  • In episode two of the TV series, Whis mentions “Universe 7” in a discussion about food. As this material does not show up in the manga, Champa’s greeting to the “Kaiōshin of Universe 7” is the manga’s first notation of multiple universes. In the theatrical version of Battle of Gods, the reveal came at the very end of Beerus and Goku’s fight.
  • As with chapter two of the manga, Champa and Vados appear in material not seen in the corresponding TV episodes.

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but every once in a while fans were graced with some color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter.