Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Volume 34

Original Version (1993)      Refreshed Version (2009)


Gokū o Koeta Senshi

The Warrior Who Surpassed Goku

General Information

First Release: 04 June 1993 (print edition)
12 October 2012 (digital edition)
Retail: ¥379 + 3% tax (initial print edition)
¥400 + 5% tax (current print edition, since May 2009)
¥350 + 5% tax (digital edition)
Publisher: Shueisha
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-08-851689-3


The volume’s introduction from author Akira Toriyama is printed on the front flap of the dust cover and accompanied by a small color illustration.

One of the nicer things about being a cartoonist is that you can determine your days off for yourself. When you’re going to a hot spring, or Disneyland, or some-such, you can avoid the crowds of Saturday and Sunday; it’s possible to just look up the weather, and say, OK! Tomorrow, let’s go on a trip. If it’s a weekday, there are rooms available at the hotels, after all. …But now my son is an elementary-schooler, and suddenly, it has become very difficult to use that sort of trick. The traffic is backed up! The trains are full! Yeeegh~~!!


This volume compiles chapters 397 to 408 as originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, covering issues 1992 #48 to 1993 #09. All chapter title pages shown below are those included in this volume. The chapter premiere dates listed below are based on the sale date of their respective issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, which is when that issue officially went on sale.

Chapters (397 – 408)

Seru Tai Son Gokū!!
Cell vs Son Goku!!
03 November 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #48
Son Gokū Furu Pawā
Son Goku at Full Power
10 November 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #49
Saikō Reberu no Kessen
Showdown at the Highest-Level
17 November 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #50
Haiboku ka Shi ka!
Defeat or Death?!
21 November 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #51
Kamehameha Furu Pawā
A Full Power Kamehameha
01 December 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1992 #52
Son Gokū Nazo no Kōdō
Son Goku’s Puzzling Behavior
08 December 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #01
Gokū o Koeta Senshi
The Warrior Who Surpassed Goku
15 December 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #02
Hasshin! Sūpā Son Gohan
Take Off! Super Son Gohan
22 December 1992
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #03/04
Okoru ka Son Gohan
Will Son Gohan Get Angry?
05 January 1993
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #05/06
Jūroku-Gō no Himitsu Heiki
No. 16’s Secret Weapon
19 January 1993
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #07
Seru Junia no Jigoku
The Hell of the Cell Juniors
26 January 1993
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #08
Son Gohan Bakuhatsu!!
Son Gohan Explodes!!
02 February 1993
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1993 #09

Title Page Special Feature

As the tankōbon are compilations of pre-existing chapters, they are intended to be continuously read from beginning to end. Often times, any title pages not considered integral to the story, or due to page count issues between chapters, were moved to the back of the volume and collected in a special gallery following the volume’s final chapter. The gallery notes the title pages are “as they appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump“, which include the original tag lines and “Bird Studio” logo. These features are typically removed from the title pages remaining in the volume’s main content.


  • No chapter title pages were omitted from this volume.

Supplemental Images

The following supplemental images are included in this volume and are original illustrations drawn by Akira Toriyama exclusively for this tankōbon volume:

Staff Credits

Note that the publisher credited varies by print edition based on the staff at Shueisha at the time of its printing. The publisher listed below coincides with this volume’s first edition printing.



鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama




Home-sha Co., Ltd.




Naoyoshi Taniyama


Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Co., Ltd.


Printing House


Bishōdo Printing Co., Ltd.


Chuo Seihan Printing Co., Ltd.