Subject: DBZ volume 39, take 2
Dragon Ball volume 39 summary and personae list.
(Version 2. Added chapters 470 to 472, and the original Japanese
titles along with the translated titles. Sorry about
the earlier errors.)
Buu: A great, magical creature that Babi Dee wants to reactivate.
He needs lots of combat energy (with a twist of evil) to wake up.
Kaiou-shin is terrified of him, and with Kibit, has been trying
to locate Buu for a very long time. Buu is first shown in a
large nutshell, located in the bottom level of a rocket that's
buried out in the countryside. When released, Buu resembles the
Marshmellow Man from the Ghost Busters movie. Buu is like a
spoiled baby, with awesome magical powers. His favorite pastime
is to turn his victims into snack foods, and then eat them.
[AKA: Majin Buu, or Magical Being Buu.] [fa:v39]
Zet Sword: A very heavy sword that had been used by the
Kaiou-shins a long time ago to fight Buu. It starts
out embedded in the rock of a butte on the Kaiou-shin
??? ni natchae: What Buu says to turn victims into the desired
Ame-tama ni natchae: Become plum candy balls.
Kaiou-shin-kai: Kaiou-shin's home.
Fusion: A process that allows two people to become one. It's not
a permanent condition, and it apparently requires that the two be
of near-equal power, and that they both have a certain amount of
Metamoru: A planet whose people have learned to do the "Fusion" trick.
One of the limits placed on the Dragon Balls is that people dead for
more than one year can not be wished back to life. Therefore, if
all of the wishes are used up now, anyone killed within the last few
days will stay permanently dead. This is why it's such a major
thing when Gokuu turned down the ressurection at the end of the
Cell Game -- over one year has passed, and he can not be wished
back to life.
Chapter 460: "Magical Being Buu Emerges!?"
"Majin Buu shuugen ka!?"
Steam rushes from outlets around Buu's capsule, and Babi-di calls out
that Buu is coming out. Kaiou-shin is giving up and wants to run. He
and Gohan argue over this (Shin knows that no one can defeat Buu.)
Babi is ecstatic, and Gohan is still waffling. Shin tells Gohan to run
away fast, so Gohan switches up to full power. The others are
surprised, and Gohan blasts at the capsule. Darbura grabs Babi and
leaps out of the way of the energy beam. The blast hits the capsule,
and Gohan keeps blasting. Babi claims that this will have no effect.
Gohan focuses his blast, and the capsule shoots into the air and out of
the way. It lands, and rolls to a stop.
The capsule cracks in two, and Babi announces that Buu is coming out.
But, there's nothing inside. Darbura and Babi look on in shock, and
Babi yells for Buu to come out. Shin relaxes in relief, claiming that
Buu had been destroyed ("Buu has been asleep for a long time, no matter
how much energy you feed him, he won't be as strong as before.") Darbura
doesn't think that everything is lost, since they still have Vejiita.
Shin counters that Gokuu is facing Vejiita (and he would, anyway,) Shin
will accost Babi, and that leaves Gohan and Darbura. Then, there'll be
Gohan disagrees. There's a strong energy coming from somewhere. He
locates it in the cloud above them, and adds that it had come from the
capsule. Babi can't see or sense anything, but Darbura realizes that
that cloud had not been in the sky just a few minutes ago. The cloud
shrinks, and the others look on in disbelief.
In the sky is a giant baby ("Buu is reborn," remember?) He kind of
looks like a large turnip with arms and legs. He's wearing a black
vest, a belt with a script 'M' on the front, a white cape , and baggy
bloomers/diapers. His eyes are closed slits, and he has no nose. His
first word is "Buu ------- !!"
Chapter 461: "This is Magical Being Buu!?"
"Koitsu ga Majin Buu!?"
Buu lands heavily on the ground, and the others look shocked. He
looks around, and takes a breath of fresh air. Darbura asks if this is
really Buu, and Babi replies that Kaiou-shin is the the only one who's
actually seen Buu. Gohan also asks, and Kaiou replies that there's no
forgetting that terrifying face (Shin is really coming across as an
idiot here.) Babi hears this, and is convinced, but Darbura isn't so
Gohan was expecting something bigger, Shin says it's useless to run
away, and Babi runs forward, calling out to Magical Being Buu. Gohan
thinks that maybe he can take Buu, if the creature would show its true
power. Meanwhile, Vejiita and Gokuu are about to attack each other
again, when Gokuu calls out to stop. He feels a great power, and
realizes that it's Buu's. Vejiita comments that from what Shin had
said, he'd been expecting something stronger. He's disappointed. In
fact, Shin had been surprised by how strong the Saiya-jin are.
Therefore, while Buu may be terrifying from Shin's point of view, Buu
isn't much compared to Vejiita and Gokuu. However, Gokuu thinks that
Buu has a different kind of power. Vejiita takes this to mean that
Gokuu wants to run off and angrily tells him to shut up and continue
Babi is inching forward, introducing himself as the son of Bibi-di,
and stating that he is the one who'd worked to get Buu released from the
sphere after such a long time. Babi wants to become Buu's master, but
Buu isn't interested. Babi rants about this, and Buu shocks him with a
funny-face attack. Babi collapses in surprise, and Buu cackles to
himself (a kind of laughing used in Japan long ago. Darbura calls Buu
an idiot, claims that the creature has no power, and only has a
Buu hears this, and hops over, acting like a very large baby.
Darbura states that if Buu wants to tangle with him, he really is a
stupid creature. Gohan asks if Buu's recovery has been a failure, but
Shin is still very panicked. Buu vents some air through holes in his
head and arms. Then, Buu looks mean.
Gohan reacts to this increase in power, and Buu pokes Darbura's eyes
out. A spinning kick sends Darbura into the rocks some distance away.
Gohan and Babi are both shocked, Shin is resolute. Darbura isn't
moving. Buu sets down on the ground, and gives himself a round of
applause. Babi looks at the reader, and and rants about how great Buu
Chapter 462: "Majin Buu's Threat"
"Majin Buu no kyoui"
Babi-di is ranting over how easily Buu defeated Darbura, and Buu is
pleased with itself. Gohan can't believe the explosive power of Buu's
energy/ki. Meanwhile, a ways away, Trunks has just felt a massive
energy surge from a new location. Goten wants to know which direction
to aim for (Buu, or their fathers,) and Trunks decides that the
mysterious element of magic is more interesting. He and Goten fly in
Gokuu and Vejiita have paused in their fighting, as Gokuu speculates
that it must have been Buu that they felt. Vejiita doesn't care, and
Gokuu tries to remind him that Buruma and Trunks are in danger now.
Vejiita rages that Babi-di had removed those feeling from him. Gokuu
doesn't think that Vejiita's soul has been completely taken from him.
The Saiya-jin prince gives in, and decides that they'll put off fighting
until after Buu has been conquered because Gokuu can't concentrate of
the combat any more. Gokuu is pleased, and Vejiita asks for a Senzu
Seed. Gokuu reaches in his pouch, commenting that together, the group
can take on Buu. However, this was just a ruse, and Vejiita
rabbit-punches Gokuu; the hero drops unconscious.
Vejiita states that Gokuu is a very strong opponent, but weak when
he lets down his guard. The prince eats the seed, and prepares to take
on Buu by himself. After that, if he's still alive, he'll return to
finish off Gokuu. Back at the rocket port, Babi-di is trying to get Buu
to let him be its master. Buu sticks out its tongue. But, Babi states
that he has his father's notes, and can use this data to imprision Buu
in the capsule again. Buu decides that subservience is a better tack.
Gohan asks Kaiou-shin if, since Buu looks like it's just a child,
whether it'd be better to defeat Babi-di right now. Shin replies that
Buu may not look it, but it is a fearsome monster. If Babi is killed,
there'll be no one to seal it back in the shell. He hopes that Buu may
be too much for Babi to handle later on, and the wizard will have to
decide to seal up the monster on his own perogative. Shin rants over
his choice of plans (bringing in the humans as bait) and wishes he'd
used a different method (which he'd have done if he knew that Gohan was
so strong.) Gohan wonders about this. But Shin thinks it's too late to
even run away, but Gohan believes t5hat fleeing is still possible.
Babi gives Buu its first order -- kill Gohan and Shin. Gohan cries
out Shin's name, and flies off with him. He thinks that he has a speed
advantage over the monster. Buu stands and watches, while Babi yells at
it to move. Buu zips ahead of Gohan, (Gohan can't believe this,) and
Buu speaks in a monsterly voice -- "You're dead." Gohan gets batted
into the rocks. Shin's attack just makes Buu smile with intensity.
Shin's head gets bashed in, and his body is effortlessly pounded into
the dirt. Gohan angrily climbs out of the rubble, as Babi keeps
repeating that Buu is really impressive.
Chapter 463: "Dominating Weird Power"
"Attoutekina bukimi pawaa"
Buu is having fun as Shin tries to get up out of the rubble. Babi is
shouting out for Buu to kill the Kaiou. Buu steps in as Shin focuses
his ki. Buu steps back with the force, and replies in kind. Shin goes
flying. Buu lands on Shin's back, crushing him. Babi rants about Shin
joking that the guy has just now decided to take a lunch nap, and
laughing over how he likes seeing people he doesn't like get beaten up.
He wants to deliver the killing blow himself. However, Gohan comes in
and kicks Buu in the face. Buu's cheek is mashed in, but the monster
just pops it back into place. Babi swears, running to a better place to
stand in. Gohan is trying to figure Buu out, and the monster pays Gohan
back for interferring. Gohan starts a punch, but the energy ball blows
him out and away. Babi is ecstatic at the force he's seen, but
Kaiou-shin uses the chance to blow the energy ball up prematurely. Shin
collapses, praying that Gohan is still alive. The boy falls into the
woods, and lies motionless on the ground. Babi looks that Shin and
says, "Hey, bastard. What did you do just now?"
Babi says it's ok if Buu finishes Shin off, but Buu says that it's
hungry and wants to eat Shin. Then, a spear sticks out from the
monster's chest. Darbura is still alive, to Babi's annoyance.
Goten and Trunks are near the fight scene, and they descend and
switch out of Super Saiya-jin mode. The two are trying to figure out if
the enemy has anything to do with the weird guys from the budoukai.
When, suddenly, Goten spots the statue of Piccolo. They're trying to
figure out why there'd be statues of Piccolo and Kuririn out here,
when Trunks punches Piccolo. The statue topples over and breaks into
pieces. The boys quickly leap behind the rock. Trunks hopes that no
one noticed, and Goten is annoyed at his friend.
Darbura is warning Babi that Buu won't remain his servant for long,
and there'll be a big disaster waiting for the wizard soon. But Babi
doesn't want to listen. Buu pulls out the spear, and its wound heals.
Darbura is shocked. Then, the monster smirks and states that it's going
to eat Darbura.
Chapter 464: "Vejiita, The Final Battle to the Death"
"Bejiita saigo no kesshisen"
Vejiita is looking down into the hole linking the planet to Babi's
ship, and commenting on how this will take him to Buu. He also notices
that Gohan's energy has disappeared, which he considers to be his fault.
Buu is dancing around, saying "Eat, eat, eat." Darbura is about to
attack when Buu turns the demon into a cookie and eats said cookie in
one big mouthful. Trunks and Gohan are shocked, Babi is impressed, and
Kuririn returns to human form. Kuririn, Goten, and Trunks try to figure
out what had happened with the statues, and the two kids realize what
horrible thing they've done to Piccolo. Trunks wants to keep this a
secret, but Piccolo is a self-healing demon, and he wants to know WHAT
Trunks wants to keep secret. Piccolo is also shocked at feeling Buu's
power. Trunks asks why Piccolo is still alive, and the demon replies
that since his head was still intact, he could regen himself. They
assume that the weird-looking guy (Buu) is Magical Being Buu. Kuririn
can't believe that this terrifying level of power is coming from such a
Babi tells Buu to eat Kaiou-shin too, and the monster gets excited at
the thought. Piccolo panicks at Shin's plight and gets ready to help
him. Kuririn and Goten tell the Namek to stay hidden for the time
being. Goten adds that Buu can heal himself of spear wounds, and can
turn his enemies into confectionaries to eat. Piccolo just fumes.
Buu is trying to decide what to eat next as Babi gloats.
However, an explosion rocks the countryside and destroys Babi's ship.
Everyone tries to guess what happened, and Vejiita steps forward from
the dust. Trunks is happy at seeing his papa, and Babi rants over the
damage to his ship. Vejiita guesses that the one with the "Busaiku"
face is Buu. He'll kill Buu in revenge for Gohan's death. Piccolo is
shocked that Gohan may be dead. Buu ponders over the word "busaiku,"
and Babi tells him Vejiita claims that Buu has an "ugly-looking face."
It takes Buu a moment to realize that he's been insulted, then he
decides to kill Vejiita. Babi says that this is a good idea. Kuririn
comments on the explosive increase in Buu's power level. Vejiita says
that he will not go to hell alone -- he'll take Buu with. Kaiou-shin
thinks that Vejiita is intent on getting killed. Vejiita is still in
Super Saiya-jin mode, from when he was fighting Gokuu. He powers up
further, and bashes Buu around for two panels.
Chapter 465: "Angry Magical Being Buu"
"Ikaru Majin Buu"
Vejiita is beating up on Buu while Babi-di is wondering what Buu is
up to, Kuririn is commenting on Vejiita's strength, Trunks is rooting
for his father, and Piccolo is saying that the Super Saiya-jin is
stronger than Gohan was during the battle with Cel. But, Piccolo is
also agonizing over how Buu could become so strong as to kill Gohan.
The battle pauses and Buu pops out the dents in his face, giving
Vejiita time to blast a hole in his chest. Babi is shocked, the others
are happy. Until Buu stands up and heals the hole. 'That stung.'
Vejiita remarks that Buu has a 'undying body,' and Babi roots for Buu.
Buu powers up, saying that he hates Vejiita. Kuririn is concerned, Babi
is clueless. Buu gets mad and blows up the area. Piccolo tells everyone
to escape (too late,) Babi hastily throws up a barrier, and Vejiita
takes the brunt of the blast on his arms.
The crater left behind is huge, and Buu is more happy. Babi comments
on this having been dangerous. Piccolo asks if everyone is ok. Then,
Piccolo looks at the crater. He calls out "Kaiou-shin-sama!!!" while
Trunks yells out "Papa!!!" At the crater, Vejiita is still in Super
Saiya-jin mode, but is in pain and holding his left arm. Kaiou-shin's
body is missing (possibly destroyed.)
Chapter 466: "The Puppeteer Dies"
"Kurumaku no saigo"
[Note: Hitoshi broke his vow to drop DB, and translated this chapter
when he was on the train and had found a copy of SJ just lying around.
So, I'll turn this into a kind of script, for the longer bits of
(V == Vejiita, B == Babi-Di, P == Piccolo, T == Trunks)
Vejiita is badly banged up, and swears while holding his left arm and
staring at the crater Buu made.
V: He's not just strong... He's also undying... Shit...
B: He (Vejiita) is a strong one. If he hadn't gone against me, he'd
have been a good servant.
P: Gohan has died, Shin is gone, what's going to happen...
T: My father won't lose, will he!
Trunks doesn't like Piccolo's silent response. Buu steps forward.
Buu: You're finished. Bye-bye.
V: What can I do... How can I beat this monster...
Vejiita is shocked to watch Buu rip off a lump of his stomach as if
it were bread dough. He stretches it like taffy
V: What a disgusting guy. What's he going to do...
Buu spits out an energy ball, Vejiita dodges it only to leap into the
path of the Buu-stuff. Buu tells the stuff to tighten, and it wraps
Vejiita up like a hotdog in a bread twist roll. Vejiita drops
helplessly to the ground, swearing as Buu walks up to him. The monster
then has lots of fun kicking Vejiita around, and punching him into a
Goten: He's going to get killed!!
Kurir: What happened to Gohan and Gokuu? Did they die already!?
Goten: My... my brother won't die!!
Trunks gets mad.
P: Be patient, Trunks... Even if you go, you can't do anything. You'll
just waste your life!! You'll make Vejiita suffer!!
T: No way!!!!
G: Trunks!!! I'm going too!!!
P: Sh... Shit...!!!
The two boys zip past Babi-di. The wizard floats around, asking what
Trunks' flying kick smashes Buu through a bunck of hilltops. Goten
works on freeing up the messed-up Vejiita. The boys ask if Vejiita is
ok, and Babi watches them.
B: What are they! There are more of them left...
B: No matter how many of them there are. My Buu is invincible, he won't
However, Babi is not expecting Piccolo to be standing behind him.
P: I can't forgive Buu, But you are the worst, Babi-di.
P: Even if I can't kill Buu, I can kill you....
B: Fu... Fuhihihi... Stupid... You won't be able to seal Buu any more.
If that happens, Buu will destroy the world and there'll be nothing
P: But that'll happen even if you don't die, right?
B: Buu!!! What are you doing!!!! Kill him!!!
Babi is sliced in half by Piccolo's hand (Kaiou-shin had stated that
Babi was physically weak...) He falls to the group, stammering
B: It can't be... I'm supposed to be the ruler of the world...
Presumably, he's dead when he hits the bottom of the crater. Piccolo
spits on the corpse. The three Saiya-jin stand and stare at Piccolo.
V: Trunks... Take care of Buruma... of your mother...
Vejiita just smiles at his son.
(Note: When Darbura died, Piccolo and Kuririn were released from the
spell that had turned them into stone. But, although Babi-di has
apparently died, Vejiita is still under control of the spell that
increased the evil in his heart; he still has the 'M' on his forehead.)
(Note: "Kuromaku no Saigo" can translate to "the end of the wire
puller." Kuromaku refers to the person making the decisions behind the
scenes. That is, Babi-di.)
Chapter 467: "Farewell, Fighter With So Much Pride"
"Saraba hokori takaki senshi"
The script on the side of the title page is a famous tanka (poem)
about the fleetingness of life. (Yukiko considers it too hard to
Trunks is wondering why Vejiita told him to take care of his mother,
and the Prince tells them to get very far away. He's going to fight Buu
alone. Trunks and Goten argue, saying that they're very strong too.
But, Vejiita answers that he'd never hugged his son, and does so now.
Trunks objects, claiming that he feels shy. Vejiita tells the boy to
take care, and pops him on the neck. Goten looks on in shock as Trunks
falls unconscious to the ground. Vejiita sucker punches Goten, and
Goten drops as well.
Piccolo flies in as Buu picks himself out of the rubble, humming.
Buu asks who had hit him just now, while Vejiita asks Piccolo to fly as
far away with the boys as possible. The demon comments that Vejiita
plans on dying. Vejiita just asks if he will go to the "other world"
and meet up with Kakarot. But, Piccolo answers that since Vejiita had
killed so many people, he'll go to some other place, lose his memory,
refresh his sole, and become someone else. Vejiita resigns himself to
Piccolo flies off, and Buu prepares to stop him. However, Vejiita
yells out that the "ugly balloon bastard" has to beat him first. Buu
gets steamed, complaining that the Saiya-jin has yet again insulted him.
Piccolo tells Kuririn to run away, and they do (taking the boys with
them.) Buu tells Vejiita to die. But, Vejiita answers that he finally
knows how to destroy the monster. Kuririn wants to know what's going
on, and Piccolo answers that Vejiita is finally going to fight for
someone other than himself, at the expense of his own life.
Vejiita continues that he will blow Buu up into pieces so small, the
monster won't be able to regen. Then, he thinks a farewell to Buruma,
Trunks, and Gokuu. He self-destructs, with the force of a very big
Chapter 468: "The Demon, Twice" (or, The Return of the Demon)
In the Capsule Corp. airbus, Buruma is wondering what went wrong to
Vejiita to go berzerk at the Budoukai. Yamcha tries to reassure her
that everyone he killed can be brought back with the Dragon Balls. But,
Kamesennin adds that this does not include the ones killed in the darker
past. Suddenly, the bus is rattled by a huge shock wave, and Buruma
realizes that it has something to do with Vejiita. Meanwhile, back at
the epicenter, the result of the explosion has caused Vejiita to be
turned to rock. He falls to the ground and shatters.
A safe distance away, Kuririn is frustrated at Vejiita's death, and
Piccolo tells him to take the two unconscious boys. The demon king
wants to go back to the blast site. He doesn't know what Gokuu's
condition is, and Gohan's probably been killed by Buu. But, he also
hears something moving around near Vejiita. He leaves, and Kuririn
has trouble believing the news about Gohan. Piccolo arrives, and
surveys the damage (not as much as he'd expected.)
In a little hollow, Babi-di is swearing to himself. The wizard had
partially protected himself with a shield. Piccolo is about to finish
him off when he notices some clay-like things moving on the ground.
They become hundreds of tiny Buu's, and they fly together. After a bit,
Buu is intact again. It stretches out, and laughs happily to itself.
Piccolo flies away in fear.
Babi tells Buu to come over and heal him. Buu sticks its tougue out,
but Babi threatens to seal it in the shell again, so the monster grins.
With a zap, Babi is fully recovered. Buu is starting to get a
calculating look on its face. Babi vows to claim vengence on the green
bastard and the two shrimps. With Buu, he'll wreak horrible destruction
on the planet, and kill the ones that interferred in his plans.
Piccolo is telling Kuririn that Buu is alive, and he decides to take
the two boys to Kami-sama's place. And, Babi is riding on the back of
Buu, yelling out that he'll kill, kill, kill.
Finally, out in the wilds, Kaiou-shin is badly injured, and is
staggering around. He's praying that Gohan is still alive. In the
final panel, Gohan looks pretty dead.
Chapter 469: "A Slim Hope"
Out in the middle of the blasted-up countryside, Gokuu regains
consciousness. He swears, realizing that Vejiita has taken the last
Senzu Seed, and has probably gone off to fight Buu alone. Gokuu can feel
Buu's power, but not Vejiita's or Gohan's. He's concerned about that,
and surprised to learn that Kuririn and Piccolo have apparently turned
back from stone and are alive again. He wonders whether they can tell
him what's happened, and teleports off.
Piccolo and Kuririn are at Kami-sama's place. The runt wonders when
the two kids will wake up, and Piccolo expects it'll be in one hour.
They then mourn for Vejiita, Gohan and Gokuu. Kuririn asks if he can
bring his family to Kami-sama's castle, but expects Dende to turn him
down for wanting to bring only his family. Dende can't decide, and
Piccolo reminds him that he IS Kami-sama now. So Dende says "ok."
Then, Gokuu teleports in and the two fighters can feel his ki. They run
out to greet him. Dende offers to heal Gokuu, and then the hero gets
told what happened.
Gokuu is frustrated, and Piccolo states that Kaiou-shin was right
about Buu's power, and that Earth is in trouble. Kuririn comments that
Gokuu can probably beat Buu, if there's enough time (Gokuu can only stay
on Earth for 24 hours, most of which is gone now.) Gokuu doesn't think
he can best Buu, though. He and Vejiita were about even, and Vejiita
lost to Buu, so he'll probably lose too. Gokuu wishes that either
Vejiita or Gohan were still alive right now, and Piccolo replies that
there are other fighters still around to help. But, Gokuu needs another
Saiya-jin for "Fusion." Piccolo asks about this, and Dende realizes
that this is a powerful thing that the people from the planet Metamoru
can do. It took Gokuu one week in the Other World to learn this. Fusion
happens when two people combine into one. The super-powerful Saiya-jin
that would result, Piccolo believes, could defeat Buu. Gokuu would do
this with either Gohan or Vejiita, since they are about equal in power
The up side is that if Gokuu returns to the land of the dead, he'll
meet Gohan. But the down side is that Vejiita has not gone to the land
of the dead, because he was too evil. Mr. Popo reminds them that the
two boys sleeping inside the palace could maybe used for the Fusion as
well. Gokuu likes this idea, as does Kuririn. But, Piccolo complains
that in the time it takes to teach the boys this trick, Buu will kill
more people. However, those people can be brought back with the Dragon
Balls. Kuririn is about to let people know what's going on when the sky
goes black. They figure out that Buruma has probably gotten the Balls
together to wish back the people just killed at the Budoukai by Vejiita.
Dende reminds them that if the 3 wishes are used now, the Balls can't be
used for a full year. So, Gokuu decides to teleport, but has trouble
finding Buruma's ki.
At Capsule Corp., Shenlon has appeared, and asks what the 3 wishes
are. In the city, people act like they've never seen the sky go black
before, and Beederu can't believe that she's looking at the towering
dragon. Buruma can't figure out what to say, and Yamcha asks Shenlon if
"Resurrect the people killed today" is ok, adding "don't bother with the
evil ones." Shenlon replies "one down, two to go." Gokuu arrives, and
swears about being too late. The group is surprised to see him, and
Gokuu telepathically tells Dende that one wish was already made. Dende
answers that if Shenlon only fulfills one wish before departing, the
other two can be made after 4 months. So, Gokuu has Dende tell Kuririn
not to bother travelling to meet Buruma and company. The hero also bids
Shenlon farewell; the dragon says "bye-bye" and the Balls fly away in
separate directions. Yamcha wants to know why Gokuu did this. And,
riding on Buu's back, Babi-di wonders why the sky was black just a few
moments ago. At the blast site, Kibit is surprised to find that he's
not dead anymore after having been killed by Darbura.
[Note: The above wording of the wish was enough to keep Vejiita and
Darbura from being resurrected.]
Chapter 470: "Babi-di's Revenge/Rampage Begins!!"
"Babidi no fukushuusakusen hajimeru!!"
Babi is riding on Buu's back, plotting his revenge. Kibit is
searching for Kaiou-shin, and rushes off to help him. Kaiou-shin,
meanwhile, is stumbling through the woods, muttering that Gohan is still
barely alive; then the Kaiou's strength gives out and he collapses.
Kibit arrives in time and saves the god by pumping energy into him. The
two wonder how Kibit could be alive, then rush to save Gohan (Kaiou-shin
can not allow Gohan to die.) They brood about Buu's evil having been
released from the ship, but Kaio-shin feels that the Super Saiya-jin,
and especially Gohan, have a good chance of defeating Buu. Kibit
locates Gohan, and the god wants Kibit to take the boy to
"Kaiou-shin-kai," to restore his power there. Kibit is astonished that
a human would be brought there, and the god angrily states that they
have to hurry. The three teleport out.
At Kami-sama's palace, people are talking about bringing in
Tenshinhan, Buruma's parents, and various livestock. Chi Chi wonders
where Gohan and Goten are, and Buruma asks the same of Trunks and
Vejiita. Kuririn panics, and Gokuu states that while the young boys are
safe, Gohan and Vejiita are dead. Chi Chi faints, and Buruma yells out,
crying. Then, the voice of Babi-di can be heard speaking to everyone
Babi is disturbing the peace in his search for "3 idiots." People
wonder what's happening, and the magician presents an image of Trunks,
Goten, and Piccolo. Piccolo swears, and Babi demands that the three
come forth. This doesn't happen right away, so to demonstrate the
awesome power of the frightening soldier Babi-di, the magician
introduces the frightening Magical Being Buu. Then, Buu picks on the
nearest town, because the "3 idiots" don't come forth. Piccolo panics
as Babi commands Buu to kill everyone in town. Buu levitates the
townspeople, and Gokuu wonders what the point is. Buu turns everyone
into candy, and eats them. Babi proceeds to threaten the rest of the
Chapter 471: "Time of Ordeal"
"Shiren no toki"
Babi is commenting on the fact that there are no survivors, and he
orders Buu to make things more tidy -- which the monster does, by
blowing the city flat. Babi then telepaths out that he wants the three
idiots, but gets no response. So, Earth will be de-peopled in 5 days.
However, he adds that anyone that wants to contact him just has to
concentrate. If he gets a lead on where to find the three, the informer
will be spared. Very quickly, one of the Tenkai-ichi judges responds,
giving out the names "Ma Junior", "Trunks", and "Goten". But, since the
judge doesn't have the three idiots' addresses, the names alone mean
nothing. Babi makes the judge's head explode. Then, because he's a
busy little maniac, he and Buu zip off to eradicate mankind over the
next 5 days.
Piccolo wants to leave to stop the evil two, but Gokuu states that
Piccolo will just get killed quickly. Then there won't be anyone to
train the two boys on how to do Fusion. Everyone else will then die,
and there'll be no one left to use the Dragon Balls to resurrect people.
The demon gives in.
Meanwhile, on Kaioushin-kai, a small planet in the Other World
(heaven) surrounded by many other planets, Kibit heals the
almost-but-not-quite-dead Gohan. The boy asks where he is, and assumes
that he must be dead. Kaiou-shin corrects him, and then Gohan asks how
Kibit came to be alive -- Kibit doesn't know. The big guy then asks why
a human was brought to their home -- Kaiou-shin replies that Gohan is
going to be given the Zet Sword. Kibit goes ballastic, demanding to
know why such a marvelous item is to be defiled by being handled by a
non-Kaiou-shin. However, the big guy was dead before, and couldn't see
how powerful Gohan is. As the three fly off, Gohan comments that this
is a nice planet, and Kibit is ordered to give the boy a new set of
clothing (this is done by magic, and Gohan is now dressed like a
Kaiou-shin, inluding the earrings.) He's not so impressed by the image
change. They arrive at a butte, where the Zet Sword is embedded in the
rock. The little god states that all he knows is that no one has been
able to pull the sword out of the rock, and Gohan comments that by the
looks of the thing, it's been in place for a very long time.
Back at the palace, Goten and Trunks are now awake, and crying over
hearing that Vejiita had died. Gokuu tells them to stop, and that they
are about to be taught a new techique for defeating Babi-di and Buu.
Because he doesn't have much time left (his 24 hours on Earth are about
to run out) he wants them to begin now.
Chapter 472: "Zet Sword"
Gohan is asking what the sword can do, and Kibit answers "give
strength." Maybe enough to defeat Buu. Gohan is uncertain, and Kibit is
worried that the boy is too weak. Kaiou-shin tells him to just watch,
and Gohan to get started. The boy strains away, and just roughs his
hands up on the hilt. Kibit is satisfied at being proved right, but
Gohan switches to Super Saiya-jin mode and tries again. Kibit expects
the same results. Kaiou-shin is smug as Kibit states that this is
pointless, only another Kaiou-shin can free the sword. Gohan then pulls
the blade out, with Kaiou-shin cheering and Kibit acting really stunned.
Back on normal ground, Gohan is in normal mode, but having lots of
trouble weilding the heavy sword. Gohan wonders if Buu can really be
defeated using this sword, and Kibit impatiently answers "of course."
Gohan then asks Kibit to take the sword, because it's really heavy. The
sword smashes to the ground, and Kibit fails to pick it back up.
Embarrassed, Kibit bellows out that Gohan still has to do a lot of
training to be able to use the sword properly.
Back at Kami-sama's, Gokuu is explaining a bit more about "Fusion."
Piccolo isn't happy that the technique is only good for 30 minutes, but
the dead one states that 30 minutes is all that's needed, since the two
boys are already so strong. However, Trunks and Goten just glower.
They're angry that Gokuu wasn't around, or was too weak, to keep Gohan
and Vejiita from dying. Piccolo is outraged, but Gokuu says it's ok,
and adds that with Fusion, the two boys can get revenge for Gohan's and
Vejiita's deaths. The two boys ponder this situation, but are
interrupted by Babi-di's telepathic message.
Babi still hasn't heard from the 3 idiots, and is announcing the
imminent destruction of the very big city he's just found. The cityfolk
are panicking, and some have sighted Buu floating in the air. Trunks is
trying to figure out what's happening, Goten tells him to close his
eyes -- they can watch Buu that way; and Piccolo advises them that it's
better to NOT watch. Babi happily continues that the three still
haven't surfaced, so Buu is going to get permission to turn the people
into chocolate. Buu hungrily does this, to the shock of the two boys.
Babi then states that Buu has just filled his belly with chocolate.
They're about to look for the next city, when Trunks and Goten call out
to the two villians.
Trunks threatens them, while Piccolo wants the conversation to stop
before their location is revealed. Babi is trying to figure out where
his prey is, and yells for them to come out. Gokuu asks if they want to
learn Fusion, and Trunks and Goten resolutely agree to it.
(Three of the title splash pages from the weekly magazine are
included at the back of this volume, spotlighting the appearance of Buu,
the death of Vejiita, and the first time Buu destroys a major city.)
-- Curtis H. Hoffmann
Dec. 3, 1994