Fans Choose Top 10 Moments From Dragon Ball Manga
posted on by Kim Morrissy
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magazine as well as the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie, Shueisha published a special book on November 5 with illustrations from throughout the Dragon Ball series. It also contains the results of a fan poll deciding the top 10 moments from the manga. Did your favorite moment make it to the list?
Spoilers for the entire Dragon Ball manga series below (not including Super):
10) "Goodbye, Dragon World." The Ending of the Buu saga and the original Dragon Ball series.
9) "The First Wish Made to Shenron." Emperor Pilaf attempts to use the Dragon Balls in order to dominate the world, but before he can utter the wish, Oolong interrupts and wishes for panties.
8) "Goku First Awakens to Super Saiyan." Frieza kills Krillin on Namek. Believing that Krillin can no longer be resurrected by the Dragon Balls, Goku's fury ignites and he achieves Super Saiyan for the first time.
7) "Gotenks vs Majin Buu." Goten and Trunks fuse to become Gotenks, a super-powered Saiyan fighter. He battles Majin Buu with a mixture of brute strength and childish tricks.
6) "Goku vs Piccolo Jr." After King Piccolo is defeated by Goku, he is reincarnated as Piccolo Junior. The two fight again at the World Martial Arts Tournament in the climax of the Dragon Ball "child" saga.
5) "Goku vs King Piccolo." The evil King Piccolo takes over the world, and Goku stands up to fight against him.
4) "Super Vegito vs Majin Buu." After Majin Buu has killed almost everyone on Earth, Goku and Vegeta have no choice but to put aside their differences and fuse to become Vegito, the only being strong enough to fight Buu toe-to-toe.
3) "Goku, Gohan, and Krillin fight against Vegeta." When Vegeta first arrives to invade Earth, he's stronger than Goku. Only by teaming up with his son and his best friend does Goku stand a chance against Vegeta.
2) "Gohan vs Cell." Goku has sacrificed his life in the battle against Cell. All of the other Z fighters have fallen... except for Gohan, who must tap into strength he doesn't know he has in order to save the world.
1) "The Final Battle Between Frieza and Goku." Infamously, the fight between Goku and Frieza was the longest battle in the anime series, spanning over a dozen episodes. The climax is still a standout moment, showing Goku's desire to spare Frieza's life right to the very end.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump #49