Dragon Ball 33Posted: March 17, 2008
Here’s Mr. Satan! The fact that the gag was played out over the course of several chapters was actually the best part. I thought he was a bit more of a major character, and maybe he gives commentary on the “Cell Game,” but what he did in this volume was just fine. I loved the fact that not even Cell could bring himself to really hurt him because he was just too stupid. That was made even better by the fact that everyone on Earth really just believed in Mr. Satan in the most intense way possible.
The fact that Trunks just gives up and asks Cell to simply kill him struck me as hilarious for some inappropriate reason. Maybe because I’m used to battles being played out for a long time, and it was just weird to see someone give up after only a few blows were exchanged.
There was actually a good amount of fairly silly Dragon Ball-esque moments. Before the Cell Game, the characters are given 10 days. While training, Goku and Gohan somehow get permanently stuck in Super Saiyan form because this is somehow “the best.” Chi-chi asks them if they can please stop doing that while they’re having a picnic.
I’m pretty pumped about the Cell Game after all this buildup. I think I can kind of guess what happens since there’s a picture of Goku saying “Good-Bye!” on the cover of the next volume, but I know the stuff leading up to that will be worth reading.