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Enter Trunks (未来から来た少年 Mirai kara Kita Shōnen, lit. "The Boy From the Future") is the twenty-eighth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on November 7, 1991 in Japan, and August 6, 2003 for the English version. It was released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume twelve, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It concludes the Frieza Saga, goes through the Trunks Saga, and marks the beginning of the Androids Saga.

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

Vol.28 15-11-1991

The cover flap image

"I can’t just sit around and do nothing. I never feel comfortable if I’m not completely absorbed in something. Just like how sharks will die if they stop swimming. Anything is fine, no matter how pointless, but I have to be completely absorbed. Because of this, though, when there isn’t anything I want to do, I get really fidgety and pace around the room…. It’d be nice if “work” was one of those things I could absorb myself in, as well…."


Goku defeats Freeza and Namek explodes, but Goku narrowly escapes. Back on Earth, the Namekian Dragon Balls are used to revive Kuririn, Yamcha, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu before wishing the Namekians to a new home. A mysterious youth appears and dispatches Freeza and his father on Earth. Goku lands and learns of the Artificial Humans from the boy from the future. Three years later, No. 19 and No. 20 appear as scheduled.


Main characters

Supporting characters


Chapter # Title
(DBZ 132)
"Son Goku's Choice"
DBZMangaChapter326 As Frieza still continues to chase after Goku with his Death Saucer, without any luck. He eventually is sliced in half by his own attack. On the brink of utter defeat, Frieza begs for his life. Goku accepts the offer and gives a little bit of his energy to Frieza.
(DBZ 133)
"The End of Everything"
DBZMangaChapter327 On Earth, as Grand Elder Guru is about to die, Moori is given the position of the Grand Elder. Also, on Earth, the others discuss about the Namekian Dragon Balls and how they can bring back a person twice. On Namek, Frieza lets his pride get the best of him and unleashes a final attack on Goku. Goku, with no choice, unleashes an attack as well, finally defeating Frieza.
(DBZ 134)
"Namek's End"
DBZMangaChapter328 With time running out before Namek explodes, Goku's last escape option falls into the fiery depths of Planet Namek. Moments later, Namek explodes. King Kai states that Goku is dead much to the horror of the deceased Z Fighters. Yamcha then informs everyone on Earth that Goku has died in the battle. But Bulma explains the power of the Namekian Dragon Balls, unaware of the one disadvantage.
(DBZ 135)
"Where is Goku?"
(DBZ 136)
"The Coming of King Cold"
(DBZ 137)
"The Young Man of Mystery"
DBZ Manga Chap 331
(DBZ 138)
"The Second Super Saiyan"
DBZ Manga Chap 332
(DBZ 139)
"Son Goku Comes Home"
DBZ Manga Chap 333
(DBZ 140)
"The Boy from the Future"
DBZ Manga Chap 334
(DBZ 141)
"The Terrifying Message"
DBZ Manga Chap 335
(DBZ 142)
"The Risky Decision"
DBZ Manga Chap 336
(DBZ 143)
"The Gathering of the Warriors"
DBZ Manga Chap 337


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Volume 28: Enter Trunks
Son Goku's Choice · The End of Everything · Namek's End · Where is Goku? · The Coming of King Cold · The Young Man of Mystery · The Second Super Saiyan · Son Goku Comes Home · The Boy from the Future · The Terrifying Message · The Risky Decision · The Gathering of the Warriors
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