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This article is about the two hundred seventy-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. For the manga volume, see The Ginyu Force (volume). For the anime volume, see The Ginyu Force (DVD). For the group of characters, see Ginyu Force.

"The Ginyu Force" (にあえ!!ななつのドラゴンボール Ma ni Ae!! Nanatsu no Doragon Bōru, lit. "Make it in Time!! The Seven Dragon Balls") is the seventy eighth chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the two hundred seventy-second overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover shows the Ginyu Force's Attack Balls landing on Namek. This cover art is also featured in Daizenshuu 1.


The Ginyu Force's first appearance

The chapter begins with Frieza excitedly awaiting the Ginyu Force's imminent arrival. In a race against time, Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan fly back to the chasm where Bulma is waiting, take the Dragon Ball there, and fly off. Bulma is confused as to why Kuririn and Gohan are now working with Vegeta.

At Frieza's Spaceship, the Ginyu Force finally land and present themselves to Freeza with a set of absurd poses. Freeza is visibly discomfited by this display, but decides to quickly get down to business. He orders the Ginyu Force to get the Dragon Ball and capture Vegeta alive, while killing the others. Captain Ginyu tells Frieza that their scouters have already found Vegeta, and Jeice gives Frieza a box of new scouters that he had requested. With their orders set, the Ginyu Force fly off to pursue Vegeta, who immediately notes their speed.

In space, Goku is awakened by the onboard computer, which announces that twenty minutes remain until arrival on Namek. He gets dressed, and mentally prepares himself for the upcoming battle. He does not feel afraid at all, much to his own confusion. Meanwhile, Vegeta, Gohan, and Kuririn almost make it back to the rest of the Dragon Balls in time, but the Ginyu Force arrives a split second before them, much to their dismay.






  • This chapter is in color; the first three pages have a full color palette while the rest have a red-brown-black-gray palette.


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Volume 23: The Ginyu Force
The Dragon Balls Change Hands · Vegeta's Laughter, Freeza's Rage · Reunion of Terror! · Vegeta in Overdrive! · Brains and Brawn · Premonitions of War · The Enemy of My Enemy... · The Ginyu Force · Five Deadly Fighters · Gurd's Psychic Powers · Vegeta vs. Reacoom · Vegeta vs. Reacoom, Part 2