- This article is about the twenty-third volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. For the manga chapter, see The Ginyu Force (manga chapter). For the anime volume, see The Ginyu Force (DVD). For the group of characters, see Ginyu Force.
The Ginyu Force (恐怖のギニュー特戦隊 Kyōfu no Ginyū Tokusentai, lit. "The Terrible Ginyu Special-Squad") is the twenty-third volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on October 8, 1990 in Japan, and in March, 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume seven, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It continues through the Namek Saga.
The Ginyu Force
Trapped on war-torn Planet Namek, Earth's heroes Gohan, Kuririn and Bulma struggle to keep the Dragon Balls out of the hands of both Vegeta and the planet-destroying Emperor Freeza. But even a power-up courtesy of the Great Elder of Namek may not be enough to save them from Freeza's reinforcements: the Ginyu Force, the five strongest fighters in outer space, led by the supervillain Captain Ginyu! Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Gohan and Kuririn find themselves with an unlikely ally as their theatrical enemies ro-sham-bo for the honor of who gets to kill them first!
Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama
"I fairly confident about my health. I hardly ever get stiff shoulders, but recently, my right hand has been sore and it's getting to the point where it's painful. When I think about it, it's almost been eleven years of straight manga-drawing since I started Dr. Slump on through to Dragon Ball, and I haven't had much time off. Hey, maybe a doctor will force me to take three months off! (Thought actually, my hands been fine since yesterday…darn it!)"
|"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"|
- Vegeta vs. Zarbon
- Gohan & Krillin vs. Guldo
- Vegeta, Gohan & Krillin vs. Recoome