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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 (volume). For the group of characters, see Ginyu Force.


The Ginyu Force (きょうのギニューとくせんたい 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.

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

The cover flap image, featuring Tori-Bot

"I am relatively confident about my body’s hardiness, and I hardly ever even get stiff shoulders, but recently, my right arm has started to get stiff, and it’s finally gotten to the point that it’s actually painful. Come to think of it, it’s because I’ve been working without taking much time off for close to 11 years straight, from starting the serialization of Dr. Slump on to Dragon Ball now. I suppose I might as well have a doctor get me to stop and take three months or so of vacation…. (Although, it’s started to feel better since yesterday…. Crap…)"

Summary

The Eldest Namekian hands over the One-Star Namekian Dragon Ball to Kuririn and awakens his sleeping powers. Vegeta kills Zarbon and takes Kuririn's Dragon Ball. Gohan also receives the Eldest's power-up. The Ginyu Special-Squad arrives, captures the Dragon Balls, and faces off against Vegeta, Kuririn, and Gohan.

Characters

Main characters

Supporting characters

Chapters

Chapter # Title
265
(DBZ 71)
"The Dragon Balls Change Hands"
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266
(DBZ 72)
"Vegeta's Laughter, Freeza's Rage"
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267
(DBZ 73)
"Reunion of Terror!"
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268
(DBZ 74)
"Vegeta in Overdrive!"
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269
(DBZ 75)
"Brains and Brawn"
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270
(DBZ 76)
"Premonitions of War"
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271
(DBZ 77)
"The Enemy of My Enemy..."
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272
(DBZ 78)
"The Ginyu Force"
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273
(DBZ 79)
"Five Deadly Fighters"
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274
(DBZ 80)
"Gurd's Psychic Powers"
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275
(DBZ 81)
"Vegeta vs. Reacoom"
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276
(DBZ 82)
"Vegeta vs. Reacoom, Part 2"
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Battles

  • Vegeta vs. Zarbon
  • Gohan & Krillin vs. Guldo
  • Vegeta, Gohan & Krillin vs. Recoome

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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
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