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The Room Of Spirit And Time (セルのかんぜんたい かんせい!! Seru no Kanzentai Kansei!!, lit. "Cell's Perfect-Form Achieved!!") is the thirty-second volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume sixteen, with the chapter count restarting back to one. This volume shows the Perfect Cell Saga.

Blurb

The Room Of Spirit And Time

Cell has fused with Android #17, becoming practically invincible—but not for long! Training in the Room of Spirit and Time, where a year passes for every day outside, Vegeta and Trunks have gone beyond the Super Saiyan, reaching a level of power even greater than second-stage Cell! Now Cell is the one who is outmatched—but Vegeta hates a boring fight. Succumbing to his pride, Vegeta agrees to help Cell fuse with Android #18, the last element he needs to become "perfect," so he can have the honor of defeating the strongest being in the world![1]

Story

Son Goku was Earth's greatest hero, and the Dragon Balls—which can grant any wish—were Earth's greatest treasure. Three years ago, Earth was visited by Trunks, a time traveler from the future. Trunks warned Earth's martial artists that the world would soon be attacked by super-powerful androids. But the future turned out to be worse than Trunks' prediction when an even more terrifying enemy appeared: Cell, a bioweapon designed to fuse Androids #17 and #18 and become the ultimate fighter! The heroes were unable to stop Cell from absorbing Android #17 and reaching it's second stage. Now, Tenshinhan has spent the last of his power to give #16 and #18 a chance to escape…[1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

Toriyama's complex to have gained weight over the years

"Recently, whenever I run into someone who hasn't seen me in awhile, they always say the same thing: "You've gained weight!" and it's true, I've gained weight! I'm 174cm (5'8") and weigh 195 pounds. I don't "look" that heavy… my arms and legs and chest look are same as when I was thinner, so I just look pitiful! I think I should probably get some exercise or I'll really look like the picture above. Also, I need to go on a diet. Agggh! I ate too much again!"[1]


Characters

Main

Info below is retrieved from Viz Media.[1]

  • Son Goku - The greatest martial artist on Earth, he is one of the last Saiyans, an almost extinct alien race. Like Trunks and Vegeta, he can power-up by transforming into a "Super Saiyan." He has the power to teleport.
  • Bulma - Goku's oldest friend. Bulma is a scientific genius. She met Goku while on a quest for the seven magical Dragon Balls, which, when gathered together, can grant any wish.
  • Kuririn - Goku's former martial arts schoolmate.
  • Son Gohan - Goku's four year-old son, a half-human, half-Saiyan with hidden reserves of strength. He was trained by Goku's former enemy Piccolo.
  • Cell - An artificial life form created by the late Dr. Gero. This is its second form.
  • Trunks - The future son of Vegeta and Bulma, he is a half-human, half Saiyan.
  • Vegeta - The prince of the Saiyans. He is obsessed with becoming stronger than Goku.
  • Androids #16, #17 and #18 - Incredibly strong android created by the late Dr. Gero to destroy Son Goku.

Supporting

Chapters

Chapter # Title
374
(DBZ 180)
"Goku Meets Cell"
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375
(DBZ 181)
"Vegeta and Trunks Emerge"
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376
(DBZ 182)
"Vegeta's Confidence"
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377
(DBZ 183)
"Beyond the Super Saiyan"
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378
(DBZ 184)
"Super Vegeta"
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379
(DBZ 185)
"Cell's Last Chance"
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380
(DBZ 186)
"The Evil Truce"
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381
(DBZ 187)
"Vegeta vs. Trunks?"
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382
(DBZ 188)
"The Complete Cell"
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383
(DBZ 189)
"A Reversal"
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384
(DBZ 190)
"The Final Flash"
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385
(DBZ 191)
"Trunks Steps In"
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viz Media (August 3, 2004).

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