Dragon Ball Wiki
Advertisement

"The Time Draws Near" (きゅうねこ Kyūso Neko o Kamu, lit. "The Cornered Mouse Bites the Cat") is the twenty seventh chapter of Dragon Ball Z and the two hundred twenty-first overall chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.

Cover

The cover of this chapter shows various different scenes of the Saiyan attack. Vegeta is shown smiling, Goku is rushing towards the battle field on the Flying Nimbus, Gohan is shown with a scared look on his face, Krillin is shown holding the Destructo Disc and Nappa is shown with a cut on his cheek.

Summary

Krillin charges a Destructo Disk

Nappa now has his eye on Gohan, who is standing right in front of him, and tells him that since he’s part Saiyan, he needs to make it fun. He kicks Gohan into the air, and then swats him into a nearby mountain. Gohan struggles back to his feet, coughing up blood, as Nappa comes at him. But Kuririn then jumps in and kicks Nappa in the face, and punches him off into the distance. Kuririn flies after Nappa, and Nappa catches himself and flies back toward Kuririn. Nappa punches at Kuririn, but Kuririn does a few back flips to get out of the way. Nappa rushes at him again, and so Kuririn puts his right hand into the air, palm up, and forms a Destructo Disc above his hand. He announces the Kienzan, and then launches it toward Nappa. Nappa stands to take it head on, but Vegeta yells to get out of the way. Nappa just barely moves aside, and the Kienzan slices through a mountain like a saw blade. It did graze Nappa’s cheek, leaving a nasty little cut.

Nappa’s pissed now, and throws a blast at Kuririn. Kuririn jumps up out of the way, but is hit by the shockwave. Nappa prepares to finish him off, when Piccolo suddenly blasts him in the back, leaving a nice burn mark. Vegeta laughs at Nappa and thinks they’re too much for him, and then Piccolo suddenly feels an unbelievable ki. Nappa thinks they’re talking about him, but Piccolo says it’s Son Goku!

Appearances

Characters

Locations

Techniques

Gallery

Site Navigation

v  e
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z Chapters and Volumes
Volume 1 12345678910
Volume 2 111213141516171819202122
Volume 3 232425262728293031323334
Volume 4 353637383940414243444546
Volume 5 474849505152535455565758
Volume 6 596061626364656667686970
Volume 7 717273747576777879808182
Volume 8 838485868788899091929394
Volume 9 9596979899100101102103104105106
Volume 10 107108109110111112113114115116117118119
Volume 11 120121122123124125126127128129130131
Volume 12 132133134135136137138139140141142143
Volume 13 144145146147148149150151152153154155
Volume 14 156157158159160161162163164165166167
Volume 15 168169170171172173174175176177178179
Volume 16 180181182183184185186187188189190191
Volume 17 192193194195196197198199200201202Trunks: The Story
Volume 18 203204205206207208209210211212213214
Volume 19 215216217218219220221222223224225226
Volume 20 227228229230231232233234235236237238
Volume 21 239240241242243244245246247248249250251
Volume 22 252253254255256257258259260261262263264265
Volume 23 266267268269270271272273274275276277278
Volume 24 279280281282283284285286287288289290291
Volume 25 292293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308
Volume 26 309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325
Advertisement