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The Wrath of Freeza (フリーザちょうへんしん!! Furīza Chō-Henshin!!, lit. "Freeza’s Super Transformation!!") is the twenty-fifth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on March 8, 1991 in Japan, and in May 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume nine, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It concludes the Captain Ginyu Saga and marks the beginning of the Frieza Saga.


The Wrath of Freeza

Goku and Captain Ginyu fight it out to the end—in each other's bodies! With Goku's life hanging by a thread, Gohan and Kuririn must use the seven Dragon Balls of Namek to summon the mighty Dragon Lord, who can grant any three wishes! But they'd better wish fast, because converging on them are Freeza, lord of the universe, and Vegeta, their evil ally—both seeking the Dragon Balls to wish for eternal life for themselves. Soon, all our heroes are forced to fight together against Freeza—and their salvation may come in the form of not Goku, but Piccolo, now stronger than ever![1]


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Son Goku was Earth's greatest hero, and the Dragon Balls—which can grant any wish—were Earth's greatest treasure. When Vegeta attacked Earth to steal them, Goku and his friends managed to fend him off, not many heroes lives were lost in the process. In search of a way to wish their friends back to life, Bulma, Gohan and Kuririn went into outer space to planet Namek, where the Dragon Balls were originally made—only to find the planet under attack by both Vegeta and Freeza! Our heroes are forced to team up with Vegeta against their common enemy, and Goku arrived on Namek in a separate spaceship just in time to save everyone from the Ginyu Force, Freeza's elite troops. But now Captain Ginyu has used his body-snatching power to exchange bodies with Goku![1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama[]


The cover flap image, featuring Tori-Bot

"I like movies. When I was younger, I used to go to the movies four times a week. When I was in elementary school, I even used to ride my bike to the movie theater in Nagoya, boxed lunch in hand, and spent all day inside the theater. All these movies that I watched when I was younger are reflected in my manga. When coming up with a story or a sequence for a manga, I often think of it as a movie sequence, which helps my pencil to flow with ideas. Ahhh, the good ol' days…"[1]



Info below is retrieved from Viz Media.[1]

  • Son Goku - The greatest martial artist on Earth, he owes his strength to the training of Kame-Sen'nin and Kaiô-sama, and the fact that he's an alien Saiyan. To get even stronger, he is training under 100 times Earth's gravity.
  • The Great Elder - The oldest living Namekian, its children include Dende and Nail. It created Namek's Dragon Balls in the same way Kami-sama (Piccolo's twin) created Earth's Dragon Balls, and they are bound to its life force.
  • 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.
  • Freeza - The ruthless emperor and #1 landowner of the universe. He wants to use the seven Dragon Balls to wish for immortality.
  • Nail - A Namekian warrior who serves the Great Elder. It challenged Freeza to a fight, but found itself totally outmatched.
  • The Ginyu Force - A team of five super-powered mercenaries from across the galaxy. From top to bottom: Butta (deceased), Reacoom (deceased), Captain Ginyu (in his body), Jheese, and Gurd (deceased)
  • Vegeta - The evil Prince of the Saiyans. While on Earth, he inadvertently caused Earth's Dragon Balls to be destroyed. Now he has betrayed his former master Freeza to get Namek's Dragon Balls for himself.



Chapter # Title
(DBZ 95)
"Ginyu's Mistake!"
(DBZ 96)
"The Final Switch"
(DBZ 97)
"Nail's Sacrifice"
(DBZ 98)
"The True Dragon God"
(DBZ 99)
"The Three Wishes"
(DBZ 100)
"The Last Wish"
(DBZ 101)
"The Assimilation"
(DBZ 102)
"The Transformation"
(DBZ 103)
"Freeza vs. Gohan"
(DBZ 104)
"Freeza vs. Gohan, Part 2"
(DBZ 105)
"The Fourth Warrior"
(DBZ 106)
"Freeza vs. Piccolo"



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viz Media (July 8, 2003).

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