First, Gohan raises his hands above his head and charges yellow energy in his palm. He then thrusts his hands forward and fires a short, but giant yellow shock wave of energy at the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.
Gohan uses the Explosive Madan during his battle against Dabura in the Babidi Saga. As the demon king uses multiple Cape Swings to keep Gohan away, Gohan flies underwater, swims to directly beneath Dabura, and fires the Explosive Madan. As Dabura prepares to counter, Gohan appears above Dabura. Despite Dabura's attempts to block him, Gohan punches Dabura away and narrowly avoids getting hit by his own attack.
Appearances in games
Explosive Madan was named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where it is one of Gohan's Blast 2 attacks in his base, Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 forms. The attack also appears in Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, where it is called Masenko. It also appears in the Raging Blast games, where it is named Explosive Cannon.
- Magekidan – A weaker version used by Super Saiyan 2 Teen Gohan in the Nintendo DS game Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.
- Super Explosive Madan – The enhanced version of the Explosive Madan. Adult Gohan fires a bigger and more powerful Explosive Madan, inflicting greater damage than the normal Explosive Madan. He uses this attack as one of his Blast 2 attacks in his Super Saiyan 2 form in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3.