The Super Saiyan (伝説の超サイヤ人, "Densetsu no Sūpā Saiya-jin"; lit. "The Legendary Super Saiyan person") is the twenty-seventh volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on August 7, 1991 in Japan, and in May 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume eleven, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It continues through the Frieza Saga.
Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama
"To be honest, all this author has to say is, I'm always stuck for something to write here. When you're busy working on a weekly serial, it's not like there's going to be anything all that special to write about. What's even more painful is the “author's comment” blurbs on the table of contents page in the back of Shōnen Jump. This is a secret, but for at least half of those comments, I let my editor Kondō-san write them for me. Every week, he asks me, “Anything to talk about?” But I've got nothing."
Goku drops a Genki-Dama on Freeza, but to everyone's horror, Freeza is still alive. Freeza levitates and explodes Kuririn, causing Goku to become a Super Saiyan. Freeza blasts Namek's core, starting a long five-minute countdown. Kaiō has a plan, and everyone on Namek is sent to Earth.
|"The Great Genki-Dama"|
|"The Last Chance"|
|"The Galaxy Strikes Back"|
|"Life or Death"|
|"The Super Saiyan"|
|"The Tables Turn"|
|"The End of Namek?"|
|"Two Warriors, One Finish"|
|"The Two Wishes"|
|"The Quiet, Fierce Battle"|
|"Son Goku Quits"|
- Goku vs. Frieza (50% Power Form)
- Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (Final Form-50%)
- Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (Final Form-70%)
- Goku (Super Saiyan) vs. Frieza (Final Form-100%)
|Volume 27: The Super Saiyan|
|The Great Genki-Dama · The Last Chance · The Galaxy Strikes Back · Life or Death · The Super Saiyan · The Tables Turn · The End of Namek? · Maximum Desperation · Two Warriors, One Finish · The Two Wishes · The Quiet, Fierce Battle · Son Goku Quits|