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Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga, written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. The story follows the adventures of Son Goku, a child who goes on a life-long journey beginning with a quest for the seven mystical Dragon Balls. Along the way, he goes through many rigorous martial arts training regimens and educational programs, defeats a series of increasingly powerful martial artists, and becomes the top martial artist in the universe.

The series was published in the Japanese-language magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump.[1] The individual chapters were collected by Shueisha in a series of 42 tankōbon volumes; The first tankōbon was released in November 10, 1985, while the last one was released in August 4, 1995.[2][3] In 2004, the manga was re-released in a collection of 34 kanzenban, which included a slightly rewritten ending, new covers, and color artwork from its Weekly Shōnen Jump run.[1] There have also been two anime adaptations, both produced by Toei Animation. The first, also named Dragon Ball, adapted the first sixteen volumes of the manga.[4]

The distributing company Viz Media has released all 42 volumes in English in the United States. Viz titles volumes seventeen through forty-two of the manga Dragon Ball Z to reduce confusion for North American readers.[1] Both manga series were published since March 2003; the last volume of the first part was released in August 3, 2004, while the last one of the second part was released in June 6, 2006.[5] As of June 2008, Viz began re-releasing both manga series in a wideban format called "VIZBIG Edition", which is a collection of three volumes in one.[6]

Volume list

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th>Title</th><th style="width: 24%;">Japanese release</th><th style="width: 24%;">English release</th></th></tr></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td><td style="text-align: left;">Son Goku and Friends
Son Gokū to Nakamatachi (孫悟空と仲間たち)</td><td>November 10, 1985[2]
ISBN 978-4-08-851831-2</td><td>March 2003[7]
ISBN 978-1-56931-920-8</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 001. "Bloomers and the Monkey King" (ブルマと孫悟空 "Buruma to Son Gokū"?)
  • 002. "No Balls!" (球がない!! "Booru ga nai!!"?)
  • 003. "Sea Monkeys" (悟空·海へ走る "Gokū · Umi e Hashiru"?)
  • 004. "They Call Him... the Turtle Hermit" (亀仙人の筋斗雲 "Kamesennin no Kintoun"?)
  • 005. "Oo! Oo! Oolong!" (ウーロンあらわる!! "Ūron Arawaru!!"?)
  • 006. "So Long, Oolong!" (ウーロン対決孫悟空 "Ūron Taiketsu Son Gokū"?)
  • 007. "Yamcha and Pu'ar" (ヤムチャとプーアル "Yamucha to Pūaru"?)
  • 008. "One, Two, Yamcha-cha!" (ヤムチャおそるべし!! "Yamucha Osorubeshi!!"?)
  • 009. "Dragon Balls in Danger!!" (ドラゴンボール危うし!! "Doragon Booru Ayaushi!!"?)
  • 010. "Onward to Fry-Pan..." (強盗大策戦 "Gōtō Daisakusen"?)
  • 011. "... And Into the Fire!" (フライパン山の牛魔王 "Furaipan Yama no Gyūmaō"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">A girl called Bulma meets Goku, a strong boy with a monkey tail. Seeing how strong Goku is, Bulma tells him to accompany her to search for the seven Dragon Balls, which are able to grant any wish to the one who collects them all. Already having three Dragon Balls together, Goku and Bulma start traveling, and soon they meet an old man called Master Roshi who gives them the fourth Dragon Ball and a cloud which Goku can fly on as gifts for returning his turtle. Soon they get the fifth Dragon Ball after being joined by a little pig called Oolong. While traveling in the desert, they are attacked by a powerful bandit named Yamcha and a little animal named Puar. They later discover that the sixth Dragon Ball is in a burning castle, and its owner, Ox King, tells them that Master Roshi can stop the fire.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td><td style="text-align: left;">Critical Moment for the Dragonballs
Doragon Booru Kiki Ippatsu (ドラゴンボール危機一髪)</td><td>January 10, 1986[8]
ISBN 978-4-08-851832-9</td><td>March 2003[9]
ISBN 978-1-56931-921-5</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 012. "In Search of Kame-Sen'nin" (亀仙人をたずねて "Kamesennin o Tazunete"?)
  • 013. "Fanning the Flame" (亀仙人の芭蕉扇 "Kamesennin no Bashōsen"?)
  • 014. "Kame Kame Kame Kame Kame Chameleon" (亀仙人のかめはめ波!! "Kamesennin no Kamehameha!!"?)
  • 015. "At Sixes and Sevens" (七星球発見 "Chīshinchū Hakken"?)
  • 016. "One Goal, One Enemy" (ウサギの耳 "Usagi no Mimi"?)
  • 017. "Carrot Top" (オヤブンの得意技 "Oyabun no Tokui Waza"?)
  • 018. "Who's Got My Balls?!" (D.B.奪われる!! "Doragon Booru Ubawareru!!"?)
  • 019. "At Last... the Dragon!" (ついに龍あらわる! "Tsui ni Doragon Arawaru!"?)
  • 020. "Just One Wish!!" (神龍への願い!! "Shenron e no Negai!!"?)
  • 021. "Full Moon" (満月 "Mangetsu"?)
  • 022. "The End of the Tale" (悟空の大変身 "Gokū no Daihenshin"?)
  • 023. "Separate Ways" (ドラゴンチーム解散 "Doragon Chīmu Kaisan"?)
  • 024. "The High Price of Education" (亀仙人の修業料 "Kamesennin no Shugyou Ryou"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Goku finds Ox King's daughter, Chi Chi, and goes with her to Roshi's house. Roshi agrees to turn off the fire and uses a powerful energy blast called Kamehameha to do it, and thus find the sixth Dragon Ball. Later, a soldier from the Emperor Pilaf steals Bulma's Balls. Yamcha helps them to enter Pilaf's castle but they are trapped in a room. With the seven Dragon Balls reunited, Pilaf summons the dragon Shenlong who would grant his wish of conquering the world, but Oolong interrupts him by wishing panties, making the Balls and the dragon disappear. While being once again trapped, Goku sees the full moon mysteriously causing him to transform into a giant ape that destroys the castle. Yamcha manages to cut his tail and Goku returns to being a child without knowing what happened. Goku separates from his friends and goes to train with Roshi.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td><td style="text-align: left;">The Tenkaichi Budokai Begins!!
Tenkaichi Budoōkai Hajimaru!! (天下一武道会はじまる!!)</td><td>June 10, 1986[10]
ISBN 978-4-08-851833-6</td><td>March 2003[11]
ISBN 978-1-56931-922-2</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 025. "A Rival Arrives!!" (ライバル?参上!! "Raibaru? Sanjō!!"?)
  • 026. "Who's That Girl?!" (?な女の子 "Fushigi na Onna no Ko"?)
  • 027. "Nothing to Sneeze At" (ランチのクシャミ "Ranchi no Kushami"?)
  • 028. "Let the Training Begin!" (修業はじまり!! "Shugyō Hajimari!!"?)
  • 029. "Bad Day at Turtle Rock" (亀マークの石さがし "Kame Māku no Ishi Sagashi"?)
  • 030. "Milk Run" (牛乳配達 "Gyūnyū Haitatsu"?)
  • 031. "It Only Gets Harder" (亀仙流の厳しい修業 "Kamesenryū no Kibishī Shugyō"?)
  • 032. "Let the Contest Begin!!" (天下一武道会はじまる!! "Tenkaichi Budōkai Hajimaru!!"?)
  • 033. "Hard Work Pays!!" (修業の威力!! "Shugyō no Iryoku!!"?)
  • 034. "Strongest Under the Heavens!" (天下無敵! "Tenka Muteki!"?)
  • 035. "The Battle is Set!!" (対戦決定!! "Taisen Kettei!!"?)
  • 036. "Match No. 1" (第1試合 "Daīchi Shiai"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Along with another student called Kuririn, Goku rescues a thief named Launch to take her to Roshi's house, so that he agrees to start the training. Roshi gives them strange methods to train such as running through jungles, find rocks or deliver milk along all the island. After finishing their training, Roshi takes them to the World Martial Arts Tournament, which is a competition that reunites the strongest warriors from the planet. Goku and Kuririn easily win their first fights and manage to enter the eight best. Kuririn fights against a fat man who uses disgusting methods to fight such is his strong smell and farts, but Kuririn manages to defeat him.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td><td style="text-align: left;">The Grand Finals
Daikesshōsen (大決勝戦)</td><td>October 9, 1986[12]
ISBN 978-4-08-851834-3</td><td>March 2003[13]
ISBN 978-1-56931-923-9</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 037. "Match No. 2" (第2試合 "Daini Shiai"?)
  • 038. "Water and Cheesecake" (第3試合 "Daisan Shiai"?)
  • 039. "Monster Smash" (第4試合 "Daiyon Shiai"?)
  • 040. "The Tail of Goku" (悟空のシッポ "Gokū no Shippo"?)
  • 041. "Kuririn vs. Jackie Chun" (クリリン対ジャッキー·チュン "Kuririn Tai Jakkī Chun"?)
  • 042. "The Big Fight" (大攻防戦! "Daikōbōsen!"?)
  • 043. "The Mysterious Jackie Chun" (謎のジャッキー·チュン "Nazo no Jakkī Chun"?)
  • 044. "The Name of the Game is Namu" (孫悟空対ナム "Son Gokū Tai Namu"?)
  • 045. "Taking the Air" (大空中戦! "Daikūchūsen!"?)
  • 046. "The Final Match" (大決勝戦 "Daikesshōsen"?)
  • 047. "The Kamehameha" (かめはめ波 "Kamehameha"?)
  • 048. "One Lucky Monkey" (猿マネ孫悟空 "Saru Mane Son Gokū"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">In the next match, Yamcha is easily defeated by an old man named Jackie Chun, who is Roshi using a costume. Goku then defeats a dinosaur called Giran, after a prolonged battle in which Goku's tails reappears. In the first semifinal, Kuririn faces Jackie Chun, and is defeated as he is easily surpassed at speed. In the second semifinal, Goku fights against a man called Nam and both use techniques to fight in the air. Nam loses, but Roshi tells him about how to get the water he needed to give to his poor town, and also explains that he participates in the tournament to avoid his students win and they may think they are the strongest fighters. Then, the final match between Goku and Jackie starts.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td><td style="text-align: left;">The Terror of Muscle Tower
Massuru Tawā no Kyōfu (マッスルタワーの恐怖)</td><td>January 9, 1987[14]
ISBN 978-4-08-851835-0</td><td>March 2003[15]
ISBN 978-1-56931-924-6</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 049. "The Big Sleep" (武天老師の逆襲 "Jakkī Chun no Gyakushū"?)
  • 050. "Jackie's Shocking Secret" (悟空最大のピンチ!! "Gokū Saidai no Pinchi!!"?)
  • 051. "And the Crowd Goes Wild!!" (天下一武道会大騒然 "Tenkaichi Budōkai Daisōzen"?)
  • 052. "The Climax Approaches!" (クライマックス近し!! "Kuraimakkusu Chikashi!!"?)
  • 053. "The Final Blow" (クライマックス "Kuraimakkusu"?)
  • 054. "On the Road Again" (再冒険!! "Saibōken!!"?)
  • 055. "The Red Ribbon" (赤いリボン "Akai Ribon"?)
  • 056. "The Dragon Ball Scramble" (ドラゴンボール争奪戦 "Doragon Booru Sōdatsusen"?)
  • 057. "The Storming of Muscle Tower" (マッスルタワー突撃!! "Massuru Tawā Totsugeki!!"?)
  • 058. "The Flexing of Muscle Tower" (マッスルタワーの恐怖 "Massuru Tawā no Kyōfu"?)
  • 059. "Devil on the Third Floor" (3階の悪魔!! "Sankai no Akuma!!"?)
  • 060. "Purple People Beater" (忍者ムラサキ!! "Ninja Murasaki!!"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">During the fight, Goku sees the full moon and he once again turns into a giant ape. As Goku was out of control, Jackie performs his Kamehameha technique to destroy the moon. Goku returns to his human state and as he wakes up, the fight continues. With both fighters being tired, they are only to perform a few moves, and Jackie wins the tournament. Goku decides to search for the Dragon Ball that his grandfather left to him and leaves. However, Goku gets lost as he is attacked by villains from the Red Ribbon organization, and appears frozen in a snow village. He is rescued by a family, and as he discovers that the Red Ribbon is attacking them, Goku goes to the Muscle Tower base to stop them.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td><td style="text-align: left;">Bulma's Big Mistake!!
Buruma no Daishippai!! (ブルマの大失敗!!)</td><td>March 10, 1987[16]
ISBN 978-4-08-851836-7</td><td>March 2003[17]
ISBN 978-1-56931-925-3</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 061. "The 4 1/2 Tatami Mat Flip" (忍法! 四畳半タタミ返し!! "Ninpō! Yonjōhan Tatamigaeshi!!"?)
  • 062. "The Ninja Split!" (危機!分身の術 "Kiki! Bunshin no Jutsu"?)
  • 063. "Mechanical Man No. 8" (人造人間8号 "Jinzōningen Hachigō"?)
  • 064. "The Horrible... Jiggler!" (5階戦慄のブヨン "Gokai Senritsu no Buyon"?)
  • 065. "How to Unjiggle a Jiggler" (ブヨン攻略法 "Buyon Kōryakuhō"?)
  • 066. "Muscle Tower's Final Hour" (マッスルタワーの最後!! "Massuru Tawā no Saigo!!"?)
  • 067. "Go West, Young Goku..." (西へ... "Nishi e..."?)
  • 068. "Monkey in the City" (西の都のブルマんち "Nishi no Miyako no Buruma n chi"?)
  • 069. "Bulma and Goku" (ブルマと悟空part2 "Buruma to Gokū Pāto Tsū"?)
  • 070. "Bulma's Big Mistake!!" (ブルマの大失敗!! "Buruma no Daishippai!!"?)
  • 071. "The Turtle is Spotted!" (KΑME HOUSE 発見さる!! "Kame Hausu Hakken Saru!!"?)
  • 072. "The Blue Meanies" (ブルー将軍攻撃開始 "Burū Shōgun Kōgeki Kaishi"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">As General Violet is defeated by Goku, he awakes the Android #8 to kill Goku, but the android negates to attack him. Goku and #8 become friends and both find the leader Collonel White, who traps them in the bottom of the tower. Goku and #8 go to the General White again and as White shoots Goku, #8 furiously knocks White. Seeing that the Dragon Ball's radar is broken, Goku goes to the West city to ask to Bulma to fix it. Bulma decides to join Goku and discovers the Dragon Ball is under the water. Roshi gives them a submarine to search the Dragon Ball and Kuririn joins them, while the Red Ribbon started chasing Goku.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol7">7</td><td style="text-align: left;">Pursuit!! General Blue
Tsuiseki!! Burū Shōgun (追跡!!ブルー将軍)</td><td>May 8, 1987[18]
ISBN 978-4-08-851837-4</td><td>March 2003[19]
ISBN 978-1-56931-926-0</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 073. "The Wrong Turtle to Mess With" (ブルー将軍の誤算 "Burū Shōgun no Gosan"?)
  • 074. "The Pirates' Trap" (海賊たちの罠 "Kaizokutachi no Wana"?)
  • 075. "Robot in Waiting!" (海賊港の伏兵 "Kaizoku Minato no Fukuhei"?)
  • 076. "The Treasure!" (お宝発見 "Otakara Hakken"?)
  • 077. "Bright Blue's Eyes" (光るブルーの眼 "Hikaru Burū no Me"?)
  • 078. "The Great Escape" (大脱出!! "Daidasshutsu!!"?)
  • 079. "Run, Run, Run!!" (逃げろや逃げろ!! "Nigero ya Nigero!!"?)
  • 080. "The Three Stolen Dragon Balls" (奪われた3個の龍球 "Ubawareta Sanko no Doragon Booru"?)
  • 081. "Chased to Penguin Village!" (追ってペンギン村! "Otte Pengin Mura!"?)
  • 082. "The Broken Dragon Radar" (こわれたドラゴンレーダー "Kowareta Doragon Reidā"?)
  • 083. "The Stolen Dragon Radar" (奪われたドラゴンレーダー "Ubawareta Doragon Reidā"?)
  • 084. "The Korin Sanctuary" (聖地カリンの親子 "Seichi Korin no Oyako"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Goku, Bulma and Kuririn find a dungeon under the sea and enter to find the Dragon Ball. After destroying its traps, they are attacked by General Blue from the Red Ribbon, who wants to steal the treasure from the dungeon. As they fight, the dungeon starts collapsing and they escape. Goku finds a Dragon Ball, but as they return to Roshi's, General Blue steals the Ball and Goku follows him. At some point, Goku and Blue appear in Penguin Village from the Dr. Slump series. As Goku loses Blue, he meets a girl robot Arale, who takes him with her creator to repair the radar which has been broken again. Blue steals the radar but he is then easily defeated by Arale. Goku is given a new radar and goes to Korin Sanctuary where the next Ball is located.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol8">8</td><td style="text-align: left;">Goku's Charge
Son Gokū Totsugeki (孫悟空突撃)</td><td>July 10, 1987[20]
ISBN 978-4-08-851838-1</td><td>May 2003[21]
ISBN 978-1-56931-927-7</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 085. "Taopaipai the Assassin" (殺し屋゛桃白白゛ "Koroshiya 'Taopaipai'"?)
  • 086. "The Devastating Dodon-Pa!!!" (桃白白の必殺どどん波 "Taopaipai no Hissatsu Dodonpa"?)
  • 087. "The Great Climb" (カリン塔 "Karin Tō"?)
  • 088. "Sage of the Korin Tower" (カリン塔のカリン様 "Korin Tō no Karinsama"?)
  • 089. "A Drink of Water" (超聖水の効能 "Chōseisui no Kōnō"?)
  • 090. "Son Goku Strikes Back!" (孫悟空の逆襲 "Son Gokū no Gyakushū"?)
  • 091. "Battle in the Sanctuary!!" (聖地の大決戦!! "Seichi no Daikessen!!"?)
  • 092. "Taopaipai at the Brink" (最後の桃白白 "Saigo no Taopaipai"?)
  • 093. "Goku's Charge" (孫悟空突撃 "Son Gokū Totsugeki"?)
  • 094. "Attack From the Sky!" (孫悟空快進撃! "Son Gokū Kaishingeki!"?)
  • 095. "The Fall of Commander Red" (レッド総帥死す! "Reddo Sōsui Shisu!"?)
  • 096. "The Triumph!" (大勝利!! "Daishōri!!"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">In Korin Sanctuary, Goku befriends two indians who gift him the four stars Dragon Ball, which his grandfather originally gave to Goku. The Red Ribbon sends the professional assassin Tao Pai Pai to kill Goku. Once finding Goku, Tao Pai Pai kills the indian father and easily defeats Goku to the point where he thinks he died. After Goku recovers, he decides to revive the indian father, but as he first needs to defeat Tao Pai Pai, he climbs the Korin Tower to meet its hermit become stronger. There he meets Korin, a cat that trains him by saying that the water he has can make him stronger but is just a joke. After a few days, Goku easily defeats Tao Pai Pai and goes to the Red Ribbon base. After several fights, Goku destroys Red Ribbon and gets six Dragon Balls.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol9">9</td><td style="text-align: left;">When Worried, See Uranai Baba
Komatta Toki no Uranai Baba (こまったときの占いババ)</td><td>September 10, 1987[22]
ISBN 978-4-08-851839-8</td><td>May 2003[23]
ISBN 978-1-56931-928-4</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 097. "The Lost Dragon Ball" (最後の龍球 "Saigo no Doragon Booru"?)
  • 098. "The All-Seeing Crone" (占いババ "Uranai Baba"?)
  • 099. "The Five Champions" (5人の戦士 "Gonin no Senshi"?)
  • 100. "Battle of the Bleeders" (大流血戦 "Dairyūketsusen"?)
  • 101. "The Devil's Cesspool" (悪魔の便所 "Akuma no Benjo"?)
  • 102. "Goku at the Plate!" (孫悟空見参 "Son Gokū Kenzan"?)
  • 103. "The Power of Goku" (孫悟空強し!! "Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!"?)
  • 104. "The Beam of Evil" (アクマイト光線 "Akumaitokōsen"?)
  • 105. "The Last Champion" (5人目の男 "Gonin Me no Otoko"?)
  • 106. "Strong vs. Strong" (強敵同士 "Kyōteki Dōshi"?)
  • 107. "To Win by a Tail" (悟空のシッポ "Gokū no Shippo"?)
  • 108. "Son Gohan" (孫悟飯 "Son Gohan"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">When reuniting with his friends, Bulma tells Goku that the last Dragon Ball is impossible to find for unknown reasons and Roshi tells him that his sister, Fortuneteller Baba, can find the Ball. Goku, Yamcha, Kuririn and Puar meet Baba who explains them that they have to beat her five warriors in order to explain where is the Ball. Puar and Uppa defeat the Vampire Man by making signs of vampires's weaknesses, and then Yamcha defeats the Invincible Man. The next fighter is the Mummy Man, who defeats Yamcha but he is later defeated by Goku. Goku then easily defeats Akkuman and has the last fight against a masked old man, who is Goku's deceased grandfather, Son Gohan. After a prolonged fight, Gohan gives up confessing he wanted to see his grandson.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol10">10</td><td style="text-align: left;">The Twenty-Second Tenkaichi Budoukai
Dainijūnikai Tenkaichi Budōkai (第22回天下一武道会)</td><td>November 10, 1987[24]
ISBN 978-4-08-851840-4</td><td>May 2003[25]
ISBN 978-1-56931-929-1</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 109. "A Second Helping of Pilaf" (ピラフ一味の再挑戦 "Pirafu Ichimi no Saichōsen"?)
  • 110. "The Pilaf Machine" (ピラフの大作戦 "Pirafu no Daisakusen"?)
  • 111. "Reenter the Dragon" (神龍再び!! "Shenron Futatabi!!"?)
  • 112. "Go, Goku, Go!" (駆けろ!孫悟空 "Kakero! Son Gokuu"?)
  • 113. "Return to the Tournament" (第22回天下一武道会 "Dainijūnikai Tenkaichi Budōkai"?)
  • 114. "The Qualifying Rounds" (予選サバイバル "Yosen Sabaibaru"?)
  • 115. "King Chappa" (予選サバイバルその2 "Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni"?)
  • 116. "The Doctored Lottery" (つくられた対戦表 "Tsukurareta Taisenhyō"?)
  • 117. "Yamcha's Kamehameha!" (ヤムチャのかめはめ波 "Yamucha no Kamehameha"?)
  • 118. "The Cruelty of Tenshinhan" (ヤムチャ破れる!! "Yamucha Yabureru!!"?)
  • 119. "The Full Moon Grudge" (満月の恨み "Mangetsu no Urami"?)
  • 120. "Look Out! The Dodon Blast!" (なんとどどん波 "Nanto Dodonpa"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">As a reward for defeating the five warriors, Baba tells the location of the last Dragon Ball and Goku goes to find it. He confronts Emperor Pilaf and his soldiers, and after defeating them he gets the Ball. Goku then summons Shenlong and wishes to revive the indian. Three years later, Goku reunites with his friends and enters the new World Martial Arts Tournament. He also meets Roshi's rival, Tsuru Sennin, who has taken his two students to fight. The first match is between Yamcha and Tsuru's student, Tien Shinhan. After a violent fight, Tien breaks Yamcha's left leg and wins. In the second match Jackie Chun easily defeats the "Man Wolf" and in the third, Kuririn faces Tsuru's student, Chiaotzu. As both use their techniques, Goku discovers that Tsuru is Tao Pai Pai's brother and Tsuru wants to take revenge.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol11">11</td><td style="text-align: left;">The World's Greatest Super Battle!!
Tenkaichi no Sūpā Batoru!! (天下一のスーパーバトル!!)</td><td>February 10, 1988[26]
ISBN 978-4-08-851608-0</td><td>May 2003[27]
ISBN 978-1-56931-919-2</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 121. "Kuririn's Master Plan" (クリリンの大作戦 "Kuririn no Daisakusen"?)
  • 122. "Goku vs. Panpoot" (孫悟空参上!!! "Son Gokū Sanjō!!!"?)
  • 123. "Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun" (実力伯仲!! "Jitsuryoku Hakuchū!!"?)
  • 124. "Young Tenshinhan" (若き天津飯 "Wakaki Tenshinhan"?)
  • 125. "Goku vs. Kuririn" (孫悟空対クリリン!! "Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!"?)
  • 126. "Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 2" (孫悟空強し!! "Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!"?)
  • 127. "Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 3" (クリリンの作戦、悟空の作戦 "Kuririn no Sakusen, Gokū no Sakusen"?)
  • 128. "Goku vs. Tenshinhan" (天下一のスーパーバトル!! "Tenkaichi no Sūpā Batoru!!"?)
  • 129. "The Volleyball Play" (排球拳と戦闘パワー "Haikyūken to Sentō Pawā"?)
  • 130. "The Fist of the Sun" (天津飯あせる! "Tenshinhan Aseru!"?)
  • 131. "Tsuru-Sen'nin" (天津飯、苦悩! "Tenshinhan, Kunō!"?)
  • 132. "The Arms Race" (鶴仙人の怨念気功砲!! "Tsurusennin no Onnen Kikōhō!!"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Kuririn manages to defeat Chiaotzu, and then Goku easily defeats his opponent. The semifinal starts between Tien and Jackie Chun. Surprised by Tien's abilities, Jackie gives up telling him that he could use his powers for the good. In the other semifinal, Goku faces Kuririn, and the former wins. The final start and Goku fights against Tien. Both fight at the same level, but as Goku takes advantage Chiaotzu is commanded by Tsuru to paralyze him. Tien tells Chiaotzu not to do it and Roshi attacks Tsuru making him leave.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol12">12</td><td style="text-align: left;">The Terror of Piccolo Daimao!
Pikkoro Daimaō no Kyōfu! (ピッコロ大魔王の恐怖!)</td><td>April 8, 1988[28]
ISBN 978-4-08-851609-7</td><td>September 3, 2003[29]
ISBN 978-1-59116-155-4</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 133. "Desperation Move" (両者最後の戦術!! "Ryōsha Saigo no Senjutsu!!"?)
  • 134. "Up in the Air" (武道大会終了!そして... "Budō Taikai Shūryō! Soshite..."?)
  • 135. "The Death of Kuririn" (クリリンの死そして恐ろしき陰謀 "Kuririn no Shi Soshite Osoroshiki Inbō"?)
  • 136. "Target: Tenka'ichi Budōkai" (ピッコロ大魔王の恐怖! "Pikkoro Daimaō no Kyōfu!"?)
  • 137. "We Need You, Goku!" (よみがえれ孫悟空! "Yomigaere Son Gokū!"?)
  • 138. "The Weirdo with the Ball" (ボールを持った妙なやつ "Booru o Motta Myō na Yatsu"?)
  • 139. "Yajirobe's Prey" (ヤジロベーの獲物 "Yajirobei no Emono"?)
  • 140. "The Martial Artist Hunters" (タンバリンがやってくる! "Tambarin ga Yatte Kuru!"?)
  • 141. "Goku vs. Tambourine" (孫悟空爆発!! "Son Gokū Bakuhatsu!!"?)
  • 142. "Piccolo Descends!" (ピッコロ大魔王降り立つ!! "Pikkoro Daimaō Oritatsu!!"?)
  • 143. "Goku vs. The Demon King" (孫悟空対ピッコロ大魔王 "Son Gokū Tai Pikkoro Daimaō"?)
  • 144. "Goku... Loses?" (孫悟空完敗!! "Son Gokū Kanpai!!"?)
  • Ask Akira Toriyama

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Tien destroys the battle arena using his kikohou technique, and both continue fighting in the air. As Goku is about to win, he is hit by a car and falls first, making Tien win the tournament. Later, Goku finds Kuririn dead and immediately goes to find the murderer, by searching the Dragon Ball he stole from Kuririn. Roshi discovers that the murderer is a demon called Piccolo Daimao. Goku finds Kuririn's assasain, a son from Piccolo named Tambourine, but he is unable to defeat as he is very tired. As Goku recovers, he meets a swordsman named Yajirobe and both start killing Piccolo's sons. They are then confronted by Piccolo and Goku faces him. Goku is unable to inflict him any damage and is defeated, but Yajirobe escapes with him.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol13">13</td><td style="text-align: left;">Son Goku's Counterattack!?
Son Gokū no Gyakushū!? (孫悟空の逆襲!?)</td><td>June 10, 1988[30]
ISBN 978-4-08-851610-3</td><td>November 19, 2003[31]
ISBN 978-1-59116-148-6</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 145. "The Muten-Rōshi's Decision" (武天老師の決心 "Mutenrōshi no Kesshin"?)
  • 146. "The Mafū-Ba" (亀仙人最後の魔封波!! "Kamesennin Saigo no Mafūba!!"?)
  • 147. "The Demon King of Old... Restored!" (若がえるか!?ピッコロ大魔王 "Waka Gaeru ka!? Pikkoro Daimaō"?)
  • 148. "Go Ask Karin!" (カリン塔に会え!! "Karin Tō ni Ae!!"?)
  • 149. "World Domination" (世界征服 "Sekai Seifuku"?)
  • 150. "Karin's Quandary" (カリン様もなやむ "Karinsama mo Nayamu"?)
  • 151. "The Superest Super Water!!!" (超神水!!! "Chōshinsui!!!"?)
  • 152. "Piccolo's World" (孫悟空ついに発進!!!! "Son Gokū Tsui ni Hasshin!!!!"?)
  • 153. "Tenshinhan's Decision!!" (天津飯の決意!! "Tenshinhan no Ketsui!!"?)
  • 154. "Tenshinhan vs. Drum" (天津飯の誤算 "Tenshinhan no Gosan"?)
  • 155. "Guess Who's Back?" (孫悟空の逆襲 "Son Gokū no Gyakushū"?)
  • 156. "Fury" (怒る!! "Ikaru!!"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Using a forbidden techique, Roshi tries to imprisionates Piccolo in a rice cooker, but fails and dies. Piccolo summons Shenlong and whishes to become young again, after killing Chiaotzu who tried to interrupt him. As he regains his youth, Piccolo starts conquering the world by defeating the army. Meanwhile, Yajirobe takes Goku to the Korin Tower to heal him, and Korin makes him drink a sacred water make him stronger. Tien tries to seal Piccolo like Roshi, but fails and is defeated by his offspring, Drum. Goku arrives and defeats Drum. He then faces Piccolo and manages to overpower him.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol14">14</td><td style="text-align: left;">More & More Action
Sara Naru Hiyaku (さらなる飛躍)</td><td>August 10, 1988[32]
ISBN 978-4-08-851611-0</td><td>February 18, 2004[33]
ISBN 978-1-59116-169-1</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 157. "The Immortal Battle" (不死身の決戦!! "Fujimi no Kessen!!"?)
  • 158. "Goku's Greatest Crisis!" (孫悟空最大の危機!! "Son Gokū Saidai no Kiki!!"?)
  • 159. "The Blasted Earth" (荒野の大格闘!! "Kōya no Daikakutō!!"?)
  • 160. "Goku's Final Gamble" (孫悟空最後の賭け!! "Son Gokū Saigo no Kake!!"?)
  • 161. "The Fist of Son Goku" (孫悟空勝つ!! "Son Gokū Katsu!!"?)
  • 162. "The Nyoi-bō's Secret" (如意棒の秘密 "Nyoibō no Himitsu"?)
  • 163. "The Heaven of Kami-sama" (神殿 "Shinden"?)
  • 164. "Enter God" (神様登場 "Kamisama Tōjō"?)
  • 165. "Shen Long Resurrected!" (神龍復活!! "Shenron Fukkatsu!!"?)
  • 166. "The Reunion" (それぞれの再会 "Sorezore no Saikai"?)
  • 167. "New Challengers" (波乱の天下一武道会 "Haran no Tenkaichi Budōkai"?)
  • 168. "The 8 Finalists" (8勝者決定!! "Hasshōsha Kettei!!"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Goku continues facing Piccolo, and the former manages to kill the latter. Goku is then rescued by Yajirobe who takes him to Korin Sanctuary. Korin tells him that Shenlong was destroyed by Piccolo, but its creator, Kami, is able to restore him. Goku ascends the Korin Tower and arrives the Sacred Temple. Kami is revealed to be Piccolo's good side and agrees to revive Shenlong, so that it could revive the ones who were killed by Piccolo. However, Kami tells Goku to train him, so that he can defeat Piccolo's last offspring who was born before he died. Three years later, Goku reunites with his friends to participate in the new World Martial Arts Tournament. Then, the eight best start.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol15">15</td><td style="text-align: left;">Rivals Standing Their Ground!
Gunyū Kakkyo! (群雄割拠!)</td><td>December 6, 1988[34]
ISBN 978-4-08-851612-7</td><td>May 19, 2004[35]
ISBN 978-1-59116-297-1</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 169. "Tenshinhan vs Taopaipai" (天津飯と桃白白 "Tenshinhan to Taopaipai"?)
  • 170. "The Assassin's Struggles" (殺し屋桃白白のあがき "Koroshiya Taopaipai no Agaki"?)
  • 171. "Goku Gets Married!" (孫悟空の結婚 "Son Gokū no Kekkon"?)
  • 172. "Kuririn vs. Demon Junior" (クリリン対マジュニア "Kuririn Tai Ma Junia"?)
  • 173. "Kuririn vs. Demon Junior, Part 2" (クリリン対マジュニア勝負決す!! "Kuririn Tai Ma Junia Shōbu Kessu!!"?)
  • 174. "Yamcha vs. Shen" (ヤムチャ対シェン "Yamucha Tai Shen"?)
  • 175. "'Shen'" (シェン "Sh·e·n"?)
  • 176. "Goku vs. Tenshinhan" (孫悟空VS天津飯 "Son Gokū Bāsesu Tenshinhan"?)
  • 177. "Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2" (スピード "Supīdo"?)
  • 178. "Tenshinhan's Secret Move!" (天津飯自信の必殺技! "Tenshinhan Jishin no Hissatsu Waza!"?)
  • 179. "The Two Weak Points" (ふたつの弱点 "Futatsu no Jakuten"?)
  • 180. "Kami-sama vs. the Demon King" (ピッコロ大魔王対神様 "Pikkoro Daimaō Tai Kamisama"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">In the first fight, Tien fights and defeats his teacher Taopaipai, whom he is disappointed by his desire to kill. In the second fight, Goku easily defeats Chi Chi, who was angry that he did not recognize her, and so Goku agrees to marry her as she asked him in their childhood. In the next fight, Kuririn faces Piccolo Junior, and as the latter surpasses him, Kuririn gives up. In the fourth match, Yamcha fights against a man called Shen, who is really Kami possessing him. Yamcha loses and the semifinal between Goku and Tien starts. Tien uses a new technique to divide his body in four. However, Goku discovers that his power was also divided and manages to defeat him. The second semifinal starts, and Kami fights against his evil self, Piccolo.</td></tr>

<tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol16[n 1]">16[n 1]</td><td style="text-align: left;">Dragon and Tiger Mutually Strike!
Ryūko Aiutsu! (龍虎相討つ!)</td><td>February 10, 1989[36]
ISBN 978-4-08-851613-4</td><td>August 3, 2004[5]
ISBN 978-1-59116-457-9</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align: top; "><td colspan="4">
  • 181. "God's Miscalculation" (神の誤算 "Kami no Gosan"?)
  • 182. "The Fated Showdown!" (因縁の対決!悟空対ピッコロ "Innen no Taiketsu! Son Gokū Tai Pikkoro"?)
  • 183. "Testing the Waters" (小手調べ "Kote Shirabe"?)
  • 184. "The Real Fight" (両者真剣勝負 "Ryōsha Shinken Shōbu"?)
  • 185. "The Super Kamehameha" (超かめはめ波 "Chōkamehameha"?)
  • 186. "Panic at the Tenka'ichi Budōkai!" (武道会場騒然!! "Budōkaijō Sōzen!!"?)
  • 187. "Piccolo's Super Giantification Spell" (ピッコロ大魔王超巨身術 "Pikkoro Daimaō Chōkyoshinjutsu"?)
  • 188. "Goku's Fight" (孫悟空の試合 "Son Gokū no Shiai"?)
  • 189. "The Demon King's Final Gamble" (大魔王最後の賭け!! "Daimaō Saigo no Kake!!"?)
  • 190. "Piccolo Destroys Everything!" (ふんばれ!!孫悟空 "Funbare!! Son Gokū"?)
  • 191. "The 10 Count" (10カウント "Ten Kaunto"?)
  • 192. "The Last Gasp!" (万事休す!! "Banji Kyūsu!!"?)
  • 193. "The Fate of the Strongest" (天下一武道会の頂点!! "Tenkaichi Budōkai no Chōten!!"?)
  • 194. "The Gift of the Dragon Balls" (ドラゴンボールの贈りもの "Doragon Booru no Okurimono"?)

</td></tr><tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF; text-align: left;"><td colspan="4">Kami tries to imprisionate Piccolo in a bottle, but Piccolo counterattacks it sealing instead Kami. Piccolo wins the fight and eats the bottle so that Kami will not bother him. Then, the final between Goku and Piccolo starts and both exchange attacks. As, Piccolo transforms his body into a giant, Goku enters his mouth and then rescue Kami. Piccolo returns to his normal state, and uses his strongest technique to explode the whole area. Although they remain weak due to the attack, Goku and Piccolo keep fighting. Piccolo manages to seriously injure Goku, but as he think he has won, Goku throws Piccolo out of the arena and win. Goku decides to leave Piccolo alive since if he dies Kami will also die, and leaves with Chi Chi.</td></tr> </table>


  1. Chapters 193-194 were included in the Japanese release of volume 17 which became the first one from the Dragon Ball Z series.


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