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Episode Guide

Dragon Ball: Solo Training arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 16 September 1987 – 14 October 1987 (5 weeks)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episodes 079 – 083 (5 episodes)
Filler Content: 0% Canon / 100% Filler
Rating Shares: Average: 21.1%
Maximum: 24.0% (Episode 081)
Minimum: 17.5% (Episode 082)

Arc Synopsis

During his training for the next Tenka’ichi Budōkai, Goku helps out many people in need, defeating many powerful, yet cruel fighters. He faces off against the outlaw brothers Kinkaku and Ginkaku, and their man-eating gourd, befriends the monster Inoshikachō, and battles the evil-hearted Tenshinhan. He even travels to the Demon Realm to save Princess Misa of the Cress Kingdom. Eventually he sets off into the wilderness to finish his training, and in a flash the three years have gone by. With his training complete, Goku rushes off to the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai!

Episode List (079 — 083)

Dragon Ball Episode 079Air Date: 16 September 1987
金角・銀角の人食いひょうたん
Kinkaku · Ginkaku no Hito Kui Hyōtan
Kinkaku and Ginkaku’s Man-Eating Gourd
Scenario: Keiji Terui · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Mitsuo Shindō · Director: Kazuhisa Takenōchi
Dragon Ball Episode 080Air Date: 23 September 1987
いざ御前試合!悟空VS天龍
Iza Gozen Shiai! Gokū Tai Tenron
A Crucial, Honorable Match! Goku vs Tenlong
Scenario: Toshiki Inoue · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Tai’ichirō Ohara · Director: Yoshihiro Ueda
Dragon Ball Episode 081Air Date: 30 September 1987
悟空・魔界へ行く
Gokū · Makai e Iku
Goku Goes to the Demon Realm
Scenario: Kei Shussui · Art: Shigenori Takada
Animation: Yukio Ebisawa · Director: Daisuke Nishio
Dragon Ball Episode 082Air Date: 07 October 1987
あばれ怪獣イノシカチョウ
Abare Kaijū Inoshikachō
The Violent Monster Inoshikachō
Scenario: Shun’ichi Yukimuro · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Minoru Maeda · Director: Minoru Okazaki
Dragon Ball Episode 083Air Date: 14 October 1987
いそげ悟空!天下一武道会
Isoge Gokū! Tenka’ichi Budōkai
Hurry, Goku! The Tenka’ichi Budōkai
Scenario: Yasushi Hirano · Art: Tatsuo Yamamoto
Animation: Tomekichi Takeuchi · Director: Toshihiko Arisako