Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 013

Weekly Shōnen Jump Title Page
Weekly Shōnen Jump Title Page


Kame-Sen’nin no Bashō-Sen

Kame-Sen’nin’s Bashō Fan

Chapter Information

Premiered: 26 February 1985 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #13)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 008, “Kame-Sen’nin’s Kamehameha”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 02 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Kame-Sen’nin asks Goku if he likes Kinto-Un, and he says he does. Kame-Sen’nin says it was a gift from God. Goku’s impressed, and Kame-Sen’nin thinks the girl shrunk. Before, she had much bigger, bouncier breasts. Goku says this is a different girl, Gyūmaō’s daughter, Chi-Chi. Kame-Sen’nin ponders the fact that Gyūmaō named his daughter Chi-Chi (chichi means “father”), and thinks that her breasts would be called “Chi-Chi’s chichi” (chichi can also mean “breasts”). Meanwhile, Chi-Chi asks Goku if this is really Muten Rōshi. She wants to test him, so she throws her helmet blade at him to see if he’ll dodge. Kame-Sen’nin does turn around to avoid it with his staff, but the tip of the staff gets cut off, and the blade goes right into his bald head. Chi-Chi thinks he must not be Muten Rōshi, and he yells at her for it. He pulls out his driver’s license to prove who he is, and so Chi-Chi realizes it’s him, and pulls the blade out of his head.

With a band-aid on his head now, Kame-Sen’nin asks why they came, and Goku says they need the Bashō Fan. Kame-Sen’nin then explains the fan to the two. Chi-Chi asks him to let them borrow it to put out the fire on Mount Frypan. She promises to bring it back when they’re done with it. Kame-Sen’nin has heard of the situation at Mount Frypan, and thinks the Bashō Fan could put out the fire for sure. Chi-Chi begs him to let them use it, and Kame-Sen’nin relents, but with conditions.

Kame-Sen’nin takes Goku aside and says he’ll let them have the fan, if he can have a go at Bulma’s breasts. Umigame scolds him for that, and Kame-Sen’nin says how a dying old man should be allowed a souvenir for the underworld. Umigame says he needs no underworld souvenir, as he drank an eternal youth potion. Goku figures it would be alright to just poke at Bulma’s chest. But this must stay a secret from Chi-Chi. Kame-Sen’nin goes in and searches the house, but he can’t find the fan. Umigame reminds him he used it as a pot holder, and then Kame-Sen’nin remembers he spilled wonton soup on it and threw it out since he couldn’t clean it. Chi-Chi starts crying, but Kame-Sen’nin says he’ll go to Mount Frypan and put out the fire himself. He changes his clothes, and then calls for Ko-Gamera, who comes flying to the island. Kame-Sen’nin hops on and follows them, getting dizzy along the way. Back on Mount Frypan, Goku explains to Gyūmaō that the fan is gone, but Kame-Sen’nin is coming himself to extinguish the fire. When Kame-Sen’nin arrives, the first thing he does is vomit from dizziness.

Chapter Notes

  • The original title page for this chapter, as it appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump, was retitled and moved in the tankōbon and kanzenban releases to accompany Chapter 12. This change most likely occurred because Chapter 12 was the first chapter in Tankōbon Volume 2, but its own title page was likely omitted due to it largely being filled with contest results. Needing a title page, this chapter’s was moved forward to the front of the tankōbon, and unfortunately this change was carried over into the kanzenban release even though it was not entirely necessary at that point.
  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump featured short comments from the various series’ authors, giving fans a brief insight into their current thoughts, ranging from series-related announcements to trivial happenings in their personal lives. Akira Toriyama’s comments from this issue were:

    Lately I’ve been getting tons of fan letters asking me for stuff. How about telling me what you think of the comic every now and then?! <Akira>

Page Breakdown

The majority of the Dragon Ball series was drawn in black and white, but chapters were occasionally published with color pages. This breakdown notes how many full-color, limited-color, and black-and-white pages appeared in this chapter. As the tankōbon volumes were not released with these colors intact, any color pages shown are taken from the kanzenban release.