Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 047

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The Kamehameha

Chapter Information

Premiered: 22 October 1985 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #47)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 026, “The Final Round!! Kamehameha”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 04 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Jackie’s coming at Goku, but Goku jumps out of the way at the last second. Jackie back flips up into the air, and kicks Goku far off into the distance. Jackie lands back in the ring, and Kuririn and Yamcha are worried that it’s a ring out already, since Goku can’t use Kinto-Un again. Jackie starts celebrating his win, thinking Goku was stupid, but then the audience spots something. Bulma, Oolong, and Pu’er are excited, because it’s Goku, and Jackie looks up in shock. Goku’s tail is spinning like a helicopter, and he’s slowly coming back to the ring.

Jackie’s pissed that he got lucky with that tail, and Goku brings up that he used a Kamehameha to fly earlier. Jackie says he’s going to show Goku the power of an experienced Kamehameha, and so he fires one at Goku. Goku counters it with his own Kamehameha and the two collide midway. They disappear, knocking both Jackie and Goku back. Goku says it was a Kamehameha Gaeshi, and Jackie can’t believe it. Jackie thinks he’ll have to come up with a new strategy to beat Goku.

Chapter Notes

  • Each issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump features 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:

    I finally went to Disneyland! Even my editor came with me and raised some hell! It was a good experience! <Akira>

    Toriyama’s editor at this point was Kazuhiko Torishima, the model for the villain Dr. Mashirito in Dr. Slump.

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.