Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 050

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Gokū Saidai no Pinchi!!

Goku’s Greatest Pinch!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 12 November 1985 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #50)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 027, “Goku – The Greatest Pinch”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 05 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

It’s getting late, and the sun is setting. Goku and Jackie stare at each other, while Yamcha and Kuririn cheer Goku on. Jackie begins to think about using a technique to finish the match, but he notes that it could kill Goku. Jackie then leaves his fighting stance, and tells Goku that he’s going to lose this contest. Goku asks how, but Jackie is already rolling up his sleeves and says he’s only used this technique on one other person, so Goku will be the second. “The first was Son Gohan, or rather, your grandpa…” Goku’s surprised to hear that he had fought with Grandpa.

Jackie puts his hands together, stands with his feet apart, and starts charging up. Jackie then pulls his hands apart, and they start flashing. He points his hands at Goku, announcing his Bankoku-Bikkuri-Shō. Jackie shoots out lightning from his charged up palms, and Goku is caught in the huge stream. Goku is lifted into mid-air in the stream, screaming as he’s being electrocuted. Jackie yells up at him to concede, but Goku just sticks out his tongue. Yamcha and Kuririn also tell him he should give up. And then, just as Goku starts to concede, he gets a look in his eyes… The full moon is out, and Goku has another Ōzaru transformation. Yamcha is scared, while Jackie and Kuririn are simply bug-eyed with amazement.

Chapter Notes

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Author’s Comment

  • 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:

    Now that it’s gotten cold, I sit at the kotatsu while I work. It’s nice and warm, but I keep falling asleep. <Akira>

    A kotatsu is a low table with an electric heater affixed to the underside, and a blanket sandwiched between the tabletop and the frame in order to hold in the heat. Add a bowl of mikan (similar to mandarin oranges or tangerines; very sweet and easy to peel), and you’ve got the typical winter fixture of a Japanese home.

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.