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Dragon Ball Chapter 062


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危機!分身の術

Kiki! Bunshin no Jutsu

Peril! The Art of Division

Chapter Information

Premiered: 18 February 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #12)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 038, “Be Afraid!! The Art of Division”

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 06 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku is chasing Murasaki around outside again, but when they get near a lake Murasaki throws another smoke bomb at Goku. When the smoke clears, Murasaki is wearing snowshoe-looking things on his feet so he can walk across the water. This is his Amenbo no Jutsu (Water-walking Technique). Goku doesn’t see what the big deal is, and Murasaki calls across from the other side that there’s piranha in the lake. Goku says he’s not limited to getting across by swimming, and he jumps all the way across to the other side. Murasaki asks if he’s a frog, and Goku asks if they’ll fight for real this time.

Murasaki starts whistling, and he announces his Bunshin no Jutsu (Art of Division). There are now five Murasaki’s, and they’ve got Goku surrounded. Goku looks around, thinking they all look real, until one of them throws some kunai at him. Thinking he has found the real one, Goku runs after him, but then another Murasaki cuts in front of him with a katana. Goku prepares to attack him, when a third Murasaki starts firing at him with a revolver. Goku thinks they all look real, and one of the Murasaki’s says it’s because they are all real. They are quintuplet ninjas!

Goku gets it now, and the five of them come at him, intending to cut him up like raw fish. They all swing at him, but Goku uses Zanzōken, and they’re only hitting an afterimage. The Murasaki’s realize the brat can use real a “Art of Division”. The real Goku whacks one of them in the head with Nyoi-Bō, then kicks another in the face, knocking them both out. Another one yells to be careful, while Goku knocks out the remaining two. The last Murasaki can’t believe this, so he runs up to a higher part of the room. He comes to a cage, and yells inside at Artificial Human No. 8 to come beat up this brat. Goku catches up, and No. 8 looks big and scary.

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:
    仕事と模型コンテストのしめ切りと弟の結婚式、友人の結婚式などでもう大変。でもアニメだけは必ず見るぞ!<明>

    Things are ridiculously hectic, what with my work and plastic model contest deadlines, my younger brother’s wedding, and my friend’s wedding. But I’ll definitely watch the anime’s premiere, no matter what! <Akira>

    This comment is one of those reprinted in Daizenshuu 7. The Dragon Ball anime premiered the following week on Wednesday the 26th, as noted in the next issue’s comment.

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.