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Dragon Ball Chapter 075


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海賊港の伏兵

Kaizoku Minato no Fukuhei

Ambush in the Pirate Harbor

Chapter Information

Premiered: 20 May 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #25)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 050, “The Pirates’ Trap”
Dragon Ball Episode 051, “The Ocean Bottom’s Guardman”

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 07 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

The harbor is huge, there’s a dock with a huge ship, building, and cars. Bulma thinks it must’ve been the pirates’ base, and Kuririn thinks the treasure is somewhere in here. They talk about the harbor some more, while Blue watches on, thinking about killing them and getting the Dragon Ball and the treasure.

Goku senses something, and Blue gets scared, but Goku tells Kuririn it’s not the Red Ribbon Army, since it’s not human. Then a skeleton bursts out of the building, with a gun for a left arm and a sword in his right hand. It swipes at them with the sword, and they just barely dodge it. Bulma knew there would be ghosts here, but Kuririn says it’s a robot.

They dodge the bullets as the robot starts to fire at them and Goku rushes at it, kicking it in the back of the head. Then Kuririn chops the blade of the sword off with his hand, and the two of them prepare to attack its legs. Blue notes their use of kenpō, and then the robot slugs Kuririn in the face and knocks him back a few feet. Kuririn thinks it’s strong, and they prepare to attack while Bulma watches on.

The pirate robot fires at them some more, and as they hide behind some crates, Goku tells Kuririn to go find the Dragon Ball with Bulma while he takes care of the robot. Goku jump kicks the robot into the water, and Kuririn and Bulma take the opportunity to run away, and Blue follows them at a safe distance. Goku looks down into the water, and the robot’s tail pulls him down below and starts to electrocute him. Then Goku breaks off the tail and jumps to the surface, and decides to take Nyoi-Bō up to the roof of the building. The robot jumps out of the water and looks around. Goku dives straight down at it and punches straight through the robot, causing it to explode.

Goku runs to try to catch up with the others. Meanwhile, Kuririn notices that explosion is causing the foundation to crack. He and Bulma run like hell, and when they come to a fork in the path, Kuririn marks the direction they take for Goku. When Blue catches up, he erases the arrow and draws a new one pointing in the opposite direction. Soon after, Goku notices the arrow and heads left instead of right.

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:

    6月10日にコミックスの3巻が出ます! おこづかいに余裕のあるあなた、よろしくお買い求めください。<明>

    The 3rd volume of the Comics comes out June 10th! You’ve got plenty of allowance money: go out and buy it. <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.