Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 102

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Son Gokū Kenzan

Son Goku Steps Up

Chapter Information

Premiered: 22 November 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #52)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 072, “Goku Steps Up! The Devil’s Toilet”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 09 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Yamcha manages to climb back up, and Bulma cheers him on to get the “bandaged bastard”. He uses his Rōga Fū-Fū Ken, but Mummy-kun is just too fast, and manages to dodge all of his attacks. Mummy-kun sweep kicks Yamcha, knocking him down, and then he jumps up and comes down, kneeing Yamcha in the stomach. Mummy-kun stands over him, and tells him he’s boring, telling him he should quit. Yamcha takes the opportunity to knock him off his feet and into the lava. But Mummy-kun shoots one of his bandages and catches onto a tongue, then swings over to the wall, and kicks off of it to get back up. Mummy-kun wants to end this, and so he runs over and punches Yamcha in the face, then knees him in the gut. He pounds Yamcha on the back of the neck, and then holds him by the neck over the lava and asks him to give up, and so he concedes.

Yamcha makes his way upstairs to the little skybox everyone’s been watching from, and everyone wishes the very excited Goku good luck. Mummy-kun and Baba laugh about this kid being their last competitor, and Kame-Sen’nin contemplates Goku’s strength. Baba calls for the match to begin, and Mummy-kun is curious about this kid’s confidence.

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 compulsively clean my ears. If I can’t find my favorite ear pick, I can’t get any work done!! <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.