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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 103


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孫悟空強し!!

Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!

Son Goku The Mighty!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 02 December 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #01/02)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 073, “Certain Death from the Akumaito Beam?!”

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 09 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Mummy-kun continues wondering about him, and Baba yells for him to get on with it. Mummy-kun runs at Goku, and punches him in the gut, then uppercuts him. He kicks Goku hard into one of the devils’ faces, cracking it, and then Goku lands face first back on the tongue. Everyone watching is all worried, and Mummy-kun and Baba laugh about this, but then Goku gets up and says it’s his turn now. Mummy-kun‘s pissed, and Goku walks up to him. He swings at Goku, but Goku ducks it and punches him in the gut. Mummy-kun‘s knocked out, and he falls over face first, and so Goku holds him over his head and asks about the next match.

Everyone’s in shock, but Kame-Sen’nin’s not too surprised, since he did wipe out the Red Ribbon Army all by himself. Goku asks Granny if she’ll help them after he beats the next two, and she starts to get pissed. The other two fighters are watching, and Baba calls out Akkuman, a devil looking dude. Kame-Sen’nin thinks of how each of them has been getting stronger, and wonders about the last one.

Baba calls for the match to begin, and Akkuman flies into the air with his wings, and tells Goku that “me-sama” is going to send him to hell. Akkuman flies down at Goku, but Goku just kicks him, and everyone’s amazed by Goku’s speed.

Chapter Notes

  • This chapter’s title is repeated for chapter 126. While not particularly surprising in itself, considering the author’s well-known forgetfulness and unwillingness to read what he had already written, it is rather astonishing when one considers that the chapters in question were published barely six months apart.
  • 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:

    最近、竹馬を買ってきた。さっそくコツコツ歩きまわっていたら悪ガキの頃を思い出した。<明>

    I bought some stilts recently. Once I started clattering around on them, I instantly remembered my days as a little brat. <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.