Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 104

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The Akumaito Beam

Chapter Information

Premiered: 09 December 1986 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #03/04)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 073, “Certain Death from the Akumaito Beam?!”
Dragon Ball Episode 074, “A Glimpse at the Mysterious Fifth Man”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 09 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Goku thinks this one’s not all that strong either, and Akkuman gets pissed. Baba yells at him to hurry up with it, and so Akkuman comes at Goku again. He swipes at him, but Goku leans back, and then jumps backwards to avoid his kick. Goku then runs at Akkuman and punches him in the face, knocking out a tooth, and knocking him off the tongue. Akkuman starts flapping his wings, though, and gets back up there and starts bragging about how great Akkuman-sama is.

Everyone’s happy with Goku’s match, and Kame-Sen’nin says he might be too strong for the next Tenka’ichi Budōkai. Baba yells at Akkuman for slacking off so much, and so he decides to show his true power. Akkuman puts his two index and two middle fingers to his head, and talks about how this technique will make your heart explode if you have even a little bit of evil in it. He tells Goku he’s going to die, and pulls his fingers from his head and points them at Goku. Baba calls out for him to wait, but it’s too late, the attack has started. A wave comes from his fingers, swirling its way towards Goku and it hits him.

Akkuman calls out for Goku to explode, and everyone’s worried about him, but Goku just wonders about this weird light that’s surrounding him. It disappears, and Baba says this kid has a heart like a baby or an animal. Everyone’s happy Goku’s alright, and Akkuman gets pissed and makes a pitchfork appear. He swipes at Goku with it, and Goku gets mad about him using a weapon. Goku gets serious and kicks Akkuman through one of the devils’ heads and into the wall. He thinks he might have put a little too much into it. Kame-Sen’nin can’t believe Goku’s speed.

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:

    アシスタントの松山くんが結婚 これからは仕事で遅くならないようにしてあげないとなあ。<明>

    My assistant Matsuyama-kun’s getting married. She’d better make sure he’s on time for work. <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.