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|Premiered:||27 January 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #09)|
|Corresponding:||Dragon Ball Episode 077, “Pilaf’s Great Strategy”|
Goku says he’s leaving, and calls for Kinto-Un. He asks Upa to hold onto the Dragon Balls while he’s gone. Bulma thinks it’s suspicious that the ball’s not showing up on the radar even though it should be in the car. Meanwhile, in the Mercedes, Pilaf reminds Mai and Shuu of the plan. Pilaf starts thinking about how he’ll rule the world, and then Shuu asks him what he’ll do when he rules the world. Pilaf thinks a minute, and then yells at him that it’s a secret. Goku spots the car, and hops down onto the roof, then peeks down through the windshield. The car ends up swerving off the road, and Goku falls off.
Goku recognizes them, and Pilaf decides they’ll just go on with the plan here. The three of them get out of the car, and Goku thinks they’re probably planning to do something bad, so they should hand over the Dragon Ball. Pilaf laughs, and tells Goku that if he wins, he’ll get their Dragon Ball. But if they win, Goku has to give up his six Dragon Balls. Goku wonders how they know about his six Dragon Balls, and Pilaf says he’s a genius. Goku agrees to it, and after they promise, the three of them toss out some capsules. Out pop three goofy mecha, and they each hop into one.
Pilaf is in a small round one, Mai in a big fat one, and Shuu is in a tall one with long legs and a tiny upper body. Goku’s ready to fight, and Pilaf says he must want to die, talking about how he came up with their genius design. He tells Mai to go get him, and she stalls a bit. Goku gets tired of waiting, and flies over and jump kicks Pilaf’s robot into a mountain.
Super Jump was a seinen (young men’s) manga anthology, which began as an extra issue of Weekly Jump in 1986, and was officially spun off into its own monthly (later biweekly) publication in 1988. The one-shot Toriyama ended up drawing is the notorious Lady Red, a full-color, two page comic whose plot, about a crime-fighting heroine-turned-prostitute, employs rape for the sake of a bad pun. For obvious reasons, it was not included in his ______piece Theatre collections, and has only been collected once, in Volume 1 of the bunko-format An Emperor’s Feast of Akira Toriyama (鳥山明満漢全席 Toriyama Akira Mankanzenseki), released in 2008. It is likely for similar reasons that his only other contribution to Super Jump, a four-panel comic for the issue released in November 1986, has never seen the light of day since its original publication.
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.