Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 115

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Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni

Surviving the Preliminaries, Part Two

Chapter Information

Premiered: 10 March 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #15)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 086, “It’s Decided!! The Eight Brave Men”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 10 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Apparently Jackie’s heard of King Chapa and thinks this’ll be a troublesome match for Goku, even if it’s his first. Goku flies at him and punches him in the face, but it doesn’t knock Chapa down. Yamcha says it’s gotten serious, and Jackie says Chapa’s going to use Hasshuken. Yamcha’s heard of that, apparently you move so fast it looks as if you have eight arms. So, Chapa comes at Goku, but Goku manages to dodge all of his attacks, and he sweep kicks Chapa off his feet. Chapa swings at Goku, but misses, since Goku has jumped up in the air. Goku kicks off the ceiling and dives down at him, then kicks Chapa and knocks him off the platform. The official says it’s #28’s win.

Yamcha and Jackie can’t believe how easily Goku defeated Chapa, and Goku wants to see how strong they’ve all gotten over the years. It’s Jackie’s turn, and he knocks out a bear for the victory. Yamcha says he’s improved since last time, and thinks that this Budōkai has gotten even more amazing than the last one.

The preliminaries continue, with Muten Rōshi’s three students making it into the final eight, along with Jackie Chun. The three of them run outside to greet the others, and Bulma congratulates them. Kuririn asks where Muten Rōshi is, and Bulma says he’s probably off being a pervert in this crowd. “Who’d you say was a pervert!?” Kame-Sen’nin has shown up, and he compliments their work in the preliminaries. Then the PA system calls the finalists back, and so they leave. Oolong says they won’t have a problem seeing everything with Lunch (bad) around. Then Lunch starts firing off her pistol to clear a path through the crowd.

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:

    今週は間違って1P多くかいちゃったんで扉ページは無し。でも1P多く楽しめるから許して <明>

    This week I goofed up and drew an extra page of story, so now there’s no title page. But you can all enjoy the extra page, so please forgive me. <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.