Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 118

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Yamucha Yabureru!!

Yamcha Broken!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 31 March 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #18)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 088, “Go, Yamcha! The Dreadful Tenshinhan”
Dragon Ball Episode 089, “Be Afraid!! A Full Moon Grudge”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 10 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Everyone watches as Tenshinhan stands firm and bounces the Kamehameha back Yamcha’s way. Yamcha is just barely able to jump up to avoid it, and Tenshinhan follows him as the Kamehameha hits a building. Yamcha’s pissed about the deflection, and Goku yells for him to look out. Tenshinhan’s mid-air right next to him, and he kicks Yamcha and tosses him back down to the ring. Yamcha lands really hard and he’s knocked out. Tenshinhan comes down, landing knee first on Yamcha’s leg, breaking it.

Goku runs in the ring, and the announcer comes in worried as well, while Tenshinhan just smugly asks the results. “Y-Yamcha is unable to continue the match in his condition. T-therefore, it’s Tenshinhan’s win…!!” The announcer tells a guy that the leg is broken and he needs to be taken to a hospital, and Pu’er flies in, saying he’ll do so. Pu’er changes into a magic carpet, and Goku and Kuririn help Yamcha onto it. Pu’er flies off with him and Bulma says she’s going to follow.

Goku’s pissed, and Tenshinhan says he should be thankful he’s such a nice man and he didn’t kill him. Goku says he’ll get him, but Tenshinhan just laughs and leaves the ring, doubting Goku will make it to the finals. Tsuru-Sen’nin is pleased with this, and thinks Kame-Sen’nin must be getting pale.

“W-well then, we’ll begin the second match. It’s Jackie Chun versus Man-Wolf!” Man-Wolf heads out first, glaring at Jackie on the way. Chiaotzu gives Tenshinhan the peace sign, and Tenshinhan says it was only natural, but he’d thought the Kame-sen Style would be better than that. He tells Chiaotzu that Yamcha was probably the best of Kame-Sen’nin’s three students, so he’ll probably be the winner, and Chiaotzu will be the runner up.

Chapter Notes


  • In the second panel of the first page, Tenshinhan’s wristbands are suddenly missing. They reappear immediately afterwards, on the first panel of the third page, which is the first shot in which his forearms are once again clearly visible.

Author’s Comment

  • 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:

    親戚の子供はボクを単に、DRAGONBALLの似顔絵がうまいおじさんだと思っている <明>

    One of my relatives’ kids thinks that I’m just this old guy who’s really good at Dragon Ball fanart. <Akira>

    This is one of the comments featured in Daizenshuu 7.

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.