Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 129

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Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā

The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power

Chapter Information

Premiered: 16 June 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #29)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 098, “A Secret Ability – The Haikyū-Ken vs Fighting Power”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 11 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Now Tenshinhan’s going to finish Goku off. He tosses Goku up into the air, and then Tenshinhan does an about-face and calls out, “Haikyū-Ken, here I go!!!” Tenshinhan makes a really cute face, then slaps his hands together and rushes toward Goku, just before he falls back to the ring. “One!!” Tenshinhan bumps Goku back into the air with the back of his wrist. “Two!!” Tenshinhan holds his hands up over his head, setting Goku like a volleyball in the air. Tenshinhan then jumps up after Goku. “Attaaaaaack!!!!” Tenshinhan spikes Goku back down toward the ring, and Goku hits it hard, looking dead.

But Goku easily kicks back up, shocking everyone. Tenshinhan tells him he’s surprisingly tough, and Goku says he should start going all out. Tenshinhan laughs, and asks about that. Goku explains he only used his “Match Use Power”. “However, since it seems you want to kill me, I’m going to use my Battle Use Power!!” Tenshinhan wonders about this, then shrugs it off and calls Goku to bring it on. Goku rushes at Tenshinhan, then punches him in the face, socks him in the gut, and then kicks Tenshinhan across the ring. Goku then charges after Tenshinhan, flying under him. He kicks Tenshinhan in the back from below, sending Tenshinhan way up into the air.

Goku decides to fire a Kamehameha up at Tenshinhan, but stops just before the last “ha”. Tenshinhan then lands, taking a moment to regain his composure. He tells Goku how great this feels, since he’s never had a fight like this before. Kuririn thinks Goku’s stupid for stopping the Kamehameha, but Kame-Sen’nin explains to him that it would’ve been a waste of energy to use it now, as Goku blocks an elbow from Tenshinhan.

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:


    Recently I’ve been too busy to go to the supermarket, so when I finally managed to get down there I was so happy that I bought lots of stuff… <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.