Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 141

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Son Gokū Bakuhatsu!!

Son Goku’s Explosion!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 08 September 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #41)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 107, “Son Goku – An Explosion of Anger!!”
Dragon Ball Episode 108, “Demon King Piccolo Comes Down!!”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 12 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Tambourine can’t believe he’s still alive. “Kuririn’s enemy!! Kinto-Un’s enemy!! On top of that, you stole my Dragon Ball!! I absolutely ain’t gonna forgive you!!” Yajirobe tells Son to let him eat this monster if he defeats it. Tambourine can’t believe Cymbal was defeated by this clumsy “shit brat”, and thinks he must want to die if he wants to fight him again. Goku says it is different this time; his belly’s all filled up. Tambourine wants to see just how different he is. Goku thinks of Kuririn, and Tambourine yells at him to come on, asking if he’s just talking crap again.

Goku charges toward Tambourine, and then surrounds him with a bunch of afterimages. Goku elbows the confused Tambourine in the face, and then starts pounding on Tambourine, and finally he punches Tambourine off. Goku rushes after him, jumps up, kicks off a rock, and comes down, kneeing Tambourine face first into the ground. Goku stands over him holding the peace sign, but then Tambourine gets back up, pissed. He can’t believe that they, the Demon Clan, would lose to a mere human, then fires off a mouth blast at Goku.

The spot where Goku was standing is empty, and Tambourine starts to celebrate. But Goku’s just behind him, and is going to get him on behalf of Kuririn and Kinto-Un. Tambourine flies off scared, so Goku grabs the Nyoi-Bō and extends it really high, taking Goku high up into the air. Then Goku jumps off and fires a Kamehameha when he gets near enough to Tambourine. Up in the airship, Piccolo feels that Tambourine has also died. Piccolo decides he’ll have to go down and take care of things personally, while Yajirobe chews out Goku for not leaving any of that monster behind for him to eat.

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:


    I’ve finally finished drawing all the monsters for Dragon Quest III. The game looks like a lot of fun! <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.