Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 146

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Kame-Sen’nin Saigo no Mafūba!!

Kame-Sen’nin’s Final Mafūba!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 13 October 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #46)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 111, “Kame-Sen’nin’s Final Mafūba!!”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 13 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Piccolo laughs about this old guy who plans to challenge him, and Kame-Sen’nin says this isn’t the first time they’ve met. Kame-Sen’nin says he was there when Piccolo fought his teacher. His teacher’s name was… Mutaito! Piccolo freaks out, and Kame-Sen’nin pulls out a capsule. Out pops a Denshi Jar, and Piccolo freaks out even more. Tenshinhan realizes what’s coming, as Kame-Sen’nin reminds Piccolo about this technique. Pilaf wonders what’s wrong, while the pterodactyl-looking guy can’t believe this.

Piccolo tries to fly away, but Kame-Sen’nin throws his hands into the air, calling out, “Mafūba!!!!” Piccolo is caught in some kind of wave of magic, and Kame-Sen’nin swirls him around, directing Piccolo toward the Denshi Jar. But, Kame-Sen’nin slightly misdirects it, and Piccolo crashes a few inches from the Denshi Jar rather than inside of it. Kame-Sen’nin weakly says this was a mistake, but tells Piccolo he believes that he’ll be defeated one day. And then Kame-Sen’nin drops to his death, as Piccolo laughs. Elsewhere, Goku feels something is wrong, but he doesn’t know what, and Yajirobe thinks he’s weird.

Piccolo continues laughing about Kame-Sen’nin’s death, while Pilaf and everyone celebrates up in the airship. Piccolo says he has nothing left to fear, since there’s nobody left to perform the Mafūba, and he laughs some more. Then he waves his fingers, bringing the five Dragon Balls up from the ground. He coughs up his two, bringing all seven balls together. Piccolo is prepared to have his youth and power restored, as Tenshinhan curses not being able to do anything.

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:

    せっかくのお休みは庭の盆栽に水をまくのでつぶれちゃった。親父が旅行になんか行くからだ <明>

    I spent my precious vacation sprinkling water over the Bonsai trees in the garden. All because my dad had to take a trip. <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.