Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 147

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Wakagaeru ka!? Pikkoro Daimaō

Demon King Piccolo’s Youth Restored?!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 20 October 1987 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #47)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 111, “Kame-Sen’nin’s Final Mafūba!!”
Dragon Ball Episode 112, “Demon King Piccolo’s Youth Restored?!”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 13 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Piccolo continues on about regaining his youth, and Tenshinhan notes that that was his plan. Piccolo stands over the Dragon Balls and calls out Shenlong, and the sky turns black. Tenshinhan realizes what a bad thing Piccolo having his youth restored would be, as the Dragon Balls begin to glow. Shenlong shoots up in his usual blaze of glory, impressing all the onlookers. Tenshinhan telepathically calls Chiaotzu, telling him to make his wish before Piccolo does.

“Now, speak thy wish. Any wish, but only one, and I shall grant it.” Piccolo starts to call out his wish, when Chiaotzu runs out. “Please erase…” Piccolo turns his head. “…Demon King Piccolo…” Piccolo blasts Chiaotzu before he can finish the wish, killing him on the spot. Tenshinhan is pissed, but there’s nothing he can do (he can’t even speak aloud). Shenlong tells Piccolo to hurry it up, so he yells out his wish to have his youth restored. Shenlong says it’s an easy thing, and Piccolo slowly begins to lose all of his wrinkles.

Piccolo gets excited, as he can now feel the incredible power of his restored youth flowing through him. Goku notices the black sky, and realizes that guy has summoned Shenlong. Yajirobe recognizes that name, and that it means all seven balls have been gathered, as Karin Tower comes into view.

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:


    “Our son’s gotten big, so why don’t we take him out?”… is the story, so now I’m looking for a powerful 4-wheel-drive vehicle. <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.