Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 160

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Son Gokū Saigo no Kake!!

Son Goku’s Final Gamble!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 02 February 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #10)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 122, “The Final Gamble!!”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 14 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Piccolo threatens to kill Tenshinhan if Goku moves, but Tenshinhan tells him to just kill Piccolo and not to worry about him. Piccolo thinks he’s said too much, and starts to squeeze Tenshinhan’s head. Goku yells to stop, and says he’ll do as he likes. Piccolo tells him not to move, and then picks up a rock and blows it at Goku, disabling his left arm. Piccolo says that humanity’s weakness is its generosity, and Goku hesitates, then insists that they’ll kill him somehow or other, and Piccolo asks how. “Ten-san, forgive me! I’m gonna defeat Piccolo!!!”

Piccolo can’t believe he’d just let him die, and Goku insists he’ll return him to life with the Dragon Balls. Piccolo laughs and says how he got rid of Shenlong, and Goku can’t believe it. Goku’s at a loss again, and so Piccolo blows another rock at him, taking out his left leg, and knocking Goku down. Piccolo laughs at how Goku can’t stand up right now, he’s like a green caterpillar. Piccolo doesn’t need Tenshinhan anymore, so he drops him to the ground. He’ll take this one out later, but first he needs to take care of the brat.

Piccolo laughs at how Goku can’t do anything, so it finally ends here. Piccolo flies high up into the air, and prepares to take out this person who’s kept him from making this a world of darkness. Piccolo then dives down at Goku, but Goku says he’s mistaken, he has one remaining arm. Goku charges up this arm, then points it down at the ground, and fires a Kamehameha down, projecting himself into the air toward Piccolo. Goku puts everything into this fist, as Piccolo prepares to fire a counter blast down at him.

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:


    The battle with Piccolo has reached its apex. Drawing it, I finally got to put some strength in my hand, and when I finished drawing, my hand was tired. <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.