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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 179


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ふたつの弱点

Futatsu no Jakuten

Two Weak Points

Chapter Information

Premiered: 14 June 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #29)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 141, “Four Tenshinhans”

Availability:
  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 15 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Tenshinhan thinks he’s talking crap, and then tells Goku this next attack will give him the victory. The four Tenshinhans each get in a separate corner and again fire four blasts at Goku. Goku jumps up over them again, and a Tenshinhan yells out that he can’t escape their twelve eyes. However, before the Tenshinhans can use their eye blasts again, Goku uses the Taiyō-Ken, blinding everyone except the sunglasses-wearing announcer and Kame-Sen’nin.

Goku comes back down to the ring, and tells the Tenshinhans that’s their first weakness — their eyes are too good. They see an opponent’s movements with just their eyes, so without them, they’re no good. One of the Tenshinhans says it’s the same with him, but Goku giggles and says it isn’t. “The Tenshinhan behind me plans to hit me with a right chop.” Goku tells him that during his training he learned how to not rely on his eyes to see his opponent.

Goku then brings up the second weakness, saying that becoming four people was a mistake. Goku charges at one Tenshinhan, hitting him in the chest, then he runs around the ring hitting the second, third, and finally the fourth, and they all four fly out of the ring. Goku says that since he divided into four people with one person’s power, their attacks, defense, and speed would also be divided by four. So, now, Goku is moving on to the finals…

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:

    マイカーのシティがこわれちゃったので、トゥデイに変えました。小さいけどよく走るよ―。<明>

    My City broke down, so I changed over to a Today. It’s small, but it runs well. <Akira>

    Both of the cars mentioned were made by Honda. The odd names are typical for Japanese cars.

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.