Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Chapter 193

Tankōbon Title Page
Tankōbon Title Page
Kanzenban Title Page
Kanzenban Title Page
Full Color Title Page
Full Color Title Page


Tenka’ichi Budōkai no Chōten!!

The Tenka’ichi Budōkai’s Climax!!

Chapter Information

Premiered: 20 September 1988 (Weekly Shōnen Jump 1988 #43)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Episode 148, “Hooray! The World’s Strongest Man”

  • Digital Monochrome Edition Volume 17 (12 October 2012)

Chapter Synopsis

Piccolo’s blast keeps coming down at the immobile Goku, and the few remaining spectators all freak out. “Boom!” The blast hits the ground, and there’s a large explosion. When the smoke clears, there’s just a crater in the remains of the ring. The crater is completely empty, and Piccolo comes back down to the ground, celebrating Son Goku’s death, thinking he’s turned to dust.

Goku’s friends are all pissed, as Piccolo continues celebrating his victory. But then Kuririn notices something, and asks Tenshinhan what he sees with his great vision. Tenshinhan spots something — it’s Goku, up in the air, a ways off. Goku is flying toward Piccolo from behind him, and Tenshinhan shouts out that it’s Bukūjutsu. Goku continues darting toward Piccolo, and finally connects with a headbutt to Piccolo’s gut.

Piccolo is thrown off a distance, coughing up blood, and then he and Goku each hit the ground. Goku asks the announcer if that isn’t a ring out for Piccolo, and the announcer looks over, seeing that it is indeed. “It’s contestant Son’s win!!!! Son Goku has won the Tenka’ichi Budōkai!!!!!” Goku’s friends begin to celebrate as they run over toward him, as he is laying all beaten up and bloody in what used to be the ring.

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:

    新展開の内容は、だいたい決まっているのですが、設定などが、まだまだ。でも遊んでしまうのだ <明>

    The new storyline’s contents are pretty much settled, but I haven’t done the designs and such yet. But I end up goofing off. <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.