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Manga Guide

Dragon Ball: 21st Tenka’ichi Budōkai arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 14 May 1985 – 10 December 1985 (31 weeks)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Chapters 024 – 054 (31 chapters)
Page Count: 469 pages (4 full color / 57 limited color / 408 black and white)

Arc Synopsis

In order to receive training from Kame-Sen’nin, Goku must bring back a pichi-pichi girl. Along with Kuririn, another aspiring pupil, Goku sets out on a girl search. The two of them bring back Lunch, whose personality suddenly changes each time she sneezes, and become pupils. Having endured harsh training, Goku and Kuririn succeed in entering the Tenka’ichi Budōkai, which determines the strongest martial arts masters in the world. Match #1 arrives. Kuririn easily knocks down his opponent Bacterian.

Strong opponents appeared before Goku. The mystery man Jackie Chun defeats Yamcha and Kuririn. His mystery deepens as he continues to win through astounding strength, and unleashes a Kamehameha during his match with Kuririn. It then turned out that Jackie Chun’s identity, which he had tried to conceal, was Goku and Kuririn’s master Kame-Sen’nin. Meanwhile, Goku easily advances, knocking down Giran in his first match and Namu in his second. And then the finals begin, with Goku versus Jackie Chun. The fierce battle reaches its conclusion, and Goku loses by a hair’s breadth.

Chapter List

亀仙人の修業料
Kame-Sen’nin no Shugyō Ryō
The Price of Kame-Sen’nin’s Training
14 May 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #24
ライバル?参上!!
Raibaru? Sanjō!!
A Rival? Arrival!!
21 May 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #25
?な女の子
Fushigi na On’na no Ko
The Peculiar Girl
28 May 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #26
ランチのクシャミ
Ranchi no Kushami
Lunch’s Sneeze
04 June 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #27
修業はじまり!!
Shugyō Hajimari!!
The Training Begins!!
11 June 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #28
亀マークの石さがし
Kame Māku no Ishi Sagashi
The Search for the Turtle-Marked Stone
18 June 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #29
牛乳配達
Gyūnyū Haitatsu
Milk Delivery
25 June 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #30
亀仙流の厳しい修業
Kamesenryū no Kibishii Shugyō
The Kame-sen School’s Tough Training
02 July 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #31
天下一武道会はじまる!!
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Hajimaru!!
The Tenka’ichi Budōkai Begins!!
09 July 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #32
修業の威力!!
Shugyō no Iryoku!!
The Power of Training!!
16 July 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #33
天下無敵!
Tenka Muteki!
Completely Unrivaled!
23 July 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #34
対戦決定!!
Taisen Kettei!!
The Matchups are Decided!!
30 July 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #35
第1試合
Dai-Ichi Shiai
The First Match
06 August 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #36
第2試合
Dai-Ni Shiai
The Second Match
13 August 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #37
第3試合
Dai-San Shiai
The Third Match
20 August 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #38
第4試合
Dai-Yon Shiai
The Fourth Match
27 August 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #39
悟空のシッポ
Gokū no Shippo
Goku’s Tail
03 September 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #40
クリリン対ジャッキー・チュン
Kuririn Tai Jakkī Chun
Kuririn vs Jackie Chun
10 September 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #41
大攻防戦!
Dai-Kōbōsen!
A Great Give-and-Take Battle!
17 September 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #42
謎のジャッキー・チュン
Nazo no Jakkī Chun
The Mysterious Jackie Chun
24 September 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #43
孫悟空対ナム
Son Gokū Tai Namu
Son Goku vs Namu
01 October 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #44
大空中戦!
Dai-Kūchūsen!
A Great Mid-Air Battle!
08 October 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #45
大決勝戦
Dai-Kesshōsen
The Grand Finals
15 October 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #46
かめはめ波
Kamehameha
The Kamehameha
22 October 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #47
猿マネ孫悟空
Saru Mane Son Gokū
Monkey-See, Monkey-Do Son Goku
29 October 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #48
武天老師(ジャッキー・チュン)の逆襲
Jakkī Chun no Gyakushū
Jackie Chun’s Counterattack
05 November 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #49
悟空最大のピンチ!!
Gokū Saidai no Pinchi!!
Goku’s Greatest Pinch!!
12 November 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #50
天下一武道会大騒然
Tenka’ichi Budōkai Dai-Sōzen
Chaos Reigns at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai
19 November 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #51
クライマックス近し!!
Kuraimakkusu Chikashi!!
The Climax Nears!!
26 November 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1985 #52
クライマックス
Kuraimakkusu
The Climax
03 December 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #01/02
再冒険!!
Sai-Bōken!!
Another Adventure!!
10 December 1985
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1986 #03/04