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Dragon Ball: 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai arc


Arc Information

Original Run: 24 February 1987 – 21 July 1987 (22 weeks)
Corresponding: Dragon Ball Chapters 113 – 134 (22 chapters)
Page Count: 329 pages (6 full color / 24 limited color / 299 black and white)

Arc Synopsis

Three years later at the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai, some unforeseen strong opponents appear. They are Tsuru-Sen’nin’s pupils, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu. In Match #1 Tenshinhan has an easy victory against Yamcha, breaking his leg in the process. Kuririn vs Chiaotzu followed, with Chiaotzu unleashing a Dodonpa of all things. Realizing he can’t beat Kuririn with force alone, Chiaotzu uses his psychic powers to prevent Kuririn from moving, and attacks him! However, Kuririn learns Chiaotzu’s secret weakness… he’s bad at math!

Having defeated Chiaotzu with his math skills, Kuririn’s next opponent was Goku of all people. This was an unexpected showdown between fellow pupils, but Goku got an overwhelming victory through his dramatic difference in power. He ended up going to the finals to face Tenshinhan, who had beaten Jackie Chun. An even battle of offense and defense unfolded between Goku and Tenshinhan, with neither giving an inch. Then Tenshinhan announced that in order to put an end to the battle, he would fire the Kikōhō, which would shorten his own lifespan.

The ring is annihilated by Tenshinhan’s Kikōhō, so the match became an aerial battle. Goku put up a valiant fight in the sky, but Tenshinhan became the champion as he landed out of bounds just after Goku. However, after the tournament ends, Kuririn is killed by somebody!!

Chapter List

第22回天下一武道会
Dai-Nijūnikai Tenka’ichi Budōkai
The Twenty-Second Tenka’ichi Budōkai
24 February 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #13
予選サバイバル
Yosen Sabaibaru
Surviving the Preliminaries
03 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #14
予選サバイバルその2
Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni
Surviving the Preliminaries, Part Two
10 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #15
つくられた対戦表
Tsukurareta Taisenhyō
Manufactured Matchups
17 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #16
ヤムチャのかめはめ波
Yamucha no Kamehameha
Yamcha’s Kamehameha
24 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #17
ヤムチャ破れる!!
Yamucha Yabureru!!
Yamcha Broken!!
31 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #18
満月の恨み
Mangetsu no Urami
A Full Moon Grudge
07 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #19
なんとどどん波
Nanto Dodonpa
An Unexpected Dodonpa
14 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #20
クリリンの大作戦
Kuririn no Dai-Sakusen
Kuririn’s Great Strategy
21 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #21
孫悟空参上!!!
Son Gokū Sanjō!!!
Here’s Son Goku!!!
28 April 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #22

実力伯仲!!
Jitsuryoku Hakuchū!!
Evenly Matched!!
02 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #23

若き天津飯
Wakaki Tenshinhan
Young Tenshinhan
12 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #24

孫悟空対クリリン!!
Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!
Son Goku vs Kuririn!!
19 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #25

孫悟空強し!!
Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!
Son Goku The Mighty!!
26 May 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #26

クリリンの作戦、悟空の作戦
Kuririn no Sakusen, Gokū no Sakusen
Kuririn’s Strategy, Goku’s Strategy
02 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #27

天下一のスーパーバトル!!
Tenka’ichi no Sūpā Batoru!!
The World’s Greatest Super Battle!!
09 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #28

排球拳と戦闘パワー
Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā
The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power
16 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #29

天津飯あせる!
Tenshinhan Aseru!
Tenshinhan Feels the Heat!
23 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #30

天津飯、苦悩!
Tenshinhan, Kunō!
Tenshinhan, in Anguish!
30 June 1987

Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #31

鶴仙人の怨念気功砲!!
Tsuru-Sen’nin no On’nen Kikōhō!!
Tsuru-Sen’nin’s Curse, the Kikōhō!!
07 July 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #32
両者最後の戦術!!
Ryōsha Saigo no Senjutsu!!
The Pair’s Final Tactics!!
14 July 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #33
武道大会終了!そして…
Budō Taikai Shūryō! Soshite…
The Martial Arts Tournament Concludes! And Then…
21 July 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #34