Manga Guide

Dragon Ball Volume 10

Original Version (1987)      Refreshed Version (2009)


Dai-Nijūnikai Tenka’ichi Budōkai

The Twenty-Second Tenka’ichi Budōkai

General Information

First Release: 10 November 1987 (print edition)
12 October 2012 (digital edition)
Retail: ¥360, not taxed (initial print edition)
¥400 + 5% tax (current print edition, since May 2009)
¥350 + 5% tax (digital edition)
Publisher: Shueisha
Size / Pages: New Book Format (11 × 17 cm) / 192 pages
Catalog No.: ISBN 4-08-851840-3


The volume’s introduction from author Akira Toriyama is printed on the front flap of the dust cover and accompanied by a small color illustration.

There’s practically nothing good about being nearsighted. When you go swimming at the pool or the beach, you can’t see any of the gals in their bathing suits! It often happens that I’ll think, “Oh!”, and hurry to put on my glasses, only for it to be an old lady, so I’ll hurry to take my glasses off again. There was even one time where the hot spring I went to had mixed bathing, but I had to swallow my tears because all I could see was a blur. Stupid nearsightedness! Everyone, please take care of your eyes.


This volume compiles chapters 109 to 120 as originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump, covering issues 1987 #09 to 1987 #20. All chapter title pages shown below are those included in this volume. The chapter premiere dates listed below are based on the sale date of their respective issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, which is when that issue officially went on sale.

Chapters (109 – 120)

Pirafu Ichimi no Sai-Chōsen
The Pilaf Gang’s Second Attempt
27 January 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #09
Pirafu no Dai-Sakusen
Pilaf’s Great Strategy
03 February 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #10
Shenron Futatabi!!
Once Again, Shenlong!!
10 February 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #11
Kakero! Son Gokū
Run, Son Goku!
17 February 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #12
Dai-Nijūnikai Tenka’ichi Budōkai
The Twenty-Second Tenka’ichi Budōkai
24 February 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #13
Yosen Sabaibaru
Surviving the Preliminaries
03 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #14
Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni
Surviving the Preliminaries, Part Two
10 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #15
Tsukurareta Taisenhyō
Manufactured Matchups
17 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #16
Yamucha no Kamehameha
Yamcha’s Kamehameha
24 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #17
Yamucha Yabureru!!
Yamcha Broken!!
31 March 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #18
Mangetsu no Urami
A Full Moon Grudge
07 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #19
Nanto Dodonpa
An Unexpected Dodonpa
14 April 1987
Weekly Shōnen Jump 1987 #20

Title Page Special Feature

As the tankōbon are compilations of pre-existing chapters, they are intended to be continuously read from beginning to end. Often times, any title pages not considered integral to the story, or due to page count issues between chapters, were moved to the back of the volume and collected in a special gallery following the volume’s final chapter. The gallery notes the title pages are “as they appeared in Weekly Shōnen Jump“, which include the original tag lines and “Bird Studio” logo. These features are typically removed from the title pages remaining in the volume’s main content.

Toriyama-san’s Dragon Ball Ask-Me-Anything Corner

Each of the first 12 tankōbon volumes contains a short, two-page Q&A session with Akira Toriyama (essentially the continuation of a similar section in Dr. Slump), where he answers questions sent in by readers. Anyone was able to send in a postcard to the address listed in the book, and individuals whose submissions ran in a subsequent volume were promised a signed illustration (shikishi) from Toriyama himself. This solicitation remained in place in all printings through mid-1995 (the end of the series’ run in Weekly Shōnen Jump), after which it was removed. The Q&A section is not included in the digital edition.

The first six volumes also included an invitation to join Toriyama’s official fan club, the “Akira Toriyama Preservation Society” (Toriyama Akira Hozon-Kai), whose members received a newsletter with “inside stories” and other bonus content that would “make the comics ten times more fun”. Readers were invited to send a ¥60 stamp in an envelope to the address given, after which they would receive a membership form. This invitation remained until May 1987 (concurrent with the publication of volume 7); it was then replaced with a notice that the club had reached its predetermined membership limit, and an apology to those who still wished to join. This notice remains in current printings, even though the club has long since disbanded, with the final newsletter (issue #25) published in September 1987.


  • No chapter title pages were omitted from this volume.
  • The volume’s cover illustration is taken from the title page for Chapter 4.

Supplemental Images

The following supplemental images are included in this volume and are original illustrations drawn by Akira Toriyama exclusively for this tankōbon volume:

Staff Credits

Note that the publisher credited varies by print edition based on the staff at Shueisha at the time of its printing. The publisher listed below coincides with this volume’s first edition printing.



鳥山 明

Akira Toriyama




Home-sha Co., Ltd.




Sueo Horiuchi


Publishing House

株式会社 集英社

Shueisha Co., Ltd.


Printing House


Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.