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ドラゴンボール 第5話
Dragon Ball 5


Strong and Bad: Yamcha of the Desert

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/03/26
脚本 Teleplay: 小山高男 Takao Koyama
演出 Episode Director: 西尾大介 Daisuke Nishio
作画監督 Animation Director: 海老沢幸男 Yukio Ebisawa
美術 Background Art: 辻 忠直 Tadanao Tsuji


Gokuu, Blooma, and Oolong ride along a river in a capsule motorboat toward the next Dragon Ball. Gokuu wonders why they brought Oolong along, so Blooma explains that his transformation ability might be useful. Oolong, however, is not interested...until Blooma says she is considering sleeping in only her underwear tonight. Gokuu then pat-pats Oolong and notes that he is male. Oolong yells that it should be pretty obvious by looking, and proclaims his hatred for men. As the group continues down the river, Blooma explains that their next destination is Mount Frypan. But Oolong says he's not going there, as it is the home of the very frightening Bull Demon King. Oolong then turns into a fish and dives into the water to escape. Gokuu undresses to swim after him, but Oolong hides in seaweed, and Gokuu must return to the surface unsuccessful.

Blooma then says she knows the perfect bait. She removes her panties and puts them on a fishing rod, and sure enough, she catches him. Blooma will not let him keep her underwear, instead giving Oolong a candy ball. Gokuu can't have one, though, which Oolong assumes is because he's better with women. But their conversation is interrupted when the boat suddenly stops due to a lack of gas. Blooma asks Oolong to change into gasoline, but when he says he can't, she instead asks him to turn into an oar. He complies long enough for Gokuu to paddle them to the shore.

As they tie the boat up, Blooma notices that her case of capsules is missing. She realizes she must have dropped them in the river, and asks Oolong to become a fish and go find them, in exchange for her underwear. But Oolong insists it's impossible in such a large river. Blooma cries about her lack of house and vehicles, but Gokuu suggests that Oolong transform into a bike for her. However, they suddenly notice Oolong is missing. Gokuu attempts to look for him via the Somersault Cloud, but Blooma has a more successful strategy: she shouts out "Pee-Pee Pee-Pee!" This gives Oolong sudden bowel troubles, which she shouts out to him is because of the candy ball she gave him, called PP Candy. Shouting out "Pee-Pee!" will make a person who took it have diarrhea. Oolong relents and shows himself, so Blooma tells him to turn into a bike now. But because his transformations are only in appearance, he can't support her weight. Oolong turns into a pair of panties, thinking it will work better for her, but Blooma does not agree.

The three of them have now trekked into a desert with lots of strange rock formations. Blooma and Oolong are exhausted, much to Gokuu's annoyance. Blooma complains of her lack of luxuries before suddenly falling asleep under one of the rock formations. Oolong thinks he and Gokuu should follow her lead and nap as well. Elsewhere, a tiny cat spots Gokuu and Oolong from a larger, hollowed out rock formation. He runs inside to tells his friend, Yamcha (a tall young man with long hair), that there are "ducks" out there. Yamcha thinks it's been a while since they've had any game, and then tells the cat, Puer, to ready the Jet Momonga. Oolong and Gokuu, meanwhile, discuss food as Yamcha and Puer ride toward them on their Jet Momonga.

Yamcha and Puer come to a halt in front of Gokuu and Oolong and introduce themselves, telling the boy and the pig to hand over their money and capsules if they want to leave the desert alive. But Oolong suddenly recognizes "Crybaby Puer," while Puer recognizes Oolong as the pervert who was kicked out of Southern Transformation Kindergarten for taking the teacher's underwear. He also used to tease Puer. The two of them begin arguing, until Yamcha repeats his demand for valuables. Oolong asks Gokuu if he's strong, which Gokuu confirms, so Oolong tells the bad guys that Gokuu can take them. Yamcha begins drawing his sword, while Oolong tells Gokuu to handle them. Gokuu doesn't understand why, however, prompting Oolong to explain that Yamcha plans to kill them. Oolong then hides under the rock formation with the snoozing Blooma.

Yamcha begins swiping his sword at Gokuu, but Gokuu dodges him, and eventually pulls out the Compliance Staff, and comes down from the air such that the two weapons clash. They break, and Gokuu then commands his staff to extend until it delivers a hard shot to Yamcha's torso. Puer is concerned, while Oolong is impressed that Gokuu really is strong. Yamcha then asks about that staff, so Gokuu explains that he got it from his late grandfather. Now Yamcha wants to know his grandfather's name, which Gokuu states is "SON Gohan," a name that is indeed familiar to Yamcha, and even Oolong. Yamcha then uses his Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist to pound on Gokuu, sending him crashing through some of the rock formations.

Oolong decides to escape by turning into a fly, but Puer turns into a flyswatter and swats him down. Yamcha tells the pig to hand over his valuables now, so Oolong pulls out an M-size capsule. However, Gokuu suddenly rises from the rubble, complaining about being hungry, and challenges Yamcha to fight further. He hits Yamcha with a Rock-Paper-Scissors Rock, pokes his eyes out with a Scissors, and finally smacks him across the desert with a Paper. Yamcha quickly recovers and rushes toward Gokuu, who is now very weak from hunger. But Blooma suddenly wakes up, and when Yamcha spots her, he stops dead in his tracks and falls down. He and Puer quickly get back on the Jet Momonga and ride away, swearing they'll be back, while Blooma excitedly asks about that great man. Back at their hideout, Yamcha explains to Puer that he gets nervous around women.


This episode includes the events from the final pages of Chapter 6, as well as all of Chapter 7, and all of Chapter 8. All of these chapters were first printed approximately 14 months before this episode first aired. There is almost no anime-original material in this episode, aside from a small extension to the river scene.


Starting with this episode, Jouji Yanami is credited as "Narration" instead of "Narrator."


The events of this episode take place on a river southwest of the village from the previous episode, and in a desert relatively nearby.

This episode takes place during Age 749, shortly after the events of the previous episode.


Home Video

This episode was first released on DVD in the limited edition Dragon Ball Dragon Box on July 7th, 2004. It was again released in single disc format on April 4th, 2007 as part of Dragon Ball #1.


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