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ドラゴンボール 第7話
Dragon Ball 7

The Bull Demon King of Mount Frypan

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放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/04/09
脚本 Teleplay: 井上敏樹 Toshiki Inoue
演出 Episode Director: 上田芳裕 Yoshihiro Ueda
絵コンテ Storyboards: 遠藤克己 Katsumi Endou
作画監督 Animation Director: 進藤満尾 Mitsuo Shindou
美術 Background Art: 辻 忠直 Tadanao Tsuji


Blooma, Oolong, and Gokuu continue down a road toward Mount Frypan in their car. Blooma is confused by the heat, since they're heading north. Oolong then explains that Mount Frypan was originally called Mount Ryoukei, and easier to endure. But about ten years ago, a fire spirit from heaven came down and turned it into a flaming mountain, which completely changed the climate. Gokuu and Blooma then mistakenly believe they see the sun setting, until Oolong explains that it's actually the mountain's flames. Yamcha continues pursuing them, while elsewhere, Shuu and Mai return to Pilaf's castle. They worry about Pilaf's reaction, and their fears are proven correct when he summons lightning to electrocute them for their failure. But Pilaf himself is also electrocuted.

The group reaches the mountain, which is covered in flames. Oolong wants to leave, because the Bull Demon King is also here. Blooma wants to know more about this Bull Demon King, so Oolong tells her that he is incredibly scary, and he's even called the "devil emperor." At the top of the mountain is the Bull Demon King's castle. The castle is full of stolen treasures, which the Bull Demon King carefully watches over to defend from those who would try to take it back. Blooma believes the sixth Dragon Ball is among those treasures. However, the Bull Demon King himself merely guards the castle from the foot of the mountain, because the mountain was set ablaze while he was out on a picnic with his child. The fire is so great that even the Bull Demon King can't return to his home. Oolong then tries to drive off in their car, doubting that even Gokuu would be a match for the Bull Demon King. But Blooma calls out "Pee-Pee Pee-Pee," causing Oolong to pull over and stop in the bushes.

Meanwhile, Puer checks the radar, and notices they've started moving again. Yamcha notes they're going to Mount Frypan, and assumes the Bull Demon King has the sixth Dragon Ball. Puer is concerned about the double whammy of the fire and the Bull Demon King. But Yamcha likes the thought of the boy being beaten by the Bull Demon King, so that he could then get revenge with his Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist. Just then, the two of them hear a little girl scream. Said girl is running from a large dinosaur, but she soon tosses a blade from the top of her helmet to behead the creature. But the dinosaur's remains then frighten her, prompting her to fire a beam from her helmet to incinerate both head and body.

Yamcha and Puer's jaws drop as the girl runs crying toward them. Yamcha weakly greets her, but she believes him to be another threat and fires her helmet beam again. Yamcha just barely dodges the beam and, angered, whacks her on the back of the neck, knocking her out. He and Puer then decide to hop into their car and continue along to Mount Frypan. Puer notes that Yamcha was fine around that girl, which Yamcha explains is because he's not interested in girls that young.

Elsewhere, Gokuu, Blooma, and Oolong have arrived in an abandoned village at the foot of the flaming mountain. Blooma complains about the heat, but Oolong wants her to be quiet so that the Bull Demon King doesn't hear her. Blooma checks the Dragon Radar, and the Dragon Ball is definitely in the castle atop the flames. She asks Gokuu to go up there with the Somersault Cloud, so he yells for his cloud, which causes Oolong to again complain about their volume.

Gokuu flies over the flames and heads toward the castle in the middle, but it's too hot for him to reach. Oolong suggests giving up, while Blooma simply complains that Gokuu has no guts. However, a large, axe-wielding shadow suddenly comes out of the rubble and tosses his axe into the wall in front of Blooma. She and Oolong slowly turn around, and then scream. It's the Bull Demon King, who assumes they've come to steal his castle's treasure. Blooma assures him they haven't, until Gokuu returns and blurts out that he couldn't get into the castle. The Bull Demon King angrily begins swiping at Gokuu with his axe, so Gokuu calls for the Somersault Cloud to help avoid being hit. However, the Bull Demon King soon recognizes the Somersault Cloud, and wants to know where he got it from. Gokuu explains that the Turtle Hermit gave it to him. The Bull Demon King says the Turtle Hermit is the Almighty Fighting Master, and excitedly asks if he knows where the Almighty Fighting Master lives.

Blooma says it's probably somewhere in the ocean off the coast of that beach. The Bull Demon King dances around excitedly, proclaiming he'll be able to go back to his castle, until he spots Gokuu's Compliance Staff. Gokuu explains that he got it from his grandpa, so the Bull Demon King asks if his grandfather is SON Gohan, which Gokuu confirms. The Bull Demon King is happy to meet Gohan's grandson, while Yamcha, watching in secret, is surprised that the boy has befriended the Bull Demon King. The Bull Demon King explains that Gohan was the Almighty Fighting Master's #1 student, while he was #2. Blooma is shocked to hear that the perverted Turtle Hermit is such an amazing person.

The Bull Demon King now has a favor to ask of Gokuu. He explains that the Banana Fan, which the Almighty Fighting Master is said to possess, can put out the mountain's fire. Thus, he wants Gokuu to take the Somersault Cloud and go ask to borrow it. Gokuu asks him for a Dragon Ball in turn, showing the Bull Demon King his Si Xing Qiu. The Bull Demon King admits that he has seen one of those before, and will happily give it to Gokuu afterward. This makes Blooma and Oolong happy, while Yamcha gets his first viewing of a Dragon Ball. Gokuu then prepares to leave on the Somersault Cloud, but the Bull Demon King asks him to wait. He explains that he had sent his only daughter, Chichi, off to find the Almighty Fighting Master yesterday, so he would like Gokuu to find her on the way and bring her along. The Bull Demon King also says that if he does that, Gokuu can have Chichi as a bride. The Bull Demon King takes out a photograph of her, which Yamcha instantly recognizes as the girl he had knocked out earlier.

Yamcha and Puer immediately hop into their car and speed back to the girl. When Chichi wakes up and sees him, she prepares to use her helmet beam on him. But Yamcha quickly tells "Chichi-sama" to wait, causing her to wonder why he knows her name. Yamcha says that he's sorry about knocking her out, and that he loves her, which embarrasses Chichi. As she turns her back and blushes, Yamcha notices Gokuu approaching and quickly runs away. Gokuu then arrives and asks if she's Chichi. Chichi presumes that since this new boy also knows her name, he must also be in love with her. But Gokuu simply reiterates what the Bull Demon King said about the Banana Fan, and then asks her to get onto the Somersault Cloud. She wonders how to ride this cotton candy thing, so Gokuu recalls that her heart must be clean. Chichi says that her heart is as clean as a flush toilet. She pulls on Gokuu's tail for leverage to climb up onto the cloud, which causes him to fall off in pain. Gokuu explains that grabbing his tail makes him weak, which Yamcha is quite pleased to overhear. Gokuu and Chichi then fly off. Yamcha tells Puer that they'll wait here for them to get the sixth Dragon Ball, and then follow again on the way to the seventh.

The Somersault Cloud flies over the desert, where Gokuu decides to pat-pat Chichi with his foot, and notes that she is female. Chichi screams and knocks him off the cloud, but she and the Somersault Cloud then crash into a rock formation. Once they're both on the Somersault Cloud again, Chichi thinks that she must now become his bride after having been kicked "there." Eventually, they reach the vast ocean, where Gokuu decides to ask a dolphin the way to the house. The dolphin happily points them in the right direction, and the Turtle Hermit is pleasantly surprised to see this boy again.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 11 and Chapter 12. Both of these chapters were first printed approximately 13 months before this episode first aired. Anime-original material includes a scene with Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai, as well as a brief skirmish between Gokuu and the Bull Demon King. The manga chapters in question include dialogue from Yamcha in which he suspected that Gokuu and the Bull Demon King would become friends because of their mutual connection to Gohan and the Almighty Fighting Master, but this episode omitted all such references.

The Turtle Hermit from Dragon Ball 3 is referenced in this episode, with a new revelation about him.


Jouji Yanami goes back to being credited as "Narrator" instead of "Narration" in this episode. Daisuke Gouri also voices the sea turtle, but is not credited for it. There is also a dolphin whose voice is uncredited, and a dinosaur that does not speak.


The events of this episode mostly take place at or around Mount Frypan, which is some distance north of the desert from previous episodes. One scene takes place in a desert that is more than likely that very same desert. Another scene takes place over an ocean that is south of the beach from Dragon Ball 3. There is also a scene at Kame House, which is also south of that beach. Finally, there is one scene at and around Pilaf's castle.

This episode takes place during Age 749, about two days 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 #2.


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