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ドラゴンボール 第9話
Dragon Ball 9


The Rabbit Boss's Special Ability

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/04/23
脚本 Teleplay: 島田 満 Michiru Shimada
演出 Episode Director: 岡崎 稔 Minoru Okazaki
作画監督 Animation Director: 前田 実 Minoru Maeda
美術 Background Art: 辻 忠直 Tadanao Tsuji


The trio continues along, into a land filled with giant mushrooms. Oolong, who is currently driving, says that they're almost out of gas. He and Blooma argue as Yamcha and Puer continue following them in their new vehicle. Overhearing them, Yamcha inadvertently expressed fondness for Blooma and her voice. But Gokuu's party soon pulls into a town, also filled with giant mushrooms. The townspeople all run indoors scared when they see them, however. As a gas station attendant humbly fills their tank up, Gokuu believes Blooma to be the cause of their fear. She doubts this and walks off to go shopping. While walking down the street, Blooma realizes Gokuu was right, but assumes her beauty is the reason.

When the gas station attendant finishes, Oolong explains that Blooma had their money, but the man insists that they don't need to pay. Blooma, meanwhile, picks out the capsules she wants in a store, which the clerk also gives away for free. This leaves her with enough money to buy some new clothes as well. Elsewhere in town, two men carrying guns and wearing rabbit ears suddenly arrive, complaining about how boring the town is.

Blooma is now wearing new clothes that she isn't fond of, but still prefers to the bunny girl outfit. This prompts the salesman to ask her if she's a member of the Rabbit Gang, but she has never heard of such a thing. The salesman instantly chases her out of the store, complaining about her deceptive headband. Blooma now notices the townspeople are no longer scared of her. Eventually, she returns to the car with many items, which Gokuu hopes includes food.

Nearby, the men with the rabbit ears knock over an apple stand, and kick a mother for defending her son. They then notice Blooma and take an interest, asking her to hang out with them. They explain that they're the fearsome Rabbit Gang. Blooma finally understands the problem with her bunny headband, but tells them she has no time for them and prepares to leave. The men attempt to persuade her by pointing a gun at her, so she asks Gokuu to beat them up.

Gokuu smirks, and then punches the taller man in the gut and kicks him in the face, knocking him out. The other, fatter man prepares to use his gun, but Gokuu leaps over him, pulls out the Compliance Staff, and jabs the man in the back, knocking him down as well. Yamcha knew those men were no match for Gokuu. But the fatter rabbit man weakly pulls out a radio and asks his boss to come here. The townspeople are even more scared now.

The townspeople continue running away, much to the confusion and concern of Blooma and Oolong. The taller Rabbit Gang man then starts to get up as the fatter man explains to him that their boss is coming. Blooma asks about this boss, so the men tell her that the boss will turn them into carrots and eat them. Oolong wants to run away, but Gokuu doesn't see the need. A bunny van then pulls into town, and a literal rabbit wearing sunglasses steps out of it. The rabbit wants to know where the person who dared to defy the Rabbit Gang is, so his men point to the three in the car. Blooma and Oolong mock his appearance, though Yamcha, still in the shadows, thinks the boss looks familiar. The rabbit boss scolds his men for being beaten by children.

The rabbit then leaps over and asks Blooma to shake hands. Yamcha now recognizes him: this is the Carrotizer, and one mustn't touch him. This is proven true, because after shaking hands with him, Blooma turns into a carrot. Gokuu prepares to challenge him, but the rabbit reminds him that if he touches him, he'll turn into a carrot. Oolong suggests that Gokuu use his staff, so Gokuu attempts to whack the rabbit with it. But then the rabbit threatens to eat the Blooma carrot if he tries to hit him again. Gokuu asks Oolong for further advice, but the pig is already on his way out of town with the car. The boss then orders his two men to attack Gokuu, with Gokuu unable to defend himself because of Blooma.

Yamcha decides that he has to help, and tells Puer to change into a bird and take the carrot. As Puer flies off with the carrot, Yamcha jumps down off of the roof of the gas station and elbows the fatter man in the back of the neck, and then kicks the taller man in the face. Yamcha tells Gokuu he has the carrot, so now it's safe to attack the boss with the Compliance Staff. Gokuu wonders what Yamcha is doing here, but receives no answer and quickly prepares to attack the boss. However, the rabbit is busy hopping around chasing the Puer bird around town. Puer eventually crashes into a giant mushroom, so Gokuu, Yamcha, and the rabbit all rush to recover the carrot. Gokuu wins, but the rabbit threatens to turn Puer into a carrot now. Puer then transforms into a copy of the rabbit, scaring the original one. Gokuu then whacks the real rabbit over the head and orders him to change Blooma back if he wants to live. The rabbit claps his hands, and Blooma returns to normal.

Gokuu explains to Blooma that Yamcha and Puer helped save her as he ties up the Rabbit Gang. Blooma excitedly looks around for him, but Yamcha has gone back to hiding. Blooma then scolds Oolong for abandoning his friends. Gokuu now has a plan, and makes the Compliance Staff grow really high, taking the rabbits into the air with him. When he gets back, he explains to Blooma that the rabbits are on the moon, where they're shown pounding mochi.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 16, and all of Chapter 17. Both of these chapters were first printed approximately 12 months before this episode first aired. Anime-original material includes extensions and alterations to the battle with the Carrotizing Rabbit, and extensions to the driving scenes.



The events of this episode take place in and around Kinoko City, with one brief scene on the Earth's moon.

This episode takes place during Age 749, some hours 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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