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ドラゴンボール 第11話
Dragon Ball 11

Finally, the Dragon Appears!

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放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/05/07
脚本 Teleplay: 平野靖士 Yasushi Hirano
演出 Episode Director: 西尾大介 Daisuke Nishio
作画監督 Animation Director: 内山まさゆき Masayuki Uchiyama
美術 Background Art: 辻 忠直 Tadanao Tsuji


Shuu and Mai search through Yamcha's car for the final Dragon Ball, but are not having much luck. Meanwhile, the trapped group is frustrated over their situation, except for Gokuu, who is confused. Watching them on a monitor, Pilaf gloats over the fact that he'll soon be the king of the world. Shuu and Mai then arrive to explain that they didn't find the missing Dragon Ball in their car. This means one of them must have it on their person. They turn to the security monitor to view the prisoners, and Mai states that it may be between that man's legs. Pilaf scolds her for that vulgar gag, and Mai apologizes.

Yamcha and Gokuu attempt to break through the cell's walls by using Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist and Rock-Paper-Scissors, respectively, but they have no success. Pilaf then appears on a monitor in the wall and introduces himself. Blooma yells at him for having stolen their Dragon Balls. Gokuu thinks they can get out if they break that window, but Yamcha explains that it's just a television. Pilaf continues, suggesting that they hand over the ball with four stars, or else. Blooma sticks her tongue at him, so Pilaf decides he's going to retaliate with something perverted. A mechanical arm suddenly comes through the ceiling and takes Blooma away, bringing her to the monitor room. Yamcha is worried, Gokuu doesn't understand, and Oolong is excited.

Pilaf demands to know where the final Dragon Ball is, but Blooma gives him the finger, so he prepares to use his perverted thing. Blooma is scared now, but Pilaf simply blows her a kiss. Shuu and Mai blush, and Pilaf is also red in the face. But Blooma thinks that was nothing, and cites all the worse things she expected, which shocks and disgusts Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai. Pilaf then sends her back into the other room. Mai suggests they try using some sleeping gas, so gas comes out of the walls in the small room, and everyone passes out. A bit later, a wall opens, and Pilaf prepares to get the Dragon Ball, but he inhales the gas and passes out as well. Shuu and Mai (wearing gas masks) are behind him, noting that he didn't wear his. Shuu tends to Pilaf, while Mai searches the prisoners until she finds the Si Xing Qiu in Gokuu's pouch.

Night has fallen as Mai wakes up Pilaf to explain that they have all of the Dragon Balls now. Pilaf is quite pleased with this development. Back in the prison cell, Blooma awakens to find that the Si Xing Qiu has been taken. She wakes up the others to tell them the bad news, but they soon notice that one of the walls of their cell is now open. The five of them promptly use this opportunity to escape. They soon bump into Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai in one corridor, who admit that they haven't made a wish yet. Gokuu's group then chase the trio through the halls, until they come to a forked area and cannot figure out where they went.

It turns out Pilaf's group has made it to a control room, where they argue about the prison being left open. Pilaf then activates piano key-like controls that sends Gokuu's group into a giant pinball machine. A giant pinball soon joins them, which Gokuu is unable to destroy. But the group finds an opportunity to escape into the castle's halls again. The pinball, controlled by Pilaf, continues to follow them through the halls. They nearly escape its pursuit at one intersection, but Oolong stops to gloat, and the pinball is able to find them again because of it. They appear to lose the pinball again in a room with domino-like flooring, only to find themselves in a large room with a giant pinball again. The pinball chases them through the halls again, until they reach a dead end. The pinball stops and rolls backwards, and a wall then appears to trap them again, exactly as they were before.

Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai are now outside of the castle. Back inside, Blooma cries about the apparent futility of their situation. Yamcha then tells Gokuu to use a Kamehameha Wave to get them out of there. Gokuu wonders why Yamcha knows about that, but Yamcha brushes it off. The seven balls are gathered, and Pilaf stands over them, ready to summon the god dragon. Gokuu performs a Kamehameha Wave, but it only opens a small hole in the wall. Yamcha looks through it, and sees Pilaf's group out there; they still haven't summoned the dragon yet. He tells Puer to transform into a bat and fly down there, so Blooma yells at Oolong to do the same, otherwise, "Pee-Pee"... Puer and Oolong then fly toward Pilaf as he begins to summon Shen Long. The Dragon Balls start to glow, and a large dragon slowly emerges from them.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 19. This chapter was first printed approximately 12 months before this episode first aired. Considerable anime-original material makes up the remainder of the episode, such as a lengthy sequence in which Gokuu's group is chased by a giant pinball.

Yamcha recalls Gokuu's ability to use the Kamehameha Wave in this episode, which he had secretly witnessed in Dragon Ball 8.


Shen Long also debuts in this episode, although he does not have any speaking lines.


The events of this episode take place in and around Pilaf's castle.

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 #2.


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