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ドラゴンボール 第17話
Dragon Ball 17

Risking Your Life! Milk Delivery

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/06/18
脚本 Teleplay: 小山高男 Takao Koyama
演出 Episode Director: 佐藤 豊 Yutaka Satou
作画監督 Animation Director: 進藤満尾 Mitsuo Shindou
美術 Background Art: 池田祐二 Yuuji Ikeda


Late at night, the four rest inside Kame House. Lunch quietly wonders why her personality changes when she sneezes. Hours later, a rooster crows, and an alarm clock goes off within the house. The Turtle Hermit wakes up and yells at Kuririn to get up, too. Kuririn complains that it's only 4:30 AM. The Turtle Hermit then goes upstairs, grumbling about wanting to sleep with Lunch instead of Kuririn. He peeks into the upper bedroom where Gokuu and Lunch are sleeping, getting a nosebleed at the sight of sleeping Lunch. He then enters the room and wants to get a closer look at Lunch, but changes his mind when he sees that it's the evil Lunch.

The Turtle Hermit decides to try waking only Gokuu up by poking him with a broom. But Gokuu loudly greets him when he awakens, which in turn wakes up Lunch. She angrily asks Gokuu why he was in bed with her, and begins firing a gun at him when she dislikes his answer. This makes Gokuu mad, so he jumps and kicks Lunch in the face, knocking her out. The Turtle Hermit, who had been hiding in a dresser drawer, notes that Gokuu has no problem with hitting women. Gokuu asks if they're awake this early to train. The Turtle Hermit turns his attention from the unconscious Lunch and says yes.

Outside, the Turtle Hermit begins explaining to Kuririn and Gokuu about the true purpose of martial arts. After his wordy speech ends, he asks if they understand, and Gokuu says not at all. So the Turtle Hermit summarizes: training with all your might will lead to living a long, fun life. Gokuu understands that.

The training begins with some light running at first. They continue along until they reach a house, where a goat man comes outside with some crates of milk. The Turtle Hermit tells the goat he's the one who called yesterday, so the goat gives him a map of the delivery spots. The Turtle Hermit tells the boys to each grab a crate, because they'll be delivering this milk. The goat is surprised they aren't using a helicopter, but the Turtle Hermit says that's not training. The first house is 2 km away, and they'll skip all the way there.

"Skip, skip, la la la." They make the first delivery, and the next one is 1 km away. They soon come to a tree-lined road, where the Turtle Hermit wants them to zigzag through the trees on each side. Kuririn attempts to cheat by going straight down the road, but the Turtle Hermit catches him in the act. They get to the next house, where Kuririn is warned not to fall behind, or the milk will go sour. The next place is atop a small mountain, which Gokuu and Kuririn must reach by climbing a huge staircase to the top. Gokuu gets to the halfway point first, where the Turtle Hermit is already waiting. He tells Gokuu that SON Gohan and the Bull Demon King used to deliver milk, and it makes Gokuu happy to know that Grandpa used to do this.

The boys finally reach the top, and after Kuririn delivers the milk, a priest comes out and thanks them. The priest asks the Turtle Hermit if he's training these two. The Turtle Hermit says these two show a lot of promise, and thinks that with proper training, they may be ready for the tournament in eight months. The priest realizes he means the World's Best Martial Arts Fest, which shocks Kuririn. Gokuu doesn't know what that is, so Kuririn explains that all the country's martial arts masters gather to decide who is the best in the world.

Meanwhile, someone else is also working towards the World's Best Martial Arts Fest at a dojo in the Western Capital: Yamcha. He easily knocks out many of the students as Blooma, Oolong, and Puer watch. His final opponent is a large bald man, but Yamcha defeats him as well with Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist. Though his friends are impressed with his victories, Yamcha himself realizes he still needs further training as he thinks about Gokuu.

The Turtle Hermit, Kuririn, and Gokuu continue along, balancing on a log between two cliffs, and then plodding through a desert, through a river, and running away from a dinosaur. Finally, they finish their deliveries, and both boys collapse from exhaustion. The Turtle Hermit says they'll be delivering milk everyday for the next eight months. But this was just the early morning training, and the morning training will start next.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 30. This chapter was first printed approximately 11 months before this episode first aired. Anime-original material includes a scene showing Yamcha training, and numerous minor dialogue additions.


Mr. Yanami has an uncredited role as a priest. There is also a dinosaur that chases Gokuu and Kuririn.


The events of this episode take place at the large island where Kame House is temporarily located. Locations on this island shown include Kame House itself, a milk delivery business, various houses, a tree-lined road, a small mountain, a desert, a river, and the fields and wilderness between all of them. There is also a scene at the Sangokuichi Dojo in the Western Capital.

This episode takes place during Age 749, about four and a half 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 #3.


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