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ドラゴンボール 第18話
Dragon Ball 18

The Turtle Hermit School's Intense Training

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/06/25
脚本 Teleplay: 照井啓司 Keiji Terui
演出 Episode Director: 上田芳裕 Yoshihiro Ueda
絵コンテ Storyboards: 海老沢幸男 Yukio Ebisawa
作画監督 Animation Director: 海老沢幸男 Yukio Ebisawa
美術 Background Art: 池田祐二 Yuuji Ikeda
山元健生 Takeo Yamamoto


At a dojo somewhere, students train for the World's Best Martial Arts Fest under their master. In a forest, a large bearded man trains by chopping down trees with an axe. And in a gym, a boxer does push-ups as his trainer coaches him on. Meanwhile, Kuririn and Gokuu are exhausted from their early morning training, but it's now time for the morning training. The morning training is to help plow this field. The Turtle Hermit explains to a man that these boys will be the ones working the field, and then tells Gokuu and Kuririn they'll have to do this quickly, otherwise they can't eat breakfast. Kuririn complains that he never had to do any of this stuff at Oorin Temple, until the Turtle Hermit interrupts and says they can't use hoes; they need to use their bare hands. After a while, they finally finish. The Turtle Hermit tells them they took too long, and that tomorrow they'll have to plow an even bigger field.

The boys eat breakfast at home, where Lunch has prepared a large feast. Kuririn takes some pepper for his food, but he uses so much that it makes a dust cloud and irritates Lunch's nose. She sneezes and turns into her bad form, immediately firing a machine gun at the boys. They dash out of the house and then eat their breakfast at a restaurant. Gokuu sneezes at the table, causing an apparently paranoid Turtle Hermit and Kuririn to run away in fear. They eventually return home, where the Turtle Hermit says it's study time until lunch. Good martial artists must train their mind as well as their bodies. Gokuu hates this, but Kuririn thinks this is one area where he'll definitely win.

Now it is lunch time, and Lunch has prepared another large meal for the boys. She nearly sneezes, but it turns out to be a false alarm, to the Turtle Hermit and Kuririn's relief. Later, at 12:30 PM, the three boys lie in hammocks, where they'll nap until 1:30. Gokuu asks about the World's Best Martial Arts Fest, and the Turtle Hermit explains that there will be strong people from all over participating. As the three of them rest, so does the boxer and his trainer, the large bearded woodsman, and the dojo full of students and their teacher. After their nap, the boys arrive at a construction site, where the Turtle Hermit says they'll have a part-time construction job. The foreman is uncertain about their abilities, but the Turtle Hermit insists they'll be great workers. Kuririn works especially hard, thinking of the senior classmen at Oorin Temple who had teased him.

After that, the three of them stand at a lake, where they'll go swimming. Kuririn can't believe that they have more to do, while Gokuu complains that he wants to learn fighting moves instead. The Turtle Hermit spits and says there's no point in teaching martial arts if your body doesn't have the power to use it. He says he'll teach them martial arts once they're strong enough to move this boulder. The Turtle Hermit demonstrates, but it takes a lot out of him to move it just a little. Gokuu then moves the rock a lot farther than the Turtle Hermit did. So, the Turtle Hermit laughs nervously and says that he made a mistake, and points to a much bigger boulder which he says is the real one. Gokuu can't move this one at all. The Turtle Hermit says he can move it, but chooses not to demonstrate.

Now, the swimming will commence. Gokuu and Kuririn remove their clothes, and the Turtle Hermit tells them to swim back and forth ten times. He warns them about the shark in the lake, and they are soon chased by it. At the other side of the lake is a dinosaur, so they quickly swim back across to get away from it. When they finish, the Turtle Hermit says they'll move on to the next part. He ties the two boys to a tree, telling them they'll have to dodge their foe's attack. They wonder who the foe is, until the Turtle Hermit creeps over and whacks a beehive in the tree with his staff and darts away. Kuririn and Gokuu try running away, but they can't get far while tied to the tree. Finally, today's training is finished. But starting tomorrow, they'll have to do all the same tasks while wearing 20 kg turtle shells on their backs.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 31. This chapter was first printed approximately 11 months before this episode first aired. There is considerable anime-original material, such as scenes with Lunch, other fighters around the world training, and many minor scene extensions.


Mr. Yanami also has an uncredited role as a boxing trainer. There are many other uncredited roles and non-speaking characters, such as a construction site foreman and his workers, the students and teacher in a dojo, people at a restaurant, Kuririn's senior classmen, a shark that chases Gokuu and Kuririn, and bees that attack 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 large field, a restaurant, a construction site, and a lake. There are also brief scenes at other places around the world, such as a forest, a dojo, and a gym.

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 #3.


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