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ドラゴンボール 第19話
Dragon Ball 19


The World's Best Martial Arts Fest Begins!

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/07/02
脚本 Teleplay: 井上敏樹 Toshiki Inoue
演出 Episode Director: 竹之内和久 Kazuhisa Takenouchi
作画監督 Animation Director: 竹内留吉 Tomekichi Takeuchi
美術 Background Art: 伊藤岩光 Iwamitsu Itou


One morning, as the sun begins to rise over the island, a man rings a large bell. Meanwhile, Gokuu and Kuririn continued their training. Zigzagging through the trees, dashing across a meadow, up the stairs on the mountain, on the log between two cliffs, through the desert, running away from the dinosaur with the milk, and so on.

Later that night, the boys go through many servings of dinner, shocking the Turtle Hermit and Lunch. The Turtle Hermit then drops a piece of food under the table, but when he crawls after it, he finds himself distracted by the sight of Lunch's legs. He pulls closer to her and attempts to lift her skirt with his chopsticks, but the boys interrupt by asking for another serving. which Lunch much leave the room to fulfill. She soon returns with a giant tub of rice and places it on the table. The Turtle Hermit then attempts to lift her skirt again, but the table collapses from the weight of the rice and crushes him.

Then one day, with one month left until the World's Best Martial Arts Fest, Gokuu runs inside the house and tells the Turtle Hermit to come look. Gokuu can push the huge boulder now, and so can Kuririn. The Turtle Hermit thinks to himself that the stuff about moving boulders was just a joke. Back at the house, he tells them that he won't be teaching them any fighting moves. Their last month of training will be more of the same, but with 40 kg turtle shells this time.

One night, in a forest, Yamcha dashes through the trees and swings along branches. He then reaches a clearing, where he practices attacks, and then uses Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist to destroy a giant boulder. Afterward, he takes a break, noting that he has been in these mountains for a month now, and has become stronger. But now he is considering returning to the city. Speaking of which, Blooma is walking down the streets of the Western Capital, where she complains to Oolong and Puer about Yamcha's absence. She then drops a piece of fruit into the street and runs after it, but she suddenly finds herself in the path of a large truck. Luckily, Yamcha swoops in to rescue her just in time, though she almost does not recognize him. Blooma then suggests that he cut his hair, because long hair is out of style.

A month has passed, and the World's Best Martial Arts Fest is tomorrow. They're going to depart for the Southern Capital now. The Turtle Hermit is all dressed up, and there's a car outside of the house. He tells Gokuu and Kuririn they can take their turtle shells off now, and they feel really light. He tells them to try jumping, and they do so, ending up very high in the air. They're amazed when they come back down. Lunch then gives the boys a gift: fancy little suits to wear, which they quickly change into. and the Turtle Hermit tells them to hurry into the car so they can catch their plane. They then say goodbye to Lunch and drive off.

On the plane, Gokuu is impressed with the size of this thing, but says it's slower than the Somersault Cloud. Meanwhile, the Turtle Hermit grabs the rear end of a female flight attendant. Later, after night has fallen, the group arrives in the city, where Gokuu is impressed with all the lights. A taxi soon takes them to the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds. At the reception desk, the Turtle Hermit explains to the attendant working there that those two boys aren't spectators, but participants.

Yamcha then spots Gokuu through the crowd and approaches him, but Gokuu does not recognize him. He then calls out "Wolf Fang Wind Wind Fist," which causes Gokuu to remember him after all. Yamcha explains that he had to cut his hair because it wasn't fashionable in the city. Gokuu then introduces Kuririn and Yamcha to each other. Meanwhile, the Turtle Hermit has lost track of the boys. Blooma, Oolong, and Puer soon join the group, where they happily greet Gokuu. The Turtle Hermit then joins them, and Blooma tells him that she tried to visit Gokuu, but there was nothing on his island. He explains that he moved for training, and then requests a pafupafu, for old time's sake. But Blooma whacks him over the head with a large mallet. Yamcha notes that they will be opponents tomorrow, but Gokuu is disappointed to learn that the events don't start tonight.

Later, the Turtle Hermit and his students rest in their hotel room. But they reunite with Yamcha's group at the reception area the next morning, where they marvel over the number of people until the Turtle Hermit tells the boys to move along. A man with a megaphone then tells all the participants to head to the Competition Hall for the preliminaries. Before they head in, the Turtle Hermit pulls something out of his suitcase for them: Turtle Hermit School dougi, with the kame character on it. The boys both really like it. The Turtle Hermit tells Gokuu and Kuririn that they'll have to make it through the preliminaries to compete in the final eight, and wishes them well, since he won't be able to watch them in there. Blooma wishes Yamcha luck as well. Inside, there are all kinds of people. Some men then ring a gong, and the man with the megaphone officially announces the start of the preliminaries.


This episode includes all the events of Chapter 32 and the beginning of Chapter 33. It also repurposes a few events from Chapter 34 and Chapter 35. These chapters were first printed approximately 11 months before this episode first aired. There is considerable anime-original material, such as a dinner scene at Kame House, Yamcha in training before returning to the Western Capital, and many minor scene extensions. The arrival at the Southern Capital has also been altered to take place the night before the World's Best Martial Arts Fest begins, and the reunions with Yamcha, Blooma, et al. now take place before the preliminaries.


Mr. Yanami goes back to being credited as "Narration" in this episode. There are many other uncredited roles and non-speaking characters, such as a flight attendant, a taxi driver, a dinosaur that chases Gokuu and Kuririn, some construction workers, plane passengers, spectators, other competitors, and Martial Arts Fest officials.


The events of this episode begin on the large island where Kame House is temporarily located. Locations on this island shown include Kame House itself, the milk delivery route (a tree-lined road, a small mountain, a desert, and wilderness between all of them), a large field, a construction site, and a large boulder near a lake. There are also scenes in a forest on an unspecified mountain, and on a street in the Western Capital. Later, there is a scene on a plane en route to the Southern Capital, followed by many scenes within the Southern Capital: at an airport, on the streets of the city, in a hotel room, and at the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds (the entrance, reception areas, and inside the Competition Hall).

This episode begins in Age 749, shortly after the events of the previous episode. A seven month time skip then occurs, followed by another one month time skip, and a one day skip, bringing the story to Age 750.


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 May 2nd, 2007 as part of Dragon Ball #4.


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