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ドラゴンボール 第26話
Dragon Ball 26

It's the Finals!! Kamehameha Wave

Episode Title Screen Episode Still Image
放送日 Original Air Date: 1986/08/20
脚本 Teleplay: 照井啓司 Keiji Terui
演出 Episode Director: 上田芳裕 Yoshihiro Ueda
作画監督 Animation Director: 竹内留吉 Tomekichi Takeuchi
美術 Background Art: 池田祐二 Yuuji Ikeda
山元健生 Takeo Yamamoto


Oolong makes his way through the crowd until he reunites with Blooma and Puer. He explains that he cannot find the Turtle Hermit, but Blooma assumes the old man is around somewhere watching. The announcer then states that he will interview the competitors before the final match begins. He first asks Gokuu about his chances of winning, but Gokuu simply replies that he'll try his best, and the crowd loves that answer. The announcer then asks Jackie about his strategy, but Jackie does not answer because he is apparently asleep on his feet. Yamcha wonders if Gokuu can beat Jackie, and Kuririn notes that the two of them were both beaten by the old man with little effort.

Officials begin to bang on ceremonial drums, so Gokuu takes a fighting stance, and Jackie wakes up and does the same. The two of them stare each other down until the announcer calls for the finals to begin. Jackie starts things off by rushing towards Gokuu, but Gokuu leaps into the air at the last second to avoid him. Jackie thus backflips into the air and delivers a flying kick to Gokuu. Gokuu is knocked far into the distance as Jackie lands back in the ring. Kuririn and Yamcha worry about the apparent early ring out, since the Somersault Cloud is off-limits this time. Jackie did not expect to win so easily, while Gokuu flies through the air wondering what to do. Jackie begins to celebrate his victory, but is interrupted when the audience spots something: Gokuu, who is spinning his tail like a helicopter and slowly flying back to the ring.

Jackie is annoyed by the way he managed to escape trouble. Gokuu explains that he had considered using a Kamehameha Wave to propel himself just as Jackie did, but he decided to save that for later. Jackie doubts that Gokuu can do a Kamehameha Wave as well as himself, but Gokuu insists he can. So Jackie decides to show the boy the power of a proper Kamehameha Wave from the creator. Gokuu points out that the Turtle Hermit is supposed to be the creator, but Jackie laughs off the error and claims that he just refined it. He then demonstrates these improvements through a series of fighting poses before finally cupping his hands and starting the technique. At the same time, Gokuu begins preparing one of his own. Jackie then unleashes his blast, and Gokuu launches his in turn. The two Kamehameha Waves collide halfway and then vanish as the creators are knocked off their feet. Gokuu says that was a Reverse Kamehameha Wave. Jackie can't believe this, and he realizes he'll have to come up with a new strategy to beat Gokuu.

Gokuu excitedly asks what kind of attack he'll use next. This annoys Jackie into responding with a certain technique. He leaves behind an afterimage, which Gokuu thinks is too repetitive. After looking around, Gokuu chooses to punch a different Jackie, but that turns out to be a second afterimage. The real Jackie kicks Gokuu from behind into the back wall, breaking off another chunk of the wall. Jackie calls this Double Afterimage Fist, and then asks the announcer to start counting.

But the count only reaches 8 before Gokuu emerges from the wreckage nearly unscathed. He tells Jackie he'll do the same thing and leaves an afterimage. The old man becomes annoyed with all this copycat nonsense and easily notices there are two afterimages. He punches the third Gokuu, but that turns out to be yet another afterimage. The real Gokuu suddenly drops down from above and pounds Jackie on top of the head. This is Triple Afterimage Fist, he says. Jackie complains about a boy hitting his teacher on the head, but Gokuu states that the Turtle Hermit is his teacher. Jackie innocently says it was a mistake, but Gokuu notices this has become a pattern. Jackie begins to worry until Gokuu finally concludes that Jackie must be related to the Turtle Hermit. Jackie then confirms this by producing a family tree scroll showing that he and the Turtle Hermit are cousins. Everyone stares in awe, and then Jackie gets serious again.

Jackie takes an attack stance, and then starts stumbling around hiccupping. The announcer wonders if yesterday's sake has suddenly kicked in. Gokuu asks Jackie what's wrong and approaches him, but the old man whacks him over the head. Gokuu becomes frustrated, while Yamcha curiously looks on. Jackie then nonchalantly turns his back to Gokuu and kicks him from behind. This makes Yamcha realize what Jackie is doing. He yells to Gokuu that Jackie is using Drunken Fist, where one pretends to be drunk to attack. Gokuu says that technique was his late grandfather's specialty.

Gokuu then attempts a flying kick, but Jackie dodges and elbows Gokuu in the back of the head. Jackie wiggles and dances around by himself as Gokuu recovers. Gokuu next tries to punch Jackie, but he again misses and instead receives a knee to the stomach. Jackie dances around some more and then delivers a few more kicks to Gokuu. He gloats about the fact that a child can't copy intoxication until Gokuu suddenly runs away. He starts shaking, causing Jackie to wonders if he's crying.

But Gokuu suddenly turns around with a smile, and he begins to scratch himself like a monkey. He crawls around on all fours and then leaps toward Jackie. The old man attempts to kick him, but he misses and Gokuu lands behind him. Jackie then throws a few punches, yet Gokuu dodges all of those, too. Gokuu then scratches his rear end while making monkey noises. A frustrated Jackie tries to grab him, but Gokuu jumps up and does a handstand on Jackie's head. Jackie then tries to kick him away, only for Gokuu to jump behind him, landing on all fours. From there, Gokuu leaps over Jackie, avoiding a punch and landing on his belly. The boy then uses his tail to trip Jackie, and he next climbs onto Jackie's fallen body to scratch up his face. Jackie angrily recovers as Gokuu declares that this is Monkey Fist.

Jackie throws a flurry of punches and kicks, but Gokuu dodges all of them. He next attempts some low kicks, but Gokuu easily jumps over those as well. Gokuu then jumps over the old man and kicks him into the wall, breaking off yet another chunk. Gokuu's friends think Gokuu may win this. But Jackie soon recovers and states that Gokuu will lose as he begins to eerily wave his hands around.


This episode includes events from the end of Chapter 46, all of Chapter 47, most of Chapter 48, and half of Chapter 49. These chapters were first printed approximately 9 months before this episode first aired. Anime-original material includes an interview before the start of the match, a sub-plot in which Gokuu catches Jackie in a few lies, extensions to the Drunken Fist and Monkey Fist scenes, and other minor additions and alterations. The Crazy Fist/Mad Dog scene from Chapter 48 is not depicted in the anime, but the part of it in which Jackie is kicked through a wall is repurposed as part of the Monkey Fist scene.


Mr. Yanami is not credited for his narration work in this episode. There are many other uncredited roles and non-speaking characters, such as spectators and Martial Arts Fest officials.


The events of this episode take place at the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds, at the Fighting Stage and the area surrounding it. There is also a scene in the air above the Southern Capital, outside of the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds.

This episode takes place during Age 750, immediately 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 May 2nd, 2007 as part of Dragon Ball #5.


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