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Chapter 6

Oolong Faces SON Gokuu

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #6
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 1
Kanzenban: 1


Oolong tells Gokuu that now would be the time to apologize, insisting that he is very scary and strong, but Gokuu is simply bored of all the talking and wants to fight. As Oolong finally decides to begin the fight, he looks at a clock, and suddenly runs out of the village, yelling to hold on a minute. Gokuu runs after him, only to find a small, anthropomorphic pig outside of the village. Gokuu asks him if he's seen a bull, so the pig points to his left, and Gokuu runs off in that direction. However, the pig admits that he is actually Oolong's true form. A narration box reveals the mystery of Oolong: the time of Oolong's transformation is only five minutes. (Within those five minutes, he can transform as many times as he wants.) And then, for him to transform again, he must take a one minute rest.

Gokuu returns to the village and says that Oolong is nowhere to be found. But Oolong looks at his watch, and notes that a whole minute has now passed, so he can transform again. This time, though, Oolong enters the village as a large, armored robot, equipped with chopsticks and a bowl of soup. He challenges Gokuu again, declaring that he will put Gokuu into this soup and eat him. However, he accidentally sticks his thumb into the soup and burns himself, which he blames Gokuu for. A little boy then shoots Oolong in the back of the head with a slingshot, which causes Oolong to scream in agony as a woman quickly takes the boy away. Gokuu begins to think Oolong is actually quite weak, which Oolong promptly denies. But now Oolong wants to know how strong Gokuu is, laying out some bricks for the boy to smash with one hand. Instead, Gokuu uses one finger, causing Oolong to transform into a bat and fly away.

Blooma yells at Gokuu to go catch Oolong, so Gokuu calls for the Somersault Cloud, and then flies after him. Oolong notices Gokuu chasing him and decides to change into a rocket to gain even more speed. But Gokuu still maintains a steady chase, until the five minutes run out and Oolong is forced to change back into a pig. Gokuu catches him and promptly takes him back to the village, where he is tied up and held on a leash. The villagers want the girls back now, so Oolong humbly leads everyone to his house. Along the way, the old woman, Baozi, hands Blooma the Liu Xing Qiu. Said house is rather large and fancy. The girls' parents rush in, only to find their daughters relaxing and living the life of luxury. Oolong explains that he wanted a nice girl, and he's glad to get rid of these fussy, extravagant ones.

Some time later, Gokuu, Blooma, and Oolong ride along a river in a capsule motorboat towards the next Dragon Ball. Gokuu wonders why they brought Oolong along, so Blooma explains that his transformation ability might be useful. Oolong, however, is not interested...until Blooma says she is considering sleeping in only her underwear tonight. Gokuu then pat-pats Oolong and notes that he is male. Oolong yells that it should be pretty obvious by looking, and proclaims his hatred for men.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 4, except for the final pages, which are represented in Dragon Ball 5. These episodes first aired approximately 14 months after this chapter was first published. Both of these episodes contain almost no anime-original material, save a very brief additional scene in each.


There are also numerous other unnamed villagers, including Hedge, Hog, and Lee's respective parents.


The events of this chapter take place primarily in an unnamed village and its surrounding wilderness, along with scenes at Oolong's house, and a river.

This chapter takes place during Age 749, immediately after the events of the previous chapter.



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  6. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 30: Jaaku na Yokan. Japan: Shueisha, 1992.
  7. "Chronological Table of DB World". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1996. (vol 7, p. 22-23)
  8. "Futatabi Bouken Samayou Mizuumi". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 10 Sep. 1986.
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