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Chapter 9

The Dragon Balls in Danger!!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #9
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 1
Kanzenban: 1


Night has fallen, and Gokuu, Blooma, and Oolong rest inside a motor home that had been in Oolong's hidden capsule, where Gokuu finally gets to eat. Blooma asks Oolong to show her the bathroom, where she complains about the small size of it. She then warns Oolong not to peep while she showers and asks for some pajamas. Oolong says he'll lend her some of his as he thinks to himself that he won't have to do anything as petty as peeping. Meanwhile, at their hideout, Yamcha tells Puer they will go steal the capsule now that the sun has set. Puer wonders what they'll do about the girl, so Yamcha explains that Puer will transform into the boy and pig to lead her outside.

Back in the motor home, Oolong thinks they're sure to be attacked again, but Gokuu says he won't lose now that his stomach is filled. Oolong then wants to know why they're going to Mount Frypan, so Gokuu begins to tell him about the Dragon Balls. Outside, Yamcha and Puer make their way toward them. Yamcha notes that this motor home will make their plan more difficult, deciding that they'll do some surveillance first. Blooma is enjoying her shower as Yamcha hears her voice from just outside the bathroom window. Puer hopes the other two are sleeping, while Yamcha decides to take a look inside. The sight of showering Blooma is more than he can handle, but he snaps out of his shock when he hears the boys' voices from the next window. He and Puer then sneak over to that window to listen, where Gokuu and Oolong are still discussing the Dragon Balls' abilities. Yamcha and Puer overhear enough to decide to steal the Dragon Balls. Yamcha wants to use them to overcome his fear of women. Puer suggests world domination or wealth, but Yamcha has no need for such things, and he really wants to get married.

Inside, Oolong isn't very interested in the Dragon Balls, while Gokuu explains that he just wants to see the dragon. Oolong is only interested in women, so Gokuu suggests that he could ask the dragon for one. Gokuu then begins telling Oolong about the anatomical "problems" women have, until Blooma suddenly bonks him on the head. Wrapped in a towel, she complains to Oolong about these pajamas being too small for her. She'll have to sleep naked, but orders Oolong to have her clothes washed by tomorrow. Oolong then offers Blooma and Gokuu some juice, chuckling as they drink it. Gokuu doesn't like the taste, but Oolong insists it will make him stronger. Blooma then heads upstairs to go to bed, telling the boys to sleep downstairs, and warning Oolong about "Pee-Pee!" if he tries anything funny. Gokuu soon passes out in his seat, which Oolong notes is because the sleeping medicine he put into the juice is working well. Now he'll head upstairs to feel up that woman.

Puer explains that the woman is upstairs and the boys are below, so Yamcha tells him to turn into a key. As Yamcha uses him to unlock the door, Oolong makes his way upstairs. Yamcha rushes inside ready to attack, but sees only an unconscious Gokuu. Assuming Oolong to be upstairs, Puer changes into Gokuu in order to lure the girl and pig outside. Oolong hears noises below, and soon sees 'Gokuu' coming up the stairs. In a panic, Oolong transforms into Blooma and hides the real Blooma completely under her blanket. 'Blooma' greets 'Gokuu' and explains that Oolong went for a walk. 'Gokuu' then convinces 'Blooma' to go outside as well. Yamcha notices them leave and heads upstairs, assuming the Dragon Balls are there. He sees the lumpy blanket, and thinking the Dragon Balls are beneath it, he pulls away the covers. A distance away from the motor home, 'Gokuu' changes back into Puer, apologizing for the deception. But 'Blooma' changes back into Oolong as well, which Puer realizes can mean only one thing and rushes away. He finds Yamcha wide-eyed and in a daze, mumbling about breasts. Puer leads him away, saying they should call it a day.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 6. This episode first aired approximately 14 months after this chapter was first published. It includes a fair amount of anime-original scenes involving Pilaf's group.



The events of this chapter take place entirely in a desert, including scenes at Yamcha's hideout and Oolong's motor home, both of which are in this desert.

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



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  7. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 2: Doragon Booru Kiki Ippatsu. Japan: Shueisha, 1986.
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