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Chapter 11

The Bull Demon King of Mount Frypan

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #11
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 1
Kanzenban: 1


Blooma, Oolong, and Gokuu continue down a road toward Mount Frypan in their car. Blooma is confused by the heat, since they're heading north. Oolong then explains that Mount Frypan was originally called Mount Ryoukei, and easier to endure. But about ten years ago, a fire spirit from heaven came down and turned it into a flaming mountain, which completely changed the climate.

The group reaches the mountain, which is covered in flames. Oolong wants to leave, because the Bull Demon King is also here. Blooma wants to know more about this Bull Demon King, so Oolong tells her that he is incredibly scary, and he's even called the "devil emperor." At the top of the mountain is the Bull Demon King's castle. The castle is full of stolen treasures, which the Bull Demon King carefully watches over to defend from those who would try to take it back. Blooma believes the sixth Dragon Ball is among those treasures. However, the Bull Demon King himself merely guards the castle from the foot of the mountain, because the mountain was set ablaze while he was out on a picnic with his child. The fire is so great that even the Bull Demon King can't return to his home. Oolong then tries to drive off in their car, doubting that even Gokuu would be a match for the Bull Demon King. But Blooma calls out "Pee-Pee Pee-Pee," causing Oolong to pull over and stop in the bushes.

Meanwhile, Puer checks the radar, and notices they've started moving again. Yamcha notes they're going to Mount Frypan, and assumes the Bull Demon King has the sixth Dragon Ball. Puer is concerned about the double whammy of the fire and the Bull Demon King. But Yamcha believes the boy may befriend the Bull Demon King, since SON Gohan and the Bull Demon King were both students of the Almighty Fighting Master. Just then, the two of them hear a little girl scream. Said girl is running from a large dinosaur, but she soon tosses a blade from the top of her helmet to behead the creature. But the dinosaur's remains then frighten her, prompting her to fire a beam from her helmet to incinerate both head and body.

Yamcha and Puer's jaws drop as the girl runs crying toward them. Yamcha weakly greets her, but she believes him to be another threat and fires her helmet beam again. Yamcha just barely dodges the beam and, angered, whacks her on the back of the neck, knocking her out. He and Puer then decide to hop into their car and continue along to Mount Frypan. Puer notes that Yamcha was fine around that girl, which Yamcha explains is because he's not interested in girls that young.

Elsewhere, Gokuu, Blooma, and Oolong have arrived in an abandoned village at the foot of the flaming mountain. Blooma complains about the heat, but Oolong wants her to be quiet so that the Bull Demon King doesn't hear her. Blooma checks the Dragon Radar, and the Dragon Ball is definitely in the castle atop the flames. She asks Gokuu to go up there with the Somersault Cloud, so he yells for his cloud, which causes Oolong to again complain about their volume.

Gokuu flies over the flames and heads toward the castle in the middle, but it's too hot for him to reach. Oolong suggests giving up, while Blooma simply complains that Gokuu has no guts. However, a large, axe-wielding shadow suddenly comes out of the rubble and tosses his axe into the wall in front of Blooma. She and Oolong slowly turn around, and then scream. It's the Bull Demon King, who assumes they've come to steal his castle's treasure. Blooma assures him they haven't, until Gokuu returns and blurts out that he couldn't get into the castle. However, the Bull Demon King instantly recognizes the Somersault Cloud, and wants to know where he got it from. Gokuu explains that the Turtle Hermit gave it to him. The Bull Demon King says the Turtle Hermit is the Almighty Fighting Master, and excitedly asks if he knows where the Almighty Fighting Master lives.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 7. This episode first aired approximately 13 months after this chapter was first published. It includes a handful of additional scenes, such as one with Pilaf, Shuu, and Mai, and another where the Bull Demon King and Gokuu nearly fight. The episode also omits Yamcha's dialogue about the Bull Demon King and Gokuu's mutual connection to Gohan and the Almighty Fighting Master.

The Turtle Hermit from Chapters 3-4 is referenced in this chapter, with a new revelation about him.



The events of this chapter take place at or around Mount Frypan, which is some distance north of the desert from previous chapters.

This chapter takes place during Age 749, about two days after the events of the previous chapter.



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