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Chapter 16

Rabbit Ears

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #16
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 2
Kanzenban: 2


The trio continues along, into a land filled with giant mushrooms. Oolong, who is currently driving, says that they're almost out of gas. Yamcha and Puer are doing well at following them in their new vehicle. But Gokuu's party soon pulls into a town, also filled with giant mushrooms. The townspeople all run indoors scared when they see them, however. As a gas station attendant humbly fills their tank up, Gokuu believes Blooma to be the cause of their fear. She doubts this and walks off to go shopping. While walking down the street, Blooma realizes Gokuu was right, but assumes her beauty is the reason.

When the gas station attendant finishes, Oolong explains that Blooma had their money, but the man insists that they don't need to pay. Blooma, meanwhile, picks out the capsules she wants in a store, which the clerk also gives away for free. This leaves her with enough money to buy some new clothes as well. Elsewhere in town, two men carrying guns and wearing rabbit ears suddenly arrive, complaining about how boring the town is.

Blooma is now wearing new clothes that she isn't fond of, but still prefers to the bunny girl outfit. This prompts the salesman to ask her if she's a member of the Rabbit Gang, but she has never heard of such a thing. The salesman instantly chases her out of the store, complaining about her deceptive headband. Blooma now notices the townspeople are no longer scared of her. Eventually, she returns to the car with many items, which Gokuu hopes includes food.

Nearby, the men with the rabbit ears knock over an apple stand, and kick a mother for defending her son. They then notice Blooma and take an interest, asking her to hang out with them. They explain that they're the fearsome Rabbit Gang. Blooma finally understands the problem with her bunny headband, but tells them she has no time for them and prepares to leave. The men attempt to persuade her by pointing a gun at her, so she asks Gokuu to beat them up.

Gokuu smirks, and then punches the taller man in the gut and kicks him in the face, knocking him out. The other, fatter man prepares to use his gun, but Gokuu leaps over him, pulls out the Compliance Staff, and jabs the man in the back, knocking him down as well. Yamcha knew those men were no match for Gokuu. But the fatter rabbit man weakly pulls out a radio and asks his boss to come here. The townspeople are even more scared now.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 9. This episode first aired approximately 12 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes extensions to the driving scenes.


Numerous other nameless townspeople appear, including a gas station attendant, a capsule store clerk, a clothes store clerk, and a mother and son who are attacked by the Rabbit Gang.


The events of this chapter take place in and around Kinoko City.

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



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