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Chapter 17

The Boss's Special Ability

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #17
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 2
Kanzenban: 2


The townspeople continue running away, much to the confusion and concern of Blooma and Oolong. The taller Rabbit Gang man then starts to get up as the fatter man explains to him that their boss is coming. Blooma asks about this boss, so the men tell her that the boss will turn them into carrots and eat them. Oolong wants to run away, but Gokuu doesn't see the need. A bunny van then pulls into town, and a literal rabbit wearing sunglasses steps out of it. The rabbit wants to know where the person who dared to defy the Rabbit Gang is, so his men point to the three in the car. Blooma and Oolong mock his appearance, though Yamcha, still in the shadows, thinks the boss looks familiar. The rabbit boss scolds his men for being beaten by children.

The rabbit then leaps over and asks Blooma to shake hands. Yamcha now recognizes him: this is the Carrotizing Rabbit, and one mustn't touch him. This is proven true, because after shaking hands with him, Blooma turns into a carrot. Gokuu prepares to challenge him, but the rabbit reminds him that if he touches him, he'll turn into a carrot. Oolong suggests that Gokuu use his staff, so Gokuu attempts to whack the rabbit with it. But then the rabbit threatens to eat the Blooma carrot if he tries to hit him again. Gokuu asks Oolong for further advice, but the pig is already on his way out of town with the car. The boss then orders his two men to attack Gokuu, with Gokuu unable to defend himself because of Blooma.

Yamcha decides that he has to help, and tells Puer to change into a bird and take the carrot. As Puer flies off with the carrot, Yamcha jumps down off of the roof of the gas station and elbows the fatter man in the back of the neck, and then kicks the taller man in the face. Yamcha tells Gokuu he has the carrot, so now it's safe to attack the boss with the Compliance Staff. Gokuu wonders what Yamcha is doing here, but receives no answer and quickly prepares to attack the boss. However, the rabbit says that the girl will stay a carrot if he dies. Gokuu whacks him over the head anyway. Puer then gives Gokuu the carrot, and Gokuu orders the rabbit to change her back if he wants to live. The rabbit claps his hands, and Blooma returns to normal.

Gokuu explains to Blooma that Yamcha and Puer helped save her as he ties up the Rabbit Gang. Blooma excitedly looks around for him, but Yamcha has gone back to hiding. Gokuu comes up with a plan, and makes the Compliance Staff grow really high, taking the rabbits into the air with him. When he gets back, he explains to Blooma that the rabbits are on the moon, where they're shown pounding mochi.


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 and alterations to the battle with the Carrotizing Rabbit.



The events of this chapter take place in Kinoko City, with one brief scene on the Earth's moon.

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



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  7. "Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen". Dragon Ball Z. Fuji TV. 10 Oct. 1990.
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