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Chapter 30

Milk Delivery

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #30
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 3
Kanzenban: 3


A rooster crows, and an alarm clock goes off within Kame House. The Turtle Hermit wakes up and yells at Kuririn to get up, too. Kuririn complains that it's only 4:30 AM. The Turtle Hermit then goes upstairs, grumbling about wanting to sleep with Lunch instead of Kuririn. He enters the upper bedroom, where Gokuu and Lunch are sleeping. He wants to peek at Lunch, but changes his mind when he sees that it's the evil Lunch.

The Turtle Hermit decides to try waking only Gokuu up by poking him with a broom. But Gokuu loudly greets him when he awakens, which in turn wakes up Lunch. She angrily asks Gokuu why he was in bed with her, and begins firing a gun at him when she dislikes his answer. This makes Gokuu mad, so he jumps and kicks Lunch in the face, knocking her out. The Turtle Hermit, who had been hiding in a dresser drawer, notes that Gokuu has no problem with hitting women. Gokuu asks if they're awake this early to train. The Turtle Hermit turns his attention from the unconscious Lunch and says yes.

Outside, the Turtle Hermit begins explaining to Kuririn and Gokuu about the true purpose of martial arts. After his wordy speech ends, he asks if they understand, and Gokuu says not at all. So the Turtle Hermit summarizes: training with all your might will lead to living a long, fun life. Gokuu understands that.

The training begins with some light running at first. They continue along until they reach a house, where a goat man comes outside with some crates of milk. The Turtle Hermit tells the goat he's the one who called yesterday, so the goat gives him a map of the delivery spots. The Turtle Hermit tells the boys to each grab a crate, because they'll be delivering this milk. The goat is surprised they aren't using a helicopter, but the Turtle Hermit says that's not training. The first house is 2 km away, and they'll skip all the way there.

"Skip, skip, la la la." They make the first delivery, and the next one is 1 km away. They soon come to a tree-lined road, where the Turtle Hermit wants them to zigzag through the trees on each side. They get to the next house, where Kuririn is warned not to fall behind, or the milk will go sour. The next place is atop a small mountain, which Gokuu and Kuririn must reach by climbing a huge staircase to the top. Gokuu gets to the top first, where the Turtle Hermit is already waiting. He tells Gokuu that SON Gohan and the Bull Demon King used to deliver milk, and it makes Gokuu happy to know that Grandpa used to do this.

Kuririn finally reaches the top, and after he delivers the milk, a priest comes out and thanks them. The priest asks the Turtle Hermit if he's training these two. The Turtle Hermit says these two show a lot of promise, and thinks that with proper training, they may be ready for the tournament in eight months. The priest realizes he means the World's Best Martial Arts Fest, which shocks Kuririn. Gokuu doesn't know what that is, so Kuririn explains that all the country's martial arts masters gather to decide who is the best in the world.

The three continue along, balancing on a log between two cliffs, and then plodding through a desert, through a river, and running away from a dinosaur. Finally, they finish their deliveries, and both boys collapse from exhaustion. The Turtle Hermit says they'll be delivering milk everyday for the next eight months. But this was just the early morning training, and the morning training will start next.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 17. This episode first aired approximately 11 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes a scene showing Yamcha training, and numerous minor dialogue additions.


There is also a dinosaur that chases Gokuu and Kuririn.


The events of this chapter take place at the large island where Kame House is temporarily located. Locations on this island shown include Kame House itself, a milk delivery business, various houses, a tree-lined road, a small mountain, a desert, a river, and the fields and wilderness between all of them.

This chapter takes place during Age 749, about four and a half days after the events of the previous chapter.



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