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Chapter 41

Kuririn vs Jackie Chun

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #41
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 4
Kanzenban: 3


Gokuu is happy as Giran slinks backstage. The announcer calls Kuririn out so he can interview the two boys, while Blooma and Puer continue to worry about Gokuu's tail. The announcer congratulates them for making it to the semi-finals, and says they're really amazing despite their size. He says that Kuririn is 13, but wants to know how old Gokuu is, putting the microphone to Gokuu's face. Gokuu asks if this is a gift, but Kuririn explains that it's a microphone, which is a thing that makes your voice louder. The announcer compliments this gag.

Gokuu counts on his fingers, and then says he's 12. Kuririn says he claimed to be 14 before, but Gokuu explains that the old man corrected his poor math skills, and he learned that 12 is what comes after 11. Blooma thinks 14 seemed too old for him, especially since he was lacking hair. The announcer says that Gokuu is now the youngest competitor at this tournament. Kuririn is surprised that Gokuu is actually younger than himself, but Gokuu points out that he's still taller than Kuririn.

The announcer now asks about Gokuu's tail, wanting to know if it's real. Kuririn wants to know about it too. So, Gokuu drops his pants and shows that the tail is very real. The announcer wonders if this is a comedy act. He then asks about their uniforms, wondering what sort of dojo they studied at. Kuririn says it wasn't a dojo, but training from the Almighty Fighting Master. The announcer has heard of him, as has most of the audience, so everyone is amazed to hear that. The announcer is surprised the Almighty Fighting Master is even still alive, which causes Jackie to fall over in the back. Yamcha approaches Jackie and asks him if he's really the Almighty Fighting Master, but the old man simply says he's Jackie Chun. Yamcha pushes the issue, listing off all the similarities, and suggesting his hair is a wig. But Jackie is called to the ring before he can respond.

The announcer says they'll begin the match now, but Jackie wants an interview, too. He snatches the microphone from the announcer, puts on a cute face, and greets the crowd. The announcer falls over, and Jackie starts up a little song. Eventually, Gokuu jumps in and starts dancing along with him. When the singing and dancing ends, the announcer is left speechless. But he soon calls for the fifth match to begin. Kuririn and Jackie stare each other down until Kuririn flies at him with a punch. But Jackie hops backward to dodge it. Kuririn then kicks at him, but Jackie ducks it. Kuririn punches at him, and Jackie just barely leans back to avoid it. Kuririn next comes at him with a hard punch, but Jackie catches it with his bigger hand, and then they break. Jackie then whacks Kuririn in a flash, knocking him into the wall, where he says he didn't see a thing.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 24. This episode first aired approximately 10 months after this chapter was first published. There is very little anime-original material, other than extra commentary from Blooma, Oolong, and Puer.


There are also numerous other people, including spectators and Martial Arts Fest officials.


The events of this chapter take place at the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds, at the Fighting Stage and the area surrounding it.

This chapter takes place during Age 750, immediately after the events of the previous chapter.



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