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Chapter 42

A Big Back-and-Forth Battle!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #42
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 4
Kanzenban: 3


Kuririn can't believe Jackie's amazing speed. But Gokuu was able to see the punch, so he tells Kuririn to look harder. Kuririn gets back to his feet, and he and Jackie face each other. Kuririn wonders if he really can see it. Then Jackie quickly comes at him, and Kuririn is able to see him after all. Something happens in the blink of an eye, and they break. The announcer didn't see a thing, but Gokuu did. Jackie says it's been a long time since someone could match his speed, and Kuririn says it's only natural, considering who his teacher is.

They come at each other again, and something happens in a flash. Then they break, facing away from each other, and Kuririn falls down. The count starts, and Gokuu cheers him on, until Kuririn finally gets up at 8. The announcer then interrupts and asks if they could explain what just happened. Jackie and Kuririn agree to demonstrate the events of that moment, slowly acting out everything and verbally explaining: Jackie and Kuririn walk towards each other, then Jackie kicks at Kuririn. But Kuririn ducks it, then punches at Jackie. But Jackie spits at him and Kuririn pulls back. Jackie then tries to come at Kuririn with a left, but Kuririn blows snot at him and Jackie pulls back.

Jackie takes a moment to think of a new strategy, as does Kuririn. Up until this point had taken about 0.2 seconds. Then Jackie suggests Paper-Rock-Scissors, and scissors (Jackie) beats paper (Kuririn). Jackie does the old "look over there" trick, and says he had jumped while Kuririn's head was turned. Jackie asks the announcer for some assistance with the jump scene. The announcer picks him up, and Jackie kicks Kuririn in the back of the head, then lands with his back to Kuririn. Jackie is done, and Kuririn calls the announcer over. The kick to the back of the head had sent Kuririn flying, and he flipped through the air once (the announcer has to flip him). Then Kuririn lands with his back to Jackie, and that's when it ended and he fell.

The announcer is very impressed with their speed. The two finally resume the fight and face each other, and Kuririn has a secret weapon he wants to try out. He pulls a pair of panties out of his shirt and tosses it into the middle of the ring. Jackie goes for it, and Kuririn takes the opportunity to jump at him with a kick, which sends Jackie flying into the air above the crowd. Gokuu cheers, while Yamcha thinks that the Almighty Fighting Master couldn't possibly lose like this. The victory seems certain for Kuririn.


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.



  1. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 4: Daikesshousen. Japan: Shueisha, 1986.
  2. "DB Story Index 01-22". Dragon Ball Landmark: Shounen-hen ~ Furiiza-hen. 2003. (p. 123)
  3. "Kuririn Hisshi no Daikoubousen". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 6 Aug. 1986.
  4. "All Story Digest". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1995. (vol 3, p. 210)
  5. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 30: Jaaku na Yokan. Japan: Shueisha, 1992.
  6. "Chronological Table of DB World". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1996. (vol 7, p. 24-25)
  7. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 3: Tenkaichi Budoukai Hajimaru!!. Japan: Shueisha, 1986.
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