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Chapter 43

The Mysterious Jackie Chun

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #43
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 4
Kanzenban: 3


It seems Kuririn has won as Jackie continues flying through the air. Yamcha thinks Jackie will do something if he really is the Almighty Fighting Master. As he flies out into the city and begins to fall toward the ground, Jackie says he has no choice. He positions his hands and fires a Kamehameha Wave at the ground, much to the shock of Yamcha and Gokuu. The blast propels Jackie backwards until he lands in the ring. Everyone stares in awe. Gokuu asks Jackie if that was a Kamehameha Wave, which the announcer overhears. The announcer says he has heard that the only person in the world who could use that ability was the Almighty Fighting Master. Yamcha is now positive that Jackie is the Almighty Fighting Master. Jackie offers his autograph to the girls as the announcer sings his praises.

Jackie prepares to resume the match, and Kuririn asks Gokuu what he should do. But Gokuu simply says to win, which Kuririn doesn't think is very good advice. Kuririn then rushes at Jackie, but Jackie jumps over him and Kuririn crashes head-first into the wall. Jackie laughs at this, which makes Kuririn angrier. Kuririn runs at Jackie again, but Jackie vanishes, leaving only an afterimage. The real Jackie is behind Kuririn, and he pops the boy on the back, knocking him out. Jackie walks away as the count begins, knowing the results already. The count soon reaches 10, and Jackie is declared the winner. Yamcha is impressed with Jackie's speed and use of afterimages as two officials carry Kuririn away on a stretcher.

The next match will determine who goes to the finals against Jackie Chun. In the waiting room, Yamcha bluntly says that Jackie is strong because he's the Almighty Fighting Master. Gokuu says that's impossible, since the Turtle Hermit doesn't have hair. Yamcha insists this is just a wig, and he grabs Jackie's hair and attempts to yank it off, but with no success. Yamcha then suggests that this is his real hair, and he normally wears a bald cap. When that is dismissed as ridiculous, Yamcha asks Gokuu to see if the old man smells like the Almighty Fighting Master. But Gokuu says there's a weird scent interfering. Jackie happens to be spraying perfume on himself, because he is a gentleman. The announcer then calls out Gokuu and Namu for the sixth match. As the two head to the ring, Yamcha remains suspicious about Jackie.


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, and in the waiting room. There is also a scene in the air above the Southern Capital, outside of the World's Best Martial Arts Fest grounds.

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



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  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)
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