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Chapter 46

The Big Finals

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #46
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 4
Kanzenban: 4


Kuririn runs out to the ring and celebrates with Gokuu as everyone else cheers for him. Except for Jackie, who ponders the boy's skill. Namu then climbs backs into the ring and congratulates Gokuu, and the announcer states that there will be a 10 minute break before the final match begins. Moments later, Namu gathers his things in the waiting area and prepares to leave, disappointed about returning home empty-handed. But Jackie tosses him a capsule and explains that he can fill it with lots of water to bring home. Namu wonders how he knows about the water, so Jackie confesses that he really is the Almighty Fighting Master.

This shocks Namu, and he asks why the old man is in disguise. So Jackie explains that his two students, Kuririn and Gokuu, have both exceeded his expectations. Especially Gokuu, who has unbelievable hidden power. He feared they might actually win, and he didn't think they were mature enough to handle the victory. So to help them grow as martial artists, he is competing in disguise to teach them that the world is a big place, with many strong opponents out there. Namu then asks him about the hair, and Jackie says it really is a wig, but he glued it on. Although Namu is honored to have had this talk, he says that he still doesn't have money to buy the water to put into the capsule. But Jackie points to a nearby well, where Namu can take all the water he wants for free. The announcer then calls out Jackie and Gokuu. Before he leaves, however, Jackie has a favor to ask of Namu.

As the announcer hypes things up to the crowd, Kuririn cheers on Gokuu, while Yamcha teases Jackie about losing to his student. Jackie again refutes his claims, then points out to the "real" Almighty Fighting Master in the audience. This finally convinces Yamcha, and he shares the news with Kuririn and Gokuu. Meanwhile, Namu removes his Turtle Hermit disguise and departs. Gokuu then heads to the ring, expressing his excitement about fighting this strong old man. Jackie, on the other hand, realizes he can't take this match lightly. The two of them stare each other down until the announcer calls for the finals to begin. Jackie starts things off by rushing towards Gokuu.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 25 and Dragon Ball 26. These episodes first aired approximately 10 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes an extra conversation in the waiting room, and an interview before the start of the final match.


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 somewhere outside the Martial Arts Temple Main Building near a well.

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



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