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Chapter 47

Kamehameha Wave

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #47
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 4
Kanzenban: 4


Jackie continues charging toward Gokuu, but Gokuu leaps into the air at the last second to avoid him. Jackie thus backflips into the air and delivers a flying kick to Gokuu. Gokuu is knocked far into the distance as Jackie lands back in the ring. Kuririn and Yamcha worry about the apparent early ring out, since the Somersault Cloud is off-limits this time. Jackie did not expect to win so easily, while Gokuu flies through the air wondering what to do. Jackie begins to celebrate his victory, but is interrupted when the audience spots something: Gokuu, who is spinning his tail like a helicopter and slowly flying back to the ring.

Jackie is annoyed by the way he managed to escape trouble. Gokuu explains that he had considered using a Kamehameha Wave to propel himself just as Jackie did, but he decided to save that for later. Jackie doubts that Gokuu can do a Kamehameha Wave as well as himself, but Gokuu insists he can. So Jackie decides to show the boy the power of a proper Kamehameha Wave from the creator. As he prepares it, Gokuu begins preparing one of his own. Jackie then unleashes his blast, and Gokuu launches his in turn. The two Kamehameha Waves collide halfway and then vanish as the creators are knocked off their feet. Gokuu says that was a Reverse Kamehameha Wave. Jackie can't believe this, and he realizes he'll have to come up with a new strategy to beat Gokuu.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 26. This episode first aired approximately 9 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes a sub-plot in which Gokuu catches Jackie in a few lies, and other minor additions and alterations.


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. 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. "Kesshousen da!! Kamehameha". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 20 Aug. 1986.
  4. "All Story Digest". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1995. (vol 3, p. 211)
  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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