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Chapter 49

Jackie Chun Strikes Back

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #49
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 5
Kanzenban: 4


Jackie is angry, while Gokuu begins to scratch himself like a monkey. The old man attempts a low kick, but Gokuu does a backflip to avoid it. Jackie then throws a few punches, yet Gokuu dodges all of those, too. Gokuu then scratches his rear end while making monkey noises. A frustrated Jackie tries to grab him, but Gokuu jumps up and does a handstand on Jackie's head. Jackie then tries to kick him away, only for Gokuu to jump behind him, landing on all fours. From there, Gokuu leaps over Jackie, avoiding a punch and landing on his belly. The boy then uses his tail to trip Jackie, and he next climbs onto Jackie's fallen body to scratch up his face. Jackie angrily recovers as Gokuu declares that this is Monkey Fist.

Jackie states that Gokuu will lose as he begins to eerily wave his hands around. He then starts chanting, slowly lulling Gokuu to sleep. Gokuu soon collapses, and Jackie calls that technique Good Boys Go to Sleep Fist. The announcer complains that that was more like hypnotism than martial arts, but Jackie tells him to just hurry and count. Blooma and Oolong try shouting at Gokuu, but Jackie says he's the only one that can wake him. Yamcha and Kuririn try shouting as well, while Jackie thinks losing will be good for Gokuu. But at the count of 9, Blooma gets the idea to shout that it's time to eat. Gokuu wakes instantly and frantically runs around asking for the food. Jackie can't believe this, while Gokuu's friends feel relieved. Gokuu then asks the announcer where the food is, so the announcer tells him he can eat after the match.

Gokuu thus intends to end things quickly. He charges at Jackie with a Rock-Paper-Scissors Rock, followed by a Scissors, and then a Paper, but Jackie easily blocks all of them. Gokuu can't believe this, since Rock-Paper-Scissors is supposed to be unique to his grandpa, yet Jackie is already familiar with it. But Gokuu decides to try again anyway. He calls out Paper, but does a punch instead, knocking Jackie to the ground. A count begins, but Jackie returns to his feet at 4. The old man realizes he has no choice but to use a certain dangerous technique.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 26 and Dragon Ball 27. These episodes first aired approximately 9 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes extensions to the Monkey Fist scene, and other minor additions and alterations.


There are also numerous other people, such as spectators.


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, shortly 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. "Gokuu · Saidai no Pinchi". Dragon Ball. Fuji TV. 27 Aug. 1986.
  5. "All Story Digest". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1995. (vol 3, p. 211)
  6. Toriyama, Akira. Dragon Ball 30: Jaaku na Yokan. Japan: Shueisha, 1992.
  7. "Chronological Table of DB World". Dragon Ball Daizenshuu. 1996. (vol 7, p. 24-25)
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