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Chapter 51

Huge Uproar at the World's Best Martial Arts Fest!!

Author: 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama
Weekly Jump Issue: 1985 #51
Pages: 14
Color Pages: No
Tankoubon: 5
Kanzenban: 4


The announcer wonders what sort of ability Gokuu has used to turn into a giant monkey, while Blooma says that her worst fear has come true. Jackie then screams in disbelief as Gokuu breaks free of the electricity. Gokuu begins smashing the main building, grabbing a chunk of the roof and tossing it aside as people run away screaming. The announcer says that he cannot run away because of his role as judge, but Jackie says he has it worse, since running away would be a ringout. As Gokuu continues smashing up the building, Kuririn yells at him to stop this technique and return to normal, only to have a chunk of wall thrown his way. Yamcha then explains that this is not a technique. Gokuu just turns into a monster when he sees the full moon. Jackie hears this and realizes there's only one solution.

After just barely avoiding Gokuu's giant foot, Jackie becomes serious and tosses his shirt aside. Yamcha tells Puer they'll handle this the way they did before: Yamcha will grab Gokuu's tail, and Puer will turn into a sword and cut it off. But Oolong points Yamcha to the old man, who has suddenly bulked up (just as he did at Mount Frypan). Jackie looks up at Gokuu and announces Kamehameha Wave Max Power. Yamcha then realizes Jackie plans to kill Gokuu and tries to stop him. But he is too late, because Jackie successfully fires a large Kamehameha Wave in Gokuu's direction. There is an explosion, and when everything clears, Kuririn begins to ask where Gokuu is. He sadly shouts that Gokuu has died.


The events of this chapter are depicted in Dragon Ball 27. This episode first aired approximately 9 months after this chapter was first published. Anime-original material includes a few dialogue changes related to the defeat of Great Monkey Gokuu, 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.

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



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