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Dragon Ball/Chapter 001

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Dragon Ball/Chapter 002

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Official English Title Bloomers and the Monkey King (Viz)
Bulma and Son Goku
Kanji Title ブルマと孫悟空
Rōmaji Title Buruma to Son Gokū
Release date December 3rd, 1984
Media Manga
Studio or Magazine Weekly Shonen Jump
Scene Type Bath
Sex of Bathers Male
Length 2 pages
Timestamp or Pages
Segment Chapter

Dragon Ball chapter 1 is the first bathing scene in the Dragon Ball manga series.


Goku decides he is going to eat fish and sees a cliff and jumps off it. When he is at the river at the bottom of the cliff, he strips off his clothes and puts his tail into the water to fish with. A giant talking fish sees the tail and gets ready to attack it and as it comes to the surface, Goku dodges the fish and kills it with a kick. As the fish falls into the water, Goku goes Skinny Dipping to get the dead fish.


Appearing Tropes


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  • Akira Toriyama - Writer and Artist


This chapter was first released in Weekly Shonen Jump on December 3rd, 1984. It was compiled into the first manga volume published by Shueisha released on November 10th, 1985. It was first published by Viz Media in English in March 1998 in individual comic issue format. It was released in English in the first volume on March 2003.

Anime Differences

Anime version of this scene.
Path to Power version of this scene.
Main article: Dragon Ball/Episode 001

In the anime adaptation in episode 1, Goku does not voluntarily go the river as he ends up their from outrunning a sabertooth tiger. Just before Goku fishes, he is seen urinating after stripping.

This scene was also re-animated as the beginning scene in the remake film Dragon Ball: The Path to Power.


  • In the series, this chapter is part of a story arc that is under the names Son Goku arc, Saga of Goku or Emperor Pilaf Saga.

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