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Dragon Ball ch 1 2
Official English Title Bloomers and the Monkey King
Kanji Title ブルマと孫悟空
Rōmaji Title Buruma to Son Gokū
Translated Title Bulma and Son Goku
Release date December 3rd, 1984
Writer Akira Toriyama
Artist Akira Toriyama
Studio Bird Studio
Length 2 pages
Related Dragon Ball episode 1 (anime adaptation)

Dragon Ball chapter 1 is the first bathing scene in the Dragon Ball manga and in the entire franchise.


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.

Adaptation Differences

Main article: Dragon Ball episode 1

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.


  • 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.





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


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