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"In Search of Kame Sennin"
Kanji 亀仙人をたずねて
Rōmaji Kamesennin o Tazunete
Literal English In Search of The Turtle Hermit
Viz In Search of Kame-Sen'nin
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 2
Previous Chapter 11
Next Chapter 13
Arc Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Japanese December 5, 1984
English August 13, 2002
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB007
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"In Search of Kame Sennin" (亀仙人をたずねて, Kamesennin o Tazunete; Viz "In Search of Kame-Sen'nin"; Literally meaning "In Search of the Turtle Hermit") is the twelfth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Gyūmaō asks for his master's residence, Bulma recalls of Rōshi living off the coast, much to the Demon Lord's excitement. Gyūmaō also learns that Gokū is the grandson of his fellow disciple Son Gohan from observing the boy's Nyoibō, causing the Demon Lord to befriend Gokū as Yamcha anticipated from watching on away from view with Puar. While Bulma and Oolong are astonished at Rōshi and Gokū's powers respectively, the Demon Lord requests of Gokū to obtain his master's Bashōsen to blow away the flames from his castle in exchange of the Dragon Ball he possesses.

Gyūmaō also asks that Gokū find his daughter Chi-Chi, offering to make her Gokū's bride in the future in addition with exchanging the Dragon Ball for the powerful fan. As the Demon Lord shows a picture of his daughter, Yamcha and Puar are shocked to recognize the girl in the picture as the girl Yamcha knocked out earlier on. The bandits drive off to find and wake up Chi-Chi in fear of getting killed by her father. After Yamcha deceives a now awakened Chi-Chi into thinking he has affection towards her, Gokū arrives and spots the young girl, though not before the bandits run off to hide.

Before Gokū escorts Chi-Chi on his Kintoun, the young girl pulls his tail in order to get on, leading a vulnerable Gokū to reveal the pulling of his tail as his weakness, much to Yamcha and Puar's exhilaration from overhearing, as they are confident they can beat Gokū and obtain the Dragon Balls. As Gokū and Chi-Chi soar through the sky, Gokū is curious to figure out Chi-Chi's gender by patting her between her legs, leading the girl to push Gokū off the flying cloud, and then fall in love with Gokū shortly after.

After Gyūmaō, Bulma and Oolong ponder of Gokū's actions at the same time while the young boy and Chi-Chi are flying through the air, Gokū eventually learns of Rōshi's residence from a talking dolphin, leading Gokū and Chi-Chi to find the master and Umigame on his island.