Dragon Ball Chapter 121

"Kuririn's Great Strategy"
Kanji クリリンの大作戦
Rōmaji Kuririn no Daisakusen
Viz Kuririn's Master Plan
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 11
Previous Chapter 120
Next Chapter 122
Arc 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese April 21, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB091
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Kuririn's Great Strategy" (クリリンの大作戦, Kuririn no Daisakusen; Viz "Kuririn's Master Plan") is the one hundred twenty-first chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Kuririn continues to charge his Kamehameha, despite Jackie Chun's insistence that an amateur's Kamehameha cannot sand up to the Dodonpa. Without hesitation, Chaozu releases his blast, and Kuririn dodges it at the last second, his intention never being to counter Chaozu's blast with his own. The blast connects, but Chaozu prevents himself from suffering a ring-out by floating. In spite of this, Jackie Chun is impressed by Kuririn's marked improvement, believing that had the Kamehameha been more than learned on the spot, Kuririn could have won.

The match continues, and Kuririn physically overwhelms Chaozu, before the latter uses his own Paralysis Technique to stop Kuririn in his tracks. Unable to move from the intense pain, the tides of the battle turned, and Chaozu began to dominate. On the spur of the moment, Kuririn decides to throw basic math questions at Chaozu, in an effort to deprive of is hands. It works, as Chaozu cannot solve the equations without counting on his fingers, and Kuririn counterattacks.

Restoring his psychic hold, Chaozu responds in kind with a math question that Kuririn solves easily. Chaozu, however, cannot solve Kuririn's next question without relying on his fingers once again, and Kuririn's next attack knocks Chaozu out of the ring. While Jackie Chun is proud of Kuririn, Tsuru Sennin surly notes that he should have taught Choazu arithmetic.

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