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"Tsuru Sennin's Curse, the Kikōhō!!"
Kanji 鶴仙人の怨念気功砲!!
Rōmaji Tsurusennin no Onnen Kikōhō!!
Literal English The Crane Hermit's Curse, the Ki Manipulation Cannon!!
Viz The Arms Race
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 11
Previous Chapter 131
Next Chapter 133
Arc 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese July 7, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB099 & DB100
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Tsuru Sennin's Curse, the Kikōhō!!" (鶴仙人の怨念気功砲!!, Tsurusennin no Onnen Kikōhō!!; Viz "The Arms Race"; Literally meaning "The Crane Hermit's Curse, the Ki Manipulation Cannon!!") is the one hundred thirty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Despite having betrayed his own teacher, Tenshinhan notes that he finally feels free. With the resolve to absolutely win the battle, Tenshinhan begins to prepare a new technique. At first, Chaoz believes it to be the Kikōhō, but reveals it to be the Fist of Four Bodies — Tenshinhan's fist of four arms. Having grown four additional arms out of his shoulder blades, Tenshinhan has left the entirety of the stadium shocked. With his four arms, Tenshinhan presses his advantage against Gokū, able to counter his techniques and strike back with the additional set.

After breaking away from Tenshinhan with a clever use of his tail, Gokū reveals the Hasshūken, moving his hands at such high speeds it appears as if he has eight. With his speed, Gokū manages to easily counter Tenshinhan's Shiyōken, causing him to retract the arms into his shoulders, realizing they won't work against Gokū's speed. Deciding to try a new tactic, Tenshinhan tells Gokū that his next attack could easily kill him, but he doesn't want to kill him, and implores Gokū to dodge. Muten Rōshi begs Tenshinhan to avoid using the Kikōhō, as the technique, while vastly outstripping the Kamehameha in terms of raw destruction power, but in exchange, the energy drain can be life threatening. Muten Rōshi outright calls it a forbidden technique.

Tenshinhan believes he isn't at risk, and begins to rise into the air. Gokū, being stubborn, refuses to move, despite his own teacher's warnings.