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"Tambourine Draws Near!"
Kanji タンバリンがやってくる!
Rōmaji Tambarin ga Yatte Kuru!
Viz The Martial Artist Hunters
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 12
Previous Chapter 139
Next Chapter 141
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese September 1, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB106 & DB107
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Tambourine Draws Near!" (タンバリンがやってくる!, Tambarin ga Yatte Kuru!; Viz "The Martial Artist Hunters") is the one hundred fortieth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Piccolo Daimaō demands to know whom killed Cymbal to those aboard Pilaf's ship. Deciding to contact Tambourine in order to learn about Cymbal's killer quicker, he sents out a telepathic shout to his strongest child. 

Meanwhile, Tambourine is beating on Gilan, the latter declaring his strength while the prior laughing at his weakness. Gilan boasts of making it to the Tenkaichi Budōkai to which Tambourine states that's why he must die. Gilan spews out a wad of gummy substance to entwine around Piccolo's son, declaring that he can't move so he can finish him off. Tambourine breaks free of it easily, stating it was a good technique. Shouting out a final death threat, Tambourine dashes forward and thrusts his arm through Gilan's belly, effectively killing him. Declaring he's the sixth to die he sets off to kill his seventh target, Yamcha, taking off to fly high up into the sky. 

Contacted by his father in mid-flight, Tambourine informs Piccolo of his progress. Instructed to hold off from his given assignment he gravely informs a surprised Tambourine that Cymbal has been killed. Told to scour the area he was last scene and deal with the human who has done this, the spawn of Piccolo agrees to this command and swears he'll kill the human. 

Back at camp, Yajirobe complains that he's still hungry while Gokū informs him that he's in trouble. While adamant that he'll just eat more attackers, the young boy tells him they're after the Dragon Ball and that he should hand it over to him. Refusing outright and that he'll do as he likes, Gokū says he reminds him of his dead friend Kuririn. On the verge of departing from each other, Yajirobe says bye and Gokū says he wishes to see him again to which rubs Yajirobe the wrong way. Declaring that he needs the ball along with six others Gokū is about to explain their importance just before a low flying Tambourine comes in to search for Cymbal's killer. While Yajirobe salivates for a future meal, Gokū recognizes him instantly and calls out for him to come down. 

Telling Yajirobe that he's the one he wishes to fight, the obese man concedes to Gokū's wishes as long as he gets to eat him afterwards. When Tambourine lands on the ground he is shocked that he recognizes the young boy glaring at him from the distance.