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Dragon Ball Chapter 153

"Tenshinhan's Determination!!"
Kanji 天津飯の決意!!
Rōmaji Tenshinhan no Ketsui!!
Viz Tenshinhan's Decision!!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 13
Previous Chapter 152
Next Chapter 154
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese December 1, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB118
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Tenshinhan's Determination!!" (天津飯の決意!!, Tenshinhan no Ketsui!!; Viz "Tenshinhan's Decision!!") is the one hundred fifty-third chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Despite their new-found freedoms, Piccolo informs the Earthlings that it will come with a price. There are 43 sectors of the planet, and thus, every May 9th, the day of Piccolo's coronation, he intends to destroy one of the sectors by drawing one of 43 papers from an urn. As an enraged Tenshinhan rushes to Piccolo, the Great Demon King draws the number 29 — the number that corresponds to the Western Capital. In a panic, Bulma urges Tenshinhan to defeat Piccolo, and he readily agrees, but not before informing them that he will truly die when he uses the Mafūba, as Piccolo destroyed Shenron. Arriving at the castle shortly, Tenshinhan challenges Piccolo.

Meanwhile, Gokū is racing towards the castle on Kintoun, desperately trying to make it.

Piccolo descends to the ground, and tells Tenshinhan to come down and meet him. With confidence, Tenshinhan grabs the rice cooker, only to see that the side is cracked open; during training, he broke the cooker. However, Tenshinhan believes he won't need the Mafūba to secure a victory, and descends to meet Piccolo as well. Deciding against dirtying his hands in a battle with Tenshinhan, Piccolo spits out an egg, and from the egg hatches a demon Piccolo calls Drum. Tenshinhan, however, still believes he'll dispatch the newborn demon easily.

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