Dragon Ball Chapter 157

"An Immortal Showdown!!"
Kanji 不死身の決戦!!
Rōmaji Fujimi no Kessen!!
Viz The Immortal Battle
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 14
Previous Chapter 156
Next Chapter 158
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese January 12, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB120 & DB121
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"An Immortal Showdown!!" (不死身の決戦!!, Fujimi no Kessen!!; Viz "The Immortal Battle") is the one hundred fifty-seventh chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


With both combatants declaring to show the other their full power, the battle resumes itself. After the two combatants fiercely clash bows, Piccolo manages to connect a powerful punch with Gokū's back, sending the young fighter towards the ground, creating a large creater. Piccolo laughs over his victory, and Tenshinhan believes Gokū to be defeated.

However, from the crater, the incantation for the Kamehameha begins, and both Tenshinhan and Piccolo notice. Leaping out fo the crater, furious, Gokū releases a Kamehameha towards Piccolo. Raising his hands to block the energy beam, Gokū bends the tail of the beam, causing the blast to turn, snaking around Piccolo and hitting him in the back. Piccolo calls Gokū a monster at his display of power, but Gokū notes that merely makes them both monsters. Prepared to fight to the death, the physical battle picks up at high speed, while Tenshinhan can only gawk at how powerless he is.