Dragon Ball Chapter 163

"The Temple"
Kanji 神殿
Rōmaji Shinden
Viz The Heaven of Kami-sama
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 14
Previous Chapter 162
Next Chapter 164
Arc Piccolo Daimaō Arc
Japanese February 23, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB124
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Temple" (神殿, Shinden; Viz "The Heaven of Kami-sama") is the one hundred sixty-third chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Karin tells Gokū that God will test him, though to not worry as he won't die. With the Nyoibō, Gokū races towards the Palace of God, with Karin behind ominously noting that the face of God will seem familiar to the boy.

Connecting with the palace, Gokū clambers up a ladder, and is greeted by not God, but a being who introduces himself as God's servant, Mr. Popo. As Gokū has defeated Piccolo, and has the bell symbolizing him as the chosen, he is eligible to try the test — defeating Mr. Popo in battle.

Despite his confidence, Gokū cannot land a hit on Mr. Popo, who decides that Gokū is weak. With little effort, Mr. Popo fends off Gokū, and declares him to be far too weak to meet with God, and that he should simply return home.

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